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.
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.
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.
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. ^^;
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 threeawiki.com and Good Smile