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Onell May 2018 drop

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:56 pm
by captaincraybeard
From the blog post today:
Speaking of upcoming releases, our next one (late May) focuses on a pretty specific and somewhat obscure homage that some of you may be familiar with from when you were kids. It's a little outside the more popular 80's toylines, but does have some significant meaning behind the scenes over here, particularly in regard to the DSG design. I consider this coming wave a temporally displaced birthday gift to my much younger and less gray counterpart, playing under the bed somewhere in a permanent 1984. Be prepared for extra weirdness with this one, and of course, expect a couple surprises.


Man, there is so much to unpack in that statement!

Re: Onell May 2018 drop

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:15 pm
by Lucario
Oh man, I'm going to start saving for this drop already. Any kind of old toyline homage is gonna be great, especially if it helped inspire the DSG.

Re: Onell May 2018 drop

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:24 am
by Robotimms
Obscure homage... this is gonna be fun to speculate on. We could all probably come up with a thousand guesses and never get it, Matt is THE KING of Obscure Toy References. It could be a toyline or just one random oddball figure from nearly any toyline. Now I'm trying to think of weirdo Joe or Mask or whatever could influence the DSG. Any guesses?

Re: Onell May 2018 drop

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:13 am
by TJOmega
Robotimms wrote:Obscure homage... this is gonna be fun to speculate on. We could all probably come up with a thousand guesses and never get it, Matt is THE KING of Obscure Toy References. It could be a toyline or just one random oddball figure from nearly any toyline. Now I'm trying to think of weirdo Joe or Mask or whatever could influence the DSG. Any guesses?

Obscure toyline around 1984 that might inspire the DSG... this comes to mind. This is Mantech, which also had a swappable parts gimmick.
Image

Re: Onell May 2018 drop

Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:52 am
by Lazzy Lizard
I had those when I was a kid.

It's gonna be interesting to see what he has in store for us.

=)

Re: Onell May 2018 drop

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:54 am
by astro
Those are cool! Have one of the robots. It’s very DSG ish. Originally I was thinking Construx or Robotix or something along those lines. But the colors on those are mostly real type. Hmmmm.

Re: Onell May 2018 drop

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:18 pm
by Toyetic
Robotimms wrote:Obscure homage... this is gonna be fun to speculate on. We could all probably come up with a thousand guesses and never get it, Matt is THE KING of Obscure Toy References. It could be a toyline or just one random oddball figure from nearly any toyline. Now I'm trying to think of weirdo Joe or Mask or whatever could influence the DSG. Any guesses?

Can you imagine if it had been The Centurions? :D

Re: Onell May 2018 drop

Posted: Sun May 20, 2018 6:29 pm
by captaincraybeard
Obscure toyline around 1984 that might inspire the DSG... this comes to mind. This is Mantech, which also had a swappable parts gimmick.
Image


This week I received these bonus bits in an Onell order of build station parts: Image Doesn't match any of the recent yellows. I'm trying not to be tooo presumptuous here, but methinks it's a perfect match to that Mantech yellow boy...

Re: Onell May 2018 drop

Posted: Sun May 20, 2018 11:59 pm
by Toyetic
captaincraybeard wrote:
Obscure toyline around 1984 that might inspire the DSG... this comes to mind. This is Mantech, which also had a swappable parts gimmick.
Image


This week I received these bonus bits in an Onell order of build station parts: Image Doesn't match any of the recent yellows. I'm trying not to be tooo presumptuous here, but methinks it's a perfect match to that Mantech yellow boy...

Good time to look at the weird that might be then. lol.

http://www.collectiondx.com/toy_review/1984/mantech