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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Yvonne Wolfrom Bio

Yvonne is a complex character in our world, without a full fledged female division (at least one that we can maintain at the moment) her story can only be told as it ties into others.

She has two sculpts which means ultimately two releases, so we figured we would split her bio into two parts to compliment the future comic book we have planned.

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We will show off the two mail away options Monday night, and we “should” have these packaged and ready to ship sometime late next week or early the week after to those who have redeemed their tickets.

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Generations Update Ransom Bio & Sneak Peak

Earlier this week we gave you Ashur’s bio, and now we give you his little brother Ransom. You will notice some names you have never heard before, the AWF history is long and storied and all will be revealed in time 😉

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In addition all the Lions have been completed, next week we will reveal the 6 lions of “Generations” in their $100 full color artist editions which will be available at C2E2 in a few weeks.

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Yvonne Wolfrom Mail Away Card Art by Becca Baertsch

Here is your first look at the mail away card art for the Yvonne Wolfrom figure

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The artwork is by a very talented 13 year old girl by the name of Becca Baertsch. If the last name sounds familiar to those in the Glyos and MOTU universe, it is because her father is none other than Nate Baertsch who has done work for the 4H, Spy Monkey and does the beautiful illustrations for the Icon Heroes MOTU Statue Line.

He assisted his daughter on lines, cleanup and colors. We were very happy that we could work with Nate’s daughter and look forward to having her do more work on our line as we move forward.

Later this week we will show off both the metallic and the thermal color change Yvonne Wolfrom figures, we anticipate shipping out the first wave of Mail Orders around the 2nd or 3rd week of April. Remember you have till 6/15/2014 to get your mail away certificates in

 

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MWOTR Production Playmats are here!!

We got our first shipment of officially produced playmats this afternoon!

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And yes it rolls up for easy storage

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I also made it a bit larger than the “test” playmat we had been giving out at KC Planet Comicon and Emerald City Comicon, it now measures 10″ x 15″ and it is 1/8″ thick

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But even though the area is larger everything is still to scale and the ring fits perfectly overtop the illustrated ring for placement.

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These will go on sale at C2E2 in a few weeks, we have very limited stock of 25 pieces to see if there is demand. If things go well we will put this item in the True Cast Studio Store as a regular item like we have our ring and PVC.

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MWOTR Generations update: Breakdown of a Lion

First off we would like to congratulate long time MWOTR Fan Jimmy for picking up the Alberto Corazon lion we put in the store this weekend! We should have a few more for C2E2 and another may appear on the store before then!

Now some people have asked why Alberto did not have gloves on. The Generations artwork is all based off the same design (which originally was the War Games Leo) just as the sculpt of the 5″ Lion is a modified Leo sculpt (removal of the C in the mask and the wings on the thigh).

We decided to give Alberto a look which more closely resembled the original idea of him which you can see on the current AWF Logo (the ones on most of your wrestling rings). This look of course has no gloves

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However that does not mean the gloves won’t be color matched for the remaining “Generations” Lions 🙂

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And just so you can see how incredibly awesome this piece is, here is a breakdown of the master used to make Alberto (it now has 4 more pieces since the hands were done after this pic was taken). As you can see an amazing amount of time and effort has been put into the creation of this Lion.

Joshua Edwards cannot receive enough praise for the monumental effort needed to pull off this molding, and Marty “THEGODBEAST” Hansen spent weeks detailing and smoothing the overall sculpt. In the end its just a beauty no matter which character is being shown!

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MWOTR heads to St Louis & January Order Update

Our retail partner Jay’s CD & Hobby head to Wizard World St. Louis on 4/4-4/6 with their retail exclusive Black 3 packs

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We also have received our stock of figures from the January Made to Order sale, this was the sale which for the final 3 prototypes of 2013 which ultimately became our 1st series PVC 3 Pack. We will be quality control checking them over the next week or two and then hopefully shipping them out shortly before C2E2.

Next week we will update those who have sent in their mailaway redemptions, your figures are just about ready 🙂

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5″ Generations Alberto Corazon full reveal

We were going to tease this out a little more but the response to our post yesterday was overwhelming to say the least

So without further ado here is our 5″ Generations Alberto Corazon, color separated Urethane with paint application on the face and finger. These fully done versions will be $100.00 to cover materials and labor. It is an amazing piece in hand and we can’t wait to show off the other 5 fully colored Lions!

We have also taken what many of you have said into account and will not make these limited edition, they are just too cool to limit to a edition size of 1-3 that we were planning on.

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The guys were so excited they requested we make this one in the picture available in the True Cast Studio Store right now

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Now if it sells out do not worry, the guys are actively making more for C2E2 and beyond! If reception to this is positive and sales are good we may develop some of our other figures in this larger scale in the future.

We also have a small supply available right now of the Orange Lion we unveiled at Kansas City Planet Comicon earlier this month. These single color versions will be $50.00

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This is just the start! We have much more of “Generations” to show off leading up to C2E2 and we cannot wait for you guys to see it

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ThEpic Review looks at our Convention Green

Jerry from ThEpic Review takes a look at our Neon Pearlescent Green Convention 3 Pack

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