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SDCC 2016: 3A

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Grungy mecha and original creations

When I asked the 3A rep what was new for this year, he basically introduced me to every single thing on display. You can see that their artistic vision is still intact, but they've tackled more and more licensed properties over the years.

For starters there are the Destiny figures. Not only do the figures look great, I'd also love to have a few of those weapon accessories in my collection. Next up are a pair of Optimus Prime figures. The Michael bay version is fine but 3A brought a weathered, grittier take on the classic design. It hits all the right notes, preserving the nostalgia of the classic design while not looking overly simplistic or cartoonish.

If you're looking for completely original work, check out the selection of T.O.T.E.M. Thugs in their 8 in. figure line. I think of these along the same lines as designer vinyl, where an artist can bring several different  designs using the same basic shape. Except grungy mecha are much more appealing to me than Dunnies.


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Tianxiao Ma
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