Weapons kits for 18th JoyToy Freeman mech?

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  1. Ozymandias13

    Ozymandias13 Well-Known Member

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    I have one of these sweet sumbitches and I'm wanting to kit him up with some more gear than just the keen pistol/dual cannon combo he has.
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    He's 12" tall so I assume thanks to having chosen the blue version that any guns/swords/axes/shields that would look cool in his hands can be found amongst the wide variety of 12" Optimus kits.

    What I'm more interested in are weapons pods for the removable shoulder sockets. Here, I've simply removed the right arm and swung the back-stored cannon forward as if it plugged into the shoulder socket, and given him a handy Grimlock sword.

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    And here's the 'toad' variant just for funs:
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    The plugs are about 2cm across and tall, fwiw; but I'm sure I can rig up feasible plugs if the weapon is cool enough.
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    So, any suggestions?
     
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  2. pluto

    pluto Well-Known Member

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    kotobukiya msg and gundam build arms on the bigger side will probably fit the bill?
     
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  3. Ottertron

    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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    Yeah, Kotobukiya MSG should see you right
     
  4. Ozymandias13

    Ozymandias13 Well-Known Member

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    If this mech is 12in tall, then the aforementioned kotobukiya msg/framearms/hexagear/armored core and gundam build arms are ALL going to be way too small. Those kits are all for 1/144 to 1/100 scale models that average about 6in tall. I have a lot of this stuff. It matches up with TT Diaclone reboot very well. But, I suspect not so much for this. Fortunately, these kits are fairly cheap. $5-10 in a lot of cases, from HLJ. So, you could buy a handful and if they don't work out, no big loss.
     
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  6. pluto

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    I have a number of msg and build arms kits that I got for 1/144 kits and they range from perfectly sized to wayyyy too big to be even held up. Koto have a whole line called "giant arms." In particular there will be kits I know for a fact are too big for even the joytoy kit.
     
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    Wowzers! Are these toys or model kits?! I really like the oldschool/low tech mech designs!
     
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    They're toys!
     
  9. Ozymandias13

    Ozymandias13 Well-Known Member

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    They're by a Chinese company Joy Toy, sometimes labeled as a toyline called 'Dark Source'. There is only the Free Man mech for 18th scale (in two colors) but a ton of 18th figures and both mechs and figures in 24th scale:
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    If you like 18th or 24th, you should try one of the more current figures. The earlier ones had some fragility issues with snapping joint pegs but JT have quickly improved quality over time.
     
  10. Joytoybeginner

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    Idk about your scale, I owned the 1/25 steel bone armor and 1:6 scale weapon fits well
     
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  11. LigerPrime

    LigerPrime Well-Known Member

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    I’m going to pick up a figure later this week...some of the aesthetics are really cool.

    They give-off the old school mecha vibe - especially those with cockpits.
     
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