Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Nyarlahotep, May 20, 2020.
The chest issue is really scary
That happened here in Detroit, about two weeks ago.
Hell I'd do that.
I've seen it mentioned here but not outright confirmed, the chest issue is a misaligned pin on the truck grill panel. The hole is about 1/32" out of line from one side to the other. The first two pictures show the part where it is out of line. The bottom looks to be correct.
Yeah, it seems like a hinge problem. It would make no sense to have a tab keep the chest assembly down; its function would be to prevent it from going up. In this case, if a hinge is off, the tab can't even do that.
However, you may have targeted the wrong hinge. That particular one would only cause a problem if the chest panel assembly is not flush with itself. If it's not flush, then that could be it.
It would seem like the hinge at the very back would be the one causing a problem.
Can't test anything here because both our ER and AU OP figures don't have these issues.
Red arrow would be what you're thinking. If it's flush, then it's not causing a problem.
Green arrow would also be an idea if the back ab piece was sitting too high.
I'm thinking hinge at the blue arrow may be problematic. There's a flathead pin holding that hinge together with no way to push out the pin from the other side. If that area gets warped, then I could see a chest closing issue. Heat treat and then holding in proper orientation for a while may fix that...if that really is the cause of the problem.
After removing the part I had pictured the chest seemed flush to me. With it on it wasn't. I have the part back on now so can't 100% rule what you said out though.
Mine has the chest issue too
Just got mine today (first time with this mold and i love it) no chest issue, completely level
I’m going to try heating it up and holding it closed to see if it helps. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Results are in and it appears to have worked. Blast of high heat from blow dryer to his back hinge for 30-60 seconds (hot enough to hurt your hands if you blow from the wrong angle) while squeezing the chest down then put in front of fan to cool it off while squeezing for another 30-60 seconds. Did it twice, not sure if it is permanent fix but his chest is level now.
Cool, glad to see it work.
Yup! Super easy fix with a hairdryer and thank you!
I just pushed the protruding bumper part in, and hit it with a 1875 watt hair dryer on high for a few seconds, held it place, then put it up to a cool fan, repeated until there was no more protrusion.
After that, it was still a crooked when connected...
I then applied hairdryer heat the the entire back part that connects the chest to the abs a few seconds, little on the front, little on the back side, then I connected the chest and held it in place and hit it with a fan.
You may have to repeat a few times to get the desired results.
Boom! like defect was never there! (I regret not taking a before pic )
I wish I could somehow justify this purchase but I just cant. I only buy toys for my kids and they just are not interested in a dead prime that they cant really play with much. But yeah with that table above, wow does it make a great display piece
Why can't they play with it though? It's a toy still and there was that one episode where Prime was a zombie
What part of your bumper was protruding? Just need to know if there is another area I need to check. Only thing I noticed on mine was the crooked chest when connected.
I don't have a pic from my figure, but @OCProwl posted it and I circled the part in his pic, it should be level with the right side.
WFC Earthrise Leader Alternate Universe Optimus Prime
Then I had to torch this section circled in red from this pic from @ziltama to do final adjustments.
Hope this is helping out fellow collectors.
Thanks. Yeah mine does have the issue on the first pic but I dont think it is effecting anything. I'll go back and check. My issue that I fixed was the 2nd pic.
@ziltama pink and blue arrows are correct. At least on my copy.
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