MWOTR heading to Japan!

First off Lee and I hope that you enjoyed Volume III if you have not read it before. We felt it brought the Ulric/Sheldon angle to a satisfying conclusion and clearly showed what side a number of the characters are on. Our world is so much larger then you have seen to date and the comics will begin to explore there, the AWF is not the only federation that exists and you will see that and more in upcoming issues.

We don’t have all the specifics yet but we sent quite the assortment of all our products (rings, playmats, figures, comics) to a new retail partner in Tokyo yesterday! Its just another part of our retail expansion that has been taking place over the past few months.

If all goes well Japanese fans should be able to pick any of our products up at the Wonder Festival next weekend

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When we have more specific information we will post it, but we are VERY excited as getting our stuff into the Japanese market! That has been one of our biggest goals since it is the home where the minifigure craze started with what we know as M.U.S.C.L.E. here in the US but originally was Kinnikuman in Japan.

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MWOTR Volume 3 : Pages 21-30

Who will win the AWF Heavyweight Championship, find out in these final pages!

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MWOTR Volume 3 Pages 11-20

The battle between Widowmaker and Sheldon Sabre for the AWF Heavyweight Championship heats up in this set of pages

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MWOTR Volume 3 Pages 1-10

Now that all the January prototype orders have shipped containing this comic I will upload it in 3 parts. This comic ties up Year 1’s storyline and sets the stage for Year 2 which Lee is currently working on. From now on we intend to make each issue 30-40 pages with a anthology release at the end of each “saga”.

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BIO: TALOS

Talos is one of my favorites, he was designed after my best friend Richard and imho still remains one of Jazyl’s best interpretations of my original concept designs.

Some of this bio references events in Issue 3 of the MWOTR Comic Book, so if you have not picked it up or are eagerly awaiting your copy then keep possible spoilers in mind. We will be uploading the comic images later this week a few pages at a time

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Heading into the studio in 2 weeks!

Its been quite some time since we took a visit to the studio to see Marty, Josh and Adam. We will be going down there the week of the 19th and should have some neat pics to show off

We are working on quite a bit of things, preliminary planning for Series 3, Volumes 4 and 5 of the Comic Book and some other side projects which involve brand expansion. We may even reveal one or two of the newest projects that weekend 😉

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Planning our 2015 Convention Schedule

We have begun planning for our 2015 Con Circuit and here is the tentative first half  tour:

March 2015 KCPCC (Kansas City, MO)
3/27-3/29 ECCC (Seatlle, WA)
4/24-4/26 C2E2 (Chicago, IL)
6/12-6/14 Wizard World Des Moines (Des Moines, IA)

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We still may be traveling to some cities in 2014, we are looking at 2-3 Conventions to promote Series 2 of MWOTR but since that all depends on production we have nothing to announce right now

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Always working on new things

As we have said before when you see something revealed its usually been in the works for months, even as we speak we are working on figures for our 3rd mold which has an ETA of Spring 2015 at this point (timeline shifts as the 2nd mold goes further into production) and some other interesting projects along the way.

Here are two images I received this week from the studio in Kansas City, we all know Lapin Loco was seen at Kansas City and Chicago, but why would Josh be working on them again?

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And in that second picture can anyone guess who that is?

 

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Variant Cover for MWOTR Trade Paperback

June 19th was my 36th Birthday and so I decided to take some time off from business, in that time I received a birthday gift from Jazyl. It was too awesome to not share and so I decided to use it on a small number of prints in the upcoming Reissue of the sold out Trade Paperback.

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Bio: Takeshi Sumo

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Now that we are getting more and more into Legends backgrounds we will be adding more updates to our History of the AWF Championship page and this will ultimately tie into a comic Lee and I have planned for later this year or early Spring 2015

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