HELP, Bumblebee problem

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  1. Wreckgar

    Wreckgar Anthony Stark Veteran

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    I finally transformed Bumblebee back to car mode but the front end won't stay in place. The spring loaded feature keeps popping and thus it won't lock in place. Is there some kind of trick to it? I really like the figure and would hate to think I broke something.
     
  2. TJOmega

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    Hold it in place and try pressing the button for the automorph, for me that locks the spring back in place.
     
  3. Wreckgar

    Wreckgar Anthony Stark Veteran

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    Nope. No luck.

    I hate automorph features
     
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    I love automorph. It's cool and I've had no problems so far.
     
  5. Jedi2016

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    Sounds like you broke it. Did you push the button to release the front when you first transformed him, or did you just pull the front end down? The catch is very brittle.. any force applied to the front end going from car>robot, and it's all over.
     
  6. Zombie F Body

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    You really got to push hard on the button (at least I had to).

    I agree, the automorph gimmick is no good.
     
  7. SPLIT LIP

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    Only people who can't use it say that. Auto-morph = Best gimmick evar!

    Also, I have the so-called defective version (there's no such thing), and I know what's wrong. Here's what you need to do:

    Push it back as hard as you can, sometimes the button doesn't clip al the way up, but pushing it sould get it to lock. Bumblebee is my favorite figure next to L Megs, so I spend alot of time TFing him. Also, make sure the arms are in place, since that's what the hood clips into.
     
  8. Pikatron

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    I had the same problem with my 1st Bumblebee. If you look on the bottom, (in car mode) there's a plastic spring loaded peg that locks the front bumper into place. In my case, the plastic peg wasn't shaved down enough and didn't allow the bumper to latch. I didn't want to bother trying to shave it down or anything so I just exchanged it for another - which works great.
     
  9. SPLIT LIP

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    You're talking about one side of it being filled in and not just a peg? 'Cause that's not true. I have that version and mine works fine.
     
  10. Wreckgar

    Wreckgar Anthony Stark Veteran

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    First off, the idea of transformers is to do it yourself. If I wanted the toy to transform itself, I'd buy only jumpstarters and basic Beast Wars.

    Anyway, I tried that. Pushing it didn't do anything.

    It seems like the peg is faulty. The bumper just won't latch at all.
     
  11. SPLIT LIP

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    The idea of transformers is that they can transform, not that you have to do it yourself, if you want a deluxe car with no automorph, by Barricade, but BB's gimmick is automorph, it's part of the toy, if you don't like it, you shouldn't have bought it. It's not like he transforms all by himself, just one little part to make his chest look more like the movie.

    Also, I guess yours is broken.
     
  12. Pikatron

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    No, I don't think it's due to the peice being filled in or not, it's that the peg may be too big/small and not properly lock into place. Here are some pics that I took with the mechanism-in-question circled. In the second pic, the piece did not lock into place properly with my first Bumblebee because it was too long.

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  13. SPLIT LIP

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    I see. That explains it, if it's too short it'd never fit.

    Is this what happend to yours Wreckgar?
     
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    There was that thread about two different versions of Bumblebee. One had a faulty joint for the front end.
     
  15. SPLIT LIP

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    Yeah, that thread was bogus. The "faulty" BB wasn't faulty at all.
     
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    Well at least they're not as bad as say the east Wars Wave 1 Basics or Cybertron Override where everything transforms basically automatically.
     
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    I'd have no problem with automorph if it had actually worked. A lot of us experienced problems, sorry if that soured me on the concept but that is my humble opinion on the subject. Glad you like it, I just don't. Agree to disagree?
     
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    Automorph does work.
     
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    Only automorph I don't like is Blackout's, partly because I either broke it or it just doesn't like me. Just hope manually moving his cockpit around doesn't cause any problems with it staying in place at all.
     
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    I have no problem with automorph, I admit to times where I just sit here playing with the gimmick cause some of them are so dynamic. The only gripe I could have is some of the gimmicks are too fragile, Bumblebee's problem is well known but there's ones like Brawl's where if you move the treads up or down without the gimmick doing it for you, you usually end up breaking the translucent gears inside. No reason for them to be translucent, just makes them more fragile. I had to fix mine today over that...
     

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