Universe Deluxe Optimus Prime fix?

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  1. MaxLinden

    MaxLinden Auto-Con

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    You know that so called "punching action" this figure has?
    Well has anyone thought of a good way to fix this problem... Whether it's gluing it together or something like that?
     
  2. AMG

    AMG Old School

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    He has a tab on his back, pull it out to stop the gimmick.
     
  3. MaxLinden

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    But will it keep the top half of him from moving?
     
  4. Erland

    Erland Well-Known Member

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    ^ this...don't pull the whole thing off of him, just pull it until it clicks? IDk what you call it but you should feel it stop and then he'll stop spinning in circles.
     
  5. Grimlock_13

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    You can stop the punching gimmick but you can't stop it being a shitty toy beyond that, sadly.
     
  6. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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  7. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    Guess you could always try taking the thing apart & gluing shit together, but yeah... pulling the tab thing worked perfectly fine for me. :) 
     
  8. xMostWanted559x

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    yea theres a tab in the back
    he looks pretty good until you pick him up...I returned the two pack set a few days after getting him
     
  9. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    His robot mode is ok... Truck mode sucks donkey balls.
     
  10. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    This is the best fix I can think of for all of the problems associated with that figure:

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    Ribieconvoy It's pronounced "ribby"

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    Just pull the tab on his back out until it clicks. That locks the gears in place and keeps his torso from moving.
     
  12. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    I almost entirely hated that figure before I discovered pulling the tab until it clicked locked the torso. Now I only hate it about 47%. And most of that 47% is the alt mode and the head with the bulging eyes that look like he's trying to shit out a bulldozer.
     
  13. ex dtw2003

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    Haha - And yet I _still_ kinda want it, lol.
     
  14. Ribieconvoy

    Ribieconvoy It's pronounced "ribby"

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    Honestly it's not that bad of a figure. It's still one of my favorite deluxes. Aside from the vehicle mode and the somewhat odd head, it's an OK figure, and the robot mode is magnificent, especially with how nice that transformation is and how little kibble it leaves. A lot of people just give up on it because of the chest issue though.
     
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    I see people on eBay try sell him for like 50 bucks
     
  16. Jazz342

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    If anyone is buying, I want in. seriously istead of the punching gimmick, they shoild have put a locking mechanism to keep the wheels in place in alt mode, rather than have him as off-road optimus.
     
  17. Soundwinder

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    I was shocked by how much I enjoy the figure.

    The alt-mode is a joke, and I hated the head so much before getting it.

    However, I picked up the two-pack for the Megatron (only $13 bucks.... same as one Deluxe, nowadays) and I like that Prime. The robot mode is really posable, and the chest thing doesn't bug me since A: It locks and B: you could superglue it and it wouldn't affect transformation or articulation at all. The face also isn't nearly as bad in person.

    And the gun is awesome. But man, the alt-mode is even worse than MP-01's.
     
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    Yes you just put the handle until it click its locks (simples)
     
  19. ex dtw2003

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    Well, I saw the 2-pack at Marshall again and I caved. What can I say, maybe I'm a sucker for punishment but I'm lacking the better Classics molds so these'll have to do as my classics leaders.
     
  20. sagejdg

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    so a new toy store near me has this figure for $5.99, is it worth it?
     

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