We will start April, with WWRP (World War Robot Portable - 1/12th scale) news.
They are coming to us in May, and in three singles: Merc Bramble, Deep Powder Bramble and Medic Bramble. All three will be released at once as singles at 45 plus shipping, or you can buy all three for 120 including EMS shipping to your door. The more you buy, the cheaper it gets.
Picture of WWRP 3AA exclusive Desert Bramble paint job:
There will be a 1/6th for May, according to Ashley Wood, maybe from Popbot or from WWR, or he was referring to Men from N.O.M super set. Stay tuned.
Already famous and long awaited figure Gebi de Plume, is the de Plume for 3AA members and will be sold before May. 3AA members will get an email prior to his sale, at bambalandstore.com
Ashley Wood speaking about super large WWR bot - Large Martin, who comes on sale on 22nd April 9.00am AEST" well stumps, he doesnt have hands, no need he has a fucking big gun attached to his body !"
The first issue of official 3A magazine Venture is almost done, it would available for all the 3A fans at bambalandstore.
In the Ashley Wood's words speaking: "fans of 3A will be chuffed !"
All the image threads were updated by ennui, so now each thumbnail picture points to direct images. Click here for 3A gallery images
and here for prototype images.
More pictures of 3AA Desert WWRP Bramble, shipping out soon!02.04.2009
Ashley Wood commenting about WWR bots Large Martin and Rothchild LUNAR SECURITY " ARMSTRONG " , weapon size:"Armstrong has a big gun 17"
Large has a big gun , ill measure it "phwoor" "03.04.2009
Let's try all to stay on topic in the forum threads, as close we can get to it. For fun, there is stuff section. We (ennui, eseffinga, Gimbat, Sir Dirty Girty) as moderators, will be very strict about topics. So everybody is warned, no hard feelings.
Ashley Wood about on topic mode on:"topics from now on, as the 3A website is still in gestation this forum is front line info for us, and these threads are important to discuss our shit.
Im ok with dallying here and there in the threads but lets stay as close to topic for ol uncle ash."
Ashley Wood about first 3A posters and prints:"but prints would be 300 $$$ +, then everyone would stress over money.
to be honest, these posters are as good as prints, coz nothing comes close to originals, so enjoy the much cheaper option.
original paintings own EVERYTHING..."
To remind you, first 3A poster is available for sale at www.bambalandstore.com
, for 25$, Size 16"x40", thick paper, matt varnish and the price includes shipping via standard mail, sent rolled in tube.
As you see for sale and trade section is erased. It was done, by moderators, because of the Ashley Wood request, for sale and trade section is gone. 3A official board is not a flea market and let's keep it clean from now on.
3A board March sketch contest, with theme "Seduction" is closed and gregory is the winner! Congratulations to him! Click here to see his wonderful piece
and please list it through, for others sketches. Now be ready to participate in new ones, to get desirable Blanc de Plume.
Ashley Wood speaking about Large Martin: "I think you will dig him, a clue to a final colorway.. PANDA "
There will be three paint variants of Large Martin: Panda, Big Red and Deep Powder. All will be available for sale and no chase figures this time.
Small hint, about future WWRP releases: Bertie mk2, Large martin, armstrong, Bramble Heavy gunner and lots more
Ashley Wood, about prices, if you buy all three variants of Large Martin: "threeApack...shit I dunno, if you by 3 you will get a big ass discount...ill ponder that and let you know"
Small hints about variants and their looks:"Iron Panda is cool
Big Red is cool rocking some CCCP !
Deep powder is like DP v.2 !"
About the Panda hint, I'm starting thinking, that it's could be not B&W variant, but Republic of China colorway, as Big Red is USSR variant. 04.04.2009
About WWRP Bramble Heavy gunner: "heavy gunner bramble has not been seen, not a simple swap out, more a re-fit"
Bits of info about Large Martin three pack and it's amount: Certain amount of three packs, would be allocated at bambalandstore. As for the Large Martin three pack quantity, for now info states that it's going to match what would be ordered in specific period of time.
3A board April sketch contest started, with the theme "Robots", click here
, be creative and you have a chance, not only to win Blanc de Plume, but to improve your skills and get a doze of healthy criticism. 05.04.2009
This week we are going to see photos and all the info about Large Martin. Just a little time to wait guys!
Interesting update from Mr and Mrs Wood, about Loreless, click here to read it. 06.04.2009
Ashley Wood speaking about possibility of Lore figures and what kind of figures he could make: "lore figs, well if I had a toy company I would.... wait a sec...."
"golem soldiers, they would have to be 15" tall to be in scale "
New drawing spotted in Ashley Wood blog, click here to see it.
Multiple quotes, from Ashley Wood, about Large Martin variants. For now, it seems, that Big Red - got to be looking like war veteran variant. And Large Martin has pouches too, like Bramble and Bertie, how they going to look on him? We will see this week! "yes, but not stoopid big, but big.. and CCCP !
he has seen much action...
iron panda is fucked up too
so is deep powder.
clean and happy didnt work for large ..
the NW Martin does, but he aint going to be available..
iron panda division is only sad when the head counts are low.
dont expect a fluffy panda..."
Latest info on Iron Panda - no China connection there.
What a perfect today!
Pictures of Gēb? de Plume and TK Interloper, were show on 3A board.
Click here to see Gēb? de Plume
and here for TK Interloper
(Aki&Kiba chase figure).
To remind you Gēb? de Plume is 3AA exclusive, limited to 100 pcs and is going to be last de Plume.
If you don't like direct links, here is thumbnails preview of Interloper and Gēb?.
First 3A poster, check it out! Still available at www.bambalandstore.com
Another colourful photo of first ever 3A WWRP Desert Bramble (3AA exclusive):
Aki&Kiba lucky owners, will have them this week. Watch out for TK Interloper in your boxes!
Large Martin pricing: 300$ for a single bot or 600$ two.
Threepack 900 - 25% for 3AA members ( that includes the 15% ), 900 - 10% for non members. 07.04.2009
Ashley Wood speaking about shipping price of WWRP figures:"shipping will be what the post office charges for a single fig, as you know we cant change that cost...
45 for the fig, im guessing standard post will run 10-15. but thats a guess so pay no head.
like the original plan we had, we want you to buy them off a shelf in a local store. to get their might take a bit, but at least you will have rare and exclusive bambaland designs from the early pre-wholesale days in the meantime.."
Last of de Plumes, unless 3A, five years anniversary de Plume set will be made...doesn't come with the t-shirt, like Nom&Noir were. But it doesn't make him less of a great figure.
WWR Accessory Pack is in the works, and it's coming to us soon! Stay tuned, as always for more relevant dates.
Confused in TK variety? Check out TK check-list (even with TK Interloper chase figure) in Ashley Wood's blog, click here.
3A has currently NINE
projects in production, anything pre-ordered or close to pre-order is not in that perfect nine list. So a lot of goodness for us this year! 08.04.2009
Toy custom contest started, please read the rules and participate in this awesome and inspiring contest. 08.04.2009
Toy custom contest started, please read the rules and participate in this awesome and inspiring contest.
New paintings in Ashley Wood's blog.
300 USD will be the price, for single WWR Large Martin. Shipping included as always. What a great deal this is!
There will be a new WWRP exclusive for the next 3AA club round!
New interesting art in Ashley Wood's blog, love the updates very much.
Check them out here. 09.04.2009
Fuck the small toys! 3A present you awesome Large Martin - Iron Panda variant. Two more: Deep powder and Big Red are coming soon.
Previous images are without decals and this one with decals:
Same photos are available at Ashley Wood's blog.
Ashley Wood about variants:"thats cool boys, these are not gonna be in large numbers anyway, painting a large bot like this takes time, and if we want to drop in may we got to draw the line.
Deep powder will be half the run of panda and red.."
Ashley Wood about Large Martin at the field and ammo pouches:"he lugs different stuff for the platoon he is with, ammo, stores, etc. He doesnt do nuthin but fire da gun, and knock shit down with his stumps.
also, no robot really uses their pouches, the humes that run with them pretty much manage them. "10.04.2009
Our first boardie just got Aki&Kiba figures!
Ashley Wood explaining about Large Martin's pouches:"they carry heavy shit or their ammo etc. or they dont, they dont always have pouches etc..
if you see a tank with stuff strapped to it, you dont think how does the tank use it, this the same situation. "
Well don't know about you, but I love how he looks with them.
If anyone is interested how many TK's Aki&Kiba were made, the answer is 150 pcs of each. 11.04.2009
As you all know TK's Aki&Kiba are being shipped out right now. Only thing that slows the process is Easter. In the TK's boxes can be found this editions chase figure Interloper with the print (20 pcs were made) or Blanc de Plume sketches (quantity of sketches to be determined). One sketch is already found in Japan! To remind you - sketch guarantee you - Blanc de Plume!
Ashley Wood speaking about of the upcoming WWR bots, the bot with thrusters - ROTHCHILD LUNAR SECURITY " ARMSTRONG":"Armstrong is as cool as large martin etc..I not going to release some out style sub-standard bot !!!"
"no, they are too different to compare, they have unique coolness.
but any robot with thrusters is a winner !"
"I think armstrong is the direct influence of the original Space Lego.. which friends, I FUCKING LOVED !!!!!!!!!! "
" holds it, HE HAS HANDS, YOU HAND NAZI'S can chill now, HE HAS HANDS.. "
Picture of Armstrong's big
First WWRP and 3AA exclusive Desert Bramble is being shipped out too. Eastern is slowing the things, but we will see him soon at our doors.
According to Ashley Wood, there is a possibility that there MIGHT be a booklet in Large Martin's box.
Sneak picture of WWR Grunts' head:
TK's Oyabuns: Yama and Naga will be shipped out in April!
Well, don't know about how serious it is. But Ashley loved TK's figures so much, that he droped a bomb, about releasing new TK each month. Just need to form a club of at least 50 people. If you want to participate in the club, click here
and sign up.
Awesome Large Martin's oil drawing at Ashley Wood's blog, click here
to see it. Possibly it's going to be Large Martin's toy boxes art.11.04.2009
A lot of previous news for this date and pictures are above.
WWRP 3AA exclusive Desert Bramble in the making. I always love those pictures.
If you already got Aki&Kiba please share their photos here. 12.04.2009
Got the word from Ashley Wood about TK's club and WWR grunt club. They are happening, they are in tentative mode now, a lot has to be worked out. But definitely not joke.
Ashley Wood expressing his opinion about TK's club. So I suggest to relax with the lists:"if we do any more TK's they will have new hair and expressions, and if we go ahead with this, it will near the end of this year, early next year before they surface etc..
We have many new figs to do first, so relax, OYA's ship real soon and for now thats it !" 13.04.2009
Ashley Wood speaking about TK's club, terms, lists and sign up:"here's another point guys
50 is the minimum to do it, if 2000 people want to join they can !
To break even on these figs we always have a 50 figure threshold etc.
Of course we want to make more..."
"even if we started today it would not happen for months.. a breakdown for ya, if we really hunkered down.
Design the heads and hair. 1-2 weeks minimum for 12 heads, probably longer.
t-shirt and clothing design 2-3 weeks
sculpt the heads and hair, fitting them in a already super tight schedule with changes and tweaks 8-12 weeks, coz we have to make a lot of the heads at once to make it monthly and on time.
designs and sculpts for new weapons and add-ons etc 4-6 weeks.
Molds for injection and vinyl, 4 - 6weeks
packaging art - GAH !
you see it gonna take time..so everyone start saving !"
New WWR art at Ashley Wood's blog. 14.04.2009
Ashley Wood about TK's Aki&Kiba chase Interloper:"if someone has not posted any FORUM interloper shots today, ill post some....
we have a couple to give as prizes over time too, without sketches and what-knot.. He turned out cool, it was a spur of the moment thing, had the idea, emailed Kim the ideas.. and bang there he was !
interloping and shit !"
Ashley Wood speaking about long anticipated 3A zombies:"same body lads, we want to keep the cost down on him for us and you, hands and head are rocking the zomb juice...
It looks cool, the head sculpt took many many many hours, and was difficult to get the "wood" feel, but it delivers in spades. I dislike the realistic gore fest zombie figures, I see no art there, my zombie isnt about that..
for now there will only be the single release, see how he goes.. "
You probably know about Men from N.O.M set project. There will two figures, who represent Ashley Wood and Kim (threezero).
Ashley Wood mentioned something about possible N.O.M uver overlord. I don't want the pictures or anything, I'm buying! Ash had me at N.O.M
Here is the quote for ya:"I have started designing the N.O.M uber overlord... we have to take orders from someone !"
And the link
for expressing your support and attitude.
Wonderful Interloper photos from our boardie RunAMucker. Congratulations to him! first photo second photo third photo
Got your Aki&Kiba and no Interloper chase? Keep your spirits up, you can win one in 3A boards contests! Follow the news of my twitter ( www.twitter.com/gimbat
) for updates.
Awesome zombie sculpt for upcoming 3A zombie figures:15.04.2009
Better dead, than red? Not the case of Big Red - Large Martin variant!
Ashley about the paintjob:"I dunno what imageshack does to the image, but the red is waaaay off.its darker and richer.... sme with the yellow ! a richer darker red, kinda glossy."