Surprises are fun, and the Traveler Xycoss Clone was surprising design taking cues from a few of the Adventure People-themed figures from 2017. The sub-line was a treat, and this clear red figure has silver markings while the Rayexx and Pheytron figures sported other colors. The Traveler Xycoss Clone isn't as ornate, but it's plenty cool.
The core figure is a clear red Pheyden with a few silver highlights.
I don't get the callback if this was a reference to another toy, but I like it. As time marches forward we have less insight as to the names or story behind these figures, so you'll be wanting to enjoy this one on its own merits. It's clear red with a silver dome and silver belt, both of which are painted perfectly. There's a silver robot tampo on the chest, with a hint of black. It pops nicely, while a white dot not-quite-fills the eye, resembling a number of classic action figures.
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. Yes, I reused that paragraph. It's true.
A lot of figures share paint masks, and this one comes off as a nifty alternate take on so many of 2017's pretty stunning releases. I'm writing this review in advance just before Christmas - I hate to shatter the illusion - and he's decorating a tiny Playmobil Christmas tree right now. I've got a smattering of Glyos and Star Wars on my desk, and I don't know if this awesome red figure will stay when the tree goes - but it's a good desk figure. Wrist joints and a decent small stature make it about right to hold up office supplies or interact with other desk debris, so I remain bullish on buying some (but not all) Glyos figures as desk toys. I wish there were more big brands in there, because I don't get tired of popping apart figures or swapping heads while I'm on the phone with people. Also, I have far too many of these things.
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