Glyos System Series:
Pheyden Phase Version
Excellis Gear’s Edge Version
By ONell Design
by jeremy sung & bill murphy
Welcome to the second column in an ongoing series called “A Discussion that looks Inside the Mind of the Insane Ramblings of Spy Magician & the Fresh Monkey”
SPYMAGICIAN: Today we’re gonna review a great little toy line "Glyos SYSTEM SERIES" by ONell Design. Warning: I will be a bit biased, as it’s a line 100% conceived and financed by my good friend Matt Doughty. It’s not your average mass-market toy line, or even an "indy" toy line but something really unique.
FRESH MONKEY:I thought there was a pretty good selection for wave 01. Considering they are basically the same sculpts There are 6 figures based on 2 characters and all look vastly different.
SPYMAGICIAN: Yes, it’s amazing what you can do with creative use of color using the same basic molds. Only 2 sets of unique heads and torsos and you get a pretty wild selection of figures. The use of molded color, especially the clear is great.
FRESH MONKEY: Yeah, I mean they could have done just 2 figures but they did the right thing by trying to create a solid line-up for their 1st wave.
SPYMAGICIAN: Indeed. More characters, more interaction. Plus you have to point out that these are 100% original characters that Matt Doughty came up with. Original toys designed just to be toys are a rarity in this age of licensed characters.
FRESH MONKEY: This is true, you really don’t see that at all these days, especially for figures that ARE not just one-offs. He really went ALL out, each figure comes with it’s own trading card and unique packaging that explains who the characters are.
SPYMAGICIAN: Indeed. Hopefully the line will expand. I know Matt has at least 2 other characters in the works and more characters, with interchangeable parts would really make the line take off.
FRESH MONKEY: We only have 2 pieces for this review but you can tell they tried to make the line as diverse as they could.