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on: April 07, 2011, 08:23:08 PM

Disclaimer:

Basically what I'm doing here (since end of December 2008) is putting all the news from the board and everything linked to 3A, 3A lines or Ashley Wood's comics and art day by day, sometimes it's updated even hourly. Most of the news and updates will be in a form of Ashley Wood quotes, as around here Ashley's quotes have a lot of meaning for the future events around 3A or product releases, variants or prices. Some quotes would be Ashley's interaction with people, talking about stuff and explaining his views on thing or just making jokes. We here respect Ashley, it's his house and I think it wouldn't be wise, not to put those quotes here for everyone interested to see.

All quotes will feature short explanation from me and sometimes direct url to the conversation, so you could better understand the context. In the same time, I gather here all the news from 3A site, 3A production blog and Ashley Wood's blog or any related source of info around Ashley Wood or 3A.

Plus you will find here lots of 3A board news: who won board competitions, photos of toys by our boardies (I always put first photos of toys which currently shipped out, made by our boardies) or simply good photos of 3A toys and many more news. This place is our home, breathing and living organism and our legion members spent lots of their time here. Legion members you may ask? Yes, 3A board members are part of 3A legion, powerful force, where everyone is supporting each other and always ready to give heads up or friendly advice.

Why I'm doing all this? Answer is really simple: not everyone wants to read everything on the board, to find something useful, so this thread supposed to be a good choice, if you don't have time to constantly check the board, 3A blogs and all the related media places.

If you are new to the board and 3A, and you want to see news for previous month, you can read them in this section as well, going through all the months of the 2009 and enjoying the fun ride.

All the images are made as thumbnails, for better layout of the news, but they all lead to the big pictures.

If it's more convenient for you, basically all the updates coverage and some additional info is at www.twitter.com/gimbat and if you like to use Facebook, I'm there now too, www.facebook.com/gimbat, or just click links in my signature.
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Reply #1 on: April 07, 2011, 08:28:45 PM

March 11th 9:00 AM Hong-Kong time - Popbot: Wasabi Tomorrow King  went for sale, 80$ per one, it was more than okay to buy one. Surprise of the sale: mysterious  Interloper OYA, we haven’t seen any pics of him so far, but we have a strong feeling that it’s a mix between our favorite TKs: Oyabuns and Interloper, here is info from Bambalandstore about him (only source of info so far):
“INTERLOPER OYA
with long pants yo
1/6th fully articulated figure
June shipping
this is a pre-order
no refunds”


Wasabi TK Newsletter text can be found here.

Some pics:


March 25th 9:00 AM Hong-Kong time - WWR: Barguest de Plume went for sale, at 120$ per one. Sort of surprise of the night: Fantom de Plume for 3AA members, newsletter text can be found here.


As you probably heard and saw many times in the news, Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami happened in Japan on March 11th, terrible tragedy, which ended in thousands of death and tens thousands of people becoming homeless over one night. 3A decided to put WWRp JDF Armstrong toy for sale and transfer all the money to charity organization, to help Japan. And by all money, I mean every cent , because 3A decided to cover production and shipping costs out of their pocket. Previous Bambaland customers from Japan, will get this toy for free. Surprise of the night: Armstrong sell out in a blink of an eye on March 29th! 30.000$ were raised and check was given to Red Cross.


Couple of hours after Armstrong, Fuck it #3 went on sale (instead of scheduled date on March 31st):


It was removed later on from the store, because Ashley found some flaws in printed material: ”"I took FI3 down, had some issues, some books are printed 30% too light, and too blue, actually most wouldnt notice, but these books represent me, and I have make sure Im not selling or sending out shit. Ill put them back up soon as I can !
always something at the ranch !"
"poor smurf
Im just super picky, when I see something in a book it normally kills me, cant do much as it not my company... but when its mine.. well I change it !"”

It was put back on sale, on 6th of April and it was quickly sold out as well.


Now let’s remember 3A awesomeness, which shipped to us in March and quickly talk about:

Inky 2pack aka Adventure Kartel Night of the Inky Black Things shipped out first, pics by Alex Wong from Facebook and others posted by our forum member Jack. Thank you guys!


Then Adventure Kartel Drown (Fighting JC sale surprise) and his packaging were revealed in the production blog:


Adventure Kartel Fighting JC (all variants) and Drown shipped out next, pic by tigerfeet featuring all Fighting JCs! I can't pick my favorite, want them all...damn...I need some serious savior presence in my life!


WWRp retail exclusive Large Martins were sent to retailers:


and couple of pics in hand by our forum member robonuts , featuring Auspublic Damn Large Martin, which decals we haven't seen yet and good old Commy fun - Big Red Large Martin:


Now, let’s talk about April sales, currently (April 7th) one EMO sale happened when Easter Action Portable Bambaboss was put on sale without any prior notice (point of surprise sales, isn’t it?) on Bambasia and then on Bambaland, for 15$ per one + 10$ for the shipping. It was quickly sold out everywhere and caused some serious Bamba, here is how little elusive fucker looks like:


Currently only scheduled sale for April which is written in stone is Popbot Princess TQ sale and it will happen on April 20h, 9:00 AM HK time. There will be 3AA version as well, no words on other surprises yet. 3AA version will be white and will come with a bot head.


I can speculate that another April sale might be WWRp de Plume pack (Gebi - which was previously offered in Beijing, during Beijing Gathering and DIY) plus first ever WWRp Dropcloth in UNCLE5 Commando colorway:


^but that’s is just my guess

Now let’s check out cool stuff we saw or heard:

WWRp Armstrong for retailer, .bastards stole my heart, especially Gerry and Moderator.


^they are available at 3A retailers right now (singles, packs)

Infamous WWR brillo Square! If you don't know, there were talks prior to Beijing show about making some brillo Squares in 1:1 scale , as an honor to all mighty Andy Warhol, but there wasn't enough time.

Ashley about the brillo Square not making it to 1/6th scale...that's sad, and I was dreaming about 1:1:
"its not gonna be in 1/6th... part of the mini square set, though thats a 1/6th version"

Awesome stuff from 3A production blog, Action Portable mini-Bambabosses (and retail hoody Zomb) will be offered for sale soon, featuring all the cool colorways, including GID and Pudding Boss!


WWRp (1/12th scale) Slaughterhouse Dropcloth, which is going to be another 3A SDCC exclusive this year. 3A is going to be kicking some major asses at SDCC this year!


 Adventure Kartel Labrador set (Bleak Mission surprise release):


WWR Square MK2, yes he has one eye now! If you haven’t casted your vote for two Legion colorways, time to do it here, top two entries will be made! 340 people voted, Ghosthunter, EMGY and Brillo (sadly third place) are in the lead.


Some photoshop magic by zzzzz, showing how some colorways might look like:



Cute WWRp Squares (1/12th scale) from 3A blog...I wonder where are DW and DIY.



Fun stuff! Download here 3A riot!
http://www.threeaonline.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=63.0;attach=1710
Ashley about image:
"spread around do something with it"

I did jpg version of that image, in case you are afraid to click on the link or can't open it...here is the preview:


From 3A production blog on "mysterious online thingy" and a deadline:
Want to be part of something special
then send a photo of yourself, family, whatever to info@threeaonline.com, the deadline is end of april. be part !

You can read more about it here

New online places to follow:
http://popbotgloryhole.blogspot.com/ - for all Popbot news
http://www.twitter.com/threeaonline - new 3A twitter, old one will die
www.ashleywoodgallery.blogspot.com - Very interesting for people who are interested in Ashley's art and buying originals in particular.

As it’s impossible for me to talk about everything here, feel free to check my 3A daily news archive and March in particular.

One last thing, if you don't want to read FAQs, all buying/selling/trading inquiries are prohibited on our board and will get you in trouble, so please don't even try. Being on 3A board is a privilege and team of our MODS (ennui, eseffinga, Gar, Gimbat, gregory and Sir Dirty Girty) will do our best to keep this house of 3A clean from anger, bad vibes and regular discussion board bullshit. Let’s make this place even better this month!

P.S.
Especially this time, since the update took me hours to comply
Guys, I really appreciate the feedback on this month summarize, each time I try to make it better and better , it’s becoming super time consuming as well...so if you aren’t that interested and just scrolling it - let me know. And I will keep it clean and simple, just plan day to day news. Thank you!
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Reply #2 on: April 07, 2011, 08:30:36 PM

Last day of March news:

31.03

Tonight I want to devote some time to January and February photo thread special mentions, which were recently announced.

January top props went to wwwetworks and special mention to Bajo-Ninja! Full list of people and what Eric had to say about it, can be checked out here.


February top props went to Orochi and special mention to Nael! Full list and Eric's words can be viewed here.


I strongly advice to everyone, who enjoys seeing cool photos of 3A toys to checkout our regular month photo threads or to try their forces in one, a bit too late , to remind you though, BUT March photo thread is still open! My sincere congrats to people, who were picked by Eseffinga and huge thanks to everyone, who contributed and took their time to make pics for us!

Do not forget, that 3A site - www.threeaonline.com - has a special section and uploading possibility of your 3A toys photos, so if you have something to share with us, please go there and upload your best pics!

WWR JEA RECON set, aren't they beautiful?


Ashley on WWR Square MK2 colorways:
"the MK2 will see new group and some old favs."

A bit of board organizational news, thread where you can express your opinion on 3A toys shipping process map is moved to "Welcome and FAQ" section from "Stuff" and you can find it here:
http://www.threeaonline.com/forum/index.php?topic=1153.0

Speaking about map looks , please take a moment of your time and participate in this poll:
http://www.threeaonline.com/forum/index.php?topic=1310.0
Your voice REALLY matters

Gorgeous photo of mysterious Drown by our board member    Alice Adrenochrome


As always our board member toygodd is bringing to us detailed photos of 3A toys, if you dig them, feel free to click here for Inky 2pack photoreview.

Ashley working on some mysterious online gallery for 3A? Click here to check out the thread:
http://www.threeaonline.com/forum/index.php?topic=1319.0
"im doing something for 3A web, if you want to partake, send a photo, a self protrait of you, your family, girlfriend whatever to the info@threeaonline.com email, its gonna be !"
"no its for online, and will be super cool...
ill probably make the images greyscale to have some conformity, but its essential it represents you.."


On putting Fuck It #3 back for sale:
"actually almost sold out too, oce I have the issue cleared ill put back up !"
Guys, I'm aware that everyone who missed it during the first sale on 29th, wants a copy now. But come on, I'm sure Ashley will notify us all when he will put it back up, no need to constantly waste your time and F5 bamba like crazy. Just worried about your fingers)

On 666th division and Squares colorways:
"the MK2 will see new group and some old favs."
"666th dont deal in squat legged cutey squares... they shot all theirs day one...."

Guys, please don't use "attach images" option on our board, from now , it's reserved for Ashley and us mods. There are plenty of hosting sites out there, such as imageshack, photobucket, flickr and many others. Previously we run cleaning procedures, once space devoted for images was full, deleting pretty much everything. Then once per month, we deleted everything and now it would be pretty strict, so please consider that your image will be gone after uploading it, so again, please use other hosting services. Thank you for understanding and sorry for any possible inconvenience.

Fun stuff! Download here 3A riot!
http://www.threeaonline.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=63.0;attach=1710
Ashley about image:
"spread around do something with it"

I did jpg version of that image, in case you are afraid to click on the link or can't open it...here is the preview:


A bit uncomfortable with copying it and putting it here by myself, but would be silly trying to hide it...so:
"Happy Birthday Gimby !
A very happy birthday to our resident vampire and 3A forum master GIMBAT !
Three cheers for Gimby !"

Already wrote this in Facebook and will repost it here, as it's already impossible to answer personally to everyone who congratulated me:
"My friends thank you for all your happy birthday wishes, PMs and comments. Really appreciate all the attention and you taking your time to write something at my Facebook wall. Really happy that I have so many friends among Legion!
Truly yours,
Gimbat"

Cool pics from Hobby Japan Mag , covering 3A booth at Wonderfest:


Princess TQ sale date: April 20st 9:00 AM Hong-Kong time www.bambalandstore.com , be there!

Again reminder from 3A production blog on "mysterious online thingy" and a deadline:
Want to be part of something special
then send a photo of yourself, family, whatever to info@threeaonline.com, the deadline is end of april. be part !


Ashley being touched by photos people are sending in:
"because Im seeing photos being sent in, of you guys, with our toys, your children, and I realize what we do is beyond making cool toys, i dont know what it is, but to me 3A is th ebiggest art installation ever, with many artists taking part ( you )
it means alot to me, thanks
ash"


Splendid news for us all my friends. We can pick two MK2 Square colorways and they will be produced by 3A. We have two weeks now, so let's start thinking!
"life riot
you guys can pick 2 MK2 colorways.. Legion Choice MK2.. you know the colorways we have done, make a poll, make a list deliver it to me in two weeks !"
"just get it together and deliver the list
Im gonna rock the others, but I wanna get you guys involved.. not fights now !"

Here is a poll link for you, let us hear your voice:
http://www.threeaonline.com/forum/index.php?topic=1322.0

On JEA Recon set (I posted the pic above in the previous days news)
"I promised James a set, and this was done before grunt, so grunt square is the last ! this just is sold after...yea, thats right, sold after...
the DC comes with all weapons !
also the Sniper grunt isnt far away, HUGE GUN guille camo, fuck the spelling "


EMGY and Medic will be first WWR scale 1G Armstrong colorways:
"EMGY and MEDIC are first !
coz I love them so...."


Supreme Commander from N.O.M is coming to us and if you missed the news about her....she is a lady!
"she is great, your gonna love the SNOM
3A is making fetish funtish !"


Are you keep checking http://popbotgloryhole.blogspot.com/ for Popbot movie news? Here are some latest posts:
So, we are creating a state of the art promo DVD for the true believers that will be joining us at San Diego Comic Con.  Limited numbers - for those that make the journey to join us in the big room at the Con.  Might even get a t-shirt if you get in early.
What's on the DVD?


I have to agree, this shit will make people feel like jelly. It really is gonna blow minds, make sure you dont miss this collectible ebay item !

SDCC Promo... DVD... T-Shirt... What are we doing again? Something to do with cats, or something?
It will make ILM weep, Digital Domain ship all their work to India and James Cameron question his sexuality.
If that isn't worth lining up for f'cked if know what is.
A good Hotdog. ash


And dont forget
IDW will be releasing an oversized pop collection of the first 8 issues and other stuff at SDCC.


Collected Pop Super Edition (my name for it)
Is it going to have new cover?
Sure is -ash
Thank f'ck - Truff
no, thank me, f'ck gets way to much love.. -ash


Lots of madness , huh? But it's FUN madness! Can't wait to know what Ashley & team will have to show at SDCC!

April

01.04

WWRp Large Martins for retailers, make their appearance at 3A production blog:


Beautiful photoshopped images by our 3A forum member - zzzzz on how EMGY and Iron Panda MK2 Squares might look like, if they would be made:


Did you already vote in two MK2 Squares colorway poll?
http://www.threeaonline.com/forum/index.php?topic=1322.0 - check it out, if you haven't!

I don't want to influence anyone or to suck any fun out of it, but when you vote, please think that some colorways are already popular and would be probably made anyway. So wouldn't it be reasonable to vote for something interesting? Something we haven't seen yet in 1/6th scale or something we will never see in 1/6th scale? Like Ghost hunter or Deimos...there haven't been any Squares in these colorways. Or perhaps even Brilo Square, which Ashley said - will never make it's way into 1/6th scale. I asked Ashley today in twitter if Brilo will happen for MK2 Square, because he said that we will not see it in 1/6th on previous Square and that's the answer I got:
that aint gonna happen.. thats a one off 1/6th for me..
So again, not trying to influence you, especially considering that already >200 votes are made and I don't think that we have significantly more active voters here (active users = hell yes, but not all people like to vote). Just if you haven't made the vote, close your eyes and think what you want to see on WWR MK2 Square and then cast your vote. Do I sound like democrats/republicans activists, before election race in US? lol.

Anyway, it's already April..beginning of real spring over here and I'll work on news summary. Can't wait for you guys to get Baka in your hands and find out what will be second release in April. And SDCC is approaching, with all the fun and exclusives...exciting thing lie ahead of us!

Remember what I wrote about "attaching images" to the board? If not, check 31st March news please. We will start deleting all uploaded images (which are hosted by users on our server) in couple of hours. So please if you want to attach pic to your post, use image hosting servers, like flick, imageshack, photobucket or any other online hosting gallery you prefer. Thank you for understanding!

Ashley on making 1/12th brilo Square, as part of WWRp Squares set (not MK2 as I understand):
@gimbat 1/12th set, brillo square !

Quick reminder on how brilo Square looks like:


30.000$ have been given to Red Cross to help Japan!
hreeA gave a check from the proceeds of the JDF sale today to the Redcross, the check was for 30k usd.
A big thanks to all those involved!!!! thanks for support!!!!!!
you guys made it happen, a team effort !


Again HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who participated in JDF Armstrong release and made it happen!

02.04

I can't say that I know Ashley very well, as every human is a mystery (especially considering that our Ash isn't just a regular human), but what I know about Ashley is that he is perfectionist about everything, which has to do something with his art, believe me he is biggest critic of his own work. So when he noticed small printing mistakes in Fuck it #3 run, he decided to nix it all.
"it will be back, so bummed to find errors.. I was supposed to press check FI3 the weekend of the Bandai show, but with Japan etc, plans were screwed.. ....."
"i have to pay for the first run, money wont be made, but lets be honest, restricting a book to one outlet isnt a good business plan.. I dont care, I want the book to be good, didnt like it, so im printing again, im sure the first run will a rare oddity. but Im trashing most of them.."


Answering how long it is to wait before we will see JEA Recon set (DC and Square - last Square with two eyes in 1/6th scale):
"not long !"

About long awaited WWR bot sniper figure, who will carry, pretty wicked sniper rifle:
"just a single pack for the sniper fig"
"only one, it might just be retail too... dunno yet" - about variants
If nothing will change, we will see only one variant of this amazing figure and btw, it's not a bot with a sniper rifle, it's a human who is killing bots.

Answering about Extreme Finale and telling that there will be reprint this year:
sold out years ago, . Ill reprint this year !
If you not aware what Extreme Finale is, please click here to find out more.

Did you mark April 20st, 9:00 AM Hong-Kong time in your calendars for Princess TQ release? 17 days and 15 hours left!
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Reply #3 on: April 07, 2011, 08:32:59 PM

03.04

Ashley about retail Adventure Kartel and that you have to bug your favorite 3A retailer to get one:
"new fringe of doom tommy could be my new fav,
" if I cant see the world, it aint there" tommy mission"

"well you wil lhave to bug your fav retailer, coz thats where he is and new Shadow, hoody ankou and more! the AK retailer assortment is rather fucking cool !"
"Tommy has a new sculpt, Shadow does too, im thinking about a new JC sculpt, but i cannot think how to change..... perfection
But I need to release the JC with the towel of Turin !"

"no, to your retailer !" - kidding that you now need to forward your paychecks to 3A retailers, instead of 3A

M + M news (it will be released, yeaaay!) and some art from it:

M+M will be offered around the end of PAril, a limited run to see how it goes...


More details on Miss + Mrs (aka M+M) from Ashley's art blog:
Miss + Mrs volume one hardcover collection will be offered for sale around the end of April, It collects all the M+M strips plus material created for the book. It even has fold out pages..woah !
Attached is a spread of extra material for the book !


04.04

WWRp retail exclusive Large Martins shipped out and some already have them. Here are pics by our forum member robonuts , featuring Auspublic Damn Large Martin, which decals we haven't seen yet and good old Commy fun - Big Red Large Martin:


Our forum photoshop master zzzzz is helping people to make their vote at two colorways, picked by 3A Legion for Square MK2 poll:
http://www.threeaonline.com/forum/index.php?topic=1322.0 - 300 Legionnaires voted already, time to make your vote!

Go Brillo!

Pics of WWRp retail exclusive Armstrongs....bastards stole my heart, especially Gerry and Moderator.


^Got to be available at all 3A retailers right now!

Easter mini Bambaboss. When it will be for sale? No idea! EMO STARTS NOW!

Price - 15$

05.04

Lots of people were confused with EMO mini Bambaboss sale and kept asking what is it. Ashley meant that Easter mini Bambaboss, might drop at Bambalandstore at unknown time and I suppose offers will be really limited. There were something close to it, when we had "1" Chinese New Year TQ offered at Bamba at random time. But "emosale item #1" - #1 makes you think, that there will be more, right? Plus remember how Ashley talked this year about trying to change pattern of surprises releases and no more chases among figures, that way people will get exactly what they want and not write hate mail to 3A , about receiving chase instead (believe me lots of people actually did it). So it will be really exciting to see how mini Easter Bamba sale will be played, as it will give us a good guess on how things will be in future.

There will be JEA 1G Armstrong?!
I thought you was mr JEA ? I might make a 1/6th 1G version

More good stuff from Ashley's twitter:
started work on a Rocketeer pin-up for IDW, never thought I would get a chance to that !

Ashley posting in 2000 AD Original art thread:
"always cool, that was a great period for him, he then visited australia, visited my city , then went onto to do the Judda art for the OZ storyline.. that art is primo, a little rougher than than earlier work, but show more emotion and verve...
2000ad originals are the best, I fucking love seeing them, awesome stuff Ming !"

"i cant say that,  not smart for a collector to say such things.. actually I have snagged the 2000ad art that made me quiver as a lad, one still eludes me, but it has seemed to vanished for now. it will turn up, then Ill get it !
BUT titan books covers and frontis pieces are among my fav pieces, Eagle reprint covers. I"
- about pieces he is hunting for and would love to have
"maybe one day.." - on showing his collection to us
"dont, I have been asked to reveal what I have for years, I have not so far. I dont collect to tell others, I do for personal happiness etc,
couriers are always shit, actually, they are fine ,its customs, AQIS etc..
problems and shit every week, everyday, !"


My friends, please don't stress and worry about Tomorrow King Baka shipping news, it will go out really soon and I'm sure you will LOVE what Hatchery did with him!

Our forum member Eric has made another podcast about 3A toys, it's already 13th! Click here to check it out. It's one hour and 32 minutes long and here is short description of it: In this episode, I'm joined by Kimberly and Martin, who convince me to free a figure from its plastic prison.  We then discuss a number of topics, including some recent threeA drops, the upcoming San Diego Comic-con, Star Wars, Ashley Wood Art, and more.

Did you already submitted your entry for April photo thread? There already pretty rad photos there! And same goes for April sketch thread, with interesting theme: minimalism. So it's a perfect chance to show your creativity and talent , and post your entries in these threads.

Pic by tigerfeet featuring all Fighting JCs! I can't pick my favorite, want them all...damn...I need some serious savior presence in my life!


I guess you can forget about old threeA twitter - @threeAtoys and join @threeaonline , which will be new 3A twitter. Hope your head isn't spinning around, because of all the news coming your way, because there will  because there will be more.

06.04

Lots of great books are back to Bamba. Entreat and Fuck it #3 are back to www.bambalandstore.com as well, Entreat is really limited and that's final Fuck it #3 restock as well, same goes to other books. So don't wait, go and get a copy ASAP!

Ashley about it:
Entreat, Chunky bits, Fi1 and FI2 final restock in bambalandstore.com
FI3 final restock too


Speaking about Bot sniper painting from WWR book:
"that painting sits in my entry, up high, no one ever notices it.. one of the top 5 WWR paitnings !"

Easter Bamba just sold out at www.bambasia.com .... now our eyes are on Bambalandstore.com and looks like this is real EMO sale, that is what Ashley said , when I asked him about hints, when to start checking Bamba:
@gimbat ha, didnt even know it was up
@gimbat dunn, not my store. emosale remember, even for me !


Here is screenshot by DarthLED if you are interested and I bet you ARE:


New fan podcast by Eric Grant. Already 14th, click the link to check it out. He is getting super fast with them, right? What you will hear in this one: In this episode, the team and I get together minutes before the recent JDF Armstrong drop. A limited quantity of the figures were offered on Bambaland, with all proceeds going towards a relief fund for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami which struck Japan late last month. We also geek out a bit over the scheduled appearance of Ashley Wood at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con.

Ashley explaining nature of the Easter Bambaboss figure and why it is limited and drops Pink Bambaboss scoop!
"these were made as gifts for 3A employess and partners, we are putting the overflow on bamba's, simple as that. as most of our seasonal toys are.."
"If we could make more , I would have, but I figured you dont want to wait for Baka, or MK3 , or bleak, so I can make 500 pink mini boss.. didnt think so. these are a bonus if you get one, if not, no great loss !"
"its tradition thats fun, thats it...fun."

Small clarification from me, by season toys Ashley means previous releases, such as Pudding Boss, Chinese New Year TQ #1 and #2 and Easter TQ.

Easter mini Bambaboss is up at www.bambalandstore.com , can be gone any sec!


Limited to one per person and there has to be extra 10$ for shipping.
"no shipping, there should be"
"gonna delete the multi orders now..."


Going to bed now, best of luck to everyone who is hunting for one!

No rest for the wicked and I love this! Mini Easter Bambaboss is sold out and here are some instructions on shipping payments:
"its sold out, you cant order it
plus if you didnt pay shipping, you will, or cancel your order. candy will contact you regarding this, or you send 10 bucks prior.."
"and you guys thought the emo was over, that it was like shooting fish in a barrel....
and when you joined 3AA, it did say the 24 hour effect does not cover special sales, which this was..."

"sale is done, I promised the emo, and I got some... maybe a little more than I wanted.. but hey thats art !
onto TQ, which is waaaayyyyy cooler than a pink girly bamba"


Looks like next EMO Action Portable Bambaboss will be DIY one, which will not be available online:
"next hard one to get Mini BOSS that is, well the first edition... DIY
not to be sold online etc"
"and not sdcc..."
"not paris"

Where then you might ask? Here is an earlier quote about one of the locations:
"someone mentioned DIY mini boss.. well come hear me shit on at Supanova in Perth and I might have some...."

As promised EMO SALE #1, caused a lot of EMO! Here is Ashley commenting about it and expressing his attitude about EMO during surprise sales, and destroying rumors about EMO SALE #2 and Easter TQ going for sale:
"no. no more emo sales."
"no easter TQ.
never said that, who ever did is fucking with and deserves to get thrown from the board !"

"no, I dont care if you hate or not, I just said no more emo sales, until I do it again."

"Devours - actually only some dicks, same old people 99% are awesome, mature and understanding , there are always dicks, everywhere, kinda like pissing them off anyway.. its so easy ! thanks to all that purchased a cuddly pink boss, your gonna love him !" - on who usually writes hate mail and gets super annoyed with secret/EMO sales
"im off, have fun loving or hating 3A, its all good, long as your looking !"

Guys, I'm strongly believe that most of surprise sale myths and rumors are starting because some people aren't reading carefully what Ashley is saying in his quotes or what I am putting in the news thread. At the same time please don't read too much into stuff, some words are just words, not hints. Surprise sales will drop at unknown random time, that's the point of them. Some people get very upset with me , that I don't post when surprises will be at Bamba and all that, but common, that's part of the game and in most of the cases only Ashley knows when they will be up, so you can feed me garlic and try holly water on me and still you will not find out secret sale time. Emo sales should be fun and it's not like it will be one and only Action Portable Bambaboss, soon you will get a good chance to buy one, during stress free scheduled sale.

Action Portable Bambaboss is going to have very cool packaging:
"the packaging is the best thing about these, easter, and DIY, really enjoyed making them"

On putting more DIY Action Portables for online sale eventually:
"not at first, later in the year il release them again, when the hatchery has caught up"

Popbot Tomorrow King Baka and 3AA special version will ship out on April 15th, reminder on how complicated shipping process is:
"and as stated before, 15th of april is the ship date, yup its late, we are of course sorry for the delay."
"that system is called you pay for the shipping then, deal ?
its a super complicated affair to ship to many different countries without paying through the ass, the shipping all-up costs us more than the goods, the only way to pass  on the savings to you is to have a convoluted system. but if you dont want to have that, I can arrange a paid  shipping alternative ?"
- on setting system when all countries will get their 3A toys at the same time, not Asia, Europe first and then followed by US..
"whell we dont even promise that, but we have never not delivered, have we... didnt think so
please email candy if you have any worries, concerns about your order. "


07.04

Baka TK ships on April 15th, check out 3AA version Slicer Tomorrow King "Kyuuketsuki" and sorry for a bit longer time than mentioned previously (I said that it will ship in the end of March)


Ashley's gallery has a blog now:
Gallery blog
Over the coming weeks im going to figure out a gallery blog, sell bits and pieces etc. There wont be a lot, but keep an eye on the page if your into Ashley Wood original art etc.
link www.ashleywoodgallery.blogspot.com

^Very interesting for people who are interested in Ashley's art and buying originals in particular, here is first painting which was sold at the blog:

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Reply #4 on: April 11, 2011, 10:11:57 AM

08.04

Lately shipping theme is hot again, to cover some of new joined members question - Why 3A toys take so long time to ship, please check out this thread and feel free to ask questions. Since some people just never click links, here are some words from me on the issue:
Frankly speaking all the shipping issues are clearly defined by two issues: 1)shipping dates on Bambaland during pre-ordering aren't 100% accurate 2)lack of communication when something is getting delayed past shipping dates mentioned on Bambaland
Each time new members groups come to 3A and buy stuff for the first time, these questions are becoming more active and more discussed, which is logical.
Now let's talk about the issues for a moment:
1)now shipping dates during pre-ordering are placed further away in time, from moment of pre-order , so this will help 3A to make the toys quicker and avoid big shipping delays
2) communication....you clearly see that everytime Ashley is 100% sure about shipping, he puts it on the blog, mentions on the board and says the date. Then I start I'll put it in the news, retweet it, put in Facebook and etc. I'm in contact with 3A HK office and they are giving me the dates as well, which I'm spreading as soon, as I'm getting them. Like said many times, shipping is long, complex process, especially during these days when shipping prices went up A LOT and 3A product prices didn't. Many things can go wrong and I suppose Ashley doesn't want to cry wolf, saying that this will ship on April 20th (I'm just thinking out dates out of my head now, nothing will ship on April 20th), this on May 14th and etc, because it can go wrong and there will be even MORE harm.
End of small lecture from me. I just want to finish the theme, our moderator Eric , who beautifully explained everything here, working on a post , which will be made a sticky and put under Welcome section (next to FAQs) to educate everyone on the issue. Hopefully this info will help to people, who aren't too lazy or busy to read.

Ashley hints that there is another version of rare Slicer TK Baka? Since chases in boxes are more or less out of the picture, I guess he is talking about retail variant?
"the dirty white Baka is cool too... dont forget him !"

Speaking on which Popbot 7 Bones character will be released next:
"mmm which will be the second of 7b to get released...
I dont know !"


Ashley on Bertie MK3 shipping and other Berties colorways seeing the light:
"Mk3 should ship end of this month !
no more MK for a while, dont have the hatchery time, we are still playing catch up!"


Have you seen all the cool photos in Fighting JC photo thread?
"nice shots
JC really make me smile..."


Btw, Fighting JC already started to hit US! Please don't forget to mark the progress at 3A toys shipping process map, thank you!
http://www.zeemaps.com/map?group=210110

Lovely shipping news:
15-18th Baka TK, JDF Dropcloth ,mini bamba
25-29th Heavy Bramble NW , MK3 (US partial) the rollout of MK3 continues into May
May will see Bleak Mission shipped


Earlier was mentioned that Heavy Bramble NOM NW might be delayed, as it became open sale, instead of highly limited edition (as planned), but Hatchery workers were doing their best to make him ship in April. Love it! Can't wait to see him in full height and his knife.

M+M comic we saw earlier in Ashley's twitter (I was putting all of them in my news day by day) will be printed in a book and offered as very limited sale at the end of April, here Ashley tells about M+M and about Fuck It #3 run size:
"no win, just sold out. dont really print that many, only selling in one shop really hinders the selling power, but thats the way I like it.
The M+M book is great, even has fold out pages !
end of april for that sale, and there wont be many, as Im testing the waters for such material.. I think its the best comic I have ever done...."

I'm excited about fold out pages and upcoming M+M sale, really love Ash's book and 3A publishing always aims for the best quality, just like 3A toys.

Are you ready for Popbot Princess TQ sale? April 20th, 9:00 AM Hong-Kong time, just over 11 days to wait!

Guys, just in case - 3A production blog has JDF Dropcloth listed for shipping in April, but pretty sure Ashley meant JDF Armstrong. I emailed and asked about this, will let you know once I'll have the answer, don't want to leave anyone heartbroken, if it's Dropcloth for Japanese market, not Armstrong.

Awesome WWRp retail Large Martin pics by breakersrevenge:


09.04

A bit of clarification on shipping schedule: It's WWR JDF Dropcloth for Japanese market just like production blog says, not WWRp JDF Armstrong. JDF Armstrong will ship later on, when it will be made.
So here is how shipping for April looks like:
April schedule
15-18th Popbot Slicer TK, WWR JDF Dropcloth, Action Portable Bambaboss
25-29th WWR NOM Heavy Bramble NW , WWR Bertie MK3 (US partial) the rollout of WWR Bertie MK3 continues into May.
May will see Adventure Kartel Bleak Mission shipped.

Latest post from Ashley's art blog:

My last skate board
I have painted few skateboards over the last 8 years, but I have finally run out of blank decks, so for the time-being this is it. you probably cant tell, but this has the best cloud I have done to date on it.. i take clouds very seriously ! well here are the WIP shots...



Posting in twitter about this print:


didnt think I had one of these left, my first print I made ! Im gonna repaint it up big
the original was aided digitally, I want a pure analog version !


10.04

For really short period of time 2000AD Mongrol was back at bambalandstore, but it was just a glitch, not sale:
no a glitch it showed up, not for sale

Posting about JEA Recon set sale date:
"whats a good date for the sale of this set James.. may, early may, junn etc
and no , not today !!!"

"funny if its december !" - answering on offer to put it for sale on JEAmes Birthday.
"june it is !" - picking June

Now we know that WWR JEA Recon sale will happen in June 2011, that's how 3A operates, lots of things aren't written in stone and there is always space for something cool and unexpected. That's why I don't get (I know that there is life out there, family and work, but every once in a while, we all have free time to jump on board) why people are missing fun at 3A forum, missing on unique opportunity to be a part of Legion and 3A history.

Ashley pretty much always makes photos of 3A toys (what we see at the store, blog , ENTREAT and etc), so he is def an expert in this area. About Tomorrow Queen photos by our boardies:
"cool TQ shots, a harder fig to photograph, bt looks awesome when done well !"

3A toys April photo thread is open and waiting for your entries, now you all got to check out what's cooking there and submit your entry:
"gotta love muffins...and Moldie's !"

Couple of awesome pics from April photo thread, by muffinman, moldie13, maskotero and ictoys , click here to checkout more rad pics.


On February 4th, there was an update at Ashley's art blog by TP (Ashley's wife) that there will be Ashley's art show in Paris. But as it turned out today, show got cancelled and unfortunately isn't happening. I wanted to go there myself, but constant lack of funds (disability check ain't big in my country and doctors are pricey everywhere) was major block for me, but few Legionnaires already got their tickets reserved...so if you are in the same board with them, I suggest you to check this thread, contact each other and turned unfortunate things to the best and have cool meeting in Paris, Legion knows how to party. I know that it's a bummer for people who got plane tickets and for European Legionnaires who made plans to be there , but unfortunately we are all humans and walk under one sun. If you read this posts by Ashley, it's clearly seen that he wanted to go and celebrate his Birthday in Paris, with gallery opening, so it's huge bummer for his as well (same for Olivier - gallery owner):
"Im a private person and do not feel I should put out what really goes in my world, the paris show was always hard, I never confirmed dates and constantly pointed to people that asked that nothing is confirmed that contacted me via email, and unless its from my mouth its not 100%.
Sorry that you wanted to go or that plans were changed, but I have things in my world that are more important that art  shows in Paris, family issues that eclipse anything else."

"you have no idea how important the paris trip was to me and my wife, not only does one of my best friends run the gallery I was going to show at, not only did our family's want to spend time together, not only did I want to own with a killer show, but I turn 40 next month, I was going to be there originally to celebrate this, way before a show was planned. So Im sure people might feel they have missed out and feel bummed , but you know, so do I.
I feel like luke being told to submit his application to the academy after just one more season.."


11.04

Photo review from our forum member toygodd, featuring detailed photos of Fighting JC Mauro 2pack can be found here.

Very sweet photo and text from 3A production blog:
A photo of Benny and Ivy from ThreeA presenting the check for 30Kusd to the Director of Redcross in Hong Kong for aid in Japan quake crisis. Again thanks to everyone who took part in this !


Huge thanks to everyone who made it happen, we seriously couldn't do any of it without your strong support and participation!

Just eight days and some hours, before Popbot Princess TQ goes on sale, on April 20th 9:00 AM Hong-Kong time at www.bambalandstore.com !
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Reply #5 on: April 18, 2011, 10:18:21 AM

13.03

First let's start with some twitter action:

Ashley talking in twitter with Ted Adams from IDW Publishing about doing new stories for the Shadow:
I would so them in a heartbeat, with robots !

On making Popbot and Lore versions for ipad:
actually, once I have the new complete Popbot done, ill put my mind to a Ipad version.. same for Lore

Answering whether he thought about making pink glossy bot:
yea, i think I will

Now let's get back to our beloved 3A forum and see what's happening here. Looks like dirty white Slicer TK Baka is real and it's not retail version?
"dont have any plans yet
but there are already three Baka, maybe anew headsculpt if I do another Slicer TK"


Posting in WWRp Large Martin thread:
"Breaker are you our only UK retailer ?"

Commenting (here and on twitter) on Fuck it #3 cover, posted by Ted Adams


that cover for FI3 you have, is a rare one, ebay it !!!
"that an error copy, trashed the whole run bar 20 or so
not long till your copy arrives"


Like I mentioned earlier, if you are interested in buying original art by Ashley Wood, you got to add this site to your bookmarks:
http://ashleywoodgallery.blogspot.com

Here is an update featuring some buying rules and new art announcement, keep your eyes open and best of luck!
Hopefully
Ill put some more smaller art up for sale this week !
Thanks to everyone that emailed with interest in my art.
Just a side to how this will work.
Ill put the art up on this blog with an esoteric name.
The first person to email ( to ash@ashleywood.com ) to reserve it has 24 hours to pay via paypal. If the buyer doesnt, the next person in line get's it etc.
thanks
ash


Second sale of this month, will be WWRp de Plume sale! It's not written in stone, but earlier it was mentioned, that we will see WWRp DIY & Gebi de Plumes and WWRp Dropcloth UNCLE Commando 5! Stay tuned for more updates, in the meanwhile mark this date in your calendar - April 27th, 9:00 AM HK time.


Ashley about dirty white version of Slicer TK Baka:
white baka is fucking rare, nothing else to know.. it awesome too

On EMO sales (it's getting a bit crowded with all the twitter links, right? but I want you to have an easy option to click on the link and get better idea, if you feel like it)
no more emo sales
no more emo, but that doesnt mean life is gonna be easy..

About new imprint with IDW:
oh, you forgot my new Imprint with IDW called Gallery Comics.. already have some good guys signed up!

14.04

Kuan ti Plume and DIY de Plume will be joining Gebi and DIY on April 27th! More sale info from 3A production blog:
Two pack of WWRp Jung de Plume and Jungler Dropcloth
3AA Exclusive: WWRp Gebi de Plume, Kuan de Plume and Commando Droplcoth
Single carded WWRp DIY de Plume _ CMIYCS

What is mysterious CMIYCS? Ideas? Post them in WWRp de Plume thread.
Already have one suggestion by Mark: catch me if you can sucker! If so..WWRp de plume sale will be really INTENSE!

Voting for two WWR MK2 Square colorways ends on April 17th...still time to cast your vote, if you haven't:
http://www.threeaonline.com/forum/index.php?topic=1322.0
only 350 votes so far, I'm sure we can do better, current top three: Ghost hunter, EMGY and Brillo!

APTKs, featuring random colors Oyabuns (part of 3AA package sold out back in January) and Tracky TK (SDCC exclusive).....and I'm sure there is something else hiding in the pic:


Art for sale at Ashley's gallery blog, click here to find out more.

edit:SOLD!email ash@ashleywood.com to reserve

15.04

M+M sample from Ashley's twitter, M+M is going to be offered for sale in the end of this month. More details about this, will be known soon.


Ashley about M+M already in publishing phase:
already is, the sample is just to show me how it all works together, at the printers !
its a great little book, full of fun !


You see that I'm trying my best to bring you latest from Ashley's twitter, but since twitter is complicated and context matters...don't forget to checkout Ashley's twitter by yourself as well:
http://twitter.com/realashleywood

Ashley answering whether we will see his ink work (which I for example value and love, as much as his oil paintings) in the gallery blog:
maybe, its gonna random. No real plan yet.

Perfect place to go all mushy and read confession of other boardies....and share what 3A and Legion means for you!
http://www.threeaonline.com/forum/index.php?topic=1362.0

Bringing awesome to the next level! JEA set for our JEAmes and all the JEA supporters worldwide! I love his little Square (not so little actually, 1/6th scale), which is btw last two eye MK1 Square out there.


1/SEXth PRINCESS TQ for more "special" missions. When I saw that pic of Princess TQ, she reminded of Angelina Jolie in Mr and Mrs Smith, when she was wearing latex in one scene (click me for pic). This is very sexy in my book.
Available on April 20th, 9:00 AM HK time at www.bambalandstore.com, less than five days from now!


Amazing art from Ashley's blog:
using the prelim

Im 50/50 when it comes to prelims, but man when you have them, the process really is accelerated for the final !



I would so love to see that prelim popping up for sale in gallery blog, such a cool one! Love the colors, love the dark tones, love everything!

About showing more M+M to us:
too busy to do them, have some done but im gonna wait
maybe tomorrow!


17.04

Last chance to cast your vote for MK2 Square colorway, voting closes in about 8 hours from now!
http://www.threeaonline.com/forum/index.php?topic=1322.0
Go colorway!
Let's make a change!
Two winning colorways will be produced in 1/6th scale.

Ashley about plans of making future Les Mort 13, which isn't exactly same old character?
yup, but he isnt Mort 13

And here is an explanation why:
im not making a Les Mor 13, already can get it, made prior to 3A

Popbot Princess TQ goes on sale in two days and 12 hours from now, on April 20th, 9:00 AM HK time at www.bambalandstore.com !

18.04

This news will make lots of our Singapore Legionnaires very happy!
looks like 3A might be rolling into Singapore for the con their on August.. God help you all !

Ashley answering about US show featuring 3A:
SDCC is the USA leg of the truncated word tour, at the IDW stadium

Legion MK2 Square colorway votes closed and results sent to Ashley, the winners are: GHOST HUNTER and EMGY! Third and forth place, goes to Brillo Square and JDF colorway. Huge thanks for me, to every Legionnaire who participated and made their vote. 392 people voted and the results can be checked out here:
http://www.threeaonline.com/forum/index.php?topic=1322.0

Announcement from the blog on making Ghosthunter and EMGY first Legion colorways of MK2 Square!
SQUARE MK2 Forum colorway poll results
The results are in for the Square MK2 Forum picked colorways.
GHOSTHUNTER and EMGY will be the first ever Forum Colorways !
thanks for voting Legion, and Gimby for organizing.


Latest painting from Ashley's art blog:
sometimes
Im doing a painting, and I know everything just changed, like a brain fart, but positive. not stinky etc.. This painting is one of those.



I have a dilemma lately, Ashley is more time spending on twitter than on the board, so I will put more quotes from his twitter here, it's just hard to pick what would be interesting for you and what won't. Until now, I was putting in my column 98% of everything Ashley said on the board, but since it's his personal twitter and it has to do less with 3A and him as an artist...but I will figure something out. As always, if you something in mind and have some offers, don't hesitate to him me with PM. Thank you!

Ashley about Adventure Kartel Bleak Mission:
Bleak mission wont be too long from shipping, the box culd be my fav so far for Bleak, the Lab box is special too.

Showing these books and magazines, and making comments about them:


I received these today, thanks to my friends at Konami, Shinkawa is not only a awesome artist, but a great guy as well, Im very fond of my time with the MGS team !
20 years in, I finally get the cool books.. it worth it !
got stack of comixscene/mediascene mags today, Steranko is to be admired, and not just for art...Thanks to Ted Adams , they are pristine as well, like the day they were published...

showing photo of the magazines (which I put above) check it ! amazing, why isnt there stuff like this now..

Offering to print a book to HelloMuller:
it would have sold more ! hand me a ready to print book, I ll print it !
i look forward to it ,12" square is the format

On collaborating with artists:
I think artists should form super teams and vanquish shit, 10 super artists together could move mountains if the didnt vanquish each other first...

Advising to checkout the site:
www.artistssurvivalguide.com great site, check it out, it has footage of Harvey Dunn painting on it, worth it for that !

Tube sister of Princess TQ, Vanilla POD TQ (3AA exclusive) is making an appearance. Going on sale, on April 20th, 9:00 AM Hong-Kong time at www.bambalandstore.com , 3AA members have 24 hours on standard and 3AA version.

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19.04

With less than 24 hours to go, before Princess TQ goes on sale, it's time to open F5 Bar and Grill dedicated to the sale! Please join us in the bar and have some good time:
http://www.threeaonline.com/forum/index.php?topic=1367.0
Don't know what F5 Bar and Grill is and you never been in one? Here is the info:
During release nights in the thread dedicated to the release, only serious questions/problems can be posted. Everything else would be deleted by us, the Mods. This is done, to get rid of all the nonsense and help to people, who have some serious questions and problems about the release. The thread where you can make relatively on topic friendly chat or go insane during the releases would be called F5 Bar and Grill, under Release night board's category. The thread is going to be unlocked 24 hours before the sale takes place and that's any minute now, and will be locked, after the figure is going to be removed from the store and I will give you some time to vent and share the excitement about the sale . Have fun there, but don't forget basic rules and maintaining positive vibes of our beloved 3A board. Since F5 Bar during the sale is really crowded and grows like several pages in few minutes, all the essential sales info will be posted in the first opening post of the F5 thread and in Tomorrow Queens thread, under Popbot section. So before asking a question, please check the first page of the bar for answers. You can always PM me (or other MODs) if you some questions and you don't want to post them publicly

Guys, I can't express how happy I am, to updating this thread heavily again, like in the good old times!  Here it goes:

Ashley about Popbot Princess TQ and 3AA version prices:
"I think its 85 bucks for the Princess, for the 3AA set 120. ill confirm later !"
All prices include worldwide shipping, as always.

We will not see others TQs for a long time...so looks like these will be the last ones with old body:
"Last of the TQ's for a while, until the next body is ready to roll out, so late this year at earliest before we see any.. "

So it's true! Dirty White Baka is A CHASE! I assume it will be placed randomly in TK Baka/3AA version boxes.
"white baka, put in some boxes at the hatchery, limited rare, wont affect many, so no need to stress !"

Ashley about Adventure Kartel Bleak Mission
"Shadowplay Bleak box is rocking too.. infact I think the Bleak rollout is the best allorund feel so far. for character"

About WWRp Gebi de Plume, which is going to be a part of upcoming WWRp de Plume sale on April 27th:
"there is a difference with Gebi, no arm stripes, crazy fucking thing were no on my menu !
the sets are boxed too.. only DIY is carded"

I kinda like that sets will be boxed, really interesting to see how they will be packaged.

WOW! Ashley talks about WWR Large Martin MK2:
"LM mk2 is very different, with the intro of MK3 and heavy Bramble, LM mk2 had to bring the pain.."

Commenting on my EMO comment, that I missed having Ashley on the board and hugged him:
"ash sprays gimbat with hose.
im always around, I live 3A 24/7, Im always making designing figuring out problems, and I certainly dont want to be here and just pimp stuff etc"


Posting in SDCC thread:
"not SDCC without hefty"

M+M book, which might be offered for sale in the end of April, will have a really small run:
"its gonna have a small run compared to FI3, and apart from that, no details yet for selling etc. I want them in hand before."

Commenting in 2000AD Original Art thread:
"nice page paul !

Lots of cool stuff happened during the night, now we know that Dirty White Baka is called Interbaka and Ashley showed his pic! Interbaka will be randomly inserted in Slicer TK and Kyu boxes (as I understand the logic). If you will not be happy with the chases, you always can email threeA and ask to exchange the figure. But please don't email Candy or Ashley , asking for the chases , because it's pointless and you will be just wasting their time. Here are the pics of Interbaka and Kyuuketsuki (3AA exclusive):


"for the chaps asking about the white baka or as I know him, Interbaka"
"and behold the color of the baka severed head, not white nor same decals" - as in comparison with 3AA Princess TQ head
"they have been randomly inserted into Baka boxes at the Hatchery, some will score, some will say, this is shit, wheres my Baka.. delayed emo sale !"
"I know people get upset, I know people hate us for stuff like this, but I do it for the fun of it, granted sometimes emo out weighs fun, but ya gotta try !"


Ashley about Fuck It #3 quality:
"I have new FI3 inhand, its fucking awesome, upgraded the paper stock, used a 5 plate too.. black is rich black now !"

Now let's get back to our gorgeous girls, here is link to Princess TQ newsletter.
As mentioned earlier 3AA members have 24 hours buying window, from the start of the sale for both figures. And the price is even better than I mentioned earlier: Princess TQ - 80$ and Vanilla POD TQ - 120$. Both prices include worldwide shipping.
Here are two beautiful images of our girls:


Ashley about girls and mentions that there will be TQLOPER chase, randomly inserted in the boxes...just like Interbaka! Wow! It's first female figure with such nature! And I'm not counting Easter TQ , Reimi or CNYTQ as they were differently sold/send to people. And once again, please don't email Candy or Ashley about chases, they will be totally RANDOM.
"here wil be a TQLOPER randomely inserted into these figs too.just FYI
AND please dont email me or candy ( coz I get told ) about the white baka ! random !"

"Princess is the second TK classics, hence the price etc, no she has not connection the 7B"
"praise son for strength !!!"

Since we have many new Legionnaires, who can be surprised by whole chase thing, let me quickly explain what chase figure means in 3A world. Chase figure is a figure with highly limited and rare nature, which is RANDOMLY placed in some toy edition boxes. For example first 3A chases were Blanco and Negro TKs, which were randomly placed in original TK run boxes, then they were followed by Interloper TK, Nightwatch Bramble and etc. Theoretically speaking everyone, who is ordering Princess TQ or Vanilla POD TQ has a chance to score the chase. If you don't want to score chase, you can email Candy after your order and specify that you want exactly what you ordered or just add it in your Paypal details. However if you will not do that and receive a chase (which you happen not to like and want to get what you ordered), you always welcome to email 3A and ask to exchange the figures. Don't be surprised, some people build like that and want exactly what they ordered.
Chases always cause people to go EMO and some weaker people start immediately hating 3A for that (because they can't easily obtain it), but please don't forget that collecting should be fun and whole completism thing ruins it a bit, right? Just my point of view. Anyway I can say better than Ashley said tonight: "I know people get upset, I know people hate us for stuff like this, but I do it for the fun of it, granted sometimes emo out weighs fun, but ya gotta try !"

20.04

Tomorrow Queens are available right now and some will have clit rings!
"clit ring, the true premium TQ"
"some might have clit rings......."
"so yea, some will have clit rings, some wont. not as simple to do as it sounds !"


So, 3AA members have 24 hours buying window on both versions (Princess and Vanilla), non 3AA members can buy Princess, until it won't be sold out and removed from the store. Standard version isn't limited and you can easy buy more than one, if you want to.

One of F5 Bar traditions is posting your take on current characters, which is up for sale, here are two sketches by BRiZL and E.Pun, will upload more sketches later.


GO clit rings PRINCESS!

More fan work from F5 Bar, by: BRiZL (he made two already!), vondurabo, toygodd, bubo, Sail, Knives, piino, anubis2night, frazzlefresh! Thank you for your contribution my friends!


Ashley posting in F5 bar:
"morning, seems to have been a while since a 3A sale ?"
"nice to see old faces here !"
"i can see everything "

"vanilla pods.... dunno, random !"

Will there be a secret sale tonight? Hell no! Ladies are too classy for EMO!
"no secret drops !
the ladies are too classy for the emo !"


Ashley about magic TQ curves:
"tired of skinny butless girl art, too much of it, I like da curves !"

Update from Ashley's twitter, Ashley saying that everyone who bought 10 TQs until that quote was made, will automatically receive TQLOPER, but that's it.
anyone that purchased 10 up till now will get a tq loper, but please remove the quote, if there is one.
So that's it, after this quote, consider 10 pack TQLOPER offer done and dusted, no more 100% guaranteed TQLOPERS for people, who ordered 10.

Guys, because of a prank one person played, saying that TQLOPER was offered for sale in F5 bar, some people may think it were. BUT it's aren't true. I'm introducing new rule, if somebody will fool around like that again and will not say that it's a joke, he/she will get a warning and there is no 2nd warning over here, just BAN. I appreciate good humor and all that, but such jokes on sale nights do more evil than good.
Keep this in mind:
"unless I say it, or its on the blog, its not happening.."

Ashley about TQ nature:
"actaully the TQ are clones, originally a bunch of ladies, then a clone was made to fight and care along side them.."

Oh and Easter Bambaboss will soon reach all the lucky people who ordered it. So new marker is added to 3A toys shipping process map:
http://www.zeemaps.com/map?group=210110

More sketches from F5 Bar, now by Sevren, piino, verdantviper


Oh and as always, if I missed your sketch, it wasn't on purpose...I ain't some robotic machine, who sees everything. Just hit me with the PM and I'll put your sketch up as well. Thank you!

DIY Action Portable Bambaboss:


Only Ashley knows for sure, but I assume , that they might be handed for free at conventions (just like severed heads at HKV, DIY kitty at Beijing Gathering and papercraft Square in Japan), where 3A would be participating.

Ashley about DIY Bamba:
"best head-er card ever indeed !"

Our boardie Nikejerk, is almost finished his epic mission on producing hundreds of Legion t-shirts...but there are some t-shirt sizes left, so feel free to checkout this comment if you want one and PM him ASAP:
http://www.threeaonline.com/forum/index.php?topic=310.msg216076#msg216076
and please don't ask him about other sizes, he is doing whole thing for almost a year now and I'm sure he is pretty tired of all this

Ashley about 3A in Singapore:
dont start a rumor ! no plans, singapore is 100% either. gotta wait for the official notice

I prefer to bust myths before they grow out of proportion. Whole - buy 10 TQs and get guaranteed TQLOPER, started out of Ashley joke on the forum, which was taken by some people seriously. I put it in the news and didn't wrote next to it JOKE either, just added some questions marks to it. I asked Ashley on twitter about it, if it's really happening and that people seem to taken it seriously. He said that it isn't and asked me to put up info that it was a joke , but two people who bought 10 TQs before the announcement (that it's a joke) was up will get TQLOPER. Fair? Fair in my book.
"10 pack was a joke or I would have put somewhere more clearly, reported incorrectly in news, no biggie, I only have two people who did it."
So TQLOPER is absolutely random and everyone is a chance to score one!
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Reply #7 on: April 24, 2011, 09:38:54 AM

21.04

In about two hours and 30 minutes from now (when I was writing this part of the update) or on 21st April 9:00 AM HK time, 3AA 24 hours window closes and most likely Princess TQ will be gone from www.bambalandstore.com FOREVER. So don't sit on the fence if you want one, 80$ for such figure is a kick ass price!

Ashley commenting about DIY Bambaboss:
"not for sale"
"best label ever !!" - about DIY Bambaboss label which says - price FREE

About Tomorrow Queens sale and F5 bar sketches:
"Thanks guys, TQ did better than I thought it would, great art too !!!!!
New faces and artists !"


Speaking about sketches, here are more from F5 bar, this time by beeswax, BRiZL and Jengo:


If you dig video reviews of toys , here are two people I could recommend you on youtube: Yama86 (who is our boardie) and Zombbsrombie (our boardie as well).

And if you dig photo reviews, our forum member toygodd just finished his WWRp retail Large Martins photo review, click here, if you want to check it out.

Ashley about end of TQ sale:
"after I get breakfast, one or hour or so"
So hurry up , if you really want one.

That's it my friends, TQs are gone from the store. And currently it's really strict with 3AA exclusives, Vanilla POD TQ wasn't offered to general audience. Ashley about TQ and what he decided to do with people who ordered 10...I think it's a very generous gesture:
"thanks everyone, TQ Princess is happy !"
"anyone that purchased 10+ we will honor the mix up by putting  a TQloper in one of the boxes. But unless I put sale info on the Blog, website or I clearly state a condition without a hint of irony or humor, its not happening."

"not really only handfull did it, I mean not even double digits"

Huge thanks to everyone who showed support, spent night in the bar, drew the sketch and bought himself Princess/Vanilla POD TQ. Next F5 bar is happening really soon, as next sale - WWRp de Plumes and Dropcloths is taking place on April 27th 9:00 AM Hong-Kong time.
The sale will feature:
Two pack of WWRp Jung de Plume and Jungler Dropcloth
3AA Exclusive: WWRp Gebi de Plume, Kuan de Plume and Commando Droplcoth - special packaging, the sets are boxed, only DIY is carded
Single carded WWRp DIY de Plume _ CMIYCS - catch me if you can sucker? we haven't came up with better variant for CMIYCS yet.
Everyone is asking for price...it wasn't announced yet, but you can expect a special announcement anytime now.

And please read this quote by Ashley again: but unless I put sale info on the Blog, website or I clearly state a condition without a hint of irony or humor, its not happening , so next time if you'll understand things too seriously, blame it on yourself.

New Miss+Mrs chapter, from Ashley's blog and new parts will be in his twitter, seriously check it out!
Miss + Mrs chapter one starts here, please join my twitter to get the upcoming episodes ! There is a widget to the right that should make it easy to join up !


So awesome, so crispy clean, so innocent (I know, hehehe)...love DIY de Plume in 1/6th scale and absolutely adore one in 1/12th. April 27th, 9:00 AM Hong-Kong time! Currently we don't know whether it would be an open release on Bamba or it will be dropping at the random time (CMIYCS - thing scares us).


Btw, all super cool F5 Bar sketches can be seen on one page here, huge thanks to everyone who contributed and made one!

Did you check out our mysterious online thingy, Ashley talked about?
http://www.threeaonline.com/forum/index.php?topic=1319.0
"im doing something for 3A web, if you want to partake, send a photo, a self portrait of you, your family, girlfriend whatever to the info@threeaonline.com email, its gonna be !"
Last day of April is deadline, so hurry up if you want to be a part of something epic!

First photos of Popbot Slicer Tomorrow King Baka and 3AA Slicer Tomorrow King Kyuuketsuki by SimonS and slimjim. Thank you for pics Legionnaires! If you got them too, please do share pics in Slicer Baka photos thread and don't forget to mark your location on 3A shipping process map (password: legion)!

*

*photo with one of the OG TKs and OG severed head

Happy Easter from Ashley Wood!


New Miss+Mrs from Ashley's twitter.


23.03

Because you my friends, are getting tired of imageshack popping up windows, banners and other stuff, I'm switching to new image hosting service. Hope you will like it. So all the new images I post here, starting with today will not be hosted on imageshack, hope you'll like it.

Really cool news from Ashley's twitter:
late this year we wil start Hey3A, imagine a television channel etc. its goign to be fun.
I wonder will be there and will we see some animated series in future or something like that? Can't wait for more news!

One of our boardies: Alice Adrenochrome, who makes superb photos of 3A toys, was interviewed by Andy TRE. If you are interested, I suggest to checkout this link.

Popbot Slicer TKs have been seen in Asia and New Zealand already, my huge thanks goes to one person who marked progress on the map. Common guys, we need more locations there for Baka, while we wait for them to reach us!
http://www.zeemaps.com/map?group=210110
password : legion

There is an interesting thing about 3A products. You know how you see the prototype and the actual thing you will see isn't it? It's totally different with 3A, production version is always hundred times better than prototype and when you will hold it in hand, you will see that it's even better (than any photo you saw). And the smell...mmmm....love 3A fumes!
Here is Ashley commenting about differences between prototype and final variant:
"we try, cant plese everyone, some complain we over weather, some say its not enough. the prototypes shirts was ruined, was not the desired outcome. The shipping version is.
Never good that someone isnt happy with there toy ! when everything is hand done, apart from printing the shirts, shit happens, variations and other stuff happens.
thats 3A, for better or worse. depending on your stance.
happy easter guys, keep the photos coming !"

"i like em! " - about Baka

Happy Easter to everyone! Hope you will have a great time!

Btw, strongly suggest to checkout this thread, about putting 3A into competition for toy awards this year:
http://www.threeaonline.com/forum/index.php?topic=1377.0

24.04

New Miss + Mrs from Ashley's twitter:



^as promised testing new image hosting server

Youtube video review of Popbot Slicer TK Baka, by our forum member: Frankfilm , please click the image to watch the review


If you ever wonder, how 36 Baka's boxes (sadly he haven't got Interbaka among his boxes) looks like on one pic, here is photo by tommy88 and before wondering why he ordered that much, here is an answer:
Tommy is a famous seller in taiwan.....
Actually,most of BAKA not belong to him.
He just provide a service to help someone pre-order BAKA TK without paypal~


Ashley answering whether Space TK is possible or not:
who can tell. me, but its easter, and Im outta here till next week !

Huge thanks to frazzlefresh, who's comment inspired me to update the FAQs and cover additional questions. Here is the link and strongly advice to check them out if you haven't (especially "Questions regarding Bambalandstore.com" section).

Oh, and since I will be using larger thumbnails here and there, please let me know whether you hate it or like it. I would go with full size images, but a bit worried how fast the whole thread will load up for you, especially on all kinds of mobile gadgets.

Btw, 2 days and 21 hours left, before WWRp de Plume and lil Dropcloth will be up for sale at www.bambalandstore.com on April 27th, 9:00 AM HK time! Prices will be announced in the beginning of next week!

Since I see that our boardies keep discussing it, here is my take on WWRp de Plume sale:
Two pack: Jung de Plume and Jungler Dropcloth - 24 hours buying window for 3AA members, okay to buy more than one (for everyone)
3AA Exclusive super set: Gebi de Plume, Kuan de Plume and Commando Droplcoth - 24 hours buying window for 3AA members, limited to one or two per person (waiting for clarification)
Single carded DIY CMIYCS - mystery, maybe limited and dropping at the random time ; if so then it will be limited to one person
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Again, this isn't official yet, just my take on situation. Let's keep an eye on updates and pretty sure we will hear more any day now.

Side to side comparison by Nixon of Popbot Slicer TK Baka and 3AA exclusive version (the orange heads are OG bot heads, or bot heads which came with APTKs)


Cool photos by memecomplex

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Reply #8 on: April 26, 2011, 09:49:54 AM

25.04

And we are one day closer to WWRp de Plume and lil Dropcloth sale. Basically only two days left...and since we don't know the price and haven't seen a lot of pics, you can expect an avalanche of info any day now!

In the meantime, here is Ashley answering on twitter why 3A is making only severed botheads, not entire Popbot bots:
they would be 4feet tall min, and cost near a 1000 bucks etc.

Winner of March photo thread is announced by eseffinga here and it's Darthgothikus! My sincere congratulations!


Eric's (eseffinga) special mentions went to:
"Byson and Nireunai: We love great environmental shots.
wwwetworks: always with cool stuff, but this looks epic. Nicely done.
chienpion: Glad to see you gave the film a credit. Makes for a seriously cool pic!
Ex: Doesnt know how to make bad pics. The treads were a great touch."


You haven't posted your best pic in April photo thread? What are you waiting for?! There is still time left!

Ashley answering to this post by thetoyawards in twitter:
ThreeA nominated for Manufacturer of the Year in the DTA's @realashleywood @cluttermagazine
thats a win right there, awesome !!!

Awesome custom Oyabun Chi by KidAkira, you can see more here:



WWRp de Plume sale info and photos bellow. PLEASE keep in mind that ONLY Commando Dropcloth and carded DIY De Plume are 1/12th on the photo, rest of the toys are in 1/6th scale and used only to give you some idea, so final product may vary in design or color.
Prices
Two pack: Jung de Plume and Jungler Dropcloth  - 100$ (shipping included)
3AA Exclusive super set: Gebi de Plume, Kuan ti Plume and Commando Gatling Droplcoth - 135$ (shipping included)
Single carded DIY CMIYCS - 40$ +  extra for shipping (usually 10$)
All prices quoted before 3AA discount


Now lots of interesting quotes from Ashley's twitter:

Ashley answering whether it's okay to buy more than one 3AA 3pack:
3AA can, within reason, soon as it looks like ebay amounts, or resell, we will cancel the order
Explaining why:
but as these will never be offered again, I wanna let people have the choice and chance.

About black mask on DIY de Plume (it's black on 1/6th scale de Plume and fully white on 1/12th):
that black mask was a mistake, the DIY is how I wanted it originally!

Ashley answering whether we will see M+M book on sale this week:
maybe, dunno, im gonna be out and about from tomorrow, no time for it maybe..
nope no M+M yet, maybe next week, maybe to celebrate my birthday....

Ashley answering on the question how WWR bots get refueled on the battlefield, do they have refuel bots or special crew?:
like tanks, trucks, jeeps and other fuel based stuff, refueling trucks, supply lines are most important

Does Rotchild control the supply lines?
nope, each army has to do such stuff !

Answering whether shipping is included in 3AA 3pack and 2pack price:
of course, unless mentioned always included

3A is making bike for Dropcloth:
making it, super detailed bike, not long !

Shipping and handing for DIY de Plume is 10$:
shipping and handling which is 10 bucks

Answering about 3pack and 2pack boxes, whether they are collector friendly (carded WWRp de Plumes, were horror to some collectors, who are afraid to tear the packaging and let de Plume out)
as in open and close with ease yes..

Ufff...it's a bit difficult for me to switch from board to twitter quotes, but I'm learning fast.

26.04

With less than 24 hours to wait until WWRp de Plume and Dropcloth sale on April 27th, 9:00 AM Hong-Kong time at www.bambalandstore.com , F5 Bar and Grill dedicated to the sale is open and waiting for you. HAVE FUN!
http://www.threeaonline.com/forum/index.php?topic=1384.0

And we start the bar with the sketch by Sail:


Nice news from twitter:
thetoyawards: Fighting JC by Ashley wood nominated for Best 1/6th Scale figure in the DTA's @cluttermagazine @realashleywood

Ashley not answering what WF means on the Jungler DC, I know one goaty who really wants to crack this one! :
watery fingers - just a joke
actually its very close to home, has connections to my fathers military tenure.
well I might, but it better a mystery, let people bring there own imagination to it !

Ashley clarifying about Jungler DC:
jungler comes with everything as the large and galting gun

Two more sketches from F5 bar done by: piino and CaptainCadaver


Interbaka pics by Funk, he ordered one Baka and one 3AA version...chase was inside Baka box:


Ashley's comment in the bar before going away to the aiport...there might be some special prices for F5 bar sketches!
"howdy, im gonna be stuck on a fucking plane for a while, just be able to start the sale tomorrow from the hotel
its a good trip, a milestone important one too. im actually excited about trip.. and we all know I hate traveling !
ill pop back in later, keep the art coming, I might give some prizes, but dont do them for that, it just brings emo !
lets make this an epic sale !"


WWRp de Plumes and lil Dropcloths newsletter is out and located here. 3AA members have 24 hours to order both figures. Looks like DIY de Plume is going to appear on Bambaland at random time...so everyone for himself.  And please pay attention that blog text changed and now Jungler Dropcloth is quoted with gatling gun, not Commando like previously.

This is going to be one hell of a news for all MGS fans!
"oh yea, REX.. not long, its an epic toy....
its the Bently of 3A"


Images of gatling gun for Dropcloth coming soon:
"ill post images of gatling today"

About current state of 3A and Kenny Wong EPIC collaboration, called Sea Monkey (you can read about it more here), few old pics for ya:


"i have no say over sea monkey, the Kenny Wong is in command... actually its in engineering stage its crazy complicated, but is moving forward.
who knows what will be at SDCC......"


Looks like our boardie James is going to have one hell of a show in US, 3A will send him some DIY severed bot heads (which came with 3AA Kyu Slicer TK) for other artists to customize them:
"also regarding the 3A show James is doing, we shall be supplying severed baka robot heads to customize to the artists picked for the show"
"all boxed up in a cool DIY box.. ohhhhhhh"
"re vader, not my show, its up to james.. im just supplying them"

Of course we immediately started to bug James about more details, here is what he had to say:
No thread yet guys not till we get date and gallery set. But it's coming together should have something soon. Eric once we get it going I'll hit you up about a podcast with the artist's maybe?

More sketches from F5 Bar, now by defcon and if I overlooked your sketch, please PM me with the image and I'll include it in the news.


Ashley says goodbye , but promise to makes an appearance tomorrow:
"have fun chaps, airport bound soon, ill try and get on a comp tomorrow to say hello!
Keep being creative in art and life !


Ashley about 3A publishing books shipping:
not ups, standard mail, they would cost 30 bucks just to send if UPS etc

So again, don't forget that WWRp de Plumes sale starts in 11 hours from now, on April 27th 9:00 AM Hong-Kong time. Keep your eyes open for DIY!

And now even more sketches from F5 Bar, huge thanks to everyone who PMed me! Sketches by: eseffinga, maskotero, S.Ryoma, MDART, thejikas, CaptainCadaver:

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Reply #9 on: April 27, 2011, 10:01:27 PM

27.04

WWRp de Plumes go on sale in less than 10 minutes from now!

In the meanwhile more sketches from the bar...this drop is the richest for sketches so far! Sketches by: KidAkira, Ronlu, E.Pun, Knives, TheMarkSewell, Bubo, ChtulhuGizzard, Echoes, Groucho, OyabunTT, UsedUniverse, woejilliams, Brit24


A bit of clarification for all the new members and those who have these question:
DIY de Plume is a trouble starter...first, shipping at bambalandstore is 15$, I know that Ash mentioned 10$ before...and currently can't confirm is it right on Bamba.
Ashley never said (at least yet) that it's okay to buy more than one DIY de Plume, until now all secret/random drops were limited to one per person, also Ashley was rather generous lately, especially with 3AA exclusives. So can't recommend to buy you two, you are doing it at your own risk.
DIY de Plume will be up and gone at Bamba through whole night, can't really write about it in the news...since they are disappearing and appearing at Bamba so fast, but I'm doing it from time to time in twitter and Facebook.
According to the info I posses, Jungler comes with gatling gun and all the other stuff, just like big bat version. Commando UNCLE comes with a shotgun.


And other clarification about DIY de Plume and one more awesome sketch for the bar.
DIY causes A LOT of EMO. Some say Ashley said on twitter that it's okay to buy several DIY, some say that he was referring to other thing. But I want to explain my position here. I have the code and edict from Ashley which says, unless it's not said to me by him , wasn't on the blog or on 3A site, newsletter , it didn't happen. And I'm standing in my column and in what I say by the rules. If DIY de Plume will hang on the Bambalandstore forever, this will make it standard release...right? So it will be okay to buy more than two...but that's just me speculating. In the meantime I want you to remind this quote about 10 TQs incident:
anyone that purchased 10+ we will honor the mix up by putting  a TQloper in one of the boxes. But unless I put sale info on the Blog, website or I clearly state a condition without a hint of irony or humor, its not happening.
So should you buy two DIY de Plumes? It's up to you and your own risk.

Awesome sketch by Beeswax


Okay guys, decision is made. Benny from threeA HK office is our savior tonight...he KILLED the DIY EMO! heh
He is saying that it's okay to buy more than one DIY de Plume, but please no crazy ebay/reselling quantities. As for shipping going up from 10$ to 15$ - he says it's legit and it's because of inflation. So please disregard earlier quote about 10$ for shipping.
I hope you like that 3A decided once again to please customers and not limit DIY de Plumes.

1:1 Nabler, we currently don't know if it ever will be up for sale...Ashley said earlier that he wants just one for himself:


More sketches from F5 bar, WOOT WOOT! This time, by Knives, rhb, robmcm, dienstag, BoysWillBeToys


Keep in mind, that nothing is sold out , until Ashley said it (here, blog and etc). DIY de Plume will be back.

Couple more sketches: BoysWillBeToys, Pie, goddamnanalog, sandman21xx 


More sketches (it's crazy sketch night!): piino, BRiZL, Stue, BoysWillBeToys, LordPiper [el-P]


And got confirmation from Benny that DIY de Plume isn't sold out.

Some more sketches: Firehazzard, chickenchop, mtomczek


New t-shirt designs and busy day at 3A design studio premises...expect MORE cool stuff!


Btw, that last pic:


has all kinds of awesome stuff on it, classic teaser from Ashley....1G Armstrong in 1/6th scale, MGS Rex or Bertie MK3 and etc...keep searching)

WWR (1/6th scale) Armstrong 1G gun and if you don't know how 1G Armstrong looks like, here WWRp Medic for ya:


More sketches: Firehazzard, iamthestatic, ictoys, CustardGravy


Time for me to have some rest...and don't forget that WWRp de Plume 2pack, 3pack and DIY are still up at the store:
www.bambalandstore.com

I rarely say F word...but it's FUCKING EPIC, summary of all the sketches so far + new ones by NWO, Axel Rose, frazzlefresh...and if I missed yours, please don't hesitate to PM me with the link. Anyway, where else would you see that? Our Legionnaires are super talented, thank you all for sketches and I'm sure there will be MOAR:


How is everyone feeling? I hope you got your DIY de Plume and everything else you wanted. F5 Bar is still open and WWRp sets are still on bamba, so feel free to drop by and share what you think:
http://www.threeaonline.com/forum/index.php?topic=1384.0

More good stuff from Ashley's blog, original posts can be read here:
At the printers
When you first start out in your career it's all about finishing the book, getting the work done to the highest standard that you can and then handing it in. As time goes on though, producing a book becomes not just about achieving your work objectives, it also becomes about the process, (managing, enjoying and overseeing the whole process!) Ash has sent some pictures of what went on at the printers today. There are lots of pics so the post will be in two parts.
We have discovered over the years that you can never know too much about printing and prepress, the more you know, the better the end product. Micromanaging though can be somewhat addictive, (not mentioning any names!), the art studio floor is currently littered with the large printer's proof sheets that originally did not pass muster.


M+M in printers


And more post from Ashley's blog:
Dear IDW...
We have your CEO and are currently in the process of feeding him any number of exotic Asian dishes, if you want him back you know who to call. Ted Adams pays a visit to the 3A offices.
Edit: If you're on Twitter and want to get a look in at how comic books are printed then check out some of the visuals recently posted by Ted on his Twitter account: @therealtedadams



^checkout all the cool toys behind Ted Adams! Don't you wonder what IDW Publishing and 3A/Ashley Wood are up next...after Ted made special visit to Hong-Kong? We will find out that soon enough I bet!

More sketches from the bar, art never stops there! Now by: Sail, Axel Rose, MuffinMan, BRiZL (2), bsbaka, thejikas


As I mentioned before Easter, EMO SALE #1 item Action Portable Easter Bambaboss shipped and here are the photos by our forum member Nixon


People who saw six figures prices for DIY de Plume -> it was there when it was out from the store, Benny changed the price, because some were trying to abuse the system and where using direct links while hunting for DIY.

Oh and since I saw this lil Pink de Plume from the past, popping up in the bar tonight and starting some confusion, this was just a color test which went wrong it was never released by 3A:


Finally, to get rid of all the possible confusion: biggest surprise of the night - DIY de Plume wasn't that limited and 3A decided to allow buying more than one...hoping that it will make happy all the DIY fans and customizers out there. 24 hour 3AA window closes on 28th of April 9:00 AM HK time, but don't know whether Ashley will decide to keep the items up longer or not...so as always, I'm recommending not to sit on the fence if you want one.

28.04

Couple more sketches, now by sandman21xxi, VerdantViper, Papray, Sigurd, OyabunTT, Chakal


3AA 24 hours buying window closes in less than three hours from now, I don't have any information whether toys will remain on Bamba after time runs out or not. So can't really say you anything. Let's hope for special appearance or some news from Ashley.

From Ashley's twitter:
Thanks guys for the support with the wwrp de plumes!
Off studio hunting !

Few more sketches: OyabunTT, Eerie, Nismo


Guys, looks like there is common problem with Bambalandstore, when you can't chose Paypal as mean of payment and store doesn't let you to go further. Unfortunately store isn't my department and I can't do anything about (also already sent email to everyone) , so if you still want to make a purchase, I suggest to contact candy@three-zero.com , please describe her the situation , name what you want to order and provide your Bambaland registration email. I hope she will send you an invoice and you will be able to make the purchase directly with Paypal. Sorry for any possible inconveniences, but can't think off anything else (how I can help you) right now.

Okay, got a word from Ash through Benny. They are working on fixing this, once it will be fixed, toys will be back to Bambaland.
NO ETA yet.
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So I can't add anything else to this...when they will be up, for how long and etc.
Sorry for any possible inconvenience my friends..
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Reply #10 on: April 30, 2011, 07:05:35 AM

28.04
previous news for this date are above

Okay, got a word from Ash through Benny. They are working on fixing the error people had while they were making last minute purchases at Bambaland (around 8-30 AM Hong-Kong time, give it or take), once it will be fixed, toys will be back to Bambaland.
NO ETA yet.
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So I can't add anything else to this...when they will be up, for how long and etc.
Sorry for any possible inconvenience my friends.

#update It seems to be server problem (Bambalandstore), items will be back once everything will be fixed. When? Don't know, so I'll keep the F5 bar up for a while.

REALLY COOL stuff from Ashley's blog, featuring Action Portable Badbot and super cool kitty , WWRp Heavy Brambles (love the balance on little bastards) and poster for the Tian Kang event to be held this weekend in China. Last but not the least, chief painter at 3A, man responsible for all the awesome paint on your toys - Master Lok at work! Really proud that I shaked his hand.


Toys are back to the store and www.bambalandstore.com works again! Hooooray! Really pleased that the error was fixed so fast.

Time clarification from Ashley:
De plumes back, due to store outage. Till 6pm hk time

1:1 Stuff?!
3a will 1:1 on a very limited basis, info soon..
Hope Ashley is speaking about nabler head!

All the previous sketches from F5 bar with final additions by expathos and Hyperground


You can browse all the sketches in my public album as well:
http://gimbat.imgur.com/f5

Toys are gone from Bambalandstore and time for me to close down the bar and thank you everyone for their support, here is my small final post from F5 Bar and Grill:
Time for me to close the bar and thank everyone...
Please continue the discussion in WWRp de Plume or WWRp Dropcloth thread, depending on your questions.

Thank you for being here, for showing support, for not being too EMO during first hour of the sale...when it still wasn't clearly known whether DIY is one per person or not.
Thank you for reporting the issue with last minute purchases, helped a lot ! Thank you for being patient during whole Bambaland repair process as well!

Special thanks goes to everyone who took time to make all the awesome sketches dedicated to this sale..
Can't say which drop will be next, but I'm sure we will meet again in F5 bar soon..very much looking forward to it.
Have a good day and stay safe!
Gimby


Awesome WWR Bertie MK3 photos from Ashley's blog...and if you look closer there are small packages with TQ on it, which remind me of 3A Bookshelf ipad problem. So perhaps it's cd cover (or something) for it? Don't know, but looking forward to more info about this!


29.04

OPERATION LEGION:
http://www.threeaonline.com/forum/index.php?topic=1393.0
don't get too excited, has nothing to do with toys...just a special plan in the works, how to make one of our Legion fathers happy on his BD.

Oh and small comment from me, if somebody was offended by my "by at your own risk" remark, during first hour of DIY de Plume sale, when it was unknown whether it's surprise, standard and what Ashley's edict on this one - I deeply apologize, never meant to hurt anyone. Didn't know that this message is put on poison and etc, as the warning. I thought that in current situation, when nobody knows anything for sure, would be good to post my thoughts in my column and describe what I know about it. The thing is that English isn't my first language (d'oh! you all probably know this, heh) , I may sometimes use not the best words to say something, but offending anyone never been my intention. I'm glad, that I managed to find out what the policy is about DIY de Plumes after first hour of the sale and notify everyone (who is reading my column and following me) about it. Thank you for your time and patience.

Btw, I'm currently working on adding titles to every sketch in the gallery:
http://gimbat.imgur.com/f5
that way everyone will know who made which sketch, I think F5 gallery has a big future...unless you'll stop drawing sketches)

Really cool pic by our tk4949 featuring 3AA Kyu (Slicer TK):


Each month we have a new thread, where everyone can submit his/hers photo of any 3A toys, in the end of the month it's reviewed and best entry is announced. This is happening since December 2008! Oh my.. I thought that it would be interesting to have an archive of all previous best entries in one thread, sadly I didn't manage to find pics for several months (since old board is gone), but I will keep looking. You can checkout this thread here, of course if you interested. In the meantime, I suggest to check April photo thread and submit your entry, if you will be inspired. Too late, no time to make a photo? There will be new photo thread in May)

Thank you note from Ashley's blog:
A Flying Thank You

I'm up in the air for a few hours now and will be home soon, I hope to post lots of new art on the blog over the next few weeks.

Just also wanted to say thank you to everyone for your ongoing support and patronage, I now have over 2000 followers on Twitter and we're pushing 5000 on the blog, I really appreciate it.

And last but not least, thank you for all of the Designer Toy Award nominations this year, everyone at 3A was pleasantly surprised by just how many categories we've been listed in. People want to know what we hope to win but in all honesty just being nominated is cool enough.

So thanks! Be back real soon.

Ashley's blog: http://ashleybambaland.blogspot.com
Ashley's twitter: www.twitter.com/realashleywood

30.04

Latest from Ashley's twitter:
nice to be back, but sickness abounds... gah.... I so gotta go all howard huges...

Let's all wish fast recovering to Ash!

Btw, I hope you checked out few fresh pics in Action Portable Easter Bambaboss thread.

SDCC 2011 exclusives by 3A toys, featuring DW&NW WWRp Heavy Brambles, Action Portables TK Unleashed 4pack, WWRp Slaughterhouse DC and Action Portable Ascended Popbot. SO MUCH COOL STUFF!


Damn, I'm so excited about all SDDC exclusives! Earlier it was mentioned that part of the run, will be available at Bambalandstore.com for anyone (who will be lucky enough) to grab.

re SDCC toys
so far we
WWRp Dropcloth
WWRp DW and NW
action portable ascended pops
as stated IDW are in command of DW, the others will be offered half online, half at the show.. remember these are limited, there wil not be that many ! especially the pop, .

^fingers and wings crossed for that

Previous pic of DW Heavy Bramble (IDW Publishing exclusive)


Ashley about Toth book:
Toth book published by IDW, could rank as one of my most beloved books ever, plus more volumes to come, nice work Dean

About having Rex at SDCC 2011 for display, if all goes as planned:
if all goes well we wil have a sample at SDCC

On details of Action Portable TK Unleashed box (pic is above)
the lil text piece piece on the box is the best part of the set

If you are interested in 3A toys and custom work, I strongly suggest to check 3A customized toys section. For example super cool customs by wwwetworks and chiprender:

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Reply #11 on: May 04, 2011, 08:00:42 AM

01.05

Nice update from Ashley about SDCC exclusives and asking not to sweat about TK Unleashed 4pack or TK Unleashed YO! It's so reassuring to hear that there might be more figures like that in future..
"as stated before regarding the SDCC toys

IDW will sell theirs as they like,  as all retailers can when selling our product.

regarding ours, ill offer half the runs online at some point, before or after SDCC, depending on the logistics. The rest will be offered over the SDCC days at out tables, and this is presided over by Benny.So any bribes sexual favors or the like should be directed at him !

TK Unleashed YO was a last minute ad hoc set, and has a stupidly small run, I mentioned this before, if ya dont score, no problem, Im sure the band will break up and reform under a new name and set oneday.  Originally they were called TK UNLEASHED, at this juncture they are TK Unleashed YO."


So apart from IDW SDCC exclusive DW Heavy Bramble, everything else will be offered online before or after SDCC, pretty much sure it will be first come - first serve basis (like with Beijing Gathering exclusives last year). It will be stressful for sure, BUT I think that's the best way for all the unfortunate (me including yaaay) who can't visit SDCC this year.

Next figure is Popbot Lady Sham?! OH MY! And we hear about friend of TK - Plusso and Minos for the first time.
"Lady Sham next I think.
And the Plusso and Minos Friends of TK set.
All TK fans need that set"


^Plusso and Minos sound intriguing...

Ashley saying that he is willing to make TK Unleashed crew in yellow color....mmmm.....I immediately have Bruce Lee in yellow tracky vision! And answering on my questions whether there will be giant cardboard Squares at SDCC.
"Im thinking I want to do a yellow tracky version of the Unleashed crew one day
we dont make the giant square cardboard squares, thats a goodsmile thing, it would be cool though !"

Btw, Goodsmile is 3A retailer in Japan. Here and here you can read a bit more about them and checkout GCS (if you don't know how they look like). If you are suddenly interested in more pics from Wonderfest, there are more pics and info in my news archive.

Answering on a question: Are Plusso and Minos bots?
comedians ( maybe robots ), and the most beloved show of the TK, almost a religion.. the story is on the box !
um no, to read about Plusso and Minos, ya have to get the set !

When Plusso and Minos are dropping? Maybe with Lady Sham?
nah, dunno when !
still processing them, TK unleashed might get a after SDCC release for the Bamba - cool news right?!

On yellow color for TK Unleashed characters:
Bruce Lee all the way, thats my Ref for a yellow tracky

Any word what next drops? (as no releases were named for May yet)
i know, but im staying quite, for now !

Hope you don't mind that I'm using Q&A type with Ashley's twitter quotes, I think it's the most clearest way to show what's happening and gives you the best idea. Plus I provide links there, so in most cases you can click and read it by yourselves.

Mysterious online thingy reached deadline and is locked. Can't wait to see the results (what Ashley was working on) up online. Huge thanks to everyone , who sent their photos!

02.05

Tonight I wanna share with you couple of sweet photos, made by our Legionnaires.

I want to start with Interbaka (Slicer Popbot Baka chase) by Funk, currently he is the only Interbaka , which surfaced on our board (at least in form of photos).


DIY figures never looked cooler on video! Check out video on vimeo, by our boardie: kadoo , featuring (1/6th scale DIY de Plume, 1/12th scale Bertie MK2, Damn Large Martin and Gat Brambe)


Darthgothikus, showing all the amazing paintwork details on Popbot Slicer TK Kyuuketsuki:


I think (but I always had thing for blonds), that's an awesome little modification on Popbot Slicer TK Kyuuketsuki (hair color), by TK4949


Latest Miss + Mrs #5 from Ashley's twitter:


Confirming that Fuck it #3 shipped:
already has, sent standard mail, so it can take up to 3weeks im told to get places !

Great news for all Les Mort fans, resurrection of D'arain Adventures:
I have decided as of today, to Bring back the short lived D'arain Aventure Featuring Les Mort !
I might reprint older material apart from ZvR, but itwill be new stuff, printed and from IDW. with guest authors too
it wil be basically a mag that has all mine and TP's stuff in it, WWR, Lore, Les Mort, AK, popbot stuff etc

When it will be available?
4th qtr, need to do it right, maybe a preview mag before.

Any chance of Duostar racers story in the mix?
maybe !

03.05

Pie already received Fuck it #3 copies (he bought two and got two covers), here are some pics:


Ashley about Fuck it #3 shipping and that he is already working on Fuck it  #4:
"sorry it took a little longer to ship , the first run really sucked ( I could not have lived with myself if the first batch had shipped ), the printing is superior and the paper got an upgrade !"
"already on 4 !"


Another exciting announcement about D'arain Aventure from Ashley's twitter:
D'arain Aventure attempt 2 will start in sept with a reprint of the first couple without ZvR with added stuff, via I D DUBYA
reprint title: GHOST OF D'ARAIN large size reprint, ocs the new series will be large, like the early ZVR reprints

04.05

Such a sweet WWRp MK2 Bertie custom by jonpaulkaiser. More pics can be found here.


Fighting JC looks great in everything, here is how he looks in a costume and a tie, modification by Keith Chong Kah Hwee from Facebook
   

Adventure Kartel Red Right Hand Tommy Mission for retail. According to Ashley: "there is a tracky version in the carton, 2 standard, one tracky"


I got to say that i love his red kicks and new haircut, here are couple of tweets were Ashley is talking about Tommy and his looks:
he is, flips around more too.. there is a tracky version in the carton, 2 standard, one tracky
Q&A about Tommy:
Does his hood has wires in them like JC?
yes
When u say flips, the hair flips?
on the mold, not a barbie feature, its solid, you will see

^Btw retail Little Shadow will have a different look as well.

Big news for all DW fans out there, here is Ted Adams (from IDW publishing) on ordering details of WWRp DW Heavy Bramble:
we'll have the ordering details for the IDW SDCC Heavy Bramble exclusive early next week.

WWRp DW Heavy Bramble with decals and mean looking:


Incredibly cool light up feature , on something which may be MGS Rex's gun!

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Reply #12 on: May 06, 2011, 07:04:26 AM

05.05

Popbot Slicer TK Baka and Kyu review by Zombbsrombie aka Pete:


Really glad that, what started as my private initiative and crazy idea, is getting lots of love from you. 3A toys shipping process map, reached more than 300 entries! Huge thanks to everyone who contributed and please don't hold it against me, that I keep it organized and all the titles standard (all your unique titles - CRAZY BAKA IN THE DEVIL'S HOUSE - goes into details of each marker, so I'm not deleting anything). If you have any problems , suggestions about the map, please don't hesitate to discuss them here or PM me.

Latest (6th) Miss+Mrs in The Stiffy from Ashley's blog , plus previous five:
twatter photo housing isnt working for me
So here is all the new M+M vol2, and ill keep posting here until I find a new twatter image home.



Ashley commenting that there is a chance, that he will bring SUPER FUCKIT to SDCC, which will be super limited, and will have reprint of the first 3 with some additional stuff:
"i might have a SUPER FUCKIT at SDCC, super limited, reprint the first 3 with some other crap"
"12x12 yup"

On possible changes around Adventure Kartel Ankous
"nope Ankous are just that, Ankous, same claws etc.."

Once we had very cool "Traveling Interloper" initiative , started by Devours. It basically involved her Interloper figure, which was sent to bunch of our boardies. Boardies spent time with their figure, made photos and sent it to another boardie on the list. Sounds cool? Sad about missing good times? Don't be sad no more! Because our boardie anubis2night brings us Legion Square Adventures! Currently there are 39 people on the list and there got to be space for more! What I like the most, that Square comes with traveling journal, where you got to write something about your experience....really, really cool! Reminds me of the era of great geographical discoveries, were each captain and his crew where on a mission to eliminate blank spots on maps and going without modern hitech stuff into great unknown. Check out the thread here.

Pics of the Legion Square Adventures box, Square itself and journal:


06.05

Small but exciting news from Ashley's twitter:
M+M next week if I get a copy in hand, maybe caesar, Ankou EX, have to wait for samples!

In case you forgot how Caesar looks like, here is a teaser:


We have only one quotes about Ankou EX by Ashley...but it's an exciting one:
"ANKOU EX is gonna make you guys smile !"

New M+M two (7th) from Ashley's blog:


Ashley on super Fuck it #3 being available at Bambaland.
"it might be at neither, one reason to avoid selling at bamba, shipping cost will be as much as the  book...
still need to put it together"


We have a date for May's first sale:
Adventure Kartel Ankou EX, May 18th at www.bambalandstore.com
Some details about Ankou EX looks. New big and fat body comes our way! For me this mean that we will see more new figures in future, based on that new body.
"Ankou ex is waaaay bigger than a standard fig, you will be surprized, everything is brand new molds... he is an instant classic Ak fig, really turned out well, also for my emo buds, FAT DROWN !"
"i think he is past 14-15 inches tall to start, and chunky"

Tiny Ankou EX teaser:


More about Ankou EX variants and colorways:
"commander EX, MEDIC, coz I have a stiffy for medical stuff
and FAT DROWN rare
and maybe a SHADOW SECURITY rare-errr"


Answering whether Fuck It #3 copies reached customers in UK
"i think so
really like 3, cmon chaps, that Nabler strip is fun!!"


On super version (reprint of previous three + extra stuff) of Fuck It:
"re super, dunno, not much, as its counter productive,probably only a couple of things from the period that the books were made, nothing from post FI3"

More details on EX Ankou looks from Ashley's twitter:
like Ankous only bigger, there are some big Zombs out there - Answering what role Ankou EX plays in AK world
its a robot ! no belly at all, but he is beefy
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