Combiner Silverbolt Knee Fix?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Spoon, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Spoon

    Spoon Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2008
    Posts:
    2,754
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +0
    I just picked up my Universe Superion, and Silverbolt's knees are backwards.

    The issue is that they appear to be held in by pins, and I can't find a way to take them off and reverse them with minimal modding skills.

    If anyone can help, please do.
     
  2. wildfly

    wildfly Lasers, 8 O'Clock, Day 1.

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2009
    Posts:
    14,024
    News Credits:
    33
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +71
    If you dipped it in hot water would it expand the plastic to the point that you can tap the pins out?
     
  3. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2004
    Posts:
    27,867
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    296
    Likes:
    +3
    maybe read the pin removal tutorial in Radicons.
     
  4. Spoon

    Spoon Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2008
    Posts:
    2,754
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +0
    That's what I thought at first, but then I was scared of damaging my toy.

    Oh well, might as well take the plunge.
     
  5. GBNR

    GBNR Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2005
    Posts:
    112
    Trophy Points:
    91
    Likes:
    +0
    my silverbolt's knees are on backwards, too.

    It only really effects vehicle mode, which he'll almost never be in, so I am leaving it the way it is.
     
  6. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2004
    Posts:
    27,867
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    296
    Likes:
    +3
    It's like opening your eyes, and discovering that it's a whole new world out there. It might even lead you to wanting to try customizing! ;) 
     
  7. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Posts:
    47,598
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    342
    Likes:
    +23
    *sings*

    A whole new world! A new fantastic point of view . . . .
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2009
  8. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2008
    Posts:
    7,108
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    176
    Likes:
    +11
  9. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2004
    Posts:
    27,867
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    296
    Likes:
    +3
    wow, lots of cheese! :p 

    I was thinking more along the lines of


    [​IMG]

    actual new world (courtesy of Star Trek 2)
     
  10. BrokenSVT

    BrokenSVT It's not broken anymore.

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    Posts:
    1,323
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +0
    There's no pin removal necessary. Rather, there's a total of eight screws.
     
  11. rizuan76

    rizuan76 Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2007
    Posts:
    6,594
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    176
    Likes:
    +3
    Ebay:

    Yup QFT. only need to remove them screws dat's all. pin removal not required.

    I've alrdy fixed mine & the only thing you need to be aware is to keep track of all the screws that you've taken out,
     
  12. Counterpunch?

    Counterpunch? Interior Renovator

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2007
    Posts:
    4,334
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Likes:
    +37
    Ebay:
  13. Spoon

    Spoon Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2008
    Posts:
    2,754
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +0
    I can't pull the lower legs apart.

    Advice?
     
  14. Solscud007

    Solscud007 Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2004
    Posts:
    1,495
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    161
    Likes:
    +1
    Thanks. I saw that he had knee issues as well but I saw that the knee was held together with a rivet. and I sort of gave up.
     
  15. MidnightBliss

    MidnightBliss Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2008
    Posts:
    4,131
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Likes:
    +4
  16. Cujo

    Cujo United States Air Force

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2007
    Posts:
    1,975
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +2
    Ebay:
    REDLINE is trying to corrupt us all....
     
  17. Counterpunch?

    Counterpunch? Interior Renovator

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2007
    Posts:
    4,334
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Likes:
    +37
    Ebay:
    You mean the bulky gray portions yes?

    They should almost literally fall apart when the two screws are out.

    Really though, a pic of the stuck parts would quickly resolve your problem.
     
  18. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    20,023
    News Credits:
    36
    Trophy Points:
    327
    Likes:
    +51
    Ebay:

    I dunno man, you ever see the Radicons' toys? They've easily got the best :) 
     
  19. GBNR

    GBNR Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2005
    Posts:
    112
    Trophy Points:
    91
    Likes:
    +0
    I guess I will fix mine after all.

    Great links, thanks all.
     
  20. kenm2474

    kenm2474 LORD DC TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Posts:
    6,061
    Trophy Points:
    241
    Likes:
    +0
    I just did this. Man this set has been out for some time now and Hasbro still hasnt resloved the problem. Thats like selling a car with the Brake and Gas pedals switched around . Geez thats aweful lazyness Hasbro.
     

Share This Page