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SDCC 2013: ThreeA - Valve, Halo and other licenses

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A video game fan's dream, and their bank account's nightmare

Parked inside IDW's booth for another year is ThreeA Toys, and instead of bringing a ton of figures like they did last year, the ThreeA crew have opted for the "less is more" approach. In particular, they've brought a ton of new prototypes to the show. That includes some figures that are making their big debut here in San Diego, and at least one of them is a very notable face ... or helmet.

Hit the jump for some of the details on the new licensed figure prototypes that were on display!

On the Valve side of things, Atlas and P-Body were of course at the SDCC booth, but joining them were two newcomers: the Team Fortress 2: Mann vs. Machine Robot Heavy and debuting Robot Pyro. Both come with their respective weapons of choice (mini-gun and flamethrower) and appear to have as much articulation as you might normally expect to see crammed in a ThreeA figure. Robot Heavy's jaw even hinges open and closed; an unexpected but still cool feature. No release date has been announced as they're still being worked on and refined, but there's no way in heck I don't eventually pick them up. Damn my TF2 fandom ...

You can stop e-mailing Ashley Wood, Halo fans: Master Chief is coming to the 1/6-scale line, and he'll be joined by Emile A239 (a.k.a. Noble 4) from Halo: Reach. No accessories were on display with Chief, and Emile was carrying a shotgun in hand at the booth that seem pretty well sculpted. Like the TF2 figures, no release date on these yet, but they should be priced around the same range as Commander Carter was (the US$200 price range).

Finally, there's the Lost Planet 2 license to discuss. ThreeA's already revealed the GAH-41BSL Baylid and GTF-11 Drio Vital Suit before, but this is the first time they've been in the U.S. Again, like all the other figures, they're prototype designs pending final approval, but the detailing on these look wonderful. If not for the display cards, you might easily mistake them for something that ThreeA was putting out as an original piece, as they have that raw mechanical look and grimy, worn-down and weathered feel to them.


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Brian Szabelski is Tomopop's Editor-in-Chief, stuck with an ever-growing collection of figures and toys. When he's not posting on Tomopop, he can usually be found working on any number of project... more + disclosures


 



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