Wednesday, 10 July 2013

ThreeA - Bomb Square

I know what you’re thinking, “that lazy bastard is going to do a review on a single square?” And for the most part, you are right.
Yes this review is on a single Square, the Bomb Square to be exact. But don’t let that deter you because I have a very special surprise and the only way you can see it is if you continue reading.

Okay, I lied. I’ve got nothing. But you have already come this far so you might as well continue reading☺

I have said before that I am not a big fan of the Squares. I understand they have their fans but for me personally, I only really buy them to complete a colourway. The Bomb Square was something different though.

The above picture was taken by Ron Lu. It was this picture that singlehandedly made me a fan of not only the Bomb Square but also of the EMGY colourway.

Initially, I was not overly fond of EMGY. I know it is very popular but in my eyes they come across as more of a police force and not as an army. The picture from Ron really sold me on them. The cliché is a picture is worth a 1000 words and this picture tells an astonishing story.

But this review is not about EMGY (that one will come eventually), this review is about the Bomb Square. The picture from Ron is responsible for my desire to recreate that scene in the 1/12 scale (even though I know I will never be able to do it justice, if I even ever get around to it) and the Bomb Square is the first part of the criteria.

What kind of person would strap a bomb to a cute, little square? The Bomb Square reminds me of the old action movies where one of the hostages would have a bomb strapped to him/her. They are completely innocent of all wrong doing, just in the wrong place at the wrong time, but one wrong move and BOOM!

There isn’t really much I can do for this review. I can only take so many pictures and write so many words because there is nothing really exciting about the Bomb Square. It has a different “face sculpt” than the other Squares and has the prominent bomb on its back. I didn’t really like the blurb that was written for the Bomb Square either so I didn’t even bother doing my own version. 

Yes, I am living up to the Lazy Bastard statement from the intro ☺

I will mention the exceptional paint work again, especially the wet grease look under the "loose nut". The thing with now being a ThreeA collector is my other toys don't look anywhere near as good with their paint work.

I could have just as easily not even done this review of the Bomb Square but the picture from Ron had a profound effect on me and I really wanted to showcase that more than anything else. So in the end, this is actually a pretty quick one. Aren’t you now glad you took the time to read until the end? Probably not!☺

If you want to find out more information about ThreeA, the Squares or WWRp then check out the following links;

ThreeA Wiki
ThreeA forum

And again, a special mention to Ron Lu and his truly outstanding picture. And a Thank You for letting me use it in this review.


  1. Now I definitely need to get a bomb square! The photography is excellent and captures the detailed weathering nicely. Liked the review :D

    Jonathan (Zbrushman)