Classic 2000AD Character Brought to "Smushing" Life by threeAToys
By The Editor
Feb 28, 2011 - 3:17
One of the all-time classic characters from the pages of 2000 AD is being brought to life by threeAToys.
Mongrol is the first in a series of 1/6th figures of the ABC Warriors – a band of renegade robots designed to fight a future war and able to withstand 'Atomic', 'Bacterial' and 'Chemical' warfare – by renowned toys creators threeAToys.
Known for his brutal catchphrase „Mongrol smush!‟, the immensely strong battle-droid is always itching for a fight. Standing at 30cm high, and with a shoulder width of 35cm, this fully articulated figure will make a thrilling addition to any fans‟ collection.
This exclusive Mongrol figure will go on sale from threeA online and to retailers on Monday 28 February for a recommended retail price is US $250. There will also be a „stealth‟ Black Mongrol exclusively available through Bambaland.com
While most threeA toys go on sale for limited periods, Mongrol's ordering window is to be left open – giving fans of both 2000 AD and stunning-looking toys a much better chance to get their hands on this fantastic piece.
Based out of Hong Kong, threeA is a toy, poster, print and clothing production house owned by Ashley Wood and Kim Fung Wong, known for its popular high-end toys of Woods‟ own comic book creations and now licensed 2000 AD characters. Wood is an internationally recognised master of the comic art and has worked on 2000 AD‟s most famous character, Judge Dredd.
Matt Smith, editor of 2000 AD, said:
“2000 AD has produced some of the most innovative and famous characters in comic book history. So for threeA, a company with such a good reputation for making quality toys, to produce figures based on them is a match made in heaven for us.
“Mongrol is one of the classic characters from 2000 AD and it‟s great to see him brought him to life like this, fit for any discerning fan‟s home.”
Ashley Wood said:
"The upcoming release of Mongrol is a watershed moment for me personally and for 3A – 2000 AD was a driving force in inspiring me to become an artist, and now being able to work with Rebellion to bring all the great characters into the world of toys is an honor!”
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