threeA’s World War Robots (WWR)

threeA Square WWR

Aside from designer vinyl, anime figures, plushies and all things cute, I have this utter fascination for robots. To me they possess an unexplainable charm that leaves me rather spellbound sometimes.

I’ve been curious about threeA Toys and their WWR line since I saw it on the Good Smile website early this year. Then when I read again about the DTAs, I found out that threeA won the Manufacturer of the Year award and Ashley Wood, the co-owner and designer won the Artist of the Year award. That piqued my curiosity even more and thought that I’d stop living under a rock for a while and learn more about this cool company who makes awesome wobots.

threeA Bertie MK 1 Squad

After a bit of browsing, I found out that threeA is a Hong Kong based company founded in 2008 by Ashley Wood and Kim Fung Wong. threeA develops and manufactures designer toys, posters, books, prints and clothing based on characters and paintings usually created and designed by Ashley Wood.

Then there’s WWR which stands for World War Robot. The WWR figures are 1/6th scale toys of the various bots and humans of the WWR Universe, while their smaller WWRp (World War Robot portable) counterparts are at 1/12th scale. These figs are based on the WWR graphic novel illustrated and written by Ashley Wood and TP Louise about a fictional war in the 1980-1990s.

WWR and WWRp size comparison

The details in these customs are amazing! I’m a huge fan of weathering and battle damaged effects and they have all that and more. But I tell ya, these babies are not cheap, they cost hundreds of dollars and the Squares (cover photo), in blind boxes cost around $35 a pop. Check out the threeA catalog here.

threeA Big Red Large Martin WWR

threeA Japanese Defence Force Set WWR
I was actually thinking of getting this Wonfes Summer exclusive WWRp JDF Large Martin and Square but I wasn’t able to hit the order button since the toy budget cut. ^^;

threeA Square MK 2 WWR

The robots are actually evolving if you’ll take a look at the Square MK2, which is the newer set, they actually have extended legs. I would definitely buy at least one or two of the Squares when I get the chance someday. I like those with shorter ‘legs’ better because they look cuter. Lol. I wonder if threeA will come up with DIY WWR…

So there you have it, awesome robots by threeA. Care to share your robot stories?

Images via and Good Smile

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10 Responses to “threeA’s World War Robots (WWR)”

  1. Fabrice says:

    They are super cute!
    if i can, i would definetely get my hands on those boxed robots you showed in the first picture.

    The third picture as well is funny, haha the small one! XD

    unfortunately have none, but im sure in the future ill get my hands on one.

    1. xine says:

      IKR! Robots are indeed pretty cool especially these guys.
      Will look forward to your robot review then. ^^

  2. Yi says:

    Ooh very cute robots. Love the grungy paintjob too. Very very nice. Love those cube thingies!

    1. xine says:

      Squares are super adorable! Love them too, hopefully soon I’ll be able to get one, or two. Lol.

  3. chubbybots says:

    Wow….I’ll love to have this guys on my table! Another great find from you Xine!

    By the way, just want to ask what got you into the robot genre in the first place haha.

    1. xine says:

      That would be so cool, right?

      Come to think of it, I don’t exactly remember why I like robots so much but I sure did watch those re-runs of Voltes V, Votron when I was little. I also did enjoy the likes of Ghost in the Shell, Code Geass, Appleseed… so I guess it was anime. ^^

  4. Nopy says:

    I’ve “designed” a few robots in my high school years, but nothing as fancy as these ones. I like how they have a more beat-up and rusty look rather than a sterile white or silver.

    1. xine says:

      Really? Cool. Do you still have them?

      Yeah, those abrasions and rust add some sort of drama to the figs.

  5. h4mster says:

    Yup..threeA is like the new popular guy in school. Their limited number is what making it so expensive. I’ve been wanting to get one but still got no chance (and money) to do so :p

    1. xine says:

      I’ll probably get WWRps since they’re a lot less expensive than their big counterparts. I’m hoping to find one locally to avoid the ridiculous shipping/custom costs but that could be a long shot though.

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