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This site is created to celebrate what is truly one the greatest groups of toy action figures of all time- The Outer Space Men. Who could have known back in 1968, that  seven poseable alien figures would become an icon of the space toy world for generation after generation. Truly these very first bendable action figures have forever held a place among some of the greatest toys ever invented. The creative genius behind them is Mel Birnkrant.  Even  today, Mr. Birnkrant is busy inventing toys to thrill and please people young and old. I am lucky enough to be able to call this man a friend for almost 20 years. Mel is brilliant, innovative and talented  beyond the scope of most artists. This site is dedicated to Mel and his wonderful family. Please be sure to visit Mel's website;

http://www.melbirnkrant.com/outerspacemen

 


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DO NOT WASTE A MOMENT! THE NEW OSM COSMIC CREATOR SERIES 2 BIRNKRANT EDITION ARE ALMOST GONE! CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR SET BEFORE THEY ARE GONE FOR GOOD!

 

 

 

  Gary Schaeffer and Mel Birnkrant announce that the original art and design team that helped create the OSM Graphic Novel 4 years ago to mark the occasion of the 40th anniversary is back together again. Rudolf Montemayor in Manila and Marc Borstel in Buenos Aires are primed and ready to go as illustrator and colorist/letter on another OSM graphic novel.

 

We are looking for the right writer to capture the essence of the OSM and at the same time carry them to a new dimension the likes of which have never been done before. We are really looking for someone to bring life to these existing characters. We are looking for the right author to do something totally unique. 

 

The candidate must be a seasoned writer who is skilled in comic book writing. 

 

The contact information as well as the mailing address for physical pitch sheets is on the “Contact” page on the OSM site. The email address is; This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it for those of you who do not have it.

 

  Please study Mel’s website for the entire back story information on the 17 OSM.

 

To better acquaint yourself with the entire story of the OSM please visit Mel's site. Within the links; "The OSM Archive" as well as "The OSM Return" there you will find all of the information that you need to know to get started. You can simply click this link to be taken to where you need to be; http://www.melbirnkrant.com

 

Thank you so much, Gary.

 

 

 

 

 

THE INFAMOUS OUTER SPACE MEN GRAPHIC NOVEL IS AVAILABLE FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD AT DRIVE THRU COMICS.

 

TO ORDER YOUR COPY

  CLICK HERE

 

 

THE COMPLETE RUN OF 17 OUTER SPACE MEN FIGURES ARE FINISHED. BOTH OLD AND NEW; THE IMAGES ARE STUNNING THANKS TO MEL.

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  AND DON'T FORGET THE MEL BIRNKRANT COSMIC CREATOR SERIES 2 LIMITED EDITION HAND SIGNED AND NUMBERED SETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE IN THE STORE. THERE ARE ONLY A FEW SETS LEFT. 

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NEW YORK COMIC CON MAY BE OVER HOWEVER CHECK OUT THIS AMAZING COVERAGE OF THE OSM ON TOR.COM

 

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/10/things-from-another-world-the-outer-space-men-toys-beam-into-a-new-century

 

ONLY 7 SETS LEFT OF THE ICONIC NEW COSMIC CREATOR SERIES BIRNKRANT EDITION SERIES 2 FIGURES! WHO WILL THE LUCKY 7 BE?

 

SATURDAY OCTOBER 12TH AT THE NEW YORK COMIC CON IN THE OFFICIAL OUTER SPACE MEN BOOTH #430 FROM 10:00 AM UNTIL 4:00 WILL BE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CONVENTION EVENTS EVER.

MR. MEL BIRNKRANT THE CREATOR OF THE OSM WILL BE THERE IN PERSON SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS AND MEETING THE FANS OF THE OUTER SPACE MEN. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO COME BY TO SAY HELLO AND SHAKE THE HAND OF ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS TOY DESIGNERS IN THE WORLD. 

 

 

  IT IS OFFICIAL. THE OUTER SPACE MEN WILL BE IN BOOTH 430 AT THE NEW YORK COMIC CON OCTOBER 10TH THROUGH THE 13TH. WE WILL BE BRINGING SOME OF THE RAREST OSM ITEMS THAT HAVE NEVER BEEN SEEN. PLEAE MAKE SURE TO STOP BY AND SAY HELLO. BEST REGARDS, GARY.

THE OUTER SPACE MEN LLC WILL BE  INCLUDING IN EACH SET OF THE NEW FIGURES PURCHASED  A  FREE COFFEE MUG IN AN EFFORT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR THE PATIENCE THAT YOU ALL HAVE SHOWN WHILE DEALING WITH CHINA AND THEIR SHIPPING OF THE NEW FIGURES TO THE U.S.

 

IT SHOULD NOT BE MUCH LONGER AND BELIEVE ME THAT IT WILL BE WORTH THE WAIT. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH AGAIN, GARY.

 

THEY HAVE ARRIVED!!!!!

 

 

  7 SETS LEFT

 

 

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IT IS OFFICIAL!!! THESE SETS ARE MOVING AT LIGHT SPEED. MORE THAN HALF ARE SOLD.

 THE SECOND SERIES OF THE INFAMOUS COSMIC CREATORS MEL BIRNKRANT EDITION WILL BE SOLD AS AN EXCLUSIVE FOUND ONLY HERE ON THE OFFICIAL OSM SITE!!!

THERE IS A VERY LIMITED QUANTITY OF ONLY 200 SETS SO MAKE SURE YOU RESERVE YOUR SET AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

 

 CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND PRE-ORDERING

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DO NOT WASTE A MOMENT! THE NEW OSM LIMITED EDITION SHIRTS ARE NOW HERE!!! GET YOURS NOW WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!! THERE ARE ONLY 36 OF EACH CHARACTER!!! TAKE A LOOK INSIDE THE STORE

 

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 IF YOU HAVE NEVER READ THE GRAPHIC NOVEL:

 

YOU SHOULD!

 

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR OWN COPY!

 

 

 

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JAPAN INVADES NEW YORK!!!!! GET TO THE STORE TO SEE THE WHOLE STORY!!! 

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THE MUGS ARE HERE!!! GET OVER TO THE STORE AND GET YOURS WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!! DON'T BE AFRAID TO MIX AND MATCH!!!

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35 YEARS AFTER ITS CREATION THE LOST

"SPACE WARRIOR PLAYSET"

TELEVISION COMMERCIAL HAS BEEN FOUND!!!

 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH FOR YOURSELF!!!

 

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45 YEARS IN THE MAKING!!!

SHE HAS ARRIVED!!!

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AFTER 45 YEARS THE 14th OSM WILL BE JOINING THE TEAM. TERRA FIRMA WILL BE THE BEST OF THE BEST THAT EARTH HAS TO OFFER. 

 

GET OVER TO THE OFFICIAL OSM GALLERY FOR THE GREATEST IMAGES OF THE TT UNDERGROUND GALLERY EXHIBIT FEATURING FANTASTIC ORIGINAL OSM CONCEPT PIECES BY INCREDIBLE NEW ARTISTS!!! 

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  LOOK WHAT HAS JUST LANDED! GET OVER TO THE STORE NOW!

 

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Keep Looking 

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FRIDAY NIGHT FEBRUARY 10TH BEGINS THE 5 DAY EXTRAVAGANZA AT TOY TOKYO LOCATED AT 91 2nd AVENUE IN NEW YORK CITY. FUTURETRO WILL DEBUT THE SUPER LIMITED EDITION OSM WAVES 1&2 PERSONALLY CREATED BY MEL AND SIGNED BY BOTH MEL AND THE FOUR HORSEMEN. WITH EACH PURCHASE OF ONE OF THESE SETS YOU WILL GET A LIMITED EDITION POSTER BY THE FAMOUS ARTIST NATHAN BAERTSCH TO COMPLIMENT THE NEW SET WITH ALL 13 OF THE OSM BRILLIANTLY DONE BY NATE. DO NOT MISS THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME CHANCE TO MEET MEL ON FRIDAY. 

 

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COMIC CON OPENED FOR BUSINESS AND THE NEW FIGURES WERE TOO MUCH!!!

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SAY HELLO TO OUR NEW LITTLE FRIENDS!!!

 

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JUST A FEW MORE WEEKS AND THE NEW FIGURES WILL BE UPON US. COMMANDER COMET, ALPHA 7, ELECTRON + AND THE INFAMOUS MYSTRON WILL MAKE THEIR DEBUT AT THE ICONIC SAN DIEGO COMIC CON. 

 

TUESDAY APRIL 26TH AT 10:00 PM ON THE BRAVO CHANNEL GARY, HIS WIFE AND THE OUTER SPACE MEN WILL MAKE THEIR DEBUT ON THE NEW SHOW "PREGNANT IN HEELS" TAKE A LOOK AT THIS CLIP BELOW!!!

 

 

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 CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY NOW!!!

http://www.theouterspacemen.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=12&Itemid=26

 

 

THE NEW OSM ACTION FIGURES ARE IN STOCK AND SHIPPING!!! GET TO THE FOUR HORSEMEN STUDIOS WEBSITE AND ORDER YOUR SET OF FOUR TODAY!!!

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   LANDING ON EARTH IN THE SPRING OF 2011; THE OUTER SPACE MEN NON SPORT CARDS!!!

THESE FIRST THREE PROMO CARDS WOULD NOT BE AS STUNNING AN INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW OSM NON SPORT CARDS IF IT WERE NOT DUE IN LARGE PART TO THE INVALUABLE HELP AND AMAZING TALENT OF MEL BIRNKRANT. WORKING ALONG WITH TOM LICHTMAN OF SIDEKICK LABS MEL AND TOM IN A SHORT THREE DAYS CREATED SOME OF THE BEST LOOKING CARDS IMAGINABLE. STAY TUNED FOR CONSTANT UPDATES ABOUT THE CARDS ARRIVAL DATES AND WHERE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO FIND THEM. KEEP LOOKING AS YOU WILL NOT WANT TO MISS THIS COLLECTION OF NSC'S. IT IS RUMORED THAT MEL HIMSELF WILL HAVE ARTIST SKETCH CARDS INSERTED RAMDOMLY WITHIN WAX PACKS AS WELL AS AUTOGRAPHED CARDS BY THE MAN HIMSELF. 

  CLICK ONTO THIS LINK TO FOLLOW THE CARDS AT NON SPORT UPDATE CARD TALK

 
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MAKE SURE TO DO YOUR OSM HOLIDAY SHOPPING EARLY THIS YEAR!!!

 

COMING SOON JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!!!

THE OUTER SPACE MEN SKINS!!!

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  WE CAN SKIN ANY OF YOUR DEVICES!!!

I PHONE'S, I PADS, CELL PHONES, DROIDS, BLACKBERRY'S, DESK TOPS, LAPTOPS, NETBOOKS, IPODS, MP-3 PLAYERS, READERS

AND MORE!!! 

 HERE ARE THE TOP SELLING DEVICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR SKINNING!!

  1. iPhone 3GS, 3G, Original
  2. iPad
  3. iPod Touch (2nd/3rd Gen.)
  4. iPod Classic
  5. 13" Apple Unibody Laptops (Pro, Air, MacBook)
  6. BlackBerry Bold 9700
  7. BlackBerry Curve 8520 & 8530
  8. 15" MacBook Pro Unibody
  9. Kobo eReader
  10. Motorola DROID

 

 

  I AM PAIRING UP ASTRO NAUTILUS WITH THE TRANSFORMERS / BEAST WARS TAKO TANK AND MOTORCYCLE WITH THE SQUID WARRIOR FOR THE HOLIDAYS. THIS IS A SENSATIONAL EXAMPLE OF A FUTURE CONCEPT VEHICLE FOR ASTRO NAUTILUS. WE HAVE ONE DEAD MINT TANK OUT OF THE BOX COMPLETE WITH ALL ACCESSORIES AND INSTRUCTIONS AS WELL AS TWO TANKS DEAD MINT IN THEIR ORIGINAL BOXES. ASTRO NAUTILUS IS SOLD SEPARATELY. GET OVER TO THE STORE TO SEE THIS AS SUPPLIES ARE SUPER LIMITED!!!

 

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WE HAVE A NEW GIANT ASSORTMENT OF ITEMS IN THE STORE INCLUDING 4 NEWLY UNEARTHED VINTAGE SPACE WARRIORS PLAYSETS!!! 

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PRESENTING THE EXCLUSIVE FIGURES CREATED JUST FOR THE NEW YORK COMIC CON INCREDIBLE EVENT!

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HERE IS THE NEWEST OSM FAN; SOPHIA GRACE!!!

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MEET THE NEW MYSTRON AND COMMANDER COMET!!!!

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YOU WANTED IT!!!!!

YOU GOT IT!!!!!

42 YEARS LATER!!!!!

3 YEARS IN THE MAKING!

 

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Four Horsemen Announce Outer Space Men License

There are a couple of very interesting points about this announcement. The Four Horsemen have become best known as the design studio behind the great DC Universe Classics and Masters of the Universe Classics lines from Mattel, but with their Fantastic Exclusive and Seventh Kingdom toys have started venturing into manufacturing their own figures. This will be the first time that they have ventured into the licensing end of the toy business.

Compatibility with Glyos joint system from Onell Designs means that Outer Space Men will launch into an existing fan base. It’ll be interesting to see how the 4H will bring this to market, whether it will be a line sold on Store Horsemen, a different online store, or bricks and mortar retail.

    FOUR HORSEMEN ACQUIRE THEIR FIRST LICENSED PROPERTY – THE OUTER SPACE MEN

    Forty-two years ago the space race between the United States and Russia was in full swing, and a full wave of action figures known as The Outer Space Men was released that caught the imagination of a generation.

    Although the initial salvo of characters was well received, the characters that were to be part of the second wave, collectively referred to as The World of Tomorrow, never made it into production and currently only exist as elaborate prototypes / production samples in the homes of a couple of fortunate collectors.

    Fast forward to today. Four Horsemen Toy Design Studios have been able to have a hand in the successful re-launches of many of their favorite toy lines from their childhood, but a few of their favorite properties have so far been unobtainable to them until now.

    Already well into production, the first two 3-3/4 inch scaled waves of The Outer Space Men will consist of two characters per wave.

    Wave one will be Astro-Nautilus: the Man from Neptune featuring four articulated tentacles and his regal undersea trident; and Inferno: the Flame Man of Mercury wielding his fiery flame blaster and removable helmet!

    Wave two will contain Xodiac: the Man from Saturn along with his Saturnian scepter, disintegrator pistol, and removable helmet; and Metamorpho: the Man from Alpha Centauri brandishing his morpho-gun, alpha sensor, and transforming facial features!

    In an effort to re-introduce The Outer Space Men to as wide an audience as possible, new play features have been added into this new version of a classic toy line! Working directly with Matt Doughty, owner of Onell Designs, the Four Horsemen have incorporated Onell Designs innovative Glyos joint system into The Outer Space Men, making them almost 100% compatible with all of Onell designs releases! The Outer Space Men is something that both the Four Horsemen and Matt have been discussing for years now, and it just seemed like the perfect property in which to incorporate the phenomenal Glyos fit function.

    As production nears completion, more images and product availability info will be released. The release of The Outer Space Men marks a new approach to action figure production for the Four Horsemen, and more info about this, other announcements and what role the Horsemens FANtastic Exclusive venture will play in all of this will come next week.

 

 

Please take a moment to watch this interview that I did at the last comic show. I think that I touched on a lot of interesting facts that some of you may not know. Thanks so much, Gary.

http://www.cac-tv.com/2009/12/the-outer-space-men/

 

 

THE NEWEST ARTWORK FROM FAMED BOSTON ARTIST ANDY FISH HAS ARRIVED. AFTER DEBUTING AT THE WIZARD BIG APPLE COMIC CON IN NEW YORK THE REMAINING PIECES ARE ON SALE RIGHT HERE. THIS AMAZING COLOSSUS REX ARTWORK IS THE FIRST IN THE ENTIRE 13 OSM SERIES SOON TO APPEAR ONLY HERE!

 

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THERE ARE ONLY 8 SIGNED AND NUMBERED PIECES LEFT IN THE LIMITED SERIES OF 10. THERE WILL NOT BE ANY MORE. ALL OF THE OSM PIECES WILL BE LIMITED TO A 10 PIECE RUN IN THE SERIES. THESE AMAZING SILK SCREENED ICONIC IMAGES OF COLOSSUS REX MEASURE11" x 17" AND WILL BE SHIPPED FLAT.
 
MAKE SURE TO COLLECT ALL 13 LIMITED EDITION OUTRAGEOUS IMAGES OF THE OSM AVAILABLE AS ANDY FINISHES AND DELIVERS THEM TO OSM HEADQUARTERS. NUMBERED IMAGES WILL BE DELIVERED IN SEQUENCE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS. ISSUE NUMBERS 3 - 8 ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. SEE THE STORE FOR MORE DETAILS. 

 

  TWITTER HAS ARRIVED AT THE OSM! FOLLOW ALL THE ACTION AT: WWW.TWITTER.COM/OUTER_SPACE_MEN

 

 

MAKE SURE TO VISIT THE OSM STORE BY CLICKING THE LINK ABOVE. 

YOU WILL FIND EVERYTHING FROM VINTAGE OSM FIGURES AS WELL AS SCREEN PRINTED TEE'S

 

THE GRAPHIC NOVEL IS HERE AND THE REVIEWS ARE POURING IN!

AFTER AN INCRDIBLE JOURNEY OF RESEARCH AND UNMATCHED TALENT THE BOOK IS HERE. LOOK FOR YOUR COPY AT YOUR FAVORITE COMIC BOOK STORE NOW.


TAKE A LOOK AT THE NEW OUTER SPACE MEN!

ORDER YOUR VERY OWN COPY TODAY!

SEE STORE FOR DETAILS. THE BOOKS ARE SHIPPING NOW!!!

 

CLICK ON EACH ADDRESS BELOW OR PASTE AND CLIP THESE ADDRESSES INTO YOUR WEB BROWSER FOR SOME OF THE MOST AMAZING REVIEWS THAT YOU WILL EVER READ.
START READING THE AMAZING REVIEWS THAT ARE COMING IN!

 

WE NOW HAVE A BLOG!

CHECK OUT THE REVIEWS AND LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS!

 http://theouterspacemen.blogspot.com/

 

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Origins

For the past several years, all 13 Outer Space Men action figures (first and second series) have been studied, researched and federally registered with the United States Patent and Trademark  and Copyright offices for the express intent of bringing them back to the attention of the people who remember playing with them, cherishing them, burying them in the back yard and or finding them in  some box years later where a smile came upon their face as they remembered what it was like to play with a truly wonderful toy.

 The Outer Space Men suffered a terrible blow  in July of 1969 , when man touched down on the Moon and returned safely to Earth.  Nearly overnight, every toy company declared that "Space was Dead" as Man had conquered the vast icy cold vacuum of space, the major toy companies decided that there was no longer any need  for space  toy action figures. By 1969, The Outer Space Men were pumping out up to 500,000 individual piece sales across the US and the famous "Second Series" was underway.  Mel Birnkrant had created  an even more elaborate, even more incredible set of 6 new action figures that would stun the toy industry. Believing that the next set of six  action figures should refocus away from the outer space genre, it was decided that this new group of interplanetary peace keepers would be called "The World of the Future."  Alas, this proved to be a futile attempt as the powers that  be pulled the plug on this new collection  after receiving only six prototype sets and the figures would rarely  be  seen again.

An attempt was made in the late 1970's as Star Wars brought space toys back with a vengence to bring the OSM back in puzzle or playset fashion, however the original seven figures would remain forever molded, packaged and sold that one incredible year about ten years earlier when kids all over America sat on the floor and opened up their Colossus Rex or their Alpha 7 action figures. Today one can only hope to obtain a set of the original seven carded figures. The search continues for the ever elusive and impossible to find World of the Future figures, as only  six sets  came into the US from Asia. Most every one of those six sets, however, is accounted for and buried deep within  private collections, seldom to be seen. There are however, one or two individual figures whether loose or carded whose whereabouts remain unknown.

 

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