Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Mattress T, Nov 2, 2012.
GREAT figure, just want to tighten those ankles! Any help would be appreciated.
He's not that bad if you don't lean him forward too much
True, very true. I get a little OCD with my joints...I mean my TOYS joints.
I was wondering this too. I just posed him a little differently so his legs were spread farther apart and he was leaning backwards. He seems stable that way.
MP1 or MP10?
Whenever there's something loose, floor polish works for me nearly all the time. But I don't have MP10 so I can't say for certain.
Sorry, mp 10
For a figure with no die cast I find that poor in comparison to MP-1, which mine is still standing strong.
Is this the US one, or the Takara one? (I haven't been paying attention, maybe US isn't out yet)
My Takara one seems to have pretty solid ankles.
I never had loose ankles with both my MP Optimi
I just opened my MP10. Ankles are pretty loose but posing seems OK. If someone finds an easy way to fix it I might do it to mine. Tho for some reason I'm wary of using polish... It just seems wrong.
You can tighten the ankles with about 5 minutes of work.
-Open the foot up. You will need a small Phillips screwdriver. Just remove the three screws on the inner foot.
-Slide the foot out of the connecter piece on the ankle.
-Now just a apply a thin layer of future floor polish to the post on foot. Let it dry for 24 hours. reassemble foot and you are good to go. Repeat for other foot.
I've done it for both my Hasbro Prime and Takara Prime. He has no ankle issues now.
Does the ankle slide right off after removing the screws? Is there a chance of ruining the feet? Thanks for the help.
That was simple! I have the posts drying right now with a light coat of future, gotta love that stuff, and I will build up the coat if needed. Thanks so much, bro!
Future floor polish is a transformer collector's best friend.
One bottle has lasted me almost 4 years, and it is only half gone. A MUST have for serious, or even casual, collectors.
He is far superior to mp 01 in so many ways. I have both, but 01 has been sent to permanent storage in favor of this guy. Aside from the light gimmick and die cast, he has everything and more than his predecessor. Accuracy, transformation, scale and fun all sway in favor of this new release.
While we are on the subject of fixing joints, does anyone know how to tighten up MP 10's shoulder swivel (the part that moves the shoulder back and forth for the transformation)? One shoulder is perfectly fine but the other flops around when I pull out the shoulder joint. It's not a big deal, I just hate when my toys have even the slightest loosened joint.
Is there any downside to using the floor polish. Discoloration or long term damage or anything?
Nope. You can even use it as a clear coat for painted customs.
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