JoyToy 18th Dark Source, etc

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JoyToy 18th Dark Source, etc

Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:35 pm

From JoyToy's new 'Battle for the Stars/War Stars' line/brand, from the Shanghai WonderFest Exhibition:
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Re: JoyToy 18th Dark Source, etc

Fri Oct 09, 2020 3:24 pm

Those look amazing. Having both JoyToy and PGV figures I have to say they are about equal in quality and accessories.
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Re: JoyToy 18th Dark Source, etc

Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:44 pm

I have a few of the 1/24th mechs with pilots, and they are amazing. I imagine their 1/18th scale figures are just as nice. These protos look cool.
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Re: JoyToy 18th Dark Source, etc

Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:27 pm

The alternate head for the female makes her more interesting than just a possible Second Sister facsimile.

I like the pilot-style one, too. I thought that was a sniper rifle at first, but it's... a chaingun attached to a halberd?

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Re: JoyToy 18th Dark Source, etc

Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:39 am

Cooooool. I have 2-3 from early 2019 I believe and might go in on these. I have the smaller of the scales though.
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Re: JoyToy 18th Dark Source, etc

Mon Jan 17, 2022 11:40 pm

Anyone have any of the Joy Toy mechs? I recently got some of their Warhammer 40k figures and was rather impressed. One of their mechs, the Steel bone one, has tempted me for a long time. Just wondering what the mechs are like in-hand.
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Re: JoyToy 18th Dark Source, etc

Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:54 am

I have one of the smaller mechs (the Snark). It's very cool. Moves fluidly and feels solid enough for me. The only complaint I have is how they packed it. His leg armor parts were just bouncing around loose in the box, and I think is cause a couple tiny scuffs on the body.

Not sure if it's comparable to the steel bone mechs though, I dont have any of those. I can snap a pic or two of how I have it setup later tonight if you like.
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Re: JoyToy 18th Dark Source, etc

Tue Jan 18, 2022 5:46 am

Ash Talon wrote:
Mon Jan 17, 2022 11:40 pm
Anyone have any of the Joy Toy mechs? I recently got some of their Warhammer 40k figures and was rather impressed. One of their mechs, the Steel bone one, has tempted me for a long time. Just wondering what the mechs are like in-hand.
I have 3 of the 1/25th scale mechs and am quite impressed with them.
ImageJoytoy mechs by lionpride75, on Flickr

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JoyToy 18th Dark Source, etc

Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:17 am

The the one on the left is the one I’m considering. I thought it was 1/18 though. Either way. I’m not so concerned with the pilot. Just the mech, so technical scale isn’t really an issue. I don’t need another line to collect, but I thought just one mech would suffice. As a stand-alone piece.

So how is it? You said you like it. Does the armor stay on well? Good heft? Hold a pose?
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Re: JoyToy 18th Dark Source, etc

Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:41 am

They have stiff joints, so I haven't had any floppy limbs or anything yet.

Most of the extra bits are on ball joints or pegs, so if you pop something off while posing it (I did numerous times with my bear paw hands), you can pop it right back on.

The only negative, and it's a nitpick, is there isn't really any clear guidance on where everything is supposed to go. I haven't fully outfitted any of them, because there are some bits I'm unsure of placement on.

If you had any of the Ashley Wood World War Robot figures in the smaller scale, these feel much sturdier than those but bring me the same kind of fun.

I don't really plan on using the pilots much, I got these more are larger armored robots for 1/12 photos, or to battle figures like Kong or Godzilla.
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Re: JoyToy 18th Dark Source, etc

Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:03 pm

I'd be very surprised if Space Marines fit in the SteelBone mecha even tho 18ths can fit once the 24th seat is pulled out. I did see a pic of a 6" UltraMan piloting the WarHammer mech, fwiw.
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Re: JoyToy 18th Dark Source, etc

Wed Jan 26, 2022 7:27 am

I love their 1/25 Mechs. I have 5 of them. Gonna pick up these two new ones, available for preorder on BBTS.

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Re: JoyToy 18th Dark Source, etc

Wed Jan 26, 2022 7:39 am

I dont collect 1/18th at all but I am going to pick these two figures up. The designs are too good to pass up.

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