What is the difference between the Armaverse Phases?
Each Armaverse Phase consists of parts based on a different-sized,
anatomically-proportionate human figure called a Humature.
Phase 3: 6-inch Humature
Phase 4: 9-inch Humature
Phase 5: 12-inch Humature
Each Phase can also be used to create virtually any other figure or character
imaginable in any size you desire. See the
Philosophy page for examples.
What happened to Phase 1?
Phase 1 armatures were introduced in 1995 and had the same dimensions as the
current Phase 2 line, but were fabricated from a dense aluminum. We
upgraded to stainless steel in 1998 and introduced Phase 2 to the animation
world. Today a new era begins with the debut of Phase 3!
Why is Phase 2 being discontinued?
Armaverse Phase 4 (featuring a
9-inch Humature) and Phase 5 (featuring a 12-inch Humature) are now available.
Since the "old" Phase 2 is also based on a 12-inch scale, we will not be
manufacturing any new Phase 2 parts.
Are my Phase 2 armatures obsolete?
Quite the contrary! Phase 2 Armature pieces and kits are
completely adaptable with the new Phase 3,
4 and 5 pieces and kits, making the "old" parts and kits more valuable than
ever. All Armaverse
Armature parts will always be completely interchangeable.
How do I
build all the creatures like spiders and elephants that are not sold as kits on
Lions and tigers and bears...oh my! Anything is possible with Armaverse.
In the coming months, we'll be publishing more and more about the adaptability
of the amazing new Armaverse Phase 3 system. For now,
check out the Armaverse Philosophy page to learn
Can you tell me the sizes of individual pieces?
Click here to view a PDF of Armaverse Phase 3 parts dimensions. Print out the Armaverse Parts Dimensions PDF files at 100% and you’ll have
accurate outlines of every Armaverse Phase 3 part. This is all the information we are able to provide on the dimensions of Armaverse
parts at this time. The only way to get a closer look is to
place an order!
Can I make taller or shorter characters?
You are encouraged to experiment with Armaverse kits and pieces to come up with your own ideal combination of parts to build the character of your design. The parts are designed to be completely interchangeable, allowing you to give your characters longer or shorter limbs, spines, necks, etc.
How do I secure my character to the set?
To provide a solid base for animating, most animators choose to
tie-down the armature while working by attaching the character's feet, hands, claws or paws by using pegboard or carefully drilling holes in the set. Hardware and instructions are included with each Armaverse kit.
What is your return policy?
Armaverse offers a ten-day return policy that allows you to return your item or
items within ten days after receipt of your order for a refund (excluding
shipping and handling).
How should I pay?
The best way to order is with a credit card. You'll receive immediate confirmation of your processed order and your kit will be shipped within one business day.
Checks and money orders are also accepted. Just
complete the online order form and send payment to:
906 East Walnut Street
Lebanon, IN 46052
Can I purchase Armaverse products in my home town or country?
The Armaverse.com Web site is currently the only way to purchase Armaverse kits, parts and accessories.
When will my order arrive?
For a complete shipping breakdown, please visit the shipping information page.
Can I get rush or overnight shipping?
Although Armaverse orders are processed daily, rush shipping is available.
Please contact us to inquire about rush shipping.