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PostSubject: Arm Rivets???   Tue 28 Jun 2011 - 19:19

Does anybody know what size, and where to buy rivets that are a close match to the ones used on ARAH figs? I know they are semi-tubular, and seem to be aluminum, but I don't know what size they are, or where to buy them, or the type of tool used to press them.
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PostSubject: Re: Arm Rivets???   Tue 28 Jun 2011 - 20:37

That's an epic question! Various customizers across the Internet have put their heads together and nobody can find the exact size Hasbro used. Similar to screws: you can get really close, but an exact match just hasn't been found.

Here at the Club, we'll be using custom plastic "rivets" for the quarterly figures' arms.
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PostSubject: Re: Arm Rivets???   Tue 28 Jun 2011 - 21:54

I would say just scavenge from broken parts
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PostSubject: Re: Arm Rivets???   Tue 28 Jun 2011 - 22:25

I am still working on this, it may look like we have to have a special rivet cut. This could mean , a mold cost and taking about 5000 copies, but that will work out if we need them.

The cost to cut the mold is not cheap tho. I just ordered some custom rivets and hoping they work, if they do, we will be selling them as well as using them on club figures. The tool needed will have a link so you know what you need as well.

Keep checking this thread as soon as I have some news I will post it.

Project ARAH.....we do not destroy the molds...we make more ...
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PostSubject: Re: Arm Rivets???   Fri 29 Jul 2011 - 20:37

Yeah these are really hard to find, I had a webste that sold harware for miniature ship building I ordered 4 different sizes and none were right. It is very frustrating.
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PostSubject: Re: Arm Rivets???   Sat 10 Mar 2012 - 17:24

I'll have to find out what size they were, but I ordered and have a bunch of semi tubular rivets that kind of work. They are too wide though. The head/face are really big once set which limits the shoulder movement. The shaft was also too wide so I had to buy a drill bit to widen the hole. This is a 100% cast figure with the rivets that I had bought.
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