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Title: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Robo-K33F on 16 November, 2009, 01:20:59 pm
Press Release


16 November 2009

Fans of 2000 AD everywhere get set to rejoice, as 3A Toys are proud to announce their licensing agreement with Rebellion for a range of brand new 2000 AD action figures. Many characters from the pages of the galaxy’s greatest comic, from Judge Dredd to the A.B.C. Warriors and beyond are set to be made as 1/6th scale, fully-articulated works of art.

Ashley Wood,  CEO 3A Toys said “2000 AD and the worlds within its pages was inspirational in igniting the dream of becoming a comic artist for me, which lead to my first professional comic job, illustrating a Dredd Story for the Megazine. It feels very gratifying and exciting to revisit this universe now with toys.”

Jason Kingsley, COE of the Rebellion Group, home of 2000 AD said: "We're really looking forward to seeing what Ashley's company comes up with.  I need more high quality action figures for my office."


Coming soon in 2010; the toy line that all 2000 AD fans have been waiting for.

More about 3A

3A Toys was formed as a partnership between internationally acclaimed artist Ashley Wood and leading designer toy maker ThreeZero in 2008. 3A Toys is home to the hit toy line World War Robot, Metal Gear Solid and Todd McFarlane’s Spawn. 3A is located in the Kowloon district of Hong Kong.

For more info email info@threeaonline or visit our website at: www.threeaonline.com
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mike Gloady on 16 November, 2009, 01:24:01 pm
HURRAY!

I shall of course have to get them all.  Pathetic fanboy that I am.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Kerrin on 16 November, 2009, 01:39:44 pm
I think that noise was Commando Forces' head detonating.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mike Gloady on 16 November, 2009, 01:41:55 pm
The Spawn & MGS stuff is really nicely done, so I'll look forward to seeing this.  Looks like CF will have to burrow himself a cellar extension.....
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: vzzbux on 16 November, 2009, 01:46:33 pm
I think that noise was Commando Forces' head detonating.

Yeh I think I heard that all the way here in Sunny Leicester.

I know that I will be indulging myself with these. How about some prelim piccys. Must be some concept art about.




V
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Noisybast on 16 November, 2009, 02:29:22 pm
Yes.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Grant Goggans on 16 November, 2009, 03:36:47 pm
Could this, at last, be the line that gets it right?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dunk! on 16 November, 2009, 03:46:36 pm
Yay. More deskbound tat!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 16 November, 2009, 03:48:13 pm
I'm off to get the flags out. Back shortly!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 16 November, 2009, 05:03:30 pm
Well I've managed to get the flags out and yes I'm such a fan of Dredd I've had my eyes replaced with Bionic ones ;)

I'm going to have to sit down to take all this in, having looked at their site I'm wondering what sort of prices we are looking at '1/6th scale, fully-articulated works of art.' doesn't sound cheap.
It won't bother some but the sales will depend on the price. Are they going for the more mature readers, who have a lot of disposable income or will the price reflect what the average fan can pay.
Anyway back to the flags.......


(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t136/commandoforces/2000ad%20Sites/Flagsout2.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mangamax on 16 November, 2009, 05:12:38 pm
1/6th scale, fully articulated ain't gonna come cheap. Especially if the Ashley Wood Big Boy robot range are anything to go by.
Still, good nes all the same, and about time too.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 16 November, 2009, 05:18:59 pm
Fuck yeah!

I don't give a shit hw much they cost - this shold be some quality collectible!

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 16 November, 2009, 05:25:21 pm
It's okay for us with our 2000AD funds but if they don't sell, just like all the previous models they will soon dry up.
I hate to be the doomsayer (I'll buy no matter what the price, as if you didn't know that) but the prices are the killer no matter how good the product is.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: The Monarch on 16 November, 2009, 06:52:55 pm
I want my winwood and cord!

(hey I got canon fodder reprinted anything can happen right?)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: SmallBlueThing on 16 November, 2009, 07:21:57 pm
The cynical part of me expects this series to run to yet another Dredd, a Judge Death, maybe an Anderson... and then no more.

Personally, I demand Nemesis, Shakara, Sinister and Dexter, and Gene The Hackman. All of which come with a "build a figure" piece, that makes up Bonjo From Beyond The Stars. Or Godpleton.

SBT
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Jim_Campbell on 16 November, 2009, 07:24:10 pm
Would I be right in thinking that this Ashley Wood is also that Ashley Wood?

Cheers!

Jim
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Wake on 16 November, 2009, 07:40:06 pm
It's this (http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=droid&page=profiles&choice=ashleyw) Ashley Wood.

(http://www.2000ad.org/covers/2000ad/hires/1270.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 16 November, 2009, 07:56:27 pm
Fanbloodytastic news! I want me a Dredd, Mean Machine and Joe Pineapples!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Robo-K33F on 16 November, 2009, 08:29:46 pm
3A have a good track record and eye for quality.  And Ashley himself is such a massive 2000 AD fan.

I think that this line is going to be fantastic and I'm excited by what he has planned.

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mangamax on 16 November, 2009, 08:43:11 pm
Yep, a real talented guy. And his robots always seem to have an early ABC Warriors feel to them:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v63/Mangamax/ashley.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v63/Mangamax/24868758.jpg)

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steven Sterlacchini on 16 November, 2009, 09:38:01 pm
Always in the market for decent 2000AD merchandise.

This looks promising.

I'll take two Dredd's as always. Look forward to seeing the ABC warriors.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: uncle fester on 16 November, 2009, 10:04:54 pm
I love Ashley Wood's stuff, Twooth-related or otherwise. Will be going shopping the day these come out...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 16 November, 2009, 11:14:57 pm
I DEMAND AN EZQUERRA STYLE DREDD.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: pauljholden on 17 November, 2009, 01:16:47 am
Wouldn't it be amazing if they just had a line up of Dredd's as drawn by different artists? (and even some by the same artists in Different eras) both in colour and in b&w (and greyscale - like this Mignola Batman: http://www.mwctoys.com/REVIEW_042606a.htm (http://www.mwctoys.com/REVIEW_042606a.htm) )

-pj
(Please, oh mighty Tharg, let this be the toyline that finally clicks!)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dunk! on 17 November, 2009, 02:29:49 am
Quote
Wouldn't it be amazing if they just had a line up of Dredd's as drawn by different artists?

That's a great idea.

The obvious ones please. Bolland, McMahon, Smith, and Gibson in one boxset. Joy.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ThryllSeekyr on 17 November, 2009, 04:46:35 am
How about line of 2000AD action figures that were villians.

Not just Judge Death, but Kreelman, The Traitor General, Torqumada and Elfric.

 
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Teivion on 17 November, 2009, 10:25:53 am
Always been a fan of Ashley's work long before this was rumoured to be happening...so its great news to hear its finally been cleared!

To the doomlords talking about it only lasting a few figures ( already! jeesh, fatalists or what), Ashley has a large fan base as an artist as well, so people buy his products as collectors of his work, not just because its WWR, Popbot, or 2000AD- so I cant see these being stuck on shelves in shops gathering dust..

If you have been a fan you will also know that Ashleys work is top notch- his figures are famous for having the most amazing paint jobs and being fully articulated- on his robots, even each finger's digits are fully movable, for instance.

The only thing I will say is that from his previous retail methods- they will probably be produced in smallish runs, hence the reason the Bambaland shop is always empty ;-).
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Richmond Clements on 17 November, 2009, 11:19:43 am
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already! jeesh, fatalists or what

Well, y'know, 2k fans have had their hopes dashed before with promised figure ranges!

But here's hoping this is the one- I'll second a Gene the Hackman. And Sin/Dex. But most of all there's one series we want, and I'll spell it out to you- ABC.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Satanist on 17 November, 2009, 11:32:09 am
Actual size Stogie please!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 17 November, 2009, 12:18:44 pm
Absolutely frikkin brilliant news! I'll take 'em all! Maybe we'll get that fabled Law Master, at last!
Happy days!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Robo-K33F on 17 November, 2009, 12:29:46 pm
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already! jeesh, fatalists or what

Well, y'know, 2k fans have had their hopes dashed before with promised figure ranges!

But here's hoping this is the one- I'll second a Gene the Hackman. And Sin/Dex. But most of all there's one series we want, and I'll spell it out to you- ABC.

3A will initially be tackling some of the older, classic characters.

Ashley's particularly keen on a certain group of robots...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Kev Levell on 17 November, 2009, 12:37:47 pm
Ashley's particularly keen on a certain group of robots...
Droid life figurines! ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Richmond Clements on 17 November, 2009, 01:08:41 pm
Quote
already! jeesh, fatalists or what

Well, y'know, 2k fans have had their hopes dashed before with promised figure ranges!

But here's hoping this is the one- I'll second a Gene the Hackman. And Sin/Dex. But most of all there's one series we want, and I'll spell it out to you- ABC.

3A will initially be tackling some of the older, classic characters.

Ashley's particularly keen on a certain group of robots...

Ekk! Messy pants!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: James Stacey on 17 November, 2009, 01:39:33 pm
Ashley's particularly keen on a certain group of robots...
Armoured Gideon and Armoured Jerubaal ? Awesome.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Proudhuff on 17 November, 2009, 02:44:03 pm
Stokie!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 17 November, 2009, 02:53:12 pm
To the doomlords talking about it only lasting a few figures ( already! jeesh, fatalists or what), Ashley has a large fan base as an artist as well, so people buy his products as collectors of his work, not just because its WWR, Popbot, or 2000AD- so I cant see these being stuck on shelves in shops gathering dust..

You see Teivion we have had this before with figures (before I go on I shall inform you that I have been known to buy the odd 2000AD item now and again).
It doesn't matter how good the models are it will always depend on price for many fans. We just had a range of models that came out for £100+ and they died a death after the first release and they were superb.
We had the release at Birmingham of the 6 (with 2 variants) recation figures and they didn't sell out. I think it was a 2000 run and the price was very reasonable.
From there it just goes on.

Now believe me I want this to be the line that sells and just keeps giving but looking at past records and all that. Lets hope the fans come out in force and buy.

That is all ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Proudhuff on 17 November, 2009, 02:54:56 pm
CF, Show him The Basement Of Dredd!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 17 November, 2009, 03:04:57 pm
I don't want to give the game away, just yet ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: M.I.K. on 17 November, 2009, 03:30:47 pm
To the doomlords...

Ooh! Imagine if someone made Doomlord toys! Highly unlikely to happen, but those'd be cool as owt. Heads you can swap round, energiser ring, a Butlins playset...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 17 November, 2009, 04:20:32 pm
A good time to release a range from this would be, oh I don't know, just before Christmas 2010. That way no family member of mine needs worry about what they can get me.
Seriously though that would be the time for optimum sales through the fans!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mangamax on 17 November, 2009, 04:33:32 pm
1/6th scale figures don't usually feature the gimmicks of their regular size action figure cousins but, if there is an ABC Warriors range, it'd be neat if each figure came with a part that with the full set builds into one of these two big boys:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v63/Mangamax/ro_busters_04_stor.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v63/Mangamax/138.jpg)

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mike Gloady on 17 November, 2009, 05:19:23 pm
ABCs?

Please, Tharg!  PLEASE let me have a Mek-Quake!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: SmallBlueThing on 17 November, 2009, 05:44:08 pm
"doomlords"? Wouldnt it have been great if the entirety of that strip had been servitor vek
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: SmallBlueThing on 17 November, 2009, 05:46:27 pm
wandering around, pointing at stuff, going "neur, thats a bit crap" and "thatll never work". heh.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Gavin_Leahy_Block on 17 November, 2009, 05:51:52 pm
I should be too old to be getting this excited about a few toys, but I just cant help myself.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Teivion on 17 November, 2009, 06:52:58 pm
Sorry if people took my 'Doomlord' comment the wrong way ( but I hoped you liked the intended reference!)

Im just saying to say somethings might fail on the day of the announcement is a bit silly- BUT I do see your arguments.
(My mate Dean sculpted the Ukko, Slaine and Stront figures for the Reaction line, BTW, so I know all about them !! ;-) )

Anyway, Ashley has a huge following in the 1/6th market and I recon they will do well. As an example, a few of these Zombies are on evil bay in the US at about £80 ( sold out, so prob cheaper at original source too)
(http://manonegro.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/zombie_large_turn.jpg)


And as for me, a Bolland Judge Death and a Hammerstein please!!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 17 November, 2009, 07:03:37 pm
What we need is this:-         NOT

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t136/commandoforces/Dredd%20Models/1MedicomFront.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: vzzbux on 17 November, 2009, 07:52:23 pm
If they do a Mek Quake which do they go for?

(http://www.dreamnation.fsnet.co.uk/mek2.jpg)

(http://www.dreamnation.fsnet.co.uk/mek4.jpg)

(http://www.dreamnation.fsnet.co.uk/mek3.jpg)




V
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mike Gloady on 17 November, 2009, 08:26:30 pm
Not his giant Termight refit.  You forgot the spaceship body.

Killdozer for preference, preferably echoing either Kevin Walker's version seen at the recycling facility in Hellbringer or Bisley's tank version.  The upright, three-fingered one would do (although obviously not quite as cool).
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 17 November, 2009, 08:30:19 pm
Killdozer, natch.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 17 November, 2009, 08:38:42 pm
All I want before next Christmas is the following:-

Dredd, Hershey, Giant, Guthrie.
Death, Fire, Fear, Mortis, Nausea, Phobia, Pustula, Ephemera, Dementia.
ABC Warriors.
Alpha, Wulf, Red, McNulty, Kid Knee, Stixx
Rogue, Venus.
Nikolia Dante.


That'll do me for one year ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mike Gloady on 17 November, 2009, 08:42:31 pm
Dredd, Dante, Finny, Ramone, Alpha, Rogue and Nemesis please.  And Mek-Quake, Hammerstein, Blackblood, Mongrol & Ro-Jaws too. 

I need these to keep John Constantine, Batman and Spider Jerusalem company on my shelf. 
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: vzzbux on 17 November, 2009, 08:50:06 pm
Needs to be a Rogue without a doubt with a limited edition Friday (War machine)
(http://www.voidspace.org.uk/images/rogue/friday.JPG)





V
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Misanthrope on 17 November, 2009, 10:22:16 pm
What we need is this:-         NOT

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t136/commandoforces/Dredd%20Models/1MedicomFront.jpg)

What we need is this:

(http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/data/510/Hershey_Casting03.jpg)

(http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/data/510/Hershey_Casting04.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Jim_Campbell on 17 November, 2009, 10:51:41 pm
Just looking at that Kev O'Neill panel and -- apart from it being the personification of awesomeness due to being by Kev O'Neill -- I'm reminded of what a fantastic letterer Steve Potter was ... up there with Frame in defining the look of 2000AD, as far as I'm concerned, and he doesn't even have a Wikipedia entry!

Cheers

Jim
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ThryllSeekyr on 18 November, 2009, 02:14:22 am
Rogue Trooper, Wulf Sternhammer, Nemesis the Warlock, Ace Garp, Dr & Quinch.

Why not the great green bonce himself.

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: W. R. Logan on 18 November, 2009, 07:02:52 am
All I want before next Christmas is the following:-

Dredd, Hershey, Giant, Guthrie.
Death, Fire, Fear, Mortis, Nausea, Phobia, Pustula, Ephemera, Dementia.
ABC Warriors.
Alpha, Wulf, Red, McNulty, Kid Knee, Stixx
Rogue, Venus.
Nikolia Dante.


That'll do me for one year ;)

I'm hurt that you don't want a Judge Logan 8-)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 18 November, 2009, 08:02:18 am
You'll be in the second years releases Logan, with added injuries ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Jim_Campbell on 18 November, 2009, 08:12:30 am
You'll be in the second years releases Logan, with added injuries ;)

Now with detachable head!

Oops ... I've said too much.

Cheers!

Jim
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Teivion on 18 November, 2009, 09:55:05 am
Is it wrong for me to worry about why the Judge Hershey had such a large Cod Piece? :o
Id put money on the first piece being a Carlos Dredd, then an ABC....
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: James Stacey on 18 November, 2009, 10:00:43 am
Is it wrong for me to worry about why the Judge Hershey had such a large Cod Piece? :o
Id put money on the first piece being a Carlos Dredd, then an ABC....
Lady bits need protecting too :)

I suspect the line up will run fairly similarly to previous lines. Cool though a DR and Quinch would be I'd guess they would be remaindered fairly swiftly. Looking forward to whatever  is released though.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mike Gloady on 18 November, 2009, 10:04:51 am
DR & Quinch, Ace Garp, Bill Savage, Harry Exton - all great characters that I can't see selling as toys.  Shame.

I need a Halo and a Dante to pose in a faintly disgusting manner please. 
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ThryllSeekyr on 18 November, 2009, 12:12:59 pm
With removeable clothing made from real fabric :P, and clicable acessories.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: wild-seven on 18 November, 2009, 02:40:05 pm
I would definately buy Dante and Jena, Halo and Shakara. Oh and Ro-jaws please
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steven Sterlacchini on 18 November, 2009, 03:09:41 pm
Nothing sells toys like an animated series.

Would any ABC toys link in with the possible series, it would make sense financially.

Steven
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 18 November, 2009, 06:19:16 pm
Sigh. I just hope they don't cost as much as those zombies.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 18 November, 2009, 06:20:15 pm
I have a feeling that they will be £40 plus at the very least
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: TordelBack on 18 November, 2009, 06:35:54 pm
While there isn't a chance in Hell that I'll be able to afford even one of these, let alone a putative 1/6 scale Killdozer(!) fro them all to ride around in, I can't help thinking that the idea that Ashley Wood The Famous Comicbook Artist would launch a line with someone else's version of a character is a wee bit optimistic...

Still, I'd sell a regrowable limb for a Gene the Hackman.  He can scrap my Attack of the Clones Acklay 'til it's time to go to the farm in the country with Old Man Gary.

Jesus Christ, it's just sunk in that there could be a Nemesis one day.  A NEMESIS! -faints-
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: SmallBlueThing on 18 November, 2009, 07:14:56 pm
What we need is this:-         NOT

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t136/commandoforces/Dredd%20Models/1MedicomFront.jpg)

What is that?? Why do I want it so much? Is that for real? I really, really, want one!

SBT
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 18 November, 2009, 07:20:22 pm
Yes it's for real SBT, it came out near the film and cost then  :o£129 :o and that's roughly the price it goes for now. The costume is okay but the figure is poo. They might as well have used an Action Man as they are many times better than the figure here.

I think I paid about £100 (you know what I'm like) on ebay and they still pop up now and again. There was a couple for sale the other week.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: SmallBlueThing on 18 November, 2009, 07:27:27 pm
See- cost again. There's no way I'd pay that. What I want is some 5"/6" action figues that I can buy for about £7.99 each, for my kids. I don't want 846 points of articulation, because the bits snap off after five minutes of play (remembers that hideous Johnny Alpha from years back) or go all bendy and look ridiculous in the toybox. As long as the head moves, the arms move and bend at the elbow, the legs and knees move and it twists at the waist, and is a fairly good sculpt, I don't give a toss. And more to the point, they don't fall apart after the boys have bashed them together a few hundred times and chucked them "off cliffs" (our top landing).

SBT

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 18 November, 2009, 07:48:52 pm
I have a feeling that they will be £40 plus at the very least

That'll be out of my range then. I agree with SmallBlueThing, although I wouldn't be getting them for my kids. (Well, maybe the one inside, haredy har.)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ThryllSeekyr on 19 November, 2009, 09:07:42 am
I've noticed the drop in quality with the Johhny Aplha figure from Reaction. The only Johhny Aplha figure that has been made, not including the statue, I thought I saw somewhere.

It's definitely a attempt to give the Reaction figures more articulation.

I'd swear it's different type of figure from the others.

The little Hands also keep falling off. I gotta be careful with that.

They should just make rubberised statues rather than action figures. Well sculpted and painted of course.

It's not like I actulley get them out and pay with them.

They are just there for show.

I figure if they use rubber, a good quality rubber that is hard, without being brittle. That won't break as easily.

Of my American Eagle action figure. It's foot broke off after it fell off one of the larger speakers next to my computer monitor. I thought it might because that part of the leg was the most brittle. Perhaps, it was factory second or it's just commmon practice to make them that way.

Right, now it's still standing with the help of some blu-tack.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 19 November, 2009, 09:12:54 am
You can't beat this Alpha with his mutated head ;)

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t136/commandoforces/2000ad%20Sites/1JohnnyBobblehead.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: SmallBlueThing on 19 November, 2009, 09:19:44 am
I've noticed the drop in quality with the Johhny Aplha figure from Reaction. The only Johhny Aplha figure that has been made, not including the statue, I thought I saw somewhere.

It's definitely a attempt to give the Reaction figures more articulation.

I'd swear it's different type of figure from the others.

The little Hands also keep falling off. I gotta be careful with that.


Thrylly, the Johnny Alpha "action figure" isn't an action figure at all. It's a loose collction of small plastic bits, like a 3D jigsaw, designed to explode as soon as you take it out of the box.

I haven't dared take my Durham Red out in case she likewise reduces to her component child-choking parts.

Seriously, I remember as a kid watching a Newsround report on the testing of Star Wars figures for their general appropriatness for kid-play. The shot of a middle aged, aproned, factory worker woman, gnoshing down on See-Threepio, trying to yank his legs off with her teeth has stayed with me into adulthood. There is no bloody way Johnny Alpha would pass similar tests. It's potentially deadly and I don't know how they got away with it.

Mind you, the same can be said of nearly all the "new" Star Wars figures as well- memorably described on another forum as having "the quality of cracker toys"- and all of which fall apart after two minutes. My original Threepio, from circa June 1978, is still in one piece.

I thank that middle-aged robot-biter, wherever she may be.

SBT
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Van Dom on 19 November, 2009, 09:38:11 am
Cooooooool! I'm definately up for these.
Surely they will make a Halo Jones one? I really want a Halo Jones one. My daughter would be stoked too as her name is Halo and, at 7, shes just started getting interested in the source material her name came from. Easy to make too, no awkward costumes or protruding bits to worry about sculpting (well, you know what i mean).
If they go for a "classic characters" range, which they should, she has to be in the mix. Complete with a Toby sidekick!!!! Yes, perfect!!!

I'd also love a Zenith one but thats probably impossible, due to the same reason as the books not being able to be reprinted. :( A Zenith action figure would rock, in face, an entire Zenith range would be fantastic..................... What a terrible waste of a great potential franchise all this red tape business is! Wish Rebellion and Mr Morrison could come to some agreement some day.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ThryllSeekyr on 19 November, 2009, 07:36:57 pm
I've noticed the drop in quality with the Johhny Aplha figure from Reaction. The only Johhny Aplha figure that has been made, not including the statue, I thought I saw somewhere.

It's definitely a attempt to give the Reaction figures more articulation.

I'd swear it's different type of figure from the others.

The little Hands also keep falling off. I gotta be careful with that.


Thrylly, the Johnny Alpha "action figure" isn't an action figure at all. It's a loose collction of small plastic bits, like a 3D jigsaw, designed to explode as soon as you take it out of the box.

I haven't dared take my Durham Red out in case she likewise reduces to her component child-choking parts.

Seriously, I remember as a kid watching a Newsround report on the testing of Star Wars figures for their general appropriatness for kid-play. The shot of a middle aged, aproned, factory worker woman, gnoshing down on See-Threepio, trying to yank his legs off with her teeth has stayed with me into adulthood. There is no bloody way Johnny Alpha would pass similar tests. It's potentially deadly and I don't know how they got away with it.

Mind you, the same can be said of nearly all the "new" Star Wars figures as well- memorably described on another forum as having "the quality of cracker toys"- and all of which fall apart after two minutes. My original Threepio, from circa June 1978, is still in one piece.

I thank that middle-aged robot-biter, wherever she may be.

SBT

Starwars fans and collecter will hate me for this, but I was once given a limited edtion Darth Vader. Bigger than the usaul figure. They were the economy sized figures. I think there only Darth Vader, C3PO, Storm Trooper, & a Sand Raider. Being the nervouis child that I was. I had tedancy to pull apart toys that I tired of, subconsciously, some times. Anyway, I had lost the light sabre, the black latex cape and had somehow removed the flange shaped part of his helmet & ditched that piece. Leaving him with rounder shaped head, with hole a in the top.

Like the asian kappa spirit.

From then on in, it became my favorite bath time toy.

But that was a long long time ago, in a galaxy far far away....
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: mogzilla on 19 November, 2009, 08:51:55 pm
With removeable clothing made from real fabric :P, and clicable acessories.

removable clothing? you just earned some time in the cubes creep.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Van Dom on 19 November, 2009, 09:31:48 pm
and had somehow removed the flange shaped part of his helmet & ditched that piece. Leaving him with rounder shaped head, with hole a in the top.


Jesus Christ. I know Darth Vader was an asshole but nobody deserves torture like that! That was the end of his sexlife.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ThryllSeekyr on 20 November, 2009, 04:55:05 am
With removeable clothing made from real fabric :P, and clicable acessories.

removable clothing? you just earned some time in the cubes creep.

Oh, I was just kiddin about that. Seriously, speaking for myself, I do reckon I am really too old for the stuff that is more the toy than a piece of art. I think I've out grown the fully articulated, posebale figures with removeable acessories.

what I reaally want is 2000AD dioarama. A statue of favored characters frozen in action, in mid-leap, mid-swing, or with guns blazin & a piece of relevant background scenery included and maybe a secondary character or thier favored nemesis. Not the Alien sorcerer but their arch-rival. A duel.

I've seen something like this on display with the Star War;: Attack of the Clones collectables.

This one here is Count Dooku dueling with Yoda

(http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/2/0/0/b2/e/AAAAAkxCkGMAAAAAALLvuw.jpg)

Not exactly what I had seen in the shops at the time, Which were all single characters, but frozen in action. They were [Anniekin Skywalker weilding two light sabres[/b], Obi-Wan-Kenobi weilding one, Chewbacca with his Bowcastor, and liklewise a early Storm Trooper & the female bounty hunter.

Here's another of Padmae battling with that strange cat creature in the Geonosian arena.

(http://www.sideshowtoy.com/mas_assets/jpg/2217_press04-001.jpg)



Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Bouwel on 20 November, 2009, 08:07:43 am
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Here's another of Padmae battling with that strange cat creature in the Geonosian arena.

Why is she beating off that Tiger?

A Rogue Trooper diorama would make me very happy..

-Bouwel-
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Judge Cassidy on 20 November, 2009, 09:37:33 am
I had the full set of ReAction figures, courtesy of 'Your More Store' (RIP) who did them for £3 each. Decent figures, actually. The Legendary Comic Book Heroes Dredd is fantastic, except for the guns, the gold elbow pads (I prefer the green padded style), and the fact that YOU CAN SEE HIS FACE (if you peer up into the helmet)

I expect these new 1/6 figures to be ridiculously priced, á la Hot Toys.

I saw a 1/6 female Street Judge (based on that movie *shudder*) on eBay the other day, unlicenced I think but nicely done.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ThryllSeekyr on 20 November, 2009, 12:12:37 pm
I'd be happy with a good Slaine diorama.

What i had in mind was Slaine with his axe firmly buried in some monsters skull underneath as he salmon leaps overhead.

With legs akimbo on eaither side.

Naturally the unforntunate monster is supporting Slaine via his axe while Slaine himself appaers to be leaping. No part of his body touching the ground.

My only other choice would be....

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:RPlDlfsHu9lGsM:http://www.comicsvillage.com/Images/Columns/10/330.jpg)

Slaine being held aloft on a shield.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Van Dom on 20 November, 2009, 01:21:21 pm
Wouldnt it be cool if Rebellion started to produce one of those monthly magazines like Marvel and DC do, which is basically just a glossy 12pp "history and development of" a certain character that comes with a sculpted model of said character? I dont personally buy them but my brother collects them and he now has two full shelves of those models, and they look fab when all assembled together. I'd love to be able to collect that, a different sculpture every month, it could then cover all the characters, minor as well as major, and you'd get a great collection going.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 20 November, 2009, 01:35:49 pm
Wouldnt it be cool if Rebellion started to produce one of those monthly magazines like Marvel and DC do, which is basically just a glossy 12pp "history and development of" a certain character that comes with a sculpted model of said character?

Yeah, normally I steer well clear, but... I'd buy that.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: SmallBlueThing on 20 November, 2009, 02:09:04 pm
Wouldnt it be cool if Rebellion started to produce one of those monthly magazines like Marvel and DC do, which is basically just a glossy 12pp "history and development of" a certain character that comes with a sculpted model of said character? I dont personally buy them but my brother collects them and he now has two full shelves of those models, and they look fab when all assembled together. I'd love to be able to collect that, a different sculpture every month, it could then cover all the characters, minor as well as major, and you'd get a great collection going.

No, it would not. Having signed up for "sixty" issues of the Classic Marvel Figurine Collection, I'm slightly peeved to be sitting here staring at well over 120 of the buggering things, with at least another forty still to come. I like 'em too much to stop (and there hasn't been a price rise during the entire run) but they seem to be reeeeally scraping the barrel at the moment: A recent "special" was 'The Destroyer', a character from the early days of Timely comics, whom I'd never heard of and certainly didn't overly want a small sculpture of on my shelf. Yet there he sits.

And the "specials" now routinely sell for £20, as opposed to a tenner when they begun.

But, as I say, I like them too much to stop.

SBT
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Teivion on 20 November, 2009, 02:11:16 pm
SmallBlueThing-
you are a merchandisers dream!!

D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: uncle fester on 20 November, 2009, 02:12:06 pm
I'm slightly peeved to be sitting here staring at well over 120 of the buggering things, with at least another forty still to come.
SBT

 :o Where do you put that many figurines??
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: SmallBlueThing on 20 November, 2009, 02:21:42 pm

 :o Where do you put that many figurines??

At the moment they are on the top shelf, overlooking the tv, along with my wife's 12" Nosferatu, her Jack the ripper Living Dead Doll and a Vampire wine coffin, under the framed picture of Bela Lugosi. But they've just recently begun to creep onto the lower shelf, encroaching on her ceramic Edward Scissorhands, electronic haunted house, Peter Cushing and Boris Karloff pictures, and our stuffed black cat "Two-ky" ("Spooky 2", y'see?). Oh, and a pot of vaseline and a pile of video tapes.

SBT
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Van Dom on 20 November, 2009, 02:23:55 pm
Haha! Ive no idea how many my brother has but I think he has all the Marvel ones and Ive seen DC figures in there as well so God knows. As I said, two full (long) shelves of them!
Surely we wouldnt have that problem with a 2000ad set...I mean, would it go on so long that they would start producing Tao De Moto and Outlaw figurines....maybe  a Mrs. Gunderson..??? (I wouldn't mind a Mrs. Gunderson actually!)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 20 November, 2009, 06:50:10 pm
Wouldnt it be cool if Rebellion started to produce one of those monthly magazines like Marvel and DC do, which is basically just a glossy 12pp "history and development of" a certain character that comes with a sculpted model of said character?

Every time I see something like this Van Dom I always wonder why not us Rebellion. Let us hope that one day this will happen and as for poor SBT we could easily surpass the 200 issue mark ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: vzzbux on 20 November, 2009, 10:19:44 pm
It's bad enough with the star wars model magazines without a Twoth as well.








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Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 20 November, 2009, 11:33:50 pm
I don't mind the idea as long as the models are decent,for the money. (And from what I've seen, many aren't all that.) It's not as if one has to buy all these magazines after all.  I'd tend to pick just those I fancy. That's assuming the magazines have no stories 'to be continued next issue..' as well tying them together like the weekly, and are just fact files/one of stories for the particular character.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: fresno bob on 21 November, 2009, 06:58:10 am
I want to see Lulu in the first wave,will never happen,but it would be cool.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 21 November, 2009, 08:12:10 am
It's not as if one has to buy all these magazines after all.  I'd tend to pick just those I fancy.

WHAT! Of course you do, every last one of them ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dandontdare on 21 November, 2009, 08:42:54 am
Oh, and a pot of vaseline and a pile of video tapes.

 :o Too much information!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ThryllSeekyr on 21 November, 2009, 09:26:16 am
T'm tempted to try making something myself.

You know like 2000AD diorama.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: SmallBlueThing on 21 November, 2009, 09:58:59 am
but you DO have to buy all. only the first 5 go to newsies. after that its sub or regular order.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mike Gloady on 21 November, 2009, 10:20:20 am
So THAT'S what happened to my Tractor magazine.....  *sigh*
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: SmallBlueThing on 21 November, 2009, 12:37:18 pm
that tractor partwork was FANTASTIC! pink farm machinery! :-D sbt
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 21 November, 2009, 04:58:54 pm
but you DO have to buy all. only the first 5 go to newsies. after that its sub or regular order.

I suppose that the subscription would be cheaper SBT?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: SmallBlueThing on 21 November, 2009, 05:35:24 pm
but you DO have to buy all. only the first 5 go to newsies. after that its sub or regular order.

I suppose that the subscription would be cheaper SBT?

Maybe- but I'm allergic to subscribing to things. I'd much rather support my local newsie and get things when I want them. I've been burned by subbing too often in the past- while the prog and the Meg were okay when I was having them sent to Ireland, I let that slip because despite their best efforts at packaging and addressing, I missed too many and those that did arrive were buggered beyond repair a lot of the time. When I subbed to the Fortean Times a while later, I had similar problems- and when I let THAT go, I was plagued by continual phone calls (even as late as last year, some FIVE YEARS after my sub had elapsed!) for months on end, trying to get me to resub.

And don't even get me started on the time my dad thought it was a good idea to buy me an unwanted subscription to the Readers bloody Digest... The fun I had cancelling THAT one!

SBT
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ThryllSeekyr on 21 November, 2009, 06:12:27 pm
I got sucked into this magazine buying craze where they would be seelling figurine or spare parts put togther once you had brought enough issues.

First was Robot Wars magazine based on the show in the UK hosted by the fellow who's Lister from Red Dwarf. With this you were given a robot part for most basic kind of servo robot they could come up with. I was real close to haveing most of that one before I gave it away.

Then there was Star Wars, which I brought quite a few of also.

No trinket there, but I must have brought about two folders full of that one before I threw it in.

Then there was Mystery's of Egypt whioch would also offer you a small wooden figurine of one of the Egyptian gopds. Now I thought there only so many those gods and that it would not hurt  if I started on this one, thinking it would end within the year. Anyway, perhaps one more enlightened on this board could tell enlighten me as to how many egyptian gods there really are. I think managed to get most of the ones that I knew of before I stopped collecting. Mainly because the newsies were partically unrealiable with these.

My last Magazine of this type was Horrible Science. Brought out by the people who wrote all those Hporrible History books. I have afew of those as well.
They wouild give stuff away like rubber cock roaches, slime moulds in jar, crystal that only need to be added to water, spinners, a metal container to keep evrything in, some minature rubber bodily organs. Stuff like that. I was fare way into collecting this one before I once again said {i]Thats enough, no more.[/b]

After that I was enticed by magazines about Human Anatomy that would give away plastic body parts, alowing you to eventually construct a anatomical dummy.

 A Magazine on the author who wrote Charlie and the Chocalate Factory. Givng away rare and exotic sweets each week and lot background information on his works.

The last magazine I'd seen advertised was on Astronmy and they had this model of the solar system with planets revolving around the sun. It's all made of gold plated metal. A very atrractive looking object, but I resisted. Being as financial as I am now when I saw this one advertised. 

The y main probalme with these was that they doubled the very modest price of these magazines after the frist week of sales. They did cost about as much as the 2000AD magziine before the price rise. This was the same with each magazine I have listed above.

I gave all those away, because I was concentrating on 2000AD at the time, but now that even become to expencive for me and now they had a price rise.

I wonder how much is 2000AD in Australian currency now.

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Bhuna on 21 November, 2009, 07:14:33 pm
I'm still collecting these feckers after 5 years, and they are just getting better & better. I've just got nowhere to put them!

Over 110 stanard figures released (extended to 140, and plenty of specials and mega specials too!

http://www.marvel-figurines.co.uk/ (http://www.marvel-figurines.co.uk/)

(edit) Sorry didn't read the top of the page!!!  :-[
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Bhuna on 21 November, 2009, 07:19:37 pm

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No, it would not. Having signed up for "sixty" issues of the Classic Marvel Figurine Collection, I'm slightly peeved to be sitting here staring at well over 120 of the buggering things, with at least another forty still to come. I like 'em too much to stop (and there hasn't been a price rise during the entire run) but they seem to be reeeeally scraping the barrel at the moment: A recent "special" was 'The Destroyer', a character from the early days of Timely comics, whom I'd never heard of and certainly didn't overly want a small sculpture of on my shelf. Yet there he sits.

And the "specials" now routinely sell for £20, as opposed to a tenner when they begun.

But, as I say, I like them too much to stop.

SBT

And wasn't Destroyer a great figure!!!!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: SmallBlueThing on 21 November, 2009, 08:14:00 pm
I'm still collecting these feckers after 5 years, and they are just getting better & better.

Is it really that long?? I've been colecting these bastard things as long as I've been married? Surely not! No, there's a 110 so far, which is 220 weeks. Hang on, yes, that's just over four years. Paaaaaat Mills, it didn't seem that long.

But yes, they are good. And yes, The Destroyer was a good one. Even though I'm none the wiser about who he actually was (haven't read the mag yet).

As for the "140" thing. Yeah, like they're going to stop there...

SBT
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dash Decent on 26 November, 2009, 10:21:32 am
I wonder how much is 2000AD in Australian currency now.

I bought prog 1653 from a newsagents on Tuesday.  It cost $6.95.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ThryllSeekyr on 26 November, 2009, 12:10:29 pm
I wonder how much is 2000AD in Australian currency now.

I bought prog 1653 from a newsagents on Tuesday.  It cost $6.95.

That's abhout a dollar more than I have been paying for it.

God news is that I think I can redeem my fifty doolar movie voucher for cash, but will fifty doollars be enough to cover the entire run of Saline: The Smuggler

The Slaine stoirs apaer to be as long as the ones they used tyo have. I don't know , but I have a hunch this one sin't going to go for more than a few progs. You can nver really teel unilt most of the story has passed.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Van Dom on 26 November, 2009, 12:55:54 pm
I think this one is only about 4 episodes long, to bring us up to the bumper christmas prog.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ThryllSeekyr on 27 November, 2009, 03:26:16 pm
Mocking my own typo

 Saline: The Smuggler

A saltier barbarian....

Getting back on subject of thread....

I just spent the best part of a hour looking for the small plastic lawgiver that came with my Judge Dredd action figure by Reaction.

It's stands al my others up on a old bookshelf that I have set aside for them. It's very dusty and so dusty that I barely noticed the small plastic gun just sitting behind Reaction Slaine usealley standing next the Judge Dredd . They had all fallen over and for the thrid time this week.

It's really getting to me now.....

Most of them dropped their weapons/accessories, while others are starting to show signs of wear n tear in the leg joints. They are harder to stand up and require a specific pose just to maintain balance.

Reaction Dredd has very feeble hold of the plastic lawgiver and daystick in either hand. The Birdie Lie Detector has fallen out a number of times. In the past. I had lost the thing on several occasions only to find it again, after upsetting my room.

Reaction Death who... despite having it's legs in a fixed postion still needs to lean against something else to stand up. Although I have fixed the problem using those plastic chains that came with the legendary Dredd. Included as non associated assessory.

(http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/cmdstore_2078_892658518)

The ring of chains shaped like a donut.

It's comes with the plastic foot. A aprt that is supposed to be part of The Pitt Action figure. It actulley makes a great support for Reaction Death. Still, there is a problem with the plastic heart and doomsday device. They can be placed in each hand if they are held out just so, but only balancing precariously.

My favorite Slaine Reactiojn action fiugure. The Warped Variant now doesn't stand as easily. The knee joints are now more worn.

Legenday Dredd and Death both have similer problems. Which started to show within a few days of having them out of their packaging and just standing on my computer desk. The place where I display them first before adding them to the bookself. {b]Legendary Death[/b] used to be able to stand in a half crouching faux air guitar pose with his arms arranged just so. Because of deterioatin in most his joints, he can only stand if his legs are straightened. Even so he mostly loses his balance and needs to lean as well. As for Legendary Dredd. he has the same problem, but to a far lesser extent.

Of the four Blizzard figures I own. The bald headed barbarian with a top-knot  Modeled after one of the four player characters from Diablo Two and the Demon as well. No probl;em with that one. The Lorderon Knight and Orc cheiftain from Warcraft. They stand in with one leg bent in front of them  and the other leg straigter than th other and pointing in another direction. This was the way they were molded and yet the limbs are still half articulated and moveable. Articulation becomes redundant if the figure is in a fixed postion...If you get my meaning.

I have just given up finding a picture of these figures on the net as I guess they are no longer in circulation and the digital camera software is not availble at the moment So that rules out me taking a photo..

Anyway, the Knight and Barbarian are pratically a hairs width away from falling over.

The long sword and shield that come with the Kingiht figure does not attach very well The hand grips are way too loose and these acessories just hang there when applied just so.

Anyway, What this all amounts to, is that the designers should test their merchandice in this respect as well.

It's no point making a figure fully or even partially articulate if their basic standing postion is in a pose thats works against the points of arrticulation. I mean with one leg bent at the knee in half crouch postion and the other splayeed out in a different direction.

The figure should be able to stand and sit very easily if fully articulated, and if not. It should atleast stand very well with the heaviest centre of gravity placed on the lowest portion of the action figure. Useally this will be the feet. The feet should be well supported. If it's humannoid,  the whole underside of the foot arrea should be flat against the ground if it's standing. If it's digitgrade.or otherwise balancing on it's toes, then they shoul follow suit. Withthe ball fot he foot and toes flat on the underside as well. With a good counter-balance for extra support.

The hands or any other prehensile limbs should be moulded tightly, if the grip is open and looser enough to accomadate the handheld accessories if fully enclosed. If it's got holsters. They should be made to hold the weapons they were made to hold snugly. If the action figure has numerous weapons, more than thit can carry with all hands/limbs. Then there should be enough holsters to attlest hold the excesss amount.

As it is, I have holstered Slaine's Sword of the Moon on his back, under his fur cloak.

I think the action pose dioramas are a good way to go :-*

Of course the fully artulated figures with all their accessories are still alot fun.

I'm thinking of making some themed stands/bases for the figures I got.

I'll use some putty, with some plywood. and wire.

Molding the base to the shape and the most desired positioning of the feet.

The figure need not be glued in place, but mearely placed where the feet are indicated.

Both of the Slaine figures I got would make great bookends. Perhaps showing some duality, reflecting the variant and the regular, both standing among some warp stones made from putty, painted, with Ukko nearby  The warped variant standing atop some formorian corpses, the other surrounded by the four treasures.

Likewise, I could do the same with both the Reaction and Legendary Judge Dredd and Judge Death.

The former, standing on the rubber concrete, near a entrance to the undercity marked by the sewer cap lid., steam rsing from the aperture. The Lawmaster would be nice, but hard to do. The fully artiuclated Legendary Dredd figure could have a foot propped up on the prone figure of a hand cuffed perp.The other stadning between to leaders of rival street gang factions. 

As for the Reaction andd Legendary Death. I was thinking of some undercity location.. With both accessories that were pakged withthe Reaction. Either the plastic heart and doomday device could be shared between figures.yeah, poor old Legendary Death is empty handed. Which ever figures gets the heart, could be holding that over a corpse with a bleeding hole in it's chest.and the other balancing the ball shaped bomb like a basketbll on the tip of it's finger.

Both Dredd and Death figures could have hemes combined with each other relatively in confrontation.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: M.I.K. on 27 November, 2009, 05:53:58 pm
You seriously need a blog, ThryllSeekyr.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Trout on 27 November, 2009, 07:07:49 pm
I got the full series and made up the Pitt figure. I've no idea who he is, but he's pretty cool. He's in the loft for now but will probably be given to my kids sooner or later.

- Trout
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: vzzbux on 27 November, 2009, 10:27:37 pm
TS cannot have a blog we need him here.








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Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 24 December, 2009, 02:33:27 pm
Any more news on this, as I need to plan presents to me for next Christmas ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Misanthrope on 24 December, 2009, 11:58:20 pm
No recent news, but Ash reckons the first figure will be Tharg.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 25 December, 2009, 12:00:57 am
Please say you are kidding, PLEASE!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 25 December, 2009, 12:04:02 am
Well Tharg is the longest running character.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Roger Godpleton on 25 December, 2009, 03:21:15 pm
I'd like a Greysuit action figure.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 26 December, 2009, 05:20:38 pm
I'd like a Greysuit action figure.

I'd like a Ginger Ninja action figure complete with go-transparent head.

Mind you to make the affect more  authentic, it would probably work better if you head were lose allowing it to be pulled off.

Trouble is, due to the mind's way of cancelling out headless people that figure would forever get lost...
;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Trout on 26 December, 2009, 06:33:25 pm
I'd buy a Tharg figure!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Large48 on 13 January, 2010, 11:20:23 am
Would the Ginga Ninga coume with matching collar and cuffs?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: The Monarch on 13 January, 2010, 11:43:56 am
I want winwood and cord!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Bolt-01 on 13 January, 2010, 01:19:34 pm
I'd buy a Tharg figure too.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Richmond Clements on 13 January, 2010, 01:53:06 pm
Tharg is a genius idea!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 13 January, 2010, 03:07:11 pm
I just feel that Tharg is not well known enough for people to spend money on, especially as we still don't know what price these will be.
Obviously I'd have to buy one but I still think the majority of people will go "Tharg who!"
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Bolt-01 on 13 January, 2010, 03:14:02 pm
The first range of figures should have a 'build your own' figure for T.M.O.

Slaine should have his head...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Richmond Clements on 13 January, 2010, 03:14:59 pm
The first range of figures should have a 'build your own' figure for T.M.O.

Slaine should have his head...

And Devlin Waugh his cock and arse area.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: TordelBack on 13 January, 2010, 06:14:45 pm
...arse area.

Ah, the other Rosette of Sirius.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 15 January, 2010, 11:15:14 am
Hey folks.  I've been away for a while, reproducing, etc.  Anyway, the 3A news was great, and I've been a bit active on the forums over there, and Wake's popped in as well, trying to Spread the Word about the Galaxy's Greatest.  Any juicy info that turns up there, I'll post here.

For now, it does indeed look like Tharg will be the first release, but a very limited one...  After that it's anybody's guess.  Ash is very, very into his 2000AD and will be crafting figures that reproduce the original artists' creations "2000AD toys for 2000AD fans" as he put it.

One of the latest snippets: "tharg will hit soon..

then some A.B.C Warrriors and so on, there isnt a in-stone release schedule, just as they are ready.

Rogue Trooper is a fav, Johnny Alpha, Apocalypse War Dredd, Robo Hunter, Mean Machine, Fink, City of the Damned Dredd, gronk, RO-jaws..Nemesis, Sov Judge..... gah, so much

thats a just a start, this isnt a short term license dodgy job, this is 3A and rebellion thinking far down the line.

I believe a Jan issue of 2000ad will sport a 3A 2000 AD ad !"


I've picked up a few of the World War Robot 'bots, and they are incredible, so we're in for a treat here!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Bolt-01 on 15 January, 2010, 12:03:44 pm
And welcome back, Ming!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 15 January, 2010, 12:09:04 pm
Thanks, Bolt!  I think the forum shift threw me off, and a new family member (middle name Joseph, naturally) has kept me busy.  Things are settling down a little so hopefully I'll get back here more often...  I've missed the place!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 15 January, 2010, 12:12:38 pm
...a new family member (middle name Joseph, naturally) has kept me busy.

Now that's a dedicated fan!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 15 January, 2010, 12:17:28 pm
Heh, luckily it was also my grandfather's name, so I can pass it off as a family thing ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 15 January, 2010, 12:26:23 pm
Oh, and as far as price goes, I expect that there'll be an attempt to make these as cheap as possible.  To give an idea, a recent 1/6th scale, 12" 'bot went out at $98 (including shipping) and the figure below came out at $80.  Not saying that any 2000AD releases will be this price, but it gives an idea of what we might get.  Big (I mean BIG 'bots - 19") have gone for $200+ but normal sized figures are sure to be a lot less than this.

Anyway, I'll be back with more info as and when it comes.

(http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/tm5.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: uncle fester on 15 January, 2010, 01:47:55 pm
These were the last toys mentioned on Ashley Wood's site. It just makes me go all a quiver if Mongrol were to ever grace the shelves with this sort of finish and detail.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_TOW6FeVgEvQ/SokkphbsM7I/AAAAAAAAB9Q/dOHdYt5qzM4/s1600/arm_combo.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 15 January, 2010, 04:15:21 pm
For now, it does indeed look like Tharg will be the first release, but a very limited one... 

I wonder how many models are in a 'very limited release'
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 15 January, 2010, 06:55:16 pm
I wonder how many models are in a 'very limited release'

Dunno, really.  Could be 50, or 100 or anything... Some 3A releases are limited to these kind of numbers, and the sales are over in minutes or less..  Could be in for a bit of a battle here.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 15 January, 2010, 07:43:13 pm
Damn, I wonder if they will be doing some sort of pre-order so that fans can buy these and not just twatting speculators.
Also if you buy one does that mean you have first refusal on the rest that come out so you can collect the lot!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 15 January, 2010, 09:12:36 pm
As soon as I hear anything concrete, I'll let you know.  Tharg seems likely to be more limited than most but nobody knows to what degree or how he'll appear.  I'm sure Ash will try and make the majority of figures as widely available to 2000AD fans as he can, being one himself.  This isn't a money thing, more a fan doing stuff for other fans, so let's just hope for the best.

Anyway, we'll be getting to see some cool stuff before long, folks - personally, I can't wait!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steven Sterlacchini on 15 January, 2010, 09:19:46 pm
I'd definitely buy a Tharg.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: vzzbux on 15 January, 2010, 09:54:51 pm
I hate it when they do limited issue figures. As an avid star wars collector this sort of thing always pisses me off, especially when they stop selling a range over here and just limit the sale to the US.







V
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 16 January, 2010, 07:06:55 am
Well, everything that 3A make is limited in the sense that it's not mass-produced tat...  Try not to worry about the numbers that are made (which probably won't be mentioned anyway); I'm sure Ash will try and make sure that the majority of releases are available for the fans that want them.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: The Monarch on 18 January, 2010, 02:36:19 pm
again winwood and cord.....
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mike Gloady on 29 January, 2010, 05:58:49 pm
The characters which, if they appeared I'd HAVE to get would have to be Dante, Nemesis, Ro-Jaws, Hammerstein, Mek-Quake, Stickleback, Finny & Ramone.  And Dredd too.  Obviously.  Goes without saying. 

Tharg'd be nice, but I guess that depends on price and availability.  Hopefully the "twatting" spectators will steer clear. 
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 29 January, 2010, 07:17:19 pm
I think the ABC Warriors would be a big seller, especially when the cartoon comes out. Robot type things are always popular with the young'uns, just look at transformers and all those toy robot things that sell well at Christmas.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: The Monarch on 01 February, 2010, 04:08:28 pm
torquemada...

oh and again winwood and cord
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Rio De Fideldo on 01 February, 2010, 04:50:01 pm
As anyone mentioned Rogue Trooper. That would be my first choice
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: I, Cosh on 01 February, 2010, 08:40:48 pm
I would buy a Synammon doll.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mike Gloady on 01 February, 2010, 09:39:57 pm
So would I.

Depending on the size and.... features.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 01 February, 2010, 10:14:36 pm
Another Tharg buyer here.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: vzzbux on 02 February, 2010, 07:21:56 pm
A blow up Anderson.

Come on some one had to say it.








V
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: O Lucky Stevie! on 03 February, 2010, 06:21:38 am
Really Something & Truly Amazing... hubba hubba  ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Robo-K33F on 09 February, 2010, 11:22:41 am
Here is an early glimpse of The Mighty One...

(http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/1476/3athargproto.th.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 09 February, 2010, 11:28:02 am
Here is an early glimpse of The Mighty One...

Can we have that a bit bigger?  Pretty please?  Ash said he'd give a preview of Tharg this week, but it looks like you beat him to it!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Colin YNWA on 09 February, 2010, 11:31:30 am
It very cool that Tharg is going to be one of the early releases I might even try to smuggle one of those into the house to watch over my collection.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 09 February, 2010, 11:37:45 am
Was he moving about or was the photographer drunk, he's not even central!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 09 February, 2010, 11:55:08 am
Sometimes figures appear from 3A with very minimal details of what you'll be getting - maybe out-of-focus or partial details just to get things buzzing.  Having now got my hands on a few 3A 'bots (and a lot more on the way) I can honestly say that I don't think anyone will be disappointed in how these turn out.

Hopefully we'll get a clearer pic of ol' Green Bonce soon, but I'd happily pre-order Tharg and any subsequent 3A releases sight-unseen if necessary.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Robo-K33F on 09 February, 2010, 11:56:29 am
It's just a teaser - keep a close eye on the 3A website this week for some rather glamourous Tharg shots.

You won't be disappointed.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mike Gloady on 09 February, 2010, 11:59:44 am
GLAMOROUS?

SWIMSUIT SPECIAL!!!!!!  Finally my dreams come true.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 09 February, 2010, 12:06:52 pm
Update at the 3A production bloghttp://www.threeaonline.com/blog/ (http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/)

Bigger pic:
(http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/tharg_proto1.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Kev Levell on 09 February, 2010, 12:10:12 pm
That's nice!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: James Stacey on 09 February, 2010, 12:12:17 pm
monobrow-tastic!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mike Gloady on 09 February, 2010, 12:37:35 pm
Has anyone asked TMO himself what he thinks about that?  It looks like him in his younger days more than now, but I'm sure that's just Ash flattering him.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: pauljholden on 09 February, 2010, 12:38:38 pm
I LIKE IT. A LOT.

Back to half-monkey face tharg! Hurrah!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dunk! on 09 February, 2010, 12:40:32 pm
When it turned out the first figure was going to be Tharg I thought "ah well won't be getting that then"

But on seeing that prototype. I like.

I like a lot.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mike Gloady on 09 February, 2010, 12:43:12 pm
Never thought I'd consider buying a Tharg either, but that looks SO good I'm considering it.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Wake on 09 February, 2010, 12:44:57 pm
Does anyone else think this looks like Joe Pineapples?

(http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/jdp.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mike Gloady on 09 February, 2010, 12:46:50 pm
In his early days, you mean?  Yeah, it is very reminscent isn't it? 
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 09 February, 2010, 12:49:55 pm
Has anyone asked TMO himself what he thinks about that?  It looks like him in his younger days more than now, but I'm sure that's just Ash flattering him.

Tharg the Mighty in Botox Shocker!

It does a great job of capturing the early-era Tharg, eh?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: the_Zomboid on 09 February, 2010, 01:34:51 pm
wow. normally i would not go out of my way to get anything like this but man i would go ape for a full set of ABC Warriors (any line-up) and a decent Rogue Trooper.

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 10 February, 2010, 08:46:12 am
There's a lot of enthusiasm brewing on the 3A boards for all things 2000AD, which is great to see...  Also a thread for 2000AD original art has  just gone up, so feel free to jump in and share your favourite pieces.  Personally, I think we need Rufus's tats in the art thread, and I said as much already :D

General 2000AD thread
http://3atoys.hyperboards.com/index.php?action=view_topic&topic_id=2459&latest=1 (http://3atoys.hyperboards.com/index.php?action=view_topic&topic_id=2459&latest=1)

2000AD art thread
http://3atoys.hyperboards.com/index.php?action=view_topic&topic_id=3001&latest=1 (http://3atoys.hyperboards.com/index.php?action=view_topic&topic_id=3001&latest=1)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 10 February, 2010, 11:59:21 am
Excellent stuff! Bring on the green bonced one!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: John Caliber on 10 February, 2010, 12:44:07 pm
No interest in Tharg, but Johnny Alpha and Wulf dressed in their 'The Killing' outfits would be worth a look (I'm not suggesting Wulf looks any different, but I did prefer Johnny's studded shoulder armour and vambraces).
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mike Gloady on 10 February, 2010, 02:30:42 pm
Well pimped, Ming.  Sounds like another interesting chat's going on about Twoth.  Surely Emp should be involved?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 10 February, 2010, 02:38:10 pm
BOLLOCKS to all this!

How many are getting made and what's the cost?

And when can I buy mine!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 10 February, 2010, 02:59:13 pm
BOLLOCKS to all this!

How many are getting made and what's the cost?

And when can I buy mine!

Dunno, dunno and... dunno.

A previous 3A 1/6 figure that went up for preorder at the start of January was $80 (USD) and one that's anticipated now is expected at $150, I think (I posted a pic of the $80 Tommy Mission earlier in this thread).  I'd be surprised if Tharg was much over $100 but I guess we'll see soon enough.  He's probably not coming with a lot of accessories (I'm keeping fingers crossed for a half-eaten polystyrene cup) which might help keep costs down.

Ash isn't expecting Tharg to set any sales records, but it's a great way to start the 2000AD line and where would we be without ol' Green Bonce?

Numbers and timing?  Nothing announced or really hinted at yet, but as soon as I hear anything I'll post it here.  If I can get any answers, I'll let you know.  Meanwhile, try to be patient.

Two other things:
(1) 3A sales are sometimes exclusive to Bambaland (3A online sales) which is PayPal only; depending on how much warning we're given and the nature of the release, it may pay to register with Bambaland and have a PayPal account set up.
(2) Prices at Bambaland include shipping anywhere in the world (such as that $80 figure - it's $80 including shipping) but these are all preorders, so the wait after ordering can be lengthy - 6 to 8 weeks, maybe more in some cases.

Anything else I can do to help, just let me know.  I'll do what I can to pimp 2000AD over at 3A and to smooth any 3A issues over here as far as I'm able.

Oh, and Ash seems very keen to make a Gronk figure (which is great - I mean Johnny & Wulf are racing certainties, but having a Gronk to go with them...?  Great stuff.)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mike Gloady on 10 February, 2010, 03:05:47 pm
GRONK?  Hurray!

Thanks for an informative post, Ming.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 10 February, 2010, 03:06:36 pm
You're welcome!  It might help if I remembered to put the Bambaland link in, though.

http://www.bambalandstore.com/ (http://www.bambalandstore.com/)

The 'bot on the front page of Bambaland was part of the last release: Dropcloth

(http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/1364/4pack1.th.jpg) (http://img145.imageshack.us/i/4pack1.jpg/)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 10 February, 2010, 03:44:54 pm
Thanks for the info Ming! Can't wait to get my paws on these figures!
Tharg is looking old school cool!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 10 February, 2010, 04:20:33 pm
Thanks ming, I've now opened an account :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mike Gloady on 10 February, 2010, 04:37:37 pm
I knew you'd say that.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 11 February, 2010, 09:38:30 am
Latest micro-update: we're expecting two versions of Tharg, with different 2000AD logos.  One with the new logo, one with the classic, which fits with the "one easy, one hard" hint we had a while back.  The classic will be the one I'm after (well, I'm after both) but it may be tricky.  We'll see.  Anyway, I've asked for more info on release numbers / method, etc. so fingers crossed there'll be more news soon.

Oh, and the pic we've seen of Tharg so far is not the final production version, so there'll be some tweaking and general improvements until Ash is happy with it, I guess. Still, shouldn't be far off!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 11 February, 2010, 11:27:59 am
Groovy! :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Van Dom on 11 February, 2010, 11:35:09 am
I don't tend to go in for this kind of thing but I'll have to have me a Tharg, that's a must-buy really.
Great idea.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: James Stacey on 11 February, 2010, 11:43:09 am
Latest micro-update: we're expecting two versions of Tharg, with different 2000AD logos.  One with the new logo, one with the classic, which fits with the "one easy, one hard" hint we had a while back.
You're just doing that to bancrupt CF aren't you  :lol:
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 11 February, 2010, 11:49:53 am
Me - no way!  Nobody needs to make CF bankrupt, 3A just need to make a 1/6 scale killdozer and we can sit back while he does it himself. ;)

Don't laugh, it might happen.  Either that or a 1/6 Dan Tanner Junction. :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: TordelBack on 11 February, 2010, 11:56:57 am
The simplest route to CF bankruptcy is to produce limited-edition Thargs for each of his different hume avatars - same figure, but with the most relevant logo for their tenure and a stand that says "Tharg (Pat Mills)", "Tharg (Richard Burton)", etc. etc.  Collect the full set and send away for an exclusive "Men in Black (David Bishop)" two-pack!  C'mon, Hasbro'd do it in a flash.

EDIT:  Put the relevant Prog numbers on the stands and I might be interested myself...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mike Gloady on 11 February, 2010, 12:03:56 pm
I'd go for the killdozer myself.  Just imagine if they did CREATORS as well, eh?  Imagine posing the scene with Tharg ordering the destruction of the Fleisher droid and opening Mek-Quake's maw to accept the snivelling script-droid.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 11 February, 2010, 12:07:33 pm
The simplest route to CF bankruptcy is to produce limited-edition Thargs for each of his different hume avatars - same figure, but with the most relevant logo for their tenure and a stand that says "Tharg (Pat Mills)", "Tharg (Richard Burton)", etc. etc.  Collect the full set and send away for an exclusive "Men in Black (David Bishop)" two-pack!  C'mon, Hasbro'd do it in a flash.

Okay, I'll send a p.m. to Ash and suggest it. :lol:

Collecting 3A toys may not be for the faint-hearted at times, but it's a small company bringing out extremely cool things, and they're not popping out endless numbers of variants to bleed you dry.  I guess we might see Dredd in various incarnations - rather than just a 'standard' Dredd figure (Apocalypse War Dredd has been mentioned (with Stub Gun) and City of the Damned Dredd, and we all know how messed-up he's been in those).

For me, it's a good way of looking at 2000AD toys - from a fan's point of view rather than mindlessly rolling out bog-standard figures to cover the obvious, popular characters.

Still, the main thing is some of the boxes are big and CF can move into one of those when he goes off the rails. :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: James Stacey on 11 February, 2010, 12:14:56 pm
Please sir can we have different artist Dredds. A Carlos Dredd, a Ron Smith Dredd, a Cliff Robinson Dredd. Now that would redefine the word arsom!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mike Gloady on 11 February, 2010, 12:26:23 pm
That would be supermegauber arsom!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 11 February, 2010, 12:27:38 pm
This, my fellow squaxx, is what 'remortgage' is for. I'm up for anything, but would fairly shit a fridge if there was a 1/6 Mek Quake. However, I would no doubt at the very least shit a microwave for Shakara! and a Teknosaur.

I think Rogue would be top notch too after the ABCs. I would love to have a line up of world judges too. And Bad Company. And a few Krool. And Mega City punks. And Winwood and Cord. And...

...I'm going to have to get another job.

M
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 11 February, 2010, 12:32:38 pm
Ash is a big (very big) fan of all things 2000AD but has said that his main interest is in characters and stories from the first 500 Progs or so.  I'd love Shakara and posted that McCarthy cover over there a while back, but it's probably unlikely.  Mikey's arse is probably breathing a sigh of relief right about now...

ABC Warriors though - with a McMahon vibe - I'd put money on that...

...but I'm saving it to buy the toys :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Trout on 11 February, 2010, 09:38:55 pm
Bump.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 11 February, 2010, 10:56:03 pm
I had a quick look at this thread when I was sat eating a burger in Borough Market during our day out in London and I became so excited that I couldn't type a reply as my fingers wouldn't work properly due to my brain going into meltdown. Now I'm home I can sort of relax as this means all my relatives now know what to get me for my Birthday's and Christmas's in the future and the wife knows what to get me for Valentines day and our Anniversary, plus those other two.

LIFE IS FUCKING GREAT  :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: vzzbux on 11 February, 2010, 11:15:53 pm
CF if I wasn't such a crazy ass over Star Wars I would advise you to get some help.







V
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 11 February, 2010, 11:23:04 pm
On very rare occasions I think to myself. "What the FUCK am I doing, what do I need all this for" and then I slip back into reality and realise that I need it, because it's available ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 12 February, 2010, 12:11:41 pm
See, that's Thrill Suckers working on your brain that is. Without the accumulated thrill power of THE CELLAR OF DREDD banishing said suckers,you'd probably spend your money on something stupid.

But...are you a 'buy two' collector? I'm not myself and for that I'm now quite glad! Some of the Star Wars stuff I bought is still carded and hasn't been opened, and I have kept the packaging for most of me tat, but that's as far as it goes.

(Might shift the Star Wars stuff as it happens)

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Richmond Clements on 12 February, 2010, 12:15:28 pm
See, that's Thrill Suckers working on your brain that is. Without the accumulated thrill power of THE CELLAR OF DREDD banishing said suckers,you'd probably spend your money on something stupid.

But...are you a 'buy two' collector? I'm not myself and for that I'm now quite glad! Some of the Star Wars stuff I bought is still carded and hasn't been opened, and I have kept the packaging for most of me tat, but that's as far as it goes.

(Might shift the Star Wars stuff as it happens)

M.

Star Wars fan, eh..?
There's something unique for you over on the HiEx auction...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Proudhuff on 12 February, 2010, 12:20:43 pm
No interest in Tharg, but Johnny Alpha and Wulf dressed in their 'The Killing' outfits would be worth a look (I'm not suggesting Wulf looks any different, but I did prefer Johnny's studded shoulder armour and vambraces).

Naw, Johhny in a Borat mankini and Wulf as Lily Savage would be worth a look  :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 12 February, 2010, 01:06:52 pm

Star Wars fan, eh..?
There's something unique for you over on the HiEx auction...

I know!Stop it! I recently bought some artwork and Mrs Mikey give me that raised eyebrow thing - and I haven't mentioned 3A yet!

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 12 February, 2010, 03:01:32 pm
But...are you a 'buy two' collector?

Some stuff I have doubles on, mainly all those 6" figures. I had the signed 6 set and bought doubles of those so I could touch them and since then I've done the same on all that size of stuff.
I think I did the same with those Mongoose miniatures, I sent a set away to get painted and kept the other set unopened.
I also buy two comics if there is a freebie on. The worst time was with the playing cards, I bought 3, 1 to be kept pristine, 1 to be opened and put in a folder and the last 1 to try and get signed :lol: :lol:

Who said it can get out of hand :-X
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 12 February, 2010, 03:54:03 pm
Who said it can get out of hand :-X[/color]

I know where you're coming from on the freebies. When I would've doubled up, I didn't have the money to do it so the urge sort of died on the vine. It's still there but I manage to supress it ::)

But there's no point in having only one Stormtrooper  ;)

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steven Sterlacchini on 12 February, 2010, 05:35:38 pm
These figures sound like they're going to be excellent. It's a shame they're probably going to become available right in the middle of my current 'stop buying stuff and start paying my debts' regime. :'(

As for who many stormtroopers..? I only have one ;)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4059/4326932105_2788148ae7_m.jpg)

Steven
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steven Sterlacchini on 12 February, 2010, 05:59:07 pm
HOW, not WHO :-[
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: strontium71 on 12 February, 2010, 10:51:58 pm
i knew i'd seen that tharg picture before...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: vzzbux on 12 February, 2010, 11:13:51 pm


But there's no point in having only one Stormtrooper  ;)

M.

Too true. My Imperial and Clone army are way out of control in size.





V
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 13 February, 2010, 12:40:32 am
Now, who doesn't want a Tharg figure?



(http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/tharg_proto1.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Colin YNWA on 13 February, 2010, 06:10:44 am
i knew i'd seen that tharg picture before...

GOLD!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 13 February, 2010, 08:09:12 am
Now, who doesn't want a Tharg

Sadly Garageman what people say on a forum and do in the real (monetary) world are two completely different things.
I admit just from the sneak peek of Tharg I have seen (and Ash's other stuff) I am impressed. I just feel pricing will be the be all to quite a few.
I reckon there will be some on here who will be waiting for a specific character to be released before they spend their money.
I just hope enough units sell so that an excellent series can be born. I don't want to sound negative but this is the way life is.

Anyway, how do I guarantee that I get one of each. I've opened my account!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Devons Daddy on 13 February, 2010, 10:00:30 am
sad but true,

average age of boarders, average disposable income of said age group.
means this is not going to be cheap so to speak.

but i hold my hand up and say I WILL BUY!

little lite on the ground with details though. i want to know what, who,when and how to get my grubby little paws on them. PLEASE!


Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Devons Daddy on 13 February, 2010, 10:21:46 am
i find it frustrating,

their website is not the finest, , it is difficult to contact them. get on the mailing list etc,
I live very close by in real terms,Singapore/Hong kong. not really looking to go via London for the shipping.

while with all my heart i wish to be in the loop,
making it a task to get on the list, is not a the worlds finest way to run a business.
if this is the process, it will be ONLY THE FANS whom bother to make the effort to .
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 13 February, 2010, 12:47:28 pm
Hey DD, read the rest of the thread and you'll pick up some bits and pieces - as much as we know at this stage.  That's fairly little really, but that's the 3A way - a few hints and sneak views then craploads of good stuff to pick up (at least this is the way the other lines have been lately).

As for shipping, if the 2000AD line is made available through Bambaland (http://www.bambalandstore.com/ (http://www.bambalandstore.com/)) then prices include worldwide shipping (and marking as gift is no problem).  Hopefully these will hit retailers as well, but Bambaland would make things simple.

Timing is a mystery, as is pricing.  Hopefully Tharg will land soon, but how frequently other characters will follow is anyone's guess.  For pricing, we had one $80 (shipping included) human figure (1/6th scale, 12") in January and one at $150 last week (plus varying sizes of 1/6 'bots around $100-250), so that *might* give some indication, but maybe not.  Bigger, more complicated figures will cost more (Mek-quake?  Big George?) but we'll need to wait and see what gets made.

Anyway, I'd say Don't Panic and Try to be Patient if I thought it would help. ;)

If anyone needs any specific help with any questions, p.m. me or just ask here and I'll do what I can.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: mogzilla on 13 February, 2010, 02:31:29 pm
wanting but probably not getting if there going to be over the £40 mark low earner with four year old nuff sed. :(
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 13 February, 2010, 03:18:05 pm
Anyway, I'd say Don't Panic and Try to be Patient if I thought it would help. ;)

It wouldn't help, we're like a pack of hyenas. We've been fed a tasty morsel and we want the kill as soon as possible to get the meaty prize
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 13 February, 2010, 03:45:28 pm
wanting but probably not getting if there going to be over the £40 mark low earner with four year old nuff sed. :(

Same here. Well not the four year old bit. ;)

I can sort of understand the prices in that they seem to be big figures though. I'd happily buy something small if it was fairly well detailed though.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 15 February, 2010, 12:54:16 pm
No 'news' news, but a few recent comments I thought people might be interested in.  Gives a bit of an insight, at least...

From Ashley Wood on the 2000AD thread at the 3A forum:

"ABC-ers will rock, the Mongrel ( with the Mess ) is first, Then Old Red Eyes.. "

"if the line does well, ill make a george, not to too exact scale, maybe a 20" version or so.

re para-mongrel, if it was a simple colorway I would, but the body is different, and would require new sculpting and tooling etc. short term just the fatboy mongrel ! but hey, if the demand is there, I will make it happen."

"mean machine is shaping up to be a killer fig.... KILLER !"


 :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: uncle fester on 15 February, 2010, 12:59:01 pm
Oh Lordy...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 15 February, 2010, 01:44:40 pm
swoon
Thump!

Wha...? It's Ok, I'm back on my feet again.

swoon etc

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 15 February, 2010, 04:02:41 pm
Stop it!

I know, why doesn't Ashley do a blog and show us these as they are being made, step by step (there's nothing on the 3A site like it). It would quench my thirst ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: mogzilla on 15 February, 2010, 04:03:27 pm
wanting but probably not getting if there going to be over the £40 mark low earner with four year old nuff sed. :(

Same here. Well not the four year old bit. ;)

I can sort of understand the prices in that they seem to be big figures though. I'd happily buy something small if it was fairly well detailed though.

surely they could do something in the 7- 8 inch scale along the lines of the mezco hellboy stuff making them big enough to collect but without the hefty price tag.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: TordelBack on 15 February, 2010, 04:27:14 pm
"ABC-ers will rock, the Mongrel ( with the Mess ) is first, Then Old Red Eyes.. "

Holy crap.  How much do kidneys fetch these days, anyway?   I know you can just about get by with just the one, but there's no way I could survive long without owning these.  Anyone fancy a left testicle?  Guaranteed to make cute kids!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: mogzilla on 15 February, 2010, 04:33:18 pm
"ABC-ers will rock, the Mongrel ( with the Mess ) is first, Then Old Red Eyes.. "

Holy crap.  How much do kidneys fetch these days, anyway?   I know you can just about get by with just the one, but there's no way I could survive long without owning these.  Anyone fancy a left testicle?  Guaranteed to make cute kids!

got a left one could use a right one tho... :o
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Cthulouis on 15 February, 2010, 06:14:54 pm
But, but, there'l be a Mek-Quake that will be big enough for all the others to ride around in, right?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mike Gloady on 15 February, 2010, 06:32:16 pm
There had fucking better be.

I can live without Dredd, Tharg or Johnny Alpha if I know they're going to do the ABCs including Mek-Quake & Ro-Jaws.  Happy Shrapnel & Steelhorn I can live without, they're just a tiny bit dull.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Richmond Clements on 15 February, 2010, 06:36:33 pm
Fucking Hammerstein! YESSS!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Cthulouis on 15 February, 2010, 07:06:30 pm
He'd be a dab hand at fisting.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 15 February, 2010, 07:21:38 pm

"if the line does well, ill make a george, not to too exact scale, maybe a 20" version or so.



My house is now full of joy-juice.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Robo-K33F on 16 February, 2010, 12:53:26 pm
We just saw a close to finished version of Tharg the other day and oh is it good!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 16 February, 2010, 02:01:49 pm
You forgot to say, "Na na nana na," you sod!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 16 February, 2010, 03:02:01 pm
We just saw a close to finished version of Tharg the other day and oh is it good!

More finished than the one we've seen?  Which logo was Green Bonce sporting - regular or classic? ;)

Anyway, looking forward to seeing more of Tharg and all who follow...

Oh, and the 2000AD thread at the 3A forum disappeared (no-one knows why or where it went) but there's a new one up now.

And don't forget there's an original art thread here:
http://3atoys.hyperboards.com/index.php?action=view_topic&topic_id=3001 (http://3atoys.hyperboards.com/index.php?action=view_topic&topic_id=3001)

I finally got something to put there.  At last!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 25 February, 2010, 12:24:25 pm
No new news (get used to this!) but at least there's conformation that sales will go through Bambaland - no idea about what retailers will go for the 2000AD line but I'm sure there will be info on that front when the time comes.

For now, a few things are in the pipeline (Ash has mentioned how good Mean Machine and Mongrol are looking, as well as Tharg) but there's still no info on when or how much, etc.  All that will become known before anything so happen; until then - sit back and relax.  Any news, I'll post it here.

Things to know about Bambaland / 3A:

+ Bambaland (http://www.bambalandstore.com/ (http://www.bambalandstore.com/)) is the 'sales arm' of 3A. 
+ Going on past experience, some sales may be Bambaland only, other things may only be made available via retailers. 
+ Register with Bambaland: get an account, get all your details set up ahead of time - it would be a pain to have to do this at the last minute.
+ Bambaland sales are paid for with PayPal and only PayPal.  Again, set this up to save yourself any stress later on.
+ When stuff goes up for sale at Bambaland, it may be there for minutes, hours or days - I would hope that most 2000AD stuff will be around for a longer rather than shorter time, as there *may* be fewer people chasing this line than other 3A stuff (sometimes very limited numbers).  For all I know, it might stay up for weeks.  Hope so!
+ Check the 3A production blog for release announcements; this also usually has handy countdown timers for when things are going on sale at Bambaland: http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/ (http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/)
+ Bambaland sales are all preorders, so you may end up not seeing a 'completed version' of what you'll get (e.g. some of the recent bots have been shown 'sans decals'); I'd just say if you're interested in this stuff, you won't be disappointed in how things turn out.
+ For preorders, you'll end up paying up front and things will generally ship 6-8 weeks later (free worldwide shipping is included in all Bambaland prices - that won't be the case with most retailers).  Oh, and stuff from 3A goes to retailers quite a long time (months?) after Bambaland.

I've just posted this to try and help for a smooth process when the 2000AD stuff appears; 3A is a small company with their own way of doing things, and if I can help inform a bit, I'm happy.

I'll be happier when Tharg drops through my letterbox, though :D

Meanwhile, any questions or whatever, just ask and I'll help if I can - o=and stop by the 3A forums and say hello sometime!
http://3atoys.hyperboards.com/index.php (http://3atoys.hyperboards.com/index.php)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: johnnystress on 03 March, 2010, 11:32:44 pm
has this already been posted?

http://toysrevil.blogspot.com/2010/02/zarjaz-2000-ad-tharg-prototype-revealed.html

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4059/4343739080_aa656f6d25_o.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 04 March, 2010, 01:24:08 am
Yes  ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 04 March, 2010, 12:27:19 pm
Posted by Ash on the 3A boards yesterday:

"We are just tweaking Tharg at the mo, next reveal will lead into a sale, so we can move onto mongrel etc.."


Watch this space, folks.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: HOO-HAA on 04 March, 2010, 12:45:21 pm
Aw, man... I need to get myself some Tharg.

Brilliant!  :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 04 March, 2010, 04:27:25 pm
Aw, man... I need to get myself some Tharg.

Is that street slang for drugs ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 04 March, 2010, 04:32:10 pm
Mongrel! I need a (several hundred pound sterling probably) toy Mongrel!

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 04 March, 2010, 05:28:46 pm
Mongrel! I need a (several hundred pound sterling probably) toy Mongrel!

M.

Probably looking at less than that, but we'll see.  

How big do you reckon a 1/6 Mongrol would need to be?  (1/6 human = ~12")  About 15"?  Ickle legs, big Power Paws...

Back to price pondering... these guys were ~$250 retail last year, and around 15" tall (pics are of unfinished bots)... Ballpark for Mongrol?
(http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/6944/armstrongh.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: johnnystress on 04 March, 2010, 07:01:22 pm
I hope theyr'e way, way cheaper than that  :|
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 04 March, 2010, 07:32:24 pm
Even I balk at those kinds of prices :o
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 04 March, 2010, 07:35:24 pm
I think I've just had an accident... :o

I'm feeling willing to fork out - these are going to be forkin great!

M
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: HOO-HAA on 04 March, 2010, 08:02:47 pm
Aw, man... I need to get myself some Tharg.

Is that street slang for drugs ;)

 :lol:
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 04 March, 2010, 08:10:04 pm
So how much do these prices roughly equate to in sterling?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 04 March, 2010, 08:17:55 pm
It's about $1.50 to £1 at the moment.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: chris_askham on 04 March, 2010, 10:58:28 pm
I think they're going to be way out of my price range...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 05 March, 2010, 09:20:57 am
I've said it before, but any prices I've mentioned are purely speculative and based on previous releases - just to give an idea of what we might be looking at here.  Prices vary from release to release, depending on the size and complexity of the figure, but Ash does his utmost to keep costs as low as possible (without sacrificing quality) and as 2000AD is close to his heart, let's just wait and see how this line shapes up.  There certainly won't be a 'standard figure price'; smaller, less complex figures will almost certainly be cheaper than Mad George, Colossus of Mars* ;)

To recap:
1/6 (12") human figures recently sold through Bambaland went for $80 (Tommy Mission) to $150 (Jung de Plume)
Examples of 1/6 bots: sold for $98 (Dropcloth: 12"), $250 (Armstrong, 15") and $300 (19" Large Martin)

I've put the names in in case you want to look them up to see exactly how great these things are!

All prices for Bambaland sales include worldwide shipping (which is a pretty big deal considering the weight of some of these things).

Don't panic or worry about prices now!  Just wait and see what gets made and wait for the info to come out before deciding you will / won't be able to afford any of these.

* Not that he's likely to get made in full 1/6 scale...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 05 March, 2010, 09:33:39 am
Heh, to save you all some Googling...

Right to left: Large Martin, Armstrong, Bramble, Dropcloth (Human-sized, complex design, and $98 including shipping), Square... ;)

(http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/2329/wwrbot.th.jpg) (http://img37.imageshack.us/i/wwrbot.jpg/)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 05 March, 2010, 09:47:53 am
Saving those galactic groats!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 16 March, 2010, 09:13:07 am
No major news, but something to cheer up a dull Tuesday morning:

From Ashley Wood: "tharg comes with some cups, tharg fans know why !"

 :P
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dash Decent on 16 March, 2010, 01:26:25 pm
No major news, but something to cheer up a dull Tuesday morning:

From Ashley Wood: "tharg comes with some cups, tharg fans know why !"

Erm, to provide his doctor with a sample?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 16 March, 2010, 02:06:50 pm
Possibly.  Alternatively because they're extremely tasty.

As I posted on the 3A board:

From Prog 200, The Dictators of Drag Zrag try to blow up Tharg with a booby-trapped cup:

(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/5700/thargcup.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: James Stacey on 16 March, 2010, 02:20:49 pm
ahh not to protect his balls from the Dictators of Zragg then
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 28 March, 2010, 07:09:36 pm
03.25.2010 at 11:42:49, Ashley Wood  wrote:
Tharg onsale in April, date unknown, coz soon as he is in my hands, he is up forsale !

ZARJAZ MUTHAFUCKERS !



From the 3A forum.  As usual I'll post any other details as they appear.

 :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 12 April, 2010, 12:50:26 am
Latest news from Ashley Wood (posted yesterday):

tharg could drop next week, just saw the latest version!!
   



As always, any further info will be posted here.  Fingers crossed that we all get our own personal Green Bonce!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 12 April, 2010, 01:37:54 am
Cheers for keeping us up to date Ming, I'm sure there are lots of very appreciate folk here!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ThryllSeekyr on 12 April, 2010, 02:56:13 am
Could we have a full size photo of him please? :P :P :P
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: badvoc on 12 April, 2010, 03:47:47 pm
Hi all, new member, I just found out about these and I only want to know one thing!

Will there be a Nort?

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 12 April, 2010, 03:52:22 pm
Things are happening :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 13 April, 2010, 02:03:45 am
Hi all, new member, I just found out about these and I only want to know one thing!

Will there be a Nort?



No details of what will be appearing (or when) but assuming Rogue gets made, a Nort or three will probably get thrown into the mix.  I hope so, anyway.  The Traitor General, Bland & Brass, Sister Sledge, Venus Bluegenes... a lot of cool options.

Anyway, first up is Tharg (deservedly so - what would the Galaxy's Greatest be without him?) then as far as we know it will be Mongrol (with The Mess).  After that - anybody's guess.  Hammerstein, the Gronk..?  Who knows?  Any info that emerges, I'll post here, as always :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ThryllSeekyr on 13 April, 2010, 11:16:06 am
Pardon me if my earlier question sounds in apppropiate.

Are there no photo of the figure other than what we have seen so far.

No advertisments, no blurb.

No packaging.

As I recall the adverts for that new Judge Dredd....
(http://www.collectorsquest.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/LCBH_judge_dredd.jpg)

.....figure a few years back or is it too early to ask for this.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 13 April, 2010, 03:22:37 pm
It's still a bit early for that ThryllSeekyr. I get the impression from Ming's comments we'll see something soon though.

To be honest I'm more interested in Mongrol as a figure, but I'm certainly interested in any pics that come this way.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Teivion on 15 April, 2010, 09:26:14 am
Tank Girl Figures are also being released by Ashley, which I wasnt aware of until Rufus told me !
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steven Sterlacchini on 15 April, 2010, 10:38:58 am
Tank Girl Figures are also being released by Ashley, which I wasnt aware of until Rufus told me !

They should look cool. Are they doing a tank as well?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Buddy on 15 April, 2010, 10:55:25 am
Remote controlled tank!

Please.

A.B.C. Warriors is a must, I just hope they are fairly priced and not billed as 'collectors items' and priced at 50 quid each!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 15 April, 2010, 02:36:31 pm
I can live with £50 a robot!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 15 April, 2010, 04:59:23 pm
Want. Tharg.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 16 April, 2010, 01:10:31 am
Pardon me if my earlier question sounds in apppropiate.

Are there no photo of the figure other than what we have seen so far.

No advertisments, no blurb.

No packaging.

Ashley Wood and 3A tend not to release more than occasional teasers prior to a figure coming up for sale; we've seen the teaser for Tharg (and the teaser adverts) and that's it.  There will be more pics leading into a sale, soon, as far as I know.  Maybe this week or next.  Very soon, anyway.

As the sales themselves will be pre-orders, don't expect to see shots of packaging or even the finished article in all cases - sometimes decals, etc. are yet to be added - you generally *will* have a pretty good idea how things will look, and I can tell you that unless you've seen other 3A toys in person, you're in for a shock at how good these things are.  They will be so far removed from any previous 2000AD toys it will make your head spin.

As for price and availability, I've posted a few times about this before.  These are 'special' toys inasmuch as they're not tat, not mass produced, and not being done with profit as the main incentive.  Ash loves 2000AD and he's making these for himself as much as anyone else.  Until the releases begin, we won't know the 'limited' nature of these but I'll predict that a 'regular' version of most of the toys will be made as widely available as possible.  In addition, in some cases we'll probably see variant versions that may be harder to get, but (in other 3A lines, at least) the 'regular' versions are the ones that Ash considers the best.

Please look back for my earlier post dealing with price speculation*.  Keep in mind that these things are 1/6 scale and if in any doubt about how cool 3A stuff is, do some Googling.  Anyway, hopefully when stuff starts landing, people will be very happy with what they see.  Personally, I can't wait for Tharg, Mongrol, Hammerstein, The Gronk, Apocalypse War Dredd...



* I've also posted about Bambaland and how 3A sales are handled.  If you want Tharg or any of the later releases, get familiar and registered with http://www.bambalandstore.com/ (http://www.bambalandstore.com/) and make sure you have a PayPal account.  Any questions about any 3A stuff, feel free to pm me and I'll help if I can.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 16 April, 2010, 01:13:49 am
Tank Girl Figures are also being released by Ashley, which I wasnt aware of until Rufus told me !

Heh, this is great, eh?  Rufus is doing the designs, and I'm sure they'll be fantastic.  If any news on these trickles down I can post it up here or in another thread if that's more appropriate.  Good ol' Ruf!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 16 April, 2010, 01:13:55 am
Ezquerra Dredd is the only way to go for Dredd.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 16 April, 2010, 01:49:58 am
Ezquerra Dredd is the only way to go for Dredd.

Heh, just one of the many ways to go I guess.  Big-boots McMahon Dredd, Flared-helmet McCarthy Dredd, Just-plain-awesome Bolland Dredd... My list goes on and on!

It will be interesting to see how the issue of bringing a character like Dredd, who has been imbued with various artist's personalities, is tackled.  Whether we'll see a really Ezquerra-esque Apocalypse War Dredd, or a Ron Smith Chopper-as-scrawler...  Who knows?  It'd be cool to see, that much is for sure.

I think Ash said something about wanting to produce recognisable artists versions of characters, so we'll just see what we get!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: flintlockjaw on 16 April, 2010, 05:17:41 pm
Ezquerra Dredd is the only way to go for Dredd.

Heh, just one of the many ways to go I guess.  Big-boots McMahon Dredd, Flared-helmet McCarthy Dredd, Just-plain-awesome Bolland Dredd... My list goes on and on!

It will be interesting to see how the issue of bringing a character like Dredd, who has been imbued with various artist's personalities, is tackled.  Whether we'll see a really Ezquerra-esque Apocalypse War Dredd, or a Ron Smith Chopper-as-scrawler...  Who knows?  It'd be cool to see, that much is for sure.

I think Ash said something about wanting to produce recognisable artists versions of characters, so we'll just see what we get!

ooooh...I can imagine a whole line of Dredd figures. Early McMahon Dredd, Late McMahon Dredd...Kev O'Neill Dredd, Steve Dillon Dredd, Kev Walker Dredd, Bisley Dredd, Ron Smith Dredd, Cam Kennedy Dredd, Ian Gibson Dredd, Ezquerra Dredd...the list goes on and on!''
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: pauljholden on 16 April, 2010, 05:21:39 pm
I remember suggesting to rebellion at the time of the Dredd game that you should be able to 'skin' dredd with various artists interpretations of him, running around as McMahon dredd woulda been cool...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 16 April, 2010, 06:31:49 pm
I'd absolutely LOVE a Mechanismo Mk1 robot.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 16 April, 2010, 06:46:43 pm
The wait is killing me >:(
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: coastguardjackuk on 16 April, 2010, 07:31:40 pm
Agreed. The price will dictate but still very exciting. As my pal Sven said. "There are 2 types of figures in this world. The ones that sit on a normal shelf in Forbidden Planet and the ones that sit in the big glass cabinet in Forbidden Planet. The difference being the number of zeros at the end of the price" Excelsior !
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 17 April, 2010, 02:12:50 pm
No time for a proper post - stuck in Washington DC due to bloody Iceland...

but.. latest word from Ash:

Tharg

Next week!


woo-hoo!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ThryllSeekyr on 18 April, 2010, 03:18:09 am
Limited Edition, right?

I don't think I will be getting one unless they go unlimited.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 18 April, 2010, 03:53:52 am
I think any that make their way down under will be 'very' limited  ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ThryllSeekyr on 18 April, 2010, 07:35:27 am
What I meant was that if they are making one version limited edition, probably several speical edition Thargs and then further along the line, they decide to mass produce a regular version that is more likely to reach our shores in Australia. Then I would like to buy one of those if I'm financial by that stage.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 18 April, 2010, 08:14:50 pm
Although there's been no official word (and 3A don't publish numbers any more) I doubt Tharg will be that limited except time-wise; if you show up at Bambaland on time with your account registered and have PayPal ready to go, I'm sure you'll get hold of Tharg.

Whether he'll be at the store for a few hours, 24h, days or longer is anyone's guess.  NBo idea if he'll make it to retailers afterwards either, but don't expect it.

Get to Bambaland early and avoid disappointment!

As for versions: all we expect are Regular, with the modern 2000AD logo (should be easy to get) and Classic (with the first 2000AD logo - possibly a bitch to get, but who knows?).

More info when I have it folks - I'm still stuck in DC for now, possibly until the end of the week...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ThryllSeekyr on 19 April, 2010, 09:04:16 am
So to BAMBALAND I went & saw one of those metal robot toys displayed here earlier.

A World War Robot, BRAMBLE. if thats only one kind.

(http://www.bambalandstore.com/v/vspfiles/photos/EURO3AA-2T.jpg)

LIke a cross between a Modron.....

http://www.google.com.au/search?q=modron&rls=com.microsoft:en-au:IE-SearchBox&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7GGLL_en-GB&redir_esc=&ei=zwrMS8XwE4zc7AOnodSDAw (http://www.google.com.au/search?q=modron&rls=com.microsoft:en-au:IE-SearchBox&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7GGLL_en-GB&redir_esc=&ei=zwrMS8XwE4zc7AOnodSDAw)

.... & a Killa - Kan.

Now if I had the cash spare for one of those, I probably wouldn't have the room, but you have to respect toys made from metal or that atleast appaer to be. As my folks would agree that they are the ones that past the test of time.

No sign of Tharg though, still too early.

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 19 April, 2010, 04:59:48 pm
tharg could drop any time now

first release is limited, next release will be more mainstream retailer etc, different vintage logo etc


Posted by Ash around 6 hours ago.

Keep your eye on Bambaland and the 3A forum if you can.




(and Thryllseekry, the toys are made of vinyl)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 19 April, 2010, 05:15:42 pm
I'm looking on the site now and it seems that the only thing for sale at the moment, are those T-Shirts (in the apparel area) with 3A on them. Nothing in the toys area as of yet :-\
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Teivion on 19 April, 2010, 06:18:42 pm
Yeh, this is a current trend with 3a stuff.
You will receive an email of the launch, this will have a link which will take you to the store page where it is for sale.

Whats def. crucial here is the timing of the email 3a send out- if they are going by their time, it could ( and has been so far) sent Hong Kong time, so for us UK people they seem email at early-o'clock when we are in bed, so by the time we get up- they are all sold out ;-)

It would be nice if the people who have contact with Ash can remind him of the GMT of the email, so the UK audience can get it at a decent hour which would give us time in which to whip out the credit card.

I am sure there are a good many 3a fans who will buy anything they put out ( check out their forum!) so for the 2000AD crew to get a look-in we need to be on the ball ;-)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 19 April, 2010, 06:23:01 pm
Bollocks, I ain't staying up tonight, for a change ::)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 20 April, 2010, 12:23:33 am
Tharg will appear on the Bambaland front page when he's good and ready.  No idea exactly when but it seems likely to be very soon - next day or so?  I hope we get a bit of warning but Ash seems ready to just drop Tharg asap.

As for the initial 'limited' release versus the later versions - no idea what we'll get, but at least the 'Regular' Tharg should be fairly easy to snag, I hope.

I'll do what I can to keep updating here, but as I'm stranded in Washington D.C. with our soon-to-be one year old, I've got other things to take care of!

Anyway, keep your eyes on Bambaland and the 3A forum and make sure you're good to go with a Bambaland account and PayPal (Bambaland accepts PayPal ONLY).

Good luck, folks!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ThryllSeekyr on 20 April, 2010, 12:38:41 am
Those 3A toys ARE made of plastic otherwise they take forever to go through customs.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 20 April, 2010, 02:34:39 am
he will go onsale around 10am UK , LONDON STYLE 20th April
   


All you need to know, right there.

Good luck, folks!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Teivion on 20 April, 2010, 08:11:17 am
(http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/9203/thargforsaler.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Colin YNWA on 20 April, 2010, 08:16:40 am
Well that's just lovely. I've signed up at Bambaland and await nervously revalation of price... it ain't going to be cheap it it...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Teivion on 20 April, 2010, 08:30:52 am
Its 80 USD?

(£52 earth money)

Not bad- I think that includes shipping, but not sure.
D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 20 April, 2010, 08:32:41 am
DOes this just appear on Bambaland? I've signed up and there's just a white box with nowt in it in the 3A toys section. Am I missing something?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Teivion on 20 April, 2010, 08:37:27 am
Nope...
It normally just gets updated when the launch goes online.
They have just, in the last 5 mins of me typing, uploaded a Tharg header to the home page of Bambaland store.
Id keep an eye out for an email ,although I dont know how soon the email would go out etc, just thats it on sale at 9AM I believe:
Says 9AM UTC



http://www.bambalandstore.com
80usd, tonight/this morning @ 09:00am UTC
Limited quantity, surprise release. 1 per person.
There will be another Tharg later with different logo, etc..
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Jim_Campbell on 20 April, 2010, 08:57:11 am
That plastic cup accessory is just perfect.

Cheers!

Jim
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Bolt-01 on 20 April, 2010, 09:37:03 am
Good luck everyone- £52 for his verdant majesty is out of my price bracket just now.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Richmond Clements on 20 April, 2010, 09:38:51 am
Good luck everyone- £52 for his verdant majesty is out of my price bracket just now.

Yeah, mine too- although it is still a lot cheaper than I expected it to be.
I only wish I could see something other than the top of Tharg's head on the site- damn this work machine!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 20 April, 2010, 10:01:03 am
GOT ONE!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 20 April, 2010, 10:01:52 am
Looks awesome, eh?  The price includes shipping, by the way (and you will probably avoid customs charges with 3A).

Good luck all!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Large48 on 20 April, 2010, 10:03:11 am
Up and ordered....  :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dunk! on 20 April, 2010, 10:08:16 am
Got one.

Don't truly have £53 to spare but thought if I'm going to own an Action Man Tharg then it best be the limited edition.

Now just got to allow 28 days for delivery. :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 20 April, 2010, 10:10:22 am
Ships in June, folks!  With my 15% 3AA discount, Tharg comes in at $68 - bargain!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: pauljholden on 20 April, 2010, 10:15:25 am
Someone make sure to post up lots of pictures of this beauty, I'll never be able to justify that much on a toy (for me). So I'll just have to drool at what others have...

-pj
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 20 April, 2010, 10:18:22 am
Quote
Someone make sure to post up lots of pictures of this beauty

Don't be daft PJ, he's never getting out of his box!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 20 April, 2010, 10:20:43 am
I was about 10 miles away from home when I realised it was close to 10:00. I put the nitro in the car and made it just in time, yes folks I have joined the usual suspects and ordered mine  :lol: :lol: :lol:

Hey PJ, get the missus to get it for you for Christmas, Birthday, Anniversary, etc....
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: pauljholden on 20 April, 2010, 10:21:16 am
WHAT!? Haven't you seen Toy Story 2?

-pj
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 20 April, 2010, 10:26:52 am
It doesn't say how many this logo version is limited to????

Also I'm a bit worried about the 'extra fist hand for added excitement!'  :o



Just got off the phone to the wife, she's buying it for me for our 18th anniversary along with a Gothic Garage 1/6 Judge Death Resin model that I won on ebay last night! I bloody love her :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Gavin_Leahy_Block on 20 April, 2010, 10:43:29 am
It looks great, very envious of all of ye that have just got one.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 20 April, 2010, 10:46:21 am
Is it wrong to be immensely excited by this?

I'VE GOT ONE!

I had a panic on as the excitement made me nearly forget my paypal password...

And CF - you better treat that woman right, she's obvioulsy quite a catch  :D

M.

PS - Many thanks to Ming for keeping us updated!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: johnnystress on 20 April, 2010, 10:53:18 am
Looks really good
(http://www.bambalandstore.com/v/vspfiles/photos/20001-2.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steven Sterlacchini on 20 April, 2010, 10:57:12 am
Have they all gone then? How much were they?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 20 April, 2010, 11:01:08 am
£53 - not sure if there are any left, or how many there were.

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 20 April, 2010, 11:04:15 am
Blimey, looks like they have all gone. Christ that was stressful!

As Mikey said, All Hail Ming for keeping us up to speed. What a stand up guy.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: LARF on 20 April, 2010, 11:15:33 am
Would be good if the site worked on Safari - all the links just come up blank, all i can see is the top of Tharg's head and that's it...

...have they really all gone? None left?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 20 April, 2010, 11:20:53 am
Just had another look on the bambaland site and the Tharg is not visible but then again the T-Shirts are also missing on the apparel section.
Keep trying folks.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steven Sterlacchini on 20 April, 2010, 11:28:33 am
I think they've got the price right then.

Looking forward to the not so limited versions.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Teivion on 20 April, 2010, 11:28:58 am
Nope- Says out of stock/ Currently not available.
Snooze and loose!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 20 April, 2010, 11:34:16 am
Snooze and loose!

I like that, thank Grud I was off last night, otherwise I'd have had to set my alarm just to buy it. I'm sure I'll have to do that next time though. Must remember to stay in the house as well, none of this speeding down the M2 & A229 just to get back for 10:00. Nearly a lesson learn't the hard way :-\
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 20 April, 2010, 11:52:24 am
Any estimates about actual numbers then? I know Ming said before there are a lot of Ash fans that pick up his stuff no matter, but there's around a half dozen on the board have one...

Is anyone interested in the next version? I think one will do me, even if my inner fanboy is screaming!

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 20 April, 2010, 11:57:27 am
Is anyone interested in the next version?

Me  ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ThryllSeekyr on 20 April, 2010, 12:16:11 pm
Undressable Tharg ::)

Unfortunately, I looks like I have missed out on this one.

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ThryllSeekyr on 20 April, 2010, 12:30:52 pm
I'd just like to thank MING for putting up those pictures of the Tharg that I asked for.

Your are merciful :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 20 April, 2010, 01:08:59 pm
I got one!

And I DID forget my PayPal password!

Had to re-order again, leaving me with one closed paid order and one unpaid open order. Gah.

Not really fussed about other figures, just Tharg. He's going on my desk and if no one else opens theirs then I will and post some photos.

I hope that they went to 2000ad fans and not cold hearted collectors. CF is a warm-blooded obsessive and so does not fall into that description.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 20 April, 2010, 01:10:45 pm
Just think about the tears that will flow this evening, when everyone else logs on and sees the bad news  :lol:
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 20 April, 2010, 01:11:48 pm
Forget the warm-blooded part.

CF is a callous bastard.

I should add that I'm on holiiday/ paternity leave for a few weeks now, and so was NOT sitting hitting F5 at work in a cold sweat.

I'd be really fecked off if I'd missed this becasue of a meeting or something.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 20 April, 2010, 01:15:49 pm
That's not fair, you did an edit.
If I had seen that I wouldn't have written about the tears :-[


Still, we need to know what number this limited edition is, as it seems that they sold out rather fast for my future buying.
What happens if one comes out when I'm on holiday, etc...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Richmond Clements on 20 April, 2010, 01:17:43 pm
Glad they sold out, as hopfully this will translate into a higher likely-hood of further releases.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 20 April, 2010, 01:20:00 pm
That's not fair, you did an edit.
If I had seen that I wouldn't have written about the tears :-[


Don't see Mr "I've Got a Tharg and You Don't, Loser!" racing to edit it out, though...

 :P
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 20 April, 2010, 01:22:31 pm
One day I'll miss out (I just know it) and then it'll be ebay land for me  :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 20 April, 2010, 01:41:44 pm
I'm more fussed about the coming lines than TMO, but I almost wet me pants when I logged onto the board this morning  :)

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 20 April, 2010, 01:59:06 pm
Congrats to those of you with the limited Tharg version on the way (me included - yay), he's a great start to the 2000AD line!

He was a limited version just to get the ball rolling; no idea of numbers - I said previously that 3A don't release numbers these days to avoid people buying-to-sell because of perceived rarity.  Anyway, all sold out in 48 minutes, and a lot of happy 2000AD fans at the end of it, I hope (and probably some new ones).

Next, 'Regular' version..?  Will keep posting any info I get here as usual!

One other thing:  Ash was very kind to UK-based 2000AD fans here - changing the release time from the usual 09:00 Hong Kong time (01:00 GMT) to a more friendly 10:00 GMT to honour the location of the Galaxy's Greatest*.


After Tharg - Mongrol and The Mess!



* Shafted me though as I'm still stuck in the US - 05:00 for me, but got the job done - although Ash kindly promised to put one aside for me if I couldn't make it on time.  Nice guy!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Banners on 20 April, 2010, 02:15:28 pm
To have hyped up this product - and the line - both online and in the Prog for the past few months, it surely doesn't make much business sense to close orders after about an hour?

Presumably, given the lead time of delivery in June, the figures haven't been made yet - so why didn't they take a few more orders, bring their unit cost down and increase the profit margin (and/or reduce the price)? Even making these available for a few more days and selling more, the relatively low numbers will still make it "limited" and make more punters happy.

Alternatively, if they have been made and they simply underestimated demand (which is understandable), let's hope they are encouraged to release more figures - and that the next ones don't sell out so quickly(!)

M@
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: pauljholden on 20 April, 2010, 02:19:22 pm
They've hyped them up so much that they're sold out in an hour? Some people would consider that a success :)

-pj
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 20 April, 2010, 02:21:11 pm
Er, read the posts!

This was a limited initial run, 'regular' Tharg with a (much?) bigger run will follow soon.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Banners on 20 April, 2010, 02:29:13 pm
Quote from: pauljholden
They've hyped them up so much that they're sold out in an hour? Some people would consider that a success :)

Yup - it's a great success. I'm just narked I wasn't part of it(!)

;-)

M@
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 20 April, 2010, 02:33:08 pm
Yes Banners, you just stand in line with the 'regular' people  ;)



Although I do agree with everything you said in your post about the unit costs and all that.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: gronk guy on 20 April, 2010, 02:34:55 pm
How many did you buy CF?

Any guesses as to how many were released?

I reckon 50 with CF buying 40 of them.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 20 April, 2010, 02:42:29 pm
I just went for the one, I've had a major Dredd/2000AD spend in the last month or so and even I have limits to my cash flow.
Saying that, I am watching 23 items on ebay but I'm only interested in 7 of them really  ::)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Banners on 20 April, 2010, 02:43:31 pm
Quote from: COMMANDO FORCES[color=blue
Yes Banners, you just stand in line with the 'regular' people  ;)

Yup, I was too busy umming-and-ahhing about it - that was my problem. Rest assured that if they ever make a Lulu Romanov figure there will be no such hesitation(!)

M@
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 20 April, 2010, 02:53:33 pm
Ash was very kind to UK-based 2000AD fans here - changing the release time from the usual 09:00 Hong Kong time (01:00 GMT) to a more friendly 10:00 GMT

Good man! I hope he can swing that for the rest! Although, I imagine any ABC 'bots produced will have a bigger fan base from the start, considering the WWR etc lines.

I hadn't actually heard of 3A until the 2000ad announcement; probably a good thing for the old wallet! The stuff I've seen is brilliant.

M
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 20 April, 2010, 03:52:16 pm
So as not to worry when the next release hits the 48 minute madness, I've put Bambaland into my phone.
I can relax now, just a bit!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 21 April, 2010, 12:45:24 am
Latest word on Tharg from Ash:

"Another Tharg will happen later on, with current logo etc. Didnt think the demand would outweigh the supply so much...

with the 3A blog being down etc it really fucked with our promo of him, and Im sure many didnt even know he was going to sold yesterday etc, so I have any pissed chaps demanding a Tharg now..."


I hope we'll see the blue jumpsuit version down the line, but we'll see.  Anyway, hopefully enough people are happy with what they've seen of Tharg to make the next release a cracker!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 21 April, 2010, 12:54:47 am
This bodes well for the amounts of figures that he produces in the 2000AD line, now that he knows how crazy we went yesterday morning.

By the way, thanks for keeping us all informed ming  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Teivion on 21 April, 2010, 09:02:19 am
Its good to see the popularity- esp considering the amount of publicity over the launch was, well, 'limited' by anyone's book.
Truth be told, I wouldn't have known anything was happening if it wasn't for this thread- with 2000AD Online, Facebook and Twitter all failing to mention it.

Although numbers aren't released, Tharg was probably the least expected character as a first release, and probably a 'hmm maybe' for many, so the must-haveness of the next figure will be pretty spectacular...

How about a prog based competition to win the next figure?

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Colin YNWA on 21 April, 2010, 09:39:19 am
Its funny not being a collector of toys Tharg is the figure I'm most interested in. I loved the idea of Tharg standing, overseeing my collection. The thing was I was struggling to justify the cost and bottled it. Its a real treat product for me and so a mad scramble al la Glastonbury tickets back in the day was the final nail in the coffin. When the next lot of Tharg's come around if they hang around a bit longer I think that nagging desire will get me in the end.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 21 April, 2010, 11:04:26 am
I got up nice and early yesterday and sat by the computer waiting for Thargy baby to go 'live' I'm glad I did!
Can't wait to finally get this bad boy in my hands.
Roll on the shipping date in June!
Well done to Ash and his crew for all their brilliant work, now roll on the rest of the range.
Has it been confirmed which character will get the plastic treatment next?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: SuperSurfer on 21 April, 2010, 11:37:17 am
That Tharg looks great. Someone finally managed to make him look cool. I like the use of the old school logo. Nice touch.

Not only are the 3A toys amazing but so is the packaging - the illustrated boxes remind me of 1970s Action Man packaging.

Fantastic stuff.

(Didn't order one though. Don't have the space or funds. Bah.)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 21 April, 2010, 01:12:52 pm
Its funny not being a collector of toys Tharg is the figure I'm most interested in. I loved the idea of Tharg standing, overseeing my collection.

I'm with that sentiment. I just want TMO glaring down from my shelf.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 22 April, 2010, 05:22:03 pm
I was surprised that there wasn't an official 2000AD word prior to the release, but the initial Tharg drop happened so suddenly maybe they weren't even kept in the loop?

Prior to the release, at least Ash posted on the 3A forum asking someone to post the release details over here (I'd done it before he asked, naturally ;)); good to know he wanted Tharg to go to good homes!

Hopefully the 'regular' Tharg release will come with a bit more official 2000AD fanfare, and not just rely on me posting info here (which I will continue to do, very happily, anyway).

Other 3A releases are being dealt with now (http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/ (http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/)) but hopefully Green Bonce will be back on the menu very soon (followed, I hope, by Mongrol).
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 22 April, 2010, 10:16:24 pm
There was an ad actually, but nothing specific. Mainly a teaser for Tharg's head. (That sounds funny.)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ThryllSeekyr on 28 April, 2010, 02:25:10 am
Has anybody got their Tharg yet.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 28 April, 2010, 02:58:14 am
Has anybody got their Tharg yet.

It's going to be June.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Danbo on 28 April, 2010, 07:36:51 pm
Please tell me they will do Dredd?
Have they released the list of characters they are doing?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 28 April, 2010, 07:40:51 pm
Not yet. Next up is the cheaper Tharg and then Mongrol.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Danbo on 28 April, 2010, 07:55:00 pm
Cheers.Mongrol huh,nice. Dredd on a Lawmaster would be my dream pic though.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 28 April, 2010, 08:12:16 pm
Not yet. Next up is the cheaper Tharg and then Mongrol.

I don't think the next Tharg will be cheaper, just more of a regular release rather than the limited initial version.  Expect $80 (US) for the 'regular' Tharg, folks.

CF's right; we're expecting Mongrol next, but after that...?

Hammerstein's been mentioned, but maybe Mean Machine (also mentioned by Ash, in a 'Mean Machine is looking awesome way' so certainly in the pipeline) will pop up first.

No lists of what we might see, just hints here and there.  Basically Ash has said 'if the demand is there, stuff will get made'.

Sounds good to me, and I'm in for the long haul with this line - no hurry!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 28 April, 2010, 08:21:35 pm
I see ming, I do beg your pardon. I'll have to get one of these as well.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 29 April, 2010, 01:05:59 pm
I see ming, I do beg your pardon. I'll have to get one of these as well.

Heh, no begging or pardoning necessary!

For people missing the initial sales at Bambaland (and needing to resort to the perils of eBay), the 'regular' Tharg will be cheaper to pick up than the initial limited one.

Basically, you have to catch 3A stuff as it comes out or generally pay through the nose to get it elsewhere later on.  Prices get a bit insane, though 2000AD stuff *may* have more limited appeal (probably not, though).
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Noisybast on 29 April, 2010, 01:37:25 pm
$80? As in £52 real money? For an action figure?

It's very nice and everything, but Ashley Wood saw you lot coming.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 29 April, 2010, 01:46:30 pm
$80? As in £52 real money? For an action figure?

It's very nice and everything, but Ashley Wood saw you lot coming.

Heh, quite possibly (but try looking at prices of other 'designer vinyl' toys).  Anyway, I get 15% off, so it's just £44, and the prices include free shipping worldwide. Furthermore, this is Tharg we're talking about, so he's priceless ;)

I think if you'd seen other 3A stuff in person, you might view these things differently.  Still 'toys' admittedly, but unlike anything else out there.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 29 April, 2010, 03:21:35 pm
$80? As in £52 real money? For an action figure?

It's very nice and everything, but Ashley Wood saw you lot coming.

Watch it you! >:(

Next thing'll be you don't believe Tharg exists!

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 29 April, 2010, 04:38:37 pm
Ashley Wood saw you lot coming.

I do that in the privacy of my own home, so he must be a peeping tom  ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 29 April, 2010, 10:01:34 pm
$80? As in £52 real money? For an action figure?

I thought that too. But then I noticed from an earlier post... 1/6 scale. That's big. And not unusual for that size.  Although I'm not sure I could justify paying it just the same. I'd be happier with a smaller scale model. (Not that I'm particularly interested in a Tharg, but I'm interested in the ABC warriors and Dredds.)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: vzzbux on 30 April, 2010, 11:23:22 pm
Just think Action Man size.
About 6 years ago I paid £32 each for my platoon side show figures (Sheen, Defoe and Berenger). I take it these will be exacting standards as Side show.




VNP
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 12 May, 2010, 10:39:55 am
Latest word on Tharg from Ash:

"re THARG RETAIL, soon as we start shipping the Retro Tharg logo, we will offer retailers a different logo Tharg, so yea, if ya want one, bug your fav retailer I guess !"

As soon as I know what retailers will be offering Tharg, I'll drop the news here.  The initial, limited version Tharg will ship in June, so it'll be a little while yet, I guess.  Also, there's a huge 3A show in Beijing in mid-June...  Anyway, when there's news, I'll update here.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 14 May, 2010, 06:56:49 am
Ooh - some new info landed:

From Ash:

"rogue is after mongrol, then female and male judges, then mean, then alpha, more abc, then !"

Woo-hoo! :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 14 May, 2010, 06:58:03 am
Lovely
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 14 May, 2010, 07:01:28 am
Cheers Ming! Oh, my poor wallet!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dunk! on 14 May, 2010, 09:04:24 am
"rogue is after mongrol, then female and male judges, then mean, then alpha, more abc, then

Well that's a small rest bite for me through Mongrel and Rogue then poor wallet also.

REALLY looking forward to explaining more "dolls" to the missus... :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 14 May, 2010, 12:36:35 pm
I haven't bought an action figure in five years...this could all soon change...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dash Decent on 14 May, 2010, 01:12:30 pm
From Ash:
"rogue is after mongrol, then female and male judges, then mean, then alpha, more abc, then !"

What?!  Genuine original Rogue?  You little beauty!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 14 May, 2010, 02:18:50 pm
And to remind everyone: these are 1/6 scale (~12" for humans, etc.) and will be weathered and dirty, just as they should be.  Johnny Alpha shouldn't look like he's wearing body armour straight off the shelf, after all.  Electronux!  Woo-hoo!

As for Rogue, I'm hoping for some mini-mines, SAMMYs and maybe, just maybe, Major Magnum.

As usual, I'll keep feeding news here as it arises. :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 14 May, 2010, 04:37:29 pm
"and will be weathered and dirty, just as they should be"

Holy shit I'm dribbling. When did I become the kind of person that dribbles at the thought of a 12" 3D replica of Johnny Alpha with a weathered uniform?

Today apparently.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 14 May, 2010, 04:58:05 pm
And to remind everyone: these are 1/6 scale (~12" for humans, etc.) and will be weathered and dirty, just as they should be.  Johnny Alpha shouldn't look like he's wearing body armour straight off the shelf, after all.  Electronux!  Woo-hoo!

As for Rogue, I'm hoping for some mini-mines, SAMMYs and maybe, just maybe, Major Magnum.

As usual, I'll keep feeding news here as it arises. :)


Will it be Ezquerra style Dredd?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 25 May, 2010, 09:21:39 pm
No idea about Ezquerra-style Dredd, or how the whole individual stylistic issues will be tackled.  I'll ask Ash, but probably won't get a response. if anything pops up, I'll post it here as always.  I guess it might become clear when Mongrol smushes his way into the world...

Meanwhile, on the subject of sneak peeks or 'blurry' teaser shots of 2000AD figures, Ash had this to say yesterday:

"no blurry stuff, this is licensed material, only when its ready to show and sell can it be shown, them the rules."

So now we know!

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: pauljholden on 25 May, 2010, 09:49:48 pm
It's going to be mighty hard to look at a Rogue Trooper action figure and watch other people buy one... *sob*

-pj
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 25 May, 2010, 09:56:30 pm
It's going to be mighty hard to look at a Rogue Trooper action figure and watch other people buy one... *sob*

-pj


Sorry, pj.  I feel your pain.

Sell some stuff and buy one, why dontcha?  S'why we've got two kidneys.  If you really want Rogue, and a 15% discount will help, I'll sort you out when the time comes...  just p.m. me.

2000AD creators deserve this stuff!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: mogzilla on 25 May, 2010, 10:21:24 pm
i could be tempted by the "male judge" can you hold off a release til next year though then the missus has something to get me for my fortieth that i might actually want? :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: pauljholden on 25 May, 2010, 10:25:08 pm
It's going to be mighty hard to look at a Rogue Trooper action figure and watch other people buy one... *sob*

-pj


Sorry, pj.  I feel your pain.

Sell some stuff and buy one, why dontcha?  S'why we've got two kidneys.  If you really want Rogue, and a 15% discount will help, I'll sort you out when the time comes...  just p.m. me.

2000AD creators deserve this stuff!

ARGH! You're like SATAN!

When the time comes, I'll remember...

-pj
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 25 May, 2010, 10:26:35 pm
ARGH! You're like SATAN!

When the time comes, I'll remember...

-pj


Thanks, pj - that's the nicest thing anyone's said about me all day! :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Jim_Campbell on 25 May, 2010, 10:29:42 pm
ARGH! You're like SATAN!

Forgive me for pointing this out, PJ, but you have kids ... and they have kidneys. Nice, pristine kidneys untouched by alcohol. In fact, there's lots of things they have two of ... lungs, eyes ...

It's a goldmine, I tell you!

Cheers

Jim
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: mogzilla on 25 May, 2010, 10:51:48 pm
ARGH! You're like SATAN!

Forgive me for pointing this out, PJ, but you have kids ... and they have kidneys. Nice, pristine kidneys untouched by alcohol. In fact, there's lots of things they have two of ... lungs, eyes ...

It's a goldmine, I tell you!

Cheers

Jim


i'll give you both pj's kids left lungs and right eyes for the male judge oh and my right bollock! ;) you can have roger's mum for free...everyone else has :lol:
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: strontium71 on 12 June, 2010, 02:54:34 pm
I see someone on ebay is selling the 3A Tharg exclusive for £190 including postage from the U.S. already..even though it's technically not available yet.
I want it but i sure aint paying that for it...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: The Monarch on 12 June, 2010, 03:24:03 pm
These are well out of my price range alas however I will sell my wee brother for that Johnny alpha figure!!!!

(I'm not kidding either...) :lol:
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: strontium71 on 12 June, 2010, 03:26:38 pm
If someone here could explain how to post a link to this item as I have absolutely no idea , then I'd link it.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 12 June, 2010, 03:39:16 pm
There's three of em on there $225-$250, tsk!

http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_trkparms=65%253A12%257C66%253A2%257C39%253A1%257C72%253A3018&_nkw=Tharg&_sticky=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_sop=3&_sc=1 (http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_trkparms=65%253A12%257C66%253A2%257C39%253A1%257C72%253A3018&_nkw=Tharg&_sticky=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_sop=3&_sc=1)

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 12 June, 2010, 05:19:31 pm
Meh - this is the very shitty side of this kind of toy collecting; flippers just buying stuff to sell it on at a vastly increased price.  Considering there's a chance the original buyers pick stuff up with a 15% discount, this kind of stuff always makes my blood boil.


Ggggrrrr....



Moral of the story: if you're even vaguely interested in a figure, try and get it at the time it drops; picking it up later will be an expensive pain in the arse.


As for Tharg - regular version to come before long, so don't waste money chasing the one that already appeared unless you're desperate.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 12 June, 2010, 05:47:22 pm
Drokking Typical  >:D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 12 June, 2010, 05:51:24 pm
Meh - this is the very shitty side of this kind of toy collecting; flippers just buying stuff to sell it on at a vastly increased price.  Considering there's a chance the original buyers pick stuff up with a 15% discount, this kind of stuff always makes my blood boil.


Ggggrrrr....



Moral of the story: if you're even vaguely interested in a figure, try and get it at the time it drops; picking it up later will be an expensive pain in the arse.




Moral of the story: It's not a good idea for such limited supplies or "editions" of these models in the first place. Desired quantities can easily be judged and fulfilled through pre-orders. We don't all have the time to sit on a computer waiting to pounce during the opening of a very short window of oppurtunity on very limited stocks, so you really can't blame people with the time and money taking the opputunity to buy now and sell later at profit, that's capitalism.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 12 June, 2010, 06:05:18 pm
Obviously I was one of the nutters sat at my computer who managed to get one but Garageman has a point.

If numbers where known about how many are in the limited edition run, (I have never known any limited edition product not to say how many are in the run and still we have no idea) then it might push people into going for it.
Say the release was 250 then you could reserve 50 for the 2000AD forum and not for people who suddenly just join the forum, that'd stop what has just happened on ebay from here! You reserve another amount for 3A's site and let the rest go to open market.
Obviously I'm not in charge and have no knowledge of company selling but yet again the real fans are missing out. All people need is a fair chance to buy something like this.
I absolutely dread when the popular figures come out as ebay will be full of the stuff, unless something is done  ::)

I don't want to step on Ash's shoes but was this ebay fiasco not forseen!!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 12 June, 2010, 06:10:54 pm
I was pissed off when I missed it and I would have been there online like yourself "CF" to get one if I didn't have to turn up for work, which I'm sure was the case for most hardcore Twoth fans in their 30's & 40's -the core audience with the income and interest for this stuff- so it looks like the whole 3A concept is set up for this kind of shennanigan to happen which is a shame cos it's top notch and what we've always wanted, so why sully it by appeasing the "limited edition" collector mentality bullshit?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 13 June, 2010, 09:53:17 am
I don't think Ash or 3A intend to appease the limited collector bullshit mentality, and if anything steps are being taken to make life harder for the flippers; not releasing run numbers, packaging to prevent splitting-up and eBay resales of multi-pack figures...  In the end though, where there's a demand, this crap will happen - capitalism, as you say.

For now though, we've seen just an initial release of a Tharg for the hardcore faithful, and it's way too early to start bitching or moaning about the way future releases may or may not go down.  I'm hoping that the possible lower interest in the 2000AD line, plus the the lack of multiple variants for at least some figures, might translate into much more open-ended sales... Give it some time and have faith, folks.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: strontium71 on 13 June, 2010, 10:03:03 am




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Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: strontium71 on 13 June, 2010, 10:05:09 am







Moral of the story: It's not a good idea for such limited supplies or "editions" of these models in the first place. Desired quantities can easily be judged and fulfilled through pre-orders. We don't all have the time to sit on a computer waiting to pounce during the opening of a very short window of oppurtunity on very limited stocks.


WELL SAID!
My thoughts exactly.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 13 June, 2010, 03:21:25 pm
Those sellers are tossers pure and simple IMO - I'm sure there were a few boarders who could have picked one up but were pipped at the post by these Thrill suckers.

I was lucky enough to bag one as I was working in the office that day. I think this release was literally just for the craic as there had been considerable interest shown already and definately added a buzz to the whole thing.

From what I understand pretty much all the 3A releases are limited to an extent. From the quality produced, I really don't think this limited Tharg was totally cynical but as I said helped create a buzz. There a specialist company so surely that all helps?

If I had missed Tharg I would have been annoyed, but there's a bigger run of 'regular' coming up, which I can't justify buying. That'll be the same for the rest of the line - variants are out for me pretty much, so I hope the first releases are the ones I want! If not, maybe we can have a toothy trade shop...

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 13 June, 2010, 03:44:59 pm
Those sellers are tossers pure and simple IMO - I'm sure there were a few boarders who could have picked one up but were pipped at the post by these Thrill suckers.



I wouldn't describe them as tossers at all, it's another way of making money off people who too easily are willing to part with large amounts of it, you can't really chide them for doing it. This type of market has been created because of limited runs. Buying a limited edition of Tharg is the same as buying an ounce of gold or some other commodity at a low price and selling when there's a higher demand, no difference. You can't say who's allowed to buy your products and who's not.

If there had been pre-orders for these figures it would have made more sense. Limited runs are there to create demand, simple as that. It's a business after all but as they say, there'll be more to come so why worry? I have confidence in 3A and there'll be plenty to go 'round.

Twoth fans, generallly, are a sensible bunch who don't suffer fools, a mistake made many times in the past by producers.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: judge macbrayne on 13 June, 2010, 03:55:28 pm
sorry if this has been mentioned but will there be a dredd figure in this line. if so it should not be limited.no with the new film going ahead.just a thought
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 13 June, 2010, 06:55:51 pm
sorry if this has been mentioned but will there be a dredd figure in this line. if so it should not be limited.no with the new film going ahead.just a thought

There will be a Dredd, probably more than one (regular street, Apocalypse War Dredd, etc.).

Folks, forget about the limited first Tharg drop, please!  The next releases will tell us all we need to know, and the fact Ash was surprised at demand for the first Tharg will probably translate to much easier to get figures next time (hopefully figures that stay on Bambaland for purchase for several days).

Remember - Ash is a fan making these for fans (3A or 2000AD) and wants people to be able to get them.  Sure, there will be some variants that might be hard to get, but it's his gig and really, he can do what he likes - this is not a big company out to make mega-bucks.  If he wants to make people sweat now and again over chasing a figure, it's no big deal and probably won't happen for general release figures (Mongrol, Rogue, etc.)

Limited variants - chase 'em if you need 'em, otherwise just relax.

That's the best advice I can give, actually - RELAX.

 ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 13 June, 2010, 07:11:55 pm
Relax, don't you know I have a cellar to keep topped up  ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 13 June, 2010, 08:04:16 pm
My Tharg is coming right out his box and gazing, all mean and moody, down at me.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 13 June, 2010, 08:55:08 pm
Does that mean you have yours already. I hope mine arrives before fathers day, otherwise it'll be just a card for me  ::)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 13 June, 2010, 09:00:03 pm
Nope. Not get it. But, when I do - he's coming out!

Edit: If I did have him, there would have been a photo or two.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 14 June, 2010, 09:44:38 am
Slight possibility of a Limited Logo Tharg bargain..?  At least it's not buy-it-now for all your money plus a kidney.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/3A-Ashley-Wood-threea-2000ad-THARG-1-6-SOLD-OUT-RARE-/320548221271?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4aa229b157 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/3A-Ashley-Wood-threea-2000ad-THARG-1-6-SOLD-OUT-RARE-/320548221271?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4aa229b157)

I feel a bit bad posting eBay links here, but at least this has a low starting price so someone might get it cheap.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 14 June, 2010, 10:35:25 am
I wouldn't describe them as tossers at all,

I would! Sticking them up on Ebay before anyone's actually got them is low IMO. Fair enough point they're making a few dabs, but I'd view it differently if the orders had been recieved and then they wanted to push theirs on. I'm just there for the love dude!

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Fatboydale on 15 June, 2010, 08:42:25 pm
I buy stacks of 2000ad stuff and merch in fact i could say i have spent over 100k in the last 20 years, that includes 2000ad art and comics toy ects......i went to buy one of these the day they were offered .... all gone ..i think there is something fishy .... well fuk em ...that company will never get a penny of my money ....( some greedy twat off ebay might thou  :'()
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 15 June, 2010, 10:11:29 pm
I buy stacks of 2000ad stuff and merch in fact i could say i have spent over 100k in the last 20 years, that includes 2000ad art and comics toy ects......i went to buy one of these the day they were offered .... all gone ..i think there is something fishy .... well fuk em ...that company will never get a penny of my money ....( some greedy twat off ebay might thou  :'()

Nothing fishy at all.  Limited number, specific release time, high demand = sold out very fast.

Considering that buying through Bambaland includes free shipping, buying off eBay is crazy unless you're desperate or, er, crazy.

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 16 June, 2010, 12:04:27 am
On this limited number stuff ming, when will we find out what the number is. I mean will it have 1 of 100 on the base or something, or will we be told before then.
Also mine better arrive soon as it's FATHERS DAY very soon  ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ThryllSeekyr on 16 June, 2010, 12:36:38 am
I buy stacks of 2000ad stuff and merch in fact i could say i have spent over 100k in the last 20 years, that includes 2000ad art and comics toy ects......i went to buy one of these the day they were offered .... all gone ..i think there is something fishy .... well fuk em ...that company will never get a penny of my money ....( some greedy twat off ebay might thou  :'()

Nothing fishy at all.  Limited number, specific release time, high demand = sold out very fast.

Considering that buying through Bambaland includes free shipping, buying off eBay is crazy unless you're desperate or, er, crazy.



Is that world wide free shipping?

Does Bambaland sell alot 2000AD stuff like Ebay does. I mean, the earlier, secondhand, &/or out of print material from other people like you or me?

 
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 16 June, 2010, 02:29:47 am
It's not like ebay ThryllSeekyr, it's just the selling point for 3A's stuff.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 16 June, 2010, 10:11:13 am
CF:
We'll probably never know how many of the 'limited' classic logo Tharg got made.

3A used to release run numbers (75, 100, whatever) but that just fed into the flipper 'buy-to-sell' profiteer bullshit so now no numbers are released.  The fact that 'limited' figures are still produced and announced as such hasn't exactly solved the problem, but hey.  3A stuff - limited or not - will always be in demand and always command high prices in the aftermarket.

As for shipping: June was the expected shipping month for Tharg, and as there's been no update to counter this, I'm still hoping it's the case.  Having said that, things slip and if there are quality control issues there may be a delay.  Stuff doesn't get rushed out to meet deadlines; when things are perfect they will ship, not before.  Waits of 3 or 4 months after ordering can be expected, so patience is key (even if Fathers Day is coming up).


Thryllseekyr:
CF is right, Bambaland is just the direct online selling point for 3A Toys (and prints, books, whatever).  Some figures will appear through retailers, some toys will get retailer exclusive versions, but the initial Bambaland releases are *the* best time and place to pick things up.  Sometimes it's easy, sometimes it's a fight, but approached with the right spirit and it's all good fun.

And yes, all Bambaland prices include free worldwide shipping (and some of these boxes of multiple 'bots weigh in at 5 or 8 kg).  And - ssshhh - despite the cost of the figures, I've never had to pay customs charges yet.

For those curious about previous 3A toys, right now you can see the total history in the SOLD OUT TOYS section via the link below...  All sold out, never to be repeated.
http://www.bambalandstore.com/
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 21 June, 2010, 03:44:04 pm
One of those Tharg's, that are not available yet, just sold for £100.32 on ebay. Only went and doubled the original price  :o
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 26 June, 2010, 07:39:06 pm
Pics of Tharg have just cropped up on the 3A forum courtesy of Gimbat...  There's a big 3A (and friends) art show on in Beijing at the moment.  Rufus is exhibiting masses of 2000AD art (and is doing Tank Girl toy designs for 3A).

Meanwhile, Tharg can't be far away now!  Check out these (thanks again to Gimbat):


(http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/6453/tharg4.jpg)


(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/1978/tharg.jpg)



Looks like McMahon box art to me.  There's a few more pics if you head over to the 3A forum (check the daily news or the Tharg thread).
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: willthemightyW on 26 June, 2010, 07:56:06 pm
Will this ever come back in stock?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: strontium71 on 26 June, 2010, 08:03:00 pm
Look at the size of that box!!!!!
You have no idea how jealous I am  :o
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 26 June, 2010, 08:09:09 pm
Will this ever come back in stock?

This was just the initial release figure; the regular Tharg will be hitting Bambaland (and hopefully retailers) before long.  As soon as there's any news, I'll post it here.

Tharg will be back, though!

 :D

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: willthemightyW on 26 June, 2010, 08:21:56 pm
Thanks!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 26 June, 2010, 09:32:51 pm
Thanks for posting the pic!

Tharg can't arrive soon enough!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 27 June, 2010, 12:00:30 am
Is the box a lot bigger than Tharg or is it an optical illusion. It just seems that the hands holding the box make it look huge but the hands holding Tharg seem to make him look a lot smaller. Or are they someone elses hands  ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 27 June, 2010, 07:30:51 am
Er, would you rather Tharg was a lot bigger than the box?  Boxes need room to allow the figures to be safely contained and shipped (sturdy outer box fits like a glove over this one).

Anyway, how awesome does Tharg look?  Very.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 27 June, 2010, 10:01:58 am
I really, really want a couple of Thrill-Suckers to go along with Tharg.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 27 June, 2010, 12:59:51 pm
I was expecting something along the size of an Action Man box, that's all. You do realise that the box may have to be stored in the attic, whilst the contents are displayed in the cellar  ;)
I look forward to it's arrival and doing a write up on the blog.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 27 June, 2010, 01:05:37 pm
 :D :thumbsup:

I think I've wet myself.

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: willthemightyW on 27 June, 2010, 02:06:25 pm
I have to get these, how much was tharg?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 27 June, 2010, 02:19:24 pm
I have to get these, how much was tharg?

$80 including worldwide shipping.  The next 'Regular' Tharg release should be just around the corner, priced the same.  Check Bambaland to see the previous release details (and all 3A toys): http://www.bambalandstore.com/ (http://www.bambalandstore.com/)



Meanwhile, I figured out where I'd seen that McMahon Tharg before... Prog 500: Tharg's Head Revisited.

(http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/1089/prog500.png) (http://img693.imageshack.us/i/prog500.png/)

 :)


Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: willthemightyW on 27 June, 2010, 02:48:30 pm
so will we be informed when we have a date for pr-order?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 27 June, 2010, 03:39:27 pm
so will we be informed when we have a date for pr-order?

Hopefully there will be a bit more warning about the next Tharg release - the initial, limited drop was very short notice and caught some people off guard...

Like I said, as soon as I hear anything I'll post it here in very big letters.

 :)

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: willthemightyW on 27 June, 2010, 04:52:32 pm
Thanks.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: willthemightyW on 27 June, 2010, 05:59:04 pm
Where where would I be able to get the wwr things?
Thanks.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 27 June, 2010, 08:48:09 pm
For new 3A releases (WWR, Adventure Kartel, Popbot, 2000AD, etc.) the Bambaland store (3A online selling point) is the best (often only) place to pick up stuff.

Some toys hit retailers and most things make their way to eBay (some good sellers, some shitbags), but eBay prices are insane and retailers will add shipping charges.  Bambaland prices include shipping worldwide.

Toys sell out fast on Bambaland drop dates (sometimes very, very fast - other times they'll be available for days) and getting them afterwards can be difficult.  Once a toy has sold out, that's it - won't be re-released by 3A.

My advice - keep an eye on the 3A production blog (http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/ (http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/)), join the forum and sign up for the newsletter (links on the production blog frontpage).  Getting new releases and waiting for upcoming stuff will be far easier (and waaaaay cheaper) than trying to catch up on sold-out previous releases.

Any more questions, ask away, but I've posted a lot of this kind of info earlier in this thread.

 :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: willthemightyW on 27 June, 2010, 09:10:55 pm
Thanks!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: willthemightyW on 27 June, 2010, 09:42:22 pm
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3049/2627714755_b08fe7ba93.jpg)
Is this a 3a prototype for mongrol? I haven't really been following this so I don't know.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Misanthrope on 27 June, 2010, 10:09:33 pm
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3049/2627714755_b08fe7ba93.jpg)
Is this a 3a prototype for mongrol? I haven't really been following this so I don't know.

No.

http://www.toycutter.com/2008/07/stikfas-mongrol-2000ad.html
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 27 June, 2010, 10:17:24 pm
Ash has said that due to the terms of the 3A 2000AD license we won't be seeing prototype shots, not even blurry ones.  When figures are ready for release we'll get photos, and not before.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: willthemightyW on 27 June, 2010, 10:32:35 pm
ok, fair enough, so what's that?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 27 June, 2010, 11:03:20 pm
Can we have a pre-order set up where those who will definitely want one can just order without the need to stand by a computer at a certain hour waiting to pounce?  That way quantities can be judged properly.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 28 June, 2010, 07:07:01 am
ok, fair enough, so what's that?

'That' is a picture of Tharg that went on sale a while back... Hence not a prototype or something in development.  For Mongrol, Rogue, etc. we'll just have to wait until thy're ready.


As for a lengthy (several day) pre-order window... I'm hopeful.  As always, as soon as there's news I'll be posting it here.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: willthemightyW on 28 June, 2010, 05:03:13 pm
By 'that' I meant mongrol.
Thanks.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 28 June, 2010, 05:37:57 pm
By 'that' I meant mongrol.
Thanks.

Oh, right.  No idea, but as Ratty replied to your post with a link... it seems to be something from 2008, and definitely not 3A.

Pretty much all we know about the 3A Mongrol: "as wide as he is tall!"

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 28 June, 2010, 08:18:50 pm
Just want to say thanks again to Ming, what a fine (and very patient) guy he is!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: willthemightyW on 28 June, 2010, 08:20:08 pm
indeed
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Misanthrope on 29 June, 2010, 11:56:54 pm
ok, fair enough, so what's that?

It looks like a custom figure someone has made using the stikfa range of figures.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Large48 on 30 June, 2010, 08:50:06 am
Any more news on when Tharg might ship?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 30 June, 2010, 09:36:42 am
The latest from 3A yesterday is that he's 'shipping soon'.

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 30 June, 2010, 01:52:12 pm
The wait is killing me! I want my Tharg!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 30 June, 2010, 03:58:02 pm
I can't believe you lot haven't got yours yet, I would complain  ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 01 July, 2010, 02:17:44 pm
 :o

A member of the 3A Forum (in Singapore) has got his Tharg! (no pics yet, maybe having a laugh at us?)

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 01 July, 2010, 03:27:13 pm
]http://3atoys.hyperboards.com/index.php?action=view_topic&topic_id=3781] (http://3atoys.hyperboards.com/index.php?action=view_topic&topic_id=3781)

Sweet!

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Buddy on 01 July, 2010, 03:51:09 pm
That Tharg is MINT!

I want one!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Buddy on 01 July, 2010, 03:57:51 pm
Oh an can someone remind me how much that was on sale for??

And when??

Any chance of an unlimited edition Tharg??
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Bolt-01 on 01 July, 2010, 03:59:15 pm
Wow, those photo's are all kinds of cool.

Congrats to all who got one, once again.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 01 July, 2010, 04:16:40 pm
Oh an can someone remind me how much that was on sale for??

And when??

Any chance of an unlimited edition Tharg??

It went on sale in March, cost me £52 and there's a bigger run of modern logo Tharg planned. IIRC the price will be the same.

So glad I bagged one!

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Buddy on 01 July, 2010, 04:22:39 pm
Actually, that's not a bad price... I'll be picking some of the future releases up if they are of that quality.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 01 July, 2010, 08:12:28 pm
Mikey's right on the details, Ump.  The initial Tharg was $80 from Bambaland (the 3A online store; all Bambaland prices include worldwide shipping) and the next 'regular' Tharg should be the same.

Exactly what difference there'll be..?  No idea.  Different logo, different jumpsuit... maybe.  Will be very cool, though.


As soon as there's a date or other details announced, I'll post 'em here.


Tharg - you smooth, smooth bugger you...   :)

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: vzzbux on 01 July, 2010, 11:03:36 pm
Sweet but I still don't know haw I can justify this one to my wife.







V
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 02 July, 2010, 09:47:10 am
Tharg reported to be landing in the UK already.

Woo-hoo!

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 02 July, 2010, 02:53:37 pm
Sounds good as I'm off next week, so if they are delivered I will catch the light knocking postie  :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 02 July, 2010, 03:21:35 pm
Had to steal these two pics off Rufus (hope he doesn't mind), Ash gave him the first Tharg, lucky bugger. The cups are in the pouches on his belt, by the way!

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs078.ash2/37247_1478207966069_1559873003_1161042_5089426_n.jpg)
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs046.snc4/34655_1478208566084_1559873003_1161044_1923172_n.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Jim_Campbell on 02 July, 2010, 03:39:15 pm
Surely, we need to put Ash in touch with D'israeli, whose talent for photographing miniatures (http://disraeli-demon.blogspot.com/2008/08/genre-mash-ups.html) is beyond dispute…?

Cheers!

Jim
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 03 July, 2010, 08:05:12 pm
It seems that Tharg has landed all over the US of A  >:(
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 05 July, 2010, 08:38:43 am
I am happy to report that at 08:15 a parcel was delivered to the Cellar of Dredd, yes folks....
THARG is in the building  :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 05 July, 2010, 11:13:07 am
Excellent! Pics to follow I hope...

Where.is.my.vucking.THARG!?

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 05 July, 2010, 03:26:51 pm
I've just taken some pics in the conservatory and on the patio, I'm so middle class  :lol:

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t136/commandoforces/Dredd%20Models/P7050393-1.jpg)
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t136/commandoforces/Dredd%20Models/P7050397.jpg)
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t136/commandoforces/Dredd%20Models/P7050398.jpg)
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t136/commandoforces/Dredd%20Models/P7050399.jpg)
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t136/commandoforces/Dredd%20Models/P7050400.jpg)
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t136/commandoforces/Dredd%20Models/P7050404.jpg)

I'm sure someone with more camera skills will take some better ones. As you can see I brought out the main man in the last shot, to capture these two enemies of the state  ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 05 July, 2010, 04:01:18 pm
 :thumbsup:

Mine's arrived, but I won't get to it until Friday...

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 05 July, 2010, 04:05:50 pm
Well mine has been reboxed until the 17th ,when my lovely wife will hand it over to me because it's our 17th wedding anniversary. What s very lucky chap I am  ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Buddy on 05 July, 2010, 04:51:40 pm
Looks great!!

And I'd love a tee shirt of the McMahon box art!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 05 July, 2010, 09:45:16 pm
Just liberated mine from the neighbours, it's Zarjaz!!!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 05 July, 2010, 09:53:46 pm
Now the dilemma!

Take Tharg out or leave him sealed in the box? :-\
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 05 July, 2010, 10:35:52 pm
Take Tharg out or leave him sealed in the box? :-\

I say out!

I understand collectors like to  keep things boxed to protect them and keep the value up but... I just think an action figure is meant to be out of the box. I'd keep the box in a safe place though.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: vzzbux on 05 July, 2010, 10:39:38 pm
Take Tharg out or leave him sealed in the box? :-\

I say out!

I understand collectors like to  keep things boxed to protect them and keep the value up but... I just think an action figure is meant to be out of the box. I'd keep the box in a safe place though.
Here Here.
Many of my Star Wars specials have been opened and played with by my son.





V
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Robo-K33F on 06 July, 2010, 09:01:16 am
Now the dilemma!

Take Tharg out or leave him sealed in the box? :-\

Our Nerve Centre consignment of Tharg figures hasn't turned up yet!

You lucky people.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 06 July, 2010, 09:56:00 am
Text message from Mrs X:-

"I'm aff ma nut on thrill power"

Now, either she's washed by Big Rab McNutter T-Shirt or Tharg has arrived.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 06 July, 2010, 09:58:08 am
Now the dilemma!

Take Tharg out or leave him sealed in the box? :-\

Good God, man! Haven't you seen Toy Story 2? The Prospector went mad from being trapped inside his box. Now imagine an insane Tharg, with all his power, inside your house. (Is there a Terror Tale in that?)

I'm assuming he was bought from love of the comic. Show that love to the world!

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 06 July, 2010, 10:36:33 am
If you love him, set him free.

I have a bunch of Star Wars figures never opened, but that's more because I don't have enough space to display them. I do keep packaging however - very useful for resale, but more importantly for storage & moving around.

M
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Large48 on 06 July, 2010, 12:11:37 pm
Nice BUT;

1. They stuck the sticker over one of the Tharg pictures on the box!!!!!

2. I'm not liking the 'rough / old / knackered' leather jacket look.

3. Mine says number 273 on the box, hardly limited edition then....

 :o
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: chris_askham on 06 July, 2010, 06:22:12 pm
Nice BUT;


3. Mine says number 273 on the box, hardly limited edition then....

 :o


That sounds pretty limited edition to me Large48!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: mogzilla on 06 July, 2010, 06:27:18 pm
Take Tharg out or leave him sealed in the box? :-\

I say out!

I understand collectors like to  keep things boxed to protect them and keep the value up but... I just think an action figure is meant to be out of the box. I'd keep the box in a safe place though.
Here Here.
Many of my Star Wars specials have been opened and played with by my son.





V


...son....right...of course..... ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 06 July, 2010, 07:06:29 pm
I have to say I'm a bit (actually, very) disappointed. His head seems disproportionally small, but that's a minor gripe. My big issue is the fact that the figure seems imbalanced. I can't get it to stand. Which, given that I bought it to proudly display on a shelf, seems pants. The legs are spindly and don't fill out the boots, which are also not flat enough. For £50 that's poor. 
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 06 July, 2010, 08:38:59 pm
I see that there are half a dozen up for sale on ebay at the moment, so it looks like the TRUE collectors bought those ones  ::)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 06 July, 2010, 08:51:05 pm
Apparently TMO has no feet in those boots and the secret is to point the toes slightly out.

M
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ThryllSeekyr on 07 July, 2010, 06:35:58 am
Imprsssive, but are the leathers meant to be worn that way?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 07 July, 2010, 10:15:00 pm
Cheers for the advice guys!

I think I'm going to break him out! :o
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: chaingunchimp on 08 July, 2010, 11:34:05 am
overly looking forward to some ABC toys.
but im guessing there going to be v expensive.
the 3A wwr stuff looks great but i so cant afford it.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 08 July, 2010, 12:20:52 pm
You can touch my Tharg if you want to CCC!

By any chance are you the same chap who done this?...(couple of posts down)

http://www.2000adonline.com/forum/index.php/topic,28326.120.html (http://www.2000adonline.com/forum/index.php/topic,28326.120.html)

If so, 'bout ye and stuff! And welcome to the board...

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 08 July, 2010, 12:24:57 pm
So, come on all those that managed to get one, lets see who are the 48 minute crew.

Obviously we'll start with Me  ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 08 July, 2010, 01:31:40 pm
Me next!

I'll be fondling my 12" pleasure toy tomorrow; there will be pics!

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: chaingunchimp on 08 July, 2010, 11:51:10 pm
Hi
lol yep that’s me, crazy, small world man.
Cheers decided to finally join up here.
Looks like a good wee community,
Have so much random film junk I suppose i may as well splash out for an abc but has to be the right one.
Got a hot toys pred last year. ouch they're expensive
Thinking of getting one of the termite reps Dredd badges.
saw em at bristol. well cool
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 10 July, 2010, 03:40:31 pm
I'm so happy! :'(

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/MisterD/DSC01075.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/MisterD/DSC01074.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/MisterD/DSC01073.jpg)

And just for a differnet background...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/MisterD/DSC01069.jpg)

It's fantastic. I'm really looking forward to Mongrol!

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 10 July, 2010, 05:34:00 pm
Cool pics Mikey! Particularly nice to see that Jock cover in a frame where it belongs.

I'm in the 48 minute club too!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Bolt-01 on 10 July, 2010, 09:32:09 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/MisterD/DSC01074.jpg)

Just love the size of Tharg in this shot. Makes me so much more jealous!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ThryllSeekyr on 11 July, 2010, 03:13:36 am
Towering over the Reaction Figures like Tharg should be :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 11 July, 2010, 07:40:50 am
Heh, reminds me of this...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v76/Wellsy/6d5df943.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 11 July, 2010, 11:35:09 am
Those pics are pure sex!
Thanks for posting!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 11 July, 2010, 12:07:01 pm
My pleasure! I've actually loads more, it was a bit addictive!

I've already got my Rogue shoot planned out...

M
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 12 July, 2010, 10:08:05 am
Mine says number 273 on the box, hardly limited edition then....

Managed to check the box before the wife wraps it and it says number 192  :-\
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dunk! on 12 July, 2010, 03:22:22 pm
Back from holiday tomorrow and expecting a Tharg sized box to be sitting on my work desk.

Might be the best £58 odd i've spontaniously spent, when i REALLY shouldn't, ever.

Now where's that address for Ebay...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 14 July, 2010, 11:03:13 am
Mine says number 273 on the box, hardly limited edition then....

Managed to check the box before the wife wraps it and it says number 192  :-\

Where did you find a number on the box?  I've looked on the outer box (just has the catalogue number, I think: 45) and the inner box, but there's no sign of anything...


Anyway, just picked up Tharg from the post office, and he's every bit as good as I hoped, and suggests great things are in store for Mongrol and the rest of the crew waiting in the wings.

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 16 July, 2010, 04:32:12 pm
I see the latest one went for £68.77 on ebay, I bet that seller was pissed off  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: judge macbrayne on 16 July, 2010, 05:29:56 pm
are the ones on ebay from Taiwan china.the real thing or copies :-*
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 21 July, 2010, 11:29:50 am
are the ones on ebay from Taiwan china.the real thing or copies :-*

They should be the real deal, I think.  3A stuff is in great demand, but would be pretty pointless trying to do a knock-off; too complex and too much work involved.  If you want me to take a look at anything specific, feel free to p.m. me a link.



Meanwhile, I might be picking up a second Tharg (at retail price) and was thinking about gifting it to a 2000AD creator... I dunno.  For some reason I thought it might be a nice gesture to stick it in the post to Mills, Wagner or O'Neill - just to say thanks for all the Thrills, and for bringing Tharg into the world.

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Banners on 21 July, 2010, 11:38:35 am
Quote from: ming
Meanwhile, I might be picking up a second Tharg (at retail price) and was thinking about gifting it to a 2000AD creator... I dunno.  For some reason I thought it might be a nice gesture to stick it in the post to Mills, Wagner or O'Neill - just to say thanks for all the Thrills, and for bringing Tharg into the world.

Great idea - send it to me and I'll pass it on ;-)

M@
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Colin YNWA on 21 July, 2010, 11:43:46 am
Meanwhile, I might be picking up a second Tharg (at retail price) and was thinking about gifting it to a 2000AD creator... I dunno.  For some reason I thought it might be a nice gesture to stick it in the post to Mills, Wagner or O'Neill - just to say thanks for all the Thrills, and for bringing Tharg into the world.


Bloody hell that would be a very generous thing to do. Pat Mills is the original Tharg so he'd be a very cool choice to boot.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steve Green on 21 July, 2010, 12:17:24 pm
For a moment, I thought they were going to do a Pat Mills replacement head for Tharg ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 21 July, 2010, 12:23:45 pm
Nice thought Ming. I'll chip in if you're doing that! Mills would get my vote as the original Green Bonce.

In other news, the Tharg box has a spelling mistake; it says Quaequam Blagi!

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: James Stacey on 21 July, 2010, 12:44:29 pm
Hasn't Mr Mills been waging a one man war to get rid of Tharg for years now :) excellent idea though.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: willthemightyW on 21 July, 2010, 01:28:31 pm
I'll chip in if I can Ming, unless this is something you had planned to do on your own. Great idea by the way!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: SmallBlueThing on 21 July, 2010, 01:41:39 pm
Why dont you break up the model, and send the individual pieces to deserving 2000AD types?
Although, on second thoughts, an ex-editor receiving a severed tharg head in the post, may consider it somewhat creepy.
;-)
SBT
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: willthemightyW on 21 July, 2010, 01:42:23 pm
Why dont you break up the model, and send the individual pieces to deserving 2000AD types?
Although, on second thoughts, an ex-editor receiving a severed tharg head in the post, may consider it somewhat creepy.
;-)
SBT
ha. Maybe a hand or a severed toe wrapped in newspaper would be better... wait...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 21 July, 2010, 01:56:16 pm
Nice thought Ming. I'll chip in if you're doing that! Mills would get my vote as the original Green Bonce.

In other news, the Tharg box has a spelling mistake; it says Quaequam Blagi!

M.

Not only does it say QUAEQUAM BLAGI (instead of blag!) it also has FROGNUM GRUELISI (instead of gruelis!).  Honestly, how hard can it be to get people who speak Betelgeusian these days?

As for the extra Tharg...  Pat would be my first choice as well.  (although as Kev O'Neill wrote and drew Tharg's first story in 2000AD (Prog 24), he comes a close second.)

Anyway, ideally I could get this sent directly to Pat, so if anyone has any ideas about getting contact info please let me know.

I'll pay the full whack, then anyone who does want to chip in can - no arm twisting though, I'd be doing this anyway.  I'll post again when the details become a bit clearer.


Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 21 July, 2010, 02:03:40 pm
And here's a couple of shots of Green Bonce lounging around at home.

(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/4281/tharg1.jpg) (http://img834.imageshack.us/i/tharg1.jpg/)

(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/2718/tharg2.jpg) (http://img19.imageshack.us/i/tharg2.jpg/)


Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: willthemightyW on 21 July, 2010, 02:06:08 pm




Not only does it say QUAEQUAM BLAGI (instead of blag!) it also has FROGNUM GRUELISI (instead of gruelis!).


Anyway, ideally I could get this sent directly to Pat, so if anyone has any ideas about getting contact info please let me know.

I'll pay the full whack, then anyone who does want to chip in can - no arm twisting though, I'd be doing this anyway.  I'll post again when the details become a bit clearer.




Well, I live relatively near Pat so we might be able to arrange something.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 21 July, 2010, 03:03:22 pm
I thought Pat Mills to start with, but as James Stacey said:

Hasn't Mr Mills been waging a one man war to get rid of Tharg for years now :)

I read in an interview a while back that he came to think Tharg was a bad idea. Of course he might take it in good humour for that very reason... or he might think you're taking the mick. (Actually I find that quite amusing in itself, but at £45-£50 it a pricey gag.)

In short, would you really want to fork out and take the chance? My advice is, send it to someone who you're sure will appreciate it. On the other hand, ignore me if there's anyone here who actually knows Pat Mills and are sure he'll react in good humour.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 21 July, 2010, 03:13:49 pm
Well I 'll see if I can get some idea of how Pat would respond to being sent Tharg before I take this any further.  If it's likely to fall flat, I'll find another home. (Kev O'Neill probably gets first refusal!)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 22 July, 2010, 05:05:31 pm
Having seen the thread about giving a Tharg to Pat Mills and reading Mikey's question. I too am intrigued as to how a sold out (in 48 minutes, unknown amount) limited edition of this, could suddenly be available.
Just curious!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 23 July, 2010, 07:53:30 pm
Having seen the thread about giving a Tharg to Pat Mills and reading Mikey's question. I too am intrigued as to how a sold out (in 48 minutes, unknown amount) limited edition of this, could suddenly be available.
Just curious!

Be curious no longer!  I picked up a second Tharg from the 3A BST (buy, sell, trade) board.  Another 3A boardie needed to raise some funds for other stuff so reluctantly let his Tharg go my way.  A completely different kettle of fish to the 'businesses' on eBay that buy 3A stuff just to flip and generate a profit.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 23 July, 2010, 07:55:56 pm
I see, the daft twat. He could have sold his wife and kids, some people have their priorities all wrong  ::)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 23 July, 2010, 08:12:46 pm
HA HA CF!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 10 August, 2010, 09:30:54 am
Might be of interest to some people...

Posted by Ash earlier today:

thats a nice way to start the day !

Mongrol shots very soon, he is the shit...



As soon as any pics or other news turns up, I'll post it here.

 :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Buddy on 10 August, 2010, 10:13:13 am
When we gettin a Dredd?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: James Stacey on 10 August, 2010, 10:14:39 am
Will it be a limited edition on sale for ten minutes to Asian resellers like the last ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 10 August, 2010, 10:21:48 am
Will it be a limited edition on sale for ten minutes to Asian resellers like the last ;)

Absolutely.

Really, who knows?  I'd expect Mongrol to be on sale for a while just to make sure they sell enough to cover the costs of what has probably been an expensive figure to develop and produce.  But then what the hell do I know?

Things should be different from the Tharg drop, but as usual the best bet would be to keep an eye on the news at 3A (or here, as I'll post any info I get) and when the release is announced, show up at Bambaland ON TIME, even if it's three in the morning.

Meanwhile, here's the non-2000AD bot that's going on sale this week:

14 inches tall, rocket launcher 21.5 inches long, $280 shipped worldwide.

(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/6350/heavydeimos.jpg) (http://img690.imageshack.us/i/heavydeimos.jpg/)

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 10 August, 2010, 12:13:44 pm
As per, Ming's the man on the ball. I suspect those Heavy Brambles are about the right dimensions for Mongrol, so he'll be an impressive beastie. And from what I've gathered (and as Ming said), I think there'll be a bigger window to buy - remember the initial Tharg was intended as a surprise limited time release - but releases are usually not more than a day.

If I don't get a Mongrol, I'll cry, CRY I tell you!

When we gettin a Dredd?

No word on Ol' Stony Face as yet, they keep pretty schtum until they've something definite to show, especially with the 2000ad licence as they're only allowed to show finished product or full protos, and no blurry 'in process' ones. IIRC the running order was Tharg (old logo), Tharg (new logo), Mongrol, Rogue, Male & Female street Judges (I presume Dredd & Anderson?), so sometime next year is my bet for him. I'm also not sure the regular Tharg will be released before Mongrol and beyond that who knows. It's enough I tell ye!

Beyond Tharg, I've picked up a couple of the cheaper, smaller bots (and close to another 12" dude - Jung de Plume if you're interested) and they are fantastic. The detail on them is exactly as in full size versions, including moveable fingers and the paint jobs are brilliant.

Anyway - Mongrol give you smush!

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 10 August, 2010, 12:39:41 pm
When we gettin a Dredd?

Like Mikey said, Dredd's somewhere down the line...  As for what we know of the order of upcoming releases, in the middle of May, Ash said:

"rogue is after mongrol, then female and male judges, then mean, then alpha, more abc, then !"

However, stuff changes around all the time...

Me, I want a battered Apocalypse War Dredd with Stub Gun plus a sentinoid and a Sov.  Please.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: LARF on 10 August, 2010, 02:35:26 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/MisterD/DSC01074.jpg)

Just love the size of Tharg in this shot. Makes me so much more jealous!

Your Tharg's stood on my poster design! You've just made my fucking day, I love you Dave.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Fatboydale on 10 August, 2010, 03:10:49 pm
Will it be a limited edition on sale for ten minutes to Asian resellers like the last ;)

Hmmm Asian resellers , don't you mean Original retail outlet .... i would not give the steam off my piss to that company ....

Great figure , shit company and shit website ....ask too many valid questions and you will be banned .... guess how i know ... >:( ..mind i did tell someone to fu@k off , me and my potty mouth

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 10 August, 2010, 03:16:17 pm
Mongrol is gonna be da shit!

Can't wait! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 10 August, 2010, 03:33:43 pm
Your Tharg's stood on my poster design! You've just made my fucking day, I love you Dave.

Mine. MINE!

But I'm glad it brought you happiness! I always thought it was Cliff designed it - I've always faancied framing it with the lawgiver, badge & buckle.

But I need money for Mongrol!

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 04 September, 2010, 10:14:33 pm
Hey! Anyone know where Mongrol's got too? Thought we'd have a release date by now. :o
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 06 September, 2010, 03:16:27 pm
If only Dweezil!

No further updates since the 'pics soon' comment. There's a release next week from one of the other lines and I'm hoping we'll get a peek after that, but who knows. Hopefully the release/pre order won't be too long after we see pics - presuming he's a complex bugger it may be a longer wait than Tharg due to getting him just right. It's probably been said before, but Ash isn't allowed to post pics of work in progress for the 2000ad line, only final product shots.

I'm drooling in anticipation - I want this bad bot before xmas!

SMUSH!

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 07 September, 2010, 03:52:44 pm
If only Dweezil!

No further updates since the 'pics soon' comment. There's a release next week from one of the other lines and I'm hoping we'll get a peek after that, but who knows. Hopefully the release/pre order won't be too long after we see pics - presuming he's a complex bugger it may be a longer wait than Tharg due to getting him just right. It's probably been said before, but Ash isn't allowed to post pics of work in progress for the 2000ad line, only final product shots.

I'm drooling in anticipation - I want this bad bot before xmas!

SMUSH!

M.

Me too Mikey!

The 3A board seems to have gone very quiet at the moment.

I need Mongrol bad too! I'm wearing out Tharg fast from all the rubbing and caressing!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 07 September, 2010, 03:57:59 pm
Patience is a virtue ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 07 September, 2010, 04:11:17 pm
Patience is a virtue ;)

True!

I'll hang in there by my fingertips  :o
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Large48 on 12 September, 2010, 11:41:53 pm
Need SMUSH now................
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 13 September, 2010, 08:46:24 am
Yeah, things have gone very quiet on the 2000AD front at 3A.  Many other lines and projects on the go and it's understandable that the licensed stuff may have to take a back seat to the main focus of 3A (WWR, Adventure Kartel, Popbot, etc).

Hopefully there'll be an update soon - I keep pushing for one, and I'll do my best to keep the fires burning on the 3A forums while we wait.  As always, as soon as any info is forthcoming I'll be posting it here.

Fingers crossed for some Mongrol news this week!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 13 September, 2010, 01:22:37 pm
Could i suggest that when something comes available for purchase you start a new thread about it so that people who aren't following this one become more easily aware of it. Even just an announcement of 'on sale now' or 'limited buying period starts XXXX hundred hours' in the general section.

Simply cause this thread has gone on so long am sure many forget to check it and a new one would have more impact.

that would be cool.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 13 September, 2010, 01:38:57 pm
Sure, I can do that. :)

I'll keep this thread informed with any news or bits and pieces, and as soon as a sale date is announced for anything (be it Tharg or Mongrol, Rogue or whoever shows up) I'll start a thread (unless any mods have a problem with that).

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 13 September, 2010, 02:36:27 pm
That would be brilliant. I totally missed the tharg developments till about 2 days after the event!

You see its not for me, the mrs wants a Mongrol...  yeah I know, she has a 'laura' thing going on.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 24 September, 2010, 11:16:52 am
A trademark blurry shot of Mongrol was just posted by Ash on the 3A forum...

(http://img814.imageshack.us/img814/6292/mongrol.jpg) (http://img814.imageshack.us/i/mongrol.jpg/)


We'll see clear images when he's coming up for sale.

Fourth quarter of 2010.

I'll update as news emerges, and start a Mongrol 3A thread when there's a concrete date announced.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Bolt-01 on 24 September, 2010, 11:31:44 am
WOO!

Having spent quite a bit of time lately workig out how to draw Mongrol, I'm really excited by those shots- everything looks to be about spot on for McMahons version!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Robo-K33F on 24 September, 2010, 12:26:22 pm
having seen some non-blurry pics, I can guarantee that Mongrol is going to impress everybody.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 24 September, 2010, 12:40:04 pm
YOU'VE SEEN NON BLURRY PICS? HOW MUCH?!?

But seriously - it's almost smushin time! Ash has let slip Mongrol is just over 12" high and Hammerstein is taller and Ro-Jaws smaller.

I think I've wet me pants.

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: James Stacey on 24 September, 2010, 01:47:35 pm
I'm sure all the flippers will enjoy them.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 24 September, 2010, 01:55:54 pm
I couldn't give two shits about the flippers at this point - I'm just picturing Mongrol lumbering towards us, smushing everything in his path.

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: James Stacey on 24 September, 2010, 01:59:15 pm
I couldn't give two shits about the flippers at this point - I'm just picturing Mongrol lumbering towards us, smushing everything in his path.

It does look like it's going to be a lovely piece. Someone should be giving a shit or 2 about the flippers tho or only the wealthiest squax are going to be able to enjoy the smushings.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Jim_Campbell on 24 September, 2010, 02:06:24 pm
Fuck. I'm remarkably resistant to merchandise, but I really, really HAVE to get me one of those.

Cheers!

Jim
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 24 September, 2010, 02:27:02 pm
It does look like it's going to be a lovely piece. Someone should be giving a shit or 2 about the flippers tho or only the wealthiest squax are going to be able to enjoy the smushings.

It's not that I'm not bothered by the existence of flippers (I am, but they'll always exist and sniff around this kind of item), more that I'd rather focus my attention on what promises to be a great 2000AD toy and try and be positive about it.

As I've said many times previously, if you want one of these things you can avoid paying through the nose in the aftermarket by keeping an eye on news about the sale date (I'll be posting loud and clear!) and then being prepared to show up at Bambaland on time for the sale, with PayPal at the ready.

As soon as any word on price emerges I'll post here (or in a 3A Mongrol thread as approriate) - I'm guessing at $200-250 (including shipping worldwide) but we'll see what we get.  As soon as there's more news, I'll post - and when the sale date is announced I'll post with details of HOW, WHERE, WHEN, etc. so everyone that wants one can be prepared.  Showing up on time (ready to go) is the key, to be honest, but I'll try and make this do-able for those chasing Mongrol.

Maybe November?  Unlikely to be earlier, but I'll post any news, etc., etc.

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: J3D1 on 24 September, 2010, 02:28:52 pm
Man this is gonna be one sweet release!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 24 September, 2010, 03:48:28 pm
Oooh the tease! The head looks proportionately small to me, but as it's blurred that might not be an accurate representation. Shape and posture looks good though.

Out of my price range though. Even more than Tharg was. On comparing to other similarly sized and detailed figures elsewhere I appreciate that price actually isn't bad though.

EDIT- Actually looking at other pictures of Mongrol, including this firesteps image (http://cghub.com/files/Image/079001-080000/79764/894_realsize.jpg) I see his head is actually proportionally quite small. Obviously it was my mental picture that was off.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Fatboydale on 24 September, 2010, 06:58:30 pm
After the last epsiode with Tharg , my advice is stay away from 3A and its shitty web site ...

Still have not found out what the Tharg is limited to ???

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: strontium71 on 24 September, 2010, 07:11:38 pm
Shhh...

Can you hear that?

It's the sound of my bank account crying..

'No more withdrawals.Please.For Gods sake - save!!!'
 
Hey , Bank account? - Piss Off!!!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 24 September, 2010, 09:47:27 pm
I'm all over this!  :D

Bring on the Mongrol!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Beeks on 24 September, 2010, 10:41:41 pm
Call me naive but WTF is a flipper?!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Wake on 24 September, 2010, 10:51:23 pm
Call me naive but WTF is a flipper?!

Someone who buys something with the intention of reselling it at a profit immediately.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Jim_Campbell on 24 September, 2010, 10:55:08 pm
Someone who buys something with the intention of reselling it at a profit immediately.

And there was me thinking it was the dolphin version of Skippy…

Cheers!

Jim
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Beeks on 24 September, 2010, 11:49:06 pm
Someone who buys something with the intention of reselling it at a profit immediately.

And there was me thinking it was the dolphin version of Skippy…

Cheers!

Jim

you and me both Jim haha

cheers Wake ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steven Sterlacchini on 25 September, 2010, 07:44:27 pm
This looks very good. The Tharg looked nice as well, and the price seemed okay on that one, if you could get one at that price.

£125 - £150ish? I'm sure it's worth every penny, but it's well out of my price range and not really a toy. It's cool that high end stuff like this is being released, but it would be nice to see some cheaper proper toys as well.

No one is going to buy this for their kid and perhaps spark an interest in the tooth.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 26 September, 2010, 02:46:55 pm
Yeah,they're definately for those with disposable income,or those with a rabid collector gene! But it's successfully sparked some interest with the 3a crowd-thanks in no small part to Ming, who has relentlessly plugged tooth with his scans and summaries, plus links to where to buy trades.

3a do produce cheaper (1/12) versions of their stuff, so that may appear if the demand is there. They have done releases of stuff fans have asked for and i'd love a set of VCs or Nu Earth troops...

M   
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 07 October, 2010, 09:07:56 am
Another morsel from 3A...

'Color pics of Mongrol next week if all goes according to plan!'

M
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Buddy on 07 October, 2010, 11:39:23 am
£125 - £150ish?

And for that reason.... I'm out.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: mogzilla on 07 October, 2010, 12:10:07 pm
me too even when they get round to doin a dredd i'll have to pass at those prices :(
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Spaceghost on 07 October, 2010, 01:38:34 pm
Yeah,they're definately for those with disposable income,or those with a rabid collector gene!

That's a nice way of saying it. Another way would be 'people with more money than sense'.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 07 October, 2010, 01:58:26 pm
That's a nice way of saying it. Another way would be 'people with more money than sense'.

Pfft! I've probably got more sense than money and it hasn't stopped me!

Oh. I see what you mean.

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 07 October, 2010, 02:12:41 pm
Well prices for Mongrol and anything that follow are unknown at this point.  $200+ is possible for Mongrol based on what's gone before but we'll see.  He's just over 12" tall and pretty rotund with feck-off huge Power Paws, so he's hardly a small toy.  The detail and paint we've seen from 3A before means that this will be unlike ANYTHING you've seen before.

Specialist product for a specialist market?  Sure, but remember Ashley Wood sought out the license for making 2000AD toys due to his love for the stories and characters and the lack of any toys that do this stuff justice.  Although some kind of cheap, mass-market thing would be nice on some level, the quality would take a big hit and mass-production of tat is not what 3A does.  I know this pisses some people off, but you can't please everyone.

As for prices for 'human' figures later on (Dredd, Rogue, Alpha, etc.) they should come in cheaper (depends on your viewpoint for 'cheap' but it's all relative I guess).  $80 (US) is pretty standard (all prices include worldwide shipping, remember) so that's an expected ball-park for now.

Bottom line: some really great toys of classic characters that might bring the 2000AD world to some for the first time, and help raise the profile of 2000AD in new areas - that can't be a bad thing, right?

Me, I'm patiently waiting for some colour pics of Mongrol.

 :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 07 October, 2010, 02:56:56 pm
Yeah. The price seems a lot but in comparison to figures of the same size I've seen elsewhere,(Anything from £120-£250) that's not too bad.

Out of my range though.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 07 October, 2010, 03:20:59 pm
You get what you pay for in this instance.

They're not mass produced 5" action figures, like the Doctor Who toys for example, they're large scale(Tharg was 12" plus, Mongrol will most likely be larger) and they are of a very high quality and produced in limited quantities.

The price actually compares very favourably to other figures and sculptures that you'll find in Forbidden Planet.

They're not aimed at the mainstream but serious collectors and as such I feel they're worth supporting, considering the dearth of 2000ad collectables available from other sources.

So bring on Mongrol, the other ABC Warriors, Rogue Trooper and the Judges to come and a big pat on the back to Ashley Wood and team for producing them.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 07 October, 2010, 03:27:15 pm
Coincidentally I just had a quick look at and item on FP International Dweezil (before I even read your post) and as way of comparison check out the price of this chap:
(http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/bmz_cache/3/3dd24adbe36560d316a9c353aa97bb30.image.138x200.jpg) Clicky clicky. (http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=61791)

And he's essentially a human figure! A very good likeness to the actor though and loads of interchangeable bits and bobs but even so 199.99 (reduced from £229.99!) is a lot (to me, anyway)!

At the same height I think we can argue Mongrol will have a whole lot more mass.


(http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/bmz_cache/6/68a685d42517aa526250ca5a4a77b6f0.image.150x200.jpg) This lass is a good deal cheaper. (http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3_94_972&products_id=57984)
But at 129.99 for a human figure, certainly comparable, as you say.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 07 October, 2010, 03:34:21 pm
Coincidentally I just had a quick look at and item on FP International Dweezil (before I even read your post) and as way of comparison check out the price of this chap:
(http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/bmz_cache/3/3dd24adbe36560d316a9c353aa97bb30.image.138x200.jpg) Clicky clicky. (http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=61791)

And he's essentially a human figure! A very good likeness to the actor though and loads of interchangeable bits and bobs but even so 199.99 (reduced from £229.99!) is a lot (to me, anyway)!

At the same height I think we can argue Mongrol will have a whole lot more mass.



Wow! In comparison the 3A Toys are far more reasonably priced.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: James Stacey on 07 October, 2010, 03:37:13 pm
I think they are very reasonably priced for what they are. Unfortunately they are still well out of my price range. Would have to be Dredd, Alpha or Nemesis for me to justify it to myself.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 07 October, 2010, 04:02:35 pm
All in good time James, all in good time!

If there are any particular characters anyone would like to see, make it known on the 3A forum - AFAIR figs have been produced due to fan demand in the past, so you never know. That's a bit down the road though I reckon, as there's already a few in the pipe line that I'm sure will satisfy demand.

As far as price for Mongrol goes, I imagine he might be a bit more expensive than a regular 3A 1/6 robot because he's a completely new thing, but they've released some monster sized ones before now. They do reduce costs as much as possible and I have every faith it'll be value for money - it'll certainly be of very high quality.

SMUSH!

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 08 October, 2010, 01:08:39 pm
Commando Forces pointed out a problem others may have met looking at the3A forums (i.e. they're apparently in maintenance mode)...  They just moved away from crappy Hyperboards.  New home is here for anyone wanting to keep an eye on developments:

http://www.threeaonline.com/forum/index.php (http://www.threeaonline.com/forum/index.php)

I'll be posting all news here though (or Mikey will).

 :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Buddy on 12 October, 2010, 11:51:43 am

As for prices for 'human' figures later on (Dredd, Rogue, Alpha, etc.) they should come in cheaper (depends on your viewpoint for 'cheap' but it's all relative I guess).  $80 (US) is pretty standard (all prices include worldwide shipping, remember) so that's an expected ball-park for now.


I'll get a Dredd, Alpha and maybe a Nemesis or Death at $80 (around £50), but please... no limited edition run... let all who want one get one.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dandontdare on 12 October, 2010, 11:59:18 am
Yeah,they're definately for those with disposable income,or those with a rabid collector gene!

That's a nice way of saying it. Another way would be 'people with more money than sense'.

Mum? Is that you?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 12 October, 2010, 01:05:14 pm
I'll get a Dredd, Alpha and maybe a Nemesis or Death at $80 (around £50), but please... no limited edition run... let all who want one get one.

From what I understand of this (which isn't a lot, ming and co please feel free to correct me on this) these are by their very nature limited editions. I.e. essentially expensive detailed models made for fans by fans. To make them widely available probably wouldn't be commercially viable from their point of view.

Which isn't to say it wouldn't be a good thing if more were available than the previous Tharg. That sold out quickly, and there were plenty more on this site who wanted them.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 12 October, 2010, 02:56:03 pm
Yup - Mardroid's right, they're all essentially limited as they dont keep producing the figures after the release. There are runs of smaller numbers on some things, but they're usually pointed out and are 3AA exclusive or already made etc. I think they've started to do bigger runs, generally speaking

The only way to be sure of scoring one of the releases is to be there at the release time etc. Personally, I think that most of the 2000ad stuff may not shift as quick as some of the other lines (at least initially), but it won't be there for more than a few hours, so strike early! There are many 3A fans who buy everything released (plus the dreaded flippers) or can spot a cracker toy at 100 paces, so you need to suffer the stress of strict release schedules. No doubt not everyone can be successful - I'll throw a wobbler if I don't get Mongrol! - but for me,the chase adds to the fun.

I've only bought one other figure from them from a direct 'drop' as they say (other stuff second hand) - the release time was 2:00am UK time, but I was able to pick it up no problem around 9:30am and it sayed a around a few hours after that too. There was an exclusive 3AA version as well; for these if you hang around long enough and they haven't all sold, they appear for all who want 'em.
(it's this bad chap, $120...)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4144/4973719640_bfeb0b83df_o.jpg)

M
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 15 October, 2010, 06:03:22 am
New blurry shot just appeared.  He's rather large (12" fig on the left)!  Note The Mess on the right...

(http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/2474/heightmongrol.jpg) (http://img710.imageshack.us/i/heightmongrol.jpg/)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 15 October, 2010, 09:56:02 am
 :D

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Buddy on 15 October, 2010, 10:19:51 am
I'll get a Dredd, Alpha and maybe a Nemesis or Death at $80 (around £50), but please... no limited edition run... let all who want one get one.

From what I understand of this (which isn't a lot, ming and co please feel free to correct me on this) these are by their very nature limited editions. I.e. essentially expensive detailed models made for fans by fans. To make them widely available probably wouldn't be commercially viable from their point of view.

Which isn't to say it wouldn't be a good thing if more were available than the previous Tharg. That sold out quickly, and there were plenty more on this site who wanted them.

I understand there will be a limited amount manufactured, what I mean is make enough to meet the demand. If the initial run sells out, make more... if a book goes out of print and there is still a demand for it, a second printing is done... and a third... and a fourth... etc... if demand exists.

They must have a rough idea what the demand for Tharg was... You'd think a Dredd figure would have x10 the demand at least.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 16 October, 2010, 11:31:36 am
I've probably gone over all this before, but runs of 3A toys are always limited one way or another.  Numbers produced used to be announced but this is no longer the case; partly to stop flippers and buy-to-sell speculation based on perceived rarity.  One a toy is made and sold out (or sold to a pre-determined number and then made), that's it - no revisiting of previous toys.  3A is a small, young company and they're always looking ahead to the next release or ten - no time or capacity for second editions or looking back too much.

One thing I will say is that they try to adapt and please fans where they can (without changing any of the above too much); sales have changed and I know at least one figure was made to order based on how many were ordered in a set time period.  That at least calms the feeding frenzy of people desperate to buy before stuff sells out (which can happen in minutes, hours or days).

Hopefully Mongrol (and most if not all future 2000AD figs) will get a long, leisurely release to allow all who want one to get one direct.  Paying retail (inflated or otherwise) plus shipping later on is daft and very expensive so avoid it if you can.

When more news comes (particularly a date) I'll start a thread with Everything You Need To Know.

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: judge macbrayne on 16 October, 2010, 10:17:56 pm
ffs make for the demand ::)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Colin YNWA on 17 October, 2010, 06:42:30 am
Ming your infinite patience continues to amaze me.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dash Decent on 19 October, 2010, 03:03:11 am
Once a toy is made and sold out (or sold to a pre-determined number and then made), that's it - no revisiting of previous toys.

Does that mean the cheaper-run updated logo Tharg won't happen?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 19 October, 2010, 09:11:41 am
Once a toy is made and sold out (or sold to a pre-determined number and then made), that's it - no revisiting of previous toys.

Does that mean the cheaper-run updated logo Tharg won't happen?

No, we're still expecting to see Tharg with a modern logo...  I thought we'd see him before Mongrol (we still may) but the release order for whatever they're working on is far from fixed I'm sure.

What I meant by the bit you quoted was that once a version of a figure has been released, it won't be released again later on.  However, in some cases a basic figure may see outings in different styles or paint jobs from time to time (the (in)famous Nom, Noir, Gebi, Blanc and Jung de Plumes from World War Robot and Tommy Mission (slated for a second release I think) spring to mind).

On the whole though, most stuff sees releases in waves, with a figure available in several designs (sometimes just one) and then it's never released again.

I'm expecting that 2000AD stuff should see just a basic, standard paintjob (or colourway, as they say) for each figure; maybe the occasional sneaky extra but who knows?  Normal robot figures may see many paint designs (winter, desert, martian and earth factions, etc.) but this doesn't really fit with the 2000AD universe - 'winter camo Mongrol' doesn't make sense.

When it comes to Dredd, Ash has hinted at different figures relating to different stories to some extent - at least we can hope for a grimy street Judge version and a rather more beaten-up Apocalypse War Dredd.

The take-home point is that it's best to try and pick up a figure at the initial release as it may be hard to find later on and will probably not get repeated releases.


If Ash clarifies how the 2000AD line will work at any point, guess what - I'll post the info here!

:)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dash Decent on 19 October, 2010, 02:34:48 pm
Thanks for clarifying Ming.  I most want a Rogue figure but am also very keen to get Tharg, Dredd and Alpha at least.

The original run Tharg was very good, but looking over the other figures 3A produces I can't see what their appeal is.  There is some great detail on some of them but others just look like old soup cans in capes to me (though beauty in the eye of the beholder and all that).  Do they relate to established characters in other comics/movies/TV shows/RPGs?  Or is it a just being into 3A kind of thing?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 19 October, 2010, 05:33:11 pm
Soup cans? SOUP CANS?! You, sir, are a philistine!  ;-)

The other toy lines are based on Wood's other comics-WWR, Popbot etc.

M
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 19 October, 2010, 07:27:15 pm
Hah!  Funnily enough, here's a custom 'bot done by one of the very talented 3A boardies...

(http://collect3d.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/3AToys_Campbells_Bramble_img-1.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dash Decent on 20 October, 2010, 12:50:01 am
Soup cans? SOUP CANS?! You, sir, are a philistine!  ;-)

Well, I suppose if it was good enough for Warhol it must be classy!

The other toy lines are based on Wood's other comics-WWR, Popbot etc.

Pardon my ignorance, but who is Wood?  The only Wood I can think of is Wally Wood (early EC artist) and I'm sure it's not him!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Emperor on 20 October, 2010, 01:52:27 am
The other toy lines are based on Wood's other comics-WWR, Popbot etc.

Pardon my ignorance, but who is Wood?  The only Wood I can think of is Wally Wood (early EC artist) and I'm sure it's not him!

Wood refers to Ashley Wood:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashley_Wood
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 20 October, 2010, 01:56:18 pm
I most want a Rogue figure but am also very keen to get Tharg, Dredd and Alpha at least.

The original run Tharg was very good, but looking over the other figures 3A produces I can't see what their appeal is.  There is some great detail on some of them but others just look like old soup cans in capes to me (though beauty in the eye of the beholder and all that).  Do they relate to established characters in other comics/movies/TV shows/RPGs?  Or is it a just being into 3A kind of thing?

Rogue should be after Mongrol, as far as we know... Still don't know how the standard release Tharg will fit into the line up.  Alpha and Dredd (well, Judges of some description) seem slated to round off the first figures to emerge.

As for the appeal of other 3A stuff - the 'bots (and other figures) are very well designed (maybe not appealing to all tastes, but I've found they grow on you something rotten) and made and incredible paint application - has to be seen first-hand to be appreciated properly.  Very good articulation as well!

3A are also Masters of Scale: pic below (by 3A boardie Soulburn3d) is of a 1/6 Armstrong (15" tall) next to a 1/12 version that was recently released... Pretty neat stuff.  2000AD stuff will only be 1/6 as far as we know, but maybe if there's sufficient demand a 1/12 line could emerge?  Unlikely but you never know.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4083/5096204658_a4f5ddf819_o.jpg)

As for where the characters come from... Ashley Wood's highly regarded Popbot has a line of figures, as does his World War Robot series.  Adventure Kartel is another line, full of zombies and general wacky fun - figures first, comics later (we hope).

A few World War Robot paintings can be seen here (or just Google):
http://www.worldwarrobot.com/ (http://www.worldwarrobot.com/)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 20 October, 2010, 03:29:25 pm
It's great they don't skimp on the detail on the smaller scale model!

I can understand Dash's reticence concerning the other models as, I'll admit, the thought did occur to me as well. That's more a reference to the design of the characters though, not 3A's work, if that makes sense. (That image is already growing on me though. Lovely paintwork.)

I'm sure they'll do 2000 AD characters justice. (Well, to be fair, they already did, with Tharg.)

I do hope they go for a 1/16th scale. That would probably be (more) in my price range and my room would cope with figures of that size better.*

So everyone buy these to encourage them to make a new smaller batch!

(I'm only joking. I'm not that selfish.)

*Times like this, I can see the advantage of having one's own place! I do generally prefer the smaller figures though.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 20 October, 2010, 05:04:58 pm
Yeah, 1/12 are great for space and value and they have the same high quality and articulation. You never know what may come up from 3A...

As it happens I'm going to pick up my first 1/6 scale 'bots this evening-can't wait! ;-)

M
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 20 October, 2010, 05:11:18 pm
Yeah, 1/12 are great for space and value and they have the same high quality and articulation. 

1/12. Right. Trust me to make them even smaller (1/16). I was obviously thinking of  '1/6' and my mind did a bit of merger creating a whole new scale... Second time these last two days I've done something like that. I think I might need a brain enema. Or a head transplant.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dash Decent on 21 October, 2010, 02:10:17 pm
I can understand Dash's reticence concerning the other models as, I'll admit, the thought did occur to me as well. That's more a reference to the design of the characters though, not 3A's work, if that makes sense.

Yes, that's exactly my thinking.  You can see the detailed work that has gone into these but it was the identity of the characters that I wasn't aware of.  If they're established comic book characters then it makes sense that the soup can fans want a Cream-of-tomato-bot[TM] as much as I want a Rogue trooper with an accurate gunnar rifle etc.

Though Ming does imply that the Adventure Kartel doesn't have any other media to it so it appears to be a 'love of 3A' thing rather than love for those characters.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 21 October, 2010, 02:28:56 pm
Heh, the Clamshells Soup 'bot is a really, really outstanding custom design - not something done by 3A (and there's far more to that custom job than just paintwork) and nothing to do with any of Ashley Wood's comics or other work. 3A often release plain vinyl 'DIY' versions of figures for people who want to paint them up or adapt them in some way, and there are some very talented people around.

As for the characters linked to the comics, in some cases they are designs based closely on what's on the page (e.g. Popbot) but others have more fuzzy origins; a lot of the World War Robot stuff is just hinted at or mentioned by Ash online months (or years) before a design emerges.  The story around the Adventure Kartel stuff is growing as the figures are released; each figure (Boiler Zombie, Tommy Mission and Little Shadow followed by Ankou and Fighting JC - (that's Jesus, by the way)) comes with a fold-out poster / comic.  It's a nice way of doing it, really.

As for the 2000AD line, I'm hoping we'll see more soon - and have a couple of figures (Mongrol and Rogue, maybe) on sale before the end of the year.  I have no worries at all about the quality of the stuff, and I long ago resigned myself to paying what I previously would have though of as 'crazy money for a toy'; I haven't likened Ashley Wood to Uncle Ump for nothing...

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Buddy on 21 October, 2010, 02:34:04 pm
I've probably gone over all this before, but runs of 3A toys are always limited one way or another.  Numbers produced used to be announced but this is no longer the case; partly to stop flippers and buy-to-sell speculation based on perceived rarity.  One a toy is made and sold out (or sold to a pre-determined number and then made), that's it - no revisiting of previous toys.  3A is a small, young company and they're always looking ahead to the next release or ten - no time or capacity for second editions or looking back too much.

One thing I will say is that they try to adapt and please fans where they can (without changing any of the above too much); sales have changed and I know at least one figure was made to order based on how many were ordered in a set time period.  That at least calms the feeding frenzy of people desperate to buy before stuff sells out (which can happen in minutes, hours or days).

Hopefully Mongrol (and most if not all future 2000AD figs) will get a long, leisurely release to allow all who want one to get one direct.  Paying retail (inflated or otherwise) plus shipping later on is daft and very expensive so avoid it if you can.

When more news comes (particularly a date) I'll start a thread with Everything You Need To Know.



How about taking pre orders??

I'd be happy to pay 50% of the price upfront to make sure I get a Dredd.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: James Stacey on 21 October, 2010, 02:54:47 pm
How about taking pre orders??

I'd be happy to pay 50% of the price upfront to make sure I get a Dredd.

That's a pretty good idea. Some limited edition stuff I buy (books) have a white list too. You apply to be on it and get kicked off it if you resell in a certain time frame.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 21 October, 2010, 03:09:38 pm
How about taking pre orders??

I'd be happy to pay 50% of the price upfront to make sure I get a Dredd.

All 3A sales are pre-orders, with payment at the time of the sale.  Then there's generally quite a wait while the figures are made / painted and then packaged and shipped.  There's still a degree of experimentation going on to find the best way to deal with all this, but at least 3A are trying to find ways to keep people happy and get toys out as fast as possible without sacrificing quality.  As I said, at least one recent sale was done on a 'we'll make as many figures as are ordered in the sale period', but another recent sale was done on a strictly limited basis linked to a number of figures that had pretty much already been made, just to speed up delivery.  Delivery time used to be 'six-to-eight weeks' but that's been overshot regularly so now stuff just ships when it ships; people get a bit pissed off over this but patience is key and I doubt you'd be disappointed when things finally arrive (and I for one would rather wait a few months than have something a bit crappy turn up sooner).

For 2000AD stuff... I'm hoping for (a) plenty or warning (unlike the Tharg surprise) and (b) a long, leisurely sales window to allow as many people as possible to get an order in.  A guaranteed 24 or 48hr window, with figures made to match the number of orders, might work.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 21 October, 2010, 03:20:21 pm
They are actually pre-orders which is why there's the wait from release date to shipping. But splitting payments would be a good thing if they could do it. How about nipping over to the 3A forum and suggesting it? Some 3A retailers do it IIRC.

I know they're a small company though and perhaps the possibility of balances going cold, leaving unsold toys, may be why they don't do it presently.

I brought up the concern re: availability of eg Dredd but no 'official' word on that yet. Just some opinions from 3a boarders...

M
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 21 October, 2010, 03:23:59 pm
Oops-pipped by Ming, i'm on me phone so it didnt tell me there was a new reply.

And I can't edit...

M
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 21 October, 2010, 03:35:38 pm
...and along comes Mikey at last ;)

Mikey made a good point by bringing up retailers - although you'd be something of a mentalist to miss buying at Bambaland (3A online sales point) at the time of purchase (cheaper than retailers, price includes shipping worldwide) we're expecting to see 2000AD stuff being offered to retailers.

One of the best UK retailers for 3A stuff is One Sixth Bruce (http://www.onesixthbruce.co.uk) who have a layaway option for purchasing some items over time; might be worth checking out once more is known about the 2000AD figures coming up.

I'll keep an eye on things as always and mention it to OSB when the time comes to see if he'll be stocking 2000AD stuff.

I also keep pushing for info from Ash and whenever I get any news, I'll be posting it here as always!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Buddy on 21 October, 2010, 04:03:09 pm
I'd think a longer period than 48 hours would be needed.....

There are times I don't use the computer for a few days... I'd miss an opportunity there and A1 would miss a sale.

A week would be a better idea.. more orders... more sales... more money.

How can that be a bad thing??
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 21 October, 2010, 04:49:02 pm
That would make sense for a large, mass producing company but 3A are small and relatively new. They're an indie producer with a lot of similarites to small indie record labels I reckon - sometimes hard to get the stuff unless you're in the know about releases etc.

I'm only supposing here, I have no idea about why things are done as they are, but...

Maybe in time 3A will have long sales, but I think their approach is so as to keep all their stuff moving along without sacrificing quality - if a toy was on for a week or so, the amount of orders may stop production on the other stuff, so slow down all the lines and they'd may be only able to concentrate on the biggest/most popular stuff - likely not 2000ad no matter how hopeful I'd be!

Ming and me must sound like broken records gushing about how good the stuff is - but it is! And the way they do things is different, but it's all about delivering the goods and I believe their intentions are good, not cynical as others have supposed.

I'm a total convert in case you were wondering!

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: vzzbux on 21 October, 2010, 09:27:17 pm
I am expecting a certain board member to come along reminding us how shit 3A is and  how the photo is blurred.

Mongrol is looking Smush and the inclusion of the mess just tops it off for me. Make for demand please. No limited numbers.



V
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 29 October, 2010, 12:49:32 pm
Just had word that we might see a 'retail' Tharg with the modern logo and some other differences next month...

Exactly what this means I don't know, but as soon as I get details I'll post them here!

Will try and find out everything sales- and retailer-wise and drop the info when I have it; just wanted to share the news.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 29 October, 2010, 03:11:15 pm
much appreciated Ming.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dunk! on 29 October, 2010, 03:45:52 pm
with the modern logo and some other differences

Oh, now can I control the collector in me and stick with just one Tharg?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Robo-K33F on 05 November, 2010, 10:45:26 am
Ashley has just sent over some painted Mongrol pics - 'tis a thing of great beauty.

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 05 November, 2010, 11:47:25 am
 :o

Give us a look then! We're all friends here...go wan, go wan, go wan, go wan, go wan, go wan GO WAN!

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Robo-K33F on 05 November, 2010, 12:00:09 pm
:o

Give us a look then! We're all friends here...go wan, go wan, go wan, go wan, go wan, go wan GO WAN!

M.

Ashley wants to make a couple of minor tweaks to it first before posting.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 05 November, 2010, 12:15:29 pm
Ashley wants to make a couple of minor tweaks

Damn the tweaks! Me wanna see Mongrol!

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 05 November, 2010, 01:08:38 pm
It makes no sense whatsoever for Mongrol to come in a 2-pack with Tweak.

Oh, wait..

And what's Mikey doing shouting Gok Wan like a madman?

I think the extended wait has done unfortunate things to my brain.




Meanwhile, was The Mess included in the pics you saw, K33F?

Will we be happy?

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 05 November, 2010, 05:23:19 pm
And what's Mikey doing shouting Gok Wan like a madman?

If he offers you a sandwich just take it. It's easier.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Robo-K33F on 06 November, 2010, 09:44:56 am

Meanwhile, was The Mess included in the pics you saw, K33F?

Will we be happy?



No Mess images this time around, but an early unpainted prototype which I have seen looked great.

In my opinion Mongrol is the best bit of 2000 AD figure ever made.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: pauljholden on 06 November, 2010, 10:08:33 am
Never mind that, K33F - where's the Trapper Hag figure?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 08 November, 2010, 07:18:07 am
Pics just went up the the 3A Production Blog (http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/)

(http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/mongrol_web.jpg)

Further details to follow when I know more!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 08 November, 2010, 07:42:58 am
I'm gonna have to check the amount of links in that chain  ;)
On sale January it says!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: LARF on 08 November, 2010, 08:45:11 am
Hmmm, not as good as I thought it would be, the finishing and weathering looks a bit rushed and the eyes look stuck on... still nice though.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Teivion on 08 November, 2010, 09:05:19 am
Looks like a lovely bit of modelling, I would agree the weathering is probably a bit much but it does say 'prototype'.
Looks very cool, and a good job ;-)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 08 November, 2010, 09:33:38 am
I'm pretty happy with how Mongrol looks so far...

I think the final pics will really show how well he's turned out though.  The level of articulation should be insanely good.

And does he have mouth guns, I wonder?

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: James Stacey on 08 November, 2010, 09:44:01 am
Doesn't he normally have a yellow face ? Couldn't work out why he looked wrong but I think that's it.

Nice looking model but a bit too rusty :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steve Green on 08 November, 2010, 09:46:25 am
Personally I'd knock back on the weathering as well - I think it's overpowering the great sculpt at the moment.

Some more dramatic lighting and pose would really bring it to life.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 08 November, 2010, 09:53:11 am
Doesn't he normally have a yellow face ? Couldn't work out why he looked wrong but I think that's it.

Nope!  :)

(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/5937/abc121.png)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: James Stacey on 08 November, 2010, 10:02:34 am
well done for finding the exception to prove the rule  :lol:
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dunk! on 08 November, 2010, 10:10:54 am
Great sculpt.

Less weathering as mentioned.

Wasn't bothered, now tempted.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Colin YNWA on 08 November, 2010, 10:12:39 am
Mongrol certainly has a yellow face now but in the past in the early stories he was indeed red faced.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steven Sterlacchini on 08 November, 2010, 10:22:07 am
Looks very impressive.

Anyone going to have a crack at some stop frame animation with it? ;)

Pity I won't be able to afford it, it would be a cool toy to play with. ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Buddy on 08 November, 2010, 11:44:07 am
Hmmm, not as good as I thought it would be, the finishing and weathering looks a bit rushed and the eyes look stuck on... still nice though.

Ditto.

Body should be bigger or head smaller.

Looks great though... ditto on the stop motion animation.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 08 November, 2010, 12:52:15 pm
 :D

At last! I'm getting into the check out queue already; that's the mental looking Mongrol I've always wanted!

And yeah, that's a prototype and perhaps the torso tweaks mentioned is the amount of weathering. But he was built from scrap after all and is generally in a scrap, so I would expect him to be a bit bashed up looking.

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steven Sterlacchini on 08 November, 2010, 01:03:26 pm
I quite like the proportions and weathering.

Although I love some of the later versions of Mongrol, I like that they've gone for the 'old school' first appearance by McMahon. I also like the scrap look, especially if it contrasts against other possible characters, like a shinny Deadlock, for instance.

Though as I can't afford it my support is rather moot.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steve Green on 08 November, 2010, 03:01:01 pm
The talk of animating one is tempting.

I'm not sure how geared up Ash's figures are for animating with, but with good cameras being so cheap you could do a nice little sequence.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 08 November, 2010, 03:39:13 pm
The talk of animating one is tempting.

I'm not sure how geared up Ash's figures are for animating with, but with good cameras being so cheap you could do a nice little sequence.

This would probably be pretty good for stop motion, I should think.  Depends on the balance (and those Power Paws are pretty meaty), but the level of articulation in 3A stuff would allow for a huge range of movement...  As long as the joints are tight and balance isn't a big problem, would be nice to give this a shot, with Mongrol trundling along on his paws...

 :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Emperor on 08 November, 2010, 07:22:37 pm
Its made Bleeding Cool too:

www.bleedingcool.com/2010/11/08/ashley-woods-mongrol/

I won't be able to justify spending the cash on it but it does look bloody lovely.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dunk! on 08 November, 2010, 07:27:58 pm
Does he sport nipple guns? :o

Were they part of his modifications in the original strip? I don't have it to hand to check.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 08 November, 2010, 07:36:54 pm
Does he sport nipple guns? :o

Were they part of his modifications in the original strip? I don't have it to hand to check.

He had chest guns after raiding a weapons dump; not sure about the nips though!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 08 November, 2010, 08:29:55 pm
I thought he was just pleased to see me. Or just cold.

M
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 09 November, 2010, 02:28:47 am
That's interesting. A nice level of detail. I'm not keen on the amount of rust either. I'd think they'd be pretty much impervious to rust.

As for the eyes, I prefer the featureless* eyes of the later version, but I understand that's not the design they're going for.

Apart from that, looks great.

*By that I mean the glowy type eyes without the iris and pupil. That could be depicted with a metallic light colour.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 09 November, 2010, 09:03:39 am
Atomic. Bacterial. Chemical. -but not oxidation- proof.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: James Stacey on 09 November, 2010, 09:23:33 am
Atomic. Bacterial. Chemical. -but not oxidation- proof.

Garageman wins the internet  :lol:
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 09 November, 2010, 09:32:43 am
Atomic. Bacterial. Chemical. -but not oxidation- proof.

Heh - I was thinking the exact same thing yesterday.

 :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 09 November, 2010, 10:14:07 am
Hah! The AB Warriors doesn't really have the same ring, does it? Rust never sleeps, like the man said.

But if you think about it (too much), the ABC part would be more important for a war robot's AI hardware and servos etc. Armour plating, particularly that which has been scavenged, and not necessarily maintained by a robot in full possesion of his senses, would likely be yer actual iron based metal plating - you can get surface rust on steel after all, which doesn't affect the strength over medium timescales. Hell, they've been damaged by projectile and explosive based weapons after all! 

Or there's an as yet useen warrior with a paintbrush for a hand - called Hammerite - from the ABC maintenance platoon.

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 09 November, 2010, 11:21:48 am
Or there's an as yet useen warrior with a paintbrush for a hand - called Hammerite - from the ABC maintenance platoon.

M.

Either that or Ro-Jaws unblocked a cludgy and Mongrol got caught in the blast...


(great post, Mikey :D)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dandontdare on 09 November, 2010, 12:20:02 pm
Mongrol looks great - what sort of price are we looking at here?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Robo-K33F on 09 November, 2010, 01:27:05 pm
Never mind that, K33F - where's the Trapper Hag figure?

Coming soon...weathered.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 09 November, 2010, 01:35:31 pm
Mongrol looks great - what sort of price are we looking at here?

No news yet, but expect him to weigh in around $250 (including worldwide shipping). 

You can check previous (sold out) 3A stuff at the Bambaland store site here:

http://www.bambalandstore.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=1


Some previous Big Bots from 3A (Large Martin, Armstrong (14.8" tall, $250), Bramble ($250), Dropcloth, Square):

(http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/2329/wwrbot.jpg) (http://img37.imageshack.us/i/wwrbot.jpg/)

Heavy Bramble (14" tall, rocket launcher about 21" long; $280)

(http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/6350/heavydeimos.jpg) (http://img263.imageshack.us/i/heavydeimos.jpg/)



Mongrol's a complex design but (apart from The Mess) is expected to come without extra weapons or accessories, so I think $250 is a reasonable guestimate at this point.

As soon as there's concrete info I'll post it here (and when there's a date I'll start a separate thread with all the details).  I'll add retail info (onesixthbruce.co.uk (http://onesixthbruce.co.uk) is a recommended UK 3A retailer) as well as all the Bambaland stuff as well...

 :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 09 November, 2010, 01:38:26 pm
Never mind that, K33F - where's the Trapper Hag figure?

Coming soon...weathered.

K33F, if it's not letting the cat out of the bag, have you seen any other works-in-progress..?

Tharg with new logo?
Rogue?
Hammerstein?
Ro-Jaws?
Alpha?
Judges?


Gok Wan, Gok Wan, Gok Wan... er.

 :o
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: James Stacey on 09 November, 2010, 01:40:15 pm

Gok Wan, Gok Wan, Gok Wan... er.

 :o


They are making a Leigh Gallagher model ?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Kev Levell on 09 November, 2010, 02:45:25 pm
I like it. I can't afford it, but I like it!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mike Carroll on 09 November, 2010, 04:03:55 pm
$250? That's not bad for a a solid-gold action figure.

It is solid gold, right? ;)

Much as I love Mongrol, I can't see myself spending that much on him!

-- Mike
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: chris_askham on 09 November, 2010, 04:09:47 pm
Not as enticing as I was expecting, which is good because it's out of my price range anyway. Really like the design of the head and body, but thought the arms might be a bit more substantial. I did like the Tharg though.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 09 November, 2010, 04:27:13 pm
Really like the design of the head and body, but thought the arms might be a bit more substantial.

Yeah, Mongrol's such a weed!  ;)

(http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/6292/mongrol.jpg) (http://img560.imageshack.us/i/mongrol.jpg/)   

(http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/5738/mongrol1.jpg) (http://img513.imageshack.us/i/mongrol1.jpg/)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steve Green on 09 November, 2010, 04:33:16 pm
Funny, the blurred photos seem to show off the proportions better.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 09 November, 2010, 04:35:46 pm
My eyes have gone funny ;)

Don't forget you can see him move about in this forgotten cartoon clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJOphc0BD3w (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJOphc0BD3w), looks close enough but who is correct on the amount of links in the chain :-*
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: chris_askham on 09 November, 2010, 04:38:18 pm
Funny, the blurred photos seem to show off the proportions better.

I agree, the blurred photo's seem to show a bulkier Mongrol. Maybe it's just the angle the newer photo is taken at? Dunno.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: James Stacey on 09 November, 2010, 04:58:51 pm

Don't forget you can see him move about in this forgotten cartoon clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJOphc0BD3w (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJOphc0BD3w), looks close enough but who is correct on the amount of links in the chain :-*

And he's the correct colour in the cartoon ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: johnnystress on 09 November, 2010, 08:35:20 pm
250 quid

for fucks sake

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 09 November, 2010, 08:37:19 pm
250 quid

for fucks sake

$$$$ Dollars $$$$  ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: vzzbux on 09 November, 2010, 09:05:33 pm
Mongrol is bound to have quite a bit of weather and rust, He is a mish mash of old and battered droids.





V
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 09 November, 2010, 10:16:35 pm
Mongrol is looking sweet!

And the delay of going on sale until January means I'll be able to bag one of these beauties!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 10 November, 2010, 03:46:51 am
Mongrol is bound to have quite a bit of weather and rust, He is a mish mash of old and battered droids.

I've often wondered at the 'mish mash' of droids as he has such a specific design for someone who is supposed to be a 'mish mash'. And after being rebuilt he looks the same as he did before he was destroyed. (I'm going by The Meknificent Seven here. It's possible that got retconned later. I started reading 2000 AD around the story Pineapples turned a cabbie into a big gun, so I might have missed an earlier story concerning Mongrol. I don't think so as Mongrol's war story came later.)

Then it occurred to me that maybe those parts came from other droids of the same model as him. (Much like when Hammerstein led a squad of similar looking Mark 3 war droids.) So he'd basically have limbs and other parts that would have looked like his original parts anyway.

Actually wasn't he made from a mixture of parts of others in his parachute squadron? Concerning rust, I forget how long the parts were left there, but I got the impression his girl friend turned up shortly after they were wrecked.

Anyhow, even if they don't remove the rust completely I do think he would look better if they toned it down. A little could look good, in fact.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 10 November, 2010, 06:21:51 am
Mongrol is bound to have quite a bit of weather and rust, He is a mish mash of old and battered droids.

I've often wondered at the 'mish mash' of droids as he has such a specific design for someone who is supposed to be a 'mish mash'. And after being rebuilt he looks the same as he did before he was destroyed. (I'm going by The Meknificent Seven here. It's possible that got retconned later. I started reading 2000 AD around the story Pineapples turned a cabbie into a big gun, so I might have missed an earlier story concerning Mongrol. I don't think so as Mongrol's war story came later.)

Then it occurred to me that maybe those parts came from other droids of the same model as him. (Much like when Hammerstein led a squad of similar looking Mark 3 war droids.) So he'd basically have limbs and other parts that would have looked like his original parts anyway.

Actually wasn't he made from a mixture of parts of others in his parachute squadron? Concerning rust, I forget how long the parts were left there, but I got the impression his girl friend turned up shortly after they were wrecked.

Anyhow, even if they don't remove the rust completely I do think he would look better if they toned it down. A little could look good, in fact.

I compiled a montage of a few panels to show the Mongrol origin to folks at the 3A board a while back, so here they are...


(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/5738/mongrol1.jpg)

(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/7933/mongrol2.jpg)

Lara and her aunt scavenged battlefields for *any* robot remains, I think, so Mongrol should be as his name suggests - a mix of parts from different robots... to me, at least!

 :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 10 November, 2010, 03:18:37 pm
...and a quick comparison shot I put up on the 3A board earlier:

(http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/1452/smush2.jpg) (http://img708.imageshack.us/i/smush2.jpg/)


I really want to see Mongrol in a variety of poses just to get a feel for the articulation and things like the size of the arms...  This shot doesn't do him full justice, I'm sure.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dunk! on 10 November, 2010, 03:28:17 pm
Ming, what's the usual turnaround at 3A from announcement to actual product?

This isn't a dig at 3A, but it seems to be quite a drawn-out process, which makes me wonder how long until we see anything else in the pipeline.

Dunk!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 10 November, 2010, 04:02:10 pm
Ming, what's the usual turnaround at 3A from announcement to actual product?

This isn't a dig at 3A, but it seems to be quite a drawn-out process, which makes me wonder how long until we see anything else in the pipeline.

Dunk!

You mean the time until items are in hand? From seeing pictures, or from the time of sale?

Either way, it's always a drawn-out process...  The process tends to go something like this (and this is not limited to 2000AD stuff, the same goes for Ash's own properties):

- stuff gets mentioned in passing
- time passes, maybe a few more mentions over a period of months or a year
- a classic 3A blurry shot emerges
- more time passes
- more vague info is released leading into a sale
- things only become firm and clear in the weeks immediately prior to the sale (maybe just a week or two before)
- sale happens
- time passes, more pics emerge (sales sometimes based without final product pictures; close enough but lacking decals, etc)
- usually a few months after the sale, stuff starts to ship

The time between SALE and ARRIVAL can vary hugely; some stuff gets made quicker than others depending on the complexity and size of the run.  3A are experimenting with ways to reduce the wait, with figures being in the pipeline at the time of sale to try and speed things up (Heavy Bramble went like this) but I'd be very surprised ever to get anything from 3A inside 3 months.

For 2000AD stuff it's no problem as far as I'm concerned - we've waited 30 years already!

It's worth bearing in mind that with the 2000AD line, Ash does not call all the shots; Rebellion are ultimately in the driving seat as far as I'm aware and there are (I think) contractual obligations not to release images of unfinished (or works-in-progress) figures. Not that Ash throws images around of stuff he's working on; things tend to get sat on until they're more or less ready.

I'd love this not to be the case, and to see how Rogue, Dredd, Alpha, Mean and the rest are shaping up, but I guess this isn't going to happen.

Stuff's on the way though, and hopefully once Mongrol comes out the line will gain some momentum...

Smush!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 10 November, 2010, 04:47:38 pm
Lara and her aunt scavenged battlefields for *any* robot remains, I think, so Mongrol should be as his name suggests - a mix of parts from different robots... to me, at least!

 :)

Thanks for posting. Yeah I've read that one (I got The Meknficent seven from the library a while back). I knew he was made from different robots. I just thought they might be the same type as him, considering (I thought) his before and after pictures looked similar.

However, looking at those panels again, I see that while there are similarities, there are a few differences too. Particularly the arms. I see more bits on the reconstructed version we know, when compared to the earlier 'Robotrooper' version. And I think the second pair of arms are quite a bit bigger. (Although not as big as they're sometimes drawn. I like the gorilla arms look).

That model is a pretty accurate take. I hope the mouth opens! ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 10 November, 2010, 05:27:12 pm
I've a feeling there'll be less of a wait to the next release after Mongrol-less development and design time needed for human type figs (probably). Likely to be a bit easier on the wallet too!

M

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 10 November, 2010, 06:06:41 pm
Yeah, Tharg aside, we're expecting the next figure released will be Rogue...

May not be a $80 figure as he'll come with accessories - including a talking hat! - but hopefully not much more pricey than that.

Will be interesting to find out, anyway!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dash Decent on 07 January, 2011, 03:20:29 pm
I notice there's a very recent (2nd January) blog post by Ashley Woods on the 3A site (at http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/) that says in passing that in 2011 "the 2000ad line will rapidly grow".

Speaking of which, isn't Mongrol scheduled for this month?

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 08 January, 2011, 01:32:30 pm
As far as we know, Mongrol is still scheduled for January... Hopefully there'll be news very soon.

One thing that might be of interest to anyone planning on picking up 3A 2000AD stuff (or non-2000AD stuff) is the upcoming 3AA drop.  This is an annual 3A Associates sale thing, where you pay $150 and in return get some goodies (this year it's a hoodie, a comic and a 1/12 scale figure all in a tasty box), 15% off all purchases at Bambaland, a 24 hour period to order for all regular releases (a pretty big deal in itself) and access to 3AA exclusives.

Check the 3A blog (http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/) for a handy countdown timer and a link (on the right hand side of the page) to Bambaland.

If there are any questions, I'll happily guide people through the process.

 :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 08 January, 2011, 01:58:11 pm
I forgot to mention that this year, 3AA will be available in a 24 hour sale - rather than the mad, manic dash that the last two years have seen (last year there was a 5 minute period)... Should be easy to get 3AA status if you want it, and as we should *hopefully* see quite a few 2000AD figures this year, it should pay for itself pretty quickly with the 15% discount (and remember there's free shipping on all Bambaland purchases).
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 08 January, 2011, 02:01:51 pm
Is there a Dredd on the schedule this year?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 08 January, 2011, 03:11:36 pm
Is there a Dredd on the schedule this year?

Probably.  Once things kick off with Mongrol I expect the line to gather speed...

Dredd's somewhere down the line, anyway...  As for what we know of the order of upcoming releases, in the middle of May, Ash said:

"rogue is after mongrol, then female and male judges, then mean, then alpha, more abc, then !"

However, stuff changes around all the time...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 12 January, 2011, 01:38:45 pm
Just a quick self-bump for this info in case anyone's interested...  3AA on sale for 24h from 1am GMT on Saturday (but check the countdown timer on the 3A blog, linked below, in case I got muddled).

 :)

One thing that might be of interest to anyone planning on picking up 3A 2000AD stuff (or non-2000AD stuff) is the upcoming 3AA drop.  This is an annual 3A Associates sale thing, where you pay $150 and in return get some goodies (this year it's a hoodie, a comic and a 1/12 scale figure all in a tasty box), 15% off all purchases at Bambaland, a 24 hour period to order for all regular releases (a pretty big deal in itself) and access to 3AA exclusives.

Check the 3A blog (http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/) for a handy countdown timer and a link (on the right hand side of the page) to Bambaland.

If there are any questions, I'll happily guide people through the process.

 :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: I, Cosh on 12 January, 2011, 11:52:37 pm
More to the point, when's issue 2 of Duostar Racers out?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: gurnard on 13 January, 2011, 12:26:40 pm
@the cosh: here here! Personally I have given up on this but still enjoy the first issue now and again.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 16 January, 2011, 11:39:17 pm
Micro-update:

Mongrol goes on sale in February, according to Ash.

Will be back with more info as and when.

 :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 17 January, 2011, 12:32:15 am
Micro-update:

Mongrol goes on sale in February, according to Ash.

Will be back with more info as and when.

 :)


Arsom and all that (Zar)jazz! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Bat King on 02 February, 2011, 02:30:12 pm
Seriously $250.00??  That is over £150.00.  Kinda expensive.

I wouldn't have bought many but might have treated myself to one or two.  Sadly out of my price range for an action figure.

Is there really a big market for them?  I know loads of people who are a fan of such and such film, or that TV series or the other book that might spend £150.00 on a rare signed copy of whatever it is - VHS, DVD, Book , Comic, etc.  But I don't know many that will spend more than £10 or £20 on a comic based on their favourite TV show or an action figure of their favourite book character, etc.

I'm sure they are great and I'll drool over one or two.  Also sure those that buy will enjoy.  I am just surprised there is a market big enough to make it viable.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Banners on 02 February, 2011, 02:36:23 pm
Quote from: Bat King
Is there really a big market for them?

They seem to sell out quickly enough. I was after the Popbot Kitty 10 Pack but I think their sale wasn't even announced and they all went weeks before I happened to check on them again.

It's an odd way of selling  but I guess it's all about the rarity adding to the perceived value. And whilst it's annoying, it seems to be working for them.

Anyway, I was keen on a Dredd (assuming I could get in during the mere nanoseconds he'll be on sale for), but the somewhat lukewarm reaction from CF to the Tharg model has put me off.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 02 February, 2011, 03:13:59 pm
Well, they're not mass produced, so there's not a big market in the same sense as that which mass produced toys can create, if that makes sense. They're all hand painted/finished so no two figures are truly exactly alike. Ming's put up plenty of info on how 3A do stuff, so I'll not repeat that, but they're a small company producing, in my opinion, extremely high quality figures. Definately beyond a lot of wallets though, unfortunately.

Anyway, I was keen on a Dredd (assuming I could get in during the mere nanoseconds he'll be on sale for), but the somewhat lukewarm reaction from CF to the Tharg model has put me off.

As far as how long a sale lasts, well, who knows? It does change. Some are, like you say, only available mere seconds or minutes, or appear as 'specials' at random or staggered times during a longer sale, but over the last while I've never had to be right there at 2 in the morning to pick up the stuff I wanted - I've ordered calmly and without fuss about 7-8 hours after the sale started. Now of course I have 24hrs on the majority of sales anyway, but I know things can sell out despite that and you have no real idea of knowing when a sale might actually end - although it's signposted on the relevant sale threads by Ash.

I personally think Tharg is fantastic. If I didn't I wouldn't have bought wholesale into the 3A thang. It is a shame that more people who might be interested have been put off by things that can be dealt with easily enough (IMO), but if you don't like the toys, there's not much else to say really.

But I can't fuckin wait for Mongrol!  :D

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Bat King on 02 February, 2011, 05:05:31 pm
Ah, I didn't realise that they sell in that way.  I was envisaging a figure in a hobby store behind the tills retailing at £150.00.

These are extreme limited edition buy em whil you can.  OK yeah they need to sell less but they need to sell at a higher price to make a profit that pays for the long hours of designing, prototypes and such sans the mass sales at lower prioces. 

So they need less customers.  They don't need cheapskates like me because there are collectors already.

Now the whole deal makes sense.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 02 February, 2011, 06:39:18 pm
These are extreme limited edition buy em whil you can.  OK yeah they need to sell less but they need to sell at a higher price to make a profit that pays for the long hours of designing, prototypes and such sans the mass sales at lower prioces.  

Considering the size of the figures, the price isn't actually abnormal. It does seem a lot to me, and it's certainly out of my price range, but I had a look at similar sized figures (and probably produced in larger numbers too, since you can see plenty at Future Plantet Int and such company sites) and that price is pretty normal. These are big action man sized jobs, and considering this is Mongrol, his dimensions will be decidedly larger, at least in width!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: blackmocco on 02 February, 2011, 09:47:22 pm
Alright, I fully accept I'm an idiot but I find the 3A site maddeningly confusing to navigate. Let's assume I'm a six year old child and I want to be able to be in with a chance to buy some of these guys when they're available. What in the name of Tau do I do...? Sorry. (I DID say I'm an idiot.)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 03 February, 2011, 10:58:43 am
There's all the info you need elsewhere on this thread! But here's the skinny again...

1.All sales are through Bambaland - you need to register an account. (http://www.bambalandstore.com/ (http://www.bambalandstore.com/)). All sales are in USD and include world wide shipping. Sale items are exclusive to the site.

2.Bamba only accepts paypal - you'll need an account!

3.Three A forum. You don't have to register to read the scuzzlebut an that, so go to the sub heading 'Showcase' where you'll find the 2000ad thread (usually near the top  :D). There's also a 'Daily 3a News' thread - this is a handy way to get the latest info on releases. (http://www.threeaonline.com/forum/ (http://www.threeaonline.com/forum/))

4. Three A prodcution Blog. Where fresh info on releases, teaser pics, final pics etc will be posted by Ashley Wood. It also has links to Bamba, the 3A forum and a countdown clock for the next release after the date has been confirmed. (http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/ (http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/))

5. Sales. These usually start at 9.00am Hong Kong time, currently 2am here! Recently, a lot of the 'drops' as they're known have lasted 24 hrs, but that's not a guarantee for all sales of course. Unless you're 3AA member  ;) The bottom line is, if you are not going to be able to live without a certain figure, get there early. AFAIK, it can be mental when Bamba gets hit hard with a bunch of fanboys, so be warned it might not go too smoothly! Like I said, I haven't had to be sat online at an ungodly hour for something I've wanted yet - I may make an exception for the rest of the 2000ad line, but they might, might be released at UK friendly times like the first Tharg was. I've based that on hope more than anything!

6. There are retailers who carry them - you pay a bit more than on Bamba, but you can just order up without the time bound aspect. However not all releases get a retailer version. The retailer variations thing is not likley  going to apply to the 2000ad line, but who knows? (UK seller - http://www.onesixthbruce.co.uk/ (http://www.onesixthbruce.co.uk/))

7.Weep uncontrollably as your wallet won't stay shut for 3A toys  :lol: I got Tharg in hand last July, then leapt straight in, I couldn't help it!

Hope that helps. The man/scanner that is Ming has posted much of this before now and in greater detail. I wouldn't have had a chance without his info dumps! I know there are plans to start figure specific threads when sale dates, prices etc are announced.

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 03 February, 2011, 01:44:20 pm
Yay for Mikey!  Said everything that needed to be said, really.  When there's a definite, firm, non-negotiable drop date for Mongrol I *will* start another thread for Mongrol, repeating all the necessary 3A and sales info that anyone interested will need (basically what Mikey just posted, but in a larger font).

As I've said before, I hope and partly expect Mongrol (and most other 2000AD figures) to be sitting around on Bambaland for longer than the average 3A figure.  As this is something of a niche line (although there are many rabid 3A fans who will buy anything and everything 3A), Ash may decide to opt for a longer sale to counter possible lower sales.  I'd get in early (or early-ish) just to be safe, though.  24 hours is possible, and maybe longer - but maybe a lot less.  Fingers crossed for at least a day or two, anyway.

Will post any more info here (unless finger-on-the-pulse Mikey beats me to it).

The ongoing Chinese New Year celebrations might delay news emerging, but from mid-February on I'm hoping for a big Mongrol reveal and sale info to follow soon after.  We'll maybe only get a couple of weeks notice before the sale, going on past experience, but who knows?

(and as for surprise, limited or spur-of-the-moment drops - they can be a nightmare but only if you're really desperate for something, and this isn't that likely to affect the 2000AD stuff.  Ash sometimes enjoys whipping his fans into a frenzy over surprises like the Popbot Kitty pack, but he's also amenable to putting stuff aside for people who miss out so he's not a total sadist).


Smush!

 :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Banners on 03 February, 2011, 04:02:28 pm
Quote from: ming
Ash sometimes enjoys whipping his fans into a frenzy over surprises like the Popbot Kitty pack, but he's also amenable to putting stuff aside for people who miss out so he's not a total sadist).

Are there still some popbot Kitty packs available then ie. at lower than eBay prices?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: blackmocco on 03 February, 2011, 05:30:52 pm
There's all the info you need elsewhere on this thread! But here's the skinny again...

1.All sales are through Bambaland - you need to register an account. (http://www.bambalandstore.com/ (http://www.bambalandstore.com/)). All sales are in USD and include world wide shipping. Sale items are exclusive to the site.

2.Bamba only accepts paypal - you'll need an account!

3.Three A forum. You don't have to register to read the scuzzlebut an that, so go to the sub heading 'Showcase' where you'll find the 2000ad thread (usually near the top  :D). There's also a 'Daily 3a News' thread - this is a handy way to get the latest info on releases. (http://www.threeaonline.com/forum/ (http://www.threeaonline.com/forum/))

4. Three A prodcution Blog. Where fresh info on releases, teaser pics, final pics etc will be posted by Ashley Wood. It also has links to Bamba, the 3A forum and a countdown clock for the next release after the date has been confirmed. (http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/ (http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/))

5. Sales. These usually start at 9.00am Hong Kong time, currently 2am here! Recently, a lot of the 'drops' as they're known have lasted 24 hrs, but that's not a guarantee for all sales of course. Unless you're 3AA member  ;) The bottom line is, if you are not going to be able to live without a certain figure, get there early. AFAIK, it can be mental when Bamba gets hit hard with a bunch of fanboys, so be warned it might not go too smoothly! Like I said, I haven't had to be sat online at an ungodly hour for something I've wanted yet - I may make an exception for the rest of the 2000ad line, but they might, might be released at UK friendly times like the first Tharg was. I've based that on hope more than anything!

6. There are retailers who carry them - you pay a bit more than on Bamba, but you can just order up without the time bound aspect. However not all releases get a retailer version. The retailer variations thing is not likley  going to apply to the 2000ad line, but who knows? (UK seller - http://www.onesixthbruce.co.uk/ (http://www.onesixthbruce.co.uk/))

7.Weep uncontrollably as your wallet won't stay shut for 3A toys  :lol: I got Tharg in hand last July, then leapt straight in, I couldn't help it!

Hope that helps. The man/scanner that is Ming has posted much of this before now and in greater detail. I wouldn't have had a chance without his info dumps! I know there are plans to start figure specific threads when sale dates, prices etc are announced.

M.

Cheers for the bullet points, Mikey and Ming! I just felt like I was drowning in information while wading through the last 40-odd pages.

Now I just wait... (and save!)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 03 February, 2011, 08:07:52 pm
Quote from: ming
Ash sometimes enjoys whipping his fans into a frenzy over surprises like the Popbot Kitty pack, but he's also amenable to putting stuff aside for people who miss out so he's not a total sadist).

Are there still some popbot Kitty packs available then ie. at lower than eBay prices?

Hah, probably not, unfortunately.  They just popped up and disappeared.  There's a teeny (tiny, microscopic) chance that some sets might still be lying around, I guess.  At the end of last year (I think, memory fuzzy) Ash had a clear-out sale of some old stuff that they found - this included much sought after figures that see stupidly high eBay prices - and sold them at the original retail prices.  A bit of a feeding frenzy for that little lot, as you can imagine.  If there's another similar sale at some point and some Kitty packs go up, I can let you know (but realistically the chances of success are slim-to-none).  Feel free to p.m. me if you want me to keep an eye open for reasonably priced single Kitties, though.  Might be a better bet than chasing via eBay.

A similar pack of Labradors appeared (on a whim) during another recent drop - Ash set me up with a set even though I missed out when they briefly appeared for sale, but mainly 'cos I wanted them for my boys, really.  Nice gesture!

(http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/7081/custard.png) (http://img834.imageshack.us/i/custard.png/)

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 21 February, 2011, 09:08:13 am
*ahem*

(http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/mongy1.jpg)

Ming'll be along shortly with a dedicated thread no doubt! No mention of a date yet, but I can almost smell the vinyl...

He's fuckin superb!

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: radiator on 21 February, 2011, 09:14:19 am
That is a lovely piece of work - McMahon-tastic!

Don't go in for toys or models or anything like that - especially not expensive ones like this - but that is a thing of beauty!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: TordelBack on 21 February, 2011, 09:14:56 am
LAAAAAAARAAAAAAA!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 21 February, 2011, 09:47:26 am
That is a lovely piece of work - McMahon-tastic!

Yeah, I love the way you can tell it's based on McMahon. Jeebus, this has made me happy!

It's still possible that he'll go on sale this month, so anyone interested, get ready!

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 21 February, 2011, 10:29:07 am
That's soooo cool. Just wanted to put the other image up to give an idea of scale:

(http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/upcoming1.jpg)

Yup, I'll be getting one of these.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 21 February, 2011, 10:36:46 am
Right people - that 'Tomorrow Queen' will be around 12" tall, the wee 'bot is around 6-7" just to give you an idea.

News just in from Ashley Wood -

"next week lads !

gonna try sumin new too, as the people more interested in this is probably different, im gonna try a different way of selling, more news soon

bamba will have a exclusive black mongrol ! its super cool !"

I'll repeat that: MONGROL IS ON SALE NEXT WEEK. No mention of price just yet, I'm sure it'll come very soon. The 'different' comment might mean sale times being UK/Euro friendly, but I'm just speculating. And black Mongrol? Could be interesting!

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 21 February, 2011, 11:48:56 am
Yeah, looking good.

I'll start a 3A Mongrol Sale thread as soon as I get word of a date and price.  I'll post all the pics I can find, plus info on how to navigate Bambaland and the need for a PayPal account (get this sorted asap if you don't already have one).  I'll also try and get info about a possible retail option if I can squeeze some news out of Ash.

Fingers crossed for a long sales window and confirmation that Mongrol will be available from retailers as well...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 21 February, 2011, 04:53:26 pm
Those pics are fantastic! I particularly like the real sense of mood and character you get just from the different poses, opening his mouth, etc.

I hope he's got somewhere to hook the other end of his chain though. It could be embarrassing charging forward yelling "MONGROL SMUSH!", only to have his head ripped off cos the other end got caught on a girder... (I'm just funning I'm no he's drawn that way.)

As I've said before, my personal preference would be less rust, but the detail really is wonderful. If I had a job with the required level of disposable income I'd surely be tempted.

Did a black Mongrol ever feature in the strip?*

*No criticism intended if he didn't. Just curious, like.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Buddy on 21 February, 2011, 05:19:59 pm
This is brilliant... pity its a bit too costly for me.

Loving the little jar of Mess on his shoulder.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 21 February, 2011, 06:15:10 pm
(I'm just funning I'm no he's drawn that way.)

Okay this should be "I'm just funning. I know he is drawn that way."

Intentionally inventing new words is one thing, but that was embarrassing.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 21 February, 2011, 10:11:27 pm
He's going down well with the 3a crowd-Spread the Word!

M
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 21 February, 2011, 10:16:09 pm
Brilliant! I want them both!

Hope the funds will stretch! :o
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 21 February, 2011, 10:17:09 pm
Funning and shunning.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 22 February, 2011, 06:06:36 am
Date announced: Feb 28th!

Countdown timer on the 3A production blog...

http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/ (http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/)

More soon...

 :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 22 February, 2011, 06:12:13 am
A little more... Proper thread later.

$250 (USD), including shipping worldwide.

Quote from Ash:

"well retailers will be offered at the same time as its offered online

and the standard Mongrol will stay in the store for as long as I can keep it there, more than 24 hours

2000ad toys will get a different treatment of sale.

also we will offere a THARG 2.0 , updated gloves and boots, featuring a new logo etc. this will offered to retailers only
"


Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Spaceghost on 22 February, 2011, 08:08:07 am
There's no way I can justify spending that much on a toy robot, no matter how sexy it is. And it IS very sexy.

Always thought Mongrol's head was yellow though. Was it originally red?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 22 February, 2011, 08:44:49 am
Yeah, it was Lee. You never know, there may be another yellow head version someday...

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Buddy on 22 February, 2011, 11:44:51 am
Tharg 2.0 to retailers only!


BOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Where can I get one?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 22 February, 2011, 12:04:57 pm
From a retailer!

There are a few around who carry 3A stuff - a UK based one I've used is OneSixthBruce -  http://www.onesixthbruce.co.uk/ (http://www.onesixthbruce.co.uk/). Contact them and tell 'em you want a Tharg 2.0! (although I reckon he'd be on them already...)

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: mogzilla on 22 February, 2011, 12:39:13 pm
fat boy dale isnt buying one no way man cos three a are sh*& but he might and then sell it! yeah! so there!!! ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 22 February, 2011, 12:39:43 pm
Yeah, Wai Man at One Sixth Bruce is great and should be the first port of call for UK 3A wares.  I've mentioned the 2000AD line to him before, so he'll be up for this.

If he does Mongrol as well (I'm sure he will) he has a handy layaway option on more expensive figures, so people will be able to pick up Mongrol and pay him off over time.

Mikey gave the link, so contact OSB and express an interest if you have one.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 22 February, 2011, 01:19:51 pm
Bah, on sale at 1am though? Gonna have to set my alarm and piss off the missus!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 22 February, 2011, 01:31:36 pm
Nah Pete - he's up for as long as possible at Bamba, see Ming's earlier post! Leisurely purchase option this time...

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 22 February, 2011, 01:43:03 pm
I daren't risk it Mikey, plus I really fancy trying to get a Black Mongrol! And, do you think I'd sleep knowing that my Mongrol is sitting there, waiting for me to buy him?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 22 February, 2011, 02:01:47 pm
Heh! I know what you mean Pete, it's like xmas!

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 22 February, 2011, 02:23:03 pm
Is Black Mongrol 3AA or just a Bambaland exclusive, Mikey?  I forget.  Pete, if it's the former and you want one, I'll get one for you (or are you 3AA?).  That 15% discount is going to be very welcome for Mongrol ($212.50 shipped)...

 :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Bolt-01 on 22 February, 2011, 02:24:40 pm
See, for an evil overlord- he's not a bad sort, that Ming...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 22 February, 2011, 02:48:58 pm
Black Mongrol is just Bamba exclusive, not 3AA IIRC...seems to be the popular choice among the non tooth 3A heads, undertandably I suppose.

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mudcrab on 22 February, 2011, 03:12:15 pm
So should he be up on the site yet? Checking there and not seeing anything at all. Like absolutely nothing at all, in any section. Just checking that's normal.

I wasn't going to bother after the first photo, then I saw the 2nd and 3rd ones. Just fantastic, although missing the gun inside his mouth  :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 22 February, 2011, 03:17:34 pm
He won't be appear on Bamba until the release time itself, the countdown clock is on the 3A production blog if you want to count the days, hours and minutes!

http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/ (http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/)

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mudcrab on 22 February, 2011, 03:26:07 pm
He he, I'll do that, cheers!  :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 22 February, 2011, 05:07:36 pm
I must admit Mongrol does look good and having looked at the other robot stuff on the site I can see the quality and build will be excellent as all the other robots look great, even if they are not my scene.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Fatboydale on 22 February, 2011, 05:15:48 pm
A scouser goes on Dragons Den & shows them an old shotgun & a bin bag ,Peter Jones says " what's your  idea ?" The Scouser say's " it's a simple concept Peter " , just put the money in the fooking bag ....!!!!!

Back in the day of the late 90's some bright spark decided to introduce Varient comics ,like Witchblade / Darkness , you could get 20 different issues of number 11 of Darkness holo ,holo plad ,shiney retailer's special ect some retailed at £2 -3 issue up to £100 each ... loads jump to the idea (a lot did'nt ) it killed the title's really , how could anybody have faith in a company that churned out money making fad's ... well there is a few completeists that will always be suckered into that ...

To set the record straight , i love 2000ad and anything to do with it ,comics ,magazines , toys book's ,figures & artwork ...ect . The Tharg figure was good not great , the Mongrol looks fooking great even at $250 , but to tell me that there is going to be different coloured one's Black ( orange or even pink for the ladies ) but we cannot buy them because they are for retail only ( which really means a price hike )  , that smell's like carrot and the donkey ...

A simple concept is what would have been nice , but 3A in their wisdom wish to treat their customers like fools ....

So as the great man Peter Jones would say " for that reason i'm out "

ps as a side note the Darkness rare comics that sold up to £100 each now currently sell for buttons on ebay ...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 22 February, 2011, 05:22:30 pm
I'm sure you'll be happy with your figure Dale.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Richmond Clements on 22 February, 2011, 05:28:15 pm
Thank fuck nobody is forcing you to buy thing thing, Dale.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Fatboydale on 22 February, 2011, 05:33:05 pm
Thank fuck nobody is forcing you to buy thing thing, Dale.

nice ... i put foward an articulate argument , and i get an insult . Or do you deem to judge it unworthy for a forum ..!!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Richmond Clements on 22 February, 2011, 05:40:17 pm
Thank fuck nobody is forcing you to buy thing thing, Dale.

nice ... i put foward an articulate argument , and i get an insult . Or do you deem to judge it unworthy for a forum ..!!

One man's articulate argument is another man's tired old winge. Perhaps if you posted something other than complaints about action figures then it wouldn't seem like all you ever do is complain about action figures?

Just a thought.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Fatboydale on 22 February, 2011, 05:47:25 pm
Thank fuck nobody is forcing you to buy thing thing, Dale.

nice ... i put foward an articulate argument , and i get an insult . Or do you deem to judge it unworthy for a forum ..!!

One man's articulate argument is another man's tired old winge. Perhaps if you posted something other than complaints about action figures then it wouldn't seem like all you ever do is complain about action figures?

Just a thought.

what i think and say is my concern , if my comment was out of order or offensive or untrue , i would be happy to apologies ... but i do not expect a senior mod to have a silly pop at me ..maybe i am not the only one who like to winge ..!!!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 22 February, 2011, 05:47:47 pm
He did say he loves 2000AD.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 22 February, 2011, 05:48:26 pm
Mongrol looks fooking great even at $250 , but to tell me that there is going to be different coloured one's Black ( orange or even pink for the ladies ) but we cannot buy them because they are for retail only ( which really means a price hike )  , that smell's like carrot and the donkey ...

A simple concept is what would have been nice , but 3A in their wisdom wish to treat their customers like fools ....

Just to clear up that point, Dale... The 'Black' Mongrol is just exclusive to the Bambaland sale, which means it (and the 'normal' version) comes at $250 including shipping.  The retail version will be the regular one, and obviously won't come with free shipping.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 22 February, 2011, 05:52:29 pm
He did say he loves 2000AD.

And the Scouse Dragon's Den joke made me laugh.

But yeah, in the past I've often bought comics for which there are variants. (Marvel seem to do that kinda thing quite a lot.) I just don't buy the variants. I'd treat a figure the same way. (I don't mean that in a 'have-a-go-tone.')

That retail 'pay a bit as you go' scheme mentioned earlier sounds like a good idea by the way. I wonder how much more it will turn out to be? They usually add a chunk of interest on top,if it follows a similar scheme to the Catalogue businesses (remember those? I think they still operate. My Mum used to get those in... Kays and the like. I notice electrical good stores still do that too.)

A viable alternative though for those who have to check the pennies.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 22 February, 2011, 06:19:51 pm
I don't understand why everyone is picking on Dale again. I agree with the 'BLACK' version, I have never seen it in the comic so am perplexed as to why Ash would make one.

My problem with the barrage of critiscism that Dale gets is this, he buys a lot of 2000AD stuff and the people who give him a bollocking don't. If you want to have a go at the man at least step into the arena and spend your money in the market place. There is no point saying he's wrong when he at least will buy the stuff and give the seller his money (or not in certain cases). I had a similar complaint about the second series of phonecards when the site selling the cards put the price up halfway through the series. I rang them up and told them to stuff the rest of the cards up their arse. See I was the person paying the money and therefore can have my say, the same goes for Dale. At least he puts his money where his mouth is.

Now before we all get hot under the collar, I know these items are well out of most peoples price ranges but even when the cheaper stuff has been sold years back that has failed to sell. I think that paints a picture of how well 2000AD stuff sells outside the comics. I am very glad that Ash has stepped up to the plate and put his money where his mouth is but equally the customer has a right to praise or complain about something he is going to spend his hard earned money on.

I have said in an earlier post that I think Mongrol looks good but I wouldn't buy a black one, as it doesn't register with me, not saying that I wouldn't buy a normal one! Also I am impressed that Ash has decided to allow some retailers to stock it, as this can only be a good thing.

I hope the 2000AD line keeps selling and I eagerly await the Judge line  :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 22 February, 2011, 06:32:32 pm
The chances are that the black Mongrol is just something Ash came up with to help boost sales among 3A collectors and people who like the look of the figure but don't have any background with 2000AD.  He already seems fairly popular with people who don't have a clue about the character, although Ash has said clearly that 'regular is the best one'.

Given the time and money that's gone into creating Mongrol (I mean, look at him), I can't blame Ah for trying to get a few extra sales and to help keep the line going.  The 'different' sales approach he hinted at may also help.

At least we're not looking at a really limited number, or a very short ordering window, and with a retailer option allowing people to pick up the regular Mongrol down the line, it looks like Ash is at least trying to meet demand.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Richmond Clements on 22 February, 2011, 06:33:11 pm
Quote
My problem with the barrage of critiscism that Dale gets is this, he buys a lot of 2000AD stuff and the people who give him a bollocking don't.

CF, you buy a shit load of stuff too, and you don't get any criticism. Why do you think that is? Could it be, perhaps, a difference in attitude displayed here on the boards?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 22 February, 2011, 07:06:20 pm
Damn, I try to exude an air of menace when I'm out and about. I suppose the wife is right, I'm a big softy at heart  :-[

#Ming any ideas on when Dredd and his fellow Judges are coming out, I presume in time for the films release? What I'm trying to say is Dates please!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: SmallBlueThing on 22 February, 2011, 07:10:53 pm
Yeah, sorry Richmond sir, but 'no ones forcing you to buy it' is no argument against someone moaning about the company's practices. But as cf says- a black mongrel? No thanks. For much the same reasons i dont want a yellow tharg, or a green dredd.
And, from my own point of view, anyone who pays £250 for an action figure is mental. Endearingly mental, but mental.
SBT
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 22 February, 2011, 07:19:07 pm
Yeah, sorry Richmond sir, but 'no ones forcing you to buy it' is no argument against someone moaning about the company's practices. But as cf says- a black mongrel? No thanks. For much the same reasons i dont want a yellow tharg, or a green dredd.
And, from my own point of view, anyone who pays £250 for an action figure is mental. Endearingly mental, but mental.
SBT

See above for my likey reasons for the black Mongrol... Aimed not at hardcore 2000AD fans, I'll bet.

And can you please get your head around the fact the price is in US Dollars, and includes shipping worldwide?  For a big box weighing several kilos, that's a pretty big deal.

Yours mentally, etc., etc.

 :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: SmallBlueThing on 22 February, 2011, 07:34:48 pm
Ive 'got my head around it', and it's still $250 for an action figure, big box or not!

There is a recession, you know. ;-)

SBT
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 22 February, 2011, 07:51:25 pm
As Ming said the black variant is likely to appeal to the 3a crowd-many other releases get the same treatment so it suits some collectors shelves.

I can't fuckin wait!

M
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 22 February, 2011, 07:53:30 pm
#Ming any ideas on when Dredd and his fellow Judges are coming out, I presume in time for the films release? What I'm trying to say is Dates please![/color]

No idea, I'm afraid.  2011?  Given the long wait and the short notice for Mongrol, it's clear that 3A don't give out too much information ahead of time.  In this case, some of that is probably due to the nature of the licence from Rebellion, though.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: vzzbux on 22 February, 2011, 07:56:24 pm
I would love to indulge as this is a beautiful piece but my Star Wars collection and all the variants that my addiction throws up keeps my pocket pretty sparse.
£8 for these figures is pretty steep but when one of the retailers drop the price under £6 I tend to clear the shelves.




V
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Teivion on 22 February, 2011, 08:22:03 pm
My Grandad used to say :

'There aren't any pockets in Shrouds'

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steve Green on 22 February, 2011, 08:58:28 pm
Only in the limited edition ones, in black :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Richmond Clements on 22 February, 2011, 09:41:43 pm
Ive 'got my head around it', and it's still $250 for an action figure, big box or not!

There is a recession, you know. ;-)

SBT

Oh I agree with you there- it's fucking crazy money, and not something I'm going to buy- and probably wouldn't even if I had that much spare cash. That'd been enough to get us a couple of nights in a nice hotel for god sake!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 22 February, 2011, 09:46:52 pm
From Richmonds last post I gather that he wants to spend a couple of nights in a nice hotel with SBT, or am I reading that wrong  ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Richmond Clements on 22 February, 2011, 09:49:42 pm
From Richmonds last post I gather that he wants to spend a couple of nights in a nice hotel with SBT, or am I reading that wrong  ;)

Let's just see how this pans out before I answer...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 22 February, 2011, 09:50:18 pm
My Grandad used to say :

'There aren't any pockets in Shrouds'




My Grandfather replied:

'You can't eat a Mongrol'

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Richmond Clements on 22 February, 2011, 09:51:47 pm
My Grandad used to say :

'There aren't any pockets in Shrouds'




My Grandfather replied:

'You can't eat a Mongrol'



Your grandfather has obviously never been to Thailand.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 22 February, 2011, 09:52:16 pm


I'll probably hold and fork out for a Dredd figure, if it pleases.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: SmallBlueThing on 23 February, 2011, 08:29:50 am
From Richmonds last post I gather that he wants to spend a couple of nights in a nice hotel with SBT, or am I reading that wrong  ;)

Let's just see how this pans out before I answer...

I was just about to type the very same thing!  :)

That's very nice of you, Mr Clements, and I'm flattered, but I fear our beards may become entwined, like velcro!

But I'll keep it in mind. Winky winky.

SBT
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 23 February, 2011, 10:14:13 am
(http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/mongrolnew.jpg)

From the 3A production blog (http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/ (http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/)).
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 23 February, 2011, 10:31:43 am
One of seven... you know, the real question we should be asking is; who are the other six going to be?

Classic, Nemesis-era, Khronicles, Flint-era or Volgan War line-up?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 23 February, 2011, 10:40:19 am
It can only be:


Hammerstein


Deadlock


Joe Pineapples


Blackblood


Mongrol & the Mess


Mek-Quake


Ro-Jaws
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 23 February, 2011, 10:42:10 am
One of seven... you know, the real question we should be asking is; who are the other six going to be?

Classic, Nemesis-era, Khronicles, Flint-era or Volgan War line-up?

I'd bet on classic McMahon era.  Happy's the least interesting of the bunch but would still be pretty cool.  The original look of Joe Pineapples is a bit on the geeky side, so we might get a take that slides towards the Bisley Beefcake Joe, but who knows?

Me, I wants me Blackblood.  Hssss....
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 23 February, 2011, 10:48:53 am
I'd bet on classic McMahon era.

But that means no Mek-Quake!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Jim_Campbell on 23 February, 2011, 10:49:28 am
I'd take a Happy Shrapnel over a Mek-Quake any day of the week!

Cheers

Jim
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 23 February, 2011, 10:50:00 am
You're dead to me, Jim.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 23 February, 2011, 10:50:46 am
Yeah I was just gonna say, I hate the original Joe as compared to the Bisley and Walker version. He doesn't look cool, he looks like a strict school mistress...

(http://www.2000ad.org/covers/2000ad/hires/130.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 23 February, 2011, 10:54:05 am
I'd bet on classic McMahon era.

But that means no Mek-Quake!

Mek Quake in either killdozer or wardroid body would be amazing but maybe just too big in 1/6 scale.

Doesn't mean it won't happen; if Ash wants it (and he will) and thinks there would be enough takers (maybe) then it'll see the light of day.

Ro-Jaws is on the cards, as far as I know.

(and Joes list above contains the Meknificent Eight - The Mess does count, doesn't he?)

Yeah I was just gonna say, I hate the original Joe as compared to the Bisley and Walker version. He doesn't look cool, he looks like a strict school mistress...


Hah!  Geeky four-eyes Joe has a certain cool about him (N&V, A1, etc.), but isn't a patch on the Bisley cool assassin take.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 23 February, 2011, 10:58:41 am
Mek Quake in either killdozer or wardroid body would be amazing but maybe just too big in 1/6 scale.

Doesn't mean it won't happen; if Ash wants it (and he will) and thinks there would be enough takers (maybe) then it'll see the light of day.

Killdozer, please. Big enough so that most of the others can ride around in the back.

VROOM! VROOM! BIG JOBS!

Well, a guy can dream.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 23 February, 2011, 11:33:19 am
If'n 3A were mental enough to make a Kill-Dozer Mek Quake for 1/6 scale, I could fit in the back! Mongrol is 30cmx30cm...the other 'bots would be a bit thinner, but still!

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 23 February, 2011, 12:01:59 pm
I know she'll never be made but I adored Morrigun, particularly her first two episodes - the bar one where she was a hard as nails waitress and the one where she was the sexy Eco-assassin. It was a real shame when they killed her off as she could gave been a great character and added a fun dynamic to the group i.e. there could have been some great robotic sexual tension going on with her and some of the others.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 23 February, 2011, 12:13:07 pm
there could have been some great robotic sexual tension going on with her and some of the others.

"Have you had some extra hydraulics fitted or are you just pleased to see me?"

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 23 February, 2011, 12:45:57 pm
Morrigun: "Who has been in my spare body container AGAIN?"

The Rest: *blush*
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mudcrab on 23 February, 2011, 01:19:59 pm
I'd wondered the same (who the 7 are, not who's been in Morrigun's sare body).

Obviously 5 of them are a given (Hammerstein, Joe, Mongrol, Deadlock & Blackblood), it's the last 2 that are up for grabs. Going by the 3A style I reckon Happy would look great.

So technically, Mongrol and the Mess are 1 and 2 of 7 but as said above, I can't see that counting. Maybe a proper original Steelhorn? Complete with white feather?  :D

Trouble is, Ro-Jaws, Mek-Quake (dozer), Morrigun and even Zippo would all look great. Oooh, how about a working Zippo?  :P I believe someone's already proposed a 6 foot George  :lol:
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 23 February, 2011, 01:50:58 pm
If'n 3A were mental enough to make a Kill-Dozer Mek Quake for 1/6 scale, I could fit in the back!

That just makes me want it MORE!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 23 February, 2011, 02:01:49 pm

So technically, Mongrol and the Mess are 1 and 2 of 7 but as said above, I can't see that counting. Maybe a proper original Steelhorn? Complete with white feather?  :D

the ad says 1 of seven but also says the series is 1 of 6 products so i'd guess the McMahon cover line-up is dead on the money.


SO.. just who has 3AA's 15% discount then?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 23 February, 2011, 02:08:28 pm
Me!  :D

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 23 February, 2011, 02:44:48 pm
the ad says 1 of seven but also says the series is 1 of 6 products so i'd guess the McMahon cover line-up is dead on the money.


No, the "1/6th" is the scale size of the figure not how many are in the series. There a seven separate figures. The Mess & Mongrol are considered as one.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 23 February, 2011, 02:54:34 pm
ah.

there ya go. Shows up last time I bought a toy they had just released Return of the Jedi for the first time.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: vzzbux on 23 February, 2011, 09:43:43 pm
1/6 scale is you Action Man size.







V
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: O Lucky Stevie! on 24 February, 2011, 02:09:56 am
Stevie generally doesn't do toys, & his bank balance is going to insist he sleep on the couch for saying this but oh boy that Mongrol sure is mighty McMahon-gasmic.

Ro-Jaws is on the cards, as far as I know.

Sweet Jovus, Stevie's favourite 2000ad character EVAH.

Don't do this me Ash!

Killdozer, please. Big enough so that most of the others can ride around in the back.

VROOM! VROOM! BIG JOBS!

Well, a guy can dream.

Uh uh.

Nemesis Book 3 Seige Engine body if you please Dark Jimbo.




Really gonna have to block this thread.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 24 February, 2011, 08:13:39 am
Ro-Jaws is on the cards, as far as I know.

Sweet Jovus, Stevie's favourite 2000ad character EVAH.

Don't do this me Ash!

Confirmation from Ash today about Ro-Jaws...

"I thought so, so yea, you are getting steelhorn , just in MESS form, which is you ask me is cooler

Ro fits in, coz I say so. plus you cant play RO-BUSTERS without Hammerstein and Ro Jaws !
"
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: willthemightyW on 25 February, 2011, 03:35:53 pm
Mongrol looks great, shame I wont be gettting it, maybe the next one.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 26 February, 2011, 10:40:12 am
Black Hole version...

Not one for me, and probably not aimed at people with a 2000AD background, but understandable if this was to boost overall sales on what must have been an expensive figure to develop.  He certainly seems popular among the general 3A community.

(http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/blackhole.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 26 February, 2011, 11:18:47 am
Should be called the Commando Forces edition.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: I, Cosh on 26 February, 2011, 11:20:12 am
Confirmation from Ash today about Ro-Jaws...
"I thought so, so yea, you are getting steelhorn , just in MESS form, which is you ask me is cooler

Ro fits in, coz I say so. plus you cant play RO-BUSTERS without Hammerstein and Ro Jaws !"
I wonder what version of Hammerstein they'll do. Interchangeable heads!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 26 February, 2011, 11:33:10 am
Stop it Joe!
I'm never in bed at 01:00 so I wonder if I will be near a computer at that time......
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 26 February, 2011, 11:46:06 am
Reckon I'm going to gamble here and get the black one tomorrow night (I genuinely like it) then wait for the normal version to come on ebay cheapish somewhere down the line. I coulda done that with Tharg as I've seen him on eBay for what I paid for him and at times, less.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Richmond Clements on 26 February, 2011, 12:02:28 pm
The black one looks, forgive me, mek-nificent.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dash Decent on 27 February, 2011, 12:18:45 pm
I take it the "One of Seven" on the poster means 3A intend to bring us all the warriors?

I wonder if their Dredd figure release will be timed to coincide with the movie, or if another company has the action figure franchise.  Perhaps Rebellion will have arranged it both ways - 3A does the action figure based on 2000AD and someone else produces the action figure based on the movie.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 28 February, 2011, 09:40:10 am
Yup - all the Warriors are slated for release. They're all getting the 'Black Hole' treatment too...

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dash Decent on 01 March, 2011, 09:54:38 am
That's going to be a very expensive set to complete!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Ignatzmonster on 02 March, 2011, 01:22:56 am
That shit is too fucking expensive!






So when does Mek-Quake come out? ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dash Decent on 02 March, 2011, 11:58:29 am
(http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/blackhole.jpg)

Should they be using the updated logo now?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: James Stacey on 02 March, 2011, 04:27:51 pm
Probably, but even the official site isn't using the new one yet.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: mogzilla on 10 March, 2011, 09:04:19 pm
for anyone who has money to burn ;) with a discount!

http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=63799
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 10 March, 2011, 09:22:24 pm
As Robin would say "Holy Moley!" It's gone up! Or they forgot to convert from US dollars to pounds.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 10 March, 2011, 09:28:04 pm
I'm bettin' Fat-boy-dale has bought one or two from FP.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 10 March, 2011, 09:45:25 pm
for anyone who has money to burn ;) with a discount!

http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=63799

That's just plain shitty.

Compare and contrast with the retailer I recommended (One Sixth Bruce)...

http://www.onesixthbruce.co.uk/threea---2000ad---abc-warriors---mongrol-558-p.asp

And note that there is also a layaway option with OSB.

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 11 March, 2011, 01:30:19 pm
Holy Fightin JC! That's actually twice what I paid!

The lesson is clear - if you can, buy from Bamba or sensible vinyl heads...

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: breakersrevenge on 17 March, 2011, 12:35:13 pm
Thanks Ming for all your support for OSB  ;)

Any Q please feel free to ask me!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 17 March, 2011, 02:25:49 pm
Any Q please feel free to ask me!

What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Teivion on 17 March, 2011, 02:34:53 pm
Male or female?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 17 March, 2011, 02:38:12 pm
Male!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Large48 on 17 March, 2011, 05:04:51 pm
Common or Lesser Spotted?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: uncle fester on 17 March, 2011, 05:08:28 pm
African or European?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: breakersrevenge on 17 March, 2011, 09:14:54 pm
Swallow? Frikkin Fast!! :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 17 August, 2011, 10:08:17 am
Pete's dug up some GREAT news about the 3A 2000AD line, but I'll leave it to him to spread the word, as it were...

 :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 17 August, 2011, 11:19:00 am
Sod that, you can do it  ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 17 August, 2011, 11:24:30 am
Yeah, it's looking like we're getting Hammerstein AND Ro-Jaws this year but....


He's bringing out a line of 1/12 scale 2000AD figures! Wahoo! Well made, Star Wars figure sized toothy figures! He also mentioned Dredd on his Lawmaster. Colour me VERY excited!!!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: SmallBlueThing on 17 August, 2011, 11:35:46 am
That's brilliant! Here's hoping they're less than £50 each!

SBT
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: James Stacey on 17 August, 2011, 11:44:24 am
Sounds great. Lets hope they aren't limited (to an unspecified amount) editions
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 17 August, 2011, 11:50:47 am
Other 1/12 figures have been popping up for a while, so to give some idea of possible cost:

Some WWRp sets (pics and prices, follow the link):
http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/?p=1443

1/12 Noir de Plume was $40 plus shipping:
http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/?p=916

Any more info pops up, I'll let you know (or Pete will; he has his finger on the pulse these days).

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: James Stacey on 17 August, 2011, 12:00:40 pm
so about £25 at current exchange rates. Seems like a lot but I guess with crappy SW figs costing a tenner these days it's not that bad for the level of quality. Certainly I'd have more chance of getting them than the big boys.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Bolt-01 on 17 August, 2011, 12:58:39 pm
Ooh, that sounds awesome!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 17 August, 2011, 01:34:07 pm
Pete! When you say 'this' year, what does that mean :lol:
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Fatboydale on 17 August, 2011, 01:49:03 pm
Trying very hard not to sound like a spoil sport ...

Its great news about the propect of new well made 2000ad figures , and i would buy every thing that would be offered ....but going on the delays and non reassuring way A3 have been , it really puts me off ..

I confess my good wife bought me a Hammerstein as i said i would not .... she asked the other day if i got it yet ....its only 3 months late ....and counting .

So as CF says which year will they be up for sale ???
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 17 August, 2011, 03:14:22 pm
Fatboydale

I don't get what your problem is with Mongrol. I've never bought from 3A before but damm right I did for Mongrol. Now its clear when anyone buys from them they have a 'its done when its done' policy and as a small outfit the amount of info, updates and intel they give is pretty good - not a day goes by when their blog isn't updated and in addition they clearly encourage maximum interaction. What more info could they have given for Mongrol? I guess they could have said 'on sale feb, delivered Dec' and that would have been definite enough for you? They said 'on sale feb, hope to ship July' then there was a 'might come earlier' and then a 'not until August'. Fair enough. Thats hardly either too little or misleading info given they are upfront about 'its done when its done'.

Compare that to a traditional company who shit inferior stuff onto shop shelves after one PR flyer and thats it. This is a superior quality item (jebus just LOOK at the videos.. damm) and they can only afford to do it on limited runs. Maybe if hasbro did it they could afford 10,000 units of stock. 3A clearly cant.

If you were sooooo uber-keen to get your hands on mongrol I'd understand but then you'd also be more forgiving and understanding of their approach. However you have such a mood on it must detract from the whole business, which is pretty odd when you're paying over 100 quid an item. I'd like to think you were at least happy about your whole purchase. I mean you've still actually bought one regardless of using the wife as a loop-hole.

Frankly if 3A said 'ah feck, there is a problem and Mongrol dosn't ship till September' I'd be a bit 'boo' about it but not bummed, I'm still just over-joyed looking forward to its arrival and knowing that it will be up to their astounding presentation standards.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: TordelBack on 17 August, 2011, 04:29:27 pm
Well said BPP.  As someone who could find the dosh for neither Tharg nor Mongrol I very nearly wept when I saw the recent booth pictures of the big guy.  The variability of the deal was clear from the outset, and sweet jeebus the product looks INCREDIBLE, quite possibly the single greatest piece of 2000AD merchandise ever (and I include the mighty Termight Replicas in this, which I never thought I'd do).  If I had one on the way I'd be too busy hopping up and down with glee to complain about shipping delays.   
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 17 August, 2011, 06:30:51 pm
Come on guys, I don't see Dale having a go as such at 3A this time, he just mentioned delays and how long we have to wait for the items. I'm in that camp as well. We've all seen the items on the SDCC clips and I for one think it strange that the items are shown there and we are still waiting! They could have said at that convention something along the lines of 'and we can guarantee that all people who have ordered the Mongrols will have them by the end of .....'

Being forgiving is good but as I said in my wee post which year. I want this stuff as much as the next person (even though I was disappointed with Tharg). It's taken this long to get Mongrol, sorry nearly get Mongrol, so I can't see us getting Hammerstein and Ro-Jaws before Christmas. Will this be being able to order them this year but they will arrive next year. I like to know things like that as I'm sure many on here like to know such things as well. Just look at the mild irritation with the frequency of Clint and the arrival/non arrival of Strip. I suppose everyone would be happy if as the Dredd premier got near they didn't have one and said only when pushed 'oh sorry it'll be at the flicks sometime soon, don't worry, you'll see it eventually!'

All we are saying is if the release date is going to slip then inform the punters about it immediately. In the day of the web it only takes a few strokes on the keyboard to do such a thing. Is that too much to ask for, really!

Remember this is not a rant but pointing some facts out to 3A about the delivery dates of such items!

P.S. Well done 3A on the smaller figures, as this means many more 2000AD fans can become infected with the collecting bug  ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Fatboydale on 17 August, 2011, 07:22:54 pm
@ BPP

If you don't like my post that is irrelevent , i'm making the point that as a buyer ( once removed ) that im becoming some what unhappy with the delay ... and for a company to offer new goods out , when they have not provided my original goods , is rubbish , and does not fill me with the excitement it should ...

If i ran a company on the basis , you get your goods when ever i feel like it .. i would go bust quite quickly ...

Now to make it 100% clear ,Not once have i knocked the product ....Mongrol looks great and i look forward to getting it ....but sooner would be better .

@ Tordelback , when you start to dip your grubby little hand in your pocket for 3A merchandise , then you will have the right to knock others , otherwise your just trolling ... but you know this pal .
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 17 August, 2011, 08:37:45 pm
Tordelback, a Troll...?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 17 August, 2011, 08:50:46 pm
there's no argument here fellas just opinions.

I avoid the Dredd movie forum for a myriad of reasons but surely they did just stick Dredd to the end 2012 after expectation it was early 2012 or even end 2011? Nobody seems to want to tell them off for that or suggest they are going out of business. As I can recall about 3A they said 'hopefully July' then 'maybe earlier' then 'looks like august' and now 'shipping end august'. Given that they never named a date i can't see whats to get narky at them about. And 3A's business plan clearly works for them as well: they're still in business and people are still buying from them and the majority of the purchasers don't seem to have issue with whats going on. They seem to go to inordinate lengths to keep people happy - as the fxxk up with 3AA that occurred recently shows. 

As for Mongrol at ComicCon - it's pure supposition but I'd imagine they got these from their factories as advances because they knew they would be a hit? I doubt they've x100 sitting around and are just waiting till they can be arsed to send them. Like I said that's supposition, but so is 'if they had these in San Diego then they can have them shipped yesterday'.

CF - just because Pete has heard that 2 more figures are expected that hardly makes it 'announcing new product before delivering existing orders' - certainly don't see any mention of their official blog pages, not even a teaser. Surely you can't be critical that they have considered what ABC Warriors are next and this has leaked out via an informal source? Whats the alternative - no planning till Mongrol is shipped? No fan-interaction that might reveal any product plans? That all seems a bit OTT. 

All this is just fretting where theres no cause. I paid my money and I don't see any reason to give 3A anything but mad love. Much like I have for you two adorable grumblies...

(*tickles Fatboy and CF under the chin*)

Now much more of a concern - which fecking Hammerstein head are they going to do (my vote is for Talbot 'bot).
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: vzzbux on 17 August, 2011, 09:05:56 pm
Interchangerble heads for Hammerstein.

No way is Tord a Troll. Just because you haven't purchased anything from 3A doesn't mean you can't have an opinion. Thats like saying You haven't seen the new dredd movie so you have no right to comment. You may have the sponds to buy them it doesn't mean you can look down on those who are threadbare.I for one would love to own either of the two but cant justify spending that on a toy that won't be played with (I know I have a huge collection of Lucas filth but that is being played with by my brood and you don't spend 100 notes for one item (unless it is a lage ship)).




V
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steven Sterlacchini on 17 August, 2011, 09:12:35 pm
Do ThreeA keep their buyers up to date on delays?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 17 August, 2011, 09:25:59 pm
They don't put out an official shipping date at purchase.
At the start of each month they list what is shipping at that that month.
 Everything else is informal via either Ashley Wood's blog / twitter or their forums/ conventions. No different than buying a sub to 2000AD on the basis that Ichabod Azrael is coming in 2011.

3A's official promo for Mongrol can be seen archived here: http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/?m=201102 (http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/?m=201102)  and the only mention of it since was the 'shipping late August' that went up at the start of this month here: http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/?p=1679 (http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/?p=1679)

Everything else is ideal speculation of the fans, estimates based on past delivery dates, dribs and drabs of comment here and there from Ashley Woods (who must get sick of people asking him when) etc.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steven Sterlacchini on 17 August, 2011, 09:38:21 pm
They don't put out an official shipping date at purchase.
At the start of each month they list what is shipping at that that month.
 Everything else is informal via either Ashley Wood's blog / twitter or their forums/ conventions. No different than buying a sub to 2000AD on the basis that Ichabod Azrael is coming in 2011.

3A's official promo for Mongrol can be seen archived here: http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/?m=201102 (http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/?m=201102)  and the only mention of it since was the 'shipping late August' that went up at the start of this month here: http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/?p=1679 (http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/?p=1679)

Everything else is ideal speculation of the fans, estimates based on past delivery dates, dribs and drabs of comment here and there from Ashley Woods (who must get sick of people asking him when) etc.

Sorry, I don't understand the comparison with a subscription at all and I don't see any problem with people complaining about goods they've already paid for being delayed.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 17 August, 2011, 09:45:52 pm
Just as an example of how 3A try to do things, I'll mention two recent events:

(1) A recent release (Adventure Kartel Zombie 2.0) had paintjobs that Ash felt were sub-par; the main problem was just one of four colourways, but Ash decided to replace ALL orders.  Everyone who'd bought ANY of these figures was promised a replacement, free of charge - plus they get to keep the original ones.

(2) The 3A membership thingy for 2011 was pretty late in shipping, and US customers encountered a screw-up due to the company doing the shipping Stateside.  Packages were meant to go to specific addresses (individual membership cards, hoodies ordered to size) but were going out randomly.  Again, 3A just promised to send out additional correct membership cards and hoodies.

No company's perfect, but 3A do go above and beyond more than most, I think.

The 2000AD stuff is slow in coming, and I've been bugging Ash for news for months; I'd still rather have these figures as and when they appear though.  The 1/12 news is a nice surprise and will hopefully open this stuff up to a lot of people not able (or willing) to go for the 1/12 stuff.

TB - as soon as we get word that we'll have a 1/12 Mongrol, yours is on me!  :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 17 August, 2011, 09:57:26 pm
Minty - its real simple, you pay up front and at some point in the year the strip you want appears. Tharg said IA would appear sometime this year but as we all know little about scheduling comes out till very near the time of publication. 

As for 'delays' - the point is there hasn't been any - they don't say when the goods will appear and only give unofficial estimates through unofficial channels (much like 'forthcoming thrills' rumours of 'Dom told me he's drawing a second IA). First date you can nail them to is the 'shipping august' and that's not been delayed. 
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: TordelBack on 17 August, 2011, 10:03:34 pm
Tordelback, a Troll...?

Well, me knob is rock-hard. 

In fairness it was a pretty trollish post, but FBD's relentless negativity on the subject of 3A gets my goat (geddit).

Oh and Ming, that there constitutes a written contract.   :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 17 August, 2011, 10:05:23 pm
TB - as soon as we get word that we'll have a 1/12 Mongrol, yours is on me!  :)

It'd be great if they did a Mongrol that size! Actually I suppose somewhere in between, (i.e. the 6" type like the Marvel and ReAction figures) would be preferable, but I think that would be still out of my price range if star wars size is around $40! With a bit of saving a 1/12 would likely be just about doable. (Possibly more than doable if I pass the job interview tomorrow.)Assuming it's around the $40 of the others... still a bit pricey for such a small figure but if it's of a quality near the big-un*, fair enough. Of course Mongrol would still be around twice the width of a standard figure which could push things up but.... well, it'll be interesting to see what they come up with.

*Although realistically I wouldn't expect it to have all the same articulation and detail. That's part of the point of the big figures.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steven Sterlacchini on 17 August, 2011, 10:09:26 pm
Minty - its real simple, you pay up front and at some point in the year the strip you want appears. Tharg said IA would appear sometime this year but as we all know little about scheduling comes out till very near the time of publication. 

As for 'delays' - the point is there hasn't been any - they don't say when the goods will appear and only give unofficial estimates through unofficial channels (much like 'forthcoming thrills' rumours of 'Dom told me he's drawing a second IA). First date you can nail them to is the 'shipping august' and that's not been delayed. 

Sorry, I've never bought an entire subscription to a comic based on the notion that a strip I want might appear at some time? If I subscribe, it's because I want to read it every week, otherwise I would simply buy it weekly. I don't know anyone who would buy a subscription to anything based on that? That's why I don't understand the comparison.

Regards delivery. So, when people bought the figures they were never given any idea when they might get them? I'm not making a judgement, just trying to understand the facts.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 17 August, 2011, 10:32:24 pm
Minty - nope no date was ever stated - 3A seems to have stuff for order every other week (they run several lines) and it never has a shipping date. Like I said above at the start of each month they set out what is going to ship that month. So Mongrol had a few promo shots, a sale date and then no news until the post at the start of this month saying 'shipping 2nd half August'. That's the first thing that could be considered a shipping date or a commitment as to when it would be delivered.

As for the subs analogy - its simply that, no need to verify it against YOUR experience or expectations for a subscription as everyone is different. If Button Man V was announced to be appearing in CLINT in 2012 I'd probably cough up a sub to cover it even tho i can't stand the writing in the rest of the thing. You can tell me 100 other ways to make sure I get the Button Man issues but none of them may suit me. Much like people who don't want to pay upfront for Mongrol can go buy it off Forbidden Planet once its released. Or Ebay etc..Anyway if you don't like the analogy don't let it bother you - point is 3A for all their products work on a 'its done when its done' basis. They didn't say it would be out in June or July. The only thing they have said is August.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 17 August, 2011, 10:34:48 pm
Tordelback, a Troll...?

Well, me knob is rock-hard. 

Stay away from those Hobbits!


Dirtbird.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: vzzbux on 17 August, 2011, 11:04:43 pm

It'd be great if they did a Mongrol that size! Actually I suppose somewhere in between, (i.e. the 6" type like the Marvel and ReAction figures) would be preferable, but I think that would be still out of my price range if star wars size is around $40! With a bit of saving a 1/12 would likely be just about doable. (Possibly more than doable if I pass the job interview tomorrow.)Assuming it's around the $40 of the others... still a bit pricey for such a small figure but if it's of a quality near the big-un*, fair enough. Of course Mongrol would still be around twice the width of a standard figure which could push things up but.... well, it'll be interesting to see what they come up with.

*Although realistically I wouldn't expect it to have all the same articulation and detail. That's part of the point of the big figures.
The Ephant Mon hasbro figure was a huge size compared to the rest but that was still the same price so here's hoping on the Mongrel being the same price.

(http://toys4ever.ombrerouge.com/images/starwarsmodern/2002_saga_cw/sw2002_45_ephantmon.jpg)


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Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 18 August, 2011, 05:15:31 am
*Although realistically I wouldn't expect it to have all the same articulation and detail. That's part of the point of the big figures.

I'd expect Mongrol to have pretty much exactly the same level of articulation as the Big Boy.  3A have shown they can scale articulation and paint details really, really well.  Google for some comparison pics of WWR vs WWRp Armstrongs, for example.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4056/4221622445_eaa171bc28_o.jpg)

Might be a long time coming, but hopefully we'll start seeing these early next year (complete guess, but at least plans are underway, and 3A is going through a lot of changes right now - hopefully mostly good ones).


Oh and Ming, that there constitutes a written contract.   :D

Yup :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 18 August, 2011, 12:19:10 pm
3A have started sending out a weekly newsletter via email, with shipping updates, pics of things in boxes nearing shipping, etc.  It's a response to calls for more info, and very good to see!

Mongrol ships August 31st, apparently; delayed by problems with the boxes.

Sign up for the newsletter via the 3A site here:
http://www.threeaonline.com/
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 18 August, 2011, 12:26:40 pm
heh, beat me to it. Here's both the first newsletter (with the full info on Mogrol's date) and a handy 'sign-up' in the top left hand corner.

http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=df39a60ebc972356a8428c41e&id=601c22b791 (http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=df39a60ebc972356a8428c41e&id=601c22b791)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Colin YNWA on 18 August, 2011, 12:43:31 pm
Really like there tee-shirts, colours and what not. Would be intrigued to see what they did for 2000ad in that line.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Fatboydale on 18 August, 2011, 02:09:57 pm
Well thats super news !!!! Roll on the next items ..  ;) ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 18 August, 2011, 03:55:29 pm
Mongrol ships August 31st, apparently; delayed by problems with the boxes.

Thanks Ming!

And to all you moaning minnies about us moaning minnies, this is the sort of stuff we should be informed about, as info keeps us happy.

P.S. You can tell Ash he can send mine now, as I don't mind a box printing error   ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 18 August, 2011, 05:51:32 pm
I'd expect Mongrol to have pretty much exactly the same level of articulation as the Big Boy.  3A have shown they can scale articulation and paint details really, really well.  Google for some comparison pics of WWR vs WWRp Armstrongs, for example.

I stand pleasantly corrected.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 18 August, 2011, 05:54:40 pm
P.S. You can tell Ash he can send mine now, as I don't mind a box printing error   ;)[/color]

Hmm, yes. Such things can increase value in future if you ever planned on reselling.

Not that I know a whole lot about such things.

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 18 August, 2011, 09:18:00 pm
One thing I'll add that might prove important:

Ash's comment:
"Hammerstein is next, but we are not offering the toys unless everything is molded and good to go!"

This looks like a specific move to try and reduce the delay between sales and shipping; having all the parts ready to assemble would definitely speed things up.  Whether this translates to a predetermined number of figures available at each drop, who knows?  Anyway, plenty of good news this week, and nice to see 3A trying to fix problem areas.

It's also worth bearing in mind that Ash is stupidly busy with painting, the Popbot movie, publishing and a insane number of other things - the fact that he's determined enough and in a position to create this line of 2000AD toys is fairly miraculous, to be honest.  Shows his love for this stuff, really.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dodsy on 19 August, 2011, 12:42:50 pm
I many be a little behind here but were do I have to go to buy one of these things and how much are we talking about?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 19 August, 2011, 12:47:01 pm
I many be a little behind here but were do I have to go to buy one of these things and how much are we talking about?

Er, check this thread:

http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php/topic,32053.0.html


You'll probably be able to pick one up from eBay after they start shipping, but you might well end up paying over the odds that way.  If I can dig up any retailers that still offer Mongrol I'll post the info here.

Hopefully the 1/12 scale line will feature Mongrol but that's probably some time away, unfortunately.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Misanthrope on 19 August, 2011, 06:15:46 pm
http://www.onesixthbruce.co.uk/ (http://www.onesixthbruce.co.uk/)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 19 August, 2011, 06:31:49 pm
http://www.onesixthbruce.co.uk/ (http://www.onesixthbruce.co.uk/)

...have been sold out for some time, unfortunately.  I'll keep an ear open, anyway.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 16 September, 2011, 12:21:55 pm
No new news on Mongrol (should start landing soon, though) but a teeny bit of info:

Hammerstein (the next expected 2000AD release) should be early next year.

I was hoping he'd fit into the last quarter of this year, but 3A is busy with a lot of plate-spinning.  There also seems to be a move towards sales taking place only when parts are ready for assembly (in order to speed up the delivery process), which should mean this stuff gets to us quicker after ordering.

Ro-Jaws may sneak in before the year is up, but we'll see.

As always, any news will be posted here.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: mogzilla on 16 September, 2011, 08:15:51 pm


Ro-Jaws may sneak in before the year is up, but we'll see.




STOP IT you temptress! how can i explain to the wife i need a sewer droid with a little poop scoop ...i could probably just get away with a judge if it fell near a birthday/dads day xmas but she'd need some convincing....

  its a shame re:action folded..
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: breakersrevenge on 19 September, 2011, 10:30:10 am
Did any of you guys missed Mongrol??? Maybe some more available at OSB
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: breakersrevenge on 19 September, 2011, 11:01:39 am
Just an update from Ash Wood from the forum....

''its shipping, just had it confirmed !''
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 19 September, 2011, 06:06:31 pm
*confused face*

Didn't this ship 30th August? The 3A mailshots have had it OFF the 'shipping soon' list since then and the criteria for being off the list is that it is shipped.

Am not complaining in any way but would rather be told when to actually expect the thing rather than to read 3 WEEKS AFTER ITS SHOWN AS SHIPPED that now it is shipping. Had hoped it would have been here this week.

So.. October arrival then?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 19 September, 2011, 07:29:50 pm
Heh, there's been a bit of (quite justified) moaning about the shipping date and lack of info on the 3A forum - which is why Ash looked into it and reported back.

If Mongrols are now in the air, then they should hit the UK in the next week or two (I hope).

As soon as I hear of them landing anywhere I'll let you know.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 19 September, 2011, 07:33:32 pm
I got mine last week, I don't know why yours is taking so long  :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steve Green on 19 September, 2011, 08:25:40 pm
Fashioned out of mashed potato doesn't count. :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 19 September, 2011, 08:33:27 pm
That makes sense... Did you get yours off eBay by searching for "Robot" and "Smash" instead of 'Smush'?  I imagine your 'Mongrol' looks a bit like this...

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2010/8/25/1282732048449/Smash-martian-001.jpg)

 :lol:
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 19 September, 2011, 08:35:53 pm
Don't be silly mine's the Blackhole version, that looks like the other one  ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Albion on 19 September, 2011, 08:40:09 pm
(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2010/8/25/1282732048449/Smash-martian-001.jpg)

I'm not getting a Mongrol but I used to have one of those Smash robots many years ago.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 19 September, 2011, 08:41:53 pm
Don't be silly mine's the Blackhole version, that looks like the other one  ;)

(http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41205000/jpg/_41205548_smash.jpg)

 :o
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 19 September, 2011, 08:46:45 pm
Damn!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steve Green on 19 September, 2011, 09:29:52 pm
I was thinking more along these lines...

http://movieclips.com/HFCS6-close-encounters-of-the-third-kind-movie-roys-mashed-potatoes/ (http://movieclips.com/HFCS6-close-encounters-of-the-third-kind-movie-roys-mashed-potatoes/)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 19 September, 2011, 10:26:25 pm
I know, I just thought those looked more like Mongrol.  Check out those Power Paws!

 :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steve Green on 21 September, 2011, 07:31:53 pm
Next figure for Ash sorted then... :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 14 October, 2011, 04:32:01 pm
Next 2K figure is Ro-Jaws  :)

Early development shots...

(http://i.imgur.com/B0AXl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/PrSWo.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: CraveNoir on 14 October, 2011, 05:34:01 pm
Now that is a handsome sculpt! How big is it?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 15 October, 2011, 01:01:24 am
Even if they do a big version, it would be great if they did one in proportion with Mongrol in future.

EDIT- Okay this (http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php/topic,34502.msg631908.html#msg631908) answers that.

Ming:
Quote
We are very excited to announce that the next 2000AD 1/6th figure will RO-JAWS,

In the past I've been more stoked for the ABC warriors*, but that sculpture does look good.

*Says he who hasn't been buying this stuff. I like to look though, and if they get smaller and hence cheaper, or me richer, that may change.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 15 October, 2011, 02:53:51 pm
That Ro Jaws looks pretty stunning!

He's going to look super sexy next to Mongrol! Who , by the way, continuingly astounds me everytime I pass by and catch a glimpse of him!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dunk! on 16 October, 2011, 01:26:58 pm
Well I'd better start saving my pennies 'cos this one i have to have.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: TordelBack on 11 November, 2011, 10:52:25 am
Mongrol and the Mess are sitting on my desk in front of me.  How can such a thing BE?  Who is first for the fellatio?  Ming, I'm looking in your direction.  Initially.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 11 November, 2011, 10:54:10 am
I deny everything!

As do Mikey, Pete Wells and some bloke with a cellar who shall remain nameless.

 :o
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: TordelBack on 11 November, 2011, 11:00:43 am
I'm not one to blaspheme, but Sweet Fecking McGruderhumping Grud lads, you're all cracked. 

Nor am I often lost for words but...

I'm going to go and have a sit down and a cup of chamomile tea and try to process.  I'll be back.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Bolt-01 on 11 November, 2011, 11:06:38 am
Nice work fellas. Yet another example of why this place is full of fine people. And Roger...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Colin YNWA on 11 November, 2011, 12:06:01 pm
Wow if what just happened that I think just happened that's a pretty bloody incredible thing to do. I mean really that's an incredible gesture fella's you all should be incredibly proud.

Fantastic. I'm a little lost for words myself to express quite how decent a thing to do that is.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: TordelBack on 11 November, 2011, 12:27:15 pm
I genuinely don't have a clue what to say, despite a long ponder. 

'Thanks' just seems utterly and completely inadequate. The figure is immense, and even more magnificent than the pictures, and there's no way on earth I could have afforded it myself - it's about twice my weekly income at present, and at a time when I've even had to give up my decades-old Prog habit. 

I've done precisely nothing to warrant such generosity, in this or any previous lives, and can't even imagine how I can go about balancing the scales. I suppose stopping blathering on would be a start.

Thank you all.  Pat Mills taught us that unreciprocated gift-giving on this scale is a huge insult to a celt, so I will buy you all your own body volumes in a beverage of your choosing, should we ever meet in meatspace (some terms and conditions may apply, I've seen CF trying to squeeze into the Minty uniform).

I'm your wife now.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dash Decent on 11 November, 2011, 01:35:16 pm
Bloody brilliant, guys.  Good on you all.

A nice reminder that it is better to give(*) than receive(**).  Merry Christmas tiny Tim!

(*) Tordelback, you can skip this bit!
(**) You can get done for receiving.

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: SuperSurfer on 11 November, 2011, 01:54:41 pm
Oh, man that is great. The least you do is post some photos of you with said gifts.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: TordelBack on 11 November, 2011, 02:24:54 pm
Oh, man that is great. The least you do is post some photos of you with said gifts.

Oh have no fear on that score.  Mongrol will be smushing a large range of inferior products for the Board's viewing pleasure as soon as I get him home.  I wouldn't want to be Anakin Skywalker, Sláine, Johnny Alpha, Peppa Pig, the Gruffalo, Allosaurus Fragilis or any of the various crews of the Starship Enterpise this weekend.  And as for my cats...

There's also some of my little brother's Transformers in a box somewhere whose imminent future should give Cyberleader a few sleepless nights...

I also finally have a cunning plan for some thoroughly inadequate tokens of gratitude.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 11 November, 2011, 05:23:30 pm
Hey, just spreading the love TB! Glad it landed safe and sound...

Oh,and blame Ming, it was all his fault.

M
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Richmond Clements on 11 November, 2011, 06:17:19 pm
S'beautiful. Well done guys.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: TordelBack on 11 November, 2011, 10:29:56 pm
So I've just introduced Mongrol to the missus.  A measure of his irresistible greatness is that she almost immediately started looking at where best to display him (and what she described as his "truly ludicrous amount of articulation").  In the living room.  I suggested using him instead of a Christmas tree.  Seriously, he is snecking arsom

I can't wait to see the kids' reaction when they come down in the morning.  Well, in the 5 microseconds before I yell "HANDS OFF DADDY'S NEW BABY!".
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Devons Daddy on 18 November, 2011, 10:59:01 am
based on the posts,which are scant, I would hazard a guess,
this is the FINEST WEBSITE ON THE WWW.

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 25 November, 2011, 05:35:10 am
Not much in the way of specifics, but another snippet of info from Ash this morning:

"rojaws soon

hammerstein is really complicated, so a little longer!

stronty soon too"



Ro-Jaws before the end of 2011, maybe?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 25 November, 2011, 05:58:52 pm
"stronty soon too"

First that I heard of THAT one.

Wonder how it'll fair against the Re:action figure on my chest of drawers...

(That was a joke. Not that I'm knocking the Re:action figure. It's great in fact. I just understand these are in different leagues.)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 25 November, 2011, 06:48:31 pm
I had a quick chat with Rufus at Thought Bubble about what designs he had in the bag for Ash. He mentioned Ro-Jaws (obviously) Hammerstein, Blackblood and Joe Pineapples. This doesn't mean they are all lined up next, just that he has done his work on them. No Dredd that he knew of just yet  :'(
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 18 February, 2012, 08:39:11 am
Looks like 1/12 Mongrol might be happening after all...

This pic just popped up on the 3A production blog:

(http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/voxo.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 18 February, 2012, 09:07:41 am
That looks amazing! Hopefully that means a lot more boarders can access Mongrol (which is such a fun figure) as he should be considerably cheaper.

Brilliant news, I hope they do the black hole version in 1/12th too...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 18 February, 2012, 04:15:08 pm
If he looks like that* (or near enough) then that one I might get!

Besides, cost aside, I don't really have the space for the big one.

*The bloke at the bottom, not the boiler suited bloke with the funny head on top. Yes I'm being silly.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 18 February, 2012, 05:06:04 pm
Looking good! Hope we have some Ro-Jaws news soon!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 18 February, 2012, 05:23:31 pm
Grud on a greenie  ::)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Gonk on 20 February, 2012, 09:34:08 pm
Any idea how much that would set one back?

Is that true scale size? Looks very nice to say the least.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 21 February, 2012, 10:34:33 am
At present, I have no idea when these will appear or how much they'll cost.  The fact that a teaser pic has appeared suggests it might be that far off, though...

As a bit of a guess, I'd say 1/12 Mongrol might come in at around $70-80 (including shipping worldwide); that's based on some of the comparable 'bots already released by 3A in both 1/6 and 1/12.  Below is one of the Mk3 Berties (pic by Soulburn3D); 1/6 cost $250 and 1/12 was $70... Might give some indication of what to expect, anyway.

(http://i.imgur.com/61Ier.jpg)

Any more info pops up, I'll post it here (unless someone beats me to it).

:)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Gonk on 21 February, 2012, 02:27:01 pm
Thanks Ming. Imagine that when they're released they going to be sold out a bit quick, then end up going double the original price on the internet.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 21 February, 2012, 02:49:48 pm
I actually probably would buy a tiny mongrol!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: James Stacey on 21 February, 2012, 02:52:13 pm
Yeah its a lot more manageable for both storage and the wallet :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 21 February, 2012, 02:54:04 pm
But.. but... you can't shake lil' Mongrol's hand!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: James Stacey on 21 February, 2012, 02:57:10 pm
I can't afford to shake big ol Mongrols hand
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 13 April, 2012, 10:15:14 am
A new release from 3A gives an insight into just what they can do with a complex robot design, and makes me drool at the thought of Hammerstein...

Ambush, from the Real Steel film - even has light-up eyes, and weighs in at $290.

(http://www.threeaonline.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/AMBUSHRS.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 13 May, 2012, 09:26:53 pm
A truly wonderful weekend for me as the 1/12th Mongrol I'd succumbed to from eBay came. Check out little Mongrol with Big Mongrol:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v76/Wellsy/30ab63c9.jpg)

And:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v76/Wellsy/311dd665.jpg)

To give you an idea of Mini-Mongrol's size, here he is in relation to a random prog at a random page...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v76/Wellsy/d2c7bef5.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Emperor on 13 May, 2012, 09:28:38 pm
You're just giving people more fuel for the Pete Wells hate ;)

Also... spoilers? ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 13 May, 2012, 09:36:17 pm
You're just giving people more fuel for the Pete Wells hate ;)

Who, moi?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 13 May, 2012, 09:39:20 pm
Nice stuff, Pete - I was lucky enough to have one sorted for me by people attending the HK event; even got the box personalised (signed to me and my two boys) by Ash.  Hopefully waiting for me, er us, when I get to work tomorrow.

Still no news on Hammerstein, but that's no big surprise...  Still hoping we get one figure per quarter, with Hammerstein dropping in June, maybe.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: badvoc on 06 September, 2012, 07:45:22 pm
Wish 3A would make Rogue and a Nort as their priority. Not too bothered about the selection to date!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 06 September, 2012, 07:49:29 pm
Rogue's getting (relatively) close, as far as we know - based on comments from Rufus, anyway.

Expectations are that Hammerstein will be next, followed by either Rogue or Joe Pineapples, then (maybe) Johnny Alpha...

In reality, who knows?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dandontdare on 06 September, 2012, 08:07:10 pm
I thought the 1/12 Mongrol wasn't shipping for a while? Mine ain't here yet that's for sure. Worryingly the 'track orders' bit at Bambaland says "processing" ... but so does my Ro-jaws which I'm looking at right now.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 06 September, 2012, 08:13:26 pm
No clue on when 1/12 Mongrol will ship, and Bambaland order status is useless (as you've probably figured out).  I can ask for an update, but they'll ship when they ship, I guess.  I tend to forget about stuff like this (easy enough with the wait involved) and then it's a nice surprise when they finally start showing up.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: badvoc on 06 September, 2012, 08:24:26 pm
Rogue's getting (relatively) close, as far as we know - based on comments from Rufus, anyway.

Expectations are that Hammerstein will be next, followed by either Rogue or Joe Pineapples, then (maybe) Johnny Alpha...

In reality, who knows?

Excellent news indeed. Do you know if a Nort trooper is on the cards at all?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dandontdare on 06 September, 2012, 09:27:43 pm
No clue on when 1/12 Mongrol will ship, and Bambaland order status is useless (as you've probably figured out).  I can ask for an update, but they'll ship when they ship, I guess.  I tend to forget about stuff like this (easy enough with the wait involved) and then it's a nice surprise when they finally start showing up.

ah, so it's just that bloody Wells showing off then..
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Large48 on 06 September, 2012, 09:37:03 pm
So as a summary what has been shipped so far:

1/6th Tharg
1/6th Mongrol - standard and Black Hole
1/6th Ro-Jaws - standard and Black Hole
1/12th Ro-Jaws - special show edition

Or have I missed some or got more etc, can't remember to be honest!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 07 September, 2012, 01:38:01 am
It was the 1/12 Mongrol - Black Hole Show Special that that shipped. No 1/12 Ro-Jaws shown to the world so far.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: TordelBack on 07 September, 2012, 09:19:48 am
Even the thought of adding Hammerstein to my little robo-family fills me with nerdly joy.  All I ask is that 'both' heads are included. I'm already preparing the 'Fall and Rise' diorama in my head, so I'll need to know in advance what size to make the little top hats.

Obviously if there's a Talbot/Bisley 'wire dreadlocks' version too that would be swell. 
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 07 September, 2012, 12:42:42 pm
All I ask is that 'both' heads are included. I'm already preparing the 'Fall and Rise' diorama in my head, so I'll need to know in advance what size to make the little top hats.

Both heads are almost certain, I'd think.  I've probably mentioned previously that, before we even knew we were getting Ro-Jaws, Ash said something along the lines of 'you can't play Ro-Busters without Ro-Jaws, so the need for switchable heads for Hammerstein is definitely on his radar (and presumably Rufus would also push for this).

For some reason I've forgotten where the Top Hats routine appeared, but this is close and at least musical...

(http://i.imgur.com/ZnpDs.jpg)



And a minor minor update... I've had word that:

(1) 1/12 Mongrol isn't far behind (not sure what that means, but hey)
(2) Hammerstein and Dredd most likely see the light this year

 :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: James Stacey on 07 September, 2012, 01:54:29 pm
Was it a Boo Cook starscan or the like. I can remember it but cant see it online.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Large48 on 07 September, 2012, 02:27:16 pm
I suspect a bit (as in very) early for Boo to have done it, unless its a real late flashback like Boo's excellent Ace Trucking splash.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: James Stacey on 07 September, 2012, 02:47:43 pm
yep it was a recent extreme edition or the like cover. Not on Barney though.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steve Green on 07 September, 2012, 03:01:04 pm
Kev O' Neill drew them doing a dance routine in Rise and Fall. In Greasy Gracies, top hats and all.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: strontium71 on 07 September, 2012, 06:43:16 pm
I got this from Google so it's a bit small.

(http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/af68/strontium71/extreme24.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: I, Cosh on 07 September, 2012, 06:49:01 pm
yep it was a recent extreme edition or the like cover. Not on Barney though.
How many trucks can you see Bandit?
http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=reprint&page=profiles&choice=extreme24
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 07 September, 2012, 07:52:36 pm
Prog 111:

(http://i.imgur.com/Ym8Qn.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 07 September, 2012, 08:01:21 pm
Ming, Ash did say today that there would be a Dredd figure before the end of the year didn't he?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 07 September, 2012, 08:10:09 pm
Ming, Ash did say today that there would be a Dredd figure before the end of the year didn't he?

That was what came back from Gimbat after I asked him to get some info out of Ash, yes.

Whether it'll happen... Dunno.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 07 September, 2012, 08:27:48 pm
He'd be an absolute fool not to. It'd be a dream come true if he did!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 08 September, 2012, 01:13:43 pm
(1) 1/12 Mongrol isn't far behind (not sure what that means, but hey)

Good news! I'm looking forward to this a lot! I'm not impatient though. There's quite a lot of  interesting things going on this year to keep my mind occupied, and it'll obviously be great when it arrives.

Great ideas for the new figures too. I'm particularly interested in Hammerstein, Dredd and Alpha. I hope they do the 1/12 versions later as the big versions are only drool territory for me and my budget! And (lack of)  room space.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 08 September, 2012, 01:16:32 pm
Even the thought of adding Hammerstein to my little robo-family fills me with nerdly joy.  All I ask is that 'both' heads are included. I'm already preparing the 'Fall and Rise' diorama in my head, so I'll need to know in advance what size to make the little top hats.



As long as you don't break them first.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 08 September, 2012, 01:18:55 pm
As long as you don't break them first.

Heh. I wonder how much he'd make attempting to flog them on the internet as "LIMITED EDITION WAR DAMAGED RO-BUSTERS".

;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: James Stacey on 08 September, 2012, 01:28:05 pm
yep it was a recent extreme edition or the like cover. Not on Barney though.
How many trucks can you see Bandit?
http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=reprint&page=profiles&choice=extreme24
At least my memory isn't faulty even if my google fu is weak.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 14 September, 2012, 10:26:37 am
Just a heads-up for those contemplating future 3A x 2000AD orders: Bambaland, the 3A online store, is being replaced by a new system...

"Gallery ThreeA (http://www.gallerythreea.com), the new online store for 3A Toys, will go live 17 September 2012.  3AA members have had their accounts migrated to the new system and non-3AA members will be required to sign up with a new account at the new online store.  All previous purchases will remain in Bambaland so please continue to use Bambaland to check old purchases.  No new items will be sold at Bambaland once the new site goes public and all new items will be sold at Gallery ThreeA.

Gallery 3A's new PayPal Express checkout option will offer customers a new way of paying before your item before checking out, therefore making purchases quicker and smoother during high-demand moments. Please be sure to fill out your address information before the next sale in case you would like to utilize Gallery 3A's new features."


Not sure what, if any, effect this will have on future sales - hopefully things will run a little smoother, at least.

Still no further news on any more 2000AD releases, but fingers crossed that Hammerstein and Dredd will pop up before the end of the year (as hinted at by Ash a couple of weeks back).

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: TordelBack on 14 September, 2012, 04:15:04 pm
As long as you don't break them first.

Toys are for playing with.  Playing often involves some breaking.  A broken toy is a toy which has fulfilled its purpose.  A really, really expensive toy which has fulfilled its purpose.

I'll keep telling myself that 'til I believe it.

Thanks for the reassuring head thoughts, Ming.  Any word on auxilliary arms for Old Red Eyes?   ;)
 
And yup, Greasy Gracie's from Prog 111 was what was on my mind.  I think that was the first episode of Ro-Busters I ever read.  Glorious.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 14 September, 2012, 04:20:04 pm
Toys are for playing with.  Playing often involves some breaking.  A broken toy is a toy which has fulfilled its purpose.  A really, really expensive toy which has fulfilled its purpose.

I'll keep telling myself that 'til I believe it.

Actually the same thing has since happened to my Ro-Jaws, TB - picked up the figure to move it and one of the two pincer blades literally just dropped off. I didn't even touch the bugger.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 31 December, 2012, 12:56:34 pm
Here's hoping 2013 is a more productive year for 2000AD releases. ThreeA is probably THE most frustrating company I've ever come across but fuck me, their product is wonderful. Here's two figures from the past year that scream 2000AD to me - firstly, a NOM soldier, could that be Dredd's daystick there?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v76/Wellsy/9C5212E9-63AE-400F-BE15-DAC1ED3ED61A-191-00000029D03967BB.jpg)

Secondly, the F-Legion figure; Ashley Wood said he was doing Rogue Trooper and the head gear of this design would have been perfect on a Nort, minus the zip of course...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v76/Wellsy/A2AE8FCF-B0C8-4462-ABD1-64F555178741-191-00000029DEE29775.jpg)

Close up:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v76/Wellsy/D401798D-EFAA-4C10-9B29-CBBBC64FCE3C-191-00000029D9AA49DE.jpg)

In hand, these figs are amazing and I'd kill for a Dredd. Imagine the muties and perps he could do...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dandontdare on 31 December, 2012, 12:58:40 pm
that's reminded me - where the drokk is my 1/12 Mongrol?  >:(
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 31 December, 2012, 01:10:37 pm
that's reminded me - where the drokk is my 1/12 Mongrol?  >:(

Indeed. I'm not too worried as I had forewarning from previous threads from those who ordered previous figures....
... but they're certainly taking their time this time.  Here's hoping he arrives early in the new year.

I received 3A's e-newsletter a short while ago. An interesting read... although I'll admit I had no clue as to the references and who the characters advertised are. (Which isn't to say they're not out there.)

Obviously some  of their creations are sci-fi/ comics properties like the 2000 AD stuff for example. Is this the case of all their stuff though? They largely seem to have a kind of mech, or manga/steam-punky theme. I wondered how many are actually invented in-house. (As characters I mean, not just models of other properties.)

Mind you my knowledge of what's out there is minimal. I have very little knowledge of Manga/anime characters for example.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 31 December, 2012, 01:51:37 pm
A potted guide to ThreeA products:

Ashley Wood has three lines of his own - World War Robot which is a future war, big stompy robots series of art books and toys, Popbot which is a rather pretentious comic featuring autistic martial artists, big robots, talking cats and loads of other weird shite and Adventure Kartel which is a more cartoony series of figures featuring zombies, goths  and more weird robots.

As well as Wood's own creations, the company have acquired several licensed properties such as Valve's Portal, Reel Steel, 2000AD, Halo and more.

The artist obviously has a love of Japanese toys and culture as he's got a couple of toys based on them but like Mardoid, I have no clue most of the time.

My worry with that newsletter was there was no mention of 2000AD, however I'm hoping that was just an oversight by Wood who, to be honest, comes across as a bit scatty.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dandontdare on 31 December, 2012, 01:57:42 pm
he also produces erotic comics apparently!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 31 December, 2012, 04:52:38 pm
You lot make me sick, want, want, bloody want! Patience is a virtue you know :angel:
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Albion on 15 January, 2013, 07:40:38 am
Meanwhile over on Facebook.......

For all who kept asking about 2000AD line:
"More ABC Warriors and Dredd soon. We have a dedicated crew to this now so hopefully shit will move quicker", said by Ashley Wood at 3A forum.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dash Decent on 15 January, 2013, 11:51:15 am
Has he considered laxettes?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 18 January, 2013, 10:56:05 am
Just a few snippets of info since Ashley Wood resurfaced on the 3A forum for some Q&A.  2000AD-related info extracted thusly:


more ABC warriors and Dredd soon, we have a deciated crew to this now, so hopefully shit will move quicker

re 1/6th DREDD, very soon

re 1/12th rojaws, no really. [presumably this should read 'not really']

Ming, if you can find 500 others you have it ! I really want a toy of every 2000ad charcter ever, even SHAKO!  [that relates to me asking if I can have a Two Ton Tony Tubbs figure]

ill get some hammerstein images up soon, he is ace !

the smaller 2000ad figs are cool, if the big version does well, the smaller will follow. they go hand it hand and support each other. But i have a soft spot for em!

yes to Rogue




If anyone has any specific questions, let me know and I'll try and pass 'em along.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 18 January, 2013, 11:40:05 am
All good news!

I was wondering if Rebellion are interested in promoting the 3A figs a bit? It can only do good.

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: radiator on 18 January, 2013, 11:48:37 am
I don't buy collectibles or toys....

...but I must admit I'd be sorely tempted by a 1/12 Dredd, especially if it's based on McMahon or Ezquerra's Dredd, and designed by Rufus.

Course, I'm not sure what you're actually supposed to do with these things after you've bought them, but there you go.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 18 January, 2013, 11:53:49 am
I don't buy collectibles or toys....

...but I must admit I'd be sorely tempted by a 1/12 Dredd, especially if it's based on McMahon or Ezquerra's Dredd, and designed by Rufus.

Course, I'm not sure what you're actually supposed to do with these things after you've bought them, but there you go.

I'm in a similar position as you, Radiator - not a collector of anything much outside the comics and artwork.  The 3A stuff just seemed to hit the spot for me, and as I've got two boys I can let loose on Mongrol & Co it's the perfect excuse.  These are really nice bits of 'art' but at the end of the day these are toys and need to be played with.

As for McMahon-based design, brought to life by Rufus - exactly what I expect we'll get.

Will be interesting to see if we get other Dredd versions (Apocalypse War Dredd with Stub gun was mentioned, along with City of the Damned evil twin) and how they're handled; different sculpt to mimic Ezquerra for AW version, maybe?

Fingers crossed for more info, and a couple more figures, this year.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dunk! on 18 January, 2013, 12:10:51 pm
"McMahon-based design, brought to life by Rufus"

This. First please.

with this "different sculpt to mimic Ezquerra" being an extra cherry.

Dunk!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 18 January, 2013, 12:38:56 pm
Aye... not Tharg, not any of the wonderful robots - beautiful as they are - have made my wallet bark. But even now I can hear it snarling and biting at the thought of a lovely Dredd figure. Bugger the cost.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dandontdare on 18 January, 2013, 04:14:16 pm
Nemesis and Torquemada - I'd like to say with a full-scale Blitzspear, but that's be crazy expensive.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: sheldipez on 18 January, 2013, 04:19:46 pm
No demand for Judge Anderson ?  :'(
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 18 January, 2013, 05:00:56 pm
No demand for Judge Anderson ?  :'(

Said who?  Anderson will definitely be on the cards; female judges have already been mentioned by Ash so Anderson and Hershey are likely to pop up at some point.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 18 January, 2013, 05:05:26 pm


I'd prefer early Ezquerra Dredd than McMahon meself.

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: I, Cosh on 18 January, 2013, 05:10:03 pm
Harrison style Johnny Alpha please.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Colin YNWA on 18 January, 2013, 09:50:32 pm
Yeah Nemesis and Torquemada would defo tempt me like no others.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steven Sterlacchini on 18 January, 2013, 10:02:12 pm
McMahon Style Dredd is good for me.

Plenty of other artists would are cool as well, but that's the one I'd love to own.

Anything else is a bonus. It's all looked great so far.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 19 January, 2013, 12:31:33 am
When you next see Rufus at a convention, why not ask him which artists style Dredd will be built in. I saw him at the Excel last year  ;) 
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: judda fett on 19 January, 2013, 12:44:14 am
It's probably fair to say there'll be a 'hint' of McMahon in the design. I can't wait regardless, don't think I've seen a duff 3A figure yet.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: radiator on 19 January, 2013, 11:54:51 am
Which artist's interpretation would an Anderson figure be based on?

Ranson is arguably the definitive Anderson artist, but hardly an appropriate style for an action figure...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steve Green on 19 January, 2013, 12:09:28 pm
I'd say Brett Ewins is probably the most recognisable.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 19 January, 2013, 12:10:01 pm
Which artist's interpretation would an Anderson figure be based on?

Ranson is arguably the definitive Anderson artist, but hardly an appropriate style for an action figure...

I love Ranson's Anderson, his is the definitive interpretation for me.
Maybe Bolland's interpretation would be better for a figure though.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 19 January, 2013, 12:26:18 pm
Hmm...difficult one that. The female figures from 3A are pretty stylised (as they all are I suppose), so it'll be interesting to see what approach they take to the face sculpt. Something along these lines face wise?

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8303/7798840174_94cf28d137_z.jpg)


M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: judda fett on 19 January, 2013, 01:22:03 pm
I'd second a Brett Ewins Anderson. That'd be good.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: vzzbux on 19 January, 2013, 10:27:50 pm
When you next see Rufus at a convention, why not ask him which artists style Dredd will be built in. I saw him at the Excel last year  ;) 

(http://www.80scartoons.co.uk/chorlton/claptrap.jpg)




V
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: DKCX on 19 January, 2013, 10:58:34 pm

re 1/12th rojaws, no really.[/color] [presumably this should read 'not really']


Does that mean no 1/12 RoJaws??? Why?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 19 January, 2013, 11:06:07 pm
Does that mean no 1/12 RoJaws??? Why?

'Not really' was in response to the question 'Any time soon?' so could just mean it's a way off yet.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 22 January, 2013, 11:23:12 am
Just so people know, a Facebook page has been set up to try and promote 3A x 2000AD:

https://www.facebook.com/2000.3AD

Various creators have been bullied into liking it* and the idea is that we can raise the profile of this stuff, give sales a bump, and get information flowing.

Any info or teasers that pop up there, I'll post here.



* Pete Wells threatens to bash people with his KTT unless they comply with his demands.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 22 January, 2013, 11:25:30 am
Ha, looks like we're on the same wavelength Ming!

http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php/topic,37811.0/topicseen.html (http://forums.2000adonline.com/index.php/topic,37811.0/topicseen.html)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 25 January, 2013, 12:33:27 pm
A few more comments by Ash over at the 3A forum; nothing really new but the main thing is that he's popped his head in to comment directly on the 2000AD line - something that's been lacking lately.  Quite heartening, really.

(typos are Ash's own)

"we have them all on the go, takes time to get right, i dont want rush and make shit.

The 2000ad is a labor of love for me."


"Im hoping this years figure's bring support, especially the Hammerstein as these are really expensive to make and we really need the fans of 2000ad to rally around them !"

"I soend everyday surrounded by art from the greatest comic ever, I really love this stuff, and want to be the guy that made the best toys possible for it. I think when people see hammerstein, they will dig him, check out the cover to the second ABC Warriors album by Titann for a good idea of how he will look"


Hopefully the Facebook group mentioned above will be able to inform people about things in development and get people rallying round (i.e. buying) when the time comes.  If sales improve, the pace will pick up a bit, I'm sure.  As it is, the 2000AD toys are really a loss leader and a labour of love, something that's been clear since the get-go.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: radiator on 25 January, 2013, 12:59:56 pm
That's great and all - and the ABC Warriors so far have been superb-looking pieces.

...but from the sounds of it they don't sell terribly well. They really need to get Dredd, Death, Mean Machine, Anderson, Rogue and Stront etc etc out the door, as these will be infinitely more popular figures and raise awareness.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 25 January, 2013, 01:28:18 pm
That's great and all - and the ABC Warriors so far have been superb-looking pieces.

...but from the sounds of it they don't sell terribly well. They really need to get Dredd, Death, Mean Machine, Anderson, Rogue and Stront etc etc out the door, as these will be infinitely more popular figures and raise awareness.

Sales figures for this line, although a factor determining nuts-and-bolts issues like pace of releases, don't seem to be foremost in Ash's mind.

- The figures cost an awful lot in terms of time, resources and 3As cash, to develop
- They don't sell particularly well and probably don't break even, let alone make a profit


However, Ash continues to back the line regardless and, although we perhaps see things moving slower than we'd like, I can't imagine many companies doing this so well and sticking at it regardless of how much money they weren't making.

Yes, Ash and 3A could have made more money by trotting out the usual suspects (Dredd, etc.) first, but I like the fact that 'lesser' characters are being made (and made well).  We all confidently expect to see Rogue, Dredd, etc. but the fact we've seen Tharg and Ro-Jaws among the first figures released indicates a very different thought process behind this - one not primarily driven by profit.  As such, there's hope for any and all characters being made (given sufficient time); the Gronk was mentioned early on...  I'm still pining for Two Ton Tony Tubbs, though.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 25 January, 2013, 01:42:02 pm

However, Ash continues to back the line regardless and, although we perhaps see things moving slower than we'd like, I can't imagine many companies doing this so well and sticking at it regardless of how much money they weren't making.

Yuh-huh. I feel that any other company would be the fuck as far away as possible form 2000ad by now. There's time yet I suppose! But until then, I'm in 'er to the wee wheels.

I do think that Dredd needs to make a showing to give the line a kick in the cubes and get other Squaxx interested.

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 28 January, 2013, 10:37:38 am
The subject of the design basis for the 3A Dredd figure has been batted around for a while.  My prediction was for a classic McMahon-style basic look, but as Ash previously mentioned the possibility of an Apocalypse War version (with Stub gun) it raised the possibility of specific artists styles being introduced (in this case, Ezquerra).

I asked Ash about this in the Q&A thread on the 3A forum, and he responded thusly:

the first Dredd isnt a Bolland or Mcmahon perse, its a 2000ad Dredd. it has elements of all, not saying we wont do versions. Would love to do a dredd bike, but we need the support to do it!


So, it doesn't look like an attempt to do a straight transfer of a specific style to the 3A figure, which is probably sensible.  Based on what we've seen with the 3A treatment of Ro-Jaws, Tharg and Mongrol I'd say Dredd's in safe hands - definitely a lot of thought and care going into this.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: radiator on 28 January, 2013, 10:41:12 am
So it'll probably look like Rufus' Dredd then - which has recognisable elements of McMahon, Flint and others.

Should be ace.

Wonder if the Ezquerra version will be covered in big black lumpy outlines?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 28 January, 2013, 10:52:53 am
Wonder if the Ezquerra version will be covered in big black lumpy outlines?

Hah!

Although I can imagine various head-sculpts being done that would be able to mimic certain 'classic' styles (Bolland, McMahon, McCarthy, Ezquerra spring to mind), doing various versions of Eagles and uniforms would be insanely complex and time consuming (not to mention eating a lot of time and money).  I can see why selecting a single, coherent look for Dredd would be very tricky - at least knowing how much this means to the people doing it; it's not just being hurried out as a money-maker.

Hopefully 3A will get some images for Hammerstein and Dredd approved by Rebellion soon - will be very exciting to see what Ash, Rufus & Co. have come up with.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Large48 on 28 January, 2013, 10:06:43 pm
And what is it that we are currently waiting for?

It's been so lonmg I've forgotten.... :-*
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 28 January, 2013, 10:36:03 pm
And what is it that we are currently waiting for?

It's been so lonmg I've forgotten.... :-*

1/12 Mongrols are yet to ship - soon, hopefully.

1/6 Hammerstein, then Dredd to be released next as far as we know.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: blackmocco on 29 January, 2013, 12:22:42 am
Sorry Ming. I'm sure this has been asked already but I can't find it: Hammerstein - With an alternate Ro-Busters head...?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 29 January, 2013, 10:39:51 am
Sorry Ming. I'm sure this has been asked already but I can't find it: Hammerstein - With an alternate Ro-Busters head...?

No info yet, but I'm hopeful.  Ash's attention to detail (Tharg with his cups, Ro-Jaws' turd, The Mess with Mongrol) suggests we may well get a 'spare' Ro-Busters era head to switch around with the war-droid head.

Ages ago, when we knew that Hammerstein was in development, Ash said he'd do a Ro-Jaws figure because 'you can't play Ro-Busters without Ro-Jaws'.  That indicates this stuff is definitely on his radar, and it's a fairly logical move to include that extra head to give the classic pairing of Ro-Jaws & Hammerstein.

I've asked Ash in the 'Ask' thread on the 3A forum so hopefully we'll get confirmation soon.  (I've also suggested other people ask the same thing to increase chances of a response).
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 29 January, 2013, 10:42:40 am


A proper Ash interview wouldn't be a bad idea, if he's up for it.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 01 February, 2013, 10:56:29 am
I'll see what I can do, but Ash won't really be able to comment much about stuff in production.  I'll see if he's willing to share some insights into what led to him seeking the licence for the 3A x 2000AD line and what inspires him; stuff like that might be manageable, but he's hard to pin down so it might all come to nothing.


Anyway, a few more snippets of info - as just posted on the 2000 3AD Facebook page:


Borag Thungg, people.

Latest snippets from Ash via the 3A forum (Ash-isms and typos left in for posterity):

"all the 2000ad is under review we have around 6 toys in production, and until its all naile ddown and rebellion are fine with it, I cant say much, Im kinda wary of discussing stuff that im not directly creating or re imagining IP like the ****** project. Ill speak crap about my stuff willy nilly 1"

As for the question of a classic Ro-Busters head for Hammerstein:

"I dunno, maybe the bamba version will, only one head for now, the ABC warrior version."

But...

"I want a Ro busters head too !"

Will it happen? Dunno.

Should it? Of course! It would bring Vinglop Hudsock to so many that it's a no brainer. Can't play Ro-Busters without Hammerstein's 'new' head, and since we have Ro-Jaws already...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steve Green on 02 February, 2013, 09:49:30 am
A suggestion.

What would be quite a nice compromise is (if the obstacle is the cost of tooling for props) to release digital files which people can 3D print of those props.

They wouldn't have much use without the figure, and just make sure the head is removable on the figure (in this case).

The price of 3D printing is only going to come down.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 05 February, 2013, 09:30:03 am
Another snippet just in from Ashley Wood...

re 2000ad, as mentioned over time, Hammerstein, joe pinapples, rogue, Johnny alpha, dredd, Black blood and Mean machine and some others but I cannot say yet

I think Tharg should make them show us some pictures and spill more thrill-beans!

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dunk! on 05 February, 2013, 09:40:55 am
re 2000ad, as mentioned over time, Hammerstein, joe pinapples, rogue, Johnny alpha, dredd, Black blood and Mean machine and some others but I cannot say yet

All of those names make me a happy camper (and scare my wallet somewhat) but one especially brings joy...

Ssssssssss.

Dunk!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 05 February, 2013, 09:42:31 am
Great to hear that the 3A 2000ad line is a going concern.

Really hope that Dredd Lawmaster, Anderson and Dark Judges make an appearance in the not too distant future.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 05 February, 2013, 10:04:34 am
Ssssssssss.

Heh! I couldn't agree more! I should have said it was my emphasis on Blackblood above for that very reason.

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 05 February, 2013, 10:23:24 am
Yeah, great to see Ash confirm that all these are in the works.  A bit of repetitive questioning (Would you like a cup of tea, Father Ted?  Ah, go on.  Go on, go on, go on...) paid off...

Any more specific questions for Ash regarding the 2000AD stuff?  Drop 'em in the 'Ask' thread on the 3A forum or I can copy and paste them from here.


Ssssssss...

 :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 10 December, 2013, 12:55:54 pm
K33F - any chance of an update about any progress renegotiating the 3A x 2000AD licence?  It's been unnervingly quiet this year and if the line is officially dead in the water, it would be nice to hear about it from an official source.

Tharg, Mongrol & Ro-Jaws are fantastic but I'm still hoping for more!

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 10 December, 2013, 01:54:03 pm
Yeah, what he said - any tidbits would be warmly welcomed in this season of giving!

MONGROL DEMAND NEWS!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/MisterD/DSC01960.jpg)

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Robo-K33F on 10 December, 2013, 03:39:52 pm
K33F - any chance of an update about any progress renegotiating the 3A x 2000AD licence?  It's been unnervingly quiet this year and if the line is officially dead in the water, it would be nice to hear about it from an official source.

Tharg, Mongrol & Ro-Jaws are fantastic but I'm still hoping for more!

I would like to know myself - after a brief, but productive conversation at San Diego it has gone quiet from their end.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 10 December, 2013, 03:57:42 pm
K33F - any chance of an update about any progress renegotiating the 3A x 2000AD licence?  It's been unnervingly quiet this year and if the line is officially dead in the water, it would be nice to hear about it from an official source.

Tharg, Mongrol & Ro-Jaws are fantastic but I'm still hoping for more!

I would like to know myself - after a brief, but productive conversation at San Diego it has gone quiet from their end.

Cheers, K33F - I'll see if I can persuade someone to get their finger out at their end...  ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 10 December, 2013, 04:05:15 pm
Yeah more news would be great!

I want my toy Lawmaster Gruddamnit!    :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 10 December, 2013, 04:35:33 pm
Oh dear, what are we going to do!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 10 December, 2013, 07:45:41 pm
I would like to know myself - after a brief, but productive conversation at San Diego it has gone quiet from their end.

Could you not get TMO to, I don't know, displace himself over there with Mek-Quake or something? At the very least a Rigellian Hotshot!

M.

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 10 December, 2013, 07:46:45 pm

At least squeeze a Dredd out. It'll sell.

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: vzzbux on 10 December, 2013, 10:09:53 pm

At least squeeze a Dredd out. It'll sell.
Movie or comic.
A movie version would probably generate more interest over seas.




V
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 10 December, 2013, 10:12:42 pm
Always worth dragging this beautiful custom out:

I know it's not 3a's style but it shows what could be done with it

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c304/elvis1976/P1050048_zpsc1569bdf.jpg)

By Elvis1976 - more pics here: http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/forum/sixth-scale-action-figure-news-reviews-discussion/646711-dredd-3d.html
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steve Green on 10 December, 2013, 10:23:39 pm
The problem with the movie stuff is there seems to be little interest from DNA/whoever to license things out.

All the helmets/costumes are unofficial.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 10 December, 2013, 10:27:06 pm
The problem with the movie stuff is there seems to be little interest from DNA/whoever to license things out




The Last Exit to Nowhere film t-shirts were done through Rebellion so maybe there's a window.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steve Green on 10 December, 2013, 11:04:53 pm
Maybe. But producing a figure is another matter, apart from the extra expense in setup, there's Karl Urban's likeness.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 10 December, 2013, 11:42:11 pm

At least squeeze a Dredd out. It'll sell.
Movie or comic.
A movie version would probably generate more interest over seas.

3A only have the rights to the comic version.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 11 December, 2013, 10:17:42 am
The best time to release a Dredd figure of any type would have been around the film release, but unfortunately it didn't happen. Despite all the waiting in a news vacuum, I still can't wait to see how the figs look when they eventually appear.

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: TordelBack on 11 December, 2013, 10:27:12 am
The best time to release a Dredd figure of any type would have been around the film release, but unfortunately it didn't happen.

At the same time, toy companies wondering if they maybe should have tried to put something out bodes better for the long-term future than toy companies fervently wishing they hadn't.

It's a shame that Mongoose or Dark World Creations or related licensees don't at least have a movie-Judge miniature range (5 models would do it) to go with their comic stuff.  Beyond the licence itself the production costs on individual miniatures aren't vast by normal toy standards. 
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: strontium71 on 11 December, 2013, 10:39:02 am
I still want to see a Ken and Barbie version of Dredd and Anderson...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Devons Daddy on 12 December, 2013, 02:43:01 pm
The quality was superb!!! I had hoped we would have the abc warriors a full set!
They did sell out after all.
Tharg was good mongrel and Row jaws jaw dropping fine
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 08 January, 2014, 02:47:29 am



An update on the 2000AD line from 3A and Ashley Wood on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=491809930939356&set=a.171259129661106.35797.171245289662490&type=1&theater):



Ashley delivering the update about 2000AD and 3A:

"I just love writing the name 2000AD, even though we have all trotted past said date, its still conjures up thoughts of the future, and thats why I'm writing this post today.

The future of 2000AD and 3A.

I could yap on about the details about the previous years attempts at making the toys ( best moment for me was Ro -Jaws ), but in short in 2014 we are going to relaunch the 2000ad line in 1/12th, I want to make many characters, and frankly the cost and support for large expensive versions just didnt add up, plus we all want a law-master with our Dredd figure ( much much easier and cheaper in 1/12th), hell, we all want a Apocolpyse War era Sov Judge, Judge Anderson, Judge Death, Johnny Alpha with Gronk, Nemesis, fuck, even that todger Ace Garp , plus all the modern era characters.. There are a shit load of them, I personally love them all, even Shako..

You guys who have the 1/12th Mongrol have already started your collections, so help me, help 3A get these done by supporting the new line, without you guys it not gonna happen! 2000ad deserves a great toy line, fuck that, IT DEMANDS IT!

ash"
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 08 January, 2014, 02:52:17 am
Yes please! (I doubt I collect them all but I may pick up Dredd and Alpha if not too expensive. And hopefully they'll do more ABC Warriors too.)
And 1/12 is the right size for me. (I have Mongrol.)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 08 January, 2014, 02:55:18 am
Just read all that on their site. I predicted if it wasn't all over that smaller scale versions would be the only viable way forward.
Still, at least we are not gonna be killed in the wallet. Then again, that depends on how much disposable income you have.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 08 January, 2014, 02:57:39 am


Unless you have a spare 1/6th house to contain 'em all, I always thought the larger ones were overkill.

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 08 January, 2014, 03:04:44 am
Yes. The 1/12 figures are hardly small anyway. Okay, the only one I have to go on is Mongrol who is probably well above the average size of these figures, but I think we're still looking around 5-6" for the human proportioned figures, right?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 08 January, 2014, 03:14:09 am


and the 1/12 Mongrol was about a quarter the price of 1/6.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 08 January, 2014, 03:16:34 am
It's gonna kill Pete, he loves his 1/6th :lol:

I think that Tharg was about £54, so we shall have to wait and see how it pans out.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 08 January, 2014, 03:17:33 am
It's gonna kill Pete, he loves his 1/6th :lol:


He likes the bigger hands  :-X
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steve Green on 08 January, 2014, 08:18:59 am
Impressive though the 1/6 figures are - it never seemed to make much sense for a large range.

If there was going to be one 1/6 it should have been Dredd, not Tharg, not Mongrol or Ro-Jaws...

I'll have to see what comes out. A Dredd/Lawmaster would be my choice.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 08 January, 2014, 08:44:02 am
Great to finally have clarification of where things stand with the line and I think the move to 1/12 is a pretty wise one in terms of potential sales and the knock-on that that support should have for expanding the range of figures that can be developed.  There's also a lot of things that can be done with 1/12 that don't make financial or physical sense in 1/6; Lawmaster, Nort and Souther packs, etc.  And I'm holding out hope for a Teeny Tiny Two Ton Tony Tubbs.  1/6 might still happen for key characters that should sell well (Dredd, Rogue, Alpha?) and the costs of putting together a 1/6 version when things are all set up for 1/12 may not be excessive.  Fingers crossed, anyway.

Onwards and upwards!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dunk! on 08 January, 2014, 09:09:28 am
"a Apocolpyse War era Sov Judge, Judge Anderson, Judge Death, Johnny Alpha with Gronk, Nemesis, fuck, even that todger Ace Garp"

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes and erm, yes.

Sold!

Where do I enter my credit card details?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 08 January, 2014, 10:18:05 am
ZARJAZ!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 08 January, 2014, 10:39:52 am
Excellent news!   :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: radiator on 08 January, 2014, 11:51:30 am
Yeah, the giant, expensive figures always seemed a bit ambitious, especially starting with such relatively obscure characters as Ro-Jaws and Tharg (sorry Tharg!).

Don't go in for collectibles or toys myself, but certainly interested to see what they come up with, especially as I believe Rufus Dayglo is involved with designing them.

I wonder if they'd be able to get the rights to do a movie Dredd? That would surely sell fly of the shelves...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dash Decent on 08 January, 2014, 12:49:55 pm

So, are these the action figures Keef mentioned recently?  Or is there something else to look forward to as well?

Quote from: Ashley Wood
get these done by supporting the new line, without you guys it not gonna happen!

I could be entirely off the mark here, but it seems to me that the line will be a lot easier to support if the ordering process is a little more straight-forward.  I never had to look into it because I was waiting for a figure I really wanted, but even with Ming's helpful guidance it seemed (from the outside) that ordering involved rushing to a website at odd hours and a moment's notice to try and beat the 3A fans and eBay profiteers buying them all up.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 08 January, 2014, 01:09:59 pm
Judging by how things at 3A have evolved over the last couple of years, I'll risk suggesting that getting your hands on the 1/12 line should be fairly easy.  Hopefully there'll be some acknowledgment that at least a little advance warning is beneficial for sales numbers, and combined with a decent early-warning system here and fairly lengthy online sales windows at the Bambaland store, things might just go smoothly.  With a bit of luck there may even be the opportunity for these to hit retailers (but I wouldn't count on it).

Anyway, it's good (very good) to get this news at the start of the year.  Fingers crossed for some positive developments and one of yer actual sales in the next few months.  It's been a long wait but anyone who's had their grubby hands on any of 3A's toys knows that these will be the best 2000AD toys you could hope for.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: James Stacey on 08 January, 2014, 01:19:58 pm
Has to be said the crazy ordering process is what has put me off potential purchases in the past. I like to order when is convenient for me, not in a trolley dash  :lol: Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 08 January, 2014, 07:44:02 pm
It's gonna kill Pete, he loves his 1/6th :lol:

I think that Tharg was about £54, so we shall have to wait and see how it pans out.

You're right JB! I'm thrilled the line isn't dead but REALLY want my 1/6th Dredd. Here's hoping Hot Toys or Sideshow do a 1/6th Movie Dredd, then I'll be super happy!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 08 January, 2014, 10:13:22 pm
So... anyone want to buy a 1/6th Mongrol?  :o
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 09 January, 2014, 10:00:15 am
I know what you mean Jimbo! But I'm never letting mine go...

Just been talking about this on the 3A board: Ashley Wood mentions the line 'needs support' and there's around a dozen regular 2k fans I know of who buy or have bought the 3A stuff (excluding those here). Of course I'd like to see the toys succeed and a way that might happen is through advertising or promotion in 2000ad and the Megazine i.e. direct to the 2000ad audience.

Is promotion up to 3A or can Rebellion gives things a push from their side? The Megazine also has room for articles which could also be used to highlight the stuff - when there's anything to show of course.

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Molch-R on 09 January, 2014, 10:21:02 am
Is promotion up to 3A or can Rebellion gives things a push from their side? The Megazine also has room for articles which could also be used to highlight the stuff - when there's anything to show of course.

As a licensee promotion and advertisements are 3A's responsibility, and we have run adverts for them in the past. But unless they let us know about things we can't push them. And we wouldn't do Meg advertorials on licensed material.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 09 January, 2014, 10:25:03 am
Cheers Molch - thought as much.

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 09 January, 2014, 04:03:10 pm
All we as fans can do is promote any upcoming release via twitter and facebook, as obviously we'll post on here! There are numerous 2000 AD groups and followers out there, so it's up to us to spread the word. Now where have I heard that saying before :think:
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 09 January, 2014, 04:23:53 pm
The likes of the 2000AD Facebook/Tumblr/Twitter pages are really active and informative these days, in a way that they weren't back when Mongrol was first released (or even Ro-Jaws, really). I'm sure they'd promote upcoming poducts if they get the info - 3A is the weird one, with its secret sales and secret prices and three day's notice. I assume there's a logic behind it but they don't really seem to help themselves there.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 09 January, 2014, 04:28:46 pm
I totally agree with you there DJ, an insane way to sell your goods. You may get the die hard fans lining up to buy them but how many times have I heard the lines, 'when did that come out, I would've bought one of those' quite a few, that's how many ::)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: James Stacey on 09 January, 2014, 04:42:22 pm
Spot on DJ. I don't understand the point of 'its a limited edition but we wont say how many' or special stealth sales practices which seem to help the scalpers willing to jump through hoops as its easier to buy from them at inflated prices. It's just all odd. I'll buy the crap out of a series of good 1/12 scale figs if I know I can get hold of them. As someone who gets a collecting bug in the brain for such things I wouldn't want to enter into it knowing that figures might be released I don't find out about till too late or when I might not be in a position to drop everything and run to a website.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Bat King on 09 January, 2014, 05:44:54 pm
I won't buy them... not in to Action Figures unless really cheap and on a whim (a quid in a charity shop maybe). Though I'f accept one happily as a gift from friends or family.

I will seriously consider doing an article on my blog about them though as I do understand people like them - I'd do it as 'News' rather than a 'Review' obviously...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 10 January, 2014, 10:04:25 am
Spot on DJ. I don't understand the point of 'its a limited edition but we wont say how many' or special stealth sales practices which seem to help the scalpers willing to jump through hoops as its easier to buy from them at inflated prices. It's just all odd. I'll buy the crap out of a series of good 1/12 scale figs if I know I can get hold of them. As someone who gets a collecting bug in the brain for such things I wouldn't want to enter into it knowing that figures might be released I don't find out about till too late or when I might not be in a position to drop everything and run to a website.

Think it's more accurate to say rather than 'limited edition' it's a one off pre order sale, like pretty much the rest of the designer vinyl or high end toy market. Probably. Which leads to your other points! They definitely didn't help sales numbers by dropping expensive figures like Mongrol with such short notice. They did hang about longer on the Bambaland store, but that's besides the point when you haven't the dosh to drop on them. The lack of information and updates also help to take the wind out of any potential sales, and much as I'm happy to see the toys continue in some way or another I also have that niggle in the back of my head that says 'believe it when I see it'. Plus I'm not so keen on the 1/12 scale humes but I'm sure I'll be all over these.

Like the man says though, it's the only game in town.

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: mogzilla on 13 January, 2014, 03:09:55 pm
how much are the littler ones?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 13 January, 2014, 05:21:23 pm
how much are the littler ones?

About £40, if I remember correctly.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 13 January, 2014, 07:04:01 pm
Yep, I think that's what I paid for Mongrol. Bear in mind he is probably bigger than the usual characters in that proportion so you might be paying less for the hume versions.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 14 January, 2014, 03:16:44 pm
Having picked up two of the 'little' Tomorrow Queens' they are terribly little and, tbh, not very good. The size means the material for the outfits can't be cut convincingly so doesn't look like a dress but a band of material. They also look like they'd break easy as the limbs are incredibly slender. Makes me think doing mongrol in 1/6 may have been a mistake (too big / expensive) but doing humanoids in 1/12 is also an error - too small / fragile.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Devons Daddy on 18 January, 2014, 03:27:41 am
I have the budget, but the difficulty in getting the info has always been my issue.

3A superb stuff, the rojaws,Mongrol and Tharg all excellent.
but the time line between order and delivery was challenge to many i am sure.

still the new range i wish them success,
if they can offer links for us to share i am sure we can promote for them, we all have large social media contacts after all.

3a have never disappointed me i must say. ROJAWS was amongst their greatest achievement. he was perfect in everyday.


Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 19 January, 2014, 05:54:19 pm
Over on the ThreeA Blog today on Ashley Wood's Q&A bit, exciting!

Q: You've lit a fire with the announcement of the continuation of the 2000ad line in 1/12! Could you please spill the beans on which will be the first release to kickstart the line again? I guess Ro-Jaws might be logical but it would be amazing to get the long awaited Hammerstein or Dredd to get a huge buzz going.
A: Dredd, Death, Sov Judge, Johnny Alpha, Rouge, Nemesis ( any yes all ABC will be there ). Gonna release in groups too, not singular releases. I dont mean boxed set ( though there will be ) but waves, more in line with traditional figure releases. Im sure your sick of hearing me say I love these characters, but I do, we are risking a lot of $ on this, but I think they have to be made!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 19 January, 2014, 06:49:19 pm
Absolutely brilliant news!

Bring 'em on!    :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Colin YNWA on 19 January, 2014, 07:06:34 pm
You know I might even stretch to a Nemesis if one's produced at a reasonable(ish) price.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JamesC on 20 January, 2014, 02:34:37 pm
If they're around the £40 mark I'll definitely get an Alpha and a Nemesis.
I'm likely to be a little more picky about the Dredd and Rogue sculpts, but if I like them I'll definitely consider a purchase.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 20 January, 2014, 04:45:49 pm
Now we've had some further encouraging words from Ash I'll start pushing for seeing some shots of stuff in development; I think that'd be a big help in building support for these once they start appearing.  Assuming some figures are at a sufficiently advanced stage and have been approved by Rebellion, hopefully we'll get to see something (though I'm obviously not holding my breath).

Seeing multiple characters go on sale at the same time (singles or packs), and presumably hanging around the Bambaland store for a good while, akin to previous 3A 'resident sales' would be a HUGE improvement on the situation with 1/6.  The bigger figures are fantastic but the problems with selling those (high development costs, low sales) are obvious, even if a different approach (*cough* advertising, Dredd, etc. *cough*) may well have had some positive impact in that area.

Price-wise, these should (should) be relatively affordable (at least relative to 1/6).  1/12 Mongrol was USD 55 plus postage (I think) but bear in mind that's a fairly big 'bot compared to your average human, so fairly simple human-sized figures should clock in under that.  As a guide, the previously released 1/12 Zombs (in carded plastic blisters) were $28 each plus shipping and there was a four-pack of jumpsuited figures for $65.  Prices may be a bit higher than that for some 2000AD stuff given the complexity involved, but 3A do try and keep costs down where they can, so hopefully these will be priced with a view to selling as high a volume as possible.  It would be GREAT to see Dredd or Rogue among the first figures, purely as a way to generate some buzz and get some decent sales figures (and getting people hooked early on).

Anyway, the bottom line is that 3A x 2000AD lives on!

 :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: DKCX on 20 January, 2014, 09:11:08 pm
Great news!!!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Trout on 21 January, 2014, 01:20:49 am
I just want to express some support here.

I don't collect action figures but, having been given a Mongrol by the amazing Mikey, I have a new appreciation for 3A. I love the idea of these, especially a Sov Judge. Well done to 3A for taking the risk. I will try very hard to support this new line!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: James Stacey on 21 January, 2014, 09:47:45 am
If, as it sounds like, 3A are getting their act together and listening to feedback I'm happily onboard. A Nemesis fig would be instabuy
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Devons Daddy on 21 January, 2014, 02:16:24 pm
I pledge my groats!!
They deserve my support
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 21 January, 2014, 03:30:08 pm
having been given a Mongrol by the amazing Mikey,

First off that's not a euphemism in case anyone was wondering and secondly, and most importantly, that was a collective effort. I just posted it!

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Trout on 22 January, 2014, 01:34:14 am
having been given a Mongrol by the amazing Mikey,

First off that's not a euphemism in case anyone was wondering and secondly, and most importantly, that was a collective effort. I just posted it!

M.

Yes, you all rock. Thanks!  :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 28 January, 2014, 01:16:26 pm
Their Iron Man is stunning... Ack, what might have been....
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 10 February, 2014, 03:18:57 am
Of interest for the future of the 2000ad line... From this weeks 'ask Ashley Woods'

Q: With the recent news that Nintendo will be expanding their character licensing have you thought any about going for the license? I don't think I'm alone in saying that I would love to see your interpretation of characters like Link and especially Samus Aran (in both Armored and Zero suit of course) I think your art style would suit them perfectly. 
A: Well going forward the only licensed stuff 3A wants to do is when we can redesign on top of the original idea ( sure I love some stuff as is, but I will always stand up and have a whirl at classic stuff too! ) But I have to be honest, no Nintendo stuff at the mo. I want a Princess Daisy figure, always cooler than Peach!

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: menno on 20 February, 2014, 01:29:15 am
So... anyone want to buy a 1/6th Mongrol?  :o

Yeah, I'm looking for one to keep ro-jaws company. I like the 1/6th size.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dandontdare on 20 February, 2014, 09:09:13 am
If they ever get around to doing a 1/12 Ro-Jaws, I'll be selling my 1/6 version and aiming to get the full set of smaller ones.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Teivion on 20 February, 2014, 09:22:08 am
The lack of ANYTHING 2000 AD related on their stand at the US Toyfair 2014 says it all really.

http://www.worldofthreea.com/threea-production-blog/jqmlft4prs6tt43gdjblrf48vexgx9?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 20 February, 2014, 09:32:05 am
Well, it says (to me, at least) that 3A stand to make far more money from stuff like Marvel and their own properties compared to the 2000AD stuff, which I guess will make them diddly squat (whenever it appears).
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Teivion on 20 February, 2014, 09:53:04 am
Well, true, but if they dont bother promoting the license, of which this show was a perfect and 'free' opportunity,  it always will make them diddly squat....;-)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 20 February, 2014, 10:12:40 am
True enough -  as I've grown weary of telling them since 2009.  Then again, how they  run their business is their business.  Still, if they want better sales it'd be very easy to give the numbers a bump through things like showing pictures of forthcoming figures and announcing sales ahead of time.  Adverts wouldn't hurt but that's a bit of a stretch for 3A.  Getting some info and pics and letting people get the word out via other channels is as much as we can hope for, I think.

I keep pushing for info, but it's like banging my head against a wall and to be honest I've got better things to do.


EDIT: K33F - I know the ball's in Ash's court but is there any chance you could try and get an update out of him?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: mogzilla on 20 February, 2014, 11:33:00 am
give the licence to neca! or character!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: gronk guy on 20 February, 2014, 12:10:42 pm
The lack of ANYTHING 2000 AD related on their stand at the US Toyfair 2014 says it all really.

http://www.worldofthreea.com/threea-production-blog/jqmlft4prs6tt43gdjblrf48vexgx9?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

looks like Pete's house.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 20 February, 2014, 12:12:16 pm
The lack of ANYTHING 2000 AD related on their stand at the US Toyfair 2014 says it all really.

http://www.worldofthreea.com/threea-production-blog/jqmlft4prs6tt43gdjblrf48vexgx9?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

looks like Pete's house.

Nah, Pete has some 2000AD toys on display.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 20 February, 2014, 01:23:50 pm
K33F - many thanks for that.  I figured (and I was not alone) that 3A x 2000AD was dead in the water so the 1/12 announcement came as a nice surprise, but as it's been followed up by the usual grim silence and tumbleweeds, it seems that rumours of life may have been exaggerated (or at least a bit premature).

I'll post up your comments over on the 3A forum and see if someone there can find their arse with both hands and a map out what's happening.

Thanks again for the input!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 20 February, 2014, 01:33:02 pm
Drokk! That's sad, especially after the effort put in by K33F to keep the ball rolling. I hope something comes of your hard work but I fear the end is near.
If only they had started with DREDD Aaaaargh!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 20 February, 2014, 01:39:21 pm
Oh FFS  >:(
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 20 February, 2014, 01:48:54 pm
That's really dispiriting news.

I'm with mogzilla. If 3A don't want to continue, offer the licence to NECA.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 20 February, 2014, 01:50:36 pm
They really are the oddest company...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 20 February, 2014, 02:03:56 pm
They announced the 1/12 figures right before the annual 3A membership pack ($200) went on sale. I renewed because of the announcement and now feel robbed.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 20 February, 2014, 02:07:51 pm
Go get 'em Pete >:D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: mogzilla on 20 February, 2014, 02:43:19 pm
That's really dispiriting news.

I'm with mogzilla. If 3A don't want to continue, offer the licence to NECA.

they'd be a damn sight more affordable and more 'visible',
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 20 February, 2014, 02:52:54 pm
I wish a 2000AD action figure range would get a break!   :(
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 20 February, 2014, 02:59:46 pm
Well there's bound to be a load of moaning on the 3A forum now so maybe we'll get an update from Ash at some point...  He obviously cares for this stuff but with so many other things going on this has clearly fallen by the wayside.  I'm not giving up hope (yet) although I am ceasing to particularly care whether this continues or not.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dunk! on 20 February, 2014, 03:06:36 pm
This is terrible news, though I cling to the hope of something positive on the horizon.

I for one will never buy anything from 3A aga... Oh Portal 2 robots! Mine!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Robo-K33F on 20 February, 2014, 03:28:44 pm
This is terrible news, though I cling to the hope of something positive on the horizon.

I for one will never buy anything from 3A aga... Oh Portal 2 robots! Mine!

Hopefully it isn't - we just need one of those signed contracts back and a schedule update. I know that 3A have already put a lot of work into another ABC Warrior, so fingers crossed.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dunk! on 20 February, 2014, 03:34:03 pm
already put a lot of work into another ABC Warrior

Tease.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 20 February, 2014, 03:45:13 pm
have already put a lot of work into another ABC Warrior, so fingers crossed.

It's getting like bloody Bullseye this: 'Look at what you could have won'.

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steve Green on 20 February, 2014, 04:11:22 pm
Smushing, super, great
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Robo-K33F on 20 February, 2014, 04:15:07 pm
already put a lot of work into another ABC Warrior

Tease.

Sorry guys - I'm not deliberately trying to wind you up. Just wanted to let you know that there has been a lot of work put into another figure.

At the risk of upsetting them, I just don't want to say who it is.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dandontdare on 20 February, 2014, 04:22:54 pm
Smushing, super, great
:lol:
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 20 February, 2014, 04:30:33 pm
already put a lot of work into another ABC Warrior

Tease.

Sorry guys - I'm not deliberately trying to wind you up. Just wanted to let you know that there has been a lot of work put into another figure.

At the risk of upsetting them, I just don't want to say who it is.

Is it Jim Bowen?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 20 February, 2014, 04:37:15 pm
Smushing, super, great

Oh, well played sir!

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: strontium71 on 20 February, 2014, 06:00:50 pm
already put a lot of work into another ABC Warrior

Tease.

Sorry guys - I'm not deliberately trying to wind you up. Just wanted to let you know that there has been a lot of work put into another figure.

At the risk of upsetting them, I just don't want to say who it is.

Is it Jim Bowen?

A one-sixth Jim Bowen? Yes please! With accessories including a miniature Bully , and a wad of money to count out in the 3 minute ad-break! Variant includes a mini-speedboat for those unlucky winners who live in hi-rises  :lol:
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 20 February, 2014, 07:35:47 pm
already put a lot of work into another ABC Warrior

Tease.

Sorry guys - I'm not deliberately trying to wind you up. Just wanted to let you know that there has been a lot of work put into another figure.

At the risk of upsetting them, I just don't want to say who it is.

It's okay Keef, Ashley Wood has already said the Hammerstein was next and almost finished and it's not like he would ever lie to us...  >:(
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: DKCX on 20 February, 2014, 08:23:02 pm
 :'(
This is disappointing.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Robo-K33F on 21 February, 2014, 09:14:58 am
Hello all.

Thanks to you guys (esp. Ming) everything is back on track now.

More 2000 AD/3A toys coming your way!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 21 February, 2014, 09:27:38 am
Hurray! Thanks K33F!

I think Ming deserves a Krill Tro Thargo for his sterling efforts to get tat into the hands of hungry Squaxx.

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 21 February, 2014, 09:40:07 am
Awesome news, K33F.

I guessed that since Ash announced the 2000AD line wasn't dead it was likely to be poor communication / too many plates spinning, but it's nice to have this sorted.

Now I just need to continue moaning and griping until 3A allow advertising 2000AD toys, releasing pics of upcoming toys, and announcing dates and prices well before sales.

Don't worry, I'm on it...

 :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: inkymonkey on 21 February, 2014, 10:52:47 am
Go do your thing Ming, sounds like the folks over on the 3A 2000AD forum need to be distracted a bit...

...and looking forward to some news soon..!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 21 February, 2014, 10:56:13 am
Woot, woot!

Excellent news! Glad to hear thing's are back on track!   :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dunk! on 21 February, 2014, 02:49:48 pm
Was it my one man trade embargo?

'Cos I'm willing to go that extra mile again.

Dunk!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Bat King on 21 February, 2014, 07:14:29 pm
Cool. Nice to know communication can be oiled by Squaxx and Droid alike!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 21 February, 2014, 07:16:31 pm
From Gregory at 3A: "Wouldn't sweat the details about the behind the scenes stuff. Series 1 is coming. The fact that there is a Dredd with Lawmaster coming out is pretty mind bending"

Happy now?

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 21 February, 2014, 07:19:49 pm
From Gregory at 3A: "Wouldn't sweat the details about the behind the scenes stuff. Series 1 is coming. The fact that there is a Dredd with Lawmaster coming out is pretty mind bending"

Happy now?

Yes! Yes! Drokking yes!   :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 21 February, 2014, 07:26:29 pm
What's the average height of a 1/12 figure, Ming? About 6 inches, I'm guessing?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: mogzilla on 21 February, 2014, 07:32:49 pm
roughly, just make them affordable and easy to get hold of pleeease!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Frank on 21 February, 2014, 07:33:39 pm
What's the average height of a 1/12 figure, Ming? About 6 inches, I'm guessing?

Maybe Thryllseekr could look into this for us?

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 21 February, 2014, 07:35:44 pm
What's the average height of a 1/12 figure, Ming? About 6 inches, I'm guessing?

Maybe Thryllseekr could look into this for us?

Indeed...

(http://richannel.org/images/dsc_6863_0.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Hawkmumbler on 22 February, 2014, 01:37:00 pm
I was mighty interested in getting me one of them Mongrols....then I saw the price tag.  :o
Maybe not now....but sometime I shall have one.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 02 March, 2014, 03:43:37 pm
2000AD info from the latest Q&A session with Ash:

Q: Do you have any estimated date in mind for when the first 1/12 2000AD figs might hit Bamba and what it might be?

A: Well we are working on 6 of them at the moment, its an ASAP thing for us and Rebellion!


Nothing concrete, but it's promising...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 02 March, 2014, 03:59:48 pm
I'd say! I hope they don't put them all up at once though, I can't afford that! Not that I'd get them all...

I'm mainly all about the robots. Not in a Lobster Random kinda way, although I do feel a surge of (unsexual) love every time I see Mongrol perched on my stool. (I'm sure there's a sick Ro-Jaws joke waiting to happen there. Stool. Get it?) So I'm pretty much interested in any of the main ABC Warriors or a smaller Ro-Jaws.

I'd like  a Dredd (although if he's on the lawmaster that might pump price out of my range... but oh the temptation.. ) and possibly an Alpha too.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 23 March, 2014, 02:55:29 pm
Revealed today, the six characters slated for the first wave of releases (with a mid-year release date mentioned):

They are -
Dredd [with Lawmaster?]
Sov Judge
Hammerstein
Nemesis the Warlock
Robo Hunter [I'm guessing that means Sam Slade...?]
Anderson
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 23 March, 2014, 03:02:53 pm
Nice!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 23 March, 2014, 03:03:18 pm
Sold!

I'll have all that lot, please.

Great to hear some more news at last!

 :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 23 March, 2014, 03:06:21 pm
Hearing actual, definite names suddenly makes it all feel real again, doesn't it?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 23 March, 2014, 03:26:36 pm
Revealed today, the six characters slated for the first wave of releases (with a mid-year release date mentioned)


Q: Can you please name some of 1/12th 2000AD characters which are in the works and in which quarter of this year we might see one for pre-order?

A: We are looking for a mid years pre-order as we want a to release a bunch together, We have Dredd, Sov Judge, Nemesis, Hammerstein, Robo Hunter and Judge Anderson slated for the first wave!


I'd say it'll be more likely late in the year when they arrive.


https://www.facebook.com/notes/3avox/sunday-qa-with-ashley-wood-24/533183143468701
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 23 March, 2014, 03:46:06 pm
I'd be very surprised if we actually get our mits on them before 2015. Though a christmas delivery would be nice.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: judda fett on 23 March, 2014, 04:06:33 pm
I crave that list  :o
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 23 March, 2014, 04:49:35 pm
I definitely want a Dredd and Hammerstein. (Favouring the latter if I have to pick just one.)

While it's good there'll be a few, financially it could be a shame due to fact these are limited productions so you couldn't really buy one then save up for another. Unless you're willing to pay massive eBay prices.

But...

... They'll be lovely to see just the same.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 23 March, 2014, 05:55:17 pm
I definitely want a Dredd and Hammerstein. (Favouring the latter if I have to pick just one.)

While it's good there'll be a few, financially it could be a shame due to fact these are limited productions so you couldn't really buy one then save up for another. Unless you're willing to pay massive eBay prices.

But...

... They'll be lovely to see just the same.

one sixth bruce might be doing their 'lay-away' (instalment) options (pay % on the sale date, the rest on delivery - so that would give you likely 6 months to gather the cash). No official word on it but you could enquire of them via their site.

Looking forward to these but really think its the last hurrah for 3A 2000AD - their sales method just isn't conducive to niche IP like 2000AD. Their pre-order plus industry sales works for their own stuff but aside from us will many folk really buy a Sam Slade at 40 quid?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dash Decent on 23 March, 2014, 10:23:11 pm
I'm completely not tempted in the slightest.

Not a bit.  Not at all.

How soon can I buy these?????

A Sov Judge!  It's almost worth not getting a Rogue Trooper for that.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dash Decent on 23 March, 2014, 10:25:25 pm
Presumably Sam comes with Stogie too.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Hawkmumbler on 23 March, 2014, 10:25:50 pm
I'll take a Nemesis and a Hammerstein!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Link Prime on 24 March, 2014, 03:14:58 pm
I'll take a Nemesis and a Hammerstein!

I'll have to get a Nemesis at least.
Looking forward to seeing how they turn out.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 24 March, 2014, 03:42:16 pm
Revealed today, the six characters slated for the first wave of releases (with a mid-year release date mentioned)


Q: Can you please name some of 1/12th 2000AD characters which are in the works and in which quarter of this year we might see one for pre-order?

A: We are looking for a mid years pre-order as we want a to release a bunch together, We have Dredd, Sov Judge, Nemesis, Hammerstein, Robo Hunter and Judge Anderson slated for the first wave!


I'd say it'll be more likely late in the year when they arrive.


https://www.facebook.com/notes/3avox/sunday-qa-with-ashley-wood-24/533183143468701


Great news on the first wave!

Debit card primed and ready!   :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 24 March, 2014, 07:48:34 pm
The Sov judge is a bit off for me - it's not really a character.

But I'd buy the others, God help me.

I'd pay £40 for a Robo Hunter, especially if it came with his three helpers.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: blackmocco on 24 March, 2014, 07:49:26 pm
All. Now.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: inkymonkey on 25 March, 2014, 12:44:21 am
I'll have six of the best, thank you.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Large48 on 26 March, 2014, 08:26:06 am
So taking 3A's previous delivery dates into account, their may be other 1/6th ones out before then.

You ain't seen me right.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dunk! on 26 March, 2014, 09:21:27 am
Robo-Hunter and Nemesis.

Joy.

Slight wallet panic, but mainly:

Deep Joy.

Dunk!


And now to wait...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 26 March, 2014, 09:48:31 am
It's great to have a decent heads-up for when these are likely to appear for sale.  Having said that, I know that 3A have had a habit of announcing rough timings for future sales (months, quarters, etc.) without them going according to plan, only for figures to appear suddenly with very little notice.  Hopefully the 'mid-year' slot proposed for the first wave of 1/12 figures is an achievable one - I'd like to think so, anyway. 

If you're interested in these, just plan ahead and figure on these being in the region of $45 each plus $15 for shipping...  That's guesswork on my part but based on previous sales of figures of similar scale and complexity; as we may not get official word on price for a while I though a rough idea would be more use than no idea...  As well as being available individually, I expect that there may be some kind of 'bumper set', possibly a little cheaper than the six combined or with some kind of extra thrown in.  Pure speculation, though!

I also expect that the 2000AD stuff will be featured as a 'resident sale' on Bambaland meaning that these will be available for a while, rather than a mad scramble.

Pics, pics, pics - everyone start asking for pics, please.

 :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dash Decent on 26 March, 2014, 10:18:18 am
The Sov judge is a bit off for me - it's not really a character.

I like the idea of the Dredd figure having a nemesis to pair it with and that for once isn't Judge Death.

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dunk! on 26 March, 2014, 11:52:16 am
$45 each plus $15 for shipping...  That's guesswork on my part but based on previous sales of figures of similar scale and complexity

So $60 a figure, $420 the set = £253-ish (that's today, going by an online currency converter)

All guesswork obviously, but it's good to plan ahead... and gulp.

Dunk!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Hawkmumbler on 26 March, 2014, 11:57:13 am
As much as I would love the whole set it's just not financially viable atm. My primary job and hobby eats up a lot of money, then theirs driving lessons to plan for and my first home to save for. Grrrr, damn society, I want my Dredd action figure.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 26 March, 2014, 12:35:05 pm
$45 each plus $15 for shipping...  That's guesswork on my part but based on previous sales of figures of similar scale and complexity

So $60 a figure, $420 the set = £253-ish (that's today, going by an online currency converter)

All guesswork obviously, but it's good to plan ahead... and gulp.

Dunk!

I'd expect the full set of six to come in under that figure, but I guess we'll see.  Ash does try to keep costs as low as possible and obviously wants to sell as many of these things as he can.  Bumper sets are likely to cost less per figure than they will individually, so when we know more it might be worth peoples' while to consider working together and splitting sets.  Still, please bear in mind this is all idle speculation until something official is heard.

A previously released set of four WWRp (1/12) Grunts weighed in at $180 including shipping...  Standard 1/12 human figures but definitely heavy on the accessories, so maybe comparable to the 2000AD stuff. Maybe.

(http://i.imgur.com/BTdnXXY.jpg)

Singles for these were available; the one below (even more kit-heavy than those above) was $45 plus $15 for shipping.

(http://i.imgur.com/FycjYSG.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 30 March, 2014, 06:15:51 pm
If they do two figure sets I might be up for that..depending on the figures of course. (Actually, since my mind is on Hammerstein and Dredd I think it's unlikely those would be paired together. Dredd and Anderson though... I might be up for that.)

A full set though? That'll be out of my price range.

If the individual figures have more accessories I think I might go that route. I like all that stuff...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 30 March, 2014, 07:43:09 pm
If they do two figure sets I might be up for that..depending on the figures of course. (Actually, since my mind is on Hammerstein and Dredd I think it's unlikely those would be paired together. Dredd and Anderson though... I might be up for that.)

A full set though? That'll be out of my price range.

If the individual figures have more accessories I think I might go that route. I like all that stuff...

Two-packs... maybe.  Future multi-figure packs (four Dark Judges, f'rinstance) are more likely than random pairings of characters from this first wave, but who knows?

As for individual figures, they'll have (I expect) exactly the same accessories whether sold alone or as part of a pack.  The ones I showed above were different - the yellow EMGY Grunt wasn't part of a pack, just sold individually and was a scaled down version of a previous 1/6 release.

Hopefully we'll get more info down the line but I'll happily push for specific details if anyone has anything they want me to look into.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: mogzilla on 02 April, 2014, 05:38:07 pm
slightly off topic but not much ...is Ashley the same Ashley wood who used to do "hellspawn"?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 02 April, 2014, 05:42:55 pm
slightly off topic but not much ...is Ashley the same Ashley wood who used to do "hellspawn"?

Yup.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: mogzilla on 02 April, 2014, 05:51:14 pm
slightly off topic but not much ...is Ashley the same Ashley wood who used to do "hellspawn"?

Yup.

nice! give him my best,
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: radiator on 02 April, 2014, 06:02:27 pm
I was looking through Ashley Wood's Dredd story 'Skar' from the early nineties the other day. He's, er, come on a little since then as an artist I think it's fair to say.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: mogzilla on 03 April, 2014, 12:58:15 am
i found it hard to jump from cappullo to ashleys style in the spawn series he did... glad to say I got it!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 27 April, 2014, 04:39:08 pm
No real news lately, but 2000AD got a mention in the latest Sunday Q&A so I may as well stick that in here...

Q: I was surprised to see Sam Slade in the first wave of 2000AD figures, though in hindsight he's an obvious threeA choice. Will he come with Hoagy, Stogy and Cutie? I hope so!
A: Why, Sam is 2000ad A list, and like you allude too, he is a Robo Hunter, gotta love that ! Im pretty sure it aint Sam without Stogey!


So, Stogie - yup.  Hoagy, Cutie - dunno.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 27 April, 2014, 10:57:49 pm
I suppose Hoagy would be a figure in his own right.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dash Decent on 28 April, 2014, 02:12:43 am
He should come with Cutie; she could be just part of his belt.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Devons Daddy on 18 May, 2014, 03:24:05 am
wow so i prepare around 300 sterling,  ::)
to put these boxes away for later stage return of playroom in my life, after the twins grow up.

WORKS FOR ME!!!!!
keep us posted,

 :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 20 May, 2014, 08:28:11 pm
From the 3A Facebook page Q&A:

Q: Any chance of a sneak peak of the 2000AD range of figures?
A: Issue 2 of the 3Adventure has a sneaky blur kinda tease, its, cool, intact Ill say this, I'm very excited by our progress, the dress is great, Hammerstein is looking baller!

Can someone explain what the 3Adventure is please?

Edit: Just found out what it is! :-).

http://issuu.com/threea/docs/3a_adventure_issue001_april2014?e=11654045/7541216
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 20 May, 2014, 08:33:10 pm
And why are they putting Hammerstein in a frock? Isn't that more Joe Pineapples thing?

Just kidding, I know that's not what they meant.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 14 June, 2014, 03:06:00 pm
Judge Death now hinted at (by Ash) for inclusion in the 1/12 scale Wave One.  Some advert (?) in an upcoming Prog, too.

K33F, any confirmation?

 :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: inkymonkey on 15 June, 2014, 07:04:35 am
Judge Death now hinted at (by Ash) for inclusion in the 1/12 scale Wave One.  Some advert (?) in an upcoming Prog, too.

K33F, any confirmation?

 :)

According to Ash, a very Bollandy Death.  Sounds very interesting...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 15 June, 2014, 10:47:46 am
Some very encouraging news there!   :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Robo-K33F on 15 June, 2014, 10:34:28 pm
Judge Death now hinted at (by Ash) for inclusion in the 1/12 scale Wave One.  Some advert (?) in an upcoming Prog, too.

K33F, any confirmation?

 :)

The crime is speculation. The sentence is...maybe...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: inkymonkey on 16 June, 2014, 12:46:53 am
Cheers K33F, the {speculative} possibility of one Sidney D'eath being unleashed on the world fair warms the heart...

...though not for long, given his modus operandi.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Trout on 16 June, 2014, 01:12:23 am
Judge Death now hinted at (by Ash) for inclusion in the 1/12 scale Wave One.  Some advert (?) in an upcoming Prog, too.

K33F, any confirmation?

 :)

The crime is speculation. The sentence is...maybe...

Sequel confirmed.  ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steve Green on 16 June, 2014, 10:16:07 am
He must mean that Dredd will be killed off by Dark Judge Maybe in the Christmas prog.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 18 June, 2014, 11:32:38 am
Does this count as confirmation? :D

(http://i.imgur.com/nmonZ3M.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 18 June, 2014, 11:38:31 am
 :o I think I just heard the Burdis roar of joy from here.... where did you see that?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Jim_Campbell on 18 June, 2014, 11:42:40 am
:o I think I just heard the Burdis roar of joy from here.... where did you see that?

Official 2000AD 'newsletter' email.

Cheers

Jim
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 18 June, 2014, 11:45:40 am
*checks Inbox*

Oh yeah. It's worrying I visit here more than I look at my inbox.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 18 June, 2014, 11:45:56 am
Nice!  :thumbsup:
Any more pics forthcoming of the figures in the series?   :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 18 June, 2014, 11:59:15 am
:o I think I just heard the Burdis roar of joy from here

I was out down the town and eating a BBQ pulled pork bake from Greggs when I opened my email and nearly choked. It looks impressive :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dunk! on 18 June, 2014, 12:17:09 pm
Ohhhhh yes! says Dunk.

Oh Gawd! says his wallet.

My interest returns.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 18 June, 2014, 12:54:07 pm
....they do a BBQ pulled pork bake in Greggs?!

Wait, no, that's not the big news here. Absolutely amazing reveal - can't wait for these :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 18 June, 2014, 01:03:27 pm
I disagree CFM, that'd be big news for me.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 18 June, 2014, 01:05:23 pm
You tell him Pete and let me tell you, it was gorgeous :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: blackmocco on 18 June, 2014, 03:00:29 pm
Oh sweet jovis!!!!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Stella Dave on 18 June, 2014, 03:15:29 pm
Ah b'jesus, you wait for a bus...pretty gutted waiting all this time then they're all coming at once? I for one and others I'm sure can't afford that much at once. One every 6 months or even a year woulda been cool.



Forgive me if it's been mentioned...I did look back. Does this mean Ro-Jaws 1/12 is coming too?

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 18 June, 2014, 03:53:35 pm
Forgive me if it's been mentioned...I did look back. Does this mean Ro-Jaws 1/12 is coming too?

Last we heard there were no plans, but if the line does well I don't see any reason not to expect him in the future.

Death looks cracking, but to save strain on my wallet I'm operating a strict 'Millsverse only' policy with 3A or I can see things spiralling quickly out of control.  :o
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 18 June, 2014, 04:34:54 pm
...I'm operating a strict 'Millsverse only' policy with 3A or I can see things spiralling quickly out of control.  :o

Spiraling out of control, quite possibly.  Spiraling quickly out of control?  At the rate things have been going?  You're even more optimistic than me these days! :)

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 18 June, 2014, 04:44:38 pm
 :lol:

Spiralling glacially out of control, then.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Hawkmumbler on 18 June, 2014, 05:21:58 pm
Oh my poor acheing wallet!!!!!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: mogzilla on 18 June, 2014, 06:58:39 pm
anyone got a link for these I casnt find them :-[
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 18 June, 2014, 07:07:13 pm
anyone got a link for these I casnt find them :-[

No links and no concrete info announced yet (in terms of dates and prices, at least), just the image of Judge Death that was included in this weeks Thrill Mail.  As soon as any further info emerges, it will get posted here.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: mogzilla on 18 June, 2014, 07:47:16 pm
for some reason I missed that thrill mail :'(
hoping to grud these are affordable for us poor people ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: strontium71 on 18 June, 2014, 09:16:43 pm
You know , if you cross your eyes as far as you can , you can almost see it in focus  :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Inked on 08 July, 2014, 12:37:16 pm
I currently collect 1/6 scale figures, but may have to make an exception for these.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 10 July, 2014, 11:22:08 am
Is there any franchise holder more maddening than threea?

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Bat King on 11 July, 2014, 12:35:40 am
Well maybe Atari when they had the licence for Dredd and wouldn't make any more games but kept the licence...?

Not for me as I am not a big gamer but I know it bugged lots of Dredd fans at the time.

Bless Rebelion.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Grugz on 11 July, 2014, 10:24:15 pm
are we getting more announcements/details at sdcc?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 11 July, 2014, 10:29:48 pm
It's not been hinted at.

6 announced but the only teaser pic isn't of one of the six.

No news on variants or prices.

So suddenly we might be offered (usually for about a 3 day period for 2000ad IP but no guarantee) anything between 300 and 700 USD worth of 2000ad figures.

Madness.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 05 November, 2014, 03:18:58 pm
Some movement on these...

From one of the 3A staff on their forums


Short answer is we are working on them. Sculpts are being tweaked. Didn't look right. That Death teaser was an early maquette. Don't want to show anything else until they look cool.

Death's proportions have been adjusted. Did a round of clothing tests. Waiting for paint samples, any tweaks/adjustments, and then sent off for approvals. Goal still stands to have the first wave of Series One on sale this year

(asked if any preview material available)....

Nothing I can share. Licensed stuff is difficult as any bit and piece that goes out in the public has to be approved first by Ash and then approved by the licensor. Puts a halt to everything while we wait for the yes or no. Rather just power on and get these figures right, get the thumbs up, and then share. Late December if all goes to plan

(asked if premade or preorder)

Preorder and they'll be available on Bamba initially and through Retail

Series One is 9 figures total, but not all 9 figures will be a part of the first wave. Waves will be spaced out a little bit as it takes time to get these characters right


So, late december / Jan and likely no PR in the progs... (given we are so close to Prog 2015 and they have nothing to show yet).

Save you pennies now, sell back the kids Xmas pressies...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 05 November, 2014, 03:25:00 pm
Nice and good of them to explain why there'll be no news in the prog. Good work minions on finding out this development :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Molch-R on 05 November, 2014, 03:46:32 pm
and likely no PR in the progs... (given we are so close to Prog 2015 and they have nothing to show yet).

Just out of interest, how have you reached that conclusion?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 05 November, 2014, 04:42:07 pm
Series One is 9 figures total, but not all 9 figures will be a part of the first wave. Waves will be spaced out a little bit as it takes time to get these characters right

That's good news - spreading them out makes it easier on the pocket than suddenly having 9 figures and a 24-hour buying window at (inevitably) very little notice.

Wonder who the unknown two are?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 05 November, 2014, 04:42:53 pm
This is great news, we're gonna see stuff in the Christmas Prog. Exciting times!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: skurvy on 05 November, 2014, 04:49:26 pm
This is great news, we're gonna see stuff in the Christmas Prog. Exciting times!

Just out of interest, how have you reached that conclusion?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 05 November, 2014, 05:09:13 pm
So we're not gonna see anything. Dear God this is nearly as insane as the news about that series of Dredd books!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: James Stacey on 05 November, 2014, 05:14:39 pm
So we're not gonna see anything. Dear God this is nearly as insane as the news about that series of Dredd books!
Just out of interest, how have you reached that conclusion?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dunk! on 05 November, 2014, 05:27:14 pm
Collecting mixed Chinese water torture.

It's an interesting experiment.

Dunk!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Bat King on 05 November, 2014, 05:28:20 pm
Molch-r has neither confirmed or denied any announcement in, on or near any Prog; regular numbered, yearly numbered or ad hoc seasonal unnumbered.

Speculation... makes a spec out of you and lotions.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 05 November, 2014, 10:54:09 pm
and likely no PR in the progs... (given we are so close to Prog 2015 and they have nothing to show yet).

Just out of interest, how have you reached that conclusion?

I'm perfectly happy to be wrong but it's based on the fact that ThreeA have stated that they have nothing to show atm, are waiting on paint samples to continue to refine their designs and Prog 2015 goes on sale in about 5 weeks time.

You got an ace up your sleeve for us Molch-r?

Personally I'd much rather ThreeA took their time with proper full scale integrated promotion at a time other than Xmas (when bairns and family take priority) but I've a feeling they want to keep to their membership promise that there would be '2000AD product' in 2014. Which is fair enough but maybe not the best for a line they have repeated given the impression that it isn't making money for them and whose course has been radically reshaped in light of such. 
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Molch-R on 05 November, 2014, 11:01:34 pm
You got an ace up your sleeve for us Molch-r?

No, just wondered :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: inkymonkey on 06 November, 2014, 12:15:01 am
Well, nice to get some {almost} real time frames for these - it's been a long, long wait...!

But if there's a Nemesis in there (I remember that was mentioned a loonnnnng time ago), that'll be worth the wait alone...

And I for one would certainly appreciate a 2014 preorder, given I paid good money for a 3AA membership this year just so I could get these!  But I agree with BPP that the line needs good and sensible marketing and time to allow folks to be aware of it and support it.  None of this 24 hour availability for preorders, that'd be just bonkers (hello foot, meet gun).
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 06 November, 2014, 01:13:01 am
Great to hear there's further traction on the toy line, I'm highly anticipating them!  :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Bat King on 06 November, 2014, 08:33:57 am
There is a membership fee as well as normally only having 24 hours to try to spend the big bucks to buy one?

I see why it gets so frustrating for you all.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 06 November, 2014, 08:47:08 am
You don't have to be a member to buy their products! I bought the smaller* sized Mongrol and I'm not a member.

I think members get discounts though, so if you plan on  collecting a lot of their products it would probably be worth it. If you're gonna dip in and buy the odd one now and again,  it's probably not worth it.

*It's a big figure by the way. Which just goes to show how large the other one is....
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: inkymonkey on 06 November, 2014, 11:15:27 am
You don't have to be a member to buy their products! I bought the smaller* sized Mongrol and I'm not a member.

I think members get discounts though, so if you plan on  collecting a lot of their products it would probably be worth it. If you're gonna dip in and buy the odd one now and again,  it's probably not worth it.

True Mardroid, you don't have to be a member - better make that verrrry clear to anyone who's vacillating about these.

But if you were after some of the variants - well, in the past, you've had to have been a 3AA member to be able to preorder them.  Otherwise waiting till they're released and then paying a highly inflated premium on eBay to pick up one.  So - having a small problem with being a bit of a completist - it made sense for me to buy the membership...  And, of course, there IS a discount for members... 

Given there's going to be nine figures in that first wave - and probably one variant of each - it made sense to me!  :|
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 06 November, 2014, 11:38:59 am
You don't have to be a member to buy their products! I bought the smaller* sized Mongrol and I'm not a member.

I think members get discounts though, so if you plan on  collecting a lot of their products it would probably be worth it. If you're gonna dip in and buy the odd one now and again,  it's probably not worth it.

True Mardroid, you don't have to be a member - better make that verrrry clear to anyone who's vacillating about these.

But if you were after some of the variants - well, in the past, you've had to have been a 3AA member to be able to preorder them.  Otherwise waiting till they're released and then paying a highly inflated premium on eBay to pick up one.  So - having a small problem with being a bit of a completist - it made sense for me to buy the membership...  And, of course, there IS a discount for members... 

Given there's going to be nine figures in that first wave - and probably one variant of each - it made sense to me!  :|

Membership gives a 15% discount as well as a membership pack (stuffed with exclusives from their other in house brands).

Previous figures came with 'alternative' versions you had to be a member to buy but there is no confirmation whether this will or will not be the case with the 'revamped' line. There are reasons to believe it won't be, largely based on the fact that they have switched from 1/6 figures (30cm height approx) to 1/12 (10-12 cm height) and their 1/12 stuff doesn't tend to come in 'membership exclusive varieties'. Also some of their retail ranges (rather than own-site sale product) has avoided 'membership exclusives' too. However there is no hard and fast rule. I could see there being 'alt. colour Judges' fairly easily. Who knows with 3A!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: inkymonkey on 07 November, 2014, 02:24:00 am
Who knows with 3A!

Who knows indeed... ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Bat King on 09 November, 2014, 03:33:05 pm
Thanks for the insight guys.

I won't be buying any of these. Not in to them. I get why people do like them though and they are lovely items.

A mate of mine has quite a collection. Some shop or internet bought and others are kitbashed. He doesn't have many 2000AD ones yet but is interested in this line.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 30 November, 2014, 11:44:24 pm
Latest word is Judge Death 'before membership renewals' (ie early-mid Jan). They give the impression it'll need sales for any more to happen. Make of that what you will.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Misanthrope on 01 December, 2014, 05:03:39 pm
Latest word is Judge Death 'before membership renewals' (ie early-mid Jan). They give the impression it'll need sales for any more to happen. Make of that what you will.

If they want sales, why don't they bring out a Dredd figure already? It's what people want. The unlicensed figure has proved there is a market for Dredd figures.

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steve Green on 01 December, 2014, 05:17:35 pm
I don't know - it's bewildering.

OK, robots are their thing, I get that - but I've no idea why they started with Tharg.

Dredd is the IP that sells.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Bat King on 01 December, 2014, 05:44:58 pm
It is comic Judge Dredd though isn't it? Not 2012 Dredd as with the knockoff.

I assume Comic sells ok but can it be directly compared with sales of those knockoffs? I would assume it is a bigger market for the movie figures in general... ?

Death is probably a good figure as non comic readers seem to recognise Death even if they only know the Stallone movie. From my experience of nonscrots.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steve Green on 01 December, 2014, 06:13:22 pm
I'd expect movie to sell more, although without a sequel interest is likely to tail off.

Death/the Dark Judges is probably secondary to comic Dredd so it's not a bad choice, particularly with Dark Justice coming out.

Just a bit weird that they haven't done a Dredd already.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Colin YNWA on 01 December, 2014, 08:14:55 pm
Maybe that's kinda the point (not that I know ANYTHING about these things) but if you know Dredd will sell cos he's Dredd maybe you need to test whether something that isn't Dredd can be supported.

So you go close to Dredd so you don't loose on the experiment but learn a bit about selling non-Dredd...

... that could all be poppycock of course.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steve Green on 01 December, 2014, 08:38:55 pm
It seems like it would be better to sell Dredd first, (bearing in mind there was a film coming out), rather than trying to sell niche 1/6 figures like Tharg, Mongrol, Ro-jaws, and then 1/12 versions of the same etc before relenting and doing something connected to Dredd.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Bat King on 01 December, 2014, 08:51:28 pm
They seem dedicated to what they do but not very business savvy - they let the license lapse and Rebellion had to remind them...

I have a mate who collects Hot Toy's 12'' figures (the guy that bought a Dredd lid at TB) I've tipped him off to these and Dredd, Anderson & Dark Judges are what he seems to be interested in. Movie Dredd would really get him excited.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steve Green on 02 December, 2014, 01:53:38 pm
Well, looking at their other licenses (Halo, Marvel for example) I'm not sure if it's a business savvy thing so much as having higher profile IP licensed.

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: inkymonkey on 03 December, 2014, 01:04:10 am
Well, looking at their other licenses (Halo, Marvel for example) I'm not sure if it's a business savvy thing so much as having higher profile IP licensed.

Ashley Wood does keep saying how close to his heart the 2000AD stuff is... but I agree, there's definitely bigger and potentially more profitable licenses that 3A have, and Ashley is a co-owner... so there's other folks to keep happy in the mix...

In conversation with him, he does seem very committed to getting these figures out - a passion project - I guess it just isn't quite enough to get the stuff over the line in a timely manner...  Oh well, every day is another day closer to some form of confirmation of news!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Bat King on 03 December, 2014, 05:35:29 pm
So without the dodgy 2012 rip off 3A might have gone for the movie license with it being potentially a more profitable IP?

Perhaps if they had grabbed that it would help their comic Judge Dredd sales.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: inkymonkey on 03 December, 2014, 11:02:05 pm
So without the dodgy 2012 rip off 3A might have gone for the movie license with it being potentially a more profitable IP?

Perhaps if they had grabbed that it would help their comic Judge Dredd sales.

I'd be kicking myself over that one if I were them, that's for sure.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Bat King on 04 December, 2014, 01:04:10 am
Of course we don't know if the license was offered or if it was realistically viable.

Not too much licensed 2012 goods out there...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 04 December, 2014, 01:17:09 am
Of course we don't know if the license was offered or if it was realistically viable.


Or if they ever sought it at all. The focus of 3A, at least in press releases and what they have released so far, seems to be based purely on classic 2000AD iterations and the reason why the figures exist in the first place.

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Bat King on 04 December, 2014, 01:22:48 am
That too.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: inkymonkey on 04 December, 2014, 03:57:28 am
True... referencing the first 500 progs, specifically.

Guess that means no Bad Company or Bisley-style Joe Pineapples then...!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Misanthrope on 04 December, 2014, 08:56:49 am
They could have released figures of the supporting judge characters first if they wanted to test the waters for a Dredd figure.

I think Judge Anderson would have sold well.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 04 December, 2014, 01:13:03 pm
True... referencing the first 500 progs, specifically.

Guess that means no Bad Company or Bisley-style Joe Pineapples then...!

Mongrol and Ro-Jaws were offered with 'alt' colours called 'black hole versions' - so prime Bisley.

That said I doubt we'll see a Defoe, Dante or Stickleback anytime.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 04 December, 2014, 10:09:52 pm
Yeah, 3A would do a wicked Shakara.

The way the 2000AD licence has been handled by 3A is a crying shame. Releasing Tharg first was a bit daft, however I could see some logic as he was a fan piece. Mongrol was amazing and really showed what the company could do. The logical step would have been to quickly follow up with a 1/6 Dredd and Anderson (you'll be amazed how mad some of the collecting community go for female figures.) I feel this would had got the ThreeA community was behind the line it would have really taken off, they're a loyal bunch (or at least, were. I think a LOT of people are jaded by the company now.) Instead, we got long waits, little or no info and at worst, damn lies.

The company claim that the 1/12 Death is coming before the next ($150) round of 3A membership, which is mid January. I suspect he might, but dropping a figure just before or after Christmas with little or no warning is pretty suicidal. Once again we'll be blamed for not getting behind the figure and I fear the line will be quietly dropped. I really hope I'm wrong!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 04 December, 2014, 10:17:23 pm
They could have released figures of the supporting judge characters first if they wanted to test the waters for a Dredd figure.

I think Judge Anderson would have sold well.


Call me crazy but I think testing the waters for Dredd would be best served by making a Dredd figure rather than putting effort into less popular secondary characters that sell less.


Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dunk! on 04 December, 2014, 10:35:46 pm
I love my 2 Ro-Jaws and would've picked a number of figures from what was promised, but Death wasn't one of them.

Tedious.

Dunk!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 05 December, 2014, 02:16:46 am
WOW!

Pete nearly got annoyed then. Things must be bad!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 05 December, 2014, 02:22:33 am
WOW!

Pete nearly got annoyed then. Things must be bad!

He actually has got mad 'in another place' (where we've all been told we're negative nellies). Quite magnificent to behold.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 15 December, 2014, 08:11:30 pm
Hi there folks! A brief return to share this;

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/MisterD/Deathbecomesus_zpsb1287472.jpg)

And to be clear that's 14th January 2015 on Bambaland, $60.

It's finally, finally going to happen! Looking good from that small teaser I reckon.

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 15 December, 2014, 08:35:34 pm
Yay!   :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: DKCX on 15 December, 2014, 09:56:08 pm
Nice!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: inkymonkey on 16 December, 2014, 01:05:24 am
Huzzah!  Good to hear, hope it does spectacularly well!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Karl Stephan on 16 December, 2014, 01:20:51 am
Awwwwwww yeah :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 16 December, 2014, 01:55:50 am
Lovely stuff :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 17 December, 2014, 04:26:22 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/Ox54yEk.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 17 December, 2014, 04:37:58 pm
Nice!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 17 December, 2014, 06:45:47 pm
Fantassstic! Worth the wait I reckon and it looks spot on, which bodes well for the other figures in the pipeline. Hurrah!

M
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: inkymonkey on 17 December, 2014, 10:44:26 pm
Well now, never thought I'd describe old Deathy that way, but - that there's a thing of beauty.

Put me down for a couple!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 05 January, 2015, 09:40:18 am
Time for a refresher for anyone wanting to pick up Judge Death from Bambaland* (3A's online sales site) on the 14th**...

The Date:
January 14th (no time set as yet)

The Place:
http://www.bambalandstore.com/

The Price:
$60 including shipping (current 3AA members get a 15% discount on this)

Anyone wanting this through Bambaland just needs to make sure they are registered with an account at Bambaland (follow the link above and scroll to the bottom) and that they have a PayPal account for payment.  If anyone's not sure of how to proceed to just has a general question just speak up and someone here will help you out (not necessarily me!).


Just a reminder of what this is all about:

(http://i.imgur.com/GpaCTGi.jpg)


* Availability from retailers has been mentioned but not details have emerged; if you can go with the Bambaland option on the 14th then I'd do so in case the retail version doesn't appear in this dimension.

** We currently have no idea how long JD will be in the online store but I'm hopeful that it will be for at least a few days or maybe a week (longer is possible).  Again, if you can, get in early in order to avoid disappointment.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: inkymonkey on 06 January, 2015, 12:50:54 am
Good old Ming, back plugging the line...  You're a veritable saint, you know that?  I hope 3A give you a freebie, you've earned it!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 06 January, 2015, 11:10:22 am
Good old Ming, back plugging the line...  You're a veritable saint, you know that?  I hope 3A give you a freebie, you've earned it!


Heh, I'll be happy if 3A just manage to keep the line going.

Sales update: 09:00 Hong Kong time on January 14th (HK is GMT +8h, so 09:00 equates to 01:00 GMT*)

Death will be kept up on Bambaland as long as possible; 24h+ is typical for licenced figures.

As for retailer option (info from gregory at 3A): "I would contact your friendly neighborhood 3A Stockist or comic book store that orders through Diamond and give them a heads up that you want to pre-order Death from them and be on the look out for the PO info in the coming weeks.  If they don't receive the info, they should contact their 3A rep or CS to receive that information for wholesale accounts."


* I think.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: inkymonkey on 06 January, 2015, 11:28:50 pm
Heh, I'll be happy if 3A just manage to keep the line going.

I'm with you.  Fingers, toes and testicles crossed...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 07 January, 2015, 12:25:52 am
I have a sneaking suspicion that there might be a black costumed Bambaland exclusive so it may well be worth jumping through the hoops and getting it from there. I'll let you know if there is...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: inkymonkey on 07 January, 2015, 02:06:17 am
I have a sneaking suspicion that there might be a black costumed Bambaland exclusive so it may well be worth jumping through the hoops and getting it from there. I'll let you know if there is...

Yessssss... getting that feeling myself... ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: inkymonkey on 12 January, 2015, 11:25:36 am
And speaking of which...

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 12 January, 2015, 11:32:21 am
Oh aye, that'll do! I wish the 'comic' version picture wasn't just a pic of the normal one with the colour removed though. I'd like to see exactly how it looks, but I expect it's been one of those late additions yer man's keen on doing.

Still, I'm splitting hairs - I'll pick up both in any case!

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 12 January, 2015, 11:46:17 am
I'll stick with the regular I think.  Not a surprise to see a, er, Black Hole version but at least it's being made visible now and not as an unexpected hoop-jumping exercise.  Hopefully these'll sell well and the line will continue - sounds like various characters are just waiting in the wings...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Robo-K33F on 12 January, 2015, 11:51:53 am
I'll stick with the regular I think.  Not a surprise to see a, er, Black Hole version but at least it's being made visible now and not as an unexpected hoop-jumping exercise.  Hopefully these'll sell well and the line will continue - sounds like various characters are just waiting in the wings...

This was initially described to me as the 'Necropolis Edition'  - quite fitting imo.

Some great figures lined up from 3A - well worth the wait.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 12 January, 2015, 01:10:07 pm
Some great figures lined up from 3A - well worth the wait.

Great to see you're using the plural there  :D

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 12 January, 2015, 01:54:14 pm
I'll stick with the regular I think.  Not a surprise to see a, er, Black Hole version but at least it's being made visible now and not as an unexpected hoop-jumping exercise.  Hopefully these'll sell well and the line will continue - sounds like various characters are just waiting in the wings...

This was initially described to me as the 'Necropolis Edition'  - quite fitting imo.

Some great figures lined up from 3A - well worth the wait.

Ain't Necropolis without a Carlos-ink-blot-outline going on!

Definately picking up both. Different class to that JD offered elsewhere. Full steam behind the 3A.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 12 January, 2015, 02:07:57 pm
I'll stick with the regular I think.  Not a surprise to see a, er, Black Hole version but at least it's being made visible now and not as an unexpected hoop-jumping exercise.  Hopefully these'll sell well and the line will continue - sounds like various characters are just waiting in the wings...

This was initially described to me as the 'Necropolis Edition'  - quite fitting imo.

Some great figures lined up from 3A - well worth the wait.


Some great figures you say? Awesome!

Can't wait to see if 3A have there own take on the Lawmaster-maybe in the classic style!

Either way, I'll be supporting 3A and Mezco-as the more action figures the better!   ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 12 January, 2015, 04:48:02 pm
Great news on being able to buy both without becoming a member :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: inkymonkey on 12 January, 2015, 10:50:32 pm
Some great figures lined up from 3A - well worth the wait.

Thanks Robo-K33F!  Looking forward to it.  The more I think on it, the more I'm particularly looking forward to see the 3A Nemesis.  Now THAT will be awesome.

The more, the merrier!

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Robo-K33F on 13 January, 2015, 01:42:27 pm
Some great figures lined up from 3A - well worth the wait.

Thanks Robo-K33F!  Looking forward to it.  The more I think on it, the more I'm particularly looking forward to see the 3A Nemesis.  Now THAT will be awesome.

The more, the merrier!

There should be at least a couple more figures out this year from 3A - wait for an official announcement first though. If the demand is there, I'm sure that the number of releases per year will increase.

There are certainly several in development
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 13 January, 2015, 02:04:21 pm
Some great figures lined up from 3A - well worth the wait.

Thanks Robo-K33F!  Looking forward to it.  The more I think on it, the more I'm particularly looking forward to see the 3A Nemesis.  Now THAT will be awesome.

The more, the merrier!


There should be at least a couple more figures out this year from 3A - wait for an official announcement first though. If the demand is there, I'm sure that the number of releases per year will increase.

There are certainly several in development


Music to my ears (if not my wallet)!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 13 January, 2015, 08:16:59 pm
Yup! It'd be great to get enough for a shelf full...saying that, Mongrol almost takes up a whole shelf hisself!

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Zenith 666 on 13 January, 2015, 08:25:11 pm
Gladly take him off your hands and give him a good home M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Grugz on 13 January, 2015, 08:51:46 pm
is there a definitive price for these yet? mezco has put me right off with a nearly £60 for a 6 inch fig.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Zenith 666 on 13 January, 2015, 08:58:21 pm
3A toys Death is $60 so I can't see them being any cheaper.3A don't do cheap.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 13 January, 2015, 10:45:33 pm
3A toys Death is $60 so I can't see them being any cheaper.3A don't do cheap.

That includes shipping from Hong Kong. It's 40 quid at todays exchange rate. Hard to quibble really. Okay, I mean its only a toy but these things are clearly going to be limited runs.

G'wan. You know you want to...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: inkymonkey on 14 January, 2015, 12:06:41 am
They're up now, folks!  Go to it!

http://www.bambalandstore.com/default.asp (http://www.bambalandstore.com/default.asp)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Harry 20 on 14 January, 2015, 12:18:34 am
Done!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 14 January, 2015, 12:51:11 am
Very nice and now just the wait for them to arrive ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: inkymonkey on 14 January, 2015, 01:00:45 am
Very nice and now just the wait for them to arrive ;)
Gregory at 3A is saying 2nd quarter 2015... possibly 3rd. :) :P
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 14 January, 2015, 01:22:43 am
I can easily live with that!

What a year for merchandise. I hope many new Cellars are being built ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 14 January, 2015, 01:26:22 am
New notice on their blog saying Dredd, Robo-Hunter and Hammerstein coming soon.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 14 January, 2015, 02:32:25 am
New notice on their blog saying Dredd, Robo-Hunter and Hammerstein coming soon.
While I'm tempted by Judge Death, I think I'll pass. I like my robots though (I have the 1/12 Mongrol) and I think Hammerstein will be a must.

And while I was tempted by the Mezco Dredd now I know 3A are doing him.... yeah that'll do.

I did hope they'd be a bit less though. Mongrol was around that price but with his width that seemed a real bargain! But these are quality....
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 14 January, 2015, 02:45:10 am
New notice on their blog saying Dredd, Robo-Hunter and Hammerstein coming soon.
While I'm tempted by Judge Death, I think I'll pass. I like my robots though (I have the 1/12 Mongrol) and I think Hammerstein will be a must.

And while I was tempted by the Mezco Dredd now I know 3A are doing him.... yeah that'll do.

I did hope they'd be a bit less though. Mongrol was around that price but with his width that seemed a real bargain! But these are quality....

Mongrol was two years ago, would likely be a lot more now. These are going retail too so you can always get Sidney later if you change your mind. Only the B&W version is limited to the next few days sales. Of course the £/$ rate atm makes this an even better deal and ThreeA's shipping fees can't be beat.

DO IT!

(If anyone in NI wants to take advantage of my 3AA let me know - $9 off)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: inkymonkey on 14 January, 2015, 02:48:52 am
I can easily live with that!

What a year for merchandise. I hope many new Cellars are being built ;)

I haven't got a cellar - but I've rented an office..!  Dredd and 2000AD feature heavily...

Slowly working up to a Planet Replicas Judge Uniform...only £1998 stand between me and THAT beauty..! O.o
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 14 January, 2015, 04:31:23 am
I'm sure the uniform has been reduced in price, check it out ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steve Green on 14 January, 2015, 08:55:09 am
I hadn't noticed that.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: inkymonkey on 14 January, 2015, 09:37:13 am
I'm sure the uniform has been reduced in price, check it out ;)

Oooh.  So it has... Only £1650 now.... That's a pretty fair difference..!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 14 January, 2015, 10:06:29 am
I'm sure the uniform has been reduced in price, check it out ;)

Oooh.  So it has... Only £1650 now.... That's a pretty fair difference..!

It's the Anderson one though, so you'll have to get used to tottering about in high-heeled judge boots.

 ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: inkymonkey on 14 January, 2015, 11:31:18 am
I'm sure the uniform has been reduced in price, check it out ;)

Oooh.  So it has... Only £1650 now.... That's a pretty fair difference..!

It's the Anderson one though, so you'll have to get used to tottering about in high-heeled judge boots.

 ;)

Hmmm. Not sure I'd pull that off too well... :o
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 14 January, 2015, 11:38:16 am
I'm sure the uniform has been reduced in price, check it out ;)

Oooh.  So it has... Only £1650 now.... That's a pretty fair difference..!

It's the Anderson one though, so you'll have to get used to tottering about in high-heeled judge boots.

 ;)

Hmmm. Not sure I'd pull that off too well... :o

Maybe just at weekends?  :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: J.Smith on 14 January, 2015, 04:05:30 pm
You know, I have to say that I'm very tempted to make this the first figurine I'll have ever bought, and with the likes of Hammerstein to come, I doubt it'd be the only one I'd pick up either... What to do, what to do.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 14 January, 2015, 05:09:14 pm
What to do, what to do.

Get it, that's what.  If you don't end up wanting to keep it you'll easily be able to sell it for what you paid for it, or close enough, I'd think.  Once these leave Bambaland and retailers, they won't be reappearing...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: J.Smith on 14 January, 2015, 05:24:54 pm
What to do, what to do.

Get it, that's what.  If you don't end up wanting to keep it you'll easily be able to sell it for what you paid for it, or close enough, I'd think.  Once these leave Bambaland and retailers, they won't be reappearing...

I know, and I probably will get it. But then: which version? Both look really good, which surprised me - I didn't think the black and white one would look that good but I'm honestly not sure what I think looks better, surprisingly.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 14 January, 2015, 05:35:23 pm
I know, and I probably will get it. But then: which version? Both look really good, which surprised me - I didn't think the black and white one would look that good but I'm honestly not sure what I think looks better, surprisingly.

Well the black and white one is only available from Bambaland so if you're tempted by that, go for it.  You can always pick up the regular via a retailer later on and either keep both or sell the one you're less fond of.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: judda fett on 14 January, 2015, 06:12:01 pm
Just ordered mine, can't wait!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: inkymonkey on 14 January, 2015, 10:33:09 pm
I'm sure the uniform has been reduced in price, check it out ;)

Oooh.  So it has... Only £1650 now.... That's a pretty fair difference..!

It's the Anderson one though, so you'll have to get used to tottering about in high-heeled judge boots.

 ;)

Hmmm. Not sure I'd pull that off too well... :o

Maybe just at weekends?  :)

And on those "special" nights... :o :lol:
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 15 January, 2015, 01:00:41 am
The '3A exclusive Comic Book Version' is down (no longer offered) - just shy of a 24 hour window for it. Useful to know for future sales 'exclusive' versions.

regular version still available (and likely to be for a while given past statements).
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dandontdare on 15 January, 2015, 01:03:12 pm
The '3A exclusive Comic Book Version' is down (no longer offered)

Ah well, that makes a difficult decision easier!

Ordered the standard one as I couldn't remember my password yesterday and it wouldn't let me create a new account on the same e-mail address. (turns out my password was a humorous commentary on the cost of 3A figures - should've been easy to remember!)

FYI it came to £40.49 when converted by PayPal
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: DKCX on 15 January, 2015, 05:00:34 pm
Hopefully we'll see the 1/12th size Ro-Jaws as well coming down the road to go with my Mongrol and future Hammerstein!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 15 January, 2015, 05:12:24 pm
Hopefully we'll see the 1/12th size Ro-Jaws as well coming down the road to go with my Mongrol and future Hammerstein!

Very much hoping so - I assume there'd be relatively little work to do there as they simply have to scale down the exisiting sculpt dimensions.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 18 January, 2015, 07:45:47 am
Latest from Gregory at 3A:

"Next up is Robo-Hunter for 2nd Quarter 2015

We'll try and keep the figures within a similar price range so you know what to expect. Hammerstein is huge though so expect him to be the more costly of first series"


Yay!

Robo-Hunter will be coming with Cutie and stogie (not sure if it's a regular stogie or Stogie; I guess the former would make more sense - no Hoagy with this)

Anyway, great to hear plans are in motion.

 :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dunk! on 18 January, 2015, 09:17:06 am
Latest from Gregory at 3A:

"Next up is Robo-Hunter for 2nd Quarter 2015

Interest stirring...

Dunk!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Stella Dave on 18 January, 2015, 12:36:31 pm
Just looked at Death pre-order, no shipping to UK?! Dafuq?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 18 January, 2015, 12:47:39 pm
There's a 'select shipping' option but it's meaningless since all Bambaland sales are inclusive of international shipping (unless otherwise stated).  Death will ship anywhere and everywhere, don't worry.

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Colin YNWA on 18 January, 2015, 07:20:45 pm
Very intrigued to see what they do with Robo-Hunter. Unlike the characters that they've done so far he's so closely linked to the style of one artist (yes I'm not counting that other stuff, which often had nice art but I don't like to think about... well Pete Hogan's stuff aside which I love ) that how they take Ian Gibson's work and run with it will be very interesting.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 19 January, 2015, 12:18:03 pm
"heh 4th figure is Dredd"

From Gregory at 3A.  Fingers crossed that Robo-Hunter materialises in the second quarter, followed by a similar pacing for other figures - then we'd have the long-awaited 3A Dredd dropping before the end of the year.

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 19 January, 2015, 01:40:31 pm
"heh 4th figure is Dredd"

From Gregory at 3A.  Fingers crossed that Robo-Hunter materialises in the second quarter, followed by a similar pacing for other figures - then we'd have the long-awaited 3A Dredd dropping before the end of the year.

Awesome news!
I'll be picking all these bad boys up!  :-)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 19 January, 2015, 05:44:17 pm
Latest from Gregory at 3A:

"Next up is Robo-Hunter for 2nd Quarter 2015

We'll try and keep the figures within a similar price range so you know what to expect. Hammerstein is huge though so expect him to be the more costly of first series"


Yay!

Robo-Hunter will be coming with Cutie and stogie (not sure if it's a regular stogie or Stogie; I guess the former would make more sense - no Hoagy with this)

Anyway, great to hear plans are in motion.

 :)
Happy for Robo Hunter fans, however I was really hoping for a Sov-Judge or Johnny Alpha next, but I guess they will come at a later date.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Colin YNWA on 19 January, 2015, 08:08:14 pm
I wonder if when they are deciding what to do next they look more to their 'typical' figures not to what we might expect to have more visibility. Robo-hunter  might seem a less obivous choice, but you can kinda see him sitting well along side the sort of figures the normally produce... or more leftfield particularly if they picked the female Sam who would be right up their street... though of course Cutie and stoogie kinda rule her out.

Mind it might just be who they happen to like!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 19 January, 2015, 10:07:06 pm
I bought Tharg. I would buy Robo Hunter and Hammerstein. Haven't bought any others.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 19 January, 2015, 10:09:34 pm
Sounds like Hammerstein is probably the third release then. Cannot WAIT for that bad boy - not to mention Nemesis!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 19 January, 2015, 11:29:07 pm
I wonder if when they are deciding what to do next they look more to their 'typical' figures not to what we might expect to have more visibility. Robo-hunter  might seem a less obivous choice, but you can kinda see him sitting well along side the sort of figures the normally produce... or more leftfield particularly if they picked the female Sam who would be right up their street... though of course Cutie and stoogie kinda rule her out.

Mind it might just be who they happen to like!

Zero chance of it being Samantha as they have said the are focusing on characters from the first decade or so, when they were kids reading it.

They do good human 1/12 figures (WWRp, action portable ranges) and people have been crying out for more 1/12 humans so some chance a Robo Hunter might interest their existing 1/12 market.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Colin YNWA on 20 January, 2015, 08:19:42 am

Zero chance of it being Samantha as they have said the are focusing on characters from the first decade or so, when they were kids reading it.


Oh didn't actually think it would be Samantha, as I said Cutie rules her out, just the thought that she'd really fit into their range.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 20 January, 2015, 12:34:24 pm
Robo-Hunter will be coming with Cutie and stogie (not sure if it's a regular stogie or Stogie; I guess the former would make more sense - no Hoagy with this)

Robo-Stogie it is, apparently.

¡Ay, caramba!

 :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: TordelBack on 20 January, 2015, 02:45:27 pm
- no Hoagy with this

That's okay, he's built from a kit, yup!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 27 January, 2015, 11:58:37 am
Just checked Bambaland store again today* and Judge Death has finally gone.

A bit disappointed... But kinda relieved too. One source of temptation has gone.

*Despite saying I'd probably give this a miss, I've been half inclined to order it anyway. Well.. the upcoming Dredd figure needs someone to fire in incendiary rounds at, right?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 27 January, 2015, 12:24:04 pm
Just checked Bambaland store again today* and Judge Death has finally gone.

A bit disappointed... But kinda relieved too. One source of temptation has gone.

*Despite saying I'd probably give this a miss, I've been half inclined to order it anyway. Well.. the upcoming Dredd figure needs someone to fire in incendiary rounds at, right?

You'll crumble when these appear at retailers...   ;)

I think these should do fairly well if enough comic shops decide to stock a few.  Not sure that there have been any retailer details mentioned so far but if I see any I'll post here with the info.

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 27 January, 2015, 06:39:09 pm
Just checked Bambaland store again today* and Judge Death has finally gone.

A bit disappointed... But kinda relieved too. One source of temptation has gone.

*Despite saying I'd probably give this a miss, I've been half inclined to order it anyway. Well.. the upcoming Dredd figure needs someone to fire in incendiary rounds at, right?

You'll crumble when these appear at retailers...   ;)

I think these should do fairly well if enough comic shops decide to stock a few.  Not sure that there have been any retailer details mentioned so far but if I see any I'll post here with the info.

They are available to pre-order at all the major ThreeA stockists.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: flip-r mk2 on 28 January, 2015, 06:13:51 pm
Pre-ordered mine from onesixthbruce. http://www.onesixthbruce.co.uk/threea---2000ad---112--judge-death-1555-p.asp
filippo
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 29 January, 2015, 01:06:11 pm
Pre-ordered mine from onesixthbruce. http://www.onesixthbruce.co.uk/threea---2000ad---112--judge-death-1555-p.asp
filippo

Nice.  Wai Man is a gent and I can heartily recommend going to OSB for and 3A x 2000AD stuff.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Jamie1000013 on 02 March, 2015, 06:15:35 am
Any idea when these actually ship? Preordered it a while ago but 3A don't mention Judge Death a lot.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 02 March, 2015, 05:26:43 pm
They won't mention him again till he ships..  thats their way.

I can't see anything on the PR but I'd guess it was late 2nd Q / early 3rd Q so in reality I'd say August-Sept. A six - seven month delay seems pretty standard on ThreeA from ordering. They seem to aim for 4-5 months in general then it slips a bit.

Adopting a Zen attitude is the only way when it comes to ThreeA
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 20 May, 2015, 09:19:59 am
An interesting line is included in the latest email from 3A

Quote
Q: Slade looks great! It’s really good to see 2000AD figures rolling out! We know Hammerstein is next, but what are the chances of a 1/12th Ro-jaws to go with him?

Ash: I think so, but to do that we have to get there, the 2000AD line is like all our lines, dependent on the support. I have always said I want to see all the characters from 2000AD as figures, this is my childhood comic love. SDCC will see some great 2000AD exclusives that have been begging to be made and I’m super excited to know I got the chance to make them!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: inkymonkey on 21 May, 2015, 03:43:19 am
An interesting line is included in the latest email from 3A

Quote
Q: Slade looks great! It’s really good to see 2000AD figures rolling out! We know Hammerstein is next, but what are the chances of a 1/12th Ro-jaws to go with him?

Ash: I think so, but to do that we have to get there, the 2000AD line is like all our lines, dependent on the support. I have always said I want to see all the characters from 2000AD as figures, this is my childhood comic love. SDCC will see some great 2000AD exclusives that have been begging to be made and I’m super excited to know I got the chance to make them!

ARRRGGGGHHHH not bloody SDCC exclusives.  They'd better make them available somehow to us poor non-US type folks...!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dash Decent on 21 May, 2015, 12:52:01 pm
Can we convince Molch-R to take an extra large jumper to the con?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: inkymonkey on 22 May, 2015, 01:49:14 am
Can we convince Molch-R to take an extra large jumper to the con?

THIS. MUST. HAPPEN.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Bat King on 23 May, 2015, 04:02:04 am
Molch-R only has extra large jumpers. Not for his girth obviously...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Albion on 04 June, 2015, 07:55:10 am
From 3A's latest email newsletter......

"Having seen the final packaging from Brent for our 1/12th 2000AD figures from Dredd to the Gronk made me super proud to be producing this line, a shit load of love and care are being put into these, really hope you guy enjoy them!"

The Gronk!  :o :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 04 June, 2015, 08:39:30 am
From 3A's latest email newsletter......

"Having seen the final packaging from Brent for our 1/12th 2000AD figures from Dredd to the Gronk made me super proud to be producing this line, a shit load of love and care are being put into these, really hope you guy enjoy them!"

The Gronk!  :o :D

And just in case you missed it...

(http://i.imgur.com/a93aB1k.jpg)

 :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 04 June, 2015, 08:39:42 am
And THIS blurry teaser...

(http://s22.postimg.org/fumwvg969/judge_fish.png)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 04 June, 2015, 08:44:32 am
And THIS blurry teaser...

Slowcoach.

 :lol:
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 04 June, 2015, 06:13:36 pm
Rot you Ming!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Albion on 04 June, 2015, 06:29:09 pm
Rot you Ming!

He's merciless!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 04 June, 2015, 06:44:17 pm
Rot you Ming!

I'd prefer to be pickled.

I asked gregory at 3A whether Judge Fish would be bundled with Cal but apparently not.

"No Cal at this time

Giant is in the works "
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dash Decent on 05 June, 2015, 05:08:21 pm
Judge Fish!  It has to be mine!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 05 June, 2015, 05:20:58 pm
So a 1/12th recap

Released: Death (2 Versions) / Robohunter

'Confirmed for 2015' - Hammerstein & Dredd

Teaser Photo - Judge Fish

Mentioned as 'in progress' - Giant, The other Dark Judges.

The 'original 6' line up (announced in 2013, only those not mentioned above) - Anderson, Sov. Judge, a.n.other (Think it was either Nemesis or Alpha)

SDCC 2014 exclusives (also on their bambaland site, likely no retail beyond that tho) - 'unannounced pack' (could be Fish and Giant as those leaked after that statement although odd to see Giant before Dredd).

Can't wait for these to start to arrive.. should only be a few weeks out from Sidney turning up on door steps like a common creep.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dash Decent on 06 June, 2015, 03:46:33 am
Also the Gronk per Albion's post above quoting from the 3A newsletter:

From 3A's latest email newsletter......

"Having seen the final packaging from Brent for our 1/12th 2000AD figures from Dredd to the Gronk made me super proud to be producing this line

Also Mongrol has been released.

Was Rogue Trooper mentioned at some stage?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 12 June, 2015, 05:34:16 am
The blister card packaging, found on the web!

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/11403502_10207136757881659_8783524148638611534_n.jpg?oh=dcc6679fa89c6e99f97f32e8f4284927&oe=55FCF18D&__gda__=1441688889_2b2edd66c17b968ddff7d268cb7c02d5)

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10390500_10207136758321670_8932777861975448212_n.jpg?oh=c97ba40cc193a4cc7c0cda0a010638d8&oe=5632DBA0)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Colin YNWA on 12 June, 2015, 06:00:39 am
Interestingly seems influenced by the Mega Collection covers. No idea if they are but look kinda similar and therefore very nice of course.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 12 June, 2015, 09:05:01 am
The blister card packaging, found on the web!

Nice find, CF!

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Albion on 12 June, 2015, 06:02:50 pm
I hope this is the sort of packaging that can be easily opened as I'm one of those weird people that likes to get my toys out of the box.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: inkymonkey on 23 June, 2015, 01:23:23 pm
Piccy of the Gronk from 3A - not too big, but it's something at least...

http://i.imgur.com/EUCPRG2m.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/EUCPRG2m.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 23 June, 2015, 01:39:13 pm
Beggars can't be choosers, but it would have been lush to see Alpha (and Wulf!) with the Gronk. Hope I can get them...

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 23 June, 2015, 02:02:16 pm
Piccy of the Gronk from 3A - not too big, but it's something at least...

Here's a slightly bigger version...

(http://i.imgur.com/gdTsUKD.jpg)

Looking good!  Hopefully, fairly soon we'll hear how non-SDCC attendees can get these (post-SDCC, I guess).
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steven Sterlacchini on 23 June, 2015, 02:41:10 pm
Cool.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Colin YNWA on 23 June, 2015, 05:01:25 pm
Wouldn't it be brilliant if there was a mouth under all that fur!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 23 June, 2015, 10:07:22 pm
Wouldn't it be brilliant if there was a mouth under all that fur!
I thought that snout thing was it's mouth? BTW Anyone heading to SDCC?  ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 23 June, 2015, 10:13:57 pm
Wouldn't it be brilliant if there was a mouth under all that fur!
I thought that snout thing was it's mouth? BTW Anyone heading to SDCC?  ;)

Hand your Squaxx membership card back in this minute!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Zenith 666 on 24 June, 2015, 01:16:58 am
Hand your Squaxx membership card back in this minute!
[/quote]

 :lol:


Where's  my Gronk plushie!Why do 2000AD not offer huge prints of any image(Cover or episode) that I want(I literally want to give you my money for Dredd and Alpha from judgement day.).Where's three A version of Dredd and Johnny Alpha,Slaine,Nemesis,Rogue and Zenith.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 24 June, 2015, 10:22:50 am
Will be available to buy as a 2 pack from ThreeA's bambaland.

No indication that it will be limited to ThreeA's members.

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Bolt-01 on 24 June, 2015, 11:00:13 am
Where's  my Gronk plushie!

I've got one!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v71/Bolt-01/GronkDoll01_zpsx58odxin.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Zenith 666 on 24 June, 2015, 03:27:16 pm
Lovely.Where did you get that bolt.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 01 July, 2015, 08:35:49 am
Lovely.Where did you get that bolt.

It's made by the hypertalented Boltdaughter whose Bolt-specific name momentarily escapes me
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 02 July, 2015, 02:12:04 pm
Looks like the Gronk and Judge Fish will be appearing on Bambaland from July 9th...  How long they'll hang around is anyone's guess but I doubt they'll be gone in a flash.  Still, always best to get in there early if you can.

The 2-pack is $60 at SDCC so I expect it'll be the same with a bit added on for shipping.

http://www.bambalandstore.com/
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Bolt-01 on 02 July, 2015, 02:39:13 pm
Lovely.Where did you get that bolt.

Oh, sorry Zenith666, sorry I missed this. CFM is right- the Gronk was bred for me by my youngest child- the incredible Nano-Bolt. She takes commissions...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dandontdare on 02 July, 2015, 03:19:43 pm
She takes commissions...

careful now, she'll be getting a "cease & desist" letter from Molch-R otherwise!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 04 July, 2015, 09:33:28 am
Couple of new pics from Ashley Wood's Instagram - looking scrotnig!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/MisterD/Mobile%20Uploads/FB_IMG_1435997849315_zpsif967ofx.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/MisterD/Mobile%20Uploads/FB_IMG_1435997861485_zpsk4lrdyxg.jpg)

M
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 06 July, 2015, 03:51:49 am
News just in! Gronk & Fish will be available from the Bambaland store on the 9th of July.
Form an orderly queue!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 06 July, 2015, 08:34:29 am
News just in! Gronk & Fish will be available from the Bambaland store on the 9th of July.
Form an orderly queue!

Ahem.

Looks like the Gronk and Judge Fish will be appearing on Bambaland from July 9th...  How long they'll hang around is anyone's guess but I doubt they'll be gone in a flash.  Still, always best to get in there early if you can.

The 2-pack is $60 at SDCC so I expect it'll be the same with a bit added on for shipping.

http://www.bambalandstore.com/

 ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 06 July, 2015, 09:20:29 am
Bugger! I just read it on one of their internet releases.

Still no news on what's what with the boxes. Is one colour for SDCC only?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 06 July, 2015, 09:08:35 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/XyKoFQN.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/dUVdbcB.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 07 July, 2015, 07:10:21 am
I've seen Dredd's arm :o

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: shaolin_monkey on 07 July, 2015, 07:57:40 am
Oh man, I'd love a Gronk and Fish!  Can someone buy it for me and I'll pay them back when I find someone to buy my tarnished soul?  Ta!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Atreides on 07 July, 2015, 10:52:27 am
Finally more lovely 2000AD stuff is coming~~ But when will we see the shipping of Judge Death...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 07 July, 2015, 11:00:52 am
I reckon Death is near...we've seen the packaging which is usually a good sign they'll be on the way soon(ish). And yeah CF - Dredd's going to be at SDCC it seems. Wonder if the Lawmaster will be revealed too?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 07 July, 2015, 11:05:16 am
3A's Judge Dredd to be revealed at SDCC you say?

Please post pics here as soon as the reveal, been waiting for 3A's Dredd for an eternity and can't wait to see it!

Confirmation of a Lawmaster would be the icing on a Drokk sized cake!  :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 07 July, 2015, 02:08:53 pm
Nice surprise! I was thinking Dredd would be a good while yet.

Okay, so I know he will be as these things take a while to post, but I'm sure you get what I mean: he is completed/near completed already!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 08 July, 2015, 09:20:13 am
I've seen Dredd's arm :o
Or so we're made to think. ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: IndigoPrime on 08 July, 2015, 09:40:50 am
I've seen the whole of Dredd, but then I'm signed up to the Thrill-Mail! (It looks very good.)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 08 July, 2015, 09:44:10 am
And Fear and the LAWMASTER  :o
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Grugz on 08 July, 2015, 09:55:18 am
oh good god,thats good! shame i'll never own one  :'(
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Atreides on 08 July, 2015, 10:26:25 am
Wow! Great Thrill-Mail! 
I love Judge Fear! Looks awesome! 

But something is wrong with Dredds face... ? Everything else of Dredd looks great but the face...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 08 July, 2015, 10:55:52 am
Wow! Great Thrill-Mail! 
I love Judge Fear! Looks awesome! 

But something is wrong with Dredds face... ? Everything else of Dredd looks great but the face...
I'll tell you what's wrong, his visor is missing the iconic bolts, it just feels off without them.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 08 July, 2015, 10:59:57 am
NEWS JUST IN!

Coming in 2016 ONE SIXTH scale figures of DREDD, DEATH, ANDERSON & JOHHNY ALPHA

Also on their way 1/12th scale Giant, Anderson, Hershey & Johnny Alpha
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Atreides on 08 July, 2015, 11:09:11 am
NEWS JUST IN!

Coming in 2016 ONE SIXTH scale figures of DREDD, DEATH, ANDERSON & JOHHNY ALPHA

Also on their way 1/12th scale Giant, Anderson, Hershey & Johnny Alpha

WOW! 1/6th too... ah dang it... 3A is going to ruin me!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 08 July, 2015, 11:11:02 am
NEWS JUST IN!

Coming in 2016 ONE SIXTH scale figures of DREDD, DEATH, ANDERSON & JOHHNY ALPHA

Also on their way 1/12th scale Giant, Anderson, Hershey & Johnny Alpha
Already knew about the 1/12 Johnny Alpha so the rest of this news is more then welcomed and now 3A is doing 1/6th scale figures? Good God, I'm going to go broke!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steven Sterlacchini on 08 July, 2015, 11:24:51 am
Dredd looks really good in the Thrill Mail.

Some nice design choices and good proportions.

I've cooled off on buying 'stuff', but considering I've wanted a decent Dredd action figure since I was eight, I will have to buy one of these.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Colin YNWA on 08 July, 2015, 11:56:20 am
Though I know I'll never justify buying one to myself would just say excited for those that are able to as that Dredd is great. Everything about it looks right and the face... well lower half of, of course, is wonderful.

That Lawmaster ain't lookin' bad either is it!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 08 July, 2015, 12:46:09 pm
Now that was a Thrill Mail! I think Dredd looks great, the Lawmaster is awesome and Fear is simply stunning. Plus there'll be some 1/6 releases next year? You beauty! They'd be entirely mad not to release some key figures in 1/6 so this is great news.

Though I'll advise caution at this stage - even I've become wary of 3a announcements...

M
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dash Decent on 08 July, 2015, 01:07:39 pm

But something is wrong with Dredds face... ? Everything else of Dredd looks great but the face...

Something to do with his nose or jaw.  The top photo in the Thrillmail makes it look like he has no nose.  The second shot makes it look like his face is all sucked in/collapsed into his nasal area.  Otherwise really good and the Lawmaster looks fab, even though it's unpainted.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: James Stacey on 08 July, 2015, 01:30:18 pm
It looks like hes giving a worthers a good industrious suck. I'll still buy it though
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Atreides on 08 July, 2015, 01:32:15 pm

But something is wrong with Dredds face... ? Everything else of Dredd looks great but the face...

Something to do with his nose or jaw.  The top photo in the Thrillmail makes it look like he has no nose.  The second shot makes it look like his face is all sucked in/collapsed into his nasal area.  Otherwise really good and the Lawmaster looks fab, even though it's unpainted.

Agreed, But I love everything else of the figure! Well need to buy it anyway  ;) Cant have a future 1/6th scale dredd vs. 1/12th Dark judges...  :P
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 08 July, 2015, 09:06:18 pm

But something is wrong with Dredds face... ? Everything else of Dredd looks great but the face...

Something to do with his nose or jaw.  The top photo in the Thrillmail makes it look like he has no nose.  The second shot makes it look like his face is all sucked in/collapsed into his nasal area.  Otherwise really good and the Lawmaster looks fab, even though it's unpainted.
Thanks for pointing that out, now that's all I see when I look at it. :( Surely if it's unintentional it'll be corrected during the prototype phase?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: SIP on 08 July, 2015, 10:49:46 pm
The majority of that figure is nigh on perfect for me.....But we seem to have lost the middle section of dredd's head somewhere.  The helmet is very nice,  the face is.....wrong. it's as if his helmet has been squashed down way too far over his head.  Fingers crossed that is fixed as it would be down as a must have for me if they do so.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 09 July, 2015, 12:54:33 am

From twitter (https://twitter.com/2000AD/status/618925546630557696/photo/1)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CJbdfskUAAAynq9.jpg)


(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CJbdfu2UcAA8I_K.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CJbdf0yUYAA5Ugw.jpg)

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Krakajac on 09 July, 2015, 03:47:12 am
If possible, could someone please post a link to the current 3A forum?  Maybe even to the specific 2000AD sub-forum?  I lost track when the old forum disappeared.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Atreides on 09 July, 2015, 04:57:21 am
From that angle in the Twitter pic, he looks much better! Wow... Death and fire looks amazing! And that lawmaster!  :o
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 09 July, 2015, 05:06:27 am
Here's one that show the size comparison of the Gronk and Fish with the main figures.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/11707516_10207357698525037_5623905755562595292_n.jpg?oh=785a2ab48a832669907a43abee81b970&oe=561D1450)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dash Decent on 09 July, 2015, 05:25:06 am
The Lawmaster looks great but I'm surprised to see an unpainted model on display.  I assume that's just down to time and 3A aren't going to sell them Henry Ford like in grey only.  It's a beauty though!

Hmm, thought - Lawmasters with custom paint jobs: beatnik swirls, flames up the side, etc.

Dredd looks bow-legged in those Twitter shots posted by CF.  At least we know he'll fit on the bike!

I keep checking the Bambaland site but can't see Gronk or Judge Fish (or much at all).  Are they up for order yet?  (Links please!)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 09 July, 2015, 05:32:25 am
They go online today but American time, I would presume.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 09 July, 2015, 06:23:19 am
They go online today but American time, I would presume.
If this is the correct site, they're still not up.

http://www.bambalandstore.com
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Krakajac on 09 July, 2015, 08:01:15 am
Seeing as the 3A Ro-Jaws had a hidden secret in his chest cavity - I wonder if Judge Fear will have something similar in his helmet - a face of fear perhaps?  In the larger image, the helmet looks like it might open?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Albion on 09 July, 2015, 08:29:42 am
Seeing as the 3A Ro-Jaws had a hidden secret in his chest cavity - I wonder if Judge Fear will have something similar in his helmet - a face of fear perhaps?  In the larger image, the helmet looks like it might open?

Please let it be this.......

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/albion79uk/c5fd39aa8d0558c22c88a742f5b24a62_zps84es56dz.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 09 July, 2015, 09:07:50 am
If possible, could someone please post a link to the current 3A forum?  Maybe even to the specific 2000AD sub-forum?  I lost track when the old forum disappeared.

Here you go:http://worldof3alegion.forumotion.com/ (http://worldof3alegion.forumotion.com/)

Think you need to register - I left the old forum in a huff,so don't know if it's a good source of info now there's FB an twitter on the go.

The pics look fantastic! If Fear opens his visor all he'll get is a fistful of Dredd. From the Thrill Mail it looks like the Lawmaster lights are clear - could be some light up action? I'm keeping an eye on Bamba but reckon it might be lunchtime given the time difference - let's hope it doesn't meltdown...

M
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dash Decent on 09 July, 2015, 10:35:30 am
Here you go:http://worldof3alegion.forumotion.com/ (http://worldof3alegion.forumotion.com/)

Looking in the News thread, all I can tell is that Gronk and der fishie are available at Booth 2743.  They're not SDCC exclusives are they?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 09 July, 2015, 12:23:46 pm
Here you go:http://worldof3alegion.forumotion.com/ (http://worldof3alegion.forumotion.com/)

Looking in the News thread, all I can tell is that Gronk and der fishie are available at Booth 2743.  They're not SDCC exclusives are they?

No, not exclusives, but you can get them in hand immediately from SDCC.  The Bambaland sales will hopefully go up today but the shipping will be some way down the line (6-9 months or more, who knows?).

The 1/6 news and the Judge Fear and Dredd + Lawmaster reveals are all fantastic.  Definitely getting 3AA membership again next year on the back of all the news.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Banners on 09 July, 2015, 12:42:00 pm
Quote from: ming
... but the shipping will be some way down the line (6-9 months or more, who knows?).

Royal Mail has really gone downhill.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Krakajac on 09 July, 2015, 12:43:22 pm
Thanks for the link, Mikey.  I'm now back in touch with all things 3A.

Some great news.  Can't believe 3A are going to give 1/6th scale another go.  I'm wondering if the sales of a certain other 1/6th scale figure piqued their interest?  Really looking forward to this.

Would love to collect some of the 1/12th stuff - but it's beyond my budget.  Judge Fish and Gronk - for $80 Australian dollars?  Nope.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 09 July, 2015, 02:01:45 pm
Wonder does it mean we might see the other ABC Warriors in 1/6?

Begone speculation horse!

Probably not as I expect developing 'bots is a lot more difficult and expensive than designing clothing and a head sculpt to use on a standard body.

Still checking Bamba...

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 10 July, 2015, 06:33:09 am
Still not in the shop, so that's a day late already ::)
I wouldn't have any drink in your mouths, if you search for these two on eBay. Unbelievable :-X
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 10 July, 2015, 09:34:45 am
I know. Last I heard the date's become a 'subject to to change' victim. I sometimes wonder if they actually want to sell stuff! In other news, there's an outside possibility I might be able to score a set without eBay craziness...

M
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Albion on 10 July, 2015, 10:10:12 am
Love the Gronk. Not too bothered by Judge Fish.
I'd rather have a Hoagy to go with Sam Slade, or maybe some Teeny-Meks.  :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 10 July, 2015, 12:55:22 pm
GRONK & FISH are secured for the Cellar :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Albion on 10 July, 2015, 01:05:06 pm
GRONK & FISH are secured for the Cellar :D

Well done. Where can I get them?  :(
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 10 July, 2015, 01:10:51 pm
GRONK & FISH are secured for the Cellar :D
How did you pull that off?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 10 July, 2015, 01:16:04 pm
My only real complaint about the 3A Dredd is the lack of daystick and MK II Lawgiver. I'm hoping they at least include a mk 2 for those of us who prefer that one, hell, even unbox industries is letting fans decide which one they'd like their dredd to hold by packing both versions.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 10 July, 2015, 01:21:58 pm
GRONK & FISH are secured for the Cellar :D

Hurray!

Quote
complaint about the 3A Dredd is the lack of daystick and MK II Lawgiver

There's definitely a daystick in the pics up thread. Can't see there being a MkII lawgiver being included (who knows about variants?), think it's meant to be a 'classic' Dredd, even though it's not a MkI Lawmaster.

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 10 July, 2015, 01:33:34 pm
My American contact had his hands full with my request and he's just sent me this picture to show that he completed his mission.

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/11737907_10207365477999519_6137831508073259149_n.jpg?oh=6db0d460f46ea93ccbcd01f5acb398d0&oe=5657487D)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 10 July, 2015, 01:53:00 pm
GRONK & FISH are secured for the Cellar :D

Hurray!

Quote
complaint about the 3A Dredd is the lack of daystick and MK II Lawgiver

There's definitely a daystick in the pics up thread. Can't see there being a MkII lawgiver being included (who knows about variants?), think it's meant to be a 'classic' Dredd, even though it's not a MkI Lawmaster.

M.
Your right he does have the daystick (yay!) It's not a deal breaker I'm buying this figure no matter what, I'd just prefer tp have the mk II. I always thought that was the Lawgiver model you'd really need on the streets. ;)
And I didn't get the vibe that this was supposed to be a classic Dredd, I mean if it was I'd assume they'd go earlier when dredd had the smaller shoulder armor and yellow knee pads.  :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 10 July, 2015, 02:04:58 pm
i'd prefer the mark 2 gun as well, (option of both would be great, but maybe that's greedgy) but it's a nice figure. I hope he has the boot knife too. I don't see it in those pictures, but as it's a prototype, who knows.

As long as it's not too expensive I will likely order this anyway. I prefer the face, on the Mezco version (the grimace/sunk in look is a bit too much here) but this one is secial otherwise.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 10 July, 2015, 02:18:49 pm
i'd prefer the mark 2 gun as well, (option of both would be great, but maybe that's greedgy) but it's a nice figure. I hope he has the boot knife too. I don't see it in those pictures, but as it's a prototype, who knows.

As long as it's not too expensive I will likely order this anyway. I prefer the face, on the Mezco version (the grimace/sunk in look is a bit too much here) but this one is secial otherwise.
I don't think it's greedy at all to at least ask for a mk 2 lawgiver and a boot knife, hell even the toy biz release had both lawgivers so I'd assume production costs wouldn't be too much compared to the actual figure. Since these are the prototypes hopefully Ashley and his crew would consider adding them. I don't think I'm the only one who'd be more then happy to pay more for dredd to have his full lineup of accessories.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 10 July, 2015, 02:44:20 pm
Shudder. I just saw a couple of major type-os on my post above.

I can no longer post but

greedgy=greedy.
secial = special.

For some reason, when I use my tablet's keyboard, errors are not underlined...

Yes you have a point. I was very impressed by the sheer load of features the Mezco Dredd has. Mind you, that's reflected in the price, which I find a LOT for a figure of this scale.

Strangely, to get the classic Mark 2 style lawgiver, it looks like you have to opt for the Cursed Earth variant, which, while nice, is a bit too blue for my liking. Black, or dark blue/grey, is fine, but not that for me... The gun packed with the standard version is nice, and it does appear in some of the more recent Dredd's (I wouldn't mind if they used that as a model for the mark 3 or 4) but it's not what many think of when they think of the lawgiver.


I don't have many 3A figures (just the smaller* Mongrol and I ordered Sam slade**, so feel free to correct me) but I don't get the impression they will go for that range of added accessories. I don't think it's their thing, which is fine, as their thing is a GREAT quality poseable product otherwise.

But I'm hoping for the minimum of the three main weapons, lawgiver, daystick and boot-knife.

2 kinds of  lawgiver would be the icing on the cake.

*Comparatively speaking. It's LARGE figure, which just goes to show how big the 1/6 scale is.

** While we speak of accessories, I hope he has a holster for that blaster by the way.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Judge Brian on 11 July, 2015, 06:50:09 am
I want that Gronk & Fish so bad. Hopefully it's not a con exclusive.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 12 July, 2015, 07:46:29 am

From twitter (https://twitter.com/2000AD/status/618925546630557696/photo/1)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CJbdfskUAAAynq9.jpg)



Someone on FB pointed this out to me, but will this Dredd figure have ankle articulation? It appears to be missing it in the close up pics.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Atreides on 12 July, 2015, 08:11:32 am

From twitter (https://twitter.com/2000AD/status/618925546630557696/photo/1)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CJbdfskUAAAynq9.jpg)



Someone on FB pointed this out to me, but will this Dredd figure have ankle articulation? It appears to be missing it in the close up pics.

I dont think he will have, judging from photos of Sam slade he dont show anything either. And judge death and fire seems to only be able to move the front part of their feet up or down. Doesnt look like ankle articulation there either....
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: judda fett on 12 July, 2015, 09:24:18 am
There's probably articulation on the actual base figure under the boot, and if the boots are 'soft' or rubber the articulation should work fine for the ankles. Just a guess.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 12 July, 2015, 09:53:08 am
There's probably articulation on the actual base figure under the boot, and if the boots are 'soft' or rubber the articulation should work fine for the ankles. Just a guess.
Hope it's not rubber, it's known to degrade quite quickly to varying degrees over time.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Atreides on 12 July, 2015, 10:10:04 am
There's probably articulation on the actual base figure under the boot, and if the boots are 'soft' or rubber the articulation should work fine for the ankles. Just a guess.
Hope it's not rubber, it's known to degrade quite quickly to varying degrees over time.

I think its just a whole boot, sadly. Possible that they do the same as death and only the front part of the boot is able to turn up or down.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 12 July, 2015, 10:13:03 am
There's probably articulation on the actual base figure under the boot, and if the boots are 'soft' or rubber the articulation should work fine for the ankles. Just a guess.
Hope it's not rubber, it's known to degrade quite quickly to varying degrees over time.

I think its just a whole boot, sadly. Possible that they do the same as death and only the front part of the boot is able to turn up or down.
I could live with that.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Leigh S on 12 July, 2015, 11:52:34 am
I know their business model makes sense for them, but GOD DAMN I WANT A GRONK!!!!!!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 12 July, 2015, 12:35:30 pm
Latest news is they'll be for sale 'this week's. No idea if that means a mad scramble or easy sale or if they'll be somehow different from the con exclusives.

Regarding ankle articulation, I suspect there may be a bit of movement in them. I'd say Death would have a bit more than Dredd by the look of things as the boot is going to limit it whatever they use - they have moved to using 'pleather' on a lot of the 1/6 releases which helps,but dunno if they've used it on 1/12. Can't see the boots being rubber. Fwiw the other 1/12 humans are pretty posable even with hard plastic (short) boots.

M
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Leigh S on 12 July, 2015, 01:07:38 pm
Hope I get oone - I dont like the mad rush to get a limited number of things, but bow to their strategy - If that the only way to get these things there, then so be it.  I'll be a bit aggrieved if I cant get a gronk to go with the Alpha and any other Stronty figs that come out - cant afford them all, but happy to stretch to Stront ones, if I can guarantee actually getting them!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Atreides on 13 July, 2015, 07:06:52 am
ThreeA just announced on their facebook;

"The great post-SDCC sale:
This friday the 17th from 9-00am 24 HOURS ONLY
24" RED HAIR BAMBI
3AGO ZVR WARBOT AND ZOMB SET
1/6TH SF ZOMBOT
All have differences to SDCC versions, packaging and toy!
"

no gronk or Judge Fish in that list....  :'(
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: shaolin_monkey on 13 July, 2015, 09:28:44 am
At a push I could probably build my own Judge Fish (Mitch Greer gave me a basic run-down of how he built his), but goddamit I gotta have a Gronk!  He's my favourite alien from all aliens ever to appear in 2000AD.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: James Stacey on 13 July, 2015, 09:57:57 am
He's my favourite alien from all aliens ever to appear in 2000AD.
Don't let Tharg hear you say that.. He'll have a grump on.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 13 July, 2015, 11:59:50 am
He's my favourite alien from all aliens ever to appear in 2000AD.
Don't let Tharg hear you say that.. He'll have a grump on.

It's his favourite glossy alien, Tharg is still his favourite Matt.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 13 July, 2015, 04:27:28 pm
Zing!

I wouldn't be surprised if they forgot to add the 2000ad stuff to the list, or that they won't be for sale this Friday at all. Hopefully they will go up at some point in the future... there's been calls at times to support the figures - happy to if they put em up for sale and tell us when!

All part of the fun with 3a - patience and sometimes educated guesswork can be useful.

M
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 14 July, 2015, 07:08:43 am
A couple of updates, apparently Gronk and Fish will be on sale on Bambaland.com later this week. Also, Gregory from the Thrillcast said this today:

"Mmm to go over some stuff - 1/6th 2000AD are coming in 2016

Dredd, Death, Alpha, Anderson, and Rogue are the line up

1/12th Dredd - that's a prototype, some elements will change. Boots will have ankle articulation so he can sit proper on the Lawmaster
He comes with multiple hands - fists, open palm, gun holding
Weapons load out - Lawgiver Mk1, Mk2, and Daystick

1/12th Lawmaster - Will light up, just the gray proto. I'm thrilled with how great it turned out so we decided to show it off early

1/12th Hammerstein - Ash and I took some passes on the current design. It's coming together."

Extremely excited!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 14 July, 2015, 07:13:31 am
Well done Mr Wells.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Atreides on 14 July, 2015, 08:00:47 am
Thank you for telling us!  :D :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 14 July, 2015, 08:37:03 am

1/12th Dredd - that's a prototype, some elements will change. Boots will have ankle articulation so he can sit proper on the Lawmaster
He comes with multiple hands - fists, open palm, gun holding
Weapons load out - Lawgiver Mk1, Mk2, and Daystick

Extremely excited!
PRAISE THARG!!!  :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dandontdare on 14 July, 2015, 09:15:25 am
1/12th Hammerstein - Ash and I took some passes on the current design. It's coming together."

So ... Ro-Jaws only available as 1/6 and Hammerstein only available as 1/12 - What are these people trying to do to me???
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: inkymonkey on 14 July, 2015, 01:56:14 pm
1/12th Hammerstein - Ash and I took some passes on the current design. It's coming together."

So ... Ro-Jaws only available as 1/6 and Hammerstein only available as 1/12 - What are these people trying to do to me???

They're clearly trying to bankrupt us AND cause nervous breakdowns... which oddly I am okay with. 
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dash Decent on 15 July, 2015, 01:00:37 pm
Dredd, Death, Alpha, Anderson, and Rogue are the line up

You beaut!

"Sale, Mr Grainger?"
"Sale, Mr Humphreys."

1/12th Dredd - that's a prototype, some elements will change.

It's almost perfect as it is but good to hear Popeye will get his face back.  I'll certainly take this one over the Mezco offering, especially now we know the 3A version also has multiple hands and weapons.  I do like that rad-cloak though.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 15 July, 2015, 04:56:45 pm
Ask Blue Peter to make the Rad Cloak on an episode ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 15 July, 2015, 11:48:03 pm
Dredd, Death, Alpha, Anderson, and Rogue are the line up

You beaut!

"Sale, Mr Grainger?"
"Sale, Mr Humphreys."

1/12th Dredd - that's a prototype, some elements will change.

It's almost perfect as it is but good to hear Popeye will get his face back.  I'll certainly take this one over the Mezco offering, especially now we know the 3A version also has multiple hands and weapons.  I do like that rad-cloak though.
I'm hoping this means they'll add the 'bolts' on the visor on the finished product.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 17 July, 2015, 01:36:27 am
ThreeA just announced on their facebook;

"The great post-SDCC sale:
This friday the 17th from 9-00am 24 HOURS ONLY
24" RED HAIR BAMBI
3AGO ZVR WARBOT AND ZOMB SET
1/6TH SF ZOMBOT
All have differences to SDCC versions, packaging and toy!
"

no gronk or Judge Fish in that list....  :'(

As promised, those three new items are in the Bambaland shop from SDCC.

As not promised, no Gronk or Fish.............................
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 17 July, 2015, 01:58:26 am
ThreeA just announced on their facebook;

"The great post-SDCC sale:
This friday the 17th from 9-00am 24 HOURS ONLY
24" RED HAIR BAMBI
3AGO ZVR WARBOT AND ZOMB SET
1/6TH SF ZOMBOT
All have differences to SDCC versions, packaging and toy!
"

no gronk or Judge Fish in that list....  :'(

As promised, those three new items are in the Bambaland shop from SDCC.

As not promised, no Gronk or Fish.............................

Blue Peter's to-do list just got longer.

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 17 July, 2015, 03:16:53 am
Does anyone here have 3a toys? What's the quality like? I'm asking because the mezco DKR batman is incredibly well made and sturdy, no loose joints, stiff articulation, nigh perfect paint apps beautiful costume work, I'm wondering how different the quality will be with any 3a merch?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 17 July, 2015, 03:27:15 am
I have Tharg (okay) and Mongrol & Ro-Jaws, which are both superb.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 17 July, 2015, 03:28:08 am
I have Tharg (okay) and Mongrol & Ro-Jaws, which are both superb.
What do you mean (okay) ?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Atreides on 17 July, 2015, 03:28:34 am
Gronk and judge fish are up now at www.bambalandstore.com (http://www.bambalandstore.com)!!!! :D

One B&W comic version and a gritty weathered version! I guess i will go for a weathered version.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 17 July, 2015, 03:58:08 am
Gronk and judge fish are up now at www.bambalandstore.com (http://www.bambalandstore.com)!!!! :D

One B&W comic version and a gritty weathered version! I guess i will go for a weathered version.
So the weathered version is colored, correct? These are the only two versions, right?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Atreides on 17 July, 2015, 04:20:30 am
Gronk and judge fish are up now at www.bambalandstore.com (http://www.bambalandstore.com)!!!! :D

One B&W comic version and a gritty weathered version! I guess i will go for a weathered version.
So the weathered version is colored, correct? These are the only two versions, right?

What i assume, yes the weathered is the color version, Gronk didnt look all that nice in B&W style. I went with one weathered.

Sigh, i never had any 3a toy but i heard the rumors of delays they have... Really trying my patience! :) I really want Judge Death!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 17 July, 2015, 04:48:36 am
I'm fine with delays as long as the product is great.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 17 July, 2015, 05:48:49 am
Gronk and Fish are on Bambaland.com! Coloured and black and white versions!!!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Atreides on 17 July, 2015, 05:49:29 am
I'm fine with delays as long as the product is great.
They look so great! So I hope they will make them the same! I heard their HALO | Master Chief release wasnt all that good so I pray there wont be any problem with these.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 17 July, 2015, 07:10:38 am
I'm fine with delays as long as the product is great.
They look so great! So I hope they will make them the same! I heard their HALO | Master Chief release wasnt all that good so I pray there wont be any problem with these.
Uh-oh, what were people saying about the halo figure made it a miss?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Atreides on 17 July, 2015, 07:42:59 am
I'm fine with delays as long as the product is great.
They look so great! So I hope they will make them the same! I heard their HALO | Master Chief release wasnt all that good so I pray there wont be any problem with these.
Uh-oh, what were people saying about the halo figure made it a miss?

Horrible articulation, Super bad paintjob, He cant even hold the gun. A serious broken release!
Feel sorry for those who bought that one...

Here is some videos of the figure;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bsglv4igKDQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bsglv4igKDQ)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipWlqK3pOow (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipWlqK3pOow)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 17 July, 2015, 08:37:15 am
Yeah, I heard the latest Halo fig had some issues alright - they actually offered a refund to unhappy customers which is good. I've never had any such issues with anything I've bought from them thankfully and they've sent replacement foot pegs tfor ones I bust for nowt.

Can't see those problems with Gronk and Judge Fish - not exactly ones for dynamic poses! I'm actually very happy they've kept up the releases as promised ,even if this was a bit of a surprise one.

Roll on Dredd and Hammerstein!

M
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Atreides on 17 July, 2015, 08:46:59 am
Its good that they do refund, It was alot of money for a defect figure.

Gronk and Judge Fishy no problem~~  :D I hope they have atlest the same standard as MEZCO with their one:12 series!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 17 July, 2015, 10:30:07 am
What was the helpful code that you needed to add into the special instructions box, so that it 'helped' you ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: shaolin_monkey on 17 July, 2015, 11:19:49 am
So including shipping, we're looking at just under £50 for a Fish and Gronk.  *sigh*  It's actually quite a good deal if you ask me, but £50 is currently out of my budget.

I bought some super sculpey and wire.  I think I may have a go at making my own Gronk.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 17 July, 2015, 11:30:26 am
Same here, apart from the making bit. Although if it had been a Dredd, Alpha or Rogue I probably would have gone ahead anyway making my credit card bill even harder to clear....

But I'm mainly interested in the Gronk, although I like their design of Judge Fish. A lot to pay for that.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 17 July, 2015, 12:48:45 pm
Call yourself fans :lol:
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: shaolin_monkey on 17 July, 2015, 12:56:50 pm
Call yourself fans :lol:

I sold one kidney for the uniform.  I need the other one!!!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Albion on 17 July, 2015, 01:01:06 pm
What was the helpful code that you needed to add into the special instructions box, so that it 'helped' you ;)

3A membership code for discount maybe?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 17 July, 2015, 01:08:30 pm
It was something like $19.99 which would mean that it was under the customs watchful eye.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 17 July, 2015, 01:33:56 pm
CF is right - I've heard that some people, who for some reason wish to evade customs import charges, put a message asking for the value to be marked down on the figures. I know! Who would do something like that? It's like fraud!

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 17 July, 2015, 02:45:56 pm
Terrible isn't it!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 17 July, 2015, 04:39:38 pm
DROKK ME! $75? I could understand if Dredd or Fear was that much, but for the Gronk and Fish? Here's hoping they are still available on Monday.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Leigh S on 17 July, 2015, 05:32:45 pm
Only showing online and no shipping cost?   They going to send am a virtual gronk?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 17 July, 2015, 05:35:16 pm
It's FREE postage to any location.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Leigh S on 17 July, 2015, 05:54:03 pm
Cheers, CF!

I appear to have messed up and set up two separate orders (had a panic i had ordered the b&w one when i hit the paypal page, so cancelled that - the basket was empty so i stuck another one in and paid for it... I am an idiot when it comes to these kind of things).  I've emailed them... worst comes to the worst, I suppose I could sell on the extra set, though I haven't paid for it... oh dear
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Leigh S on 17 July, 2015, 06:06:08 pm
Hmm - says sale is only complete when paypalled, so hopefully yhey can sort it out at their end?
Also, says pre-order for 4th qtr shipping - so these wont just be sent from the San Diego batch then - Expect it to turn up Oct to Dec? 
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Leigh S on 17 July, 2015, 06:11:49 pm
Buggers.... mailbox full for their customer service email?..... Oh my poor heartses!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 17 July, 2015, 07:54:44 pm
DROKK ME! $75? I could understand if Dredd or Fear was that much, but for the Gronk and Fish? Here's hoping they are still available on Monday.

Probably not - think it was stated as a 24 hour sale?

M.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Atreides on 17 July, 2015, 08:00:30 pm
Hmm, I think GRONK and Judge Fish might be there for a while.
The sale was this according to their facebook page;
"The great post-SDCC sale:
This friday the 17th from 9-00am 24 HOURS ONLY
24" RED HAIR BAMBI
3AGO ZVR WARBOT AND ZOMB SET
1/6TH SF ZOMBOT
"

Gronk and Judge fish was posted later that they where aviable for pre-order. But who knows! I hope they will be still there for Mr 9.8 sake!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Atreides on 17 July, 2015, 08:04:34 pm
Cheers, CF!

I appear to have messed up and set up two separate orders (had a panic i had ordered the b&w one when i hit the paypal page, so cancelled that - the basket was empty so i stuck another one in and paid for it... I am an idiot when it comes to these kind of things).  I've emailed them... worst comes to the worst, I suppose I could sell on the extra set, though I haven't paid for it... oh dear

You never finnish paying the first order by paypal? Then it will be cancelled later probobly. What does it say on your account page if you click the order. It should state "you've paid $75 of $75, if you have really finished everything.

But still you can always keep one "mint in box"~~  :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 17 July, 2015, 08:26:22 pm
Buggers.... mailbox full for their customer service email?..... Oh my poor heartses!

If you have a bambaland account set up (which I assume you do, can't remember but think it is required) - down at the bottom of it there is 'my accounts - my orders' - what you have bought and paid for will be listed there automatically. Easier to check there first.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Leigh S on 17 July, 2015, 08:33:43 pm
Cheers people - One order is paid for, the other not paid for - found the right email address so shouldnt be a problem - just hope I dont mess up someone else getting a gronk!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 17 July, 2015, 10:13:11 pm
Hmm, I think GRONK and Judge Fish might be there for a while.
The sale was this according to their facebook page;
"The great post-SDCC sale:
This friday the 17th from 9-00am 24 HOURS ONLY
24" RED HAIR BAMBI
3AGO ZVR WARBOT AND ZOMB SET
1/6TH SF ZOMBOT
"

Gronk and Judge fish was posted later that they where aviable for pre-order. But who knows! I hope they will be still there for Mr 9.8 sake!
I haven't seen anything saying Gronk and Fish had a limited sale period. Several toy sites never mentioned that.
http://news.toyark.com/2015/07/17/pre-orders-live-for-3a-2000ad-judge-fish-and-gronk-sets-169833
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 17 July, 2015, 10:16:57 pm

Sam Slade is still available (https://www.bambalandstore.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=000000000000002adjr)

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Atreides on 17 July, 2015, 10:24:22 pm
Hmm, I think GRONK and Judge Fish might be there for a while.
The sale was this according to their facebook page;
"The great post-SDCC sale:
This friday the 17th from 9-00am 24 HOURS ONLY
24" RED HAIR BAMBI
3AGO ZVR WARBOT AND ZOMB SET
1/6TH SF ZOMBOT
"

Gronk and Judge fish was posted later that they where aviable for pre-order. But who knows! I hope they will be still there for Mr 9.8 sake!
I haven't seen anything saying Gronk and Fish had a limited sale period. Several toy sites never mentioned that.
http://news.toyark.com/2015/07/17/pre-orders-live-for-3a-2000ad-judge-fish-and-gronk-sets-169833

I belive they will be up for pre-order as long as Death was! :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 18 July, 2015, 12:53:24 am
Hmm, I think GRONK and Judge Fish might be there for a while.
The sale was this according to their facebook page;
"The great post-SDCC sale:
This friday the 17th from 9-00am 24 HOURS ONLY
24" RED HAIR BAMBI
3AGO ZVR WARBOT AND ZOMB SET
1/6TH SF ZOMBOT
"

Gronk and Judge fish was posted later that they where aviable for pre-order. But who knows! I hope they will be still there for Mr 9.8 sake!
I haven't seen anything saying Gronk and Fish had a limited sale period. Several toy sites never mentioned that.
http://news.toyark.com/2015/07/17/pre-orders-live-for-3a-2000ad-judge-fish-and-gronk-sets-169833

I belive they will be up for pre-order as long as Death was! :)
Crap, that was about 2 days. :-\
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 18 July, 2015, 01:18:08 am
Just confirming that there are three sets available folks.

First up the SDCC version is the CLEAN COLOURED set

The shop are selling the BLACK & WHITE set and the GRITTY COLOURED set. So that's everything cleared up now :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Atreides on 18 July, 2015, 04:31:03 am
Hmm, I think GRONK and Judge Fish might be there for a while.
The sale was this according to their facebook page;
"The great post-SDCC sale:
This friday the 17th from 9-00am 24 HOURS ONLY
24" RED HAIR BAMBI
3AGO ZVR WARBOT AND ZOMB SET
1/6TH SF ZOMBOT
"

Gronk and Judge fish was posted later that they where aviable for pre-order. But who knows! I hope they will be still there for Mr 9.8 sake!
I haven't seen anything saying Gronk and Fish had a limited sale period. Several toy sites never mentioned that.
http://news.toyark.com/2015/07/17/pre-orders-live-for-3a-2000ad-judge-fish-and-gronk-sets-169833

I belive they will be up for pre-order as long as Death was! :)
Crap, that was about 2 days. :-\

That was only the bambaland exclusive one, the comic book version B&W. The standard version of Dredd were up longer than that, more then a week no?

Hmm i wonder how a gritty one look like, as long as is fur is nice and white~ :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 19 July, 2015, 12:16:39 am
Can someone confirm a release date for the 3A Dredd And Lawmaster? Someone is saying a 3A rep told him they're out in Augest/September, is that true? :|
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Atreides on 19 July, 2015, 12:25:05 am
Shipped Out or pre-order out? I belive pre-order might be out then. They need to tinker with it again, ad articulation on boots etc. Havent sen anything about a date yet.

Hope Someone might have more intel about this. Need to start saving up the credits! So much cool things coming... Sideshow scouttrooper with bike, MEZCOs dredd. And 2016 the 3a sixth scale series, i guess they will be around $160-200. The wife aint gonna be happy!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 19 July, 2015, 12:30:49 am
Shipped Out or pre-order out? I belive pre-order might be out then. They need to tinker with it again, ad articulation on boots etc. Havent sen anything about a date yet.

Hope Someone might have more intel about this. Need to start saving up the credits! So much cool things coming... Sideshow scouttrooper with bike, MEZCOs dredd. And 2016 the 3a sixth scale series, i guess they will be around $160-200. The wife aint gonna be happy!
I REALLY HOPE you are right that it's just for pre-order because if it's out by September, then I need to sell a few organs. :o
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Atreides on 19 July, 2015, 12:39:34 am
Judge fear is suppose to be out for pre-order before the lawman. Well you never know what 3a do. They spit out prototypes and we just wait. :P
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 19 July, 2015, 05:17:50 am
Really hope 3A keeps the variants to a minimum this time.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 19 July, 2015, 05:58:11 am
and exclusives :lol:
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dash Decent on 19 July, 2015, 07:06:06 am
Just confirming that there are three sets available folks.

First up the SDCC version is the CLEAN COLOURED set

The shop are selling the BLACK & WHITE set and the GRITTY COLOURED set. So that's everything cleared up now :thumbsup:

Thanks CF.  I didn't notice the 'Gritty Weathered' description until after you pointed it out.  Frustratingly, the pictures are so small there's no way to tell just how weathered they are.  Anyone got any bigger pictures?  The ones on the Bambaland website (and the Toyark site) look just like the photos of the SDCC set.
(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x418/Dash_Decent/Fish%20Gronk%20Gritty_zpstukye79e.jpg)

The black & white (comic) set isn't my cup of tea either.  What a pity the normal set is an exclusive and the weathered variant is open for all to buy.  I don't want a weathered Gronk, just one that looks nice and like the one in the comic!

(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x418/Dash_Decent/Gronk%20Fish%20BW_zpscjf4lkdf.jpg)

Both sets here: http://www.bambalandstore.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=gronk (http://www.bambalandstore.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=gronk)
 
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Atreides on 19 July, 2015, 08:47:28 am
3A say that the weathered one will and I quote "The bamba editions will have darker weathering and differences in packaging."

Sadly no sample of them was ready for the sale...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Pete Wells on 19 July, 2015, 09:17:58 am
Welcome to the frustrating world of collecting ThreeA! Without a doubt THE most annoying company ever.

However, when they get it right, their products are amazing! 
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 19 July, 2015, 10:57:29 pm
The Gronk / fish in the pictures look just to be the SDCC ones put thru a hard light filter in Photoshop. So I would read too much into that picture.

The only real marker is that the three 3a 1/12 since the relaunch that have been seen in the wild (2x Death, 1 x robohunter) have looked great.

As for the Dredd date.. All that has been said is 'this year'. No indication if that includes the lawmaster. Personally I'd doubt it given the stage it was at at SDCC.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 22 July, 2015, 09:36:06 pm
I'm praying 3A goes easy on us and keeps the number of variants to a minimum.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 23 July, 2015, 04:00:31 pm
Here are the SDCC Gronk and Fish exclusives and just to show the size, they're in my hand in some shots!

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/t31.0-8/s2048x2048/11722673_10207463016277915_5595754469542409950_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/11755674_10207463015917906_5375278024989177708_n.jpg?oh=b54f63064152e4c85b1b27b039681298&oe=564BB3FA)

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/t31.0-8/s960x960/11722520_10207463015797903_4554129537536044883_o.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Atreides on 23 July, 2015, 04:45:17 pm
They are looking good! Freakin' awesome!
Thank you for those great pics CF!

I just hope they wont do too much weathering on the bambaland edition.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 23 July, 2015, 04:46:59 pm
There's a little stick that fits under Fish and into the bottom of his bowl, so he can sit at a certain height but for these pics, I didn't use it.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: inkymonkey on 24 July, 2015, 03:17:00 am
Got my (highly expensive eBay-bought) SDCC set today, they are very lovely, if small. But damn it, I'm a completist, so I'm happy.

...and 1/12 scale Mongrol* looks happy to finally have some company, he was tired of his own company...


* Both versions, of course - didn't I say I was a completist? But it's STILL his own company, and the conversation was a bit basic, as one might expect.  ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dash Decent on 24 July, 2015, 03:23:31 pm
Thanks for the photos CF.  I'm pleased to see that the Gronk has 'real' fur.  Looking at the squinty 3A pictures I assumed it was solidly cast from the same stuff as the limbs and the face.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Atreides on 25 July, 2015, 07:12:47 am
The Gronk and Judge Fish set are gone from Bambaland now~
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 25 July, 2015, 10:20:50 am
The Gronk and Judge Fish set are gone from Bambaland now~
I came so close to picking these up, but I couldn't justify the price to myself. I'd rather use that money towards a Lawmaster.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Atreides on 25 July, 2015, 10:59:08 am
I was in a dilemma first, would like to have the clean one. But in the end I went for the gritty weathering set... Love Gronk and think its a funny ad to the collection with Judge Fish!

Hope its not too much weathering effect! :-\
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mardroid on 25 July, 2015, 01:32:12 pm
You would think 'was weathering effect" would apply more to robot based figures, huh?

Does it mean this versions of the gronk will look like he needs a shampoo rinse?

And maybe this version of Judge Fish should be floating upside down...  :lol:
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dash Decent on 25 July, 2015, 01:49:15 pm
The Gronk and Judge Fish set are gone from Bambaland now~

Oh blast!  I hadn't realised these were time limited.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 25 July, 2015, 02:25:14 pm
The Gronk and Judge Fish set are gone from Bambaland now~

Oh blast!  I hadn't realised these were time limited.

All 3A stuff is, though the length of time varies - the average seems to be about 24 hours, although Sam Slade was up for a good week.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: JOE SOAP on 25 July, 2015, 02:29:21 pm

All 3A stuff is, though the length of time varies - the average seems to be about 24 hours, although Sam Slade was up for a good week.


Sam Slade is still available (https://www.bambalandstore.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=000000000000002adjr)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 25 July, 2015, 02:29:59 pm
Oh, blimey!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 30 July, 2015, 05:53:08 am
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/11755674_10207463015917906_5375278024989177708_n.jpg?oh=b54f63064152e4c85b1b27b039681298&oe=564BB3FA)

Small Gronk or big hands?  :-X
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: dweezil2 on 30 July, 2015, 08:29:39 am
Think vintage Star Wars Jawa action figure size!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: SIP on 30 July, 2015, 10:10:54 am
My vintage jawa cost 99p.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Atreides on 06 August, 2015, 10:53:56 am
According to a post on 3As Facebook-page, Judge Death is "estimated to ship this month."

Lets hope so!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Steven Sterlacchini on 06 August, 2015, 11:27:41 am
My vintage jawa cost 99p.

When you make them in the millions (literally) there is an economy of scale.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Atreides on 13 August, 2015, 08:20:58 am
Death is pushed back another month~  :(
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: kraken on 13 August, 2015, 06:39:36 pm
Aaawww nuts.  :'(
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 21 August, 2015, 06:23:00 am
Do we know the scheduled release date of 3A's 6 inch Judge Dredd and Lawmaster is?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 22 August, 2015, 11:22:10 am
Simple answer is no. With a fair wind, maybe before Xmas!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 22 August, 2015, 02:27:20 pm
Which Christmas?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 23 August, 2015, 03:07:11 am
Which Christmas?
That's kinda what I'm getting at. Someone said they talked to a 3A rep at SDCC and the rep 'supposedly' said Augest or September and I can't believe they meant of this year.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 23 August, 2015, 12:27:48 pm
ISTR that earlier this year when they announced their outline plans, Dredd and Hammerstein were penciled in for release August/September right enough. But there was no mention of Gronk or Judge Fish at that time, and schedules are under constant review at 3a. I do think we'll see some more before this Xmas - whether it's the figures  announced we'll just have to wait and see as ever. Hopefully we get a bit of warning for the Dredd and Lawmaster pack! Can't wait to see the Lawmaster finished I must say.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 23 August, 2015, 07:57:27 pm
I'd think it's more accurate to say schedules are under no review at 3A.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mindless-Focus on 28 September, 2015, 06:25:18 am
I've been a 3AA member for years and have been buying their product since about the beginning of the company. I also remember several preorders taking a year plus (several took 2 years). Also, they tend to move their schedule wildly. I would not be surprised if that was not meant for August/September 2016. If anything, 3A has taught me to be patient. It'll happen. Eventually.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 02 October, 2015, 12:46:42 pm
 :o

(https://i.imgur.com/Uthjbg6.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dash Decent on 02 October, 2015, 01:14:12 pm
Yes please!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Albion on 02 October, 2015, 01:22:08 pm
Great Lawmaster. Must start saving my Galactic Groats for it now. Want one!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 02 October, 2015, 01:33:28 pm
This being 3A we may not have these in hand for a.... little while.

In the meantime I'm going to wheel this one out again:

“Bike!  To me!”

(http://i.imgur.com/U2tD9qh.jpg)

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 02 October, 2015, 03:36:44 pm
That's the way to do it. Wonder which Christmas I'll get that for ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 03 October, 2015, 06:49:43 am
:o

(https://i.imgur.com/Uthjbg6.jpg)
Not that I'm not thrilled to finally be getting a Lawmaster, but I thought it had more color than that in the comics?   :|
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 04 October, 2015, 01:50:29 am
3A answered a few questions that people had murmured on my facebook page.

Quote
It's our modified Lawmaster Mk1 with McMahon style cannons. This photo is pretty filtered and taken from off a monitor screen so a lot of the paint/detail is washed out and not final.

Not sure where the SDCC rumor has come from. Lawmasters will be open for all. Not long now!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 05 October, 2015, 01:03:39 pm
According to Gregory, both Dredd and the Lawmaster will go on sale in the next few months...

"This year for both. Not long now. Soon as we can announce the details they'll be on the blog/newsletter"

Ooooh...
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Albion on 07 October, 2015, 04:11:23 pm
Going on sale is all well and good but Grud only knows when delivery will be.  :o ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 08 October, 2015, 08:31:42 am
Yeah, but knowing the delays between sales and shipping with 3A nobody seriously expects rapid service...  All in all I tend to completely forget about stuff so when it does actually appear it comes as a nice surprise.

Anyway, Judge Death finally ships in mid-October, from what we've been told.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Robo-K33F on 08 October, 2015, 08:46:46 am
Yeah, but knowing the delays between sales and shipping with 3A nobody seriously expects rapid service...  All in all I tend to completely forget about stuff so when it does actually appear it comes as a nice surprise.

Anyway, Judge Death finally ships in mid-October, from what we've been told.

Just had an e-mail from 3A's 2000 AD project manager confirming that Death will be shipping this month.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 08 October, 2015, 09:10:35 am
Yeah, but knowing the delays between sales and shipping with 3A nobody seriously expects rapid service...  All in all I tend to completely forget about stuff so when it does actually appear it comes as a nice surprise.

Anyway, Judge Death finally ships in mid-October, from what we've been told.

Just had an e-mail from 3A's 2000 AD project manager confirming that Death will be shipping this month.

Great stuff, cheers K33F.  Having Death, Sam Slade, Der Gronk and Judge Fish all on pre-order is great but having something new in hand will be fantastic.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Albion on 08 October, 2015, 09:25:31 am
Great to know Death will be on it's way soon. Really looking forward to that one.  :D

When I mention the shipping my tongue is firmly in my cheek. We all know what it's like with 3A and I too forget about some of it and the wait bizarrely becomes quite fun.

Out of interest, do all their products take as long or is it just the 2000AD range?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 08 October, 2015, 09:34:18 am
Out of interest, do all their products take as long or is it just the 2000AD range?

Most 3A stuff is glacially slow but 2000AD seems even slower.  I think production times in general (as in the period inbetween sale and shipping) have lengthened considerably as the company has grown over the last few years.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Robo-K33F on 08 October, 2015, 11:45:15 am
Out of interest, do all their products take as long or is it just the 2000AD range?

Most 3A stuff is glacially slow but 2000AD seems even slower.  I think production times in general (as in the period inbetween sale and shipping) have lengthened considerably as the company has grown over the last few years.

I know that Ashley and a number of the 3A guys have a real passion for 2000 AD. The product may come out slowly, but its mainly because they are perfectionists and want to get the best possible representations of our characters out there. Worth the wait IMO...especially when you see what they have coming up in the future.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 08 October, 2015, 12:10:37 pm
Worth the wait IMO...especially when you see what they have coming up in the future.

Yup.  Definitely worth the wait.  As for what's coming up in future.... any hints?

G'wan g'wan g'wan g'wan...

 ;)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Albion on 08 October, 2015, 12:19:53 pm
Definitely worth the wait. I'll keep buying them if I can.
3A make the best of the recent merchandise in my opinion.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 08 October, 2015, 12:42:41 pm
It's also worth pointing out (probably for the umpteenth time) that the 3A x 2000AD line is a labour of love, not an attempt to make a fast buck.  Speedy?  No.  Quality and lovingly nerdy attention to detail?  Yes.  It's as close as we're likely to get to fans making toys for fans and I doubt we'll ever see better.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 10 October, 2015, 02:48:12 am
Guys, the first MEZCO Judge Dredd review has hit youtube and it really looks like 3A has some stiff competition, I mean this figure looks stunning.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RovPrrEpk28
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Atreides on 10 October, 2015, 08:58:59 am
Guys, the first MEZCO Judge Dredd review has hit youtube and it really looks like 3A has some stiff competition, I mean this figure looks stunning.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RovPrrEpk28

Oh man! I am so happy I got this one! Cant wait to get it!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Albion on 10 October, 2015, 09:08:34 am
I wasn't too keen on the Mezco Dredd, mainly because of the huge Eagle, but.......
The video has changed my mind! I love the poseabilty of it, the accessories and the magnetic shoulder pads and badge are genius.

Thanks for posting the video Mr. 9.8. I might have to get one now!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Leigh S on 10 October, 2015, 09:52:44 am
That does look a lot better, but the Eagle really looks out of place in comparison to the rest of the figure. 
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 10 October, 2015, 10:25:08 pm
That does look a lot better, but the Eagle really looks out of place in comparison to the rest of the figure.
Then complain to 2000 AD since they approved it.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 11 October, 2015, 01:42:13 am
That does look a lot better, but the Eagle really looks out of place in comparison to the rest of the figure.
Then complain to 2000 AD since they approved it.

He's allowed to have an opinion ya know.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 13 October, 2015, 11:42:37 am
(http://i.imgur.com/dlB3XxF.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Albion on 13 October, 2015, 12:12:06 pm
Incased in Boing (tm)!

Packaging looks nice but I hope I can get him out without too much damage to it.  :-\
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 13 October, 2015, 12:34:33 pm
Ooh, that does look the business! Glad I bought both versions - might actually keep one on the card. Aye right! Mr Ashley also mentioned Mortis and Fear could be up soon...and that Lawmaster is delicious too. If only we had something to compare it to...

(If Ming can do it, I can do it too  :D)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/MisterD/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0213_zpsqxkjaygf.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/MisterD/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0213_zpsqxkjaygf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 13 October, 2015, 12:48:51 pm
Ooh, that does look the business! Glad I bought both versions - might actually keep one on the card.

I'll be up to this caper.. not for nefarious resale purposes, just for sheer beauty of the whole package.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xrhw6tyZ4s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xrhw6tyZ4s)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 13 October, 2015, 12:53:01 pm
Yeah, my knife is sharpened and ready!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: TordelBack on 13 October, 2015, 01:01:50 pm
Is it just me, or did the bloke in that Hot Wheels video completely muck that card up? I've done better on Star Wars blisters with a penknife without using any acetone or glycol or whatever they put in laquer thinner these days.

But blimey does that Death packaging look sweet (stench of decay).

Also but OT: that Mezco B&W Dredd looks extraordinary in that review vid.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 13 October, 2015, 01:47:35 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/dlB3XxF.jpg)

 :)
I can't wait to get mine.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Atreides on 13 October, 2015, 07:29:46 pm
Wow! Looking great! Looking forward to get both versions!  :D
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Atreides on 15 October, 2015, 07:19:56 am
(http://i.imgur.com/dlB3XxF.jpg)

 :)

Have I missed something, Are there Three different version of Death? Colored, B&W and now a black colored?

The art cart is different on the ones in the picture and the one behind seems almost black?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 15 October, 2015, 08:43:37 am
Have I missed something, Are there Three different version of Death? Colored, B&W and now a black colored?

The art cart is different on the ones in the picture and the one behind seems almost black?

The image in the background seems to be the classic Dark Judges lineup - originally printed as a double-page spread in the Prog.  If you look on the left you can see someone in flames courtesy of Judge Fire...  Maybe this is included as a poster or something?  Gregory?  Any clues?

(http://i.imgur.com/nQvjBQg.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Atreides on 15 October, 2015, 09:09:13 am
In his post Ashley wrote that he got the IDW book so its the one in the background.

But there are two figures in blister packs in the photo, The black version (behind the first figure) which I recall was the comic book edition when pre-ordered at bambaland now there is a B&W which I havent seen before infront.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 15 October, 2015, 09:16:18 am
In his post Ashley wrote that he got the IDW book so its the one in the background.

But there are two figures in blister packs in the photo, The black version (behind the first figure) which I recall was the comic book edition when pre-ordered at bambaland now there is a B&W which I havent seen before infront.

Ah, I see.  No clue, sorry.  Unless it's a B&W pic and the one behind is the regular one...  Confused?  Me too.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: ming on 15 October, 2015, 09:38:39 am
In his post Ashley wrote that he got the IDW book so its the one in the background.

But there are two figures in blister packs in the photo, The black version (behind the first figure) which I recall was the comic book edition when pre-ordered at bambaland now there is a B&W which I havent seen before infront.

Ah, I see.  No clue, sorry.  Unless it's a B&W pic and the one behind is the regular one...  Confused?  Me too.

Yup. Gregory just confirmed that the pic is in B&W so the figure in the background is the regular one; only the two versions of Judge Death.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Atreides on 15 October, 2015, 10:27:50 am
Ah! Roger!  :D
Thank you for clarifying that!
Thought I missed something
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dash Decent on 15 October, 2015, 12:14:22 pm
Guys, the first MEZCO Judge Dredd review has hit youtube and it really looks like 3A has some stiff competition, I mean this figure looks stunning.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RovPrrEpk28

Attaching stuff with magnets is a great idea, but I really LOVE the Eagle design tread on the soles of his boots.  Nice touch.  Plus the articulation is very good.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 17 October, 2015, 11:31:14 pm
Can't wait to get mine.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: inkymonkey on 23 October, 2015, 10:55:54 am
Apparently the 3A Judge Death figures have shipped.... Keep your eyes peeled (and fingers crossed) folks!
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: BPP on 23 October, 2015, 01:32:36 pm
Apparently the 3A Judge Death figures have shipped.... Keep your eyes peeled (and fingers crossed) folks!

They haven't actually shipped. Sadly just PR BS from ThreeA - they have 'entered the shipping process' which is a vague term that seems to mean the production run has been made and the packaging signed off. But frankly knowing ThreeA 'the wrong sort of glue' for packaging assembly could well add weeks, nevermind whether an acceptable shipping tender has been agreed. It's just the same wonderful vagueness we know ThreeA deal in. Obviously they told 2000ad they would ship this month but whether they actually leave the factory before the calander month is up... Who knows..

Would be nice if Sam (who is also now past his shipping date) didn't suffer a similar 2 quarter delay.
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Mikey on 26 October, 2015, 12:17:17 pm
Death has been spotted in the wild in the UK with a retailer...should be landing any day for normal customers hopefully!

Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Jamie1000013 on 26 October, 2015, 02:37:48 pm
Just got a message off the site I bought it off saying "Pay up you Drokker!" So hopefully I can get it this week 😃
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Jamie1000013 on 29 October, 2015, 03:18:51 pm
Just got it today  :D. It was a lot smaller than I expected and I was a little disappointed at first but then I looked at it and the level of detail and the paint job are pretty awesome and now I love it.

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/910/d3kZSJ.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/903/TtZrvs.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1024x768q90/907/DUq8If.jpg)
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Albion on 29 October, 2015, 04:29:41 pm
Just got it today  :D.

Nice. Did you have to damage the packaging to get him out?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 29 October, 2015, 04:49:33 pm
He opened it, he opened it, he opened it!

As Albion has enquired, how easy was it to get the wee bugger out and did you damage the packaging too much?
Title: Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
Post by: Dreddzilla on 30 October, 2015, 07:51:00 am
To "Jamie1000013" How's the poseability? And are the joints Stiff, loose or in between?
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