harbo MP grimlock tighten arms

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  1. rego0012

    rego0012 Well-Known Member

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    so i finally decided to pick this guy up.

    unfortunately mine seem to have a loose and floppy left arm =[

    i tried to tighten the screws but they didn't budge and i stopped due to fear i was about to strip if i kept going with it.

    does anyone know specifically how i need to go about tightening the plate that connects the ball joint to the shoulder area?

    or should i even worry/bother with it
     
  2. Algernon

    Algernon Radicon Acolyte

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    Mine is the exact same way! Mine's not terribly loose, but it is noticeably less tight than his right one. Interesting to know that others have this problem.
     
  3. Optimus Vader

    Optimus Vader Banned

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    The only thing I'd consider slightly loose on mine is his right wrist. It's really not even worth mentioning, but I know some people are picky about that sort of thing (I am about paint apps).

    If the store you got him from has more I'd just go exchange him.
     
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    One of my arms is loose/disconnected. The screw holding it in place is not long enough to catch the threads, and so cannot be tightened into place. Trying to tighten it just causes it to spin endlessly.
    I can pull his arm off quite easily since the screw is not in place.
    I think I might try to buy a longer screw and attempt to fix it, since I don't really like the fact that his arm could pop off at any time with enough force.
     
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    Mine has the EXACT same defect...

    Picked him up in NJ, USA...
     
  6. rego0012

    rego0012 Well-Known Member

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    it seems as though its something internally making it that way. the screw doesn't seem to affect how loose it is at all. i did a bit of internet snooping and looked at some pictorial reviews and youtubes and it appears as though its not just a small problem. even the original takara release seems to have this here and there.

    ...i guess unless i want to take it all apart and tinker i'll live with it
     
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    I have no problems with the Takara Version.
     
  8. Jetstorm

    Jetstorm Wielder of the Keyblade

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    ^^^ :rock  me neither!
     
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    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    No problems here with my hasbro one.
     
  10. unclemarsellus

    unclemarsellus Imaginaut

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    If we're talking about that metal shoulder joint that the arm connects to then mine has the same problem. I have the Takara version and the plate was noticeably looser than the one on the right. I tried to tighten the screw and it was stripped already. It looks okay and it's stable but I've been hesitant to do much with it. I can live with it but it does bug me.

    I'd love to hear of a way to tighten and stabilize it if anybody knows! ;) 
     
  11. rego0012

    rego0012 Well-Known Member

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    that's exactly what im talking about.

    for reference in talking about this area and the the plate where the arm connects to the main body

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