You might have seen something like this in the GSC site recently…
／ ⌒ ⌒ ＼ ”What are these they…?”
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I’m sure we have a couple of people wondering about that… but the truth is…
I’m really not too sure myself!
So today, we’re going to learn a little bit about them!
First up, what exactly is ‘threeA’?
If we take a look at the advert displayed at the last WonFes…
So simply put, the robots and characters designed by Ashley are made into a variety of figures!
By the way, Ashley has been involved in big names like the Metal Gear Solid game series!
／ ⌒ ⌒ ＼ ”Okay, so what kind of setting are these robots in?”
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|WWR (World War Robot)
WWR is a graphic novel series illustrated by Ashley Wood, and written by Ashley Wood and TP Louise, which tells the story of a fictitious war called the ‘Great War’ that took place between 1980 and 1990. – Story (wiki extract)
The Great War takes place between multiple different factions; the most obvious are the Martians, humans who have left Earth and settled on Mars seeking refuge, and the Terrans those who remain on Earth and seek to subdue the Martians to their fanatic religious ideals with violent means. Both sides utilize warbots in their ongoing conflict. Most of these are manufactured by Darwin Rothchild, but there has also been mention of Hobson and Dolch, a competitor of Rothchild (Corporation). Further factions within the war include N.O.M. and M.O.D.. Due to the storytelling format that Ashley Wood and TP Louise have closen, many plot details are left open to the imagination of fans as the story and universe is explored in greater depth with each book release.
So to summarize…
They are robots designed for combat!
So that explains why they all look so strong! The robots also each have their own teams!
These yellow ones are part of the…
‘EMGY-TRG Emergency-Tactical Response Group’
Each of the robots are separated into teams like this and each team has their own roles to play. The yellow team focuses on dealing with emergencies such as civil disasters! They were also the team that was responsible for the Peaceday Massacre. (Peaceday are a pink team!)
Each robot type has their own name, but my favorite has to be this one!
The Square, smallest of all robots designed by Rothchild and Co. Essentially an autonomous intelligence (allied troop position, enemy position, telemetry) gathering machine, the Square plays a pivotal part in all battlefields on both sides that Rothchild had to devise special empathy features on top of heavy armor to help lengthen their up-time in the field. Known as the “carnival effect”,
What a devious little robot!!
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／ ///（__人__）/// ＼ ”But it’s so cute I don’t mind if it tricks me!”
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Really! Its just so adorable!
With such a cute little face how could you not trust it!? Devious indeed!
I had heard of WWR quite a while ago but I had never really looked into it very much… but ever since I heard about the setting and saw Square-chan I’ve fallen in love… unfortunately Square-chan is the ONLY robot I know, so I think I’m going to have to study up on a few more of the robots names… :P
Also, today’s post really is just on my understanding of the WWR world!
I might have got some information wrong… and the WWR fans are going to come and get me… if that’s the case, I’m sorry! ^^;
By the way!
I borrowed this photo from BRS’s original creator, huke!
These little ones are all his own figures!
Those of you who follow them on twitter will probably already know, but huke and Asai-san both apparently have very impressive collections of WWR modesl! As for me… I’m really liking the white ‘Medic’ team… the white Square-chan is just so adorable… he’s like a little first-aid kit!! :P
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R-Right! This’ll be my first time reviewing a figure like this, but I’ll do my best!
I wonder what kind of things this robot does…?
Anyway, that’s all for today!
I hope to see you all again tomorrow! (・∀・)ノ゛
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