TFTM Brawl - Possible Shoulder Fix

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Valkysas, May 22, 2007.

  1. Valkysas

    Valkysas Attack Buffalo

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    When I got brawl about 10 minutes ago, I had a hell of a time getting his shoulders pegged in. as many people with him know, it really seems impossible.

    Then I took a really good look at him, and realized his chest wasnt lined up right. when his chest goes down, only the right side goes down all the way and snaps into place during transformation, the left side stayed a bit high (really only about 3 mm or so). So I pushed on it a little bit more, and it too snapped down.

    then the shoulder tabs went right in. no trouble at all, and it's completely solid. I can move his arms around however I want and they don't budge.

    So before deciding that Brawls shoulders are messed up and need to have the tabs enlarged with glue or something else, just give each side of the chest an extra push down, and make sure the black part of his backpack is securly locked into place.

    I hope this is the reason for all the loose shoulders out there. give it a try.

    no pictures, no access to a camera right now. dunno what I'd take pictures of anyways.
     
  2. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    Like I said, transform it 10 times and come back. :) 
     
  3. pscoop

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    Are you accusing board members of improper transformations and jumping to conclusions? That's unpossible.


    Thanks for the tip, I'll check it out when I get home.
     
  4. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    I just tried it, it doesn't change anything. Pegs are poorly designed, there's nothing you can do about it.
     
  5. Valkysas

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    transformed him a few times now, it still works. pegs won't budge unless I want them too.

    Maybe there's a "corrected" brawl?
     
  6. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    To be effective, pegs would need to be 1 mm longer.
     
  7. Laser_Optimus

    Laser_Optimus Your opinion was noted. Now get lost. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah, I just tried mine and it only works to fix his left side believe it or not. The other side with the gun still pops out when I move it around.

    ...on a side note I've fond that you can somewhat "stabalize" them if you pull the tabs on the side of the turret that you have to lift up to pull them out back down over them once they're in the proper position.

    It's also possible that the version you have corrected whatever error was made in Brawl's manufacturing.
     
  8. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    He's still hideous.
     
  9. onesock

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    WRONG.

    I tried what he said, and mine works much better now.

    Reason? Listen, there's a movie forum full of haters. Go there.
     
  10. Valkysas

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    So it did help? thats great!

    seriously.
     
  11. Maboroshi

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    Doesnt work for me :( 
     
  12. jdre_124

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    I hope this works. Seing how I plan on getting Barricade, Wreckage, and Jazz but was undecide on the last guy to get I was thinking of Brawl or BB and as long as his shoulders are ok hes mine!!
     
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    WAIT FOR '08 BB.

    Seriously. '76 BB has wonky feet.
     
  14. grock35

    grock35 Hmmmm...

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    same here :( 
     
  15. Dinobot Nuva

    Dinobot Nuva Johnny 3 Tears Veteran

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    Worked great for me; thanks for the tip!
    DN
     
  16. Razerwire

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    I looked at mine again and saw that there are two points of contact, one behind each shoulder, where the front chest part makes contact with teh turret backpack part. Right above the two swivel pieces on the sides of the turret. I noticed that the two contact points keep pushing the front chest part to pop outward.

    So I took my exacto knife and shaved some of the plastic down where the parts make contact. Now the front chest part doesn't pop out anymore and therefore doesn't make the tabs connecting the shoulder to the chest pop out.
     
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    Jesus Brawl is high maintenance.
     
  18. My03Tundra

    My03Tundra LOVES TO EDIT POSTS!!

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    I have a fix, but some may not like it. Use thumbtacks, and clip off the excess amount. Trim the head down and glue it all in place. It will effect the look of the tank mode with "pins" sticking out.

    Another fix is to get the FAB version. It is okay, about the same size, and has some cool features.
     
  19. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    Awesome, I'll be sure to do this when get my Brawl, and if that doesnt work, I'll use Redline's 'mod'
     
  20. Rumble02

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    IT worked for me. Thanks
     

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