Fixing FOC Brawl's horribly floppy feet?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Rev_Pee_Kitty, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Rev_Pee_Kitty

    Rev_Pee_Kitty Order Malkavian-Dobbsian

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2003
    Posts:
    61
    Trophy Points:
    81
    Likes:
    +0
    Anyone have any suggestions for fixing Brawl's feet? Of all the FOC Bruticus toys, he's the only true disappointment in robot mode -- it wouldn't be so bad if his feet weren't required to keep him upright!

    If they weren't on a pin, I'd try superglue or nail polish, but that doesn't look like an option here.
     
  2. Noideaforaname

    Noideaforaname Pico, let's go up to Zuma

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2010
    Posts:
    10,539
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Likes:
    +13,493
    I just plug weapons into his ankle-holes to support his feet. Not the most elegant solution, but quick and easy and in-character.
     
  3. xMostWanted559x

    xMostWanted559x Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2012
    Posts:
    9,663
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +17
    Mines just as bad
     
  4. Erland

    Erland Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Posts:
    4,296
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +439
    Hack-saw?
     
  5. JetFormers

    JetFormers « Ultima Ratio Hecate »

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2011
    Posts:
    1,582
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +3
    Where is Onslaught when you need him...?
     
  6. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2011
    Posts:
    15,852
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Kelowna, BC Canada
    Likes:
    +42
    I just pose him kneeling. Dude has easily the best leg articulation for that sort of thing, and not only does it help him not fall the fuck down, but its also unique & kinda suited to his look. I'm all for it. :) 
     
  7. ssjkazer

    ssjkazer mr dyslexia

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2007
    Posts:
    7,951
    News Credits:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    347
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Likes:
    +2,150
    What about his head geting it out is a pain
     
  8. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Posts:
    14,390
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +318
    This is what I do:
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Rev_Pee_Kitty

    Rev_Pee_Kitty Order Malkavian-Dobbsian

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2003
    Posts:
    61
    Trophy Points:
    81
    Likes:
    +0
    Depressing -- so everyone's advice so far has basically been, "Don't bother fixing it, just live with it."

    I mean, I genuinely appreciate the replies, but I was hoping someone might have a suggestion on how to fix it.
     
  10. Quantum25

    Quantum25 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2011
    Posts:
    2,182
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +114
    Well, I think using superglue might still be viable here even though you said his feet are pinned in. Just add a drop or two to the sides of the joint and keep moving it to build up the layer of superglue without freezing the joint and hopefully this would add enough friction to help stabilize Brawl. I don't have Brawl in hand yet, so I can't say this for certain, but I have done this on other figures with pinned joints with pretty good results.
     
  11. Jetbolt

    Jetbolt Maximal Air Commander

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2009
    Posts:
    23,445
    News Credits:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    382
    Location:
    Pluto
    Likes:
    +53,528
    Ebay:
    Instagram:
    Flickr:
    YouTube (Handle):
    I used Lego parts:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Driftx3

    Driftx3 lord of all things robot

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Posts:
    1,931
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Location:
    Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
    Likes:
    +280
    I simply un-pinned his toes and gave the area that does not make good friction with his shins a nice coat of Hard as Nails and then pinned the toes back on. Problem solved.
     
  13. gbm

    gbm Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2012
    Posts:
    9,428
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Likes:
    +19,275
    I had 2 small black plastic missles from some other figure, can't recall, and I simply wedged them into the space where the spur folds up into. They create enough of a wedge to keep the spurs from folding forward and collapsing the figure.

    Looks kinda cool too, they resemble small missle launchers around his ankles. A neat concept. But more importantly, it works.

    I'd imagine any small plastic peice will do the trick. Play around with it and see what works for you. It's definitely possible to remedy.
     
  14. Matt Booker

    Matt Booker Fantasy Adventure Author

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2008
    Posts:
    1,903
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +2,229
    Ebay:
    Twitter:
    You can do this with Pledge Floor Polish with Future Shine, and you don't even have to worry about the joint freezing up.

    ~Matt Booker