Energon Cubes

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  1. derbyhat7

    derbyhat7 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know a good deal on energon cubes considering shipping costs? I have heard of ones that light up? I have viewed several reseller's websites with not much luck.
     
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    I found a pre order at big bad toy store, they are 18.49 for 6 of them. Can anyone say margin?! (lol) i found a website called unicron.com that claims they have 10 cubes for 20 bucks (Margin) at bigbadtoy store but i dont see them on the website.
     
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    it depends on what your after apart from the light up boxes theirs the gel ones and the ones that are reflective card inside plastic boxes but I'm not sure if their in production any more.

    honestly I'd be tempted to just make my own you can get gel stuff from most hardware stores and just add food colouring to give it that pink/purple look then pour it into a ice cube tray and then finally trim them into cubes
     
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    You could make your own, you just need to find a craft store, the right size wooden cubes for your figures, and a couple cans of spray paint.
     
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    I have thought about making my own also. You used what kind of gel? You stated that you attempted, so what happened? also ice cube trays would make them odd shaped even if you tried sanding it down.
     
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    the wooden blocks wouldnt shine like plastic of some sort, the wood would look like wood.
     
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    i guess im not going to find them for a price i feel is reasonable. i guess i might have to settle for wooden blocks. i just cant justify paying a 20 bucks for little tiny cubes of plastic. i found some on ebay. 6 for 6 bucks and 1.50 for shipping. it just seems crazy to pay even 1.00 per cube. i would rather use that money towards a real transformer. I think i might even buy that autoscout casstte. soundwave is my favorite, it the set comes with atleast 3 cubes.
     
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    Gel stuff? Is it a translucent plumber's caulk or something? I'd love to have some more cubes, I have the set from the Autoscout and the TFC Insecticons but would love some more for the Constructicons to haul around and stack up.
     
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    If only Megatron had asked this question instead of trying to conquer everything...
     
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    lmao. he should've gone to swindle
     
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    I found a GREAT coolness/cost balanced solution!

    The Container Store - The Original Storage and Organization Store

    I'm at work so I can't surf around and find the product, but I've been picking up their smallest-purple-colored "gift packaging" boxes to be Energon cubes.

    They're Translucent, pretty much the right shade, (nearly perfect) cube-shaped, and best of all .39 each. If you've got a brick'n'mortar location near you, I can't reccomend 'em highly enough. If you have to order 'em online, it might still work out.

    I've been toying with lighting, and given some thoughts to filling them with something, which might make them that much better, but even just naked and sitting on the shelf they *look* like Energon cubes.

    D/L
     
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    Awesome. I think I just found myself some Energon cubes.

    I'm picking up the clears though, and painting the insides.
     
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    Sounds promising, got any photos?
     
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    yeah? is it on the web site? I think we have a container store in Austin but by the time I get there and back......
     
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    I used latex you can find this in most hobby stores or DiY stores

    I've heard of people also using corn starch but I cant say I've used it

    once its dry and out of the ice try I did have to cut them down but it wasnt hard I just used a kitchen knife and a cutting board
     
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    If you wanted to get fancy and in scale, you could always just use like lexan or plexiglass or any kind of frosted translucent white plastic, cut it into cube sides, paint or dye them the shade you want, and then glue them into cubes, leaving the top unglued so that you can pop it open and closed and throw an LED and a watch battery in there.
     
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    they look like they would work, i wonder if they ship to canada, would be sweet to have some for the classics shelf
     

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