Review by Dkun
Over the past few years, Glyos figures have really become popular, and 2009 really seems to be the watershed year for Onell Design, what with the release of the Buildmen, Phase Arms, Custom Corp figures, and of course, the Armodoc, it's no wonder that these figures are selling out in almost less than a day now.
One of the most recent figures done by Onell Design comes from their sister company, Rawshark and Jesse Moore over at www.callgrim.com, and as the name implies this figure is known as Callgrim.
Callgrim is a much larger figure than any of the Pheyden or Buildman figures, and has whopping 27 pieces. He stands about a Pheyden-head taller than other figures at about 3.5" and is much more proportional to the human body, while the other Glyos figures tend to be have a more deformed and cute aesthetic to them.
Callgrim comes equipped with a backpack and several long pieces. These are Callgrim's guns which he dual-wields in fantastic fashion. Every complaint that Glyos figures don't have enough weapons has been solved with this figure. There are multiple configurations and shapes that enable many different types of guns to be made to your trigger happy heart's content.
On the bottom of his backpack is an extra head, much like the Buildman figures. The sculpt is for the other figure that was released with Callgrim, The Order. This extra head actually caught my eye initially. It very much has a space bounty hunter sort of feel to it. However something that I found was that the front visor piece was actually slightly off center. The right half is much larger than the left and initially bothered me. However it's very small detail and quite frankly I don't even notice it anymore honestly.
In addition to the usual Glyos figure articulation, Callgrim has an additional point of articulation at his legs, arms, and his head. These extra joints really help to increase the poseability of Callgrim, allowing him to strike very dynamic poses with him aiming and firing his guns.
So in terms of a figure, Callgrim is pretty awesome. He had more articulation than the past Glyos figures and has a much darker, more brooding image behind him in comparison. But some people may want Callgrim for other purposes as well. In addition to being a fantastic figure, Callgrim also has many additional pieces to use in customizing. He comes with four different types of standard male-to-male pieces along with two additional tonfa-shaped pieces. There's a lot you can do with the Callgrim's parts, whether it's making a rocket launcher, a machine gun, or just buffing up your regular Glyos figures.
Callgrim is great figure both stand alone and as a building toy as well. I would recommend picking one up if you are a fan of Glyos figures or toys in general. Only problem being... he's sold out now. However this version of Callgrim will be returning soon according to Jesse within a few months, along with additional colors and versions, so be sure to keep an eye out for this guy, because he's fantastic.
Comments8 comments posted
Yes! i picked this up at Comic Con and he's neat. I've created a very brutal, villainish look with him to pit against my other Glyos figs during downtime at the desk. Fun.
"Hey, uh...let's volt in."
This is freakin' sweet!
I totally forgot to shake Jesse down for one or three at the East Coast Summit...but now, I suppose, I'll have to wait like everyone else! ;)
Can't wait to have a bunch of these in-hand...along with the new Scar Pheyden!
Oh, and yes, this year has been huge for Onell with the Buildman, Phase Arms, two Custom Corps series, and the Armodoc...but don't forget Gobon!
Ah, of course. How could I forget Gobon, the Boss Borot of Glyos?
Hopefully my Nemica Gobon piece will reach me by the end of this week. I'm excited.
These sold out one day after being announced on the blog! I missed my chance to get one.
Oh well, at least I managed to get a Scar Pheyden.
Whoa...I didn't even know Scar Pheyden was officially out. Yet another figure I missed! ;)
Oh well...I'm sure there'll be PLENTY more in due time!
Every complaint that Glyos figures don't have enough weapons has been solved with this figure.
I dunno. If this really is a solution shouldn't I be able to, you know... buy it somewhere? LOL
I always have a few Glyos figs on my desk, but I think the toys are only half the equation. I actually get a bigger kick out of the fact that a toy fan was able to start and maintain his own line, on his own terms. And it couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. I only hope future runs are available for more than 24 hours. It's no fun chasing after limited edition toys.
It doesn't help that their home page has mocked me for weeks, stating that the long-sold-out Armodoc and Gobon are "available now in the store!"
I'm totally with you, man! I'm not sure when it happened, but Glyos toys have certainly become a hot commodity! I remember when they were easily available online...in whatever colorways you wanted. Now, they're getting as scarce as designer vinyls (perish the thought!).
Anyway, patience! I believe Matt is over in China right now...hopefully negotiating with the factory to make LOTS more! ;)
Even more scarce than those designer vinyls, I think.
I picked up a couple Glyos figures at the NYCC last year, and loved them. Then financial difficulties made me limit my collecting. Now that I'm back into it, I've found the Glyos figures older than a couple hours are impossible to find. Unique in my collecting experience, these guys are bought almost entirely by people who actually want them, and keep them once they have them. That says a lot for the quality and appeal of the products. A MISB original mail-away Boba Fett was way easier to get. I'd battle a legion of Callgrim to get my hands on an older Phayden or Armodoc.