MAN-E-NEWS// ManOrMonster’s “Warlords of Wor” first prototype revealed…

Following in the footsteps of Ben Spencer, Steve Seeley, Japanese Monster Bad! and Bigman, Brandon Michael Barker aka ManOrMonster has revealed details of his first MOTU inspired designer toy venture, the Warlords of Wor! Pictured here is the first prototype of what will be the first 5.5″ action figure to feature in the range… Whilst details on the project are scarce at the moment, Brandon has stated that he will be crafting a story to fit around the various characters, so hopefully we can expect a lot more in the future! Whilst the proto does seem a little rough at the moment (this is the first after all!), it does have loads of potential… and judging by the pic, this one will come fully articulated! Stay locked on the newly opened Warlords of Wor blog for further developments.


The backstory// Our world is a very different place ever since the Timepocalypse, although it happened so long ago there isn’t anyone alive who can remember Before.  But we have stories.  Some call them myths or fairy tales; fantasies sung softly to lull children to sleep, or whispered around campfires to frighten them.  Others have built religions, philosophical and political movements, and raised armies based on these legends.

The story of the Timepocalypse tells of a man, known only as the Traveller to most, who had the power to walk between worlds, moving backwards and forward through time and space like you or I cross the street.  Some people say he was trying to help us, others will argue he was trying to destroy us.  Either way, something… happened.  Something terribly wrong.  Our Elders, our scientists, seers and sorcerers all agree that in the moment the Traveller disappeared, the All of time and space collapsed in on itself.  Where once these things were linear, planar, confined to dimensions we could comprehend, now they were fluid, unpredictable… and terrible.  Now it’s as if all of time is happening at once.  Some of it we understand from the Knowledge of Before that’s kept safe in the Great Library, but so much is still far beyond our grasp.  The world Outside is a terrifying place full of nomads, monsters and great beasts.  It’s ravaged by devastating Time Storms that rip apart everything in their path, displacing time and space in their wake.  But here in the City we’re safe from the Outside.  The most trusted and talented of our Elders work wonderful magics to keep the Barrier running that protects our City and our people from the chaos of the Outside.  And our bravest and fiercest Warlords fight to ensure our borders aren’t breached by evils from the other side.  This place is the last great City of man. It’s a place of peace and hope, of science and wonder.  This is our world.  This is Wor.

Published by Niall Anderson

Owner of ShinGangu, a UK boutique toy brand specialising in self-produced Japanese soft and keshi toys...

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