Thanks for all the photos and ideas!
The Matrix Sentinal deserves further investigation as to scale with the 8 inch size.
Love the payphone cord. Sadly, I'm highly allergic to stealing anything but bad jokes and ideas.
Mego Museum is a treasure trove of information and creation, thanks to you helpful members.
You can buy the payphone cords on ebay
That's where I got them. I'm not a thief
Here you go. Take the wiring out, replace it with a stiff wire and viola - you have great looking tentacles. Cutting them will be the most difficult part.
NEW ARMORED PAYPHONE REPLACEMENT CORD ~ 32 INCHES | eBay
^ Do not worry one bit. That's why I put the emoticons in my statement. I wanted you to know that I found it funny too.
The '90s Toybiz Doc Ock projector-figure has some good in scale ones, too--but thety are molded in a pre-posed position.
WANTED: RM Robin & P. Parker heads; Batman "waffle" gloves; mint Wolfman tights; Knights', Merry Men, Conan, & Dale Arden swords; Lion Rock (pale) Dracula head;T1 GGoblin body (in good shape but can restring); blue Batcycle (no side-car); POTA Soldier Ape minty bandolier; yellow bridle & stirrups; POTA Stallion complete set of tack; Fighting Furies Spanish & Buccaneer outfits & boxed Hook.
There are some 'braided sleevings' and 'spiral wrap' plastic electrical cable covers that might work for you:
Cable Protection Products | Wire Loom, Braided Sleeving Spiral Wrap