SDCC Soundwave's gun does not fire

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  1. typikal82

    typikal82 Vatobot

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    Has anyone had experience taking his gun apart to fix this or is there a tutorial yall can point me to?

    I can put the missle in there but it doesn't shoot out. When I press the button on it it clicks a tiny bit but that's all. I can pull it out otherwise when I hold the button down.

    Kinda makes me sad because I just put my Encore Soundwave on ebay and his gun worked fine.
     
  2. thenatureboywoo

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    The TRU Soundwave's gun also does not fire. The gun's insides may have been redone to meet safety requirements.
     
  3. brr-icy

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    i think so, my g1 one doesn't fire either, but the spring might be worn out
     
  4. Optimus Scourge

    Optimus Scourge Arcee's boy toy Veteran

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    There you go.
     
  5. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch TFW2005 Supporter

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    My G1 Soundwave gun never fired, even when I was a kid.
     
  6. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Damn safety requirements.
     
  7. typikal82

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    aww man :( 

    I guess kids in Japan don't need their eyes. I'll miss my Encore one then
     
  8. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    meh, it's not like that part of the gun was supposed to fire in the show, so it's cartoon accurate
     
  9. typikal82

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    it has a button to fire the missle, sounds broken to me
     
  10. brr-icy

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    button to hold the missile in when released i think
     
  11. Blitz.

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    its not broken they are all like that as some one else commented its for safety reasons

    I'm not sure if some one has cracked open the gun to see if they have remoulded the trigger or just removed the spring but if it were just a case of adding the missing parts I could see their being some demand for those parts from fan companys
     
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    i think it's just a spring, i have cracked one open before, there is one under the button, but not in the back
     
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    BAH safety regulations what have they done for me lately!
     
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    No us reissues lauchers work as far as I know / but I could be wrong on this). Neither will the upcomming Perceptor,
     
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    well the ones that did had those nastly huge rockets rather then the smaller nicer looking G1 missiles just look at Jazz
     
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    Yeah, if you want working launchers then you pretty much need the Japanese versions. I sell off my vintage G1 in favor of the Jp reissues in many cases, unless there are other visual differences between the two.
     
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    given how huge soundwave's missiles are, I really don't get why they had to be toned down for safety,

    toy regulations are dumb at times.
     
  18. typikal82

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    I agree, it doesn't make any sense. Especially since I'm sitting here looking at my Universe Tread Bolt that fires missiles about the same size.

    I'm disappointed
     
  19. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    I think its American kids that keep losing their eyes fault.
     
  20. SPLIT LIP

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    Soundwave's missiles are pretty pointy, so they'd probably need to be blunted because they're so large. I guess they figured collectors would prefer the classic missiles to firing ones since most collectors won't use 'em.


    But if you absolutely must have the firing launcher, it's only missing the spring. Jack one from an empty pen. That's what I said.
     

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