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Jul 01, 2018

3A Celebrates A Decade of Toys with Ashtro Lad (7.2)

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3A is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with the just launched Ashtro Lad 16” vinyl figure from Ashley Wood. The homage to the iconic manga character debuts in  three editions – the full color Anniversary edition, a nearly all black Coal edition, and the gid TRO GLOW which is a 3AA Member exclusive.

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Each is available now from Bambaland for pre-order for  $250 (includes worldwide shipping) through July 9th. Since the original Nom de Plume back in 2008,  Ashley Wood and crew have made 3A one of the clear go-to brands in the art toy world – congrats on a decade of toys.

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DKE at SDCC: Five Fabulous Figures Announced So Far

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DKE Toys has started to reveal their SDCC 2018 lineup featuring top notch art action figures (‘bootleg’ still has a certain charm).  This year they are planning on 24 drops, in addition to their previously announced Space Rat project which combines vintage Salacious Crumb figures with eleven different artist backing boards.  All of these releases will be available from the DKE booth [#5045]

So far they’ve announced five figures—four of which are Lucas inspired.  Let’s start with Stripewok (above) from Little Lazies.  This colorful Ewok homage is sculpted by hand in polymer clay to give it a distinct presence.  Limited to 30 signed and numbered pieces, each figure is sculpted by the artist and will be available for $55.

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Speaking of Ewoks, DKE will also release Skipbro Toys’ Ewokalypse Now resin figure ($55, 3.75” scale, 30 s/n pieces) featuring gorgeous card art from David Withers.  For another Star Wars vision, Jim Mahfood brings his over-the-top style with Wookie Hash Pipe: Chewbee ($100, 3.75”, 50 s/n pieces) – the card art is amazing.

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Going all in on the art action figure concept, Manly Art’s unique, hand-painted character portraits for Cantina Denizen ($150) brings us back to the gloriously dark and seedy world of gamblers, smugglers and bounty hunters. Each of the 24 signed and numbered glittery green resin figures features a different, hand-painted character portrait on the backing card.  Rounding out the first five, 3001: A Lad In Space ($75, 3.75” scale, 50 s/n pieces) from Lazarus Toys brings us layers upon layers with  David Bowie as Major Tom by way of Kubrick’s space opus. This one is a collective effort designed and painted by Galactic Jerkbag, hand cast by DLLCustoms, with head sculpt by Tyler Ham, card art  from Michael A.C. Rebey and card printing by Kevin Malone.

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Jerome Lu -- SDCC Exclusive Shao Lu The Strong Jade

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Jerome Lu has several releases lined up for this year’s SDCC including the return of Shao Lu the Strong.  The Jade Edition of the 3.25” resin figure has a realistic marbled texture and will be available for $50 from his Hyperactive Monkey booth [#5640].  First released at DCON 2017 in an OG colorway, Shao Lu  features a stout sculpt from Macsorro.

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