|03-02-2009, 03:02 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Broca Beach, MI
We all know Hasbro loves to reuse parts to make other figures or repaints, so why don't they use the same style knee joints(example: Scarlett's knees are totally different from I think everyone else and some have bigger pins to hold knees in to upper legs than others), elbow joints (example: Cobra Officer's elbow joint is very small in length & diameter compared to Mutt's), neck balls(some are short and some are longggggggggggggg) and neck ball holes in the heads(some are deep, some shallow, some narrow, some wide)? These make for a pain in the butt when making customs sometimes! While working on my next custom figure (Cobra K-9 Officer), I had to dremel the upper arm hole for the elbow joint to fit Mutt's elbow/lower arm. Mutt's upper leg/knee pins are alot bigger than the Cobra Officer's also but Gung-Ho's will work for what I need. I'm just surprised(kind of) that Hasbro would use so many different sized small parts when they love to reuse/repaint so much.
|03-02-2009, 03:19 AM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Albany NY
I agree with you on the neck and heads big time! I have wanted to put a Snake Eyes head on Quick Kick, but I just can't get it right.
I would also like to have another Wild Bill with a right sized head. Everything else was perfect, he just needs a little bigger head. I think Destro is also the only figure other than Cobra Commander who could use an oversized head! I mean since they are both wearing helmets of a sort... Isn't it only logical that they have big heads?
I'm not complaining! I realy like the Chromed Destro Head with green eyes! It is sooooo cool! BUT I think the 1983 version had a better scaled head.
Anybody with me?
PLease! I need your help to find; LOOSE:
1. Comic Pack October Guard Figures.
2. 1987 Cobra Maggot
3. Cobra Adder
4. Cobra Imp
5. Cobra Bunker parts or complete
6. Cobra Rifle Range parts or complete
7. Loose Pit Commandos, complete or not
8. Loose 25th greenshirts, complete or not
Last edited by IronMan76; 03-02-2009 at 03:26 AM..
|03-02-2009, 03:23 AM||#3|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Broca Beach, MI
|03-02-2009, 03:31 AM||#4|
Join Date: Jan 2009
" its so tiny its almost microscopic." South Park Chinpokemon episode
|03-02-2009, 03:38 AM||#5|
Iron Grenadier Sorcerer
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: The Silent Castle
It could be worse. For the most part, the Joe figures can have their heads swapped. Every Star Wars action figure has a unique ball joint for the neck and head. You can't swap them at all.
|03-02-2009, 05:46 AM||#6|
Cult of the No-Ring
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Stuck filling out useless information on the details page
I remember the fun I had, trying to put Cobra Commander lower arms, on a Duke torso. The CC lowers wouldn't fit right in the Duke upper arms, and the CC shoulder lugs are an oddball size, the CC upper arms wouldn't fit teh Duke torso. I eventually ended up using Cobra trooper upper arms, with the CC lowers, and I still had to file down the shoulder lugs a bit, to get them to work in the Duke torso.
Never was able to do that swap I wanted to do between Duke thighs, and Zartan lower legs.
|03-02-2009, 05:50 AM||#7|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: No answer
I noticed that with the new marvel figs that I saw at wondercon.
It would be so easier if Hasbro had a "standard" between all 3 lines.
|03-02-2009, 05:59 AM||#8|
IG 4-Life IG 4-Ever
Join Date: Oct 2008
i have to agree hear too i wish they where all the same size. has far has wild bill head gos thou i would have love to reuse is head but cant cause he look like creep shrunk head
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|03-02-2009, 06:21 AM||#9|
Mega Super Stoned Viper
Join Date: May 2008
Location: ******, ****
I have been screaming this for 8 years now.That's what made customizing ARAH so great. I could mix a '93 with a '86 no problem. It just seems easier and smarter if they did this
|03-02-2009, 01:08 PM||#10|
SlayerDave owner of SDS
Join Date: Aug 2008
Not to disagree but i like the different size stuff, makes for customizing to be a bit more of a challenge almost a personal test of your skills. This gives ya the chance to improve, and master the arts of the vets in our hobby.
When they do tooling on a new part its bound to be different,unless all figures are made off of one body style. This could be done, but we in the hobby would have to do it our selves.
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