Monday, September 17, 2012

PRE-ORDER DETAILS (finally!)

Starting this Friday, September 21st, I'll be making a limited number of Bog-Nar toys available for pre-order!

Bog-Nar will be limited to just 100 pieces, but only the first 30 will be available in this Friday's pre-order.

The first 30 will begin shipping September 24-October 5... after the first 30 are gone, no more will be made available until late October.

Besides getting the opportunity to be one of the first people to check out the exciting potential of the Warlords of Wor line, one lucky fan will receive a one-of-a-kind Bog-Nar paint variant!  I'm not going to give too much away about this, but let's just say that your friends will be "flocking" to your door to see your outrageously unique Bog-Nar toy!

This first release from Warlords of Wor will go on sale at a random time on Friday, so be sure to Like Warlords of Wor on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter for the announcement... those are the only places you'll be able to hear about the pre-order when it goes live!

I'll post a link to the Store in the announcement, but if you'd like to check it out in the meantime you'll find a bunch of prints and whatnot by YT that are currently for sale.

Bog-Nar will be sold for $100, plus $6 S&H in the US, and tax where applicable.
International orders are welcome and will cost $15 USD for shipping.

Warlords of Wor on Facebook

@WarlordsofWor on Twitter 


*Note:  Tekno-Shears accessory pictured is not final*

Friday, September 14, 2012

Facebook Contest Results, and Twitter Contest Details!

It's Friday, and that means... We have a winner for the Facebook Giveaway Contest!!!

Huge thanks, congratulations, and a free Bog-Nar go out to JESSE CHAGNON!!

And thanks again to everyone who participated, Liked the FB Fan Page, and went out of their way to spread the word about my little knockoff toy line.  You guys rule!

EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS go out to my Wor-iors who went above and beyond the call of duty, tirelessly promoting the Warlords of Wor:

Brad Rader
Luke Toywalker
John Whelan
Joshua Page
Courtney Boulton
Jamison Dion
Ben Spencer
Lee Burbridge
Mark Anthony Vasquez
and our winner, Jesse Chagnon

You guys rock extra hard and I cannot thank you enough for the support.  You've been incredible.

So, Friday also means it's #FF over in the Twitterverse!  And you should totally Follow
@WarlordsofWor!!

Yep, Warlords of Wor is officially on Twitter, and to celebrate I'm going to give away ANOTHER Bog-Nar toy!!

Same basic structure as the Facebook contest... just post a link to the website here, Mention @WarlordsofWor, hashtag WarlordsofWor or Bog-Nar if you're nasty, and get kids to Follow the WoW Twitter feed.  Easy peasy.  One entry per day, per account.  If you can get people to mention you as a referral in a Tweet, I'll throw an extra entry your way.  Bonus!

This contest will end next Wednesday night, 19th of September, at midnight EDT.  The winner will be drawn at random from all entries and will be announced on Thursday, 20th of September.

Good luck, and get to Tweeting!!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Header Card art... REVEALED!

Dudes... scope this insane header card artwork by the awesomely radtacular Matthew Allison!  Matthew is the creator of the equally insane and awesome comic book CALAMITY OF CHALLENGE, as well as a frequent contributor to art blogs such as Covered, Re-Paneled, Relaunched and The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Reduxe Edition.  I first discovered his work on Covered, where we've both been featured (shameless plug), and I've been crazy about his stuff ever since.  When it came time to get rolling on the header card art for Warlords of Wor, Matthew was my first choice.  And thankfully he agreed to it, since he was sort of my ONLY choice!  When I pictured the header art in my mind I never saw anything other than his work... it's the perfect fit.

So check his stuff out, love it, ogle it, and then throw mounds of cash at him.  He does commissions.  They're awesome.  You need them.  Buy his book, too.  It's totally effing rad.  And he's working on a new one... you're gonna need to buy that, too.

Thanks, Matthew... you nailed these, and I can't wait to see what you do with the rest of the line!

Warlords of Wor header card art, Front
Artwork by Matthew Allison

Warlords of Wor header card art, Back
Artwork by Matthew Allison

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Contest time! Win a FREE Bog-Nar action figure before you can buy it!


Hey there, Warlords fans!  I'm going to be rolling out a number of exciting reveals, contests and giveaways over the next several days as I ramp up towards the release of the first Warlords of Wor toy, BOG-NAR, the Mutant Muck Menace...
and the first contest starts NOW!

How would you like the chance to win a BOG-NAR action figure before you can buy it?!  You would?  Awesome!  Here's how it works...

I want you to help me spread the word about Warlords of Wor on Facebook.  Post a link to www.facebook.com/warlordsofwor on your FB page(s) and then just send me a Message or drop a note on the Wall letting me know that you did so, and you'll be entered for a chance to win... it's that easy!

Not good enough for you?  Well, how about this... you can enter once a day, by the same means described above, until the contest's end on Wed, Sept 12.  That's SEVEN chances to win!  STILL not satisfied?  Jeez... tough crowd.  Aright, fine...

For every referral that Likes the Warlords of Wor FB Fan Page, and Tags you in a post on the Warlords of Wor FB Fan Page Wall, you AND your referral will receive an entry into the contest!!  How do you like THEM apples?

So, let's recap:
1)  Post about www.facebook.com/warlordsofwor on your FB page(s)
2)  Be sure to let your Friends know that if they Like the Warlords of Wor FB Fan Page, to Tag you in  
     a post on the Wall so you can both be entered in the contest
3)  Send me a Message or post on the Wall that you've done it, as much as once a day through
     September 12, and receive one entry per day

Pretty simple, right?  What, you want me to script something that you can just copy and paste?  Sorry, it's not going to be THAT simple!  Get creative, have fun, and tell everybody how excited you are about Warlords of Wor, coming soon from ManOrMonster? Studios!

Results of the contest will be announced next Friday, September 14th.  Good luck, and thanks for your interest in Warlords of Wor!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

It's all about the playability!

From the very start I wanted Warlords of Wor to be a toy that had interchangeable parts.  I always loved taking apart my MOTU and G.I. Joe toys, mixing and matching their pieces, and creating my own characters.  That's the kind of playability I'm trying to bring with this line, and it plays a very important part in the overall story of the Warlords of Wor as well.  The fact that the parts are interchangeable isn't a happy coincidence; it's truly central to the toy, the characters and their adventures!
Below you can see all 11 parts for the standard Warlords of Wor male body, graciously demonstrated by Bog-Nar.  Bog-Nar himself will come with a Vine Arm, which is an additional hand accessory.  Future release will feature similar accessories, as well as the possibility for things like armor, integrated weaponry, or even wings.


Figuring out exactly how to bring that playability to the Warlords of Wor line was my first hurdle.  Magnets weren't my first choice, but thanks to the generous guidance of the incredible Marty "Godbeast" Hansen, magnets became the obvious choice for what I was trying to accomplish.  Every joint features a super-strong neodymium magnet of varying sizes and strengths to meet the needs of the the specific joint.  Larger pieces have larger magnets, while smaller, more lightweight parts house smaller, less powerful magnets.  All ten joints are fully rotational for exceptional posing possibilities. 


I wanted to add a little something extra to open up a few more possibilities for the line, so I added magnets to the back of the male buck which will be able to support additional arms, accessories, weapons, or the aforementioned wings.


Here is another shot of the three bodies I've finished thus far, showing off a little bit of their range of motion and pose-ability.  This is something you won't find in other 5.5" retro-styled toys!



And here's a pile of parts!  With just three toys you'll have 33 basic pieces, plus whatever additional accessories come with those toys.  With all seven Warlords of Wor from Wave 1 you'll get 77 basic parts, 11 Build-A-figure parts, and a whole mess of accessories!  And that's not including the variants I have planned for the year!  There is going to be a ton of possibility for customization and creating your own unique Warlords of Wor character.


Here you see the three toys mixed and matched, giving a small sense of the customization that will be possible within this line.  I'm really hoping that fans of other magnet-based toys will be able to further experiment with the Warlords of Wor figures and come up with even more bizarre and interesting creations!

 

You can have all kinds of fun creating weird combinations of parts, since every one is magnetic!  You'll find that some parts don't fit in some places, because of the nature of magnetic polarity.
See, folks... it's not just a toy... it's science!  ;)


Your own imagination is the limit when it comes to what you can create with your Warlords of Wor toys!



Tuesday, September 4, 2012

First look... Bog-Nar!

Here it is... your first look at the premiere Warlords of Wor toy... the Mutant Muck Menace, BOG-NAR!!

Here you see the evolution of the prototype, from the first buck body pull, to the revised buck, and finally, the Bog-Nar color test.


Now that I've got a better product to show you all, I can offer a better shot of the wonkiness that was the first Warlords of Wor buck prototype... this thing was a hot mess!  But it taught me a lot and I moved on quickly.


Here's the second version of the buck... still not perfect, but I fixed all the important problems.  This version has reworked hips so he stands better, all the joints are more flush and feature varying sizes/strengths of magnets for improved poseability, the head was remolded, and back magnets were added to the torso.


And here's the first Bog-Nar color test!  There's a little bit of reworking that needs to be done, but I'm pretty stoked about how he's turned out so far!


 Another evolutionary shot.


I'm still working on Bog-Nar's accessories, so in the meantime he's borrowing a sword from TMNT's Space Raphael.


Here he is showing off one of the possibilities of the back magnets, an extra set of arms!  Also?  Spy Monkey Creations' armory set RULES.  


More ManOrMonster? Studios x Spy Monkey Creations.


Bog-Nar... the Mutant Muck Menace!!


Close-up shot... got a little bit of cleanup to do, but everything's in place.  
Warlords of Wor are on their way!