How to Fix Botcon '06 Waspinator

Discussion in 'Transformers Conventions and Get Togethers' started by Vangelus, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    I just posted this elsewhere, and figured it might help to repeat here:

    I fixed mine in the hotel.

    What you need to do is knock out the pin that's threaded through the yellow gear wheel, and the two pieces of green plastic surrounding it. There's a window in the green ridges alongside the gear to allow for this.

    Then, position the gear where it needs to be, get it back to the window, and put the pin back in.

    In my case, I positioned it for a flat-chested robot mode, then held everything REALLY tightly while moving the gear into jet mode position before I put the pin back in. I'm sure there's an easier way, though.

    NOTE: I successfully completed this operation while drunk between the hour of 3am and 4am on Friday night at Botcon.
     
  2. Joe Moore

    Joe Moore Is Not Jim... Administrator

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    Dude that worked perfectly! Awesome!
     
  3. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch TFW2005 Supporter

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    :lol 

    "Dr. Drunk???? Waspinator sue Dr. for malpractice!!!"
     
  4. Transfan2

    Transfan2 TFW2005 Supporter

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    I am posting this pic of my BTC-06 Waspinator to see if I need to fix it.

    Thank you in advance.

    [​IMG]

    *I checked it with My RM Wing Stun and it seems fine, but better safe then sorry.
     
  5. Boardwise

    Boardwise is scary - Sig Killer - M Super Mod

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    More importantly... is the pic below the fabled Transfan2? (the one below the guy with the camera)

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    Heh, I fixed my own Waspy slightly before I even saw this thread! I rule! :) 
     
  7. megamus

    megamus Overworked and Underpaid Veteran

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    I haven't opened mine yet. What is the problem that needs correcting?
     
  8. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    It's a problem that has hit this mold in a few different incarnations. It won't transform to robot mode all the way, and the jet nose sticks out a bit.
     
  9. Sidecutter

    Sidecutter Evil Dealer Scum TFW2005 Supporter

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    Which guy? :confused2 

    There's me in the black shirt just to the right of the guy with the video camera getting my camera ready. There's the guy in the orange shirt on the far right edge, and the guy beside me with the video camera. :D 
     
  10. Edgewise

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    I haven't opened Waspinator, but I tried testing the fix on MW Skywarp, I can't get it to work. Was the a slight mold modification... I'm not sure but it seems like the "crotch" piece segment is slightly different... compared to RID Skyfire.
     
  11. Draven

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    My Waspy is fine. No work needed at all. :) 
     
  12. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    i want to know too.

    so i can steal his lunch money.
     
  13. ams

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    Wow, mine really needed the fix, and that worked perfectly.

    The only thing I would suggest is also popping out the pin at the other end of the piece with the yellow gear (at his crotch). It made removing the critical pin, setting it, and replacing it much easier, and with no plastic damage risk.
     
  14. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    bump.

    Inquiring minds want to know. Was looking for Transfan2 at the Attacktix table , but was'nt sure if I saw him or not.
    Wanted to say hello atleast
     

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