A Tale Of (GLORIOUS!!!) Victory

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  1. Tanukiyasha

    Tanukiyasha Ancient Transformer

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    So, collecting in Georgia can be very difficult, since we tend to get all the releases a month late, or scalpers completely screw us.

    So you can imagine how hard collecting the RTS figures must have been. I've been checking my local TJMaxx every other day, managing to score nearly each of the poorly distributed RTS figures, including Grappel.

    Well the other day, I finally found (just 1) RTS Lugnut in stock. You can only imagine how relieved I was to not have to buy one from evilbay.

    Except one this....this Lugnut figure was returned, the box completely frigged to hell and taped back up sloppily. You could see one of the chest/cockpit pieces detaches to the bottom of the box, as well as one of the internal leg pieces. Most collectors would go "OH hell no!" and not even bother, but I decided to take a risk with it.

    After getting home, I tore the box open, gathered the loose pieces, and took a good long look over the figure. I was able to snap back on his loose chest piece no problem, but the real issue was a defective screw in his left leg, unable to keep it attached to his body. It looked like the previous owner tried to fix it, only to fail miserably. So after taking a good 30 minutes to try and UNDO the "fix" the previous owner tried, I proceeded to remove the faulty screw, and replace it with one of my own back-ups. Now the figure is as good as new, and I finally have a G1 Lugnut on my shelf.

    Glorious.
     
  2. Nachtsider

    Nachtsider Banned

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    Props for glorious do-it-yourself repair skills! :thumb 
     
  3. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    nice, lugnut is a great figure, love the huge jet mode, and the bulky, but not too short bot mode
     
  4. Thalack

    Thalack Well-Known Member

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    Nicely done, hopefully you scored even more by getting some type of Open/Damaged box discount as well. :D :D 
     
  5. jerminator

    jerminator Well-Known Member

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    I just finally acquired this glorious figure today as well...and I love the transformation. Been sitting here transforming him over and over cos it's a fun transformation, unlike a few bots who are too damned easy or overly complicated.
     
  6. Mospeada

    Mospeada Since '84

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    I thought this was going to be about Transformers Victory toys. :( 
     
  7. Lt. Faceless

    Lt. Faceless I'm a puppet

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    Thanks to a guy on the boards,mine should be here monday.I can't wait,i've got a custom in mind for him.
     
  8. Shadowbreaker

    Shadowbreaker \/ /\

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    Got him for $9.99 at Ross... Still have the smile I had when I saw him in stores. :D 
     
  9. havanowoncheese

    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    Lugnut is GLORIOUS! Congrats on getting one and fixing it yourself!
     
  10. SSR

    SSR Well-Known Member

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    aaah.... what? :D 
     
  11. F18Starscream

    F18Starscream Commander of the Skies

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    He's a nice one I have to admit. Congrats on your fix.
     
  12. The F.N.G.

    The F.N.G. Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on fixing him up. Lugnut is a great figure, even if his automorph in the chest annoys me.

    The Rodimus vs Cylconus comic from the Battle in Space two-pack features Lugnut at the Autobot City battle. As this comic is set during the '86 movie, that means RTS Lugnut is effectively G1.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. MidnightBliss

    MidnightBliss Well-Known Member

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    Awesome story. I always wondered, where do modders get their box o screws? Aside from going to home depot and buying 1 or 2 tiny screws, is there an easier way? Is there a kit I should be looking for?
     
  14. wildfly

    wildfly Lasers, 8 O'Clock, Day 1.

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    I was thinking the same thing anout "RTD".
     
  15. Tanukiyasha

    Tanukiyasha Ancient Transformer

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    Meant RTS "Reveal The Shield"

    Corrected now.
     
  16. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    Nice, I actually just found Lugnut myself at a local Ross.

    Now if I could just find another RTS Jazz...
     
  17. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    This is certainly a cool story!

    I've had my share of tales like this, and it's totally fun when it happens!
     
  18. SSR

    SSR Well-Known Member

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    yeah I know what you are talking about. my sentence still applies.
     

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