I don’t collect many Transformers these days, but if I did, I would be all over this Kickstarter project – BMOG – Bio-Mechanical Ordnance Gestalts. They’re essentially robot toys that break down into component parts that can be swapped around. Why not make them, say, Glyos-compatible, you ask? Because the pegs used to attach all these items are the near-universal Transformers size of 5mm, and each part of the robot can be used on its own as an accessory or combined to make other accessories – a gun, an axe, a hammer, and more. (It’s worth noting there are other lines, or specific figures from other lines, that also use the 5mm peg, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.)
The bear-shaped robot above bears the brilliant name of Ursenal, and he breaks down into these bits:
Reminds me a bit of Construx, which I loved as a kid and often used in concert with my Transformers (particularly to build Galvatron’s ship from Transformers: The Movie). But they’re more like the Transformers equivalent of the Weaponeers of Monkaa. While I can’t shake some discomfort with the Transformers third-party market, this is exactly the sort of thing I can wholeheartedly support.
An important note: while I may not back this project (because I simply don’t collect a line that could use these), I not only think the project seems fantastic for anyone even remotely interested in it, but I actually watched the entire video talking about the project. I don’t think I’ve ever done that before, even for projects I’ve backed.