Ecroyex Initiative and Banimon plugged
Figures that after weeks of inactivity a bunch of stuff happens just when the Planet Banimon HQ is unmanned and we can't blog about it. Well, here it is, with a slight delay. First of all the last Onell drop of the year is tonight, and as of this writing there is still some great stuff in stock in the Onell store. The classic black and whites are our personal favorite, but there should be flavours for everyone, as long as you hurry up. It is worth noting, and easy to miss for the casual observer, that the heads of some of the classic figures have been recently reworked and are now made up of multiple pieces, which makes for extra building awesomeness.
Also, our own Red Army Muscle Men have been reviewed by the Crying Gull Toys blog while 16bit.com takes a look at Samus from Banimon Custom Corps 1. A big (delayed) thank you to William and Adam for liking the figures and taking the time to write about them.
Update from the Planet
It's been quiet, but not idle times at Planet Banimon. The Banigoth High Command is holding top-secret meetings behind closed doors, hatching plans for the Spring Offensive. Meanwhile, the famed relief army of the Revolution that had failed to come to the aid of West Bank rebels during "Operation Housecleaning" is rumoured to be on the move again. And what will Havvacor do?
A huge thank you goes out to everyone who supported this weekend's mini-drop. This will close the book on Banimon production toy releases for 2013, as we shift our focus to other projects, and in particular get busy generating some new content. You have seen hints of it on the blog and on the BCC1 page, but also expect some of the characters from the Banimon comics to make a long awaited and appropriately noisy comeback. Stay tuned...
Red Army Muscle Men are a GO!
Red Army Muscle Men are now live at the Banimon Shop! As previously mentioned, this is our leftover stock from NYCC, the color is kind of hard to capture in a photo, but it should match perfectly to the recent SpyMonkey release in particular. This is our first figure with no paint apps or tampo print, so the price will be fixed at $6 per figure, and there will be no custom packaging (so everyone will get the same clear baggies that most of the Glyos toys ship in by default. It's a bit of a test for us to see how you guys like the Buildstation-type releases, so if all goes well there will be some other plain colorways coming in 2014.
As a side note - we know the timing is not ideal with a very heavy schedule of Glyos system-related drops happening, but at the same time this being a NYCC-related release we didn't want for too much time to elapse before making these available. There will be the usual per-customer limit of three figures, which will be lifted after the first 24 hours.
Leftovers are served (almost)
We are on target for tomorrow (Saturday) night for Red Army Muscle Men. Been playing with mixing this colorway with previous releases, and it's a lot of fun. There are some opportunities for indecent exposure builds, or at least a pair of redneck arms on an Iron Guard. A big thank you goes out to The Pride of Georgia, Mr. Justin Bell for taking the product shots once again. See you tomorrow!
Red Army Muscle Men this Saturday!!!
The Banimon Red Army Muscle Men will go on sale this Saturday, October 26th at 9.30pm EST. This is the leftover stock from NYCC so the quantities will be fairly limited. Important to note, this is also our first Buildstation-style release, with no tampo prints, detail lines or special packaging, and it will be sold at $6 per figure (as opposed to our regular $7 price). Hope to see you at the Banimon Store this Saturday!
Back from the flying visit to NYCC - once again, thanks to Onell Design and Rawshark for making room for us at the table on Saturday. Needless to say it was a blast to see everyone, and once again get inspired by the great artists around the Glyos booth and at the Con in general. We are all truly fortunate to be in this line of work, and for every project that sees the light of day there are at least a couple that don't. Those decisions are often the hardest, but they are the make-or-break in this business, which is why the overwhelmingly positive reactions to our new vinyl tank prototype (pictured below) were so encouraging. Fully interchangeable with all other Glyos vinyl toys, we are hoping to bring this bad boy to you in early 2014. Lastly, thanks to everyone who stopped by the booth, it's always great to see familiar faces in the madness that is NYCC.
During the recent wars, the entire Solar system was pulling for Planet Havvacor to resist the Banigoth invasion, and stem the tide of the barbarian Horde. Through dogged, and at times heroic resistance, the defenders were able to repel the Banigoth offensive. The joy was universal. But now, in the wake of all Banigoth personnel withdrawing to deal with the Rebels on their home planet, a power vacuum has been created. Will the Havvacor military, hardened through the countless battles against the invaders, now take advantage of the situation to venture outside their home planet? Or will they stay true to the spirit of their war of liberation and seek to bring ballance to the Universe? Either way, Havvacor has established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the days ahead.
Sneak preview of our NYCC 2013 Exclusives
And so it marches on...
We are very excited to announce that Banimon figures (Banigoth and Red Army Men) are now being carried by our good friends at JP Comics and Games. We've had an unofficial affiliation with these guys ever since they opened their doors, and indeed the Banimon comics have found their way into the store's selection from the go - a tribute to Paul's impeccable taste (or insanity). Conversely, this is the first time our toys have been available anywhere other then online and the occasional convention, and the choice of partner is no accident. Apart from a really great selection of reading and gaming materials, JP Comics and Games shares our values when it comes to treating the customer with respect, and like us, they're first and foremost fans of the medium.
Return of the Gatekeepers!
This may have been the busiest time yet in the world of Glyos, with various creators (us included) releasing stuff within week of each other. But Onell Design has saved the best for last, with the return of the much beloved Gatekeepers, along with much more stuff. I know I say this with each new drop, but once again, the guys have really outdone themselves. That neon pink in particular I can't wait to play with in hand. So do yourselves a favor, don't miss the drop tomorrow, September 8th at 9.30pm EST - look for more details and announcements on the Onell Design blog. And while you wait for the release, make sure to check out the Sidrick comic, Michelle's unique, refreshing view into the Glyos universe.
A huge THANK YOU goes out to everyone who has supported Banimon Custom Corps One. Not really knowing what to expect, we were very happy to see such a positive response - BCC1 has sold out in less then 24 hours. We hope you'll like the little guys when you have them in hand, last night was the first night that PJ had to sleep without his guard of honor in over four months and it was rough on him. With almost double that amount of time in the making, BCC was special for all three of us, so once again to see it be so well received is very rewarding.
Banimon Custom Corps One IS LIVE!!!
After so much anticipation and considerable amount of blood, sweat and tears from the three of us, we are delighted to announce that BCC1 is finally live. Refresh the store to see the latest stuff or head over to the Custom Corps page to follow the fight for Planet Banimon, and check out the figures. On tap for tonight:
Banigoth Custom Corps Standard Warrior $30
Banigoth Custom Corps Deluxe Warrior $40
(featuring a beefier build, also comes with a limited edition
Once again, CC1 is PJ Bartlett of Spaced Out Design (builds, casting, painting and photography), Boris Savic of Rocket North (concepts, story and art) and Seth Longmire of Orbitdyne (custom head and body sculpts). Thanks are in order to all the usual suspects: Matt, Jesse, our families/significant others, and the whole Glyos community and everyone else who is supporting this drop.
Tonight, Friday August 30th at 9.30pm EST, the Banimon Custom Corps One will be going on sale at our store. Figures will be $30 each, however we will have a small batch of deluxe beefed up figures for $40 (those have roughly double the parts, and also ship with a collectable poster of the new map of Planet Banimon.
A night at the printshop
Our friend Jesse (yes, he is alive and well, and has even managed to figure out Instagram) has graciously welcomed us to the new Rawshark studio to screenprint the CC1 stuff. Breathing in the paint fumes and sweating over a press (like you see PJ doing in the pic) on a Tuesday night is for me one of the easiest ways to remember how lucky we truly are to be doing what we love.
As far as the art itself, Kinko's would have been the easy route, but we really wanted to product one-of-a-kind print piece to go with each CC1 order, and do it in a style that is a continuation of the textural, tactile quality of the sculpts and the paint jobs on the figures themselves. Since the CC figures are going to be blind-bagged, the cards will come loose, printed 2-sided on our signature sturdy chipboard.
Expanding the Universe
Rebellion on Planet Banimon has had some clearly positive effects as well. Some of these rogues have been willing to venture far beyond the protection of official rule and explore areas that have been thought uninhibited since the Last War. Thus, we now know much more about the Planet itself, and new maps are now being drawn to accommodate these recent findings. The map project has been confided to Astrogoth, and so far some fragments of the new map have emerged from Tesla's old printshop, but the clues are few and far between.
We have managed to get a hold of some of these fragments, and each header card packed with the upcoming CC will feature a different section of it. Look for some updated map info on the eve of the launch as well. Meanwhile, below is a peak at the drawing for header art, another Estradivarijus special. The Banimon CC1 headers will all be individually silkscreened art pieces - big thank you goes to our friend Jesse Moore for hosting the festivities at his shop.
Banimon CC1 update
We are happy to announce that the first ever Banimon Custom Corps will be dropping a week from today, on Friday August 30th. This has been in the works for better part of four months, and right from the start that the intention was to release only when everything is 100% at the point where we're happy with it, rather then being held to an artificial release date. Well, looks like we think we're ready.
The CC1 will showcase the talents of PJ Bartlett of Spaced Out Design (molding/casting, builds and paints), Seth Longmire of Orbitdyne (custom parts) and Boris Savic of Rocket North (concept, story and design). Expect teaser pics to pop up over the next week, however be advised that everything in this release in particular is VERY textural, so the pics won't always do justice to the subtleties of the material and effects.
In the spirit of original Glyos Custom Corps, all figures will be the same price point, however there WILL BE some surprises as well that should please the hardcore collectors in particular. More details including
pricing and a full count of what will be available to come next week!
Quiet before the storm
As the Irregulars and the Banigoth High Command prepare for the inevitable clash, it has been a quiet couple of weeks here on Planet Banimon. It's no secret that for months, Banigoth troops have been returning to their home planet in anticipation of the offensive to clean up the insurgency at home once and for all. Desperate for a show of strength in the aftermath of the embarassing stalemate on Havvacor, what Banigoth High Command has dubbed "Operation Housecleaning" will be nothing but a war of extermination.
And speaking of Havvacor, months after his sudden dissapearance, the mysterious Commander has just recently been spotted on Planet Banimon. While he has no ties to the unruly Irregulars plaguing the West Bank, the Great Banigoth cannot be happy that his old nemesis has all of a sudden shown up so close to home.
Noboto and Gobon together again!
Our firends at Onell design are having a very special mini-launch tomorrow Sunday July 28th at 9.30pm EST. Fans of Glyos know that these two troublemakers were destined to be a duo, however Gobon has hit production several years before his counterpart, so this is actually the first time the two are available for purchase at the same time. Congratulations to Matt and Michelle for another part of their joint vision coming alive, you guys deserve it!
On Planet Banimon, meanwhile, the CC1 is on track. Seth has been posting some in-progress pics of the custom parts he's sculpted for this release, and it's really satisfying to look back on all the work that went into it. Even the false starts made the finals that much better, and with PJ on the builds and paints, I am confident you guys will dig the end result as much as we do.
Banimon CC1, Frozen Lake edition
In the area beyond the Frozen Lake, a territory previously considered uninhabitable, there are reports of troop movements. At first, the Banigoth High Command had dismissed these as false, since the only soldiers considered capable of operating in extreme temperatures are the Banigoth Winter Opps, bred and trained specifically for that purpose. But the reports have since been confirmed by aerial reconnaisance.
Now that it has become all but clear that there is indeed another insurgency to the Northeast, the remaining Winter Opps troopers are hastily being recalled from Xerxes 9. Their directive is clear: wipe out any threat to the Banigoth settlements from the East and return the Frozen Lake area to it's previous population count of zero.
For more information on the drop and sneak pics, keep checking this blog as well as the Spaced Out Design blog.
Banimon CC1, another sneak
During this early phase of the Banigoth interplanetary wars, their iron grip on their home planet has loosened, as more troops had to be sent into deep space to make up for the losses in the battle for Havvacor. In the particular the infamous West Bank has become a lawless area - nominally part of the Banigoth Horde, but in actuality run by a handful of warlords heading up various factions and gangs.
Some of these groups may have a loose affiliation with the Revolutionary movement, but most of them are interested only in profit. From illegal arms trade and outlawed genetic experiments to unscupulous adventurers from all over Planet Banimon, in the recent months West Bank has seen it all. Upon tactical withdrawal of all Banigoth personnel from Havvacor, a punitive expedition is being prepared by the Banigoth High Command, but it won't be easy. Many of the bandits are veterans of previous Banigoth campaigns, armed to the teeth, determined and ruthless. They are familiar with the battle tactics of the Banigoth Horde and are confident they can give their former camarades a run for their money.
For more information on the drop and sneak pics, keep checking this blog as well as the Spaced Out Design blog.
Banimon Custom Corps 1
It's been incredibly hard to set on this particular piece of news for the past few months, but it is indeed time for the cat to leave the bag - rumors of upcoming Banimon Custom Corps One are 100% true.
Banimon CC1 is a collaboration between Spaced Out Design (paints, builds, molding and casting), Seth Longmire (custom heads and body parts sculpts) and Rocket North (base PVC parts, print and packaging). While loosely following the blueprint for Custom Corps releases laid out for us by the previous Glyos trailblazers, we tried to really showcase not only the building potential of the base Banimon figures, but also how well it plays with others Glyos system figures. We're really digging the results, and hope that you will too.
For more information on the drop and sneak pics, keep checking this blog as well as the Spaced Out Design blog.
Update from Havvacor!
After the failure of the latest Banigoth offensive and the defeat of the Ghost Troopers assassination attempt, the Banigoth High Command decided to evacuate all troups from planet Havvacor and regroup on the bases around Xerxes 9. Stubborn defence of Havvacorians has served as an inspiration, but their spaceship fleet had been destroyed on the ground in the first days of the conflict, and they will have no means of mounting an attack on the Banigoth away from their home planet. No formal truce has been signed, but the Banigoth Horde will now focus on battling insurgency within conquered territories before the second wave of invasion gets underway. With the West Bank in flames and the rumours of a new Red Army being trained in a secret location off the Isle of the Ill, there is much work to be done.
PoeGhostal has a contest going called Red Iron, where non-Iron Man figures are doing the iconic Iron Man pose by Adi Granov. Yeah, you know the one. So it was very cool to see Red Banigoth submission by Clark Walker as one of the winners, reaffirming not only that we have the best fans in the universe, but also that Banigoth/Red Army Men pack some surprising poseability in a small package. Thanks to Clark and PoeGhostal!
TGB x Banimon
The super-talented Marty Hansen aka THEGODBEASThas reveealed his brand new sculpt - and it's a Banimon head. We'd kicked around doing a collab right before the Iron Guard release, and threw a few ideas around, one of them being a scull helmet on a Banimon head. So imagine my surprise when I looked at my inbox last week to see that he'd taken this idea for a spin (and then put it on steroids). This little guy will be definitely finding his way into the comics! No timing on when they will be going on sale just yet, but check out the TGB blog for updates - right now it seems they will be available as loose resin heads to be included with the latest Infection Armorvor heads Marty is doing. This is also a hint of what's to come on Planet Banimon in the coming months.
We will begin 1st round of shipping on Ghost Troopers Drop tomorrow - as always there will be no shipping notices, but folks should start receiving packages later in the week. We are continuously looking to streamline/improve the process, but it's definitely a work in progress. Thanks to everyone again for their continued support and understanding.
A heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported the drop. The Ghost Troopers sold out in less then 24 hours, but as of this writing, some of the Revolutionary Guards are still hanging around. If you haven't had a chance, make sure to read through the new comic Ghost Story, detailing the exploits of these two elite forces on planet Havvacor. Back on this planet, we are busy working on a couple of secret projects with our friends and collaborators, so it won't be long before you hear from us again.
A huge thank you to our friends: Matt, who talked me back off the ledge on Friday, for his neverending support, generosity and advice. Marcus with his amazing 8-bit Banimon artwork that needs to become a poster NOW. Dr Rampageo of DoomKick for a kickass (no pun intended) preview of the figures. Justin Bell, who took the product shots for this wave, firing the old photographer was long overdue. Everybody was very positive, patient and supportive while we were working through issues with PayPal throughout the weekend.
Ghost Troopers Drop is live!
We are live! Check out the new webcomic Ghost Story or head over to the store for the latest:
Banigoth Ghost Troopers (standard glow in the dark, black paint apps and tampo)
Revolutionary Gurad Red Army Men (blue with red detail lines, red and black paint apps and tampo)
Each figure costs $7, is Glyos system-compatible and contains all the parts including both heads and both sets of weapons. There will be a 3-figure per customer limit for the first 48 hours in order to give everyone who wants one a chance to pick it up. So for the Glyos builders out there, these figures are slightly redesigned, compared to Waves 1 and 2. Both head pins have been reinforced, and there is an additional switch pin in the backpack compared. A small adjustment, but it opens up some new build possibilities.
PAYPAL UPDATE: There seems to be an issue where PayPal is putting a hold on some transactions. Seems they've gotten on top of it now and the transactions are marked as processed/approved shortly afterwards. Apologies for the inconvenience.
We are on track for tomorrow - the Ghost Troopers have located their target and are closing in on it. Will the Commander be eliminated or will the Havvacor defences remain inpenetrable to the Banigoth menace? Drop by tomorrow at 9PM EST and find out for yourself!
Patrolling the Central Defence Outpost
The lowdown for the May 17th Drop
So as the drop date is approaching, the details are slowly unfolding. As far as toys are concerned, we will have two new colorways: the Revolutionary Guard (Left, Red Army Men faction) and Ghost Troopers (Right, Banigoth faction). Colors are blue with red paint and detail lines, and Glow in the dark with Black paint apps and no detail lines. There will also be some brand-new Banimon content detailing the clash of these two elite units in a fierce battle for Planet Havvacor, and a special, limited-edition t-shirt.
Inspiration part II
The Ghost Troopers are truly the perfect assassins, from whom no target is safe. They prefer to strike fast and disappear back into the darkness they came from. Not many know however, that their name is actually not derived from their stealthy movements, but from their terrifying appearance. A victim coming face to face with a Ghost Trooper will in most cases be virtually paralised by fear, just long enough for the killer to perform his grim duty with cold, surgical precision.
This particular colorway is a tribute to all the childhood ghosts, samurai assassins and the Dance Macabre, but is also one of my personal favorites in any toy. See you on the 17th!!!!
Next drop set for May 17th
So we are confirmed for May 17th 9PM EST as the official drop date for the new wave, featuring two new colorways - the Ghoost Troopers and the Revolutionary Guard. There will be new Banimon content available for this one as well, bringing you more of the story behind the reports from Planet Havvacor, and how these two units in particular will play a crutial role in determining the future of the war. Stay tuned for more pics and information in the coming days/weeks.
Inspiration part I
Two new colorways of the Banigoth and Red Army Men will be coming in May, we will be announcing the official date by the end of this month, but it should be right after the upcoming Weaponeers of Monkaa release. The two figures are Banigoth Ghost Troopers and the Revolutionary Guard.
Revolutionary Guard colorway in particular is very special to me (Boris), as it brings together a weird mix of memories from all over the place. Growing up in a communist country, May 1st usually meant a lavish military parade down the main street of the capital, with tanks and all. The Revolutionary Guard pays tribute to that splendid facade, with men in their parade uniforms and weapons at their shiniest. And also, we want the NHL to award Planet Banimon a franchise so we can resurrect the Nordiques, but that's a whole other story.
Good news, bad news
So we go with the good news first: our friend Jesse Chagnon of the Doomkick fame has released his first custom toy, the long-anticipated Slimes. These guys look equaly great as a head on a MOTU-style body or on their own, and Jesse has picked some great colors for this release. So hurry on over and get yours!
Onto the bad news: due to the massive terrorist manhunt in Boston on Friday, the Boston Comic Con has been postponed. We don't know what this means yet, but we hope to be there in full force when it does happen. Our own scheduled drop should be on target for a couple of weeks from now, full announcement once we have the figs here, good and inspected.
New Glos Drop and Banimon @BCC
TODAY, FRIDAY 19 at 9.30pm EST, the new wave drops at Glyos.com featuring the long anticipated Swing Joints that promise to change the way we all build with these little guys, judging from the preview on the Onell website. I am also more then a little excited about the oldschool colors in this one, and curious about what new content will be revealed. it's gonna be a lot of fun. Once again, Matt and Marcus hit one out of the park!
On our end of things, we are getting ready for the Boston Comic Con this weekend. We don't have our booth number as of right now, but we do know that a few old friends will be stopping by: Jesse Moore, PJ Bartlett, Dr Rampageo and possibly another surprise visitor or two. There WILL BE some con exclusives, stuff that WILL NOT be part of our upcoming drop. Hope to se you all there.
The Spring Offensive
So lots of things in the works, we are happy to report. The next wave of production figures is in production, and should be dropping by the end of the month. As many of you know, we have subtly reworked the mold back in China, and the result is a sturdier trooper and one extra switch pin, which should make the builders out there happy. As always, the drop date will be announced once the figs have gotten here and been inspected, and once we've had a chance to coordinate schedules with the rest of the Glyos crew.
We will once again be attending the Boston Comic Con (April 20-21), full details of guest artists and table number/location will follow, but already we are looking forward to a great show.
To say that the Banigoth are superb warriors is an understatement. Trained since the age of 1 in the arts of deadly combat, each member of The Horde is a formidable opponent to any foe. But only the best of the best can ever hope to become the Apocalypse Guard, and receive the heavy bio-mechanical boosts that come with the job. It is rumored that one of them fought a duel against Dizzigoth, the first sword of the Banigoth Horde. The match took place behind closed doors, deep within the secret rooms of Tesla Mountain, but none can attest to the outcome. What is clear however, is that this deadly new breed of the already fierce Banigoth warrior cannot be stopped by ordinary means.
In other news Banigoth High Command has picked up a signal from deep behind the enemy lines on planet Havvacor. Either this is some new ploy by the resistance, or some of the Ghost Troopers have managed to land and are still pursuing their mission - assassinating the Commander, leader of the rebels.
Spaced Out Store
Today (well, tonight) is a special day. The indomitable PJ Bartlett, whose tireless drive and energy has ben an inspiration to us all, is making some of his original creations available for sale via the Spaced Out Design website. As part of the website revamp, there are some new paintings by Jesse Moore, and a brand new lineup of customs at the store. Glyos fans know PJ as the creator of Treeborgs, and he has been incorporating his metalwork and general hands-on skills into the world of PVC and vinyl to create an entirely fresh look that is very much his own. You can own one of his customs by clicking here, and then years from now you'll be able to say you were there when the creative avalanche first started rolling down that mountain.
Formed from the remnants of that handful of (crazy) idealists who followed El General in the takeover of Isle of the Ill, the Revolutionary Guard is an elite squad of veterans tasked with guarding the Party higher-ups. Thoroughly indoctrinated with the revolutionary ideology and loyal to El General personally, they are notorious for their ruthless efficiency and the general disregard of all lives for the sake of that one they are ordered to protect. Even other Red Army corps are leery of the Revolutionary Guard and tend to avoid their company, but all they really care about is that their leader finds their fanatical devotion to the cause indispensable in his ongoing ideological war for the hearts and souls of Planet Banimon. Highly trained in close-quarters combat, they are a formidable opponent individually or as a unit.
The standoff on Planet Havvacor continues. Banigoth High Command has lost communication with the Ghost Troopers, and has decided to continue under the assumption that the entire team has been lost, and their mission a failure. With neither side able to break the deadlock, they have reluctantly settled into a stalemate. While any deliveries to the defenders are blocked by the Banigoth Invasion Fleet, Havvacorians know how to live off of their home planet's resources, and they have been successful in disrupting the Banigoth supply chain as well.
Elsewhere, the news are better for the Banigoth. The Alliance of Seven Satellites, a confederation of trading colonies set up around the artificial planet Xerxes 9, have opened their bases to the Banigoth indefinitely in exchange for perpetual protection. Led by the intrepid Dizzigoth, a detachment of the II Legion known as Winter Opps has landed on the frozen moons around Xerxes 9 in anticipation of a full-scale invasion. Rather than to face mighty Banigoth Horde, the Xerian royal house has evacuated the planet, leaving the inhabitants to fend for themselves.
Banigoth invasion update
More bad news from Planet Havvacor. The invasion has ground to a halt, and now the supply routes for the Banigoth legions are getting attacked by the guerilla forces of Havvacor. Great Banigoth knows that he must break this stalemate quickly and keep the momentum of his interplanetary conquest, but his forces on the ground are already stretched to the max.
At the suggestion of Oracle, the elite commando unit of Ghost Troopers is sent to find and assasinate the mysterious Commander of the resistance, a being from a different planet but universally accepted by the proud Havvacorians as their leader. Only two of his most trusted associates are allowed to communicate with the Commander directly, and nobody else even knows what he looks like. The Great Banigoth much prefers frontal, brutal attack, but if this sinister scheme will get him closer to his goal, so be it. Once the Havvacorians are without a head, it will be all to easy for the Banigoth Legions to sweep away their uncoordinated defences, and put the planet to the sword.
The Ghost Troopers quietly deploy, knowing that the fate of this war now rests on their mission. They will have only one shot at this.
New Glyos drop this Friday!
More Glyos goodness is on tap for this Friday, February 1st at 9.30pm EST. This one is close to our hearts, as it is Adventure People-themed, so bring on that blast from the past!
Trouble on planet Havvacor?
Banigoth troops sent to subdue planet Havvacor encounter tough opposition. The defending troops are well entrenched and armed to the teeth - it's clear early on that this will be the first serious test for the Banigoth war machine. Even more then this dogged resistence, what worries the Banigoth High Command is the rumoured appearance of Revolutionary elements amongst the defending forces.
All the orders to date have gone out. Thanks again to everyone who supported this launch and we really hope you like your new toys.
Meanwhile, the trial of the Iron Guard continues with the ambush by Red Army guerillas. Standing back to back against a squad of well armed Revolutionaries, these two veteran Mutant Iron Guards are faced with an uphill battle to stay alive. The 13th Special Detachment of the Banigoth Iron Guard has found itself frequently in these types of engagements, as the guerilla activity on the West Bank intensifies following the recent departure of four legions of Banigoth warriors to conquer the Universe. If these insurgents are allowed to cross onto the East Bank, they will be in a position to threaten the Banigoth power base, and these warriors of the 13th are desperate to prevent this from happening.
So now there is war in space and rebellion on Planet Banimon. The quiet days are over. But what of Tesla, Banimon and the Rejects? Will they have a part to play in all this, or will they be content staying clear of the action?
Happy New Year!
One more year, but a few good things to show for it. Our first production Banigoth/Red Army Man toy has finally seen the light of day, and has already appeared in five different colorways. Dr Rampageo over at Doomkick was kind enough to include it in his Top-10 toys of the year list, as well as apparently answered the question of what a baby Stormtrooper would look like once and for all. This baby has been fortunate to see the light of day thanks to contributions and generosity of many, but this time I would like to focus on my family instead and give them a big thank you for putting up with me and this crazy little dream. Janice, Maebh and Anja, you are the best, and ultimately why I do this. WE do this.
The Banimon comic continued with the low-key car chase entry Tesla's Ride that foreshadows the Banigoth armament and push for planetary conquest which will be the main theme of 2013. The Banimon Reunion comic issue is in the works as well, and expect the style and format to match the original Banimon isues more closely. That said, all the stories are interconnected, and this year will bring some shocking revelations and juicy details from both past and present of Planet Banimon.
We were honored to work with some talented people in 2012 - Matt Doughty from Onell, Jesse Moore of Callgrim/Rawshark fame, Ron Daley, Paul Wai, Gerren "The Empire" Rabideau, Estradivarijus, to mention a few. Expect the list to grow in 2013, we have some exciting collabs in the works already, but I'll hold my tongue and try not to jinx it just yet. And finally, a big thank you to everyone who has supported us over the past year, whether it's picking up a toy or a t-shirt or simply dropping by and spreading the word, you helped keep Planet Banimon spinning all the way thru a great year. Let's have an even better 2013 together!