With the plethora of recent 7th Market releases (SMC, OSM, OMFG!), it’s been awhile since I’ve gotten to review Glyos! I try not to open toys until closer to their review, so I’ve been dying to get caught up. Let’s jump back into the Glyos System with the Gendrone Shock Force!
Since I’ve previously reviewed most of the basic sculpts here (Gobon, Argen-Intro to Glyos Article, Phaseon Revolutionary) this review will be relatively brief.* I have yet to review the Glyan, but I’m saving that bacon. I’ve got a whole slew of Glyans in assorted colors and they’ll get their own IAT feature sometime in the near future. So this review should just be a couple paragraphs and about a dozen pics in the Page 2 Gallery.
* – I said that the other day about Stay Puft and it ran long, hopefully I’ll have better self control in the next hour.
Last year, Onell Design put “silver” in the vault so to speak. At first, I was a little disappointed because (as evidenced by my past Glyos review) silver is my favorite colorway. But, as we should all know by now, I should’ve had more faith in Matt & Co. Since silver took a hiatus, the drops have rolled out new metallic colors. First there was gold which proved very popular around here.* Then came a cool metallic green and finally the metallic purple featured on these figures.
* – Dear Matt, My wife wants to know when you’re making a Goldbon. I hear about it every time I mention Glyos…
This purple color denotes these guys as a subgroup called “Gendrone Shock Force”. Gendrones are the robotic portion of the Glyos world and, while we only know small bits of the overall story, we do know that some of the Gendrones have rebelled against their creators. Since there’s little information currently available, I tend to fill in the gaps with the figures I have (which I assume is somewhat intended). On the Glyos Blog, Matt showed a Shock Force with more than a dozen members indicating that it could be a significant battalion storywise (or if you have unlimited funds!). Here at IAT, I have four. That means my Shock Force is a very specialized insurgent team. I don’t mind one bit though as I love them as a four-man group – particularly when I think about how the Gobon “ain’t gettin’ on no plane” or that Argen “loves it when a plan comes together”. (I just need a Glyos Van and I’ll be all set.)
While we don’t know much about the Gendrone Shock Force, we do know that the colors pay homage to one of the creepier Decepticons: Shockwave. I’ve always loved Shockwave myself, but never owned a toy of him (unless you count the one where he transformed into a Mazda RX-8 – no? Yeah, I don’t either…). That lack of Shockwave pretty much ensures I love these colors.
As normal, the figs are completely molded in the base color and then painted up with the wash in the lines and the yellow in the visors. Like most recent releases, a tampo has been worked into the release as well. The tampo on these figures identifies them as part of the Gendrone Revolution. Continue to the Page 2 Gallery…