First there was the Armodoc, then there was the Syclodoc. Early this year it evolved into Syclowave, a big purple guy inspired by Phil Reed of Battlegrip.com as well as Transformers. It sold out incredibly quickly, no doubt due to it being a relatively new head design combined with an awesome homage and the generally rabid nature of Glyos fans. It hasn't exactly caught fire on the secondary market, which is good as it means you may be able to get one at a price that's not too high... the few on eBay as of my writing this didn't sell due to the higher starting bid prices.
This beefy figure is unique in that it's the first Syclodoc to come with only one head, which should cause you less stress in terms of how to display it. The figure stands about 4 1/2-inches tall and is made of 11 pieces of hollow vinyl, giving our friend 10 points of articulation. He has more paint than the previous release, wth some added purple on the chest bringing out more color and mimicking the unique pattern on the original Transformers Shockwave toy. The yellow eye also pays homage to the original design, and the gun - now on the left fist - adds to the tribute. Since there's no real connection to the Decepticons, a symbol for Glyaxia Command appears on the left shoulder which is unusual as the previous (and subsequent) release had it on the right.
While not pictured, the toy comes in an open, clear plastic bag. I don't know where the picture went. Odd. Anyway.
As with before, you can swap parts with some other Glyos pieces. The head and waist joints are roughly the same size as the Core Block and Rig midsections, while the arms are roughly the same size as the Rig arms. Since the vinyl is sort of tough to pull out, I opted to just leave it as is for the pictures. This is easily one of my favorite figures, particularly since I had skipped out on the Shockwave Mighty Muggs toy. It's by no means the same thing, but it scratched the itch for me. If you only get one Armodoc, I'd suggest this one. Unless you have to be the cool guy who gets the even more obscure reference Glyos figure, in which case the Syclodoc Reydurran Infiltrator is the toy for you. (That's based on the grey Radio Shack Galaxy Man toy.)
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