The official Apollyon thread has a lot of great advice about the best way to do the transformation and also for fixes for some of the problems. Unfortunately, those great posts with advice are getting lost in all the shipping updates and complaints etc. So how about we use this thread to allow people to have a place to come and see the advice and fixes without having to wade through all the pages of other stuff in the other thread? I'll start with a few. 1. Here is a video I posted that will help to remove the orange plug from the silencer for most of you. I forgot to log out of my wifes account so it's not in the HoosierDaddy account, lol but it still gets the job done. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmPw7QTfKQw 2. The plug in the barrel can be easily removed with pliers. 3. If you are having a hard time getting the thighs to tab in, make sure all three tabs are out. One tab on each side folds in. If it isn't pulled out you will only be tabbing in to 2 tabs and it won't hold as well. 4. Trouble getting the legs to collapse and extend? Make sure the feet are pulled out all the way and that nothing is tabbed in before doing so. Otherwise the legs don't want to collapse. 5. Instead of putting on the new ball joints for his shoulders right off the bat, try using Future floor polish or acrylic nail polish on the ball joints first. this method has worked for almost all who's tried it and then you can save the new ball joints for the future if needed. I'll leave it there for now and let others chime in with some advice. Hope this thread ends up helping people out. I love my Apollyon and X-Transbots gets a huge thumbs up from me. Can't wait for their Homage to Scourge and Cyclonus.