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.

So check out their website, follow them on Twitter, and if you’re interested in the project, definitely back them on Kickstarter!