Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Smashs, Dec 16, 2012.
Looks like Armada Red Alert to me...
So I’m not usually too fussed about damaged boxes. I don’t keep them and as long as the figure is fine I don’t care. But just slapping a shipping label on a Voyager? Come on.
Pretty sure I’ll have a misassembled one in a couple of weeks, and plan on doing the shoulder fix.
Did you get stress marks?
And did you just use metal flathead screw drivers to pry the shoulders open?
Do you think using nylon (instead of metal) pry tools would make a difference?
Here’s hoping Kingdom Rodimus gets an early release.
Two Jurassic Park sets pre-ordered....
MP Starscream is here! Well done DHL!
Omg , I hope that the one I have on the way is at least in a bag.
I checked the box for gift
I ended up with two small stress marks on the top of the first shoulder. Nothing terrible though. I used two metal pry tools that came with an electronics repair kit. One was a flat paddle shape and one had a curve to it to add some leverage for prying. I don't think nylon tools would work. Too much flex in them to provide the consistent force you need.
Baller! I ordered 1 for FOLO. 99% sure I'll cancel later.
I've heard you can use a blow dryer and kind of melt the stress marks away. Will try this later if mines are incorrect.
I've heard the same thing but haven't ever tried it.
I tried nylon pry tools at first and they weren't rigid enough to get proper leverage to push the pieces apart to get the rivets out. Point to fact, the shoulder pieces left a stress mark in one of them! You may find them more useful for the section where you have to pull the shoulders apart enough to get it back on to the rings, but I ended up not using them at all.
I ended up having to go with two flathead screwdrivers and I didn't get a single stress mark. The advice you see given about making sure to butterfly the screwdrivers back and forth to pop the rivet rather than twisting them is important. The advice about positioning the bicep so the seam aligns with the shoulder opening is important.
Make note of which sides they insert the screwdrivers for which part of the process you are in (rivet side for rivet pop, rectangle side for prying open the shoulders).
The hair dryer trick totally works. I was afraid to try it for forever, but it's like magic.
I tried using the hair dryer on my stress marks but it didn’t work. Anyone got tips?
My wife has some fancy hairdryer. I usually do short bursts on the high setting fairly close to the mark. Say half an inch away for 5 seconds, check, again? Just what has worked for me, anyway.
I’ll give it a shot. I know I blasted it for about a minute and got nothing.
My Galvatron came in a mint shipping box (from a local Amazon facility) but inside the Galvatron box had a ton of water damage... Wonder if it was a return, and if they shipped it loose earlier..
I used this one: Cam on Twitter
What i use is boiling water, but the important thing is to submerge it in the water after turning the heat off.
Even funnier follow-up. It showed up this evening. Amazon Tracking is drunk.
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