Bertie Mk3 Mode A JEA
|Name||Bertie Mk3 Mode A JEA|
|Character Design||Ashley Wood|
|Toy Design||Ashley Wood|
Review by Prometheum5
Ashley Wood is an Australian artist most recognized for his Spawn comic book cover paintings, Hellspawn comic illustration work, Metal Gear Solid art, and Tank-Girl work. More recently he has spent a great deal of time on his original properties Zombies vs. Robots (vs. Amazons), Popbot, World War Robot, and the newest, Adventure Kartel, working with ThreeZero toys of Hong Kong to form the toy-making partnership ThreeA, through which Ashley’s original designs come to life. ThreeA toys are most recognizable by their incredible detail and weathered paintwork.
World War Robot is Wood’s near-future interplanetary war robot story. Earth is at war with its colony on Mars, and both sides are supplied their war machines by Rothchild Industries, based in an impregnable facility on Luna. World War Robot is the 1/6 scale line, and World War Robot Portable is the 1/12 scale line of the same designs.
The Bertie Mk3 is a heavy combat bot that comes in two variants, one for direct combat and one for suppressive fire support. ‘Mode A’ Bertie Mk3s are equipped with hand weapons, and ‘Mode B’ units feature two massive torso-mounted cannons. Bertie Mk3s have been released in WWR and WWRp.
Bertie Mk3s stand around nine inches tall in WWRp 1/12 scale, shown here next to a Glyos figure and a six inch 1/12 3A human.
This Bertie Mk3 Mode A is a Joint Earth Army (JEA) Yumiko Division machine, and has clearly seen some chop. The weathering is heavy and detailed. Barely discernable beneath the weathering on the body is the bot's name, 'Julian'. The wash is applied a bit thick in some places, but in general paints a convincing picture of a war machine that has had far too much asked of it. It’s one of my favorite 3A figures so far.
Bertie is made from vinyl and hard plastic, and features incredible articulation. Everything moves, including individually-jointed fingers, and everything is snug and smooth.
The pouches each mount to individual hooks, instead of being on a belt like on the Bertie Mk2. They come off occasionally when handling the figure, but they go right back on and really add to the look.
Individual fingers are fun!
Mustache Bertie gets all the ladies.
Charging up a…
Mode A Bertie Mk3s come with a bot-sized shotgun that looks dangerous. A squishy human can barely carry it.
Julian, however, can hold his cannon handily.
The slim body and super posable arms combine to make a really fun figure that can convincingly hold its weapon and strike a pose. The fatter, stumpier bots sometimes look a bit awkward holding their weapons, but this bot looks ready for tactical violence.
I love how this guy looks great taking aim. I don’t know if giant robots really need to line up the iron sights on their guns with their eye, but they still look cool doing it.
WWRp Bertie Mk3s retail for $70. A number of versions have been offered for preorder on Bambaland, and the JEA Mode A is the first to have shipped. I think there are a couple colors from the WWR release that still haven’t been offered in WWRp. The fullsize WWR Bertie Mk3s retailed for $250 and stand twenty inches tall. They are massive, but as far as I know everything above applies to them as well. I have a cannon version on preorder, so when that comes I’ll do another review and we’ll talk big guns.
|Posted 30 May, 2012 - 04:48 by Prometheum5|