I decided to post an update on Tecco Toys, a toyline that’s in the same scale of Air Raiders (previous posts here and here). There’s some exciting stuff going on as Tecco Toys makes their way towards starting a Kickstarter campaign in July.
First, it looks like they have finished up the three mechs they were working on along with the pilot figures. The figures are what I’m most excited by; think of the possibilities for an Air Raiders figure!
I’m torn on the mechs. My favorite design is the Astromech, but I like the weapons of the K.A.R.L. better. Those FT-B01 missile launchers are pretty sweet too! The Astromech pilots are hands down the best too, the helmet design is just fantastic.
And here are the pilots, starting with the Astromech pilots in white, the FT-B01 pilots in red, Drone troopers and the Heavy Mech pilots in gray.I’m curious what the overall plan with the Drone troopers are. Are they going to be released as a figures pack or is there a fourth mech on the horizon?
In addition to these toys, they posted the name of the toyline and a really cool backstory.
𝘼𝙜𝙚 𝙊𝙛 𝙈𝙚𝙘𝙝𝙖
By the mid 21st Century, the world was in turmoil.
The advent of automatization, powerful algorithms and machine learning combined with social media brought an unprecedented shift in politics worldwide.
By the late 2030’s almost all nations around the globe were governed by right wing populist regimes who rose to power by blaming marginal groups for the loss of jobs and social security which were actually diminshed by the surge in automaziation in previous labor intensive job sectors. Utilizing private sector data analysts and the influence of social media platforms, producing fake news, myths and their “easy” solutions to complex global problems helped them gain the majority of votes from disillusioned citizens.
Unable to overcome the greatest challenges, they resorted to armed conflicts and battles over territory and resources amidst a universal crisis of global warming and thus never before seen amounts of migration movements, due to many regions of the world becoming uninhabitable.
By 2060, many of the former nation states collapsed from insurgencies and civil war among its populations and many parts of the world governments were replaced by corporate entities or warlords who were able to seize power by the use of private armies to secure and control certain areas.
In 2075, remaining key countries of the former EU together with parts of Africa, China, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Japan and New Zealand attempted a renewal to form a democratic and free union, known as 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘼𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚.
One of their key intends was to establish a democratic and humane union with a focus to push science endeavours to find a solution for the energy crisis and global warming and stop the exploitation of natural resources and thus a further destruction of the planet.
A huge part of the world (formerly South American States, Russia, USA, Mexico, India, the Arab States and most Asian Countries) was then governed by a union of conglomerates and Industry giants under a rule of a total free market with no regulations backed by the combined forces of their private military. They became known as the 𝙁𝙧𝙚𝙚 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝘼𝙨𝙨𝙤𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣, 𝙁𝙒𝘼.
The rest of the world remained under the rule of a coalition of organized crime groups and warlords, known as 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙎𝙮𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙚, who rose to power amidst the turmoil of the early 21st century, refusing any diplomatic relations and agreements.Although the 𝙁𝙒𝘼 continued to exploit resources all over the world at an ever increasing pace, they agreed on a peace plan with the 𝘼𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 on trying to reduce pollution on a global scale, since the world came into a diminishing state that threatened the existence of life as we know it.
The 𝘼𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 combined all their ressources to find a solution to prevent the extinction of mankind and life on earth alltogether and came to a breakthrough in 2086 with the invention of mobile fusion reactors.With virtually no energy costs and huge amounts of output, these devices made space exploration and exploitation economically practicable and feasible.
The 𝘼𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 and the 𝙁𝙒𝘼 agreed on a stop of all resource exploitation on Earth and a global non conflict zone, working together to establish mining colonies in outer space to supply Earth with all needed resources and to fight 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙎𝙮𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙚 who were still in control of about one third of the worlds population.
Ruined infrastructures and conditions in the inhabitable zones of Earth made it necessary to develop a new kind of transportation and construction device, versatile enough to traverse, clean up and repair the rugged terrain of former conflict zones, destroyed by decades of battles and made inhospitable by small scale nuclear conflicts and global warming.
By 2098, the 𝘼𝙜𝙚 𝙊𝙛 𝙈𝙚𝙘𝙝𝙖 began. Versatile 2 legged personal transports built from sturdy new materials and made possible by the immense power output of the mobile fusion reactors.
By 2115, 𝙈𝙚𝙘𝙝𝙖 were used in almost any regard: civillian, construction, transportation, police forces, military, resource exploitation in outer space mining colonies on Mars, the moons of Jupiter and Saturn and their defense against pirate and criminal organizations.
The 𝘼𝙜𝙚 𝙊𝙛 𝙈𝙚𝙘𝙝𝙖 tells the stories of the brave women and men who pilot these metal beasts, on earth and the colonies in outer space.
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