How do you remove Masterpiece Prime's faceplate?

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  1. dakroland

    dakroland I fix toys.

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    So, how do you do it without snapping something? Suggestions would be appreciated. As for the obligatory "why?" question, I'm making a photo comic, and I need the faceplate removed for part of it. Thanks!
     
  2. Chosen

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    You do it by breaking it. There is no clean way of doing it.
     
  3. dakroland

    dakroland I fix toys.

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    Well crud....that's not what I was hoping for...I guess I'll scrap that idea. The last thing I want to do is purposely bust something I spend more than a few 20's for. Thanks for letting me know.
     
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    I think all u gotta do is unscrew the screws to take the head apart and remove the face plate
     
  5. MegaMoonMan

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    It's not that simple. I remember reading that the huge rivet that holds his antenna on also has to be removed.
     
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    Yeah, I tried it by taking the screw off, doesn't do a thing in helping to remove the mask
     
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    I just now took off my Prime's head, fiddled with the pieces, and broke it...the mask came off just fine! Kidding.

    You don't have to break anything, but its a bit of a pain to get the job done:

    1) Remove the screw on the back of Prime's head
    2) Pry off the antenna that doesn't have the hole in it (the pin that goes through his head holds his antennae together and the end of the pin in the "solid" antenna is held in by a press fit)
    3) Remove the screw inside his head that is located inside of his forehead.
    4) His head should now come apart rather easily and removal of the face mask is pretty much obvious at this point.

    Be careful when prying off his antennae so as not to scratch his head or break anything. Let us know if you have any luck!
     
  8. LigerPrime

    LigerPrime Well-Known Member

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    Its moments like this that I fail to understand toy designers...I mean why go through the trouble to sculpt the skull-like features for MP Prime only to make the mask so difficult to remove?
     
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    the optimus Prime of comics and cartoons presumably had that under his face mask, but it didn't come off either.
     
  10. Chaos Muffin

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    Hold Arcee up to him. Then he'll just take it off and go *deep voice* "Hey babeh"

    Good luck with that antanne, sounds like a real booger
     
  11. dakroland

    dakroland I fix toys.

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    Thanks for the Info. I'll try that this weekend and let you know.
     
  12. fschuler

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    Try using a fork to pry up the antenna. That way, you can pry the antenna off by applying even pressure on each side, plus, there will be less of a chance of scratching the plastic.
     
  13. dakroland

    dakroland I fix toys.

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    Unfortunately I don't have a fork in my silverware drawer that has wide enough prongs to stradle the post underneath the antennae, but I think I might be able to borrow one from my parent's house next time I visit... Thanks for the great idea!
     
  14. Neo-Bombshell

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    Let us know how the suggestion worked. Some of my friends also want to do the same, and these instructions are the only info I ahve got for months.
     

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