HELP. Broken Armada Prime

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Chykin, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Chykin

    Chykin Well-Known Member

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    I was trying to get my day's supply of nostalgia by transforming my Superbase Optimus when I tried to move his elbow and -KRAK!- the lower joint broke. Does anyone know how to fix it? :cry 

    Note: As far as I gather from the wiki, this isn't GPS. I think it may have been due merely to how tight the joint was. (VERY)
     

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  2. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch

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    For a joint like that you're probably going to want to use epoxy. I'm sure a Radicon will pop in here and give you some better advice on what type of adhesive to use.
     
  3. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I dunno... I see what looks like sparkly bits in that plastic. It just might be GPS.
     
  4. optimusfan

    optimusfan Kill your heroes Administrator

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    I'd grab a junker/loose cab and replace the arm. It looks like it shouldn't be too difficult.
     
  5. Valkysas

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    It's not. It's the wrong kind of plastic for it.
     
  6. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    What's GPS?
     
  7. Valkysas

    Valkysas Attack Buffalo

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    Gold Plastic Syndrome.

    When Hasbro uses gold metal flake in plastic, it gives it a sparkly, swirly look. It also doesn't bond correctly, and will crumble in time, or at the slightest pressure.

    gold plastic syndrome - YouTube

    Last known figures to suffer from it are the some of the micromaster superion combiner parts, and early run protoform starscreams. Hasbro has said they learned how to stop it, so hopefully newer figures, like ROTF Blazemaster or leader Starscream won't end up as victims of it.

    Armada Prime does not have sparkly, swirly gold plastic, so he's immune.
     
  8. SydneyY

    SydneyY @syd_tfw Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'd go for this option, too, though I have no idea if superpants cab is easy and cheap to obtain.
    My son treasures his Armada collection and I know he'd be devastated if that happens to his, too.
     
  9. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I'd recommend going this route.

    The last I checked, it should be very easy and very cheap to do, especially if done from a lot on eBay.

    That's awesome about your son's Armada collection.
     
  10. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Ah, thanks, didn't know what Gold Plastic Syndrome was, at all.
     
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    mrgalvaprime #BanTJ

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    DOnt worry, the only reason i know is because i spend waaaaay to much time on TFWIKI
     
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    One of the guys at cybertron.ca has one for 10$-15$ missing parts but the bot is good.
     
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    I like how no one detects your sarcasm.
     
  15. tikgnat

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    I wasn't being sarcastic. I honestly didn't know, and my Armada Prime is proudly on display in my living room display, and I would hate for this to happen to him.
     
  16. Satomiblood

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    I didn't get a sarcastic vibe from him at all. And I'm a master sarcasm detector. I think yours is broken, yo.

    EDIT - Ha! tikgnat posting right as I'm responding to your post.
     
  17. vidmouse

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    I might be able to help you out. I think I have a leftover arm part from superbase prime. Which arm is it, left or right?
     

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