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>Post a photo of your most recent arrival
Just got this guy yesterday, haven't even adjusted the bags. Passed on it when it was released but couldn't resist it at $100 shipped.
>Most recent arrival
Nabler Guy from Supanova, and also picked up an AP Sangreal to have as a desk buddy while I was there.
>My most recent arrival
I can't stand the look of the boiler suits so I found other clothes. This is before weathering
I only have a 1/12 of the regular dropcloth mold so I can't really compare it against the first version, but I do really like this one. Bicep swivels are crazy loose, that's my only real complaint. The glow is weak but looks pretty sweet with longer exposures. Didn't realize the ? was GID paint too. Neat but it's not the same color as the vinyl in the dark but no big deal.
whats a good weathering powder for replicating threea a paint technique.
inb4:someone gives a retarded response like shit or whatever. no one thinks your funny.
They don't use weathering powders at all, at least not on the plastics. They use a combination of washes and sponging. Which, if you're not familiar with the technique, is using various sizes and types of sponges to apply paint in a randomized pattern that looks like rust. Look for sea sponges at your local art/craft stores, those tend to work well.
Figured I'd put this here instead of the bst as I'm selling a couple 3A things.
WWRp nom commanders set calginosity (black) - 125
APTK Kiba no bothead- 115
Both are otherwise complete with box
for a emgy or peace day Dropcloth 1.5
My most recent purchase. I love them so. sorry for the cell phone pic.
So they announce the Microman launch, get more interest than they planned on so they delay it indefinitely, and instead decide to throw these up in the mean time. Sure. Why not.
Aw fuck they're a set. I love my Iron Panda Dropcloth but only because it has that great orangey rust and off-white coloring. The start white and black doesn't do it for me. I was just gonna grab the Crab.
Still, the best thing about 3A is how you can sell everything and make your money back no problem.
Pretty sure they are 80 a piece, actually the blog g=confirms it. These are also much larger than either of the previous squares. While still expensive I would not have expected them to be less than 60 a piece.
Yeah, wasn't keen on Lass when it was announced so I skipped it. Didn't realize I'd be wanting that 15% off so badly. Would've sprung for the WWRp JEA set if I had 3AA because it was an amazing deal.
Yeah, I know what you mean. The straight up black and white, especially with the shape of the patterns on the face, reminds me of a cow.
Also, the price isn't that shocking considering Mk.2 squares were $50 shipped, these are much bigger and more complicated, and have a light-up feature.
I love how everyone needs a grunt and always places grunts in command. You're discriminating against bots. Grunts are the cheapest, lowest grade, and easiest to equip and train in any army. They are not these badass ultimate squad leaders like everyone wants them to be! Oh but they're human I need a human figure to relate to I need a self insert grunt hero for my armies!
EMGY Grunt is hard to find for a reasonable price because he was a secret drop, so there are relatively few in the wild.
Also, good score on the Droppie 1.5. I love mine, it's just as solid as the original DC but with some nice additions to the articulation. The EMGY 1.5 also has a TON of accessories, which is always nice.
I just like the proportions better on the 1.5s, they appeal to me more than the classic droppies. Everyone keeps raving about the classic though, I almost feel like I should have gone for one of him instead.
Also I found a grunt for 280 shipped, like new. Thinking of jumping on it. IDK I just spent nearly that much on General Showa but i did just sell a bunch of things... Any advice would be appreciated.
Well, the biggest robot line is of course WWR, and that's sort of on semi-hiatus right now as WWR has ended and they are gearing up for WWR EVOL. This year we should also see the first World's Best Robots release.
You should probably also keep an eye on ThreeZero, as a large percentage of their current and upcoming releases are robots of one sort or another.
Did you get the JEA MIM, square 8 pack, graveyard shift berties or the Rothchild+Caesar set? WWR bots seems to have taken the backburner to other projects but we've still seen quite a few this year. With EVOL I'm hoping we might see even more but you never know. We have EVOL square coming in a few days and supposedly a 1.5 dropcloth retail wave.
I did get the Squares, and a Wonka! So that was cool You're right about the MiM set, but JEA is my least favorite colorway. The Iron Panda set will be nice but I know it probably won't match my Dropcloth.
>>supposedly a 1.5 dropcloth retail wave
Yeah I want to see a big release with lots of colors to choose from.
confirmed for unauthorized and never for sale products
Has that been confirmed? I was really hoping they would be releases.
If ash wants star wars license this isnt the right way to go about it. Hes seeing these other companies get the rights and is just waving heyyy look at me guise i matter! I can make star wars too! Amd creates a proto hoping they notice and then have disney bow down to him. Yes mr wood please use superior 3A toys to make our star wars stuff!
I guess trying to acquire licensing rights the normal way isnt very "punk rock" but thats how normal companies do it. It just ends up being a giant cock tease twice now. Also probably ruin any goodwill disney would have for him in the future by going about it like this.
Fuck you ash you bogan cunt
Also he did this. Posted it around the same time as the star warrior TK was revealed. This is the slated bamba exclusive version of Kozo TK. Pretty clearly an xwing pilot inspired homage. Hopefully it isnt blocked. But again this isnt really the right way to go about acquiring rights by stealthily ripping off.
I am still a little suspicious that we haven't seen any String Divers in action poses. I suspect the suit may limit poseability quite a bit. But on the upside, the new photos do show that it's not neoprene, it looks like a fine woven mesh of some sort so it should have some give to it.
The clear one, on the other hand, is looking AMAZING. As soon as I saw it it screamed Microman to me. I might have to snag this one, if nothing else...
I'm sure they are very posable even in the outfit. The real question is the longevity of the outfit itself.. it reminds me of the cloth and fabric paint/sticker/whatever the white detailing is on the Medicom Marvel figures like Venom, Sym Spidey, Wolverine, etc. Those figures looked fantastic but the suit would fray and the white stuff peel and crack over time. Granted I know nothing is forever, but I posed that pretty minimally.. everything I have 3a has held up so far though, so we'll see!
>hating on TK shorts
Someone's going to be dissapointed
And I actually bothered to just look at the photos this time and can say that we should be fine, upon closer inspection the white is all cloth(except perhaps for the M) and the cuffs are all hemmed. I should have trusted 3a, sure, they're slow as fuck and the ordering/waiting is pretty lame, but when shit does come out it's awesome.
I'm pretty sure this means concept as in not canon in the popbot universe. Anyways the Stormtrooper helmet design is public domain in the UK. I am sure these are planned for sale.
Dude, it's fucking 1/6. If you don't like a component of a costume it's wonderfully easy to just remove and replace it with something you do like. Some suggestions include pants from Bleak, Merde, JC, any of the Heavy TKs, etc. Or heck, you don't even need to be limited to ThreeA. There's a whole world of 1/6 pants out there. Just give em a little dusting of paint and weathering powder, they'll fit right in with the other garments.
I guess since the orange is listed as an exclusive, then I could just order that and wait for the rest to hit another store after we see how they come out?
They haven't really said much about the retail release of these and I don't see preorders at my usual places.
From their Facebook:
"Inspired by the original 'Microman' Japanese toy line from the 1970's and re-imagined by artist and 3A co-founder Ashley Wood, each figure stands approximately 6-inches tall.
This particular version is retail only."
From the blog, they're going to offer them in a pack, and in singles.
Wish he'd sell a regular Merde mission at retail or something, don't want to play the waiting game for him, and I hate the shadow repaint.
I'm loling at the butthurt on the 3A forums over clear being retail only. These bitches will F5 all day hoping to get a black redeco of a figure they already have, and yet will whine because it's too hard for them to place an order with BBTS or whatever other of the multitude of stores that will have these for sale.
>Because they cant use their 3AA discount
Ah, that makes sense now. Sell a secret klub membership with 15% discount built in, then make a sweet toy and refuse to sell it where the discount can be used. Dick move mr. wood. Dick move indeed.
Possibly? The F5 bar is moving at the now standard licensed-figure-snail's-pace, too. I think these only really appeal to a small part of the usual 3A audience, but those who like them really really like them.
They look fine and fun but I have no nostalgia for microman or any desire to own them myself.
I misread that as Dors figure.
Not sure how they're gonna do these guys, but they could be cool which ever way they plan to go. Could be realistic, could be stylized, should be nice either way.
We'll see, I'm probably going to try and get my cash back on the figure, if not I have a jointed body I can use.
I was considering it, but when it turned out the clear one was a regional retail exclusive my interest dropped substantially. I'll wait for them to ship and pick a blue one up from kidrobot if the remaining urge hasnt' faded completely. Might grab the clear one if it turns up on Amiami or HLJ.
So I found this trying to find more pics of handsome Wu.
I found this, apparently, he showed up and some Asian con at some point, looking even more handsome. Really glad I got him for 105$ shipped. Going to buy him some desert grunt pants, and also sell that panda suit.
Can't wait till'...when did they he'd ship? fourth quarter? I expect delays, but it won't be as long for this guy.
Shit, that woman is... wow, just yes. Very yes.
I've seen pictures of her before, but that one's just amazing.
On topic: I have no ThreeA stuff. But it sure looks awesome! I like those barrel-shaped robots.
>I just popped by to say that's sexy and I like your robots.
Sure pal, you oughta just buy some figures. They are quite fine, but the 1/6th stuff is finer. Unless you want bots, 1/6th bots are really cumbersome and hard to move when they are bigger than 1" tall.
Don't remind me, such a shame, she did a complete 180 then cut her breasts off, then she tried to go back into show business. It don't work that way lady.
Pretty sure she could've worked out her back and got the same effect with health benifits but whatever. I would've bought a 3A figure of her old punk rock giant tit self. Not much bigger than their regular stuff anyway. I want to draw how that might've looked.
Damn you anonymous poster.
No, they're not really rare. Neither them, the TKYOs, or the Interyos really got rare. A lot of those sets were getting parted out for really cheap a while back in fact ($60-80 per figure). Not sure what the current market value is but I can't imagine it's risen much.
As far as a review, well...they're quite similar to the 1/12s with a few small differences. The bodies are of course the same ol' Hot Toys TrueType, with all the articulation you'd expect. The clothes are pretty much the same as well. The shoes are different--the APs have the standard OG TK shoes, but the 1/6 versions have the new stitched faux leather shoes from the KDA TKs. 1/6 gloves are black, as opposed to the brown ones on the APs. And lastly, the 1/6s all have unique headsculpts, whereas the APs all have the same head in different colors.
tl;dr: they're pretty much standard TKs. No real big surprises or pitfalls here.
TKYO sets go for fuck all since the market is absolutely flooded with them. Throw a stone and you'll hit a for sale post.
A quick scroll through the facebook BST and I found someone selling all 4 TKYO variants: $160 for the TKYO and YH sets, $185 for Interyo and $195 for the DIYs.
Even if they are just basic tracksuit dudes, at $40-50 each they are pretty awesome bang-for-buck TKs at those prices, and a nicely posed set of TKYOs looks great.
So I can score a heavy TK for about 55$ shipped.
Anyone want to buy some parts from it? He's got a rocket launcher a backpack and some pouches, you can use em to make your grunts more unique. Or you can make some crazy TK. Only want the pants, maybe some other small bits. Hit me up if you're interested,
Sure. Buy a cheapo TKYO 1/6th, buy some parts that are close for the same price as one of the figures. Sell the clothing you won't use to recoup losses, and viola, you've got a new figure for an okay price. Only thing that'll be hard to get will be the poncho.
Plenty of 1/6th bits for good prices all around on the kidrobot bst and ebay.
It's a super secret facebook club so you won't find it by searching. Join the general 'ThreeA Legion' group and PM a dude who goes by the name 'Gaijin TK Oyabun' asking to be added to the BST group.
I just saw these on the form. Can some one explain to me what they are and if there is any chance of me ever obtaining them.
If they're 1/6th? No chance, though you can make them easily if you really wanted to, or commision someone on kidrobot to do it as well.
If you want the 1/12th, you can get them as a two pack I believe, but they're a bit more dirty, so they won't look like the t shirt guys if you want that clean look.
Shots of SDCC Pascha clear in box on blog.
Also, did you see this? It has a damnded gasoline hatch like a car!+
you'd bet wrong, I think it's a dumb fucking series
everything but Blind Cowboy, and to be honest I think he's wasted potential in such a terrible line anyway.
Not story, context. I don't buy something strictly because it looks neat - I like to know what the character is and why I should give a fuck about them; looks come after that.
>I like to know what the character is and why I should give a fuck about them; looks come after that.
I get ya, but that's killin' half the fun of toys, and narrowing horizons, at least for me.
I'm an aesthetics guy, if it looks good, I want it. If it almost looks good, and I can make it what I want, I'll do that too. If it's got a cool story, and looks like shite, I won't touch it.
Truth be told, Most of Ash's story is....terrible. he's got ideas, but he lacks the tongue with which to speak them freely. So it comes off as crude, and hard to sit through. The tagline's "the adventure continues with you!" so for the most part, the backstory of these guys is free to be interpreted by you. So if you want a cool backstory...you could make one yourself! Me? I can't get around the doofy heads!
The blackhole trooper tk guy interests me a bit, might pich him up, and part him out. Who knows?
I might wait to see what kind of secret drops there are for this sale as neither of these colorways really do it for me. Maybe EMGY or a NW+DW pack, both of those colorways are usually reserved for secret drops/chases it seems
Don't they usually announce one right at the time of release and then also have a secret one?
Also, is the drop Hong Kong time? So if I'm in California, it would be the evening of the 8th?
Ordered mine. Anyone seen any secret drops? I know a lot of the early images said "Wave 1" or something like that, so I wonder if we'll see more in the future. I wish my collection could be 100% EMGY.
Im looking out for one, an emgy or a nw/dw would be great i do find it dissapointing its only 2 colorways, and they arent even very popular color ways. This is a drop i really want to buy too.
Also found this. God i hope its released and isnt some huge cocktease
Also re: the TK Trooper, I'm feeling kind of indifferent even though I'm a huge Stormtrooper fan. It just looks kind of like a halfassed kitbash. I would have preferred to see Ash's take on the entire Trooper armor suit. But I guess that would have been treading too close to the danger zone, it seems like they're skirting it as is with this release.
So far I'm not even convinced this is going to see a real release, what either being called a 'concept' figure.
Unless Ash's plan is to try and use it to open the door for some weird urban interpretation Star Wars toy line I think this will pop up at shows and that's about it.
Personally, I think it's being shown off a bit too much to not be a real release. I'm of the camp that believes the "Concept" label refers to it being a conceptual design that's just for fun, as opposed to a TK meant to actually exist in the Popbot universe.
Also, I could see it being a UK exclusive maybe. The Stormtrooper armor design is considered to be public domain over there.
>from the f5 bar and grill
Guy on facebook just posted "No surprises. Confirmed by Ash via email, guys:
"nope just these too, gotta keep it lean"
Welp guess im going to bed then
Oh looks like that whole 3AA exclusive thing for every big release is now just an afterthought and a carrot on a stick to buy 3AA.
I would have bought something secret or exclusive if it was just a sketch.
Its popular but not nearly as much as others. It doesnt even have most/all bot models in the colorway. I wonder if it could pass for NW. Theres nothing super iron panda about it as far as i can tell
Some dude on Kidrobot is selling Harolds for shit prices, but hey he has lots of em at least. I wonder how many sets Ash wound up selling with the $4000 price tag. Can't believe anyone would be dumb enough to pay the non 3AA price, but $3400 is still pretty ridiculous even if it was 30 bots. This guy's trying to double his money. More power to him.
I dunno, I mean it's a new mold and all, but I wouldn't exactly call two squares a "big release."
That might actually be current market rate...Harolds are pretty rare as I understand it, very few people sold theirs after they shipped. I was dumb and figured there would be a healthy aftermarket for them, so I skipped the drop. And now I feel there's very little chance of getting the ones I want for non-rape prices.
This. Since they were sold in sets I thought for sure people would be splitting them up. And it would be no problem finding one. Now I regret it, especially now that I found out back in january when they were shipping you could email CS and grab a set np. Oh well.
Even though its not a huge mark up and its rare to eat the late comers tax, 175 is hard to swallow for a wwrp. Almost makes the 1/6 worth it, more bang for the buck but I would have no where to put it and would just end up sitting in the box lol. Thats my dilema
That's what stops me having a 1/6 WWR collection. Every time I think about how if like one if each kind of bot I remember how fuckhuge anything that isn't a square or a droppie is and give up on my dream. I guess I could settle for a portable collection but it's not the same.
Its not quite double. I think you are exagerating. They were 300$ per set or 255 with 3AA. 450$ is still too much though. 400$ per set would still make a lot of money for middlemanning but not be outrageous. I wonder if he plans charging pp fees lol. Of course he will
The superset was $4000 retail. 3AA gets 15% off. That's $3400 with the discount. Everyone got free shipping. It came with 30 bots: a 1/12 and 1/6 for 15 colorways. Dude on KR listed all of them.
That works out to $267 retail per set, $227 with 3AA.
Now, I'm going to ignore the square-cube law (doubling the linear dimensions of a three dimensional object [the scale of these toys] more than doubles the volume, meaning it takes more than twice the material to construct it, so the big ones should be more than twice the price of the smaller ones) just to make it easier. 1/3rd of the set price for the small ones, 2/3rd for the big ones.
That's still only $89 for the little guys, $178 for the bigguns - if you paid full price. $76 and $151 if you had the 3AA discount.
I'm not saying the guy shouldn't get anything extra for dealing with it all, ordering it to begin with and then splitting it up, but he has set out to double his money at minimum.
Still, beats eBay, and no one else is selling them, so he could tack on another hundred per bot and that would beat the current market price. S/H extra, +4% or pay by gift of course.
Wood really reigned in the supply on these by only offering all the variations in that set. I don't imagine they made more than a couple hundred orders at best, and that's probably optimistic. The only upside is they're not all that interesting, so I have no urge to hunt one down. I'd pick one up if it were reasonably priced, but that won't happen.
Back to faggot's personal anti-trip campaign hooray.
So did anyone here end up buying a 4Square? I didn't bother in the end, and the reception to them overall seemed pretty tepid. Not the most compelling colourways I suppose, especially Krab Labs.
New banner up on bamba, I think we can all guess what the next drop will be.
The whole point of the faces is that they are supposed to be a derpy attempt to be "cute" just like all those creepy photos you see from the 1950s. According to the fiction, they're also supposed to have really annoying robotic childrens' voices to relay strategic infromation.
They were only wave 1, I'd say we have a good shot at getting some more colorways in the future.
I like the zomb headsculpts, they have personality. More fun than your generic decaying human type. I expect them to be sexy though, Ash seems incapable of making non-sexy female figures.
>I expect them to be sexy though, Ash seems incapable of making non-sexy female figures.
Opinions. Most normal well developed people dont find toys sexy. His barbies and queens blade figures appeal to the lowest common denomonator.
Can anyone do me a favor and check the skin color of the 1/12 Heavy TKs and see if it matches well enough with any other random 1/12 bodies? I've had issues in the past with kitbashing parts that have different levels of paleness
So what your saying is he ripped off Ghost In The Shell as well as Gundam when writing the story behind WWR?
Thank god I only like the designs of these bots and not his actual writing, I'm OK with people borrowing from other sources but his writing both in inspiration as well as execution is worse than some fan fiction I've had the misfortune of reading.
>So what your saying is he ripped off Ghost In The Shell as well as Gundam when writing the story behind WWR
Wut. There's some small robotic thing with some commonalities to small robotic things in other franchises and you dismiss the whole shebang as plagiarism?
The background fiction isn't meant to be a fucking literary masterpiece either. It's just fluff explaining why there's clanky-can robots fighting WWI between Mars and Earth (Oh! war between Mars and Earth? That's been done other places. Plagiarism!) and act as commentary for the original oil paintings.
Sorry, I meant "sexy" as in the general proportions and style he uses for his figures, not that I find them attractive. I couldn't think of a different word that would relay my point better.
Fun fact, WWR existed before Stand alone complex, the firtst GiTS media to have tachikomas as we know them now. Also there is hardly a story, it's just a book of paintings with a few paragraphs here or there, some field reports, some letters etc.
Yeah but I really liked both those colors. The red one was exactly the colorscheme I want in my bots.
Well, hopefully he'll do a Daywatch/Nightwatch like anon said above. I'd get that.
I picked up this bad boy for cheap.
Really impressed, way bigger than I thought he would be, biggest fig I have by far.
I expect Master Chief to be fucking awesome (WHEN?)
>Most of Ash's story is....terrible.
Hit the nail on the head, and that's why the last 3A purchase I made was two MG-Rexs. The comic he put out featuring Berties vs Zombies was not by any stretch terrible, and it really made me appreciate a named character (pic related) but fuck me, the guy just has no interest in carrying on an interesting plot longer than a few pages.
Also for you
Man, the pre-3A berties look really odd to me for some reason. Also if you're the kind of person who needs to be attached to related media to buy a toy then 3A is not the company for you. As far as most people are concerned the toys ARE the main media.
>The comic he put out featuring Berties vs Zombies was not by any stretch terrible
That's because it wasn't written by Ash, only drawn by him. It was written by Chris Ryall. I think the ideas were Ash's, but the actual script was Ryall's.
When left up to Ash alone, story takes a big backseat to his art. But, really, the fiction for 3A is really just extra. 3A is a toy company. Judging 3A by the fiction is like judging Hasbro by the bio's on the back of Transformer boxes.
Well it's like I said, looks alone don't do jack squat for me. If you can give me some kind of context of what his role is in the universe, even an excerpt on the back like a transformer or something, I can then find appreciation for the concept.
His WWR stuff was absolutely fine for the longest time, there were specific factions that had some fluff - like the Dirty Deeds squadron for instance. These guys are dripping with character for being a bunch of massproduced robutts.
I just feel like he's completely lost steam with some of his products.. Now don't really give a crap about the line because he hasn't done anything to advance the "story" or broaden the narrative of what already exists.
hilarious how you referenced transformers boxes. I like bios, and individual characteristics for my collection - Never really wanted to armybuild clones of clones, but I know that's the direction the line has been steered.
Apart from a WWRp Commander, two MKIII Berts and a 1/6 GID DropCloth2.0, this is the lot I have - as it stands I could ditch most of them and not be remiss.
>Now don't really give a crap about the line because he hasn't done anything to advance the "story" or broaden the narrative of what already exists.
>I just feel like he's completely lost steam with some of his products
>I don't find them interesting anymore because there isn't a coherent story to follow like mtmte or x-men
i love WWR but cant stand the threea human designs. Seems they only release those now. So am i stuck to picking up aftermarket stuff & retail in asia once a year for actual robots?
i have 2 heavy brambles, popbot with cat, 2 large martins & a dutch merc bertie.
It's easier for him to say that because he has no ambition to make a good product great. If I had that many damn irons in the fire, I'd probably dismiss a desire for more substance to my work as well.
And I have stopped caring for the most part by not collecting 3A anymore. It's a serious error in his strategy, because I know several people who have also stopped buying for similar reasons.
Yes, I said those things, more or less. What is your point? Mine has already been made.
Are you really okay with handing your money out for something with no substance? I don't actually care if you do, I just said it's not how I roll.
>Man, the pre-3A berties look really odd to me for some reason
I kind of dig it. Their bodies are more squat and fat, which matches up with the look of the early paintings better. When the first 3A Berties came out, I thought they looked weirdly slim. I'm used to them now of course, but just sayin, there's a charm to those old fatties.
I actually like the footless look of those early Berties too, it has a neat hyper-cartoony look to it--this giant tin can balancing on toothpick legs. It's just a shame that those legs necessitate a stand for support.
Guess so, at least until Evol picks up full-swing. World's Best Robots is starting up soon as well. And Ash has teased a new model of Popbot for later this year I believe.
On the upside, there's a HUGE back catalog of bots to shop for at this point. You don't even own one of each mold yet, get crackin son.
>It's a serious error in his strategy
>I know a few people who stopped buying them
oh noes you guys, a few people stopped buying them! Oh wait, theres billions of chinamen ashely can easily exploit.
Took a few photos of my collection tonight, so here's my 3A stuff.
>Are you really okay with handing your money out for something with no substance?
The fuck are you talking about, just because every piece of merchandise doesn't have a story behind it it lacks substance? That's got to be one of the most retarded things I've ever heard.
I'd say you lack substance for having to depend on someone else's media to provide a story for you, rather than coming up with your own.
I buy discounted toys all the time for being cheap, regardless of what its from.
And finally this clusterfuck. I need to buy more shelves.
now you're just trying to backpeddle
I dig your collection so far, pascha looks great too bad she's got FUCKING HIGH HEELS ON DAMN IT ASH
I'd have picked it up, if only that was fixed.
Like Cherry bomb, always wish I'd gotten her. Some dude made a sweet custom of her, and I missed out buying her by a day.
but also like a potential clusterfuck
It's an insult to art.
Saying it lacks substance because it doesn't have a great, or any, story backing it up is ludicrous. Not when it's got work put into it anyway.
I don't like his stories too much either, I criticize them all the time. I just don't believe it's fair to claim they have no substance. Don't know why you assume I'm foaming at the mouth over here.
Nice collection bro, you have some really desirable pieces in there!
Tommy red looks surprisingly great, I'm thinking about selling my Darklands Tommy to get that one instead. I have too many black/generally dark colored figs in my ThreeA collection, I think that splash of red from his shirt, shoes, and hand will look nice.
The heels are definitely here to stay thanks to Ash's foot fetish. I think every single 3A female has worn heels, wedges, pumps, etc. except for the very first Little Shadow, who had a pair of Chucks on (and even then, she came with spare heeled feet!)
>Like Cherry bomb, always wish I'd gotten her.
Never too late man, she's relatively cheap on the aftermarket.
If I can find her again for 100$ I'll probably do it.
If not, I'll stick with Flakey.
Yeah, the one on the forums of kidrobot, it rubbed me the right way, especially the scarf made from her skirt.
Cheers. For being pretty much the easiest version to get Tommy Red is surprisingly nice, but I slapped together a bat for him, he seemed like he needed a weapon.
A little bit of colour on black figures makes all the difference. That's why I like Char Foot so much, the orange sleeve and hands set it all off.
Caesars are a completely different mold.
Also, if you're willing to venture outside of WWR/Popbot, I would highly recommend the Mongrol. It's a really fun and expressive figure, probably one of my faves of all time from ThreeA (and this is coming from someone who has owned every bot mold).
It's not an insult to art, it's an insult to the artist. Woody isn't that inventive, and that's OK because you still enjoy what's there but some people wont.
Are ya done? Can we get back on track?
When the hell are we going to see some BC badguys?
And here's a photo I took of Nabler Guy and Char Foot building gunpla because it seemed like a good idea idk
yeah ive been tempted to get that since i love 2000ad. Im kinda worried if i do get comitted, the set wont ever get finished (hammerstien when?) ...im seriously considering the threea zaku & the threezero gundam though.
also threea rogue trooper ever?
And I agree that some people won't like it. I just found it pretty insulting for no reason to say it lacks substance.
Don't know when BC's enemies are coming, he was saying they were all coming soon, but that was months ago.
Still like the ascended BC, too bad I wasn't able to snag one myself. Looks really cool.
Hammerstein is currently being worked on according to a recent blog post! Portable version only for now though I think, so you may want to go for the AP Mongrol if you're jumping into the whole 2000AD thing.
GOD LOVE IT, I need something to pose next to him and I couldn't afford the horse at the time... Really pulling for a Tuco-Tron or something
yeah i know. I keep a close eye on mandarake for other stuff. im buying the dropcloths off a friend for $150. considering i can put them on a local auction site for $80 a piece & they sell fast wont be hard to cover the zaku (why does everyone hate on the 3a zaku? is it the 2 eyes thing?
I was thinking of just making my own cowboy guy. Just grab a RUMADMAN skull, some clothing, boots, and a poncho.
Can't find his poncho pattern anyway though, beats the hell out of the horse. It's cool to have, but I get paranoid with resin stuff.
>and now we've looped back around to the uninspired designs of woodley selling only on the sake of COOL and lacking all substance.
Only because you made it that way.
The figure looks less like his art, but the art itself looked more like a zaku. Aside from that the head isn't a mono eye, which is probably the most iconic part of the zaku.
I still think it looks like a zaku, but you'll need to change it's head to seal the deal.
thats exactly why i want it. Its a cool looking large robot. (im a gunpla fag but i dont care at all about the monoeye thing), I saw a few of them last time i was in singapore but didnt have room to bring one back.
I think it's time to ramind people what 3A is:
3A is Ashley Wood's toyline for his designs of original characters and designs based on licenses.
The licensed toys are most often Ash's interpretation of those characters. His designs are inspired by the original IP.
If you want a toy that's accurate to the source material, you're pissing in the wrong pool.
anybody have any 1/12 Diy grunts from the bumper packs that they wish to sell.
Next SDCC exclusive is poocube Miyu from toytokyo. These looked fucking bad on the blog in yellow and green. I didn't think they could suck more than that but they did it.
Heres a sorta not really custom. The red JC came with the new zomb head sculpt so I popped it on a boiler zomb. Gotta say looks great. Its a nice sculpt.
Cornelius zomb? Got my cold Merde today, he's beautiful.
Yeah, the mushy plush squares just aren't doing it for me (mostly because they are too amorphous to really resemble their source material). You know what actually would have worked for me? A cardboard square costume with arm cutouts, like the infamous Gundam costume. It could legitimately be made of cardboard, maybe even with some fake barcodes and product names on the back to show it's like, an old microwave box or something. Draw a square face on the front, maybe a little cutout for the mouth, and bam, we have a much better looking figure.
Oh, that's gorgeous. So much deep linework there, and the wash really pops it out. I wonder if anyone would sell me just the head...
Also very nice. I'm slightly regretting not buying him now, the headsculpt is great. Are his boots plastic, or faux leather? And do they have any flex in em (for deep/wide stances) or are they pretty rigid?
Big list of upcoming sales on WO3A:
July 23rd SDCC SALE ( CYBORG ADVENTURES, COSPLAY SQUARE MIYU AND IRONMAN, all different to previously mentioned versions)
JULY 27TH BLACK TK NINJA
JULY 30TH ZOMB MD SET
AUGUST 7TH LIZ SM SET
AUGUST 15TH MARS ( MARS, ROMULUS and REMUS)
AUGUST 25TH 3AGO wave one ( Hemmingway's, DePlume's and TK's)
Amiami.jp has the micromen up now. No luck on the English site of course, and none on HLJ (yet? who knows)