San Diego Comic-Con 2011 – threeA Toys Exclusive WWRp Slaughterhouse Dropcloth

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The San Diego Comic-Con exclusives from ThreeA Toys this year were some of the harder to get items at Comic-Con. Due to their limited numbers, they sold out every day within an hour of the Con opening. Most of the time, the people who were lucky enough to get their hands on these exclusives had been lined up before the show opened. By some stroke of luck, I managed to pick up a ThreeA SDCC Exclusive WWRp Slaugtherhouse Dropcloth, and boy was I psyched!

First, some sad news. Upon opening my WWRp Dropcloth when I got home from SDCC, the right hip peg broke off from the robot’s pelvis. Imagine the horror! Such a hard to get figure, broken upon opening! (Pics of the break at the end of the review.) I contacted ThreeA right away and they have requested that I ship the figure to them to see if they can fix it. But before I ship this baby away to Hong Kong I decided I might as well take pics of it, as it might be a while until I either get it fixed or get a replacement.

Now that that’s out of the way let’s get to some pics!

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The WWRp Slaughterhouse Dropcloth is a 1/12th scale version of last year’s retailer exclusive 1/6 scale WWR Slaughterhouse Dropcloth. I only have the WWR Deimos Liberator to compare this Dropcloth to, but I have to say the scaling down of the Dropcloth from 1/6 to 1/12 scale translated really well.

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Awesome Ashley Wood artwork in front of the box! No frills for the packaging though, it’s just a box with a plastic tray inside that houses the figure, which is all an opener like me needs.

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I had been wondering where the name “Slaughterhouse 6” came from, perhaps it’s a reference to Kurt Vonnegut’s novel, “Slaughterhouse-5”, about an American Soldier (Billy Pilgrim) in World War II who gets captured by Germans and aliens, and travels through time. Or maybe the Dropcloth is simply just a butcher at Slaughterhouse #6 who went bat-crazy.

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All the trademark ThreeA qualities are present in this figure: insanely detailed sculpt and soft goods and awesome paint weathering and detail. All of the original articulation points of the bigger version are also present: ball-jointed head, wrists, hips and ankles, double ball-jointed shoulders, swivel biceps and waist, and hinged elbows and knees. There’s also the crazily articulated fingers on each hand.

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His left arm has some red painted details making them look like they’ve been bloodstained. ” First Blood ” is printed on the left forearm as well.

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Those hands are insane! I was super careful handling them though as they are quite small. Better be safe than sorry!

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The Slaughterhouse Droppie comes with 2 butcher knives, a handgun and a severed head. The sculpt and paint on all these accessories look great! I especially like the rusted look of the butcher knives! The severed head is also a nice touch, it serves as a gruesome trophy for this crazy Dropcloth. The head has a peghole at the base, methinks it may fit the body of a de Plume or a Tomorrow King. I didn’t try it on my Noir de Plume though, the price of these suckers makes me too careful with them. Wuss!

The cloth “dropcloth” is jam-packed with pockets and pouches. I haven’t had any luck opening the clasps for the bigger pouches though, they’re too tiny for my fingers to manipulate!

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Here’s some size comparisons with the 1/6 scale Deimos Liberator and some of the other figures in the WWRp line.

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Comparison pic with G.I. Joe Dusty and DCUC Batman for reference. Hopefully, that’ll give you an idea of how small those articulated hands are!

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Action Pic time! Unfortunately the broken leg limited my Droppie’s leg posability – but hey, we just had to suck it up!

Aside from the broken joint, all of the joints on my Slaughterhouse work well. The finger articulation does take some getting used to at this size. They tend to be looser due to the number of joints in those fingers, but not too loose that they can’t hold his accessories!

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As I mentioned at the beginning, here are pics of the breakage at the hips. I am not happy about the fact that I have to pay the shipping to send the broken fig to Hong Kong. I’ve asked if they would reimburse, no replies so far from Customer Service, but Gimbat from the ThreeA forums has informed me that customers in most cases foot the bill to send the fig to them. ThreeA then pays for the shipping to send it back to me.┬áIt’s really unfortunate, and I do hope ThreeA customer service pulls through for me!

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Breakage issue aside, I really love this figure and I can’t wait to see other colorways of this bot.

This figure was $40 at the Con, which may seem a bit more expensive considering the size of the figure in comparison with the Martins and Brambles, but I can see how this figure would be more costly due to the amount of articulation and detail included.

This figure is pretty much a preview of what to expect from future releases of the WWRp Dropcloth. If you ordered the Jungler or the Commando Uncles Dropcloth (the ones that came with some de Plumes), you can see what to expect. Although I do hope the breakage is not a sign of things to come.

Acquiring this particular Dropcloth will be tough. ThreeA had a sale recently of some SDCC Exclusives and they didn’t really last long (about 5-10 minutes, I think). Your best chance would be Ebay, but expect to pay high prices. I recommend waiting for some possible retail exclusives or future WWRp Dropcloth sales from Bambaland, I’m sure this bot will get a more than a couple of colorways before it’s all said and done.

Well that’s it for now, I’ll be saying goodbye for now to my Dropcloth as it makes it’s way to Hong Kong! Thanks for looking and I hope you all enjoyed the pics!

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2 thoughts on “San Diego Comic-Con 2011 – threeA Toys Exclusive WWRp Slaughterhouse Dropcloth”

  1. Since you might get an all new figure rather than a repaired one, and perhaps have paint stuck fingers or arm joints – wouldn’t it be cheaper to just repair the joint on your own? It looks much like the paint in the leg’s joint socket has glued the ball inside. Stuck parts/joints are always best to heat up first with a hairdryer and be gently moved a bit to see if anything is moving. Tamiya has some screws that have no ends and i see those easily placed with a dremel inside the ends of the broken joint. But yeah, try that customer service option, too. *sigh*

  2. Thanks for the advice Ralph, I think 3A will do what’s best and send me a proper one. Plus, I’ve already sent it so it’s too late!

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