The Crayboth Gryganull is another painfully complex name to spell - how the Onell Design crew come up with these titles is beyond my creative capacity, but I applaud them for it. The colors reminded me of DX Callgrim Fragarian, a 2012 release and (I believe) the most recent figure from that line I've picked up. The colors don't match - but it certainly does carry forward a Strawberry Shortcake sort of motif, or maybe it also recalls some Japanese line I haven't seen yet. Regardless, Gryganull is paired with the green Grellanym, which is basically its opposite. The two starred in a really fun shooter game posted on Onell Design last May, where you had the two little guys escaping a block base. Good times.
I have changed my Crayboth-buying hobby to a Crayboth-buying habit, so I've got probably three dozen or more of the little buggers now - there's a new one in almost every Onell Design release, and this particular drop had four. These were the first new painted Crays in quite some time, and they were joined by solid blue and yellow Glyaxia-themed ones.
Unlike many of the other Onell Design figures, the Crayboth have never had any alternate heads or tooling - the same, crab-like, Battle Beasts-ish build continues production in new colors fairly regularly after a hiatus a while back. It's rare that a new series comes without one of the little guys, each of which are a little bit over an inch and change. I'm curious if we'll ever see larger versions of them or perhaps new heads or arms, but at this point the tradition of the right hand looking like the arm of Samus Aran or Mega Man seems to be unbreakable - besides, it'd just be weird to tweak it now. The left hand continues to be a three-fingered claw of sorts, unable to hold anything in particular but looking menacing all the same.
Painted Crayboth figures are far and few between as of late, with the "Standard" version being one of the very few releases in the past year. This one lacks panel lines, but it does keep thegreen eyes, emitter, thighs, and shoulders. The only thing that could be better would be glow-in-the-dark highlights, as it is this little guy shines nicely in nearly any situation.
While you don't need more of these by now - and since they sold out in minutes, you can't get one anyway - the figures continue to be nifty additions to any growing Glyos horde. I appreciate the return of paint, even with the higher price tag. I hope we see more of these and I'd be delighted of the Onell crew continues to play around with the paint masks. This watermelon-flavored duo plus the Crayboth Eaglet really do add to the variety of the seemingly endless Crayboth collection.
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