The Outer Space Men, LLC Outer Space Men White Star Cthulhu Nautilus Action Figure The Outer Space Men, LLC, 2019
Day #2,247: November 12, 2020
White Star Cthulhu Nautilus Descendant of the Elder Gods
Outer Space Men White Star Figures
Item No.: n/a Manufacturer:The Outer Space Men Includes:Wings, staff, tail, alternate shins Action Feature:Pops apart Retail:$25.00 Availability: June 16, 2019 Other: Pale Space Monster
I shot pictures for this Outer Space MenWhite Star Cthulhu Nautilus last year 0 I got a lot of awesome figures I keep meaning to get back to, but we've been doing Transformers Tuesdays here and I'm hoping to mix things up on Thursday. I also was considering putting FOTD to rest this year because it's draining, but since I'm not going anywhere I guess it's good to do something.
If you bought Cthulhu Nautilus [FOTD #2,015], it's a lot like him - but white. Molded in colro, the figure has painted blue eyes and a chest. As with the others, it's great for customs or seeing the sculpted detail that you might have missed in the painted versions. The figure takes elements from Mystron, Astro-Nautilus, and Orbitron to give you the alien being of your nightmares. I think it's great, and I wish they'd do more painted versions of it.
The big blue eyes don't draw attention away from the segmented head, complete with tentacles galore. It's like some sort of nightmare cephalopod/bat/bug turducken, complete with devilish blue trident. Articulation is good, with numerous removable, articulated pieces allowing you to pop off almost anything that doesn't suit your needs. Each tentacle arm is two jointed piece, the tail is removable and jointed, the neck is jointed, and for some reason the torso has two joints in it. It doesn't do anything to improve the figure - it's just a nice bonus.
If you're old, you'll appreciate that this figure is fully compatible with Glyos system figures from Onell Design and others while being scaled with classic 3 3/4-inch action figure lines. The joints are all swivels, so you can potentially put him in vintage Kenner-era Star Wars vehicles - if you pop off the tail. And maybe the wings. And possibly the lower tentacles. This is a lot of figure. While most other figures include alternate bent elbows, this one has alternate shins - you can make him a little taller if you want. It's nice to have the option, but I've never found myself wanting to alter this function - whatever they decided would be fine by me.
With price increases and a slightly less rabid (and aging) fanbase, the good news is that you can still pick a lot of these guys up from TheOuterSpaceMen.com for the regular price. People also sometimes dump collections on eBay, and I'm incredibly fond of this line - even if it has gotten a little bloated with many colorways that are all more similar in recent years. I'd love to see more variety in terms of color, but we got a complete set of all the characters in white, and in glow, and now it looks like we're on track for a complete blue glow set too. They're neat, but I'd still love to see new painted characters or other colors to make things interesting.
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