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Spy Monkey Creations
Armory Series 1 Review

What? You didn’t think I’d do a weapons review without a visit to the weapons shop, did you? Enjoy.

Special Thanks to the guys at Spy Monkey Creations for sending these weapons our way!

Learn more about Armory Series One at the Spy Monkey Creations Blog.

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40 comments to Spy Monkey Creations
Armory Series 1 Review

  • He-Mullet

    OK, now THIS is super cool… Super Customizable weapons! Being Glyos compatible makes them even MORE Awesome!
    Being very tempted to buy one set… But I’m afraid it would make me want more of them!!

  • Loved the weapon shop comic (is it wrong that I read the SMC saleman’s voice as Ah-nold?).

  • Thinkor

    The new SMC weapons are great, but the weapons shop is brilliant, as always ๐Ÿ™‚

  • da man

    Yikes…these weapons are OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Lay Ze-Man

    Awesome weapons shop strip as usual!!!

    Also love the Stratos gag. ๐Ÿ˜€

    SMC continues to raise the bar. Consider these bought!!

  • manekochan

    LOL @ picture #4. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Fries Against

    Wow, those look pretty bad.

  • Fire King Xi

    Outstanding! I’ll be buying at least 4 sets come February.

    If you talk to the guys at SMC suggest for the next series they make a cylinder/handle about 3″ long. That we can make some long handled weapons like polearms, naginatas, tridents, etc…

    • I didn’t build one for the review (I seriously had to just cut myself off or I never would’ve gotten anything done), but with some multiples you can assemble the shorter rods into a staff.

      That said, it sounds like the SMC fellas have plans for more staff like weapons.

  • dayraven

    i can’t help but think that a lot of us (myself included) didn’t use the IAT from-scratch virtual parts builder nearly inventively enough given how these pieces break down to really start to wrap our brains around how much these sets can do. wow!

    i love toys, i don’t think any IAT reader doesn’t know that, but one of my favorite things about them that continues to win my heart is the innovation that comes from a good toy, letting that toy inspire the imagination and creativity of the owner… it’s a facet of creation that one simply doesn’t get from video games, board games, plushes, or other kinds of toys. it’s pretty much action figures only that include these kinds of forethought.

    it is this creativity that makes me so freaking excited about the state of toys right now. mel birnkrant started something really unique w/ the outer space men, and we’re seeing the intellectual offspring of that idea bursting forth fully formed from his forehead… the crop of 3rd party creators and independent studios doing really innovative, and surprisingly affordable pieces, is a serious inspiration. i’m glad to see that the worm is finally turning on the brain dead juggernaut of the big corps and we’re seeing creator studios making better toys. kudos to all involved!!

    • I think it’s an inherent limitation of working 2-D images of 3-D items. HOLDING something sparks that creative part of our brain.

      Action figures carry over on that concept. We enact little ‘mind plays’ even if only just posing them for the shelf. The simple act of putting one figure next to another is storytelling because your mind is ‘fitting’ pieces into place for the whole. Right now I have all my Imaginext ‘Robot Police’ and the couple of ‘Space’ aliens sitting on a temporary shelf and I can just TELL those aliens are annoying as all get out, constantly going “WAZZZZUP!!” and trying to eat people. Not out of any malice, it’s just what they do, you know?

      I would like to state for the record that some of the pics in this article made me laugh so hard it hurt. Needs to have some kind of warning. ๐Ÿ™‚

      And the pegs on Trap Jaw and Roboto’s arm are COMPATIBLE with the weapons?! Well, that completely blows my mind! I do hope Fisto’s big-ass fist shares the same connector.

      Yeah, needs some long poles for pole arms and staffs and such. Also, short blades for daggers and dirks and the like.

      • dayraven

        when i was one of the worker drones at fed ex, i used to keep anywhere from 5 to 10 figs on my desk/cubicle wall at all times… and my circle of peeps at the office would come by periodically over the course of the day and pose characters in ever evolving tableau’s usually of the lewd and lascivious kind. it was a blast, and a fantastic statement of human creativity, because these tableaus were interactive, but the guys & girls weren’t coordinating, it was just whenever they stopped by, they picked up on the existing narrative and told the next chapter by repositioning one or two figs. it was great fun.

        • I’m glad you had an environment where you could leave those out and someone wouldn’t intentionally break them or throw them away. I’ve never been in a place like that. But yeah, you leave those things in public access and before you know it, it eeees zee SAX TIME. ๐Ÿ™‚

          Not at my place. Mostly they stand around waiting to be interviewed by Space Ghost. He’s a real S.O.B. and nobody really gets along with him. Hellboy in particular gives him endless crap. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • dayraven

            i do feel lucky. my co-workers were, mostly, a lot of fun and i loved the job, till the suits ruined it. we did have a great office environment though and lots of space, since the desks originally had to support a paper tariff book, but eventually got replaced w/ an online searchable version… that paper book going meant i had about 4 sq ft of desk space available in which to play. so paper clips got strung together so snake eyes and storm shadow could ninja scale the monitor or the edge of the cubey, i had the stikfas knight & horse doing patrols, and the then-recently-released bandai ultimate muscle figs were in a permanent state of matchitude, and then several ML guys got rotated in and out. by far, gambit took the prize as most desired fig to pose. but the UM guys came closely second, as they were VERY posable, and thus often positioned doing very NSFW things… which might inform why i no longer work there. in retrospect, i’m sure it didn’t help things.

      • The virtual builder, while fun, just couldn’t translate the abilities of the actual product!

    • Fire King Xi

      You obviously haven’t played Little Big Planet or spent much time in Halo’s Forge. Those are two play grounds that exceed in letting inartistic people like me become a virtuoso.

  • Thanks for all the kind words fellas. And Noisy, THANK YOU for such an awesome and comprehensive review. We can’t wait to get these into everyone hands and see all the crazy stuff that spills forth from your imaginations.

    Also keep an eye on our facebook page because we’ll be posting new build suggestions each day from now until the drop.


  • Bigbot

    I loved that pic with Trapjaw and the Glyos “puppet.”

    I can’t wait to get my hands on these. Seeing all those combinations put together is making the wait feel so much longer.

  • FakeEyes22

    This is ridiculously exciting to me. I love it. The one problem I’ve got is, I don’t even have these yet and I’m already excited about the possibilities of what’s coming next. I can only imagine the fun SMC could have with some laser cannons, guns and bows.

    This is brilliant and I’m really happy for the good things this will bring to the guys behind both SMC and Glyos, not to mention the fans of each.

    I lied about having one problem. The color selections here are all so nice, I’m going to have a hard time choosing just 2 or 3.

    • Did you see the laser/rifle from the AFP pics? I think I saw it linked over on October toys!

      I know I’m going to pick up some more cold steel sets when the day comes, but there are some other colors I’m eyeballing…

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  • I had the opportunity to play around with the test shots Matt Doughty had while visiting him last month and this review is 100% accurate- these things are freaking amazing. For a crazy Glyos builder like me I couldn’t stop playing with them- when I get some sets I’m going to have to make a spikey guy or give someone a giant spiked mace for a hand. I know my Roboto will probably get a few new glyos attachments with that adapter piece & totally plan on building that bird & bat drone shown on the facebook page.

    If you have a crazy imagination & want something to help extend that creativity to another level, these weapons are it. I’m Bah’glenn & I approve this message. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • cant wait for these to drop!!

    Incredible pics as always!!

  • after laying hnads on these things I gotta say everything in this review is incredibly accurate. these things rock so damn hard! Hope they dont seel out too quick ha ha

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