Onell Design Lost Sincrodrone Eta Onell Design, 2020
Day #2,221: August 13, 2020
Lost Sincrodrone Eta Bubblegum, Bubblegum, in a Sincrodrone
Glyos System Series
Item No.: No. n/a Manufacturer:Onell Design Includes:Nothing Action Feature:Pops apart, customize it if you dare Retail:$7.00 Availability: May 25, 2020 Other: From here to Toyfinity
When I first got into Glyos about 10 years ago, they were pretty cheap. Fully painted figures came boxed - boxed! - for under $10, with panel lines and a little paper slip inside. Rising material and labor costs have put a stop to that, but once in a while you can still got some cheap figures like the Lost Sincrodrone Eta. This bright pink figure is basically just some existing parts in a unique configuration. It was worth the seven bucks just to have a friendly robot fire hydrant around.
You might recognize elements from the Zeroid mold, like a blaster arm and an open fist hand. It looks like it could be one of Dr. Wily's hordes from a Mega Man game, or some weird background robot from the yellowing pages of a newsprint comic book. This is a great example of the "LEGO set action figure" ethos from the line's early days, showing you the hidden potential in each of these kits if you happen to have an eye to see these things. (I don't, I need to have it pointed out to me.) The bright pink figure has darker painted pieces to give you some contrast, and the figure's "head" is capped by a blue circle. It's kind of like R2-D2, but with a different shape and a unique logo.
It's about a hair under 2 1/2-inches tall, in line with your Pheydens and Imaginext figures. You can move the arms and hands, and that's great. You can also rotate the head, but it's not going to make much of a difference.
I wish I had this 7 or 8 years ago - before my shelves got packed with Pheydens, these weird one-off reconfigured sacks of parts are a great way to build out a Glyos collection without Team Onell Design to have to do new molds. I love that it's a new thing made out of old things - which, admittedly, I could probably have built if I had the imagination. I hope they do a few more figures like this one in other colors, just because it's a different kind of a thing to add to your Gobons and Armorvors and goodness knows what else.
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