Another success in the mad science that is Adventure People cloning, Neo Astrovos was a mystery figure in June for just $12.00. Surprisingly, the Fisher-Price homage wasn't added to the Glyos database like many other mystery figures. Why? I have no idea.
The blue Neo Sarvos is basically what you're used to with a few minor changes. This time around, a standard Pheyden body was upgraded with the full kit of armor used to make a Neo Sarvos or Varteryx, and since the company hates waste you get all these extra pieces as a bonus.
The base Sarvos has been decked out in blue with a familiar red armor pattern, an orange visor, and a fake mustache. That's what the brown squiggle is - that's attention to detail. The hands and feet are painted silver like the original, and in a deco that may look similar to the taller Sears Snaggletooth figure. The 1970s (and 1980s, and 1990s) silver paint had a nasty habit of rubbing off with play, which is less likely here due to the adult collector-ness of it all and the stronger paint out of the Glyos factory. Or so I assume. Why take the risk?
Articulation of this 2 3/4-inch action figure is typical Glyos fare with each joint being removable. 12 meaningful points of articulation await you, and the figure can stand or sit with the best of them thanks to clear joints and huge feet. The figure is also sized about right to play with Playmobil or Imaginext toys.
The smooth sculpting with Matt Doughty's house style of engraved lines comes through here nicely. I appreciate the extra heads, although I don't know that the armor is going to improve the homage - just the base figure is more than good as it is. The colorful yellow beak on the orange feathered head is a nice bonus, and I doubt many would complain about the extra pieces to use on other creations were one so inclined. I'm happy with the base figure, although I don't love it as much as Pheytron, Clawtron, and Phanoid. (Those had some swell tampos, too.) I'd rather have seen this deco applied to a different figure, but it looks good. The colors are accurate and the gag is an easy one to get, so fans of older space toys might want to go ahead and get this one.
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