Lemon Tree Toys LT-01 Lemon Prime (Bumblebee Movie Optimus)

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  1. XaxisGuy

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    Transformed him for the first time and it was enjoyable but I’m concerned. One of the hinge joint in the partsformable piece was so tight and now it has a stress mark and I might have destroyed the joint itself. Other than that, I realized that my figure was misassembled ( the silver piece near his knees ) but it was fixed in an instant. I guess I’ll take more pics of bot mode because after realizing the misassembled piece, the pics bother me.
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    You mistransformed the legs. The shin guards with the vents fold INTO the legs. The back looks like this (sorry not the best pic but he's in bot mode rn):

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    Ah okay, thanks for informing. I transformed him without instructions so I didn’t know about that.



    I transformed him back to bot mode and one of his shoulder and one of the hip joints became very floppy and don’t stay in position when I lift it. It’s weird because every other joints are quite solid and some are even extremely stiff. Only those two are floppy

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    Now the ball joints at the ankles are very floppy too. Ball joints are east to fix but how do you tighten the joints at the hip and shoulders?
     
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    Oh no! Do you have any floor polish? Some of the joints on mine aren’t the tightest ever but everything works fine.
     
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    I don’t have floor polish but I will search for it. I’ve heard that it works on almost every joint.
    But I have a question. The joints on the hip and the extended joint on the shoulder don’t look like they can be taken apart. Is there any way those type of joint to be fixed?
    Sorry for the minor complaints
     
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    Yes just put a tiny dab of floor polish in there and move the joint around for a bit. That's how you work it into hinges and places that can't be disassembled.
     
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    So I've had this guy for a few weeks now. I've been too busy to take pictures or post until now, but I find him very enjoyable. He is like the perfect desk bot size. Just place him near your work and he keeps me company, and the small size is not a problem ;) . I haven't had any problems with mine. I've transformed him several times and everything is nice and tight still. I have messed with getting the cabin panels to align correctly a bit. I think it is just very tight tolerance along with needing to get his shoulder and elbow joints just right during the transformation. One time I transformed him and both panels seemed to light up really well. I transformed him last night and only got one of the two to sit in the correct spot. Not a big problem IMO.

    I really love the range of motion he has. And his knee joint design is really cool with the little double hinge built into it. I look at that and MP-44 and just shake my head. Overall a very high quality figure for me. If this was a mass market item I would say it is worth $50. But you have to realize that most 3rd party items are pretty niche, and I expect to pay a little more, especially if it is actually high quality. So I feel happy for what I paid.

    If anyone has any of the Perfect Effect prime versions he gives me vibes of that prime. Nice figure that is fun to play with and feels good.
     
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    Thanks for explaining! For some reason, I put a bit of floor polish ( I found it somehow ) into extendable shoulder joint and now he can can hold the gun properly. But the ball joint at the ankles and one of the hip joints still continue to flop around. The ball of the ankle seems to shear off some of the socket in the ankles and maybe that’s why it’s becoming loose on mine. But I’m not sure why it’s only affecting my copy and not others.


    For me it was perfect on day one but from day two few joints started flopping around and it became a big annoying. It’s sad because the rest of the figure is so nice and solid. Hopefully I’ll be able do fix it.
     
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    Sounds like you got a (wait for it, wait for it)......




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    LEMON!
     
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    Good one! :lol 

    also with the floor polish I managed to tighten the shoulders and ankles. Hell, I made joints tighter on many other figures. The hip joint seems to not tighten at all lol.
     
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    I see. care to snap a pic of the spot you modded? Wanna see how much material exactly to remove.
     
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    I don’t regret modding the head at all. It moves easily in all directions now.
     
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    He looks great with the Trumpeter Bumblebee model kit!

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    Nice I might have to buy that Bumblebee my Prime looks lonely
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    This prime scales well with SS bee figures. Better than SS Bumblebee movie Prime himself. So I display him with Jeep Bee and the decepticon from the movie.
     
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    Yeah dude if you can find the kit for a good price and you don't break the ankles when assembling it he's the perfect buddy.
    I know technically it scales well but Prime was too small in the movie for my tastes so I won't be using lemontree prime with any BB movie SS figures.
     
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    Live action G1 toy Optimus Prime
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