ThreeA Trading Company Ltd, threeA Toys, or threeA (also stylized 3A), is a a Hong Kong based company founded in 2008 by co-owners Ashley Wood and Kim Fung Wong. Kim Fung Wong generally handles the wholesale and production aspects of the company while Ashley Wood designs the figures and handles marketing. threeA develops and manufactures designer toys, posters, books, prints and clothing based on characters and paintings usually created and designed by Ashley Wood. threeA does also have a Showcase toy branch where the company produces figures from other licenses and Intellectual Properties not owned by Ashley Wood and has announced a new project called 3A+ that will work in similar fashion with independent artists.
Buying threeA Products
ThreeA toys are generally released as pre-orders on Gallery ThreeA, with retailers having the toys available afterward. G3A pre-orders usually offer the best price for the toys, since this is the store for ordering from ThreeA directly. These pre-orders typically last 24 hours (though some have been known to last a week, and there are usually two different toys for sale every month (not taking to consideration variations). Some retailers are also presented with an opportunity to offer pre-ordered toys, while most retailers are supplied via a threeA partnership with Sideshow Collectibles. threeA also offers toys as exclusives at 3A Events (such as San Diego Comic-Con, Hong Kong Venture or the 3A x Beast Kingdom exhibit), and gifts toys to friends, family and active members of the community at 3A Forums.
The leading places for threeA news and information are:
- 3AVOX Newsletter
- ThreeA Production Blog
- 3A 亞洲官方博客 (no longer updated)
- Gimbat's Daily News
- Official ThreeA Facebook Page & ThreeA Online Twitter Feed
- ThreeA Wiki
Other sources for threeA news are:
threeA Toy Lines
A list of toy lines developed and released by Ashley Wood and threeA. For a full list of threeA releases, please see the threeA Toys Catalog.
- World War Robot
- World War Robot Portable
- World War Robot Strategy
- Adventure Kartel
- Modern Girls
- Action Portable
- BOT FAC
- Newton's War
ThreeA Gifts and Contests
ThreeA has been known to create extremely limited Gifted Exclusives figures that are given away as gifts to colleagues and friends or as gifts to positive 3A Forums participants and contest entrants who contribute extraordinarily above the norm to the ThreeA community. These are usually figures that can be officially acquired in no other fashion.
A list of ThreeA Contests follows:
- Monthly Photo Contest (2009)
- Monthly Sketch Contest (2009)
- DIY de Plume Contest (2010)
- 3A Motion Ad Contest (2010)
- 3A 2D Animation Contest (2012)
- 3A Costplay Contest (2013)