Weekend Toy Run: ThreeA Toys Portal 2 ATLAS and P-body On Sale Today Only

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We’re on a little Spring Break this week but news of a 3A Toys Portal 2 sale had me drop in for an early edition of Weekend Toy run. The 1/6 scale Portal 2 ATLAS and P-body are on sale at Entertainment Earth for $150 each, with free shipping, today only. This is a damn good deal – they are listed at $199.99 regularly, and this sale price even beats the one that was available to 3AA members when they were up for pre-order directly from 3A back in May last year.

The super-articulated figures stand 11 and 12 inches tall and feature LED lights (with a boot-up sequence), handheld Portal devices, and removable torso sections. If you’re a Portal fan and missed these the first time around, here’s your chance!

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SDCC 2013: NECA – Marvel, DC, Video Games, Movies and TV

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With its expansion into quarter scale figures, NECA has been able to add Marvel and DC movies (even the Batman classic TV series spawned a movie) to its impressive array of licensed action figures. They continue to own classic movies from my youth in the 7-inch scale, expanding its Alien, Predator, Robocop, Gremlins, and more. With the Lone Ranger, Kick-Ass, and Pacific Rim, they’re getting their piece of modern hits too.

On the video game front, they seem focused on Valve games. It’s interesting that they’re Valve split the figure license between NECA and 3A Toys – NECA has 7-inch scale and 3A has 12-inch. The Portal 2 robots are an example of figures that will be available in both scales. With Team Fortress 2, NECA has a broader assortment.

Fans of Playmates’ World of Springfield figures get a new assortment of Simpsons, as NECA has partnered with Fox on a line of 25 of the most iconic guest stars to celebrate 25 seasons of the long-running series. [/Ron]

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ThreeA Toys Valve Portal 2 P-body Preview

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When 3A Toys picked up a license from Valve, the video game developers for hit franchises like Counter Strike, Team Fortress, and Left 4 Dead, my mind reeled with the possibilities. After all, there are a lot of synergies – army men and zombies? When the first Valve-related products came out, the Team Fortress Sandvich and the Portal Companion Square (eBay links), I was hoping for more. Granted, those items were both extremely popular, but didn’t feel like they were leveraging all that 3A could do.

That changes with the upcoming Portal 2 Atlas P-body figures. These two are within another of 3A’s wheelhouses – robots – and really have a wow factor to them. They’re 1/6 scale figures, are fully loaded with insane articulation, LED lights, and handheld Portal generators. No prices yet, but I’m betting these will sell like gangbusters.

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WebSwipe: New ThreeA Toys Licenses at Beast Kingdom Toys in Taiwan by Figure Hobby Club

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I’d love to get to all the toy shows around the world – right now 3A Toys has a toy / art show going on at Beast Kingdom Toys in Taipei, Taiwan. In addition to the massive displays of World War Robot, Adventure Kartel, and Popbot, I was excited to see some new prototypes and figures from some of the newer licenses that they’ve acquired. Chinese site Figure Hobby Club was there to capture these shots, and they’ve got not one, but two massive threads of all the action at the show.

I’ve grabbed a couple of shots of the new Real Steel, Valve (Portal), and other figures that stood out. In particular, the Capcom prototypes were really illustrative of the kind of work 3A can do that is not 3a-styled, if you know what I mean. Should give some ideas on what we might see (or not see) with respect to the Marvel license.

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