Toys Alliance Archecore

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  1. Ottertron

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    Last outstanding Archecore preorder finally arrived tonight.

    Centaur-bikes are due next IIRC, but not til July?
     
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  2. Dachande

    Dachande MULTI-QUOTE- USE IT. Super Mod

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    Forgot I had these on pre-order.
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    They're decent for the size, though some of the articulation being hampered is a bit of an irritant.
    This guy's neck is abnormally long and the shoulders seem too low, but the articulation range is decent.
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    This one is my favorite.
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    I like the sculpt here, but the lack of bicep swivel, and hip joints that don't work that well knock it down a bit.
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  3. snakey jones

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    New preorders coming soon.

    Looks like the Quad-walker, the mobile castle (surprisingly in ygdrassil colors) and (FINALLY) the Karsten Mecha:

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  4. Ottertron

    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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    YUSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. It's been too long. VERY much looking forward to the Quad-walker. Surprised the castle isn't Karsten tbh and I want to get a good look at those tanks. The Karsten mecha looks like the deco isn't finished to me.
     
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    Can't disagree there. The paint apps for this line have always been relatively simple but they know to put highlights in key areas to break up plain surfaces. This here looks like they haven't gotten around to that yet. There's also unpainted figures on the mobile castle. It's still pre-preorder so I guess it isn't a big deal if they're unfinished but it's a bit odd when previously they've had completed products for preorder.
     
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  6. Fort Max

    Fort Max Too many is never enough. Veteran

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    Has there been no follow-up yet to the 1/60 stuff they announced?
     
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    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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    Not yet. The first two sets are sold out on preorder in most places, so there's definitely interest. They don't seem to have done much of anything for a while so I don't know when they're due out.
     
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    Fort Max Too many is never enough. Veteran

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    No worries, cheers dude.
     
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    Looks like Bombusbee has 93 each of the combining armor sets still available for preorder.

    【Pre-order】Toy Alliance Archecore Brave vs Brave Troll-Armor Thunder Knight (Killian Type) DX Set
    【Pre-order】Toy Alliance Archecore Brave vs Brave Troll-Armor Dragon Rider(Renata Type) DX Set
     
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    ARC-42 Centaur Arche Knight: Baron Dieter
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  11. Requiem Prime

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    Finally. He's been my defacto centerpiece of the Karsten army since they were revealed.
     
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    ARC-41 Chainsaw Sappers
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    ARC-40 Saw Guardian
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  14. Purple Heart

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    When this line was first revealed, I thought it was the coolest thing ever. I waited until they came out, but at the time I just couldn’t pull the trigger or afford a new hobby.


    Now, things are different. Archecore has been in the back of my mind for about a year now, and I’ve finally pulled the trigger. I was impatient, so I maybe ordered 7 sets. :lol 


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    The first four arrived today.


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    My first impressions upon opening up the first set was that they were “okay”. I once loved Mega Construx’s figures and went bananas over them. These are around the same size, just more detailed and articulated which is a plus. I love Knights(the first set I ordered as the Paladin Squad) as well as base building and lines that allow you to make your own world. All things this line provides. But… IDK.

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    Theres virtually no lore/story. It’s like a visually more interesting version of Warhammer with proper action figures but without all the amazing lore or enemies.




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    I thought I would like the Hawks more, but I actually like the Urus Guard figures more. They feel like they ooze personality, where as the knights are just rather plain.

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    The Talon Squad IMO is the best set of knights between the two. I love the darker colors and the somewhat german helments. 644EA11E-03D7-4A8D-AA26-DF0D8B6C02C0.jpeg
    Knights in Shining armor. Oh well. :lol 


    Where I feel these really shine is as a group. One set feels rather meh, but having a small horde of them makes them feel like each purchase adds to a greater whole. Maybe thats how miniture collectors feel? Idk. It’s strange. I feel like if I got hundreds of them though they wouldn’t feel special anymore.


    Anywho. While my space is limited, I plan to get some of the castle parts next chance I get. On their own the base sets don’t seem worth it at all, but I’m sure if you dropped half a grand or so you could make an actual, competant castle.
     
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  15. Devastator Zero

    Devastator Zero Broken but Functional

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    Yeah, the individual figures are okay, I like them best as drivers/riders of the vehicles. I would have liked to snag the update Orn figure, but missed the window.

    Also: Yay, background Genshin lol.
     
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    Oh yeah. These are the start of something awesome.
     
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  18. Purple Heart

    Purple Heart I just want to enjoy the things I love in peace

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    originally i was gonna stick to just the transforming mechas.
    but on a larp i gave Battle Oven and Portable Fortifications a shot. and i am now fully sold on the army guys aspect of this line now.

    i grew up in the era of 4 inch figures with vehicles and playsets. and these guys totally scratch that old itch way more than a nostalgia branded 6 inch figure line does nowadays.
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  20. Purple Heart

    Purple Heart I just want to enjoy the things I love in peace

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    I wasn’t expecting this guy in so early!

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    Meet the new leader of the Karsten forces!

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    Although a strange mech has commandeered his weapon!
     
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