Build and customize your own Action Bot!- Modular, upgradeable, 5" figure kit- highly poseable, snap-fit, ball joint construction- includes both knife and sheath accessories. You can see a video showing how the figure assembles in the product pictures embedded above and a turnable 3d viewer of the model at- Enjoy!


IN: 1.929 w x 0.359 d x 3.922 h
CM: 4.9 w x 0.912 d x 9.962 h


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@Brendant182 Sorry I missed this. Ball joints tend to be tricky business. All the balls/sockets are the same spec, but sometimes some are looser than others. This can also be the case in normal molded toys. Best thing to do is add a thin layer of super glue or nail polish to the the balls with issues. This is an old Transformer collector trick. Hope that helps.
July 28, 2014, 4:42 pm
@Kidmechano , Just got my kit, though half of the joints are very loose and it cannot stand at all. Is there a way you would recommend to resolve this issue? I was thinking a light coat of thin CA in the joins though if their is a better way I would love to know.
July 22, 2014, 3:30 am
@Kidmechano That would be great. I hadn't seen the thigh armor before. It is amazing!
March 16, 2014, 10:52 pm
@ModiBotFan13 Thx! I guess I should combine them into a pack so people can get them in s single purchase.
March 10, 2014, 2:20 am
I love the Mo with the armor and the sword!
March 6, 2014, 11:46 pm
You're featured on the Shapeways homepage today! Enjoy :)
December 9, 2013, 1:24 pm
@GoGoDynamo I'm sending you a private message, so I can stop cluttering up this product page. :)
November 29, 2013, 6:18 pm
@sashafiero Were you just going to do the head? I can make the head and hands pretty easily and just upload the parts for you to purchase. Unless you'd like to give a personalized gift, which I also understand.
November 29, 2013, 5:55 pm
@GoGoDynamo Oooh, exciting. I'm trying to figure out what to get my husband for Christmas, and came across this figure, and I'm considering trying to alter one to look like the robot here
November 29, 2013, 5:49 pm
@sashafiero To be honest, I've been wondering the same thing. Not only about the printed figures, but with my molded version at I suspect that the heat will have SOME effect. I just don't know what. I bought some sculpey the other day to see. I could try it out this weekend and see.
November 29, 2013, 5:29 pm
Do you think I could add sculpey shapes to the pieces, like to build a different head shape around the head piece, and - this is the worrisome part - bake it in an oven at 275 for like 40 minutes without the plastic melting?
November 29, 2013, 3:17 pm
@firestarter Actually, those listed numbers are about the file size, not his assembled size. Depending on his printing, he averages about 5-5 1/8 inches tall.
August 24, 2013, 9:56 pm
Question how tall is it the W/D/H thing is freaking me out (cm if possible).
August 23, 2013, 2:39 pm
@Maldracai @Maldracai Hi. Sorry you're having some problems. His thigh should have two peg holes in it. Not sure what the thick part is that you are talking about. Sounds like a mis-sort. You can post a pic of the part if you want or contact me directly via by clicking on Kidmechano above. Thx.
May 17, 2013, 4:35 pm
Can I ask what part is his right thigh? It looks a lot thicker than the normal thigh piece and I cannot seem to find it. It's in the picture posing with the longsword and shield.
May 17, 2013, 4:23 pm
@mcsdaver Whoa! Sorry I missed this. yeah, its so hard to not get caught up in making all kinds of stuff stuff for these guys. The challenge has been to stay focused on expanding the build system. I'm working toward geared parts, so that and color are two of the really big things on my list. By the time you get your printer, we'll be selling some of the parts for home printing. Its very different than using the Nylon from Shapeways, so we're rebuilding some of out parts for home printing.
April 22, 2013, 1:42 am
@Kidmechano Your robots look like amazing fun. I might buy some to test out while I wait for my 3d printer. You can make sets for your figures too. Tables, chairs, computers, all the things they need to live. This gives collectors more fun things to buy and play with. He might need a pet too. Something small and cute. Yes unlimited customizing fun. Hats, wings, jet pack, bike, hoverboard ....... no limits
March 24, 2013, 1:54 am
@mcsdaver Yes! Once you get started the options for customization are unlimited. I just made some robotic body parts the other day. You can check them out- Good luck with the story AND the printer!
March 24, 2013, 12:22 am
This is a great looking model. I will be making action figures of some robots from a story that I am writing. You have given me some good ideas. I could make something like yours and then have the parts and heads of the robots plug into it. This way the robots can have many color parts and be customizeable. I will be getting my 3d printer in a few weeks!
March 21, 2013, 9:08 pm
@Kidmechano In fact i made it thinking about stop motion animation. It is tricky to add more articulations because the model wouldn't hold the poses. Thank you :)
March 14, 2013, 7:11 pm
What a great idea. I love your models !!
March 14, 2013, 3:36 pm
@Mr_props Thanks for the props! I'm surprised that someone hasn't done one, yet. Maybe I need to try one myself. I wouldn't mind seeing an EGO animation. Has anyone done one, yet? I favorited him a while ago, but still need to get one. :)
March 14, 2013, 1:38 am
i like your design. Clever and simple, this looks reallty cool. I'd like to see some stop-motion with it :)
March 9, 2013, 11:15 pm
This product is awesome. ++++
February 28, 2013, 8:44 am
With @erinautomatic modibots and my modibot raptor we created this awesome fighting scene.
February 25, 2013, 8:21 pm
@Kidmechano Awesome thanks for the info!
February 18, 2013, 2:05 am
@erinautomatic Most accessories I build are built specifically for the Mo (Hex) system. If you see a round peg it usually fits both- Except for chest plates, those ONLY fit Mo. Hand grip sizes are the same and head diameter, as well.
February 18, 2013, 1:35 am
Question @Kidmechano, do accessories fit both hex and square peg models (Mo vs X), or are they specific to one or the other?
February 13, 2013, 5:06 pm
@Kidmechano Ah! Your right it is. Good stuff. I really love this toy man. Great job.
January 28, 2013, 4:55 pm
@ChristianA The video is already embedded in the product images above, but you have to scroll to the left to view it (counter intuitive, but I've tried to change it several times). I've just added a mention of the video in my product description and will try again to revise the view order of my pics/video. Thanks for pointing it out!
January 28, 2013, 3:44 pm
@Kidmechano would be great to have your instructional video on how to assemble modibots on this page. You can add video to your products by editing them.
January 28, 2013, 3:33 pm
@Kidmechano Already have. But I'll spread the word.
January 13, 2013, 5:18 pm
@dlraynes Thanks for leaving a comment! If you hadn't done so, you can rate the project at the top of the page. Continuing to add a lot of upgrade parts to give your figure some character.
January 13, 2013, 1:06 pm
@DasBilligeAlien Thanks for dropping by and supporting the project.
January 13, 2013, 1:03 pm
@Nindustries Glad you dig it. It's been a hugely fun project. It started as a way to teach myself Rhino
January 13, 2013, 1:02 pm
Now this is why I like 3d modelling! Great idea!
January 13, 2013, 12:11 pm
Wow! and all I got was a sweater. JK. Glad you like Mo and thanks for the good wishes. We've got a lot of things brewing for 2013.
January 3, 2013, 2:09 am
My loving girlfriend got me a kit for Christmas. An amazing piece and I've been watching for new items ever since. Keep it up, and I hope that future projects are successful!
January 2, 2013, 5:01 pm
I really like this. It is now on my Backlist.
November 29, 2012, 4:43 pm
Outstanding design and great hand-candy on my desk.
September 22, 2012, 1:35 am


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