Outer Space Men characters in particular since the new OSM project started with Mel and the 4H back in 2010. The two characters are Gamma X and Colossus Rex!
When these showed up in the mail, it was like Christmas and a birthday fused into one. To see Mel's genius vision so masterfully realized by the 4H in hand was (and will always be) absolutely a dream come true.
Terra Firma, Jack Asteroid, Horrorscope and the menacing Ohpromatem were also packed in the box and all came out looking fantastic as well. It took me a little while to realize that I had a job to do, and that reviewing the test shots was more than just a fan's paradise!
As I write this, the first production versions of these new figures (Alpha Waves) have already made their debut and have been on sale at the 4H's booth during SDCC. They are also currently available here and here in the 4H's shop (though the pics are of the upcoming Infinity Editions-the clear Alpha Waves are the ones on sale in these links).
Congratulations to the legendary Mel Birnkrant for finally seeing ALL of his original Outer Space Men in full production!
What Mel started back in 1968 continues to bring happiness and spark imaginations for people all over the world.
Thank you for the endless inspiration and for leading the way for literally generations of toymakers.
We love you, Mel.