The Outer Space Men came into being in 1968. They were created by the Colorforms company in the bendy style similar to Mattel’s Major Matt Mason. Invented by Mel Birnkrant, the 3.5″ to 7″ bendable action figures incorporate a pliable metal wire armature encased in painted soft vinyl bodies with accordion joints. In recent years, the Four Horsemen have teamed up with Mel, recreating the old figures and creating new members of the line. I love the story behind these characters, and the creativity that went into them. I have never seen an original one in person, but I would plotz if I did.