Ok, get ready for an oldie. This is pre Bionicle back in 1998 when the first ball-joint mounted creatures were about to conquer the world. Slizer/Throwbots were planned to be sold from vending machines and a couple of them actually were constructed for consumer testing. This is the design proposal that I mocked up in an early 3D program (Strata I think:).
Below you can see the full illustrations of the robotic creatures in their environment. To the left the Fire Slizer in the volcanic zone ready to fight the fire monster and to the right the Jungle Slizer taking care of an evil tree.