Encore Starscream problems

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  1. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    First off, I've never owned any original seeker mold before, so Im just going by the box on this.

    I bought Encore Starscream yesterday, and upon opening today was thrilled.
    I got him out of the box and started assembling him only to find his wings would not peg into their peg-holes.

    I can't get the peg to go in all the way, it appears too long. The whole wing assembly sits about 1/2 a cm out, so it never touches the body.

    Is this a defect? Is there anything I can do?

    (If it helps, the canopy on mine may be wrong too, I did a search and found that his canopy is supposed to be yellow, but mine is a greyish-clear colour.)

    Thanks
     
  2. Codimus Prime

    Codimus Prime Missouri Toy Hunter

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    I ran into the same problem when I opened my Hasbro Reissue. If you like the wings out, consider shortening the gray wing posts... just gradually until you get them tight enough to the body.

    Or if you don't feel like modifying the posts, just rotate the wings back so they line up behind him... thats what I'm doing for now.
     
  3. lars573

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    Nothing is wrong with your SS. Everything is as it's supposed to be. Some versions of G1 SS have a different canopy colour. Encores is quite similar to the G1 toys canopy. The only version of G1 SS toy with a yellow canopy is the TFC anime accurate version. And the wings only sit flush with the jet body in the stock images (which feature colour prototypes). The production toys wings stick out. So that you can actually have them poking out of his back and not pop off.

    Some visual aids.
    Original G1 'screamer.
    TFC SS
    Hasbro reissue Starscream
     
  4. unmc2001

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    I had a TFC starscream that had the same issue.
     
  5. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    Ah phew, thanks guys.
    Much appreciated.
     

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