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ANDROIDZ

Postby Judas_Warlord » Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:35 pm

Motto: "Let them do all the work, then swoop in and pick up the pieces...."
Weapon: Twin Shoulder-Mounted Rocket Launchers
Androidz is a little known line of small robot figurines that was released while back. The only places I've ever seen these guys is at Toys R Us and a store called "Tuesday Morning." Each figure is a little over an inch tall, have a die-cast metal base, and wheels on the bottom that roll freely. There were playsets and bases available as well as the regular two-packs. The Androidz are divided up into two factions: Strikebots and Defendbots and I honestly couldn't tell you which is which because I lost the packaging some time ago. What I can tell you is that there was a website (now probably defunct) which has videos and tells the back story of the Androidz. Each Android also has a code somewhere on it's body that unlocks content on the website. Most of the time the code can be found either on the back of the figure or on one of the shoulder pads. I have a total of six in my collection and I will be sharing my thoughts as well as pics of each. Enjoy :)
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First up, we have Moto Blasto which is one of my favorites. He's basically a cross between a robot and a motor cycle and he's armed to the teeth. A laser on one arm, a double-barreled cannon on the other, and a large cannon on his back. With all this he should've been called "The Road Warrior."
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Back view showing the large cannon.
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Close up of face.
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Close up on cannon.
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Close up on detail of motorcycle parts.
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Close up on laser.
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Side view showing close-up of double-barreled cannon.
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Large cannon again.
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Angle view.
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Re: ANDROIDZ

Postby Judas_Warlord » Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:52 pm

Motto: "Let them do all the work, then swoop in and pick up the pieces...."
Weapon: Twin Shoulder-Mounted Rocket Launchers
Second up we have Nightshield. With the weapons, large shield, and his dark blue/gray color scheme I think he has a very "law enforcement-like" look to him.
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Nightshield.JPG
Nightshield in his very stealthy colors. (if you ignore the bright red laser gun. Lol)
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Side view.
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Back view. You can see one of those codes I was talking about.
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Close-up on his face.
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Badge on one of his shoulder pads. Sorry about the glare.
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Close-up on laser gun.
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Close-up on shield detail.
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Re: ANDROIDZ

Postby Judas_Warlord » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:06 pm

Motto: "Let them do all the work, then swoop in and pick up the pieces...."
Weapon: Twin Shoulder-Mounted Rocket Launchers
Third up is Triggerhappy and out of all six I consider him to be the weakest link. He has smooth articulation (arms only) but I feel that they should have gave him a different name. He only has one weapon which is a tiny little laser gun. No mounted cannons, no extra lasers, no blades or knives. It's simple, but it works somewhat. I suppose if you use your imagination (something I have a lot of, lol) he could shoot a laser from his one eye or shoot missiles from the two yellow circles on his chest. It's a stretch I know but I'm trying to give the guy a lil' something more to work with.
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Front-view
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Side-view
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Back-view with the code written on the top.
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Close-up view of eye.
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Close-up view of hidden missile launchers...or lasers...or whatever...
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Close-up view of the laser gun. His only weapon. Smh.
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Re: ANDROIDZ

Postby Judas_Warlord » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:15 pm

Motto: "Let them do all the work, then swoop in and pick up the pieces...."
Weapon: Twin Shoulder-Mounted Rocket Launchers
Number four is none other than the PK 5000. Don't know what it means but I do know that he's the most distinctive looking out of all six Androidz I own. Pearly white mixed with blue and just a few specks of red and black. It's obvious that this guy was meant for Arctic warfare.
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PK_5000.JPG
Front view. His arsenal includes a double barreled cannon and a "heat laser." Can you guess which is which? Also notice the badge on his shoulder pad.
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Close up on face. I like how he has goggles molded on.
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Side-view.
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Heat laser. (Hey, it's red and he fights in a frozen wasteland. Why not?)
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Close up on cannon.
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Back view. There's also a code on his back shoulder pad.
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Re: ANDROIDZ

Postby Judas_Warlord » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:25 pm

Motto: "Let them do all the work, then swoop in and pick up the pieces...."
Weapon: Twin Shoulder-Mounted Rocket Launchers
Number five is the military themed Muzzle Flash. His weapons include an arm mounted blade, a triple barreled cannon, and a twin-barreled missile launcher on his back. Armed to the teeth, tough look, sturdy, great colors, definitely one not to be messed with.
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Armed and ready
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Back view. You can barely see it, but there is a code on his shoulder pad.
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Front view of face. Has gas mask detail molded in.
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Close up on shoulder detail. Mini guns?
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Close up on blade.
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Close up on cannon.
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Missile launchers.
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Re: ANDROIDZ

Postby Judas_Warlord » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:38 pm

Motto: "Let them do all the work, then swoop in and pick up the pieces...."
Weapon: Twin Shoulder-Mounted Rocket Launchers
I've saved the best for last. The military themed Tank! The name fits him because that's exactly what he is. A tank. He has treads instead of legs, an arm blade, and two large cannons on his back.
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Tank.JPG
Ready to take on all challengers.
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Close up on face.
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Close up of arm blade.
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Close-up of cannons. This time the code is on a different area beside the back or the shoulder pad.
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Close up side view. That round thing could either be a battery, a fuel tank, or storage for extra ammo.
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Molded detail of a vent. I'm assuming Tank is supposed to be a large and powerful machine, so therefore he would need vents to help keep him from over-heating.
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Close up view of tread details. Very sharp work indeed.
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Back view. Appears to have extra space for a smaller figure to ride on. Also present is what appears to be a gas cap...or perhaps it's a post to place yet another weapon on...hmmmmm.......
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Re: ANDROIDZ

Postby waaaaghlord » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:25 pm

I picked up the full base set of 24 for a whopping 39p each on the single packed cards when they hit UK clearance chains last year. I've since picked up the 4 vehicles and kind of have an eye out for the playsets if I can ever find them dirt cheap, mainly for the repainted figures though as I doubt I'd be able to dedicate the space to leave them set up. Not worth what they were originally going for at US retail but a nice little line of retro styled toys if you can find them cheap.

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Re: ANDROIDZ

Postby Judas_Warlord » Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:04 pm

Motto: "Let them do all the work, then swoop in and pick up the pieces...."
Weapon: Twin Shoulder-Mounted Rocket Launchers
Yes they were a little on the expensive side when they first came out. That's why instead of trying to get the vehicles and playsets I just stuck with the figures. Now as soon as they hit the shelves, they all disappeared just like the little Gormiti figurines. I've never seen any repaints though. Were they UK exclusive only?
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Re: ANDROIDZ

Postby waaaaghlord » Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:23 am

The figures packed in with the vehicles and playsets are all repaints of figures that were single or twin packed. The only exclusives I'm aware of were the TRU sets of each factions base packed with the vehicle (packaging variation only) and track set that came with 6 figures that weren't available outside of that set. These never actually got a proper UK release, all mine were US overstock picked up from clearance chains.
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