Our pals at Spy Monkey Creations have got a new installment, the Golden Age, in the story of the Weaponeers of Monkaa running this week, in advance of new figures in the line becoming available next week. Once again, Nate Baertsch, aka Baena, is contributing the artwork for each of the chapters running daily. Enjoy!
Chapter 1: A New Era
It is a time of great tribulation for Monkaa. In the nearly decimated once great Gearo Citadel the battle between Empyreus, Lord of the Gearo, and Umbreus, the Bloodlust Tyrant, reaches its climax. Across Monkaa rifts are opening and closing at a fevered pitch. The native Gohlem, many creatures, and very fabric of the planet are thrown in and out of these dimensional rips in the space-time, changing the face of the planet forever. All is silent at the foot of the Great Spire, the highest peak on Monkaa, in this calm before the storm. Suddenly and violently a rift opens above the mighty mountain and a halo of light emerges. Within the light an object becomes clear. A helmet. No, not a helmet…. a crown. The Crown of Light. The very crown worn by Empyreus. It hovers for a moment, still and seething with energy. In a streak of blinding pure light it is drawn like iron to a lodestone, rushing to the foot of the mountain.
Drawn to a modest unmarked pile of stones, to the grave of The Great Gearion, Lord of Light.
Spy Monkey Creations had a bit of fun revealing their Weaponeers of Monkaa exclusive for Power-Con this upcoming weekend. In addition to a teaser shot and Masters of the Universe inspired cardback, they joked that a Mickey (from Rocky) / He-Man mashup was their replacement when the planned exclusive was lost in shipping.
Part of me wishes that He-Burgess was really available.
The Eternal Barbarian
Ok, we’ve had our bit of fun….
Here’s the real deal!
Behold! The Power-Con 2013 Weaponeers of Monkaa Exclusive Figure! The Eternal Barbarian!
These will be offered exclusively at Power-Con next Saturday and Sunday, September 14th & 15th in Torrance, CA at the Torrance Marriott. Includes a Deluxe painted Weaponeers of Monkaa action figure, a full assortment of extra heads in extra special paint ops, a matching Close Combat Armory, and a 4″x6″ mock card back. All for just $15!
As always, IF there is any left over stock they will be offered in our store during the next official drop. Keep in mind this is going to be an MOTU specific convention, teeming with MOTU specific fans. SO the best way to guarantee getting your hands on one, especially if you’re local, is to attend Power-Con! Click the link to purchase advanced tickets!!
In just a couple of hours Spy Monkey Creations will release their latest Weaponeers of Monkaa drop – the Lifespring figures and accessory sets. They’re all molded in glow in the dark and silver chrome materials for a very cool look. In addition, they’ll also have a small number of their San Diego Comic-Con exclusive figures – the Lord of War deluxe set and the WOMOMFG Gohlem, their collaboration with October Toys and their OMFG line. It all goes up for sale at Noon PST today, at the Spy Monkey Creations Store.
Are you excited for a new installment of the Weaponeers of Monkaa? The first chapter is up, and we’ll see new chapters every day this week.
Then, a new drop a week from Wednesday, including SDCC exclusives. Cool stuff!
Chapter 1: The Lost Gohlem
The landscape was silent. It was just before dawn, and very still in this brief moment between night and day. Suddenly there was a ripple in the air, a deafening crack, and then a blinding explosion of light and fury. When the dust settled there was a crater, jagged on the edges like the broken shell of an egg. At the center of the crater a hunched figure stirred and slowly rose. It was a Gohlem of Monkaa. However, this Gohlem was different. Tall and perfectly formed, he pulsed with the glow of raw power. This newly awakened Gohlem surveyed the land and skies around him, quickly discovering he was alone and that he had no idea where he was.
The Spy Monkey Creations Weaponeers of Monkaa line has some new additions today, with the introduction of the Bloodlust Series. The series introduces new colorways for Umbreus and the Gohlem as well as upping the number of Glyos-compatible parts that comes with each figure. In addition, they have announced the availability of two new obsidian weapons packs. These Glyos-compatible packs not only work with the Weaponeers, they also fit most 1/12 scale action figure lines.