All I can say is that neither company is making these figures fast enough for my liking, although the 3A Toys Judge Death does go up for pre-order next week. While it’s beautiful, I’m not sure if it’s a must-buy for me – I’m still plenty pleased with the Judge Death we got a few years ago in Legendary Comic Book Heroes from Marvel Toys (Toy Biz).
3A Toys furthers the World War Robot story line with two 1/6 scale SOTF figures – one is an update to the Dropcloth with 6 colorways, and the other is a new field mechanic with 3 colorways. The figures maintain the level of articulation and detail we expect from 3A, but feature a cleaner aesthetic perhaps indicative that the next stage of robot/human warfare has moved out of the trenches and is more surgical and precise. Of course, I have no idea what SOTF stands for, so I’m just going by what I see here. I’ve also included some pics of the Mule and Bertie bots (not on sale today) in the Civic Defense colorway.
The Dropcloth 1.5 figures go for $160 individually. There’s a commander and 5 versions of the guard, packed randomly. You can also get all six for $860 in the six-pack. The mechanics go for $140 each, and the desert colorway is a 3AA exclusive. You can pre-order them at Bambaland, 3A’s online store.
ThreeA Toys has got an army of MEGO-inspired humanoids available for pre-order at Bambaland. For fans who missed out on earlier 1/6 and 1/12 scale releases, 3AGO has included some of the mainstays from the World War Robot and Tomorrow King universes in a new 8-inch format. The MEGO proportions really complement these figures, and at $45 a pop, they’re priced like their smaller 1/12 scale counterparts.
3A Toys is releasing the extremely popular Meat is Murder set from the World War Robot line, this time in 1/12 Portable scale. The pre-order opens up this evening at 6PM PST, with two sets available at Bambaland (but be prepared for surprise drops). The regular set includes an impressive five figures – a Grunt, 2 Squares, a Dropcloth, and an Armstrong – all in the JEA Marine MiM colorway, for $160. The second set is exclusive to 3AA members and adds a Harold for $200 total – but remember 3AA members get a 15% discount.
The second phase of 3A Toys’ World War Robot franchise begins today, with the pre-order of the WWR EVOL Marquis de Plume. For the time-zone challenged, that takes place on Bambaland starting at 8PM EST today. The Marquis de Plume will cost $130 (includes shipping), and 3AA members will be able to pre-order an exclusive set with a Prey Box for $15 more. No official pics yet of the Prey Box, but 3A says it will be different from the one shipped as a bonus in 2013’s 3AA membership kit to folks who’ve been members since its inception.
3A will also have two Marquis de Plume t-shirts available. Price has not been revealed, but they’re typically priced like the ones you get at rock concerts – in other words, get ready to empty your wallets. As Eminem rapped – love is evil (spell it backwards). Profound.