Onell Design has decided to get into the rotocast vinyl game as they recently released their first vinyl piece – Armodoc. Part of the Glyos System Series, this new character packs the same type of building potential as his PVC brethren.
For a background story, we asked the man himself - Matt Doughty:
The basic story behind the Armodocs is that they are sent from the Edge of Space to track down and imprison renegade Space Travelers. Pheyden and Phanost are both Space Travelers. When an Armodoc defeats a Traveler it absorbs them into its body. An Armodoc is like a living prison cell, which feeds off the thing it holds captive. The Armodoc becomes stronger with every Traveler it captures. They are known to move in groups of three or alone. Only Phanost has been known to ever escape from one.
Series: Glyos System
Manufacturer: Onell Design
Artist: Matt Doughty
Material: Rotocast Vinyl
Points of Articulation: 10 (head, shoulders, elbows, waist, legs and ankles)
Edition Size: Around 100 of each (Standard and Reverse)
We picked up this figure at SDCC sans packaging. I’m sure it comes packaged somehow…but this is a figure that you’ll want to take out and play with.
I’m happy that Onell Design has chosen to produce rotocast vinyl figures. But I’m even happier that they’ve stuck to their roots and produced a rotocast vinyl figure that compliments the rest of their characters. Will this widen the company’s audience to your traditional “designer vinyl” collector? I hope so. If they’ve been reading my raves and reviews for the past three years and haven’t purchased an Onell figure, I hope Armodoc might spur them to do so.
But there's a small problem. This version of Armodoc – paying homage to “Frankenberry, Mr. Bubbles and Barbapapa” – has already sold out. Don’t fret. There will be other colorways in the near future. But between Comic Con and two days of being available online…they’re gone.
So, why do we like this figure? You first have to look at the design. If you’re a fan of robots, you’ll enjoy Armodoc. He sports a blaster hand and has a wide range of articulation. Plus, in traditional Onell Design form, the figure disassembles and is interchangeable with other Armodocs as well as the PVC Gobon Blasters. So you can build some ridiculous characters if you have enough pieces (and imagination). And it’s building and playing with the Armodoc where you might come across a surprise or two. (We can’t spill the beans)
The actual vinyl is nice and soft with a matte feel to it. And with a price tag of $25, it’s a near steal. That is…if you can find one. But don’t worry. The Onell crew already has the next three colorways in the works.
You can pick one up at the following:
Onell Design: $25.00 - SOLD OUT!
Figure Quality: 9/10
Fun Factor: 10/10
What do you rate this figure?