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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

This is the first of the regular 2015 3A newsletters, the point is to offer a deeper look into the world of 3A, hopefully a more personal view, but that's all kinda abstract, so best thing is to move along and see where this all goes!
- ASH

Welcome to the first in a new series of newsletters to herald in the next era of 3A!
Ash, Brent, Gimby, and I will be bringing you the up-to-date news and coverage from all aspects of 3A and Ashley Wood week in and week out.
- Gregory

 


3A | NEWS

What's Ash been up to?
This is my week leading up to the CNY holiday break,

Checked out the articulated Mega Zomb hands - figured such a large Zomb needed articulated mits!
Completed work on a variation of MARS called SATURN with our new 3D modeler Eric, he's also working with me on BATMAN. You will see these chaps really soon!

Working with our resident fashionista Siuyin -  changed the material on Mr French’s jacket, smiled at the Donker figure's umm suits, and finalized the clothing for the THAI TOY EXPO’s 24” LIZ and MIYU KREIGSTEIN VAMPIRE HUNTER Exclusives.

Chatting with Brent Ashe about the next wave of 1/12th carded figure's blister designs. Brent has cooked up some killer designs which I think are integral to the whole package - the package and the toy are both parts of the collective experience, this actually applies to all our works, but for some reason the blister card really offers a unique item. You get the toy, 200% upfront in what is essentially a frame to enhance and protect. You all will see the new style cards and what is essentially the first wave of WORLD OF 3A 1/12th toys. I will say, trying to wedge a 1/12 the Dead Astro on a blister that is coherent with the rest is a real fucker!

Mmm let's see. Got to play with an almost complete ULTRON (on sale mid April), worked with our new in-house 3D modeler Andrew on the Quantum Ranger for the next STRING DIVER wave and photographed and played with our range of BRAVEST WARRIOR figures.

Did a load more, but can’t say *even though I hint the fuck outta stuff, that ol' cliche, but all true and we cannot wait to share.

In the mean time I’m going to watch old BBC sci-fi and occult kinda shows, two recommendations, OMEGA FACTOR and CHILDREN OF THE STONES, awesome slow pacing and crazy premises, but satisfying and fun.

- ASH


 


3A | TOYS
On Sale Now at Bambaland Store

3A | Designed by Ashley Wood 3A | Publishing 3A | Showcase


3A | COMING SOON
Follow The World Of 3A Production Blog For All The Latest Info!
 
WWR | SOTF - DDv2 Release 2 - Headhunter Bertie Mk2
Designed by Ashley Wood
Available for Pre-Order Feb. 26th at 9:00am HK Time at Bambaland Store

 

Transformers - Optimus Prime Premium Scale Collectible Figure
Pre-Order Information, Ads and Lookbook Coming Soon!



Also Coming To Bambaland Store Soon
World of Isobelle Pascha - Slippery Cat Agent Isobelle
World of Isobelle Pascha - Alien Hunt Two-Pack - Space Agent Isobelle Pascha + JJ McGee Parasite
+ Many more to be announced

 


3A | RETAIL EDITIONS

Contact Your Favorite 3A Stockist To Pre-Order These 3A Retail Editions
 

3A | Designed by Ashley Wood
  • WORLDS BEST ROBOTS - REMUS - 25-Inch Scale Collectible Figure
  • TOMORROW KINGS - Underverse Ranger SENSAI KOGEKI - 1/6th Scale Collectible Figure
  • TOMORROW KINGS - Underverse Ranger DAI NI SUTORAIKI - 1/6th Scale Collectible Figure
  • TOMORROW QUEENS - Call Echo SAISHO - 1/6th Scale Collectible Figure
  • TOMORROW QUEENS - Call Echo SAIGO - 1/6th Scale Collectible Figure
  • TOMORROW QUEENS - Call Echo ITSUMO - 1/6th Scale Collectible Figure
  • STRING DIVERS SD07 - Rex
  • STRING DIVERS SD08 - Patrick
  • STRING DIVERS SD09 - Guy
  • STRING DIVERS SD10 - Michael
  • STRING DIVERS SD11 - Ted

3A| Showcase
  • TRANSFORMERS - Bumblebee - Premium Scale Collectible Figure
  • TRANSFORMERS - Megatron - Premium Scale Collectible Figure
  • 2000AD - Judge Death - 1/12th Scale Collectible Figure


3A | EVENTS

THAILAND TOY EXPO
3A will be attending and showcasing at the THAILAND TOY EXPO 2015
The Biggest High-End Collectible Toys Event in Thailand!
  • April 30th -  May 3rd, 2015 at Central World Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Ashley Wood, Kim, and the 3A crew will be in attendance at the show. Drop by and meet up!
  • 10am - 3pm, Free Entrance.


3A | WE CREATE WORLDS

AVAILABLE AT COMIC BOOK SHOPS NOW
Talk to your 3A Stockist and Comic Book Shop today about ordering Ashley Wood related books and graphic novels.
See the stories and artwork that inspired 3A's most iconic toy lines and characters.
 

WORLD WAR ROBOT - 215.9mm ED
T.P. LOUISE and ASHLEY WOOD
Hardcover - 8.5" x 8.5"
176 Pages


This edition features over 80 pages of new content and nearly every WWR painting from 2008 to 2014.

ADVENTURE KARTEL
T.P. LOUISE and ASHLEY WOOD
Hardcover - 11" x 17"
100 Pages


This gorgeously over-sized hardcover from the creators of Lore presents the comics, posters, conceptual designs, sketches, and other beautifully rendered miscellany involving Tommy Mission and his Adventure Kartel in their battles with Zomb MD and his undead minions. Ashley Wood’s artistry is available to all on a grand 11” x 17” format!

 

LORE: THE COMPLETE SAGA
T.P. LOUISE and ASHLEY WOOD
Softcover - 6.8" x 10"
284 Pages


In times past, the world was full of mythical creatures - creatures long since banished and held at bay by the secret society of Shepherds. But when the generational line of Shepherds is broken, a reluctant hero finds her life threatened from every quarter. And the creatures are coming back.

 

METAL GEAR SOLID: DELUXE EDITION OVER-SIZED OMNIBUS
ASHLEY WOOD, KRIS OPRISKO, ALEX GARNER, MATT FRACTION, RUFUS DAYGLO
Hardcover -  7" x 11"
554 Pages


International video game sensation METAL GEAR SOLID provided 25 issues of pulse-pounding, intrigue-weaving, universe-expanding action from celebrated artists Ashley Wood and Rufus Dayglo, and now the entire series is available in this one over-sized collection!

ZOMBIES VS. ROBOTS: Ongoing #1

By co-creator Chris Ryall and Steve Niles, featuring art by Anthony Diecidue, Val Mayerik, with Covers and Center Spreads by co-creator Ashley Wood.










 


3A | LEGIONNAIRE SPOTLIGHT
3A | LEGION PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Photo By Callan Hall a.k.a IronChap
www.collectathingy.com
3A | LEGION ART OF THE WEEK
Artwork by Jay Descallar aka Frargle
instagram.com/niiiiiiice
3A | Legion Spotlight
Callan aka IronChap
Australia
 
How did you discover 3A?
I'd been collecting movie-related 1/6th stuff for a little while when I started seeing these cool weathered robots and zombies and kickass ladies around from a company called 3A. It was so unlike what I was used to in that scale that it totally captured my imagination.
 
What was your first 3A figure? 
The Inky Lord Hoodzomb from Adventure Kartel was my gateway drug.
 
Favorite 3A item in your collection?
Ohala Bear Isobelle. Was over the moon when I managed to score her!
 
What would you like to see made or are looking forward to? 
I'd love to see more of the characters from the Popbot books - so much stuff there that would make for awesome figures. Can't wait to see more of the Marvel line, and really looking forward to the first Dirty Deeds V2 Bertie shipping out!
 
What is your 3A grail? 
A Zombot would be one hell of an addition to my collection, and I'm also quite partial to the TQ Cosplay Liz. Someday...
 
Where can we find you online?
You can check out my toy review website at Collectathingy.com.
And for even more photos of toys and also my pets being dumb look me up on Instagram - @ironchap!


3A | Q+A

With Ashley Wood

Q: Do the Kruschev Guard employ prisoners into their ranks? What I'm getting at is, would we ever see tattoo'd up prison bots or vor style soldiers?
Ash: Sure bots can tatted up to compliment or show the allegiance. I think they would look great like this! Though the KG are very particular about members, they would see a prisoner as a fail as at some point he or she was captured, thus showing less than stellar skills!

Q: In the Adventure Kartel Shadow Empire newsletter you dropped a new name, the Merc bot - King Size. What is his story? Is he the same character as the combat trainer, King Cockler?
Ash: King Size is another vet from the bot wars STAR SWAMP MASSACRE to be exact, a merc for hire, an odd jobs robot if you will! King Cockler is a weapons master and king of shit and beat downs. Probably Tommy should have asked the Cockler…

 Q: Is the GID ghost Rothchild an indication that he will die during EVOL or do you have a different story behind why there is a GID Roth?
Ash: A part of Roth dies, for sure! War does that, stuff dies inside, while trying to keep the other stuff alive.

Q: What was the motivation to use the Rainbow Jersey for AK Johan's shirt?  Normally given to the World Champion in several cycling disciplines once a year, is Johan into pro cycling?
Ash: Oh, right, Johan is a gay robot, and likes to front his rainbow shirt to show his colors, I thought this was common knowledge? Now you can ask, how can a robot be gay, for which there isn’t an answer, it's just how it is. Shadow hand picked Johan for his job, taking into account his skills with a Banana! Johan is tough tough mutha, he is the bot that saved the day in the Robot Island debacle and brought all our so called heroes home! I kinda see him as rocking tennis chic with a subtle shout out to Warhol/Velvets via his banana.


 


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