Goliath on sale today!! Noon CST

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Everything is on schedule for the nearly two year journey of Goliath from 3D sculpt to mass produced release!

Get him at Noon CST today, you can click the shop button to the right , the banner icon to the right or head to http://www.mystwarriors.com/shop.htm

We are anxious to see these get into fans hands, there will be no limits so buy as many as you want 🙂

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New Characters for 2015

As our comic progresses you will see quite a few new characters that will expand our universe past the typical anthropomorphic ones you have seen so far.

Soon we will introduce a second organization from the land of the rising sun known as the OPW.

Francis Foul, Sheldon Sabre and Goliath are scheming in ways that might change the AWF forever…

Here is a look behind the scenes at some concept work from Lee based on my original sketches on sticky notes

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Evolution Goliath will be here shortly!!

We received word this morning the full metallic emerald green production run of Goliath will be here early next week!! Once we have firm details and have inspected the shipment we will let you know just when you can stop in the store and pick him up!

So keep your eyes posted next week 🙂

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MWOTR goes WILD in February

Exiting news for next month!

We have just signed a deal with the Iowa Wild to bring MWOTR to the Wells Fargo Arena to exhibit as part of their “Super Hero Day” event on 2-15-15

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So if you are in the Des Moines area and want to see us then stop on by!

 

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The Evolution of Goliath and comic update

While we were secretly developing Evolution Goliath, we wanted him to be as close to his original sculpt as possible. In the C2E2 2013 Urethane release, some sacrifices had to be made in order for his production.

One of those was the three dragon like points on his chin as seen in his original concept art.

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They were just too delicate to survive the casting process, they would tear off because they were so thin and they were axed.

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Being able to add those back in for PVC of course fits into our philosophy that if we ever released a figure in PVC that was already done in Urethane it would be slightly altered so as not to cheat the collectors that buy the prototype castings.

Going back and working on a figure allows us to emphasize certain things. For example, the scaling on Evolution Goliath is deeper then the original Urethane, and of course the articulation is all new.

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Because of this process and the changes we were able to make, we felt Evolution as a brand expansion was more than fitting 🙂

So as we prepare for the Goliath arrival from China in the next week or two, we turn our attention briefly to the comic book. Volume IV is at the printers and we expect to receive them well in advance of Kansas City’s Planet ComicCon and C2E2!

I also spent quite some time this week talking with Lee about where we want to go next, it is my expectation to get the remaining two issues for this arch released before years end. Could this culminate in the debut of Series 3? Only time will tell 😉

All I will say about that tidbit is you need to look at the comics and artwork we show off to figure out who we might be releasing, if you look at PowerCon 2013 we foreshadowed almost a year in advance who we were looking at releasing with the Ulric Wolfrom 3.0 promo art.

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2up of Takeshi Sumo….

Marty, Josh and Adam are always up to something in Kansas City. You might remember last year we toured with a big 2up of Takeshi Sumo. For those outside of toys a 2up is basically a huge prototype which is 2x the size of the original toy. You see them a lot with the 4H toys and MOTUC.

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Well this week we are working on something with these 2ups that should be ready around the time of Kansas City Planet Comicon and C2E2 😉

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Much like how Leo’ original sculpt was re-purposed for the 5″ Generations Project and then re-purposed again for Series 2’s Generations minifigure, we like to utilize the fact that our sculpts can grow and shrink.

We have another re-purpose project in mind that may yield yet another brand expansion later this year 🙂

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Goliath officially releases this month!

We just got the first samples from China this morning which usually predates the full production run by a week or two. Goliath will debut in a beautiful metallic emerald green color that matches the recent Kamen Rider inspired Kabuto Mushi from December.

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We hope to have a firm release date set shortly, but we can literally feel the excitement on the net and in MWOTR HQ for his arrival!

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Merry Christmas and Onion Fights in Japan!

The entire team would like to extend a Merry Christmas to the MWOTR nation!! We really wish we could have had Goliath available to be under trees this year but the timing just did not work out, maybe next year we will have a few more things for Christmas and who knows one of them might even be vinyl 😉

And its been a while since I did a “things I like” post, so I will talk about something I have become infatuated with. Onion Fights is the name of a indie line released in Japan in highly limited edition numbers.

Their site is http://www.onion-fights.com/ (warning it is all in japanese), they can also be found on twitter and Instagram

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We reached out to them in the fall and sent them a MWOTR care package, I was honored to see this picture posted on their twitter feed

And they did a neat acknowledgement of our line

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Its always interesting to see another similar line across the world that is unique enough to show that the genre can co-exist with multiple types and bring a large amount of variety for fans of wrestling minis

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MWOTR Series 2 Prototyping

With Goliath well on his way to full production and a mid January 2015 debut at $6, people have asked us what is the news of Series 2’s release.

Series 2 is close to ready, we are the point where we really want the details to pop to the eye so the Chinese mold master figures have been sent to the True Cast Studio in Kansas City for THEGODBEAST himself to work on by hand and make them as detailed as possible.

Here are pics fresh from the studio this week, once they are finished they will be sent back to China and the mold modified so we will get another back of test shots (version 3) and go from there. Each step brings us that much closer to approval and mass production.

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Test Shot sets available

Due to the overwhelming demand for these we decided to not list them on the store, it will be first come first served via email since we have less than 5 sets overall available

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The set of 4 figures will be $60.00 which includes shipping in the USA.

Each set contains

  • Goliath Revision 2.o (tighter arms)
  • Leo/Generations Lion 2.0 (refined mouth, tighter sculpt)
  • Ulric Revision 2.0 (tighter sculpting on the face)
  • Yvonne 2.0 (tighter body sculpting/outfit)

Now the thing to keep in mind is this is not traditional white PVC despite its appearance, this is basic factory test shot material. These are only meant to look at details and form fit/factor.

Goliath is the most fragile, this test shot is delicate and PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO BUILD WITH HIM. Unlike the Designercon test shots that were run in the standard hard production pvc this material is softer and will break if you attempt to build with him on certain pieces.

These types of test shots were never designed to be sold mass market , they are solely for the internal team to approve changes and rarely ever see the light of day. But we are offering the MWOTR nation a chance to own a few of them so its best you guys know up front what they are.

If you are interested send a email to fantasticplastictoys@gmail.com

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