Leaked Earthrise Dead Optimus

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Nyarlahotep, May 20, 2020.

  1. Dinobot Snarl

    Dinobot Snarl Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2008
    Posts:
    10,024
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +18,862
    The chest issue is really scary
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. stad

    stad Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2008
    Posts:
    2,513
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +2,585
    That happened here in Detroit, about two weeks ago.
     
  3. Smitty.1981

    Smitty.1981 MEGATRON ATTACK

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010
    Posts:
    15,702
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Location:
    Wichita Falls, TX
    Likes:
    +27,065
    Hell I'd do that.
     
  4. HunterGreen2005

    HunterGreen2005 In Stock

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Posts:
    5,310
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +10,244
    :) 

    IMG_97677.JPG
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2020
    • Like Like x 2
  5. Deathx360

    Deathx360 Farewell Dear Friend

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2006
    Posts:
    4,584
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Location:
    Baxley, GA
    Likes:
    +510
    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.


    20200721_214457(0).jpg 20200721_214449.jpg 20200721_214417.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 4
  6. ziltama

    ziltama Lurks, mods, molds, and casts

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2019
    Posts:
    3,982
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Location:
    Planet Unicron
    Likes:
    +19,719
    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.

    Edit:
    hingesauop.jpg

    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.
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2020
    • Like Like x 2
  7. Deathx360

    Deathx360 Farewell Dear Friend

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2006
    Posts:
    4,584
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Location:
    Baxley, GA
    Likes:
    +510
    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.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  8. maddogtheta

    maddogtheta Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2006
    Posts:
    442
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    182
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Likes:
    +944
    Mine has the chest issue too
     
  9. Robbot

    Robbot Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2017
    Posts:
    681
    Trophy Points:
    162
    Likes:
    +898
    Just got mine today (first time with this mold and i love it) no chest issue, completely level
     
  10. richacm220

    richacm220 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2018
    Posts:
    367
    Trophy Points:
    132
    Likes:
    +358
    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.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  11. richacm220

    richacm220 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2018
    Posts:
    367
    Trophy Points:
    132
    Likes:
    +358
    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.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  12. ziltama

    ziltama Lurks, mods, molds, and casts

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2019
    Posts:
    3,982
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Location:
    Planet Unicron
    Likes:
    +19,719
    Cool, glad to see it work.
     
  13. HunterGreen2005

    HunterGreen2005 In Stock

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Posts:
    5,310
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +10,244
    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 :p  )

    IMG_9787.JPG
     
  14. jamarmiller

    jamarmiller S.K.A.R. LEADER

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2002
    Posts:
    6,183
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Likes:
    +3,176
    Ebay:
    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
     
  15. Fenrys

    Fenrys Formerly Tigatron2002 TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    32,873
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    442
    Location:
    Virginia, United States
    Likes:
    +52,840
    Ebay:
    Why can't they play with it though? It's a toy still and there was that one episode where Prime was a zombie
     
  16. richacm220

    richacm220 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2018
    Posts:
    367
    Trophy Points:
    132
    Likes:
    +358
    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.
     
  17. HunterGreen2005

    HunterGreen2005 In Stock

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Posts:
    5,310
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +10,244
    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

    20200721_103017.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2020
    • Like Like x 1
  18. HunterGreen2005

    HunterGreen2005 In Stock

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Posts:
    5,310
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +10,244
    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.

    hingesauop.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 2
  19. richacm220

    richacm220 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2018
    Posts:
    367
    Trophy Points:
    132
    Likes:
    +358
    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.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  20. HunterGreen2005

    HunterGreen2005 In Stock

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Posts:
    5,310
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +10,244
    @ziltama pink and blue arrows are correct. At least on my copy.