Saturday, March 7, 2015

New from Studio Sundowner: The Mechanical Arm 1/6th post-apocalyptic 12" collectible figure

In order to compete for scarce resources on earth, World War 3 takes place in 2112. After 4 years of war, there is still no winning party, so out of exhaustion the warring countries decided to sign a peace treaty. The Mechanical Arm (TMA) was born in this particular era but no one seems to know its background. Even its national origin can hardly be traced. The only thing we know is it is named RED and was used by the army during the war.

Currently, the man with the mechanical arm is a WMMA (World Mixed Martial Arts) athlete and specializes in ancient Japanese martial art. To enhance his proficiency his left arm was transformed into a mechanical arm. TMA adores the old time band Beatles, so he always puts on headphone to enjoy his favorite rock and roll music. Besides his personal career, he wants to be a music composer. He is a fan of one 21st century Japanese actress and often has her name printed on his outfit.

Lots of 1/6 scale companies releasing post-apocalyptic themed 12-inch action figures these days. Apocalyptic fiction is a subgenre of science fiction and horror fiction that is concerned with the end of human civilization. This apocalypse is typically portrayed as being due to a potentially existential catastrophe such as zombie apocalypse, nuclear warfare, pandemic, extraterrestrial attack, impact event, cybernetic revolt, technological singularity, dysgenics, supernatural phenomena, divine judgment, runaway climate change, resource depletion, ecological collapse, or some other general disasters. Post-apocalyptic fiction is set in a world or civilization after such a disaster that ruins the world. The time frame may be immediately after the catastrophe, focusing on the travails or psychology of survivors, or considerably later, often including the theme that the existence of pre-catastrophe civilization has been forgotten (or mythologized). Post-apocalyptic stories often take place in a non-technological future world, or a world where only scattered elements of technology remain.

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Related posts:
July 10, 2013 – ThreeA (3A) 1/6 scale Tomorrow Kings SHOGUN Gorei 12-inch awesome action figure Review (pictures HERE and HERE)
December 25, 2013 – Review of AX2 "Boom!" Series Collection #2 1/6 scale Rei (prototype clone) 12-inch action figure HERE, HERE and HERE
February 6, 2014 – Review of MC Toys 1/6th scale The End Walker 12-inch action figure - Denzel Washington in "The Book of Eli" posted HERE and HERE


Kaido said...

Looks really awesome! But man, these back stories are getting to be a bit much, aren't they??

alex teo said...

Anything to make the product unique haha adding a backstory and some history gives the figure a personality / character one can identify with. But these days, the story just goes on and on and on...