While I’ve been busy rushing my way through 2013 (April? Really?) one thing that’s fallen by the wayside is our Glyos & OSM coverage. While I still owe them a review for two of the 4H Cosmic Creator figures (Sorry, guys!), the 4H were kind enough to send along a samples of their newest release!
In regards to being behind on OSM News, I’ve got some I’ll try to get up later today including Wave 3 & 4 of Mel Birnkrant’s Cosmic Creators set being available at the official OSM site, theouterspacemen.com. The set sells for $80, is limited to 200 pieces, and will be signed by Mr. Birnkrant himself. I love the CC editions – that blue Comet in particular – and I’ll be snagging a set.
I’ve fallen a bit behind on the OSM overall. In addition to the above set, Waves 5 & 6 and the Deluxe Cyclops also received Beta & Galactic Holiday sets that I need to track down. Nothing hits that point home like having Cyclops in hand.
I already knew that Cyclops would be massive thanks to the SDCC release, but I tell you there is nothing quite as impressive about the Outer Space Men line as getting the first painted version in hand. The sculpts just come alive under the proper colors and they’ve bowled me over eight out of nine times (sorry Alpha). And I know I say this each time, but Cyclops is vying to be one of my favorite figures.
The first thing I like about Cyclops is the size. The SDCC version was packaged in a white box since he wouldn’t fit on the standard card and I was expecting that to simply be how the “deluxe” figures would be packed. Luckily, I was wrong! The Infinity Edition of Cyclops comes in a matching, but enlarged blister card and it’s great to have him in a matching set. I’m not an MOCer (who I would guess appreciate this decision most), but I do keep all the OSM packaging because it’s just too cool to toss out. The packages are resealable, so it’s also a great way to store any figures not on display and having Cyclops on the blister instead of the stray white box will come in handy (you have no idea how much digging I had to do track down the white box for the photo shoot, it didn’t make the move in an orderly manner).
Anyway, but that’s the box, right? Cyclops clocks in at about 5”. He’s the biggest OSM to date and he makes his presence known by towering over the group. Heck, while some of the earliest figures came in shorter than the Modern Joes, Cyclops beats out the new Rock/Roadblock GI Joe, who is bigger than most other Joe figures already. I can’t wait to get in Colossus Rex and put the pair together – or hey, the whole original group really! Gamma & Rex can’t come fast enough. Continue to Page 2…
12 thoughts on “Outer Space Men Cyclops
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uh…site glitch? p2 link is both pages together?
looks cool, but can’t afford another line.
(esp want the other guy looking like he escaped from This Island Earth!)
Sweet review and great pics, as ever.
Man, does this Cyclops look like a 1970s Japanese TV monster, or what?
As nifty as this series is, I just can’t add another line to my collecting. Especially when there are so many variants, and all versions done in very low numbers.
The new Mel CC set looks cool, but I’ve been paring down a lot lately, so as a result I’m predominantly buying the “normal” versions of the OSM.
Cyclops is really awesome, though I think they overshot just a little on his size. I think he’s just a tad TOO big.
I don’t understand this toyline at all. I mean, to me, they look like something you’d find at the dollar store. “SPACE HERO!” and there’s a pic of one of the Power Rangers with Superman’s S-Shield on his chest on the card.
Again, that’s just my take on it.
I agree, although I think that’s part of its charm, the other part being the aura of the 4H.
I think you have to understand the history of these to truly appreciate them.
These were among the first de facto “action figures” in history, and subconsciously or otherwise inspired every line that followed, knock-off or not.
To ero’s point: No, I don’t think I’d be as interested if they weren’t 4H-made, but then again, I don’t think they’d be half as good, either.
I have to admit, I don’t own any OSM, but I think if I were to start somewhere, this guy would be it!
I love me some outer space men (if anybody has a wave 1 & 2 alpha set they want to sell please contact me). But I have to say Cyclops is the most disturbing figure if you imagine that everywhere that is blue is exposed skin.
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