Customs: Ratchet joints in Unicron are loose. Can it be tightened?

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  1. lee9

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    Unicron comes with all those great ratchet joints, but the figure is heavy, and he lasted only about a year of display in a cool robot-mode pose where most of his weight rested on one leg.

    Now the ratchet in his knee is very loose. His ankles ratchets got loose too, so he can't stand up anymore. Anyone know a way to tighten these ratchets?? I've never taken a transformer apart, but I'm definitely willing.
     
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    Yep! Future or superglue will do the trick!
     
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    They make sense to me for ball joints, but I'm uncertain how they apply here, since ratchets have multiple parts. Are you suggesting supergluing the joint into place? Or how/where would you apply the superglue and future? Thanks Superquad.
     
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    superglue both sides of said joint then rotate it back and fourth till all visible glue is dry n that should do it =) my armada starscream had loose knees till i did this method and he stood perfect all the way up until he broke
     
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    Just to the area of the joint. I think Future may work the best in this instance. Superglue may present a little bit of problems for these.
     

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