How to fix Botcon Hoist / Electro's chest

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  1. Computron34

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    Jesse Wittenrich (RID_Nightviper on Twitter) who works for Fun Pub has posted up a fix for Botcon Hoist regarding his miss-assembled chest assembly.

    https://twitter.com/RID_NightViper
     
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  2. xZAOx

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    Can we get the text for those that have twitter blocked at work? My understanding was it involved removing pins and was pretty complex / difficult for a novice.

    I fixed the chest on both Hoist and Electrons easily though. Took 5 minutes each.
     
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    Good info, thanks
     
  4. Computron34

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    So many of you probably have noticed that something is wrong with @BotCon Hoist / Electro's torso. There's a #BotConFix for that.


    How he looks out of box (for some of you, some didn't have this problem). This is a factory misassembly #BotConFix pic.twitter.com/xwbyb5B3Pn


    There is a small piece inside of his chest that has been placed in there backwards. Thankfully, it's a really easy fix #BotConFix


    To start, take out the three screws in the piece that forms the center of his back #BotConFix pic.twitter.com/P7FcNqKPmz


    Then remove that piece, as well as the chest piece from which you have just unscrewed it #BotConFix pic.twitter.com/2PcpNfoWpG


    See that little piece of black plastic with a spring underneath it? That is what is backwards #BotConFix


    This little bugger here is the cause of all your problems. #BotConFix pic.twitter.com/SpGYOXtXIi


    There are those little notches in the ends of the piece. You want to stick the piece back in so that those are still visible. #BotConFix


    In other words, you want to stick the piece back into the chest with it going in this direction #BotConFix pic.twitter.com/dSjN8a9g9e


    Screw it all back together and that's it! just one little piece was put in the wrong way. #BotConFix


    The fix let's his chest swing into proper place and also give him more head clearance for transformation. #BotConFix
     
  6. G.B. Blackrock

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    Thanks! (And also to Jesse for putting this together in the first place)
     
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    Quick follow-up. This fixes one problem, but I gather this doesn't cover the fact that the shoulders are still reversed.
     
  8. Computron34

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    Yes, when he started I thought it was for the shoulder but it's actually for the chest. I changed my first post accordingly.
     
  9. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    A shoulder fix would be helpful, though those pins are nightmares. Might just cut some extra grooves in mine.
     
  10. G.B. Blackrock

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    There are two things I've learned from taking BotCon Custom Classes:
    1. I have a new appreciation for the design intricacy of how these toys are put together.
    2. I really hate pins.
     
  11. Superquad7

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    I thought I'd mirror the photos here as well:
     

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    Yeah, that's what I did. It's pretty easy to do, as the plastic's pretty soft and rubbery for those particular parts.

    I was PISSED when I realized the parts were assembled incorrectly because those kinds of pins are nearly impossible to disassemble without screwing up the plastic badly.
     
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    If you or anyone else would like to take photos of that, those can be added here as well. I'd like to be able to resource this as a tutorial soon to help some folks out.
     
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    Hey funpub how about you eat your profit and fix our toys!!! I didn't fly all the way from Canada to have two figures only be able to do the "Y" from the YMCA pose. Am I the only one who thinks this is kinda B.S.
     
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    hey, calm down, i'm all for jumping on funpub, but this was a factory issue on every SINGLE copy of hoist it seems, they are doing their best to figure out how to fix hoist. these are pins, something not that easy to replace without replacing the ENTIRE figure.

    that's just not something feesible for funpub to do
     
  16. LegendAntihero

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    I've got not problem with the chest either. It's no biggie. The only thing I don't like about FP is them not having forums anymore.
     
  17. Afterburner

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    These are very expensive figures. They cannot allow these errors to continue to happen.

    If their profits don't pay for quality control, I suggest we stop paying for their profits. What does it take to be the last straw? How many errors and mistakes and mishaps can you accept for a premium price?
     
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    Don't mean to come off like I'm jumping off the deep end. Just little choked cause its hard earned money. That could be lap dance money :) 
     
  19. autobotsrollout

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    I spend that type of money for a figure, I think its fair not to have such a huge quality problem or in some cases two huge problems.

    Thankfully I have a pin pusher.. and for those of you who dont, it only cost me like 1.50$ at home depot to get one.
     
  20. Thundershot

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    They money we pay has nothing to do with "better quality control". They're built in the same exact lines that make the Hasbro ones. We're paying for a really small run. The smaller the run, the more it costs per unit. I don't blame FP in the slightest. Kudos for them for giving us a fix for at least one of the problems.