Thursday, March 17, 2011
3A is long known for their great toys, but often times people forget that they've also had a reputation for generosity as well. Previously they've help raise money for children in Hong Kong and now they've set their sites on Japan announcing a very special release of their WWRp (World War Robot portable) 1:12 Armstrong with all proceeds to go to Japan.
"We at 3A are going to send all our previous 3A customers a special JDF WWrp Armstrong toy, we will also sell for a limited time and give every $$$ to a Japanese welfare agency. I mean every $"
JDF shown above on a Dropcloth and Square, is a new colorway that first showed up a few months ago as a Goodshipped exclusive two pack. Limited to 500 and selling out in under a hour (300 at Wonder Festival and 200 online) this set had been proven quite popular with it's classic Japanese touches from the Rising Sun motif to it's Kanji decals, so it's little surprise that we'd see more robot's in this design.
What makes this so great is seeing the company release the colorway for this great cause which seems so fitting, plus making all proceeds go to the Japanese Welfare Agency. To top this off 3A is covering all the cost's of production, materials and shipping out of pocket, a hefty sum indeed. As if this wasn't enough 3A has also announced they are sending out this WWRp JDF armstrong to all their previous Japanese customers for free, a great gift indeed for customers who no doubt would love this bot but surely have more pressing matters at this time than to buy toys.
It should be noted at this time that the Robot for sale will be a WWRp Armstrong and not a Dropcloth as shown above (picture only provided as a reference for design color and decals) also no word yet on when the sale will be or the price for this special release, sale will be at bambaland. JDF Armstrong will be on sale - March 29
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