RiD Prime Starscream question

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  1. Erland

    Erland Well-Known Member

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    I have a question about the RiD Prime Starscream...

    I just picked him up tonight and started fiddling with him and... his butt, in robot mode will not click into place.

    I can't put him into certain positions due to his topside flipping down cause his butt won't clip into place. I see to nubs on there but, they don't reach anywhere in order to clip.

    Is it just mine?
    Do I have to push harder?
    WTF?

    This is the best I can do for pics, I'm at work and can't get a clear shot with my camera.

    The second 2 shots are as far as his butt clips in, it may be just a little more but since I have to hold the camera I can't hold SS.

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  2. Shockwave9227

    Shockwave9227 I'm actually 16.

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    I think it's a universal problem. I hear some floor wash or nail polishing on the the hinges for the crotch and butt area might tighten it a little.
     
  3. Erland

    Erland Well-Known Member

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    it's not a tightening issue, it's a clipping in issue. It doesn't clip into place, it's just short to clipping in, or at least looks like it clips in but doesn't
     
  4. DBarricade

    DBarricade General Nutcase

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    Yeah, just apply something into the hinge for the pelvis to tighten that joint, as the lack of tabbing in seems pretty universal.
     
  5. Erland

    Erland Well-Known Member

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    So your telling me that everyone's RiD Prime Retail Voyager Starscream's butt doesn't clip and everyone's OK with this?

    It looks like the nub is too long for the spot it clips into but, I'm not willing to ruin this one just to find out. If I can find a second one, I'll test this theory.
     
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    You see that little bit of plastic flesh in the right corner?

    I think that's the problem. Not sure though.
     
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    Mine will not lock in either. Pisses me right off.
     
  8. Erland

    Erland Well-Known Member

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    When attempting to get it to clip, that plastic flesh doesn't even come close to blocking it, it's the tab that is the issue, without taking it apart it looks like the tab is too big for the slot (that's not what she said). so you can't push it in all the way. However I don't want to shave down the tab unless I can find a second one because if it's cut too much then it's not gonna tab in at all. At least now if I hold it in place long enough then it will stay, for a few at least until it wedges it's way out..
     
  9. NCStarscream

    NCStarscream Me Grimlock cute

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    Mine seems to be a happy exception...I haven't had this issue. I can tell that joint is a little looser than the others on the figure (except for his chest pieces), but most people seem to need to be tightening it with furniture polish or something, and mine stays in place fine.
     
  10. Prime Jetscream

    Prime Jetscream The Ultimate Golden Gamer

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    Glad I have First Edition...
     

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