MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Knightsword, May 9, 2018.

  1. HolyCulture

    HolyCulture I'm so much a toon guy that I framed Roger Rabbit.

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    Can I open the hips easily to see if I have that hex mistake pin placement? I’d prefer to not open the hips up and not be able to put it back together. That happened to me with Scattershot as a kid and now I’m pretty uncomfortable taking apart my toys lol
     
  2. Booster Gold

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    I feel the same. I'm reluctant to open it up in case I damage it in some way, so just have my fingers crossed everything is as it should be inside there.
     
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  3. msol

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    Thanks man, that did it! Was late last night TFing for the first time, clearly my brain wasn’t engaged enough.

    Uh, I can’t seem to detach the tail accessory from his left arm. It’s just a sliding motion, yeah? Should it be really tight?
     
  4. BIOMEC

    BIOMEC Terrorcon, aka "Ratchetman"

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    So much purple!!!

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    The tail slides off to one side, and yeah it has a lot of grip the first time.
     
  7. msol

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    Got it, thanks!
     
  8. Mastermix

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    What's the best way to unscrew the crotch piece? Do I need to remove the leg? I have not transformed Megatron since the week I got him and I checked his crotch piece and it had the horizontal crack. I dunno how to reach those screws in the sides to fix the inner pieces to prevent further cracking.
     
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    BIOMEC Terrorcon, aka "Ratchetman"

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    Are you sure it is a crack?!
     
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    Yes, this is it.
     
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  11. BIOMEC

    BIOMEC Terrorcon, aka "Ratchetman"

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    Ouch! Sorry...

    I checked mine and it's alright... I think I will handle him with silk gloves from now on!
     
  12. oku

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    Try this:

    MP-43 Beast Wars Megatron
     
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  13. Mastermix

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    Well I want to realign that piece that people say is out of alignment and forced in. I want to unscrew it but is there a special screwdriver to go past the leg that is blocking any clearance?
     
  14. Cyclonus79

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    Make sure to use JIS screwdrivers. You don’t want to strip it with a different type.
     
  15. Mastermix

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    I had to take apart the thigh to get to the screws. I'm sure you guys have already read about it in this thread from others so I'll just add to it that the screw that holds the diecast piece is really tight, and the pressure of the spring pushing forwards creates the crack. I also noticed that the other half had cracked along the back where the spring is pushing. I slightly loosened the screws but it is obvious that I need to add epoxy to the pieces to prevent further cracking. This wouldn't have happened had better plastic had been used. Hopefully Takara or a 3rd party releases a replacement.
     

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    To anyone who wants to open theirs, or well any MP ever:
    iFixit Store Europe | Mako Precision Bit Set
    This is a very, very nice set and anyone in our hobby should have one. Sure it's intended for electronics, but it's brill.
    It contains JP bits in the right sizes for MPs.
     
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    Looks quite handy, thanks!
     
  18. Gamerlingual

    Gamerlingual Officially licensed OS KO of Scourgatron Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    Welp, finally took out my third copy. All three are sturdy and no crotch cracks. To say I lucked out would be an understatement. Only reason I triple dipped is because of Dinobot and Cheetor’s paint chipping issues. None of these guys paint chip. But screw it. Three times the fun and no regrets. Love the figures :) 
     
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  19. mcart

    mcart I'm not fat, it's Prime Armor

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    Ok I need to see the "clever girl" Raptor shot with three purple T-Rex now! :) 

    Glad you're three for three!
     
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    Damn, I didn't realize Thanos was so huge. I've got their Endgame one on order and now I'm wondering where I'm going to put it haha

    For fun, from your image:

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