First up, I just got back from Power-Con in Los Angeles, the convention devoted to He-Man, She-Ra, Thundercats and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Sounds awesome, right? Well, IT IS!! If you haven't heard of it, check it out HERE and start making plans to attend next year. It's a blast!
While at Power-Con I debuted not one, but TWO brand new Warlords of Wor toys: Beastor-9, Twisted Abomination of Science, and Arkannis, The Mysterious Mystic Upstart!
Arkannis, The Mysterious Mystic Upstart!
That brings us half way through Wave 1... four down, four more to go!! Coming up next will be our first female figure, Valkyrie, Fierce Winged Warrior, and Dirge, Prince of the Undead! Keep watching for more details on them in the coming months!
The next thing I got to show off at Power-Con was the debut of Warlords of Wor: Weelord Minis!!
This project was something I've had brewing for a while and it was such a treat to develop! I got the chance to work with a dream team of some really talented artists to bring these cute little dudes to life, and I can't wait to make some more!
The first step was to enlist über talented illustrator Richard Garcia to transform my characters into adorable minis in full turnaround.
Then I got the incredible Tyler Ham of HamFX to transform Richards 2D images into fully realized 3D digital sculpts.
Tyler set me up with Moddler, LLC to do the 3D printing on their state-of-the-art equipment, delivering the highest quality, most amazingly flawless 3D prints you can find!
Weelord Minis and Friends!
With all the heavy lifting out of the way, it was my turn to step in and put my mold-making and casting expertise to work, cranking out high-quality resin mini figures in an assortment of delicious colors! Special thanks goes to HomeBrew Paint/Dye System for making some brilliant resin dyes that also double as paints for a variety of materials! One bottle to rule them all!!
So with the debut of Weelord Minis has come a couple really cool new developments. First off is that Warlords of Wor: Weelord Minis will be playable characters in Kaiju Kaos: Smackdown by Bailey Records! Now you'll be able to sit down with a friend and play out some epic Warlords of Wor battles in a fast-paced, easy-to-learn tabletop miniatures game! Beginning with Bog-Nar and Clawbber, the Warlords of Wor addition to Kaiju Kaos: Smackdown will eventually feature characters and creatures from every corner of the Worniverse, as well as special terrain "playsets" for your minis! And on top of all that, your Warlords of Wor miniatures will be playable with the FULL lineup of amazing characters found in the world of Kaiju Kaos, like Multiskull by Monsterforge, Treegarr by BigManToys, and even Deadbeet by Scott Tolleson! And if this is your thing and you'd like to support Kaiju Kaos, be sure to check out their Kickstarter for the massive Super Robot Stratomaxx!!
In addition to the Kaiju Kaos announcement, I've teamed up with my friends at Clutter Magazine to bring a very limited number of Clutter Magazine Exclusive minis to New York Comic Con!! Cast in vivid translucent magenta, these will come as a pair and are limited to just 20 sets at $15 each, available ONLY at the Clutter Magazine booth, #504 in The Block at NYCC, Oct 10-13, 2013.
If you follow me on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, you've probably seen some teasers for the third mini comic, Pride of the Guerrillax! If not, here's a sneak peak at what you'll be getting! Written as always by Eric Scot Lemons and me, this issue sees a dream of mine finally become a reality as the uncanny Tom Scioli delivers a stupefying series of sequential spectacle that is sure to fascinate and delight!
Last, but not least... we hit 500 Likes on our Facebook page!! That means everyone can finally download and enjoy the first two mini comics, published together as my 2013 Convention Special, for FREE!! Just head over HERE and get to reading! And don't forget that Warlords of Wor comics are for everyone! Eric and I strive to bring Wor to life in a way that appeals to, and is appropriate for, fans of any age! So don't just keep them to yourself, share them with your friends, kids, nieces and nephews, grandchildren, grandparents, aunts, uncles, moms, dads... you get the idea!
I think that's all for now... whew!! Go forth and enjoy the comic, look for me at NYCC at booth #114 in The Block with epyon5 and Rocky Horror Saved My Life - A Fan Documentary, and be sure to let me know what you think about all the new things happening in the world of Warlords of Wor!!