Problem with Classics Bumblebee's doors

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  1. ComicGuy89

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    I just got myself a Classics Bumblebee, the Reveal the Shield re-deco. I simply love the toy, and it's a nicely designed Transformer in every way, except the doors. I cannot, for the life of me, get both of them to close in at the same time to sit flush at the sides. If I push the right door in, the left pops open, and vice versa for the left door (the left door is a bigger culprit). It seems there's nothing really to peg the doors in.

    Does anyone else have this problem? Thanks!
     
  2. rxlthunder

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    I don't have it but, can't you just push in both doors at the same time?
     
  3. ComicGuy89

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    When I do that, the left door still pops out, hence that's why I said it was the bigger culprit. :)  The right door fits in fine mostly, but if the left door goes in all the way, the right door pops out.
     
  4. BenjaminXavier

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    Check to see that you have his arms rotated in properly. If they're not all the way in and around the right way it might cause problems.
     
  5. Torque

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    i had the same problem-droe me nuts till i got a replacement. then, when i got the replacement-same problem, but not as bad. I live with it.
     
  6. seali_me

    seali_me Buhawi Gabay-Tala

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    out of the two rts bb that i have this problem.
     
  7. mx-01 archon

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    Again, make sure the forearms are swivelled around properly. The protruding peg holes that hold the doors in place in robot mode should make contact with each other at the centre of the car.
     
  8. ComicGuy89

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    Usually I have the peg holes on the outside, I find it works well enough.

    I fixed the problem with generous amounts of Future Floor polish, seriously, how can I live without this stuff... :) 
     
  9. Valkysas

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    So you were transforming it wrong? Well, that's the problem, obviously.
     
  10. UnicronFTW

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    I had problems with the doors as well, until I realized I just hadn't aligned his legs properly.
     
  11. SoundWave88

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    While I am sure its totally different, I had that problem with WFC Bee, make sure the arms and legs are properly done. Quite a few others too, everything has to align "perfectly".
     
  12. jametron

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    No wonder his doors wont shut properly.
     
  13. IronicHide

    IronicHide MEME GO HERE

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    Yeah, making sure the legs and the arms are properly aligned (to the nanometre) solves this for me. Not as bad as movie voyager Ironhide, but nearly.
     
  14. ComicGuy89

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    Are you sure the peg holes are supposed to be on the inside? With them on the inside they push against each other, making the doors even more likely to pop out. Leaving the peg holes out gives him more clearance (the peg holes are the yellow protrusions on his lower arms):

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    Photo from Seibertron.com
     
  15. Valkysas

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    Yes. That's why they rotate. I've had the toy since 06. It has always transformed fine like that.
     
  16. ComicGuy89

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    Hmm, you're right, the doors do seem to be better aligned when the pegs are on the inside, even though there's still the clearance issue. If you don't mind me asking, is the windshield supposed to connect to the front? I was wondering if that might be the problem, since mine relies entirely on the doors to connect to the front.
     
  17. John_Force

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    The windshield is designed to come down all the way and peg into his waist in robot mode. Also, those pegs are used for the doors in robot mode. I also have the figure.
     
  18. sideswipe88

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    really? my windshield just sits on top, it doesn't peg in and I find that either way I have the door pegs facing it seems that the door is crammed into place.
     
  19. ComicGuy89

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    Same, mine doesn't peg that well, it relies mostly on the strength of the hinge. I think most of the problems I have come from poor QC.
     
  20. mx-01 archon

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    No, he's just confusing the issue. He was talking about robot mode. The windshield doesn't peg down anywhere in vehicle mode in a solid manner. It tabs under the hood, but there's a lot of play there. It relies on the doors to hold the geometry solid.
     

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