Archives for Mechs

Armarauders Complete Storyline

The people of Earth had become a hazard unto themselves. The population levels outpaced the food supply, precious resources had been spent, and their planet’s environment was fouled to dangerous levels. Many nations were eying neighboring lands with conquest in mind, and a vicious global war seemed inevitable.

Like an all too convenient prayer, the Runerians came. Although their starships arrived at Earth as broken hulks with the scars of battle, the technology they represented was far beyond that of humankind. A species of pacifists, the Runerians (aka “Runeks”) arrived in the name of peace… but also with a warning…

The Wasters were coming.

The Wasters were an alien species of conquerors. They despoiled planets for resources, technology, and slaves—destroying all which was not of use to them. The Runeks had fled their own planet, Runera, being apparently ill suited to defend against the onslaught. Many Runerian starships—unable to make the voyage—self-destructed rather than allow their species’ advanced technology to fall into such brutal hands.


In exchange for sanctuary and protection, the Runerians shared their knowledge with the humans. Mankind quickly adapted to these new gifts. Mining colonies were established on Earth’s moon—as well as the two moons of Mars, Deimos and Phobos—for new raw materials. Machinery capable of turning raw energy into food alleviated the problems of starvation. As to the problem of over-population… the Wasters, themselves, helped solve that.

For the Wasters were soon upon them. The Runerians’ more advanced technology allowed them to arrive significantly before the Waster horde, giving Earth enough time to prepare for the impending threat; it was barely enough. Millions of lives were lost. Entire cities were obliterated. Yet, the humans held their ground. Using weapons originally designed to attack each other, humanity held the line, and in a glorious victory, saved planet Earth from destruction.


In a brief span of years, humanity had gone from utter ruin, to a self-sufficient planet able to maintain its current population. But with the Waster armada defeated, humanity shifted its focus to the alien refuges. Some humans, seeing the Runerians as saviors, looked to them as if they were gods. But many more looked upon them with hatred—a focus of blame for the Waster invasion. Some even suggested that the Runerians had visited Earth in the past, and that they had caused mankind to fall into the state Earth was in when the Runerians arrived. The Runerians did little to dissuade such negatively, many actively stating that they looked upon humans as violent, coarse, and uncivilized.


A decision was made, and a pact between nations was formed. Rather than fight a defensive war, waiting for the next attack, Earth would take the fight to the Wasters. Just as Earth had learned peaceful technology from the Runerians, they studied the Wasters’ technology, and learned of war. Giant mechanical assault vehicles were constructed, mimicking the humanoid physiology of its pilots. The first goal of the new mech units was to reclaim the planet Runera for their new allies. But goals are easier stated than accomplished.

The original article and much more can be found here!

Armarauaders Mecha Mail, Get Caught Up Now!

Photos by: Kuma Style / Mr.Elljay / Rocketpuncharmy / The Toyark

The Reviews Are In — And They’re Stellar!



Mecha Workshop Armarauders Bellerophon Cam's Custom (Pre Production Version) - Vangelus Review 270

Vangelus (Part 1)

Two Bellerophonics That I Missed - Vangelus Review 270-X

Vangelus (Part 2)

Shartimus Prime

Mecha Workshop Armarauders Bellerophon Review - CollectionDX

Collection DX
There are even more written reviews from many great and fan-favorite sites…


Toyark – Includes interview with Mecha Workshop.

The Fwoosh 



Note: All reviews are based on pre-production samples.

Did You Know…?

The name “ARMARAUDERS” derives from the two words “Armored” and “Marauders.”

Why the name BELLEROPHON? (That is SO difficult to pronounce and spell.)

Somewhat similar to the Greek mythological hero, Hercules. The Bellerophon mech is based on an underdog hero in Greek mythology named, “Bellerophon”, son of Poseidon!

Why not just use Hercules you ask? 

Well, we here at Team Armarauders usually root for the underdogs smile emoticon. And, Bellerophon is a hero whose tale is very much underrated… Doubt many would know that it was Bellerophon who first tamed Pegasus, and along with his trusty steed, defeated the Chimera. This is why the Bellerophon Mech is able to combine with the Triple-Changer Pegasus Drone in the Arma-verse.

Artwork by Sherard Jackson.

Bellerophon Mech “Combine” Add-On:

Pegasus Drone


The Pegasus Drone is A.I. controlled and has 3 different modes:
  1. Combine mode: The Pegasus Drone merges with the mech enabling flight capability.
  2. Sidekick mode: The Pegasus gallops alongside its master mech guarding it like a noble steed.
  3. Drone mode: A supersonic aerial jet protecting its master mech from above.
  • Adding more universal slots and articulating joints to certain areas, along with more gimmicks.
  • It can also combine with Armarauders mechs of different models in the future.

Design by DonFigueroa / 3D design by Keiichiro Maeno [T-REX]

Manufacturer, Distributor, Release, Price—TBA

Suit Up!


Bellerophon mech’s armor add-on — Armor & Shield of Kingsmight and Blades of Kingswrath. Soon to be featured in the upcoming Armarauders comic issue #5.

Design by Don Figueroa

3D Design,Manufacturer, Distributor, Release, Price — TBA

Voices Behind Armarauders: The Last Battalion Motion Comic


The voice of Cameron “Cam” Knox is Sci-Fi enthusiast, emcee, radio host, actor, voice talent, and our dear friend, the dashing Frank Todaro.

You might have also heard his voice in Sony’s Little Big Planet as Disney’s Buzz Lightyear or seen him on Discovery Channel’s Science of the Impossible with theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku. Tune in to Frank’s weekly award winning science/paranormal radio show here, at
Be sure to follow Armarauders on your favorite social media outlet for the latest news from Mecha Workshop. We happily encourage you to share our news and emails with your friends and other mecha enthusiasts! 


Google Plus



Armarauders Don Figueroa Current Bio




Name: Don Figueroa
• Co-Creator and Producer of Armarauders
• Illustrator of Armarauders
• Mechanical Designer
Country: United States

A talented mechanical designer and illustrator, Figueroa worked with Hasbro with designing their Transformers: Titanium line before working on the Transformers Henkei figures. Many of these overall designs were folded into Hasbro’s Transformers: Universe series which remains popular in North America to this day.

Figueroa worked with Dreamwave Productions as well as IDW Comics in launching their extremely popular Transformers comic book series – eventually designing the “War Within” modes that have influenced all future Transformers comics and video games. Figueroa’s Transformers work remains some of the best-selling giant robot comic books in U.S. history.

Visit the full site and read about the team over at Armarauders here!

C3 Show in Tokyo Gobots!

C3 Show in Tokyo Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos

by Action Toys

In other words… GOBOTS!

Page 32 of 32:« First« 29 30 31 32

Latest Diaclone

Diaclone and Diaclone Reboot Diabattles V2 found here!

Latest Macross

Latest Macross / Robotech galleries, news, and reviews!

Latest News

All of our latest articles in one spot to scroll through and check out!