Universe Blaster's legs

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  1. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    I got Universe Blaster a little while ago, but found that his left leg doesn't lock into place properly in robot mode, making it difficult for him to stand.

    Is this a common issue? I want to pick up another anyway, but if I do so, will I likely still have to fix the leg?
     
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    i dont have this one but i want to...when u say 'will i have to fix the leg', do u mean that u found a fix for ur faulty blaster? i just wanna know that if i get a faulty one, if its possible to fix it...sorry that i cant help out
     
  3. Ramrider

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    I haven't yet, but I probably can. I haven't got the leg apart yet to look properly, due to the pesky rivet, which I likely won't be able to shift till I can find my soldering iron.

    I'm tryiong to find out if it's likely that a second Blaster will still have the problem. If it does, I'll have to find a fix anyway, if not, I'll be able to just keep the second one and use the original as kitbash fodder (believe it or not, it's mostly Blockrock that I want the second one for; the Blaster fig's just a bonus :p ).
     
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  4. deliciouspeter

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    I have soundwave, but the same problem. What helped is to rinse the legs in really warm water. I planned to repaint it a flat gray, so I rinsed/scrubbed him really well, and suddenly the legs were stiffer, especially around the thigh area.
    I've also had this happen with older BW characters' balljoints.
     
  5. Counterpunch?

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    I've heard about this issue before, but out of the three versions of this toy I own, none of them have been subject to it.
     
  6. Ramrider

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    I didn't get the problem with Soundwave. And it's not looseness in my case; when you straighten the right leg (this is the little joint just below the knee) there's a quiet but audible click as it locks in place. On the left legs, there's no click, and the leg doesn't lock, so he's permanently a little bow-legged.

    That's reassuring at least. So if I shell out for another, there's a decent chance it'll be fine.
     
  7. Tman978

    Tman978 Really CHILL!

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    This mold has sucky legs.
     
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    Ah. Sorry I didn't read very well. Sucky girly legs, and top heavy.
     
  9. RavX

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    I'm sorry to dig up an old thread but I was wondering if anyone had come up with a solution to this problem. The Blaster I have is experiencing the same thing and I'm wondering if I am doing something wrong in the transformation. There seems to be a hinge below the knee piece on each leg that actually causes the leg to bend to the outside (to the right for the right leg and to the left for the left leg) causing him to basically do a split below the knee and results a lot of trouble standing. In effect as mentioned above rendering him "bow legged". Maybe there is a way of locking it that i'm not aware of with this mold (I never had a cybertron soundwave).

    I am well past my return period so taking him back isn't an option but I'd like to figure out a fix (or figure out if i am transforming the legs wrong) to make him more stable.

    I'll try to add some pictures later when i get home ...
     
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    ShadowStitch vectoring the hate plague

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  11. RavX

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    awesome idea! Thanks for the link :) 
     

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