ThreeA Shuts its Doors & ThreeZero Picks Up the BallJose Lopez
According to a post on the World of 3A website, the designer toy company’s brand has decided to close shop. Ashley Wood himself, in his message, informed fans that he and co-founder Kim Fung Wong were parting ways after over ten years of producing action figures, toys and other pop culture collectibles. Specific reasons were not cited. The break-up seems to be amicable, at least according to both parties’ posts on the matter.
I suppose we’re just going to have to chalk this up to the two creatives finding that their goals have diverged after so long. While Ash’s ThreeA brand concentrated primarily on one sixth scale and one twelve scale figures made in the artist’s unique and stylized style, Kim himself branched out to create ThreeZero, which has seemed to have more diverse offerings.
Despite the 3A brand coming to an end, their works will go on. As mentioned in the messages below, ThreeZero will honor the last of 3A’s pre-orders and will continue to produce new figures based on 3A’s licenses, such as Transformers. Meanwhile, Ash’s fans can find solace in the creator reassuring them that he will continue to make more collectibles, just under a new name. “Underverse”, anyone?
From World of 3A:
“The era of 3A is coming to a close. Kim and I are forging ahead in different directions. I wish Kim nothing but the best on the journey he is taking Threezero in and I’m grateful to have spent so many years in the trenches with the man. I’m proud of what 3A has produced and accomplished these 11 years. It’s been a sincere honor and privilege to work with all of the 3A crew, past and present. My journey, my art, and my worlds, however, are heading towards new frontiers with head held high and brush in hand.
And to the fans – Thank you. 3A could not have been what it was without you.
Rest assured – this is not the end, it’s another beginning. The band remains the same, only the label is changing.
See you in the Underverse.
From ThreeZero’s Facebook Page:
“ Notice about 3A brand:
Moving forward, all 3A branded licenses like Transformers and Destiny 2 will be produced and distributed by Threezero and carry the Threezero brand. Future pre-orders will be placed through https://www.threezerohk.com
Beginning from August 1st, 2019 3A will close its online store for pre-orders. Please refer to https://www.threezerohk.com/shipping-schedule/for the latest shipping schedule.
Please direct any questions about your orders to email@example.com
Thank you for following 3A for over 10 years!
Items listed below will be shipped in August 2019:
・3AGO Bomb V2 Square set – early Aug
・3AGO Clear Square R1 set – early Aug
・LAST STAND YAMA ULTRA TK – ONLINE EDITION – early Aug
・SMIRKING MASTER ONE JODAN ULTRA TK – early Aug
・Bot Club | Desert Stroll Bot – end of Aug
・8” ASHTRO LAD – WAVE2 | MOON WATCH – end of Aug
・8” ASHTRO LAD – WAVE2 | LOCAL GUARDIAN – end of Aug “