TFC Heavy Labor problems and fixes

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Astronut, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. Trailbreaker77

    Trailbreaker77 Camaro Club! Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    I did the fix that you came up with, however I cut mine without a gap and at an angle. This will allow it to give and also supply support so the other side will not get to much stress.
     
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  2. G.I.EDDIE

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    thats a good idea!...so they can kinda slide by each other if they need reliefe...how has it worked out?...did you move the legs around then open it back up to see if no damage was done?

    oh, also, i didn't come up with it, i was just the first that i know of to post that i actually did it...it was someone elses idea originally
     
  3. Trailbreaker77

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    Yes is slides out instead of up, I think it is working pretty good however I have not opened him up to check but the legs move easy enough so I don't believe any damage is being made.
     
  4. CyclonuS_ZerO

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    Well, I hated to do it, cause I know they are being bombared with these emails, but I sent them an email with my mailing address along with some kind words and thanks. Just want to make sure that I do get replacement parts.
     
  5. Wyvern

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    I kinda destroyed one of the screw covers trying to remove it. Lol. The other one just sorta fell out on its own... Lol. I think I'm going to stop there though. At least until TFC announces something..
     
  6. adamthered

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    Heh, I drilled through mine, not realizing they could be removed. Whoops.
     
  7. Astronut

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    updated the first post with the latest statement from TFC :) 
     
  8. Wyvern

    Wyvern Velvet Sanchez

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  9. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Cool. So I fixed the alignment issue thanks to this tutorial. I'm not gonna even try to take the hip apart until I hear something from TFC. I don't like the squeak but Heavy Labor seems to stand just fine for now.
     
  10. Swoop PK

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    Had Heavy Labor sitting unopened for about a week before plucking up the courage to set him free.

    Got a misaligned leg to fix which seems easy enough. I havent dared move his legs though because of the damage it may cause. I know there's a fix coming but I would like to transform him before next year :) 

    Don't know if I'm brave enough to start chopping at plastic to fix him so just wondered how difficult it is to correct the problem?
     
  11. Astronut

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    You don't have to move the troublesome joint for the transformation, so you can play with it all day if you like, as long as you don't try to pose is legs much :D 
     
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    Oh, cool :)  I'll give it a go then.
     
  13. Swoop PK

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    Mine's fine, looks like it's slightly square but fits in both hands with no problems.
     
  14. brr-icy

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    very good, glad to see another statement from tfc about this, paid for HL this week, can't wait to get him
     
  15. DBarricade

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    I'm definitely interested in seeing what the fix will look like from TFC Toys.
     
  16. ruinnatn

    ruinnatn Silently Oldschool

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    I'm trying to pop the screw covers without damage, I've tried pushing on one side to flip it up to no avail. Any tips?
     
  17. mx-01 archon

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    Don't be afraid of a little damage to the caps. You can always flip them over when you re-assemble the toy.

    And once TFC ships out their replacement parts, I wouldn't be surprised if a fresh set were part of the package.
     
  18. ruinnatn

    ruinnatn Silently Oldschool

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    So, whats the best way to pop them out? It took me an hour to convince myself they weren't molded plastic. Oh and thanks for the time. :) 
     
  19. mx-01 archon

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    You could just pry at the edges with a hobby knife. Or on one of mine, I was kinda digging at it with a screwdriver, when the force of the screwdriver actually caused the little plug to twist and dislodge itself.

    Someone in the main discussion thread in the news forum also mentioned some sort of adhesive putty that he managed to pull the plugs out with.
     
  20. ruinnatn

    ruinnatn Silently Oldschool

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    Thanks bro!!! Just got em!!