Animated Swindle chest?

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  1. blitzwingfan94

    blitzwingfan94 Vikings are the bomb!

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    Has anybody figured out how to keep Swindle's torso/chest from falling down? Its the only thing that annoys me about him.
     
  2. Foster

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    Below the windows? It should snap into place.
     
  3. blitzwingfan94

    blitzwingfan94 Vikings are the bomb!

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    no, I see the pegs and the slots they go in, but it doesn't stay.
     
  4. MekaGojira3k

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    Mine stays but is sort of loose. same for his elbow joints.
     
  5. Foster

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    Make sure you have the bottom double-hinges positioned correctly.
     
  6. blitzwingfan94

    blitzwingfan94 Vikings are the bomb!

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    yeah there fine like Meka said mines just ike that.
     
  7. thenatureboywoo

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    Mine is a little loose. But it stays in place. I think this is a pretty widespread problem though.
     
  8. iconscons

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    I put a drop of clear nail polish in each side of the black hinge at the base. Let completely dry, wiggle, repeat twice more.

    Now it stays fairly well.
     
  9. Overhaulimus

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    Wow guess I got lucky with mine,haven't had a problem with his chest or elbow joints.
     
  10. OptionZero

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    It's a small design flaw, a highly annoying one that's prevalent in so many animated figs.

    The slots and the tabs that supposedly go into them are not even close, you'd need gallons of nail polish to make up the difference. They should have added a tab at the top of the chest to clip into the torso.

    Same with animated Slag's waist - the two halves just won't stay together.

    That's not just QC, that's someone not thinking about the details
     
  11. Dinobot Snarl

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    I have a bigger prob. the joints for the hinged wrist parts are drilled slightly off, making it impossible for the front end to line up perfectly. So sad.
     
  12. tomdom69

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    I let my buddy transform mine and he couldn't get the front end to line up either. I opened the chest part then connected the front end.... so if you look at the toy from the bottom you can see his chest. The frontend in vehicle mode looks fine now, but the chest rubs on the floor if you roll it.

    don't know if thats right, but if it is, that may be your problem....

    That you need to fold up the chest last.
     
  13. Switchblade

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    Mine doesn't have that problem. His abdomen stays in place perfectly.

    Not a helpful reply, really, but I enjoy bragging. :p 
     

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