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Lightyear Armadillo Dropship/Shuttle
« on: August 13, 2022, 04:47:25 PM »
The Hyperspeed Series Armadillo toy from the Lightyear movie is great for a 6mm Battlemech Dropship or a 28mm shuttle.  (There are other much larger versions.)

It can easily carry a lance or two of Assault mechs, or twoor three lances of Light mechs.

As-is, the cockpit is great for 28mm, needs a little bit of re-working for 6mm.

In the US, Target currently has them for $25.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2022, 05:10:23 PM by Cat »

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Re: Lightyear Armadillo Dropship/Shuttle
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2022, 04:57:41 PM »
Eilif share a pic of this in his ongoing spaceship thread. It looks amazing, but for some reason they're not selling it on this side of the pond.  :-[
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Re: Lightyear Armadillo Dropship/Shuttle
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2022, 05:03:20 PM »
Eilif share a pic of this in his ongoing spaceship thread. It looks amazing, but for some reason they're not selling it on this side of the pond.  :-[

This. And believe me; I checked... ::)

A real shame, because it's a rrally cool and useful design too.
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Re: Lightyear Armadillo Dropship/Shuttle
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2022, 05:31:31 PM »
Eilif share a pic of this in his ongoing spaceship thread. It looks amazing, but for some reason they're not selling it on this side of the pond.  :-[

 I think Eilif has the larger one.

 B&M's have quite a lot of the range including the larger Armdillo for £39.99.Link below to the range they have.

 https://www.bmstores.co.uk/products/toys-and-games/action-figures-and-playsets?brands=Lightyear

 The Hotwheels set lookies like it has potential for gaming too.

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Re: Lightyear Armadillo Dropship/Shuttle
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2022, 05:59:47 PM »
I think Eilif has the larger one.

No it was definitely the Hyperspeed one as he actually managed to fit it in one of his other spaceships.

EDIT: https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=70480.240
« Last Edit: August 13, 2022, 06:23:54 PM by Onebigriver »

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Re: Lightyear Armadillo Dropship/Shuttle
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2022, 09:46:05 PM »
Wow.  Could it work as-is for 15mm?

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Re: Lightyear Armadillo Dropship/Shuttle
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2022, 10:45:08 PM »
Wow.  Could it work as-is for 15mm?

You would probably want to modify the cockpit windows.  The toy figures that are seen in the packaging are 28mm toe-eye.  The big assault mechs in my photo are ~2" from bottom of base to top of head.

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Re: Lightyear Armadillo Dropship/Shuttle
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2022, 01:47:12 AM »
I've got the hyper speed one. Great size for a 28mm or15mm lander.

I don't recall where I put the pic. But it does fit in the hold of my:

https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2022/07/paw-patrol-spacecraft-part-2-completed/

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Re: Lightyear Armadillo Dropship/Shuttle
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2022, 02:08:10 AM »
I don't recall where I put the pic. But it does fit in the hold of my:

https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2022/07/paw-patrol-spacecraft-part-2-completed/

Yeah, that Paw Patrol one would carry quite a lot of Battlemechs, but would also take up quite a lot of real estate on an Alpha Strike tabletop.
 
Looks like it would work well as a 28mm Traveller Type S Scout Ship!
« Last Edit: August 14, 2022, 02:17:12 AM by Cat »

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Re: Lightyear Armadillo Dropship/Shuttle
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2022, 11:37:17 PM »

You would probably want to modify the cockpit windows.  The toy figures that are seen in the packaging are 28mm toe-eye.  The big assault mechs in my photo are ~2" from bottom of base to top of head.

Thanks so much.  Yes, I would need to do something, to make the windows fit to 15mm.

Dan

 

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