Transforming MP Hot Rod

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  1. Renidragon

    Renidragon Toys on my table!

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    OK, kinda embarrassed to be posting this... but I'm just having this much trouble. How do you position the hands when transforming MP Hot Rod to alt mode? Nothing I try seems to fit at all... oddly enough, everything else is lining up just fine.
     
  2. mx-01 archon

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    Flatten his hands out, and then curl them over his wrists. The fingers will peek out the bottom of the car mode.
     
  3. harrismonkey

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    Yes, this.

    It's worth noting that the Hasbro and Takara directions here aren't the same, and the takara method (what he said) works much better than the Hasbro method.
     
  4. MisterFanwank

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    Also, if they don't fit, you probably don't have the ankles in just the right position. They need to be as close to the center of the car and straight as possible.
     
  5. LemonPrime

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    I hope this helps:

    [​IMG]

    Also, mind the ankles as previously mentioned. Their placement and how they align is pretty crucial for a lot of the alt mode transformation. If you look closely at the photo, you'll see the little red pegs that should plug into the holes on the sides of the forearms aren't pegged in. This means I didn't have the ankles and feet quite right. Be sure to check out the feedback thread for more tips/tricks/photos.
     
  6. Renidragon

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    Thanks guys. Yuyuyami brought up another problem area I'm having... the ankles are also giving me trouble, now that I've looked at them and attempted the hands thing.

    Lemon, thank you for the picture - you read my mind. I was considering asking for one.

    Man, this is one awesome-looking toy, but he's really a pain to transform.
     
  7. MisterFanwank

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    Once you get it, you got it and it's pretty easy. Just keep trying.
     
  8. ex dtw2003

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    Ughh..the hands thing is the biggest PITA with this figure. Thanks for the info that the Hasbro and Takara directions are different. I've tried it both ways and even with the anles and hands folded correctly (as best as I can tell judging from multiple pics), the clearance is still barely there.
     
  9. Lazerwave

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    I knew someone who pointed out that technically it's Hot Rod, Not Rodimus.
     
  10. havanowoncheese

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    If you have the American release its also easier to transform by far due to the fixes they made and so much more enjoyable just make the hands look like the pic and he should roll just fine.
     
  11. shadow panther

    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    heres how i do it

    [​IMG]

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  12. bagofshhh

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    I usually rotate the hands into the forearms so that the gadget arms are out. That seems work fine for me. Or, I guess you can see above. lol
     
  13. mx-01 archon

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    Huh. I thought that wasn't supposed to work.
     
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    The feet are by far the most annoying aspect of transforming this toy, otherwise I love it.
     
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    This is how I do it aswell. It looks much better since the hands arent sticking out the bottom, and they are not as visible in alt mode too.
     
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    I have found both the Takara and Hasbro versions impossible to Transform. While the legs are easier to fold up in the Hasbro model, the arms on both are a pain in the ass.

    I've tried both methods with the hands and find folding the hands underneath, as recommended, to be best. Though I've never been able to get them to lock in to place correctly. Ever.
     
  17. mx-01 archon

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    That's a symptom of not having the ankles in the correct position.

    If that's done properly, then there are zero conflicts with the arms and they lock in securely.