Kiba and Aki box art update in Ashley Wood's blog.
They look gorgeous to me.
Ashley Wood about famous Men from N.O.M set:"I have said many times, the Men from N.O.M are stylized versions of me and Kim, nothing has been seen yet pertaining to what they will look like, but they are stylized version of Kim and me.. I dont like realistic 12" heads, hardly ever look cool..."
If you don't know, Ashley Wood is a serious collector. Help him get this stuff
and you will be rewarded.
Don't forget that Oyabun pre-order is coming in 22 days from now!02.03.09
First boardies who signed up for purchasing Men from N.O.M set, months ago, will get personalized card, which is a SOLDIER OF N.O.M Alpha recruits card.
Here is the list
and almost the beginning of this spectacular figure set.
As for the others, please don't worry. Men from N.O.M set will be open for sale to general audience for a certain period of time. You can buy the figure, but only people from the list will get the card.
More bits of info, about Men from N.O.M set, Ashley Wood talking about this set:"As the story of N.O.M becomes known it will be even cooler.."
"zombie heads.. gah I always hated reading that.. N.O.M are fun to write and draw, fans of the de plume fig will love him even more over time as I grind work out and all their motivations become apparent !.."
And don't forget guys, it wasn't zombie heads, which came with Dirty Deeds Bertie, it was dead soldier heads!
This week the skateboard, with Ashley Wood original art would be auctioned off at bambalandstore.com or this place. Follow the news for updates!03.03.09
As for the promised in the 3A newsletter booklets, which come with the upcoming toys. It's for the next releases. Euro Defense Bramble will be without a booklet.
3A board March sketch contest started here.
This month theme is Seduction, participate and seduce us with your art. Don't forget about valuable prize for the winner.
New art at Ashley Wood's blog, one is for WWR 2 book
, and the second one cover for book
in progress, exclusive for IDW publishing. 04.03.09
Euro Defense Brambles will start shipping to their new homes next week. Follow the news updates for certain date.
Ashley Wood comment about Oyabun release and it's limits:"A heads up, the OYA is going to have a theoretical limit due to materials shortage ( the worlds economics are affecting raw material providers ) and we can only make a limited number. We will offer the 3AA members first then put the rest on general release. We think will have enough to cover the interested parties of both 3AA and rogue operatives. So dont go stressing !
This has a been a 3A info update ! "
Sneak picture of Oyabun from 3A site! What a jacket guys! What a jacket!!!
Shipping of Euro Defense Bramble is going to happen just after the 10th of this month.
You have to check out awesome photos from the factory first post here!
Click there, you will not be disappointed! Bless Ashley Wood, Kim and everyone in 3A for making such awesomeness possible. 05.03.09
Ashley Wood commenting previous Oyabun sneak picture, which could be seen above."the 8 refers to 8BALLER , TK's most loved brand of outdoor aventure wear !and guys, so you dont go all batty, the shot is of his back!"
And please be prepared in Fall 2009 for a 3A Aventure jacket! Now we know a bit more, about upcoming 3A outdoor clothing!
Ashley Wood about upcoming Lasstranaut figure and female body system from 3A, called AVA:"ladranaut might make an appearance, but the demand isnt there like Lass !"
Check out how Night Watch Bramble (Euro Defense chase figure) looks here, behind de Plume commanders
Ashley Wood comments about mysterious TK Interloper (Aki&Kiba release chase figure):"and YES Interloper is the faker of the Popbot Universe ! Interloper is a better name than "faker" though, Hi Im Faker ( snickers can be heard to break out across the room )"06.03.2009
previous info for this day is above
Ashley Wood is not willing to reveal anything about mysterious new de Plume figure yet (and I don't blame him for that, because I love surprises from 3A), just this:the name pretty much says how he will look
And small comment about Men from N.O.M: just for the interested WWR = Earth vs Mars, N.O.M vs everyone ! 07.03.2009
Checkout 3AA cards! To remind everyone: all the people, who bought 3AA membership, will receive such kind of cards with their names + WWRP Desert Bramble exclusive (go to catalog section for photos and data) + exclusive t-shirt! According to Ashley Wood, we will start receiving this awesome packages soon.
I bet that people, who missed 3AA are in sorrow right now..Cheer up guys and be prepared for new 3AA, next year!
If you want to get Blanc de Plume, you can earn it, by winning 3A March photo contest, you can participate here
, only one photo is needed and please no comments there.
Previous 3A photo contest and it's winners works, can be seen here. 08.03.09
Oyabun purchases are going to be limited, only one figure for each buyer. And 3A will be policing for people who made multiple accounts to get more than one figure. I personally ask everyone to play fair and buy only one figure, let the devoted fans get his/hers Oya.
According to info on Ashley Wood's personal blog, new 3A newsletter is going out soon! It was promised that a lot of interesting info and photos of upcoming figures are going to be there!
You can't miss it, go and sign up!
If you had done it earlier, still check it, like I did. Can't miss this newsletter.
Ashley Wood about speed of Euro Defense delivery -"some will have on the 11th,12th and so on, it depends on where you live and customs etc.. ems can take three-four days tops, but depending on the local postal system it can take longer."
Be prepared guys!09.03.09
I don't know about you guys, but I'm so excited that in a very short period of time, everyone who ordered, will receive a lot of 3A awesomeness! Including: Euro Defense Bramble (or Night Watch if you are lucky, Blanc de Plumes sketches is the possibility too), 3AA club box and Aki&Kiba (Blanc de Plumes sketches or 1/20 TK Interloper chase figure sketches is possibility too). How about that? So much of coolness in just few weeks?!
Cool bits of info, about de Plumes from Ashley Wood:"basically de plume can shift his skin color hence the change in color, he pretty much just paints or stains his garb for the job or surroundings as needed.
He is a rogue N.O.M , he is kinda special and dangerous.. and commands a bunch of crazed robots that are slowly growing in number. Shorts are not needed !"
New 3AA exclusive de Plume will be featuring desert theme, desert theme yes, Gebi is Gobi.
Ashley Wood about upcoming 3A newsletter: "In todays (my times ) 3A newsletter there a sneak peek if you will of Gebi and others.. Its a cool newsletter !"
3A newsletter is out with awesome images of Men from N.O.M, WWR Grunt, Oyabun, Large Martin, Night Watch Bramble (Euro Defense chase figure), Gebi de Plume, Square and Rotchild Lunar Security Armstrong!
If you haven't missed the newsletter, go sign up above for the next one.
Here is the text of it:"Oyabun Tomorrow King pre-order starts 9-00am AEST March 24th.
Oya will cost 150 dollars USD, the price includes EMS worldwide shipping and a full size Lasstranaut T-shirt.
Amounts are limited for Oyabun so don't swan in fashionably late at the pre-order party!
The First 3A poster will go on sale soon, with a size of 16x40 inches and costing 25 dollars USD, the price cover standard mail worldwide.
3AA Memberships packs consisting of the membership card, T-shirt and WWRP Desert Bramble are nearing completion and will be shipping shortly. It will be worth the wait !
WWR 1/6th Euro Bramble ships this week and watch out for the rare NightWatch Bramble !
Jeremy Geddes's Cosmonaut will be appearing as a 12" figure under the 3A Showcase toy imprint."09.03.09
Previous news for this date, are listed above.3A Art and Toy photography section news:jonself
- January Sketch contest winner!expathos
- February Sketch contest winner!
Original Character contest v1.0 had 3 winners:Lonely Monsters
Also, the Original Character contest is back open with new ongoing rules and entries due by end of May. Read the rules carefully and click here to participate
. And please check out works of contestants and winners, there a lot of cool ones and simply awesome ones. Be inspired and participate too! Prize - glorious bastard - Blanc de Plume!
If you have any questions related to this contest or Art and Toy photography section, don't hesitate to contact our Art Mod esefinga.
Ashley Wood about Men from N.O.M set:"Kim has glasses, but they are not on the sculpt.the faces re pretty stylized, dont trust a blurry photo !"
And about style solution of Ashley Wood's and Kim's faces:"they are not realistic by any means, they fit into the aesthetic we have I hvae been fostering. They have more "character" than say the grunt head that needs to represent an army over individuals."
According to Ashley Wood, appearance of female figure Lasstranaut, would be as close, to Oyabun t-shirt image, as it can be. If you haven't seen, Oyabun t-shirt image, just go here
to check it out.10.03.2009
According to information from Ashley Wood, there is going to be the camo version of ROTHCHILD LUNAR SECURITY " ARMSTRONG ", plus the one, which could be seen in the latest 3A newsletter picture, if all goes well.
Ashley Wood about possible packaging of 3AA package:" has anyone seen the brothers robber box, Kim is the master of such things. Not that im saying anything....."
I'm very excited about that, because brothers robber packaging is pure awesomeness!
WWR Grunt will have removable gas mask.
There will be many posters coming from 3A at bambalandstore, just wait guys and keep your Paypal ready.
Ashley Wood, about how smart and intelligent ROTHCHILD LUNAR SECURITY " ARMSTRONG " is:"Armstrong is the smartest bot from Rothchild, it has independent goal based decision making routines, which is a first for any bot.
just tell it what is needed and he will work out the rest."
3AA lucky owners don't forget, that Oyabun will have 24 hours pre-sale, before the general sale starts. You must get an e-mail about that, but still be ready and prepared.
Check out crazy looking cover of first issue of 3A magazine, at Ashley Wood's blog.
And if you have missed yesterday's newsletter and don't want to browse the board, please go here
, in order to see all the wonderful images from it.Don't forget, Euro Defense Brambles are being shipped out to YOU today!11.03.093A official magazine Venture needs your photos of 3A toys and articles about toy/art collecting.
Feel like helping? Click here for an additional info.
Most of Euro Defense Brambles are shipped out to it's lucky recipients.
Meanwhile, you can check out latest pictures of him:12.03.2009
Ashley Wood about photo submissions for Venture, official 3A magazine:"there will be many issues, im not sure how much space is left in the first issue for shots anyway, dont stress it, its all part of the process "
So guys, with cool photos, don't be shy and send them to 3A!Click here
for the additional info.[/b]
Small but interesting bits of info, from upcoming WWR 2 book, about town 23, were Euro Defense Bramble Olivier is located:"town 23 is in WWR2
Oliver, his female handler, Daniel the town Square there all there !..
town 23 becomes a front line town in WWR, Olivier will have quite the challenge.."
Sorry, due to technical malfunction news of last two days are missing, I've tried to summarize everything, what was important in news of this day (15th of March).15.03.2009
Sneak pic of WWR Men from N.O.M set gas masks, N.O.M commanders masks are going to have two hoses, not like de Plumes masks with one hose.
Updated 3A release figures dates are here.
Please keep in mind, that they might chance and follow the news.
There are plenty of Euro Defense and Night Watch Bramble photos already surfaced at our board, click here
to marvel and them, and here
First of all if you were very lucky and got Bramble Night Watch (Euro Defense chase variant) and you still want to buy Euro Defense variant, it's possible.
Here is Ashley Wood taking about that:"everybody that gets a NW can in the short term get Euro if they want, but dont dilly dally, the Euro want list grows and we cant moth-ball them !"
In the end of this year, possibly will be released MK2.5 variant of the Bramble. Everyone is very excited about that, it's going to be 3AA exclusive, it's color going to be battle grey and it's not MERC Bramble.
Here is Ashley Wood speaking about MK2.5 differences from current Bramble. " an answer to gar, no large Brambles MK2 for a long time if ever in this current guise, I want to do a Bramble MK2.5 Heavy , but it will probably be a 3AA thing as it doesnt warrant a mass release.
that incurs a change, but too radical would step to far from bramble mk2. Though there are significant changes, bigger engine, arms etc"
We will see some blurry photos of him, at some point of time. Please be prepared for that.
There is new awesome preliminary cover for "Popbot World" at Ashley Wood's personal blog. Click here
to see it. Please don't forget, that pre-order for long awaited TK Oyabun will happen in less than 9 days (8 days if you are 3AA member) at bambalandstore.com
If you want to discuss Bramble MK2.5, there is a special thread for that here
, but remember that it's coming only in the end of this year.
Here is a nice thread, about possible female figure, Bramble mechanic. Very exciting thread about hot figure (possibly would be released at some point of time in future) - check it out here
and make your speculations about this fig.
Several Euro Defense Brambles, from set owners are available at 3A "For sale and trade" section. 16.03.2009
Since Ashley Wood is gone for a week to 3A meeting in Hong-Kong, our head of security is Bramble. Which variant of Bramble? Stealth one. You can read about it here
, please don't misbehave, because Brambles are very deadly in anger.
But don't go away from board, watch the news or Ashley Wood, there is going to be coverage with very exciting news from 3A meeting, from time to time.
3A representative Bramble speaking about submissions to the 3A magazine "Venture":"For those of you currently submitting to the Venture project we ask that you please be patient for replies. Currently your submissions are coming through to us at the 7174 studio on behalf of 3A and we're currently short our commander in chief and a couple of interns.
I'm told that Ash and Paula are working on a clear cut set of submission guidelines for the future.
More and more Euro Defense Brambles are showing up at the doorsteps of lucky owners. Don't forget to check the Euro Defense Brambles photos thread.
And I'm sure you all miss Ashley Wood a lot, but he is coming very soon, with a lot of exciting news. Keep the board alive and discuss, what might the big news be, after his 3A meeting with Kim and everyone else here.
Fresh news from 3A: Oyabun TK's will be available in a pack of two, but in limited numbers.