Help with Encore Megatron Problem! (chest won't close)

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  1. Paradigm-Shift Prime

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    So I happily just got my Encores but after opening up Megs I very quickly have run into problems with him. Transforming him for the first time, his chest was a major major pain to lift for the first time, all his joints (the gun barrel hinge especially too) were very tight.

    Now that I finally got it up the chest piece won't close down again. One side pressing down seems to keep the other forced up. I've tried it with the barrel swung back into alt mode position and with it hanging out. The side away from the barrel seems to be particularly problematic, it seems to want to bend on an angle when pushed down instead of going straight down. I've pushed down with about as much force as I'd want to short of breaking it and no luck.

    Any help?
     
  2. Octane

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    In experience with my Megaplex, and vintage Megs, they act very similarly. You just have to forcefully wiggle it. But be careful.
     
  3. Paradigm-Shift Prime

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    Hmm, I have two vintage Megs' and they both push up and down fine. Their joints are also not super tight like this reissue.
     
  4. Tech Spec

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    I agree with Octane, just gently wiggle it and all should be good.
     
  5. Paradigm-Shift Prime

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    Ok, well I'm sitting here fiddling with it, and when it pushes down there is some sort of force springing it back up a bit, keeping it from being able to click down all the way into place. This force is forceful enough, I feel the tension as I push it all the way down and as soon as I let go it jumps back up a bit.
     
  6. Octane

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    I believe you should be able to pull it off as well. Perhaps the bullet mechanism is out of alignment?
     
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    yeah I just pulled it (the upper chest) off and took a look, I can't see what the problem is but it's definitely not seeming good.

    When I put the barrel in place for gun mode and push it down the back part pops up, when I push the back part down the front part pops up and the barrels wants to push out.
     
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    YES! I got it, the piece that goes down to connect the firing mechanism to the trigger was bent all the way to the back of the chest piece, preventing it from going down into the trigger slot as you push the chest back down. The popping up was from this plastic piece bending. I don't know how that happened but I think the piece must have been warped like that while in the slot in package and that's why I had so hard of a time pulling it up for the first time too (the curve in it was stuck in the trigger connecting slot). Great to have a new copy of Megs but wow quality control on these doesn't seem very good (his chrome is mucked up in a few spots too).
     
  9. Octane

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    glad you figured it out.
     
  10. Tech Spec

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    Nice stuff PSP :thumb 

    Can't wait to get my Encore Megs this weekend.
     
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    Thanks.
     
  12. UltraPrime

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    Just to add, my Bookcase Megatron does this every time...
     
  13. Bobby Lemain

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    I agree, the quality control on the encores seem to be pretty low...
     
  14. Valkysas

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    That is the exact same problem I have. does yours still fire? mine doesnt.
     

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