This little write up isn’t going to be so much a review as it’s a quick overview of a recent release that just arrived at my doorstep.
Ashley Wood’s WWR Square design is one of, if not the most iconic toy designs from the artist. As a supposed last hurrah to celebrate the love many have for the little fellah, 3A released a limited 60 min sale of this great 8 pack in what is meant to be the last time we see 3A/Ash post a classic WWR Square for sale.
Ash has changed his mind in the past, but if these really are the last of their kind.. they’re leaving on a pretty good note! The new designs are not tied to previously existing World War Robot factions as in the past.. ie: Iron Panda, Emergency, Medic, JEA.. but instead seem to be pulled from creative thin air, loosely tying into things most of us have no previous knowledge of. All in all, I love the set. It’s bright and colorful and it’s hard not to love that toothy grin.
Here’s a few more pics to enjoy! You can view the full gallery over on our facebook and flickr pages!
Hey guys, just thought I’d inform those who may not know that right now you have a little less than 24 hours to head over to Bambaland.com and grab as many of these cool little guys as you like! Sale info and pictures below are from the official 3AVox newsletter
WHEN + WHERE
On Sale Now At Bambaland Store
PRICING And DETAILS – Includes Free International Shipping
- SD00 Marcus (Orange) – 6-Inch Scale Collectible Figure: $45 USD
BAMBALAND EXCLUSIVE ONLY
- SD01 Aki (Grey) – 6-Inch Scale Collectible Figure: $45 USD
- SD02 Maxim (Black) – 6-Inch Scale Collectible Figure: $45 USD
- SD03 Dante (Red) – 6-Inch Scale Collectible Figure: $45 USD
- SD04 Sam (Blue) – 6-Inch Scale Collectible Figure: $45 USD
- SD05 Julian (Clear) – 6-Inch Scale Collectible Figure: $45 USD
RETAIL EXCLUSIVE ONLY
*Design and color may change on final shipping version
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I can probably trace the entire basis for my interest in giant fighting robots back to a few years of my childhood in the mid 80′s. As a kid, I lived in a small town in Texas a few hours outside Amarillo. I don’t know how he did it, but somehow my dad found this eclectic little Japanese import toy shop on one of our many trips to the “big city”. He knew I’d love it as I was obsessed with Transformers and Voltron, probably the two most popular robot franchises at that time to most kids my age in the states. But this little toy shop had things I’d never seen or heard of. They had VHS tapes full of this stuff called, “anime” and shelves full of these little backwards comics called “manga”. Most importantly of all, it had shelf after shelf of incredibly, mind blowing giant robots. The existence of that shop hooked me onto everything from Gundam to Godakin! I was instantly obsessed. That shop became a regular weekend destination for us, so much so that the shop owner had a small list he’d keep of all the bots I told him I wanted so my dad would know what to look for if he happened to be hunting a Christmas or birthday gift for me. Life was good and my plate was steadily full of random anime, manga and die-cast giant robots for a solid year. We eventually left the Texas pan-handle and moved away to the Eastcoast.
Despite not having access to a similar, amazing Japanese toy import shop anywhere near our new neighborhood, I maintained a fascination with Japanese robots, watching cartoons and movies that featured them as much as possible. Voltron, Transformers, Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs, Gundam, Giant Robot and the ‘bot known here in the states as Tranzor Z.. the mighty, Mazinger Z.
I’ll admit, it’s been FOREVER since I’ve watched or read anything about Mazinger Z. But the instant I saw him teased by ThreeZero so many of those memories came rushing back. I knew I’d have to have him in my collection.
I feel very fortunate to have this opportunity to preview him while he’s still up for preorder at ThreeZero’s shop. I find it a little ironic that the same toy company who is largely responsible for reawakening the toy nostalgia within me a few years back is the same one responsible for bringing such an iconic super robot from my childhood back to life.
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