Superion chest fix: magnets?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by OptionZero, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. OptionZero

    OptionZero Well-Known Member

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    So I'm fiddling with my Energon Superion w/ the FP add-on and was looking for a solution to the stupid loose chest attachment. Seems to me like gluing the damn thing together won't work because you could never uncombine him . . .

    Does anyone know where to get small magnets? I figure I could drill out the hole on the waist piece, then glue another magnet to the tip of the jet, and maybe it would hold together.

    A cursory ebay/google search reveals only packs of 20 or more magnets, and usually too big for what we need. I figure it would need to be 5mm diameter or 1/4th inch, max.
     
  2. ericskooky

    ericskooky Robo-boogie

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    This may sound silly, but I know they sell velcro strips with sticky backs that can be cut down to any size you want. Then it could be easily removed if need be. Might be a little too thick, though. Just a suggestion. I got my FP add on kit today and I was wondering for a solution to this issue as well. Good luck!
     
  3. OptionZero

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    Hrm, a small strip of velco is interest. I wonder if it'll be strong enough.

    That one little peg is basically what's holding up the entire combined form's posture
     
  4. Metal Chaos

    Metal Chaos The Spark of Chaos

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    I had thought about using miniature rare earth magnets but I heard they can damage your computer's hard drive even from distance of 20ft, with my room being as small as it is and my collection being so close to my computer area i don't wanna risk it. It could work for you though.


    But yeah, that tiny peg was their genius idea of holding the torso together. It's to small to hold anything together. I need to look more into magnets so i can find a way to keep him together.
     
  5. Sioce

    Sioce Radicon in training

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    Lol...I've been using neodymium magnets for my customs...and I work on my computer desk with them...no damage to my computer.
     
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    ShadowDragon R to the D to the D yo.

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    I got a couple hundred from this place: Amazing Magnets

    You can choose what size you want rather than just getting a mixture set.
     
  8. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan OFFICIAL MMM REP

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    That's a load of BS.
     

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