Buyer Beware: Silverbolt

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  1. updatedude

    updatedude Well-Known Member

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    Hello all, not sure where to put this, so figured I'd put it here. I got me the Universe 25th Anni Superion set the other day. That's the one with the Energon Superion Maximus repaint. Anyway, just wanted to warn y'all to pay careful attention to Silverbolt's knees when you purchase him.

    On mine, it was misassembled, as a result, he can't bend his knees backwards. You can tell if it's misassembled by seeing if the front of the knee is straight/angled, or smooth/rounded. If it's the former, then it's fine. If it's the latter, then it's assembled backwards. I'm not sure if it can even be seen from the box, as I picked mine up at random and just opened that sucker right up.

    But anyway, do be careful. Here are some pics to show what I mean.

    Here you can see his knees are bending forward.

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    Here you can see the front, which is smooth and round. This allows the knee to bend, but normally, the knee pads will prevent it anyway.

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    Here you can see the back, which is angular, this prevents the knee from bending.

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    Can anyone offer any suggestions to fix this? Thanks.
     
  2. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    I would loke to know the solution to this as well
     
  3. 0R10N P4X

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    Solution: return the toy and find the original version instead. :) 
     
  4. Sol Fury

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    A bit complicated, but you should be able to unscrew the legs and swap the knee hinges. There are two screws on the upper legs and two on the lower ones in deep recesses. You need to take all of that apart on both, swap the offending parts to have the knee hinges on the right side on both legs, and put it all back together again.

    It's complicated, but if you lay it all out as you take it apart so you know what goes where, you shouldn't have too many troubles.

    Only thing to watch out for is glue, though.
     
  5. Rewind

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    This was a problem on the original release as well. Easy to fix, just unscrew the legs and swap the parts around. I think it took me less than 5 minutes from start to finish.
     
  6. 0R10N P4X

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    My Energon Superion never had that problem.
     
  7. Polenicus

    Polenicus Warring At Play

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    Yeah, I had this problem on my original. Not a hard fix at all.
     
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    Might pick up the energon version of silverbolt just to be safe.
     
  9. Bgrngod

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    Evidently they rehired the guy on the assembly line that screwed it up the first time around? Maybe he went on vacation and just got back?
     
  10. Rewind

    Rewind Be Kind TFW2005 Supporter

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    But you wont be safe, many of them had the same problem.
     
  11. benzo

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    my original Storm Jet had the same problem but it was an easy fix.
     
  12. updatedude

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    Yeah, figured that's what had to be done, but was worried because I'm not really a "take apart parts"-guy beyond popping off balljoints.

    Thanks for detailing the steps.
     
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    Damn, that sucks.
     
  14. GAUGE

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    interesting mine never had that issue, ya'll must have bad luck :( 

    Sorry that happened to ya'll.
     
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    I thought I was the only one with this problem.
     
  16. Roanstalker

    Roanstalker Great Baan Gaan fan

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    Double post...
     
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    Reminds me to the problem i had with my KO Stormjet. ^^
     

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