Anyone knows how to open a G1 starscream?

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  1. blahduh

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    My starscream's wing joints are loose. Looks like if i tighten the screws on his leg it will help. However the screws are on the inner part of the legs means I can't slip a screw driver in there. Can anyone help? Thanks!
     
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    open the body. legs will come off then.
     
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    Thanks for the fast reply, the crotch screw will allow me to open the body?

    Also, just want to make sure, if I fasten the screws on the leg, it will tighten the wings right?

    Thanks
     
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    you'll need to remove three screws. the one at the waist, and then one on each side of the chest (they're usually covered by stickers)

    the legs can then be removed.

    I don't think tightening screws on the legs will tighten the wing joint though. you can certainly try, though.
     
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    Thanks, you are right, the other two screws are covered by stickers. So I'm out of luck(The stickers are perfect) Any suggests on how I can tighten up the wing joints?
     
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    Not without taking him apart.
     
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    Ok, if I do taken him apart, what can I do to tighten the wings?
     
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    Since his wings are detachable, I assume you are talking about the black pieces that his wings plug into. They swivel front to back. If they are loose, you could try the superglue trick that is commonly used on ball and socket joints. It's been a while since I've had that toy apart, but the glue could be put inside the black part, or on it's bottom edge. That would tighten it on it's hinge or tighten it against the legs depending on which way you do it.

    If you are unfamiliar with the super glue technique, here it is. You squirt some super glue onto/into the spot, reassemble it, wiggle it around, then take it apart. Let it dry for several days before putting it back together. Reassemble after it all dries, and you should be good to go.
     
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    Thanks for the info, I'll try your idea.
     
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    You could use something with a thin tip/edge like an extacto knife to lift up the corner of the stickers on the chest area .... not too hard since there's actually very little surface area on the front of the chest that the sticker adheres to.


    Once the chest screws are revealed, you can either slowly peel the stickers back to the point where the back and front of the body join, of you could just make a cut along the point where the front and back of the body join - if it's done with a fine enough edge, it will barely be noticeable.
     

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