Enjoy a few photos of what went down this year at C2E2 in Chicago! This convention may have started small, but it’s gotten very large, very fast.
With the growth of 3A Toys’ licensed products, there’s been a lot of new brands coming on board, like the most recent Microman / Micronauts line. But that hasn’t stopped Ashley Wood from mixing it up with its mainstay brands. Here’s three twists from 3A that are new for 2014:
- WWR EVOL – announced nearly half a year ago, EVOL represents the second act in the World War Robot story. As such, expect some new factions and colorways to join or replace the ones we’ve seen in WWR thus far. We’re likely to see EVOL releases in the regular 1/6 and 1/12 scales. Marquis de Plume is the first announced figure from the EVOL line, in 1/6 scale. I’ve always thought the WWR line was a bit heavy on the pouches, but Marquis would give any Rob Liefeld-designed character a run for the money – if money were pouches.
- 3AGO – back in September, 3A announced 3AGO, a tribute to the classic MEGO line of figures. This new 8-inch line will span the 3A brands – looks like the first releases will include Nom de Plume from WWR and a Tomorrow King. The TK will be available, likely in extremely limited quantities, at New York Toy Fair. Ash has said this first run of 3AGO will have some issues, but I doubt that will stop the Legionnaires from snatching these up.
- 3A Adventure (the ThreeA Digital Comic Magazine) – the toys were born out of Ashley Wood’s artwork, so the foray into a digital comic featuring the 3A brands takes it full circle. While no launch date is set, the ambitious plan is to publish 3A Adventure monthly and for free (at least digitally). Ash will be collaborating with 3A Legionnaire and artist extraordinaire BRiZL – if you’ve been a 3A fan and enjoyed the artwork that gets produced by the community during each product drop, you’ve probably seen a bunch of BRiZL’s stuff. How cool is that?
It was way back during San Diego Comic-Con in 2011 that Ashley Wood revealed that 3A Toys had picked up the license for Microman, setting off a bit of frenzy from fans of the Micronauts. It had been several years before Jerry Macaluso had attempted to bring back Micronauts while he was still with SOTA Toys, and fans of the property were eager for something. But following the announcement, there was almost no 3A Toys Microman activity, until today.
3A revealed pictures of the first wave of Microman figures, which consists of several colorways of String Divers. The figures will be in 1/12 scale, and will feature a removable respirator. More info to follow, as they’ve just revealed the images at this point.
In AFP’s Border Patrol, we scour active eBay auctions for customized action figure that you won’t want to let slip by!
Micronauts with Comics – now, as customs these are just ok, but do find the auction interesting in light of the news that Hasbro will be relaunching Micronauts in 2010 – with Hasbro holding Marvel license too, might we see some of these fan favorites at long last? – ends Nov 07, 200917:12:13 PST