Leader Starscream Question?

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  1. lostnfound

    lostnfound Contructiconvict

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    Just transformed my leader ss into jet-mode for the first time and I dont think that I am getting mine to fit completely. The top panel that snaps into the arms-section doesn't quite go down all the way. The part im talking about controls the actual fins (or whatever their called) no the wings. It goes down and covers what used to be the arms. It seems 'elevated' to me. Is it supposed to be like this or did I do something wrong?
     
  2. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Mine is elevated too about a millimeter or 2. Not much of a big deal. I don't think it can go completely flush.
     
  3. lostnfound

    lostnfound Contructiconvict

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    Well just to clarify what I'm getting, here are some pics.

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    I only ask because I know that before you snap the whole unit into place where it goes into the (used to be) arms, it can indeed go down all the way, its the necessity to snap into the arms that elevates it.
     
  4. Anguirus

    Anguirus Well-Known Member

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    ^ Same thing on mine.
     
  5. TornadoQuakeX

    TornadoQuakeX Decepti-Creep

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    Yeah, that happens to mine too. Must just be a design flaw. I wouldn't worry too much about it.
     
  6. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Rattrap Teabag

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    Yep same on mine. A little annoying but doesn't really take away from that killer jet mode IMO.
     
  7. axiom

    axiom What the what?!?! Moderator

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    I had that problem too but after a little fiddling I got it to go away.
     
  8. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Same here but it doesn't bother me. Usually stuff like that does bother me but this time, it doesn't.
     
  9. T16skyhopp

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    same here.
     
  10. rattrap007

    rattrap007 one with the Force TFW2005 Supporter

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    same here..
     
  11. reptileman

    reptileman Well-Known Member

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    lol mines perfect. maybe just make sure the black piece is straight.
     
  12. axiom

    axiom What the what?!?! Moderator

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    It also looks like your tail fins are pushed too far down, maybe try lining up the base of them with the body and it'll push in. As far as the actual piece sticking up, I just push the front of that piece in all the way first and then pivot the rear part in and it works.
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  13. Anguirus

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    ^ Thanks for the advice, Axiom! That gets it MUCH closer to flush for me.
     
  14. amd098

    amd098 En taro Artanis!

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    so wait they all have those odd white stripes on the wings? thats really odd, i thought mine was just a mishap
     
  15. justamaze

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    This ^! Just line up the hinged part that the rudder (verticle wings) are attached to as described above. the hinge part I think is the problem you guys are having.
     
  16. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    Not that this flaw is a big deal by far, but reading this thread cracks me up because for weeks now everyone who's gotten this figure has done nothing but shoot their hot, steamy jiz all over this figure in delight (BEST FIGURE EVER!!!) and not ONE person has mentioned this... until now. Now everyone's all so casual, like "oh yeah, mine does that too..."

    :lol 
     
  17. shockwave2005

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    Probably because it really isn't a big deal.

    Don't be a troll.

    I have the same issue with mine, but it really doesn't bother me. A fantastic figure over all.
     
  18. lostnfound

    lostnfound Contructiconvict

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    Well that worked somewhat, but i guess its just meant to be that way. kind of disappointing. I'll add that to flaws on SS

    - no wrist swivel
    - awkward fingers (either add another joint, or don't make them as long)
    - voice is retarded
    - doesn't "fit" completely together near the top in jet-mode.

    Oh wellz..its still awesome.
     
  19. Anguirus

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    Masterpiece Optimus Prime has feet in truck mode.

    And yet he can't even roll, there's so much of your "jiz" on him.

    Turns out that engineering limitations effect every single Transformers toy. Sometimes subtle things help with subtle problems, like here. In any case, nobody bought this bad boy for jet mode.
     
  20. NCStarscream

    NCStarscream Me Grimlock cute

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    Yep, mine's the same, but it's no biggie at all.

    Those are part of the design; they're deliberately that way.
     

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