Pixel Dan reviews the Playmat!

We brought back a small handful of playmats from the Con, they are available now in the Studio Store

Once they sell out I will reorder more stock since we have received such a great and positive response!

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C2E2 Coverage starts now! Big news!

We had an extraordinary time at C2E2 this past weekend, the city of Chicago welcomed us with open arms.

There were tons of cool kids who embraced our toys and we hope we see them again. There was a cake made for us by Gabriel Barragan and his wife Erika to celebrate all that has happened to our lines in the first year.

And we showed off for the very first time the sculpt of Ulric Wolfrom 3.0, we will have more in depth coverage of him coming in the next few days that explain all the differences between his prior sculpts and this one that is headed for our second series of PVC

And the biggest news of all! After a few months of conversations that Marty “THEGODBEAST” Hansen had on our behalf as a toy promoter with the owner of Rotofugi Kirby Kerr, we met at C2E2 and he has agreed to sell Mystical Warriors of the Ring in his incredible designer toy store!! For those in the designer toy industry this is huge news, it will increase our customer reach and introduce us to an entirely new audience who might not know about us 🙂 So HUGE thanks to both Marty “THEGODBEAST” Hansen for his intense behind the scenes work and to Kirby Kerr for helping us achieve one of our goals to expand our market reach!!

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Never heard of Rotofugi?

Rotofugi Designer Toy Store & Gallery, established in July 2004, is located on the border of Chicago’s Lincoln Park and Lakeview neighborhoods in a beautiful vintage building. Since opening, Rotofugi has grown to become one of the world’s premier sellers of designer toys from artists all over the world. Rotofugi features a diverse selection of vinyl figures, capsule toys, plush and more from both eastern and western designers. The adjoining Rotofugi Gallery features monthly art exhibits by a range of both local and nationally known artists.

Located at 2780 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois , you can reach them at (773) 868-3308

And to top off the weekend I got to meet my idol and probably my favorite wrestler of all time, the wait was grueling (we had to wait 4 hours standing to see him) but it was well worth it and I would do it again! He was super nice even and spent some time talking to me even though I was so exhausted I probably made for a pathetic fan.

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Ready for C2E2!

Everything is boxed and packed, all our exclusives and pvc product is waiting to find new homes!

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We will try to update over the weekend, but recent hacker attacks have caused our server to be accessed from only certain IP addresses so that might not be possible till we return. In the event we can’t post be sure to check our instagram account and our company Facebook page for picture updates throughout the weekend.

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C2E2 Price List

Starting on Friday we will be at C2E2 in booth #750 as part of “The Block” being hosted by the always awesome Nerd City!

We will have our entire arsenal of sculpts past and present, the AWF title belt life sized and WIP miniature, and a host of product to introduce new fans to MWOTR!

For those coming we will have

  • Full production playmats, 10″ x 15″ , full color,  and 1/8″ thick rubber bottomed for roll up and rugged play $10.00
  • PVC 3 Packs in Pearlescent Green $9
  • PVC 3 Packs in Metallic Black (known as Gunmetal) $9
  • Generations 5″ Lion in single color $50
  • Generations 5″ Lion color separated to represent each character $100
  • Rings with our GiTD ropes $5
  • MWOTR Anthology, 65pg Trade Paperbacks $5
  • Tembo Jiwe 2.5″ Urethane Prototypes: Black to Clear Thermal Color Change, Metallic Black, and Gold $30

The Trade Paperbacks and Production Playmats will be while supplies last, if they sell out we will decide to reorder them for the TrueCast studio store.

Tembo Jiwe will be EXTREMELY limited, the lowest production run we have ever done solely due to the time and care needed to make each one (he is almost 7 parts) so once he is sold out he will not be available again till after the Convention and then only one run of figures will be made.

The Generations Lions we will have 2 full sets of color separated Lions (so 2 of each character), once they are sold out they are sold out. We have had a great many requests for them and have already sold out of Alberto once online as well as just sold out of the single colored Purple edition.

We will also be openly discussing our next series of PVC production, so if you have any questions feel free to ask me at the Con! Who knows a certain former Heavyweight Champion might make an appearance at the Con or online in his new PVC only version 😉

 

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New 8-Bit MWOTR Imagery by Spritemare

Brent Tucker from Spritemare.com is back with 2 more 8-Bit MWOTR Characters. This time we get a look at Goliath and Leo

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Hellish Holidays Prototype figures first look!

The made to order prototype figures are now here and will be shipping to those who ordered them in January, here is a quick first look at them, not seen is the ticket. These should be shipping by Monday

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Dork Dimension looks at the MWOTR Playmat

Our friend Nate Newell over at Dork Dimension gives a nice overview of the AWF Playmat we will have on sale for C2E2

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Minifigure scaled title belt WIP

People should know by now that the MWOTR team always has projects in motion, but certain projects take longer then others.

PVC production for example can take 3-5 months once we have all the sculpts finalized and tooled, but that does not count the time it takes to sculpt the original pieces and ready them to be sent to China (that can take 4-6 months).

We just showed off the Generations Lion’s which took from Late Oct-last week (so ~5 months) and the AWF Production Playmats which took about 2 months.

So what else have we been working on? The latest project we are excited to show off is the in scale AWF Heavyweight Championship of course 🙂

If you remember last September I showed off the life size AWF Heavyweight Title made for us by Pro-Am Belts.

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We use this display piece at our conventions, but in reality it served as a starting point for our 2″ scale belt. Even though the design of the physical belt is slightly different, it helps to have an actual title plate to look at so that it sits right on the characters of different size.

Using a render from the original design , our partner Josh Edwards of  True Cast Studio was able to get the plate designed and cast. Through a process called hydro shrinking we are working towards a perfectly scaled miniature version of this belt

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If you are coming to see us in Chicago in 2 weeks then you will be able to see not only the real AWF belt but you can also see the first in person look at the prototype of our belt (its about 5″ scale at the moment)!

We hope to have some more updates as it nears completion later this year and we have an interesting idea for its release that might coincide with some new characters nobody has ever seen in toy form 😉

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R.I.P. Ultimate Warrior

Normally I would not make a post about things that go on in professional wrestling. There are thousands of blogs that do it better and it really has nothing to do with my toyline or its characters.

This is different though, and I would feel wrong if I did not say something.

As I woke up today to a txt from my best friend telling me that the Ultimate Warrior had passed I was shocked. As a lifelong wrestling fan you become used to modern wrestlers dying at a young age, whether it be from drug overdoses, or the after effects of years of steroids and/or drugs. We have lost many legends in recent times, Macho Man Randy Savage, Paul Bearer, Big Daddy V, Sensational Sherri, Bam Bam Bigelow and the list goes on and on.

Warrior was never the “wrestler” that many in his generation strived to be, with a limited moveset of power moves it was his charisma and over the top portrayal that sent fans around the world into a craze. In later years he would border on the insane as he tended to isolate himself from many in the professional wrestling world with his opinions. His rants and outbursts were as entertaining as they were disturbing for fans of the business. He was a genius at self promotion and despite all the crazy he poured out , you never were far from seeing his likeness. I am glad that in recent years he seems to have calmed and was able to work with WWE to be recognized for his contributions to the sport.

Ultimate Warrior captured many of our hearts, here is a picture of me and you can obviously see who is up on the wall

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Even today you will see the Ultimate Warrior’s influence all over my brand, I was very much a Hogan fan and remain a Hogan fan to this day. But there is no denying the Warrior’s over the top interviews and larger than life personality are some of the traits at the core of MWOTR’s world. As we develop our story and you meet more of the characters for the first time that will become clear.

When Eric Sorrells had the chance to customize a set of the minis he asked me what characters I wanted to see, it should come as no surprise that Warrior was one of them.

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Even this past Monday night, as I was playing with the new Lion figures I choose 2 figures to be in the ring with them

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I was glad to have seen him one last time on the WWE Hall of Fame this past weekend and again on RAW. I will regret never taking the opportunity to meet him, a chance I will not pass up in 2 weeks when I get the chance to meet Hulk Hogan.

Even though I am just one of millions and insignificant in the grand scheme of life, my thoughts go out to his wife Dana and his 2 girls Indy and Mattigan. You can be proud of who your father was and the legacy he leaves behind.

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Generations Lions Revealed

Got this incredible package from the studio today! All 6 Lions in their final color separated form

So far we have bios for 3 of the 6 Family Members, as we get closer to C2E2 we will be posting the remaining bios

We have stocked the Studio Store with some Purple to go along with the handful of Orange as well as a few Alberto’s that we had ready before the Con

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