Cyberverse Optimus Prime broken arm

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  1. decepticreep312

    decepticreep312 Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday my little brother got a bunch of Cyberverse toys for Christmas and was very happy. While he was playing with his new Cyberverse Optimus Prime, the arm broke off along with the ball joint. My dad said that super glue wont work because the ball joint piece is too small to stay in place and will break off when you move it again. Any suggestions on how to fix it? Will super glue work?
     
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    If the ball joint broke off as well, that's it. It's to tiny for a superglue to keep that piece together, but you never know.
     
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    Look on the bright side - now he's movie accurate.
     
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    What if i put a little extra super glue around the joint to keep it in place?
     
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    Thats what I told him yesterday actually :lol 
     
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    I apologize if I seem harsh, I could see wanting to salvage a Voyager or Leader class Optimus, that's a toy with a lot of weight to it and with a hefty cost to it. But... its a Cyberverse toy... why not just get another one?
     
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    Because I want to know if I can fix it before I have to buy another one for my little brother.
     
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    get a pin
    put it in the ball part of the joint
    glue it in place
    attach arm
    at least i think thats how you fix it
     
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    this. That's what I told a friend to do with his legless legends Sideswipe.
     
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    Be careful about suggesting pinning guys. There's some "real" modellers out here who'll tell you it's a load of crap, despite me doing it for metal and plastic minis for years now. :rolleyes: 

    Pinning is a tad weird if you haven't done it before. It's easy to explain and grasp since I've been doing it for a long time but a guide will help.

    Zenai's Guide to Pinning Models - Warhammer 40k Forum Tau Online
     
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    I will consider trying that, thanks.
     
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    Buy another? They are like... five bucks. =P
     
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    I already said, I want to know if I can fix it before I get another one for my brother. By the way, the cyberverse Optimus Prime is actually $7, which is still not that much, but just saying.
     
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    Still, why go through the effort? It isn't as if it is hard to find. When you can just shell out another seven bucks.
     
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    You could also just buy a new one and return the broken one and say it was broken. Super glue won't hold well. I've tried before on small figures and it just doesn't really work well unless you want to leave it alone and never play with it again.
     
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    Problem is the thing was part of a big gift set. But I guess there isn't a way to fix it right now so I will try to buy another one for ny brother when I get the chance.
     
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    Ha ha ha sorry that's funny lol
     
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    Yeah, that comment was great.

    Being serious for a moment though, I came in here to mention the pin thing, but drilling into such a small molding might be tough, so you might be better off just keeping that for yourself as a display piece (glue it or something but don't move it too much), and then buying something else for your bro.

    Either that, or let him play with Prime without the arm, letting him know to be more careful... and yeah, that he's more movie accurate that way anyway. :) 
     
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    This is exactly what I was about to post for a suggestion. It's certainly doable with the right tools. The main thing is to make sure the pin is secure enough to withstand the pressure of the arm movement. Also, be sure the adhesive sets and secures the joint.

    I think things like this present an excellent opportunity to tackle on a repair job just for the sake of it. This is a hobby, after all.

    I actually condone both repairing the figure and buying a new one, if finances allow :) 
     

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