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Krakajac

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Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
« Reply #3675 on: 30 August, 2018, 06:52:59 am »
I’m in two minds about this news.

Yep, disappointed not to see further releases - especially when there is (apparently) a prototype 1/6th scale Hammerstein floating about out there.  I would have loved to have seen some sort of kickstarter-style initiative - where the number of buyers can be confirmed before production even starts.  Surely that would still be an option - even if 3A wasn’t involved?  It certainly works for other retro toy releases.  C’mon Rebellion... :)

And it’s criminal they didn’t utilise the Dredd figure/uniform for additional releases - Giant, Rico, Souster for starters.  Easy money for the completists like me.

On the other hand...I currently have five high quality 1:6th scale 2000AD figures on my shelves (including the behemoth that is Mongrel).  If you’d asked me if that was possible ten years ago, I would have laughed in your face. :)

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Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
« Reply #3676 on: 30 August, 2018, 08:15:12 am »
Disappointing news but no surprise (no Judge Fire to complete the set is a bit of a kick in the pants).  With a little more common sense applied from the start this line could have done a lot better - probably not in terms of huge sales but enough to have kept it going a bit longer.  Channeling money into developing things like Satanus was a bit pointless - if 3A had only focused on getting Rogue and Alpha out instead...

Oh well, seems very much like a missed opportunity.  I'm a bit sad as there will never be another one quite like this but at the end of the day they're only toys.

The figures we've got out of this venture over the years are a testament to the commitment and quality of 3A stuff and are very much the product of a fan rather than a hard-edged business approach (clearly a mixed blessing).  They'll sit on my shelves with pride (and get played with by my kids, which is the whole point).

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Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
« Reply #3677 on: 30 August, 2018, 08:20:32 am »
It's a real shame, would have loved to see another 1/6 figure. At the very least I have an amazing 1/6th comic strip Judge Dredd, apart from Alpha that was always what I had hoped to get......so thank you 3a for that!

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« Reply #3678 on: 30 August, 2018, 11:39:11 am »
I’m glad they did what they did and love their stuff.

Nobody can ask a company to constantly lose money or squander their resources for minimal returns.

Thanks for what you gave us 3A. Especially ash and Gregory.
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« Reply #3679 on: 30 August, 2018, 09:04:43 pm »
Poor character choices, Quality issues and 3A's ordering system are what bled money from the 2000AD line.
Generally the lack of planning and direction, with minimal Business sense in relation to the Market.
What little profit made on Death, was squandered on a Satanus proto for Ash's Studio.
The initial 1/6 line was canned due to lack of support (character releases).
Then they gave the 1/12 (re-launch) line the "good 'ole 3A treatment".

All the while, 10 years of absolute B.S. tweets/twoots/twats by the 3A (ADHD Kids) crew =
COMING SOON !!!! = Sov's and Anderson and Rogue, even Mean ......... if you support it  ;)
Yes, FIRE is coming along well, won't be long now.

When obviously dying the slow death, 3A show off a crazy-priced Alpha proto (on a desk in W.A. Studio now  ;))

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« Reply #3680 on: 01 September, 2018, 09:51:08 am »
That's disappointing, I backed the 1/12th line as an entry point as the 1/6th line was too expensive to get past the wife, although the Judge Dredd model nearly turned me. Shame they don't do second runs.
Then to make matters worse the wife tossed my 1/12th mongrel plastic moulds in the bin just recently as well. Saved the box before she took care of that.

Anyone who has these have both good and bad feelings associated. Mine is opening up the aforementioned 1/12th Mongrel and splitting the 2 plastic molds and breaking his chin ring in the process!! The horror! Managed to glue the tiny ring in place and you wouldn't even know it was broke. After hearing everyone else's issues I stopped opening the rest except the lawmaster.. :o masterpiece
What are your memories, good and bad? Please share.
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Re: 3A Toys/Rebellion Press Release
« Reply #3681 on: 18 September, 2018, 10:32:54 pm »
BAD :- I fear 2000AD figures are to toys, the way D.C. Comics are to Movies  ;).
Re-Action, Legendary Heroes and now 3A  :'(.

GOOD :- If FIRE saw the light of day (didn't), what would 3A's version be like  :-*.
I'm not fond of the colourized "old skool", version (charred Black with green/yellow "Supernatural" fire).
Would they have gone with that colour-scheme  :-*

For totally narcissistic reasons  :lol:, I got to make a unique "Ghost Rider/grip hands" version  :) :) :).
15% 3A, 60% Legendary Heroes and the remaining = scratch-built  :P
As a juve Bolland's (Original) vision of the Dark Judges were in B&W.
So my childish imagination used "Ghost Rider", to fill the "colour gaps" on Judge Fire  :D.
Been that way ever since  ;).



AFTER BRIAN BOLLAND : THE FOUR DARK JUDGES :D.

Judge Fire = This City isss guilty ....
Judge Fear = .... the Crime iss life ....
Judge Mortis = ... the Ssentence is .....
Judge Death = DEATH !!!!.
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