Generations Skywarp loose/popping out Bicep Joint?

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  1. Skyclaw

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    Hey Guys

    Recently picked up Generations Skywarp for a good price, plus I like the new mold and hope to pick up Thundercracker to go with Skywarp and Armanda Starscream to complete the "modern" style seekers for my collection.

    Anyway, back on topic during action poses or transformation into jet mode, both bicep joints pop out and I've tried the nail polish trick, but it makes it even hard to turn and puts more stress on the arm itself. Not sure what other fixes are out there, so just I don't know it I just got a bad Skywarp that got through QC or all of them are like this?

    Any suggestions or thoughts are welcomed
     
  2. Armorwolf129

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    Mine's done that a few times, but its pretty easy to pop it right back in, and doesn't seem to do it during transformation for me.
     
  3. atomD21

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    I have the same issue with mine almost every time I transform him to alt mode. I think it's just a design flaw. At least it's an easy joint to pop back in...
     
  4. Vaikyuko

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    It's not so much a design flaw as mold degradation, most likely. That mold has been used quite a bit as of late. Arguably the most reuses in recent history though Evasion Mode Optimus is trying its best to outdo them.
     
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    Mine hasn't had this problem.
     
  6. Backstop

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    the molds have been used so much there is going to be some stuff like this,a nice toy regardless even with your issue.
     
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    As reported in the feedback thread, I found some flash molding on the mushroom peg, shaved it down and now the arm almost never pops out.

    It's a bit annoying when you have a Starscream and Thundercracker that are super tight, and then Skywarps arms fall off on the first transformation.
     
  8. Skyclaw

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    Let me check mine for the flash around the mushroom peg, if so I'll shave it down and see if that fixes it or not. thanks for the info!
     
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    This is most likely the issue. I have this happen to a few toys in the past. Shaving that flash from the mushroom peg has always resolved the problem.
     
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    I'd need to see the joint to be sure, but it sounds like the plug is too big for the socket. Some light sanding to minimally reduce the plug's diameter should make it fit better, as it may be popping out simply because that's the path of least resistance due to the socket squeezing it too tightly.