G1 Ultra Magnus Missiles?

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  1. Computer5

    Computer5 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Guys, did G1 Ultra Magnus' missiles fire? I bought mine second hand and the seller did not remember if they fired or not.
     
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    Yes they did.
     
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    the launchers of mine do not, and i believe the instructions say that they do not, how ever, the japanese, and possible non-american versions might fire.
     
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    Hmmm...Maybe no then. I remember looking all over ebay for them befor my City Commander came in and they all fired. Hmmm...I didnt know they made them to not fire.
     
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    Those may have been 3rd party made launchers or something.
     
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    I think Hasbro removed the firing mechanism for its US release. The firing ones are Japanese and international releases... but I could be wrong..
     
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    as far as i know the only g1 missiles that fired, were the mail away toys, like Cramshaft's missile fired i know, *and it was horrible! lol!* but the instructions of most of the transformers with missiles state something like, that they are only designed to "hold" the missile, and not fire. *probably were removed due to safety concerns* in fact i always preferred the missiles like that.

    but if you got firing ones on Ebay, you most likely got reissue ones. since the japanese g1 missiles all fired. *poorly* even the reissues lol but they fired.

    the more recent ones though, seem to fire much better, *like the Dreamwave cover series and what not, the prime, fires MUCH better, at least.

    even the G2's didn't have firing missiles, on the original molds themselves. which is why they all came with those new launchers, with MUCH bigger missiles. that DID fire.
     
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    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    The G1 launchers did not fire. There was no spring inside of them - the missiles just stayed in place or slid out if you pulled the trigger and aimed down.

    I was able to rig my G1 Magnus's launchers up to fire with the spring from a ballpoint pen. Just a simple matter of cutting it in half and breaking off part of the trigger mechanism inside the launcher. They actually pack a pretty decent punch now.
     
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    I find it strange that the original American versions didn't fire, and then for some reason on the reissue they did and they changed the size of the missiles, while most of the other reissues got the original missiles with no spring.
     
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    Do you have more detailed instructions on how to do this? Also what brand of ballpoint pen? I can't find one the right size. T_T
     
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    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    I took a picture of my launchers' internal workings:

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    Basically I just snapped off the skinny white piece at the back of the trigger, then inserted a full pen spring (not half - I was remembering things wrong) and the missile. It doesn't always catch right away, but once it does the missile stays in place until I pull the trigger.

    I just used a standard spring from an ordinary clicky-top ballpoint pen.
     
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    The answer to this lies in the order the reissues were released: Early Commemorative Series reissues (Magnus, Jazz, Starscream, T-Cracker, Skywarp) all had elongated missiles that DID fire. But after hearing collectors would rather have in-proportion missiles that DIDN'T fire, they changed back to non-firing "normal" sized ones instead e.g. on Bluestreak, Prowl et al.

    Check out CS Jazz horrible-sized missile and you'll see what I mean!!

    I must admit to being surprised about the "no G1 figures had working missile launchers" though. Does this apply to the UK as well?
     

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