Wednesday, December 12, 2012

What's next?

What's next?  Something.  What shape that "something" will take remains to be seen.

Stay tuned for more details...

Saturday, September 29, 2012

3A Podcast, episode 33: The AP Revolution!

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Episode 33: The AP Revolution!

Hello threeA fans!  This is Eric, welcoming you to episode 33 of the threeA radio podcast. This episode, I'm joined by some special guests to discuss a phenomenon I like to call "The AP Revolution".  To paraphrase Gil Scott Heron, The Revolution might not be televised, but it most definitely will be PODCASTED.

This episode starts off with a brief history of the Action Figure.  Did you know that the term didn't even exist before 1964?  Listen, and find out how an idea sparked by a casual glance at an art-supply store evolved into a phenomenon that has captured the imagination of both the young and the young at heart.

We then jump directly into a round-table discussion of how threeA's Action Portable line is blowin' up, featuring some HARD-CORE fans of the line:  Martin, aka Tigerfeet of the threeA forum, long-time Legion Member and artist/customizer MrMunk71, The FWOOSH forum moderator and blog writer Cannonball, and threeA Radio's own Yama86.


Official threeA Forum-

"childhood toys" interlude by comedian Nate Bargatze

The FWOOSH action figure forum-

Monday, July 30, 2012

EPICsode 32

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This episode, the gang & I get together for the threeA 4th anniversary drop, and discuss the cool new Deplume tribute figures, NOM 4th and NOM 27.

While counting down the minutes until the sale went live, we reminisce about the past 4 years of threeA collecting.

Discussion strays a bit onto my personal favorite topic: Action Portable Tomorrow Kings!

This episode also features a very cool review of the 12 inch Rothchild figure by Solodice.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Episode 31: The Circle Is Now Complete

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I'm a hard-core Star Wars fan. When I first saw the original film way back in '77, my young mind was freakin' BLOWN. For the longest time, Star Wars has dominated my toy collecting.

1977: folks line up to have their minds BLOWN by a new movie called "Star Wars."

That all changed one day when I was browsing the online forum of a Star Wars fan-site called Star Wars Action News. There was a thread there entitled "The Random Toy Picture Thread", which was used by forum members to share photos of their non-Star Wars figures. As I was scrolling through the photos, I came across an image that stopped me in my tracks: A strange, super-weathered robot figure with semi-cartoonish features, but an incredibly realistic paint job.

After I picked my jaw up off of the floor, I started asking about the photo. What IS that? And where can I get one?!? I soon learned that the image was called a "Bertie", and was produced by a company co-owned by the comic artist Ashley Wood.

The rest is history. My Star Wars collecting screeched to a halt, and my threeA addiction began.

Fast forward to the summer of 2011: While visiting the threeA booth at San Diego Comic Con, I witness something that immediately took me back to my childhood collecting days: 6-inch Star Wars figure prototypes, produced by threeA!

1:12 scale threeA Star Wars prototypes at San Diego Comic Con, 2011.

threeA Boba Fett vs. 3.75 inch Star Wars figure size comparison

It was like the famous line that Vader says to Obi-Wan in Star Wars:

"The circle is now complete."

It was Star Wars that led me to threeA collecting, and now, threeA had led me back to my love of Star Wars.

It turns out the prototypes were being used by Ashley Wood in an attempt to secure licensing rights to produce 6-inch scale Star Wars figures. Unfortunately, the deal didn't go through, and the plan was put on hold...

Months later, the Boba Fett prototype was offered up as 1st prize in a contest held by Ashley Wood. And, lo and behold, I actually won the thing!

Boba Fett prototype, before opening:

In this episode of the podcast, I basically geek the fuck out over the figure in an on-air unboxing & review of the figure with Podcast Team members Devours, Yama86, and Chasbrock, plus special guest tracerFIRE.


This episode also features a roundtable discussion of the Bambaland Store Reventure drop and the feelings of Emo that it inspired in some fans. We also drift a bit off topic to discuss a few other topics, including scars we earned in childhood and as always, how freakin' cool TKs are.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Episode 30

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3Aradio podcast SMUSH!!!

Welcome to episode 30 of the podcast. In this one, we take a dip into uncharted waters and take a look at the world of the ABC Warriors, a series that was born from the U.K. comic anthology 2000A.D. Ashley Wood is such a fan of the series, he's acquired rights to produce figures for threeA.

We start things off with an unboxing/review of the 1/12 Hong Kong Reventure exclusive Mongrol figure.

This thing is fucking COOL. In fact, it's one of the coolest figures I've purchased from threeA this year. A version in the same scale, but wearing the paint-scheme featured in the comics is coming, so keep your eyes on the production blog. When this thing drops, you're gonna want to grab it!

This episode also features a return of one of my favorite segments: threeA Legion Spotlight. This time, we present an extended segment courtesy of Chasbrock featuring a really cool Legion member who goes by the handle TRACERfire.

UPDATE: 1/12 Standard Mongrol is on the way!!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

threeA radio podcast episode 29

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This episode, I share my experiences navigating Bamba with an unscripted recording of the Reventure exclusives drop from May 6th, 2012.

Reventure Excluxive: Tomorrow King

Reventure exclusive: Lady Sham

Reventure Exclusive: 1/12 Mongrol

Then, the gang and I talk about flipping, re-selling, and the differences between the two. The conversation then drifts to a discussion on Ashley Wood art-prints, spiced with the usual bouts of threeA geeking-out.

Ashley Wood print "There"

Promo spot: Anomaly Podcast

Interlude "Predator: The Musical (The REMIX). Original version HERE

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Episode 28

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Submitted for your approval: A brand-new episode of the threeA radio podcast!

This episode marks the return of the threeA radio podcast team, and features a special guest: Sail of the threeA Legion!

Tune in, and you will hear us discuss the latest threeA MEGA-EVENT: ReVENTURE!

Some of the cool shit available at ReVenture:


2 g
irls, 1 bot?

Original Ashley Wood pen & ink art!


Forget about slim-shadey. How 'bout FAT-SHADEY!

Life-sized Tomorrow King masks!


We'll also discuss some of the unique cuisine available in Hong Kong:


Exclusive: Shit-Mood LADY SHAM!

Special guest-star: Sail!


This episode also includes a nice dose of geeking out over the mini-bertie 12 and 20 packs!

caricature by BRiZL

Do you collect threeA? Are you a fan of Ashley Wood's art? THEN YOU ARE PART OF THE threeA LEGION!

Interact with your brothers & sisters at the official forum, located at

While there, please take a moment to check out the threeA radio podcast thread, and leave any comments, questions, or requests.

And of course, you're gonna want to subscribe via iTunes