Customs: Better for Parts: Bionacles or Neoshifters?

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  1. zgraham

    zgraham Well-Known Member

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    I am working on building a Transformer basically from scratch. Which is a better kit for joints and parts, bionacles or neoshifters? What are the pros and cons of both? I am under a pretty tight budget and don't have the money to buy both and try them out. So I thought I would ask the experts.
     
  2. Spiderus Prime

    Spiderus Prime TFW Spongebob since 2007

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    First off it BIONICLE not Bionacles.
     
  3. Bruticus82

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    Alright, well, I'll admit I don't know neo-shifters.

    The thing with SOME bionicle sets, but also some Exo-force, and Knights Kingdom (the ones like this: http://www.iqtoys.co.nz/iqtoys/images/kingmathiasl2.jpg) is that they use ratcheting joints. So if you click and arm halfway up, it will hold there, unless you have too much weight on the other side. Other bionicle and Exoforce sets use balljoints that don't ratchet and may flop all over the place as balljoints are sometimes prone to do.

    I picked up a back of old knights kingdom figures from the local thrift store for $5, and I'm pretty sure it's going to be enough joints to last me a while. Go with whatever is chepest while still meeting your requirements in terms of articulation.
     
  4. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    They're both good. But it depends what function you're looking to achieve.

    And LOL @ Spiderus for correcting someone.
     
  5. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    my thoughts exactly.

    Personally, I'd go with neither, they both suck for parts needed to scratch build. I'd hunt down TF lots on ebay for cheap, there's nothing better for a TF's elbow than another TF's elbow.

    Neo-Shifters and Byonikles (lol) are good for connectors which need to come apart often.
     
  6. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    I see your point about scratch building, but they're not bad as add-ons to existing figures.
     

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