Customs: Major problem with my Takara reissue Megs...

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  1. tehCal

    tehCal wherever you are i am not

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    I need help in a big way and I'm not sure where to turn, or if this problem is common, so please forgive me if this issue is widespread.

    I'm in Melbourne, Australia, and I just picked up an imported copy of Takara's reissue of Megatron, which is awesome but for one major issue: the plastic strip that holds his left leg to his body has been put in upside-down.

    Anybody who is familiar with G1 Megs will know that the grip of the pistol splits and both halves folds forward (each on a strip of plastic with a hinge at either end) to become the legs. Well as one of the strips has been placed incorrectly during manufacturing, one leg won't fold all the way forward.

    Effectively, this means he can't be fully transformed - $175 out the window unless this can be rectified.

    The only way I can imagine doing this is pulling the whole figure apart, somehow turning the piece the right-way-up, and reassembling it. But I'm worried I won't be able to put it back together, or that it won't help (not sure how I would be able to get the hinge attached to the leg to come apart).

    The other option I can think of is gouging out plastic from the trigger guard piece, which would allow the leg to move forwards far enough, though it would be damaging a good figure and also would not guarantee a perfect fit.

    What do I do? Any ideas, suggestions?


    You may have to copy and paste these URLs to your address bar to see the photos:

    http://img.waffleimages.com/c36b5f8fb6a7fc8053b4225f2d14a903d73f41ec/pistol.jpg
    Looks fine, right...

    http://img.waffleimages.com/3163f0636b0742c83a99480a87945c4b6a2e111c/right.jpg
    This is the right hip, you can see the plastic is designed so it will fold forward.

    http://img.waffleimages.com/c22c84a3213a948e2daba961c9b6fcb581d82160/wrong.jpg
    Here, the piece is reversed, and as such it won't fold in too far; it gets blocked.

    http://img.waffleimages.com/f5162afe0183e6667da9e5e013654ac12a9bd8f3/standing.jpg
    The end result: not a good pose! :( 

    Please help!
     
  2. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    no links work.
     
  3. LoneWolf76

    LoneWolf76 Well-Known Member

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    try copy and paste
     
  4. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    Did, and I still only got a 404 error.

    You do know you're not supposed to have the same thread in two different forums, right?

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=149801

    Did you notice the comments about how reissue Megs is supposed to have metal parts there instead of plastic? You may want to check with whoever you bought that from. He may have ripped you off.
     
  5. SureShot90

    SureShot90 Peace=superior firepower

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    Ebay:
    Click the link and then the update button in your browser and then they work,
     
  6. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    Nope, still nothing. No matter how many times I hit the refresh button, I still just get the 404 error.
     
  7. Bobby Lemain

    Bobby Lemain Cassette Man

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    hmm, if that hinging piece of plastic is upside down, getting that pin out of the leg isn't too big of a problem except if the ends of the pins are smashed so that they don't fall out of the piece you are gonna have a hard time getting the pins out. To get to the pins you have to unscrew the messed up leg, unscrew the hip section and somehow get the piece of plastic out. once you have it out put it back in the opposite way and it should work. I haven't tried this myself, but remembering from what I had in the hip section (when I wanted to see the trigger assembly) the pin will probably be a pain to get out without ruining anything unless you can get the part out at an angle...

    I hope you can get it fixed...

    and I can't see the pics either

    edit: ahh, it seems you got it fixed... in the other thread.
     

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