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3a Speak

By Phil Back | 23 May 2020

In ProgressThe lingo used in the world of 3A toys can get confusing. There are lots of abbreviations, slang and key words, let's explore the terms:

ThreeA Definitions
3A abbreviations explained. Still a few more to figure out.

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1.5 U
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2PACK
Describes a set of two toys
2XET
Describes a set of two toys, derived from "2 x Set"
3A
"3A" or "ThreeA" is the brand name derived from the combination of "ThreeZero" (the original toy company owned by Kim Fung Wong), and the letter "A" from Ashley Wood's first name. They partnered back in 2008 to start making toys together, and continued for 10 years.
3AA
"3A Associates" was the annual toy club membership for ThreeA. Learn more about the history of 3AA
3AGO
3A Go - "3A’s 8″ MEGO format line, totally done for the fun of it" - Ashley Wood, Q & A #9

A

AF
Slang, "as fuck"
AK
"Adventure Kartel"
AKLUB
Adventure Kartel "Club" - If you purchased 4 AKLUB set purchases, you could buy the exclusive Ms Shadow Slickerice
AP
"Action Portable" or "Portable" refers to 1/12 scale figures.
Armstrong 0G
Armstrong "0G" is configuration of the robot figure from WWR, released in 2009, that features a single, spherical 'eye' that rotates freely. Also features 2 hard, front canisters above each 'hip'.
Armstrong 1G
Armstrong "1G" is configuration of the robot figure from WWR, released in 2011, that features a single, spherical 'eye' that rotates freely.
Armstrong Mode A
Standard Armstrong robot configuration, no shoulder-mounted cannons
Armstrong Mode B
Armstrong "Mode B" is configuration of the robot figure from WWR with massive, shoulder-mounted cannons on each side
ASC
"Ascended"
Ash
Short for "Ashley", nickname

B

Bertie MK3 Mode A, Bertie MK3 Mode B
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BcELL
"BcELL Logistics", though not sure what it means yet.
BGCK
Found on the jacket of Ankou EX SXCLB H Shadey, not sure what it means yet.
BP
"Bandage + Purrs" apparel brand - Paris, New York, Hong Kong.

C

CCCP
Russian faction in World War Robot (WWR); Russian "C", "P" = English letters "S", "R"
CD
MIGHTY SQUARE MEOW CD
C.O.S.D.
Found on the Ankou EX C.O.S.D. figure (the one with the camo ghillie suit), which has "Open Space" and "Verybad" as decals on the bot.
Caesar Surgeon G
"Caesar Surgeon General"
CMD
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CNY
"Chinese New Year"
C Rothchild Rev 3 HS R Birdy
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D

DBG
Jungler DBG
DD
"Dirty Deeds"
DDV2
"Dirty Deeds version 2"
DIV
"Division"
DIY
"Do-It-Yourself" - All white toys and figures with no paint or weathering, intended for artists to paint and finish.
DW
"Day Watch"

E

EMGY
"Emergency"; yellow and black colorway found in World War Robot
EVA
"Extra Vehicular Activity" - HALO SPARTAN MARK V EVA
EVOL
Evolved, Evolution
EXP
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F

F1FP
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F5
"F5" refers to the "function 5" key on the computer keyboard that, when pressed, refreshes the web browser. "F5" sales occur at random times, so users have to refresh their browser constantly in hopes of a chance to buy a limited toy release.

G

GHG
Not sure on this one, but here are some references from the promos and packaging: "GHG Underverse Pilot", "GH Girls", "Time to hit the G H Girls! - featuring Gertrude, Amber and Kaitlin in The Hunt for Snowpea"
G.I.D.
"Glow-In-The-Dark"
GSC
Still searching for this meaning, but found on Caesar JEA GSC

H

Harold FS
Not sure about the "FS" yet!
Heavy
"Heavy Bramble" configuration refers to heavy artillery, like this massive rocket launcher.
HS/R
Still searching for this meaning. As seen in the C Rothchild Rev 3 HS R BIRDY release from 2015.

I

IDW
IDW is an American publishing company, "Idea and Design Works, LLC"
IH001, IH002
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ISO
As seen on the Mighty Square ISO, not sure of the meaning. "Isobelle"?

J

JC
Implied as "Jesus Christ", Adventure Kartel
JDF
"Japan Defence Force"
JEA
JEA Marine Corp, but not sure what the JEA actually stands for yet.

K

K1971
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K Striker
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L

LGOT
"Let's Grow Old Together" - Name of the 3A event in Japan at Shibuya PARCO Gallery X, July 2014.
LSBBG
Just speculating - "Little Shadow's Badass Bodyguard"
L TQ O N F P WITH L TK BATTLE SET 2P
"Lonely Tomorrow Queen [O N F P] with Lonely (Sargeant) Tomorrow King Battle Set 2-Pack"... need some more info!
LTD
"Limited" as in limited edition release

M

MEM
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MERC
"Mercenary"
MK1, MK2, MK3
"Mark 1"?, just speculating, but "Maschinen Krieger"? - (German) translates to "Machine Warrior". Armstrong MK1, MK1 Square, Bertie MK1 OG, Bramble MK2, Bertie MK2, Bertie MK3, Rothchild Bramble MK3 Heavy
MIM
"Meat Is Murder"
MLTA
"Militia"
MOD
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N

N.L.C.S.
"Non-Living Containment Squad" from Adventure Kartel
NOM
"Not Ordinary Men"
NYCC
"New York Comic Con"
NW
"Night Watch"

O

0G
"Old Guard", "Original Gangsta", "Original", "Zero Generation", or "Zero Gravity"!?
OP (as in Hazard OP)
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P

P18
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POPK2
From Popbot, but need more info! Learn more about POPK2 and Kitty Rogue Tit Retrieval Adventure Set
PRU
"Photo Recon Unit" - Associated with the Bromwich faction in WWR, "PRU Support"
PRU ZW
"Photo Recon Unit", however the "ZW" meaning is unknown. It can be seen as a decal found on some Bromwich bots - Seen as WWR Mighty Square PRU ZW

R

RVHK
"ReVenture Hong Kong" - ThreeA art and toy event in Hong Kong 2012

S

S&D
"Search and Destroy"
SBV
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SDCC
"San Diego Comic Con"
SD13
"San Diego 2013" - refers to ThreeA releases during the 2013 San Diego Comic Con
SF Zombot
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S.H.G.
Sheba's Hill Gang, mentioned briefly in Adventure Kartel
S.O.T.F.
"Survival Of The Fittest"
SXCLB
"Sex Club"

T

TCOM
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TK
"Tomorrow King"
TKYO
The name of the 4-member boy band described as a, "lame-ass band, but top-notch spec ops [Tomorrow Kings]". Learn more about TKYO
T.O.T.E.M.
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TP
"TP" are the initials used by writer T.P. Louise
TQ
"Tomorrow Queen"
TRG
As in, "EMGY TRG" - "Tactical Response Group" (unconfirmed)

U

UKTK, UKTQ
"United Kingdom Tomorrow King/Queen"
UV
"Underverse"

W

WF
Not sure this stands for, but it is associated with the Jungler faction based in Colombia
WFS
"Wonder Festival Summer 2013" - Japan garage kit expo that occurred July 28, 2013
WO7174
"World of 7174" - Publishing company/production house formed by Australian artist Ashley Wood and his wife, English writer T.P. Louise. "7174" comes from the amalgamation of their birth years (I think!)
WOIP
"World of Isobelle Pascha"
WWR
"World War Robot"
WWRp
"World War Robot Portable" - 1/12 scale toys and action figures

Z

ZEF
"Zef" is a South African term that means your are poor but fancy or sexy.
ZOMB
"Zomb" are brain-munching zombies that bring torment into the world of Adventure Kartel
ZVR
"Zombies Versus Robots"

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