G1 HardHead's chest plate (Is it really that hard to open?)

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  1. LifePincher

    LifePincher BBTS is the SOURCE!

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    I just won this one off Ebay and that chest plate thing does not want to open. I forced it enough, but I'm not going any further and end up breaking it. I really don't remember it being like this when I had it at 14. Open/Close=Easy

    Fix/workaround/or just leave it alone??

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  2. megamus

    megamus Overworked and Underpaid Veteran

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    I've had a few that were a bear to open. I would not force it. You will probably break it but you will without a doubt stress it. Leave it alone IMO.
     
  3. LifePincher

    LifePincher BBTS is the SOURCE!

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    Sounds like a wise idea, as I really think it would break if I went any further with it.
     
  4. Prometheum5

    Prometheum5 Well-Known Member

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    Mine's basically stuck, and I put just the slightest beginning of a stress mark in it trying to open it, so I now I leave it alone. Oh well... I have other HMs I can check out thestats gimmick on.
     
  5. Allsparky

    Allsparky En vacance!

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    Don't remember having trouble as a kid, but a couple of months ago I tried to open it and damn near broke it! Leave it be man! Checking his stats under G1 resources is lots more easier.
     
  6. LifePincher

    LifePincher BBTS is the SOURCE!

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    Thanks guys :thumbs2: 
     
  7. Hotspot17

    Hotspot17 Search and Rescue: Vet

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    If you force it, it will break. I broken one that one once and learned never to open any chest panels of hardhead anymore. And I see a lot of hardheads with broken chest panels in junk bins and at toy shows. So don't do it.
     
  8. Lunar Archivist

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    Nice to know other people also had this problem and it's not just my imagination.
     
  9. Dolza_Khyron

    Dolza_Khyron Well-Known Member

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    damn that's always been the number one head master i always wanted as a kid, lol *above fortress max even*

    more pics please? :) 
     
  10. CVprowl

    CVprowl FREEDOM FIGHTER

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    Well I'm glad I didn't break it trying to open it right now before i checked on here. i didn't even get a stress mark on it. No one has a fix for this problem huh? like someone who broke it and see where exactly the problem is...
     
  11. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    It can be fixed. Remove the pin, and then sand down the areas where the hinge is, then reassemble.
     
  12. CVprowl

    CVprowl FREEDOM FIGHTER

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    cool. is that pin usually easy or tough to get out? i have a good pin remover...
     
  13. Master Disaster

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    I once sent a G1 Hardhead to someone who wanted to paint it as a HISS Tank with that snake 3P headmaster. I assured him that the chest panel was intact and tried it out to make sure. El snappo. I wish I could remember the dude because he said he had an idea to fix it. You're welcome for all the help that was :drunk .
     
  14. SuperGodzilla

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    I still have my G1 Hardhead, from when I was little, and the chest panel never wanted to open for me. Just DON'T do it!!!
     

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