Customs: Suggested Connectors for a Custom Combiner?

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  1. Cliffbee

    Cliffbee Well-Known Member

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    What types of connectors have been used for custom combiners? By connectors I mean the stuff that keeps two components together -- such as a limb (like, say, Aerialbot Slingshot) to a torso (like Silverbolt).

    Obviously the components should be removable, but they shouldn't fall off either.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. nellie131

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    Well I know of two types. The energon ones used on the combiners of that era.

    On my devastator I used Lego knights joints which are very strong and have ratcheting action. Hope this helps somewhat?
     
  3. Cliffbee

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    I'm not famililar with the Energon combiners. (I dropped out of Transformer collecting between 2000 and roughly 2007.) I'll try to find some photos.

    Lego knights? As in the regular mini-figures, or something else?
     
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    Energon connectors are great, as they're already made for what you're trying to do. The problem is the energon combiners have gotten alot more expensive, especially the bruticus one. There's also neoshifters which have some pretty great ball joints.
     
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    no the lego knights are like a tall sort of action figure made from lego, kinda crappy if you ask me for kids as they look terrible to me lol but search google and ebay and it should throw up some results, they come in a castle effect tub and sell quite cheaply. they do need modifying to fit some TFs however.
     
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    And those Jawbones can be gotten in a hundred-piece set for fourteen bucks on the Amazons.

    And if you can find some, 1/8" air hose quick connectors are the bomb.com:
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    They make great missile launchers, too.
     
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    Energon Combiners have a nice joint setup... however due to the Fansproject upgrades for Superion and Bruticus, you'd be paying 15$ per figure on eBay easily, if not more. If you found Constructicon Maximus parts, you could find those a bit cheaper... but still...

    Frenzy_Rumble's Jawbones suggestion is more viable as a result. At least the video he made shows they're quite nifty. I've never seen how Lego Knights joints work, so can't comment on them.
     
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    F_R, that is an AWESOME suggestion, you just made me go broke.
     
  10. Cliffbee

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    Great tips, everyone. Thanks!
     

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