Hasbro MP 10 foot repair

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  1. Xanatos1986

    Xanatos1986 Well-Known Member

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    Hasbro MP 10 foot repair-pics added post 9

    Hey guys I just got my Hasbro MP 10 and while taking from truck mode to robot mode the foot broke... the pin that connects the foot to the slide part broke at the base.

    Now I fixed it and dang it I should of made a tut... what I did was punched the broken pin through the other side. then cleaned it up with a exacto/file and the cut a size D6 nail from Lowes down to just a 1/4 to a 1/8 inch with the nail head. its tight so no glue(yet) and then reassembled... If it needs glue then i will take pics... or if you need it ill take it back apart to show.

    sorry if this is in the wrong spot this forum is huge and i get lost sometimes thanks total cost to repair 1.88 because I had to buy a pack of nails lol
     
  2. Alpha_&_Omega

    Alpha_&_Omega From the Covenant of Primus...

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    probably the wrong section, but to hell with the rules. rather that gluing your mp, you can try roughing up the end of your pre-cut nail, like the original pin ends. might be cleaner in the end.
     
  3. Xanatos1986

    Xanatos1986 Well-Known Member

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    best part in the hail near the head that I yed its like hooks so its not going anywhere :)  hope iot helps people in the future I can see this being a issue after seeing how think that pin is.
     
  4. dasas01

    dasas01 Autobot MedicalSpecialist

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    Oh God... I hope this isn't widespread... T___T
    I can remember my first (three) TRU MP Roddy experiences: arm broke...return, arm broke...return, kept third one in package....
     
  5. Xanatos1986

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    omg that would suck
     
  6. robvega214

    robvega214 Mp5_Brut

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    well both feet on mine are loose.
     
  7. xMostWanted559x

    xMostWanted559x Well-Known Member

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    so did it break because the foot was tight? photos of break?
     
  8. dasas01

    dasas01 Autobot MedicalSpecialist

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    ^ yes please!
     
  9. Xanatos1986

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    ill take pics of what I did tomorrow during the day i have bad lighting now. its repaired but yes my feet are loose and I dont expect the other foot to last. I WILL get pics up asap though most likely anytime aftyer 2 pm eastern time im on a night shift
     
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    sorry to doub;e post but Im adding my pics.

    this is Optimus after the repair.
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    this is the piece that connects the foot to the leg, and when in truck mode slides together with the other foot.
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    inthis pic since the pin broke flush the only thing I can do is punch the old one through, its no big deal can see it and seems to not weaken the part.
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    this is the head of the nail that i cut and pushed through.
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    this is the old pin head its dinky and weak after punching the pin through i left it at my shop so no pic of that.
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    this is the nail I used and cut down its a size D6 nail from lowes.
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  11. dasas01

    dasas01 Autobot MedicalSpecialist

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    So was this during the first transformation? i.e. something was damaged out of the package?
     
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    anyone else had this issue? wow that sucks i hope the rest of the MP-10 isnt like this.
     
  13. Xanatos1986

    Xanatos1986 Well-Known Member

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    no not right out the package, I have had it since wed of last week so not even 7 days :/ no rough housing just transforming it from truck mode to robot mode. I NEVER force anything.
     
  14. HotRod76

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    THANK YOU SO MUCH! I've had my Hasbro MP-10 for 4 months and this just happened. I have really tried to handle him with kid gloves, but this just happened durning normal Transformation. I'm off to Lowes to pick up some nails. :) 
     
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    A follow up a couple days later....THANK YOU AGAIN! This is probably my favorite Transformer of all time and the fix worked perfectly. No glue. Tight fit.

    If anyone else has this problem, a few added thoughts...

    1) Please go and get a good pin punch. I tried to punch the pin through with a precision screwdriver and it bent the screwdriver. The pin punch made this SO much easier (I bought a really nice set by Starrett which I am sure I will use again in other projects.)

    2) The pin would not budge in mine, so I took the end of a soldering iron and heated the pin (just the pin, not the plastic) and it went right through. You can do this without heating / melting the plastic.

    3) Follow Xanato's instructions. Trust me...I tried pulling the pin out first and did more damage than good. That pin is designed to go in and not slide out. The D6 nail was a perfect fit as well.

    Anyway, not to go on and on, but this made my day! Thanks again! I hope this helps the next person!
     
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    As long as we're talking MP 10 repair... are there any avenues for part replacement? Mine took a nose dive off a shelf and snapped off a smokestack, which promplty vanished! Can I find a replacement? Maybe a "stronger" one? Or less likely to snap?
     
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    The feet can be easily tightened up with some nail polish or future
     

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