Joey lives with his grandmother in Central City, Los Angeles. Joey's a bit scrawny for his age. He's not athletic or much of a bookworm. Actually he doesn't fit in anywhere, but he copes when not busy at work. Like many impressionable teens, Joey thinks material goods can bring him good fortune, and given his life situation he could really use some luck. Unfortunately, he cannot afford to buy the popular toy robot Heybo on his meager income. His luck changes when he picks up a broken down Heybo abandoned by a school bully. In Joey's eyes this used bot could be a source of strength. It could even turn him into a hero!