Spy Monkey Creations Review
Chalybeous – The Hammer of War

The sculpt itself is on par with the bar SMC set way back with the Master Blade of the Empyrean and even though it’s called a hammer, you can flip it around and call it an axe if you really want to, I won’t tell.

Chalybeous features more paint than I’m used to with an SMC item and it’s appreciated. One thing I did note was that I was putting the Hammer into Tytus’ hand a little rougher than I should’ve been and scratched a bit of paint on the hilt. If you have one or can hopefully snag one in the future (hopefully SMC will do a third batch before too long) you will need to take a little more caution than I did and place it in his hand more carefully.

Overall, this is another nice piece from SMC. The size/scale is great with Tytus and I appreciate the little visual touches to the sculpt (like the “tenderizers” on the hammer’s business end) that match up well with Tytus and make it a natural fit for him. But if you missed out on the Heroic Giant Warlord or simply passed on him, the Hammer can be used with a variety of other figures.

10 thoughts on “Spy Monkey Creations Review
Chalybeous – The Hammer of War

  1. It’s clever contraptions like Whack-A-He-Mole that keep me collecting toys. Welcome back.

  2. Welcome back, happy to hear the IAT crew is doing well after the tornados. Thank you for such a fun review of good ol’ Chalybeous. The Galactus pic had be actually ‘guffaw’ out loud. Next product should be on its way to you in a week or 2.

  3. I know that it’s actually Chalybeous talking in the Frost Giant pic, but it just seemed so much funnier to me when I thought it was the Frost Giant talking.

    Thanks for being seemingly the first and only reviewer to show a “thickness” angle for this guy. Almost every site only shows profile shots, so much that you can barely tell it’s got a hammer end.

    Had I a chance to pick him up, I was considering getting him to be a new weapon for Roboto. Is the handle to thick for regular MOTUC figures?

    1. If you want it to be the Frost Giant, I won’t tell. 😉

      I tried to make sure to get a pic of it from each angle, but a few of the pics ended up not making the cut.

      A lot of them won’t be able too, but I’ll have to check on Roboto. The handle is equivalent to the upper portion of Skeletor’s havoc staff. He didn’t require any manipulation to get him to hold it – though it did have to be balanced – his wrist joint was to weak to hold the weight.

  4. First off — Welcome back glad you were able to get back up and running so soon. I passed on Tytus, but the Hammer looks like it would be a great add for one of many figures.Thanks for the fun look at the secret life of weapons.
    I’m glad to see she got her store fixed up too 😉 Have you thought about giving her a new ‘Do’ Catras’ hair would work well for her….

    1. Thanks!

      It is kind of a “secret life of weapons”! I hadn’t thought of that. LOL

      I do actually need to touch up her hair, the “roots” are starting to show through after all.

  5. no pics in gy-gor’s hand? what kind of slackjaw would omit such a necessary pick?

    JK homeslice, nice to have you back. sense of humor… CHECK! great photos… CHECK! fun review? CHECK! yup, looks like IAT is back running on all cylinders.

  6. Yeah, I gave this guy to Gy-Gor (I refuse to pick up a Tytus or Megator while Hasbro can put out a Frost Giant for less and with more articulation). I think Gy-Gor looks sweet with it.

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