Battletech toys? Any stompy robots

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Battletech toys? Any stompy robots

Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:01 am

Been trying to find the old toys and mechs locally here in Aus, unsuccessfully. Some used toy stores hadn't even heard of it. So I'm actually trying to come up with stand in robots that passably fit 1/12 figures. Any ideas?

Specifically the summoner (aka thor)

I know tyco used to put out the battletech stuff in the 90s, are they the same scale as their Dino riders line?

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Battletech toys? Any stompy robots

Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:05 pm

I loved Battle Tech! Fun books, too. I had a bunch of the mechs from Tyco. I was so bummed that the prototype Vulture never got made. The mechs had just basic articulation and no paint work.

The figures that came with the mechs were kind of small, so the mechs wouldn’t be in 1:12 scale—they’d have to be huge to be in that scale. In universe, some mechs are like 50 feet tall.

I got the Thor mech around the same time that Stat Wars Power of the Force figures came out. I think you could kind of jamb a stormtrooper into the canopy of the Thor, but I doubt the canopy would actually close. It’s been a long time, so don’t trust my memory on that.


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Re: Battletech toys? Any stompy robots

Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:45 pm

I think that the Battletech figures were mostly reissues from the ExoSquad line, right? I seem to remember a lot of Battletech stuff getting stealth released near the end of that line, but I think the scale was all over the place on them.
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Battletech toys? Any stompy robots

Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:52 pm

There was a bunch of Robotech stuff that got released, too at the same time. Might have been those that got the Exo Squad branding. Some them were big, like a giant Invid mech.

And there were a couple small figures of Battle Tech designs that were released under that same branding. Rifleman and one other whose name escapes me. Edit—the other one was a Warhammer. The small ones had very little articulation, but they looked cool.


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