Customs: Combiners

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  1. Megatron31

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    How much is the foc bruticus combiner joints gonna change custom Combiners going forward?


    I look forward to saturation with these molds and see what everyone comes up with
     
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    ive not seen one in hand as i dont like the toys, but what connectors do they use? are they energon styled ones?
     
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    No its something completely new
    But it is similar to the pcc joint but it has ratchets
     
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    I'll have to see what those connectors are like in person, like if and how they can be removed and such. And depending on that, I can imagine using them for something I've got in the works- not a combiner character(s) though.
     
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    i'd have to wait till my G2 set arrives in november to tell ya, however from videos i've watched i can say this:

    Pro: they seem stronger, sturdier, and a neat new way to combine figures

    Con: its four slotted tabs in a square shape that fit over an almost PCC type joint, i feel if you dont hold onto the joint itself when you move a limb they'll stress and fracture over time
     
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    Just got my retail Bruticus case today and I share these same concerns. Feels like over time they WILL break. They are sturdy, but they also are a bitch to pull apart and put back in to place.

    I can't see too many people making customs to combine out of these guys, there would just be too much rub and wear from the connection points alone.
     
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    my thoughts exactly on the matter, though i wont be painting mine just adding some extra G2 accurate details, i'm sure a 3rd party company could come along and create replacement sockets to connect to onslaught
     
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    Yeah, I was debating getting an extra G2 set to make some customs out of (eventually), but definitely not as a combiner, that just doesn't seem possible.
     
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    dont know why but i thought the g2 set had shipped already

    one could always just use the joints molded in black and not paint them

    and i wouldnt be concerned with longevity of the joints as much for a custom as i would mass retail, and as many variations as we have had of this guy im sure its passed some sort of QC test for stress on this design.
     
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    Sadly the G2 sets dont ship till the end of next month/early november, as stated to me via an email from a BBTS representitive
     
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    hrm dont know why i thought that (which is even stranger considering there are 0 revies for that version)

    i gues the wait continures haha
     
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    Indeed, but IMO the G2 set is well worth the wait
     

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