Square^2 Mk2 EMGY
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 Square^2 Mk2 is the latest in the Square^2 line of telemetry and field-reconnaissance bots. They feature extended legs for improved mobility over the original Square^2. A large selection of Square^2 Mk2s are available in WWR scale, and a limited set of WWRp Square^2 Mk2s was an exclusive at the recent 3A ReVEnture Hong Kong show.
Square^2 Mk2s stand around five inches tall in a neutral stance, but can extend up or crouch down a great deal. The body is made from vinyl and the legs are hard plastic. They are articulated at the waist, hips, and two points in the legs, and everything is tight and smooth.
There’s about a dozen Square^2 Mk2 versions floating around, and this one is the EMGY bot. It is technically from a different unit that my EMGY Dropcloth, but they still look good together with their dirty yellow and bold black decals.
Squares are simple toys, but they are fun and posable, and show off 3A’s painting expertise to good effect.
Square^2 Mk2s also make excellent seats.
Squares are inessential on their own, but make great foils for the larger bots and human figures. The original Square^2s have shot up in price in recent years, but the Mk2s can still be had for near or just above retail if you poke around. They were $50 originally, with a couple multi-pack limited versions that go for more.
|Posted 21 June, 2012 - 06:15 by Prometheum5|