Anyone seen these before?

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  1. SMOG

    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    Saw these ball-joint figures from a Japanese seller on Ebay, and I was curious if anyone knows more about them... specifically the size and stiffness of the ball-joints, as regards potentially using them in kitbashing. Anybody used them before? The seller says that they're 5mm ball joints, but I'm not sure what that means exactly...

    http://cgi.ebay.ca/A2-Runner-Black-5mm-Ball-joint-BJPM-Gene-Block-microman_W0QQitemZ120120906929QQihZ002QQcategoryZ18992QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    http://cgi.ebay.ca/A2-Runner-Yello-5mm-Ball-joint-BJPM-Gene-Block-microman_W0QQitemZ120120906500QQihZ002QQcategoryZ18992QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    Thanks for any info! :) 

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  2. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    Those would be good for helping out with scratch building. Give you some ball and sockets for the joints.
     
  3. SPLIT LIP

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    They remind me of Stikfas.
     
  4. LigerPrime

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    Sorry man, even though I'm living in Asia and have access to Japanese toys, I have never seen those toys before.
     
  5. SMOG

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    Maybe they're new...

    I mean, if I want ball joints, I guess I can always hit the toy section of Value Village, which always seems to have grab-bags full of old Bionicle stuff. However, those joints tend to be too big and too loose or some applications... but these look sort of promising.

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  6. Insane Galvatron

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    Just out of curiosity, why is do you spell your user name with an "s" at the beginning, yet you sign all your posts spelling it with a "z"?
     
  7. Backpack

    Backpack Scattershot who?

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    Those are "Ball Joint Plastic Model (BJPM)". I noticed HLJ selling them several year s ago. Thought they were cool so I did some surfing to find more on them. Can't say I remember much.... I do recall fans making so pretty damn cool things out of them, mostly detailed gundam robots.

    home page: http://www.bjpm.jp/

    HLJ: http://www.hlj.com/scripts/hljlist.cgi
     

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