I've been buying some Microman Magne toys of recent - just won a nice auction for the rest. Robot Man Ace at microfever.com: http://www.microforever.com/robotmanabc.htm The key feature of the Magne Robotman is it's limbs - the shoulders, lower arms and the legs are attached using 11 mm wide metal balls to magnetic ports in the limbs. This gives the limbs a truly superb range of movement but it also allows for customisation of the toy because all the limbs can be removed and replaced with other things. In addition the shoulder pieces each have 2 extra magnetic ports in them - one to the side and one on top, and there's also a pair of extra ports on the figures back. Now what you could do with now is something extra to plug into these ports..... We'll come to that. The Robotman toys all have the same basic body and limb pieces, but each have a different head, and are each coloured differently. In addition to the magnetic joints already mentioned there's elbows, knees and ankles joints as well as the neck. I went for Ace mainly cos he's a big red robot (see previous essays on the subject of big red robots), I liked his extra weapon the best and (conveniently) there was one in the UK cheap. Ace comes with 4 weapons - 3 are common to the other 2 Robotman toys, one is specific to his. The extra weapons are colour coded which makes me think they all have an intended user. There's a red claw arm - with bendable elbow joint and a 3 fingered claw hand - 2 on the side of the metal ball, one opposite. The claws are chromed and open out to 90 degrees from their starting position. I'll assume this is Ace's due to the colour. The 2nd weapon is a gold and black canon - Baron's I think as the colours match him. No articulation but just a big gun. Think Zoids Gojulas Cannon. The third weapon is a blue - to match Cross - sabre attachment. Again the piece has an elbow joint, and there's an additional joint allowing the sabre to swing out evealing a handle that some larger TFs may be able to hold. Ace's own specific weapon is a ball and chain missile launcher - the ball has a magnet in it and is attached to a post which form the missile which is fired using the trigger and spring method familiar to many Transformer toys. Now to the best of my knowledge there's never been a TF toy that's used Magnets in this way - maybe it's worth a try as a method of attaching extra bits ? So we've got a nice generic posable body with the ability to add bits on. I think you may be able to see where this is going.