Along with the Kugarrec and Arthrodak flavors, the Armorvor Neo Wyverillian dropped three new heads on us all at once - which is kind of stunning, given the Armorvor has only been a Wolf and Neo-Granthan for the last 8 years. Due to Matt Doughty's hesitance to waste anything, this figure is particularly curious - the dragon head is painted grey plastic, and the wings are molded in red plastic. What other parts are hiding out there for future release?
After nearly a decade of being a winking reference to Battle Beasts, the covert goes to overt by effectively making a black and red Glyos tribute to Laser Beasts Skull Grotess, and of course now I'm dying for a gold armor/green skin variant. I assume it's coming but until then, we've got this awesome black and red debut version. While no staffs or weapons are included, you can probably steal some from other figures.
Thanks to the horns, the figure stands about 3-inches tall. The wings aren't terribly snug, but they hold well enough for this release. The body is the same mold you've seen before, but it's customizable thanks to various plugs and pegs. As such, new colors, a new head, and a new accessory can make for a new-enough figure that's exciting and worth paying for in this era of inflation and global toy nuttiness. The color layout is very similar to that of the Neo-Granthans, with different color choices making this one stand out a bit.
The head is amazingly detailed, with tons of scales, big teeth, bigger horns, and what seems to be like a hidden horned and bearded cyborg on the back. It may be my imagination but I can see eyes and a nose in here - perhaps a future redeco will exploit this bonus face? Until then, the main one is incredible. After years of indie beasts and mass-market ones and Japanese ones, it might be the most beautiful yet - in part thanks to the red paint over the plastic. It really makes every scale and wrinkle pop, with eyes that are somehow consistent with the other unarmored heads.
The Armorvor has always had the most potential of the Glyos line, with a generic-but-adaptable body being only as good as the heads you can bolt to the torso. While we've had great heads, we haven't had many of them - and now we've got a whole bunch more. I hope there's ample reason to create more going forward, as it feels like an eternity between new creature heads. With the new head and wings, a $5 price increase since the last release of the mold is a little rough but hey, new head. Onell Design didn't skip on the paint or the detail here, so I'd be inclined to say I love it enough to buy one or more. Depending on how many they make I could see buying many more, especially when I hope they do some sort of Laserrian Shadow Wyverillian some day.
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