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INTRO

The last couple of weeks have been really busy, with the everyday 3A work to the Thai Toy Expo and Bambaland issues, feels a little calmer today, I’m sure that won’t last!

Firstly, thanks to all that came to the Thai Toy Expo, great to see so many enjoying toys, and of course meeting some of you guys, always a great thing! It’s always great to see so many people making so many great toys. The future of toys seems in good hands! A special Hi to Amanda Visell and Michelle, who made me feel like not the craziest person in the room for once!

Ok, re: Bamabland, the problem is some peeps are doing stuff that pisses our host company up the tree, they ultimately control the service and when actions affect other company’s sites and theirs, they will block IP addresses, or massage traffic. Not much I can do about this except advise against out of the norm way of interacting with Bamba. In the end I see most got what they wanted, and if anyone was getting blocked we will or have fixed that, we take no joy or satisfaction making life shitty to buy our stuff, we want you guys to have a good relationship with Bamba and always are working towards that!

Ultron this week, I have to say, I’m super proud of him, I aggravated many making sure it was how I wanted it, I’m lucky to have very patient pro’s working to help me realize my vision, I would be fucked without them… So yea, 7th of May at Bamba…

Oh yea, Girl R/C posters are shipping separately as the boxes were too small, you will have them soon!

Through the shit to the stars
-Ash

 

3A | VENTURE COMICS

The lifeblood of 3A lies in its stories. We recognize that it’s hard to invest your time, attention, and money into simply a cool design. We want the fans to care, we want you invested as we are invested. In order to rectify this we’ve put a team together to get these stories out there.

Starting this summer 3A Venture will feature comics written by T.P. Louise and Ashley Wood, and illustrated by quite a few names we think the Legion will recognize. Leonard Brizuela aka Brizl will be drawing Adventure Kartel. Matthew Dunn and Dave Baker are taking on Evenfall. Adam Altenderfer aka Cromagnus will be pulling double duty and illustrating Tomorrow Kings and Worlds Best Robots. Ashley Wood will be pulling art chores on The World of Isobelle Pascha!

 

3A | WE DIED IN THE SUN

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL
July 8 - July 12 2015 in San Diego, CA
www.Comic-Con.org/

3A will be enjoying the Southern California sun at the largest pop-culture convention in the world! Ashley Wood, Kim Fung Wong and the 3A crew will be in attendance.

 

3A | ON SALE THIS WEEK
 

MARVEL | ULTRON
On Sale May 7th 2015 at Bambaland
09:00 Hong Kong Time
1/6th Scale Collectible Figure
Designed by Ashley Wood

Ultron, the sentient A.I. created by Hank Pym, who notoriously rebelled against his creator, causing havoc the world over time and time again. Ashley Wood upgrades the classic villain with a new look featuring plated armor and illuminated details.  
  • Classic, Stealth, and Ghost Editions
  • 13 Inches (33.5cm)Tall
  • Fully Posable including Articulated Fingers and Plated Armor design
  • LED Illuminated Eyes, Mouth, and Chest
USD $220
Price Includes Free Worldwide Shipping

BEAVER INDUSTRIES | SAWYER
May 7th 2015 at Bamabland!
09:00 Hong Kong Time
1/6th Scale Collectible Figure
Designed by Crystal-Jade Vaughan

A dream isn't made in sleep, It's made when you choose to fight for it.

  • Approximately 12-inches (30.48cm) tall
  • Made of ABS, PVC, POM
  • Fully Articulated
  • Detailed Fabric Clothing
  • Accessories include: Calcium Fuel Plug-Ins, Calcium Tray Float, Zipwire Escape Rags
USD $140
Price includes Free Worldwide Shipping

 

3A | ON SALE NOW
On Sale Now at Bambaland
3A | METAL GEAR SOLID
Metal Gear Rex - Half-Size Edition

On Sale Now at Bambaland
09:00 Hong Kong Time
USD $230
Price includes Free Worldwide Shipping!

The iconic METAL GEAR REX returns due to popular demand! This time in a half-size edition much friendlier for smaller spaces. REX retains the Light-Up system and incredible level of detail as its larger counterpart! The half-size edition features improved articulation including the ability to turn its head. Hatches on the knees and back-unit open and close - no removal necessary!  

Dimensions
Rail Gun Length - 11.59inches (29.45cm)
Resting Height - 8.35 inches (20.95cm)
Width - 7.35 inches (18.68cm)

METAL GEAR RAY - Half-Size Edition On Sale May 30th
!


3A | 2000AD
Sam Slade Robo-Hunter

On Sale Now at Bambaland
2000AD 1/12th Scale Collectible Figure Series
USD $50
Price includes Free Worldwide Shipping

That’s S-L-A-Y-E-D to you! The second figure in the 1/12th collectible figure series comes with Robometer Cutie, trusty blaster, and Cuban cigar bot Stogie!

3A | ON SALE IN MAY

Follow The World Of 3A Production Blog For All The Latest Info On Our Upcoming Releases!

May 14 2015
String Divers | Quantum Rangers - USD $75

May 21 2015
Bravest Warriors | Beth Tezuka - USD $100
Bravest Warriors | Chris Kirkman - USD $100

May 28 2015
Tomorrow Kings | The Last TK - TKLUB Archer - USD $TBD

May 30 2015
Metal Gear Solid | RAY half-sized edition - USD $230  

Prices include Free Worldwide Shipping.
Prices and Dates are subject to change*


3A | COMING SOON

Transformers | OPTIMUS PRIME
Tomorrow Kings | TK HUNTER
World War Robot | DIRTY DEEDS NUMBER THREE
3AGO | Wave Two
DESTINY | Titan

 


3A | COMIC BOOKS

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.

 

Zombies vs Robots: Ongoing #4

“Inherit the Earth!,” part 4! Space-faring humans have returned to Earth to find it still dead, but crawling with oddly sentient zombies, robots and… Mermen! Finally! Also: Niles and Mayerik continue to help rebuild the mythos in unexpected ways! Cover and center spread by co-creator Ashley Wood!

3A | Q+A

With Ashley Wood

Q: Is there any chance of making the Mobile Kunstler in 1/12th or 1/6th? Design of the suit is fucking awesome! Will we see WWR suits like this?
Ash: That’s a Kuntsler design for now, not related to WWR. I was thinking of making a vinyl of the pair one day though!

Q: Any plans for more 1/12th Bertie Mk 3.5 this year? Maybe a box set of colors like the previous ones, but with a variety of battle damaged and regular editions?
Ash: We have some street battle scene sets coming and a Bertie or two via the GS HOBBY JAPAN 1/12th Shitty 9 Series! The first release from that is a Martian Harold which will be in stores next month, pre-made and ready to go!

Q: Just seeing that Saturn preview is awesome. I’ve been eyeballing and from the blur alone does this mean that Saturn is taller than Mars? Or will it be a smaller bot?
Ash: His design makes him taller, but they are similar in size, prototype was at the Thai Toy Expo last week!

Q: Will you be doing your interpretations of Han Solo or Chewie for Star Wars Alternate? Not as in realistic likenesses, but your styled faces and hands? OR the idea of a 10” Leia is just too cool
Ash: Yup, I’m very lucky to have this opportunity, it’s gonna be fun!

Q: I want more EVENFALL! Are there Modified THUG suits or different strains of Strigoi? Do the THUG suits have a personality A.I. or do they act as avatars of their Operators?
Ash: More aliens next, and of course you can read all about how the THUG operate in the upcoming comics for free online or you can buy a monthly or so printed round up of them! There are many THUG suits, well variations, and yes they have personality, the term TOTEM refers to a system, of digital and human combining their minds in a virtual sense, hence the totem, head on a head.

Q: What’s next for HALO? The Jorge proto at SDCC looked fucking beastly!
Ash: Need to ship Master Chief and co first, clear the decks and figure it out, I want the Elite!

Q: When working on a licensed line that you get to redesign, how do you pick the characters and line up? Is it chosen by the licensor? If you get to pick, does it simply come down to personal preference or is it an itch you’ve always wanted to scratch?
Ash:  I pick what I want to do, soon as I’m told, I run away. I’m lucky that the companies we deal with are incredibly gracious and pretty much let me do my thing! Anything that I redesign is only because I have a love for it, the Marvel and DC stuff is integral to me, I’m a comic geek for over 35 years! Star Wars again, I still remember that first day I saw it, I know the change that happened in my mind, Microman the same etc. Contrary to popular belief doing license stuff isn’t a way to print money, for me its a chance to play in park I never thought possible!

Q: The logistics behind making a Weapons Pack seems insane. I know its been long rumored for years, but what are the odds of it finally happening this year? Gun-metal or black/neutral colors could go with any faction. I guess the other question is is the weapons pack meant to be for Grunts or for Bots?
Ash: I want it, just we are always too taxed to get to it. It’s a true for the fun of it thing, it will lose money, but it’s still worth it just to do it! The only reason anything is delayed is due to lack of man power, whether it be samples or shipping, never because we don’t care, or give a shit, we work 7 days a week to bring you the best we can! I did the box design for the set 3 years ago for the weapons set, maybe we can break with tradition this year and release it!

Q: Seriously though - that Star Wars trailer - thoughts?
Ash: All great except Solo, looked old and fucked, made me feel old and fucked and that fucking Wookiee looks younger! Fucker is going the DYE! I thought it looked great, shit wish I was making SW films!

Q: Will we see any of the characters age like Roth or some of the TK's? Does Tommy ever get older and start looking like Merde? Will JC's beard go grey?
Ash: WWR is being told in a different way, the story is moving at a different pace, the AK world is moving much slower as it’s more a soap opera, where WWR is almost a trilogy of films!

Q: In regards to the new Shitty9 group, will each toy release through Goodsmile represent a group member of the Shitty9? If this is so, and since you only mentioned six months worth of releases, are the last three members going to be on Bambaland?
Ash: Each release is a member and yes the 6 releases will cover the 9, the next set is a Dropcloth two pack, so 3 members over two releases!

Q: Will the Hobby Japan comics be translated and collected in a book at some point?
Ash: I’ll just put them online for free for now, I’m sure they will turn up somewhere, as a point, the Hobby Japan are translated from English, they are ready to go… maybe I should post em!

Q: If extreme religious rhetoric is the major force running the Earth Coalition, are there any visible signs of it? Any symbol or background information on what exactly it stands for? Is it a cult? Is it a fanciful twist on any real world religion? Like in Marvel comics is there any type of “Hail Hydra" greeting or secret password between people of extreme devotion?
Ash: FUCK MARS is their inner cry, they are like a more forceful United Nations, they are a bunch of powerful nations that have chosen to gang up and make Mars get into line. They represent the old, Mars represents the new.

Q: Since there are conflicts between different factions of the Earth Coalition over Earth’s treatment of Mars, do the less extreme factions think that Mars should be free to do as it pleases? Is there a sense of a renaissance on Earth in regards to freedom of expression and individual rights that fight against whatever oppressive religious rhetoric rules the Earth? What do the resisting Earth factions think should be done with Mars and the Earth?
Ash: Yes ,there are nations that believe Mars should have free reign and that diplomacy and working together is the right path, these nations are at or on the brink of war with the coalition nations. This part is really the back bone of the WWR title, Earth is falling into war while Mars watches. It’s actually where the cool stuff is happening, inter planetary war is slow and boring, the shit on the ground is where the good stories are!

Q: Are the N.O.Ms agents of chaos or something more? It is said that some of them are truth seekers (the Fallen), so that must mean that Supreme's plans would be no more good for the human race than whatever extreme religion is currently running the Earth Coalition. The fact that there are fallen N.O.M must mean that there is a way to some truth or good that Supreme, Earth, Mars, and Rothchild don't represent. Are the N.O.M just in existence to defeat Rothchild? What purpose do the N.O.M serve if not to only advance the agenda of the Supreme's plans for Trinity? What is Trinity?
Ash: NOM believe they have the right path for all, the Trinity is a balance of Mind, Spirit and Body. They embrace all aspects of humanity, their leader, the Supreme NOM, represents the Divine Feminine harking back to the dawn of religion before organized church made it a man only affair. The NOM are complicated and do not want anyone but them running the show!
 



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