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Actually I can enter my profile, but it seems I just can't enter HMW. Is it possible to do anyhing about it?

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Question about the Lord Zarak figure (Scorponok's Headmaster)

Postby Seibertron » Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:35 am

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For years, my Lord Zarak head won't truly connect to the body of Scorponok. The spring inside the body simply pushes the head back out. Fortunately, the helmet keeps the head in an half-in and half-out out position. So I've always just kind of dealt with it. I figured it was something wrong with the body. It occurred to me late last night that I've never tried to put Zarak on another Headmaster's body or vice versa. Much to my surprise, the same problem happened when I connected Zarak to Cerebros's body. Spike connected just fine to the body of Scorponok. I thought it was going to be something wrong with the body of Scorponok, not with Lord Zarak. Nothing looks broken or worn on him. I swear Zarak used to work at one point when I was a kid. Does anyone else have this problem with Zarak and Scorponok? Maybe I just need a new Zarak.
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Re: Question about the Lord Zarak figure (Scorponok's Headmaster)

Postby Dough-bot » Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:51 am

Seibertron wrote:For years, my Lord Zarak head won't truly connect to the body of Scorponok. The spring inside the body simply pushes the head back out. Fortunately, the helmet keeps the head in an half-in and half-out out position. So I've always just kind of dealt with it. I figured it was something wrong with the body. It occurred to me late last night that I've never tried to put Zarak on another Headmaster's body or vice versa. Much to my surprise, the same problem happened when I connected Zarak to Cerebros's body. Spike connected just fine to the body of Scorponok. I thought it was going to be something wrong with the body of Scorponok, not with Lord Zarak. Nothing looks broken or worn on him. I swear Zarak used to work at one point when I was a kid. Does anyone else have this problem with Zarak and Scorponok? Maybe I just need a new Zarak.


I don't thik its just yours Ryan, mine has the same problem and I thought that I'd just got a dodgy one, i have to almost wedge my Zarak head down with the helmet and then every couple of days push it back in.

I think the main problem lies with Zarak's Headmaster reader on the left as you look at him. Mine seems to be too big(wide) so he pops out all the time and doen't engage the clip like all my other Headmasters.

You can try to get another Zarak but Prices for him seem to be going up and up.
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Re: Question about the Lord Zarak figure (Scorponok's Headmaster)

Postby Seibertron » Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:53 am

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Dough-bot wrote:
Seibertron wrote:For years, my Lord Zarak head won't truly connect to the body of Scorponok. The spring inside the body simply pushes the head back out. Fortunately, the helmet keeps the head in an half-in and half-out out position. So I've always just kind of dealt with it. I figured it was something wrong with the body. It occurred to me late last night that I've never tried to put Zarak on another Headmaster's body or vice versa. Much to my surprise, the same problem happened when I connected Zarak to Cerebros's body. Spike connected just fine to the body of Scorponok. I thought it was going to be something wrong with the body of Scorponok, not with Lord Zarak. Nothing looks broken or worn on him. I swear Zarak used to work at one point when I was a kid. Does anyone else have this problem with Zarak and Scorponok? Maybe I just need a new Zarak.


I don't thik its just yours Ryan, mine has the same problem and I thought that I'd just got a dodgy one, i have to almost wedge my Zarak head down with the helmet and then every couple of days push it back in.

I think the main problem lies with Zarak's Headmaster reader on the left as you look at him. Mine seems to be too big(wide) so he pops out all the time and doen't engage the clip like all my other Headmasters.

You can try to get another Zarak but Prices for him seem to be going up and up.


I don't think it's the read on the Scorponok body. Try another Headmaster head on Scorponok's body. Then try Zarak on another Headmaster body. The problem seems to be with the Zarak figure.
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Re: Question about the Lord Zarak figure (Scorponok's Headmaster)

Postby Dough-bot » Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:57 am

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Dough-bot wrote:
Seibertron wrote:For years, my Lord Zarak head won't truly connect to the body of Scorponok. The spring inside the body simply pushes the head back out. Fortunately, the helmet keeps the head in an half-in and half-out out position. So I've always just kind of dealt with it. I figured it was something wrong with the body. It occurred to me late last night that I've never tried to put Zarak on another Headmaster's body or vice versa. Much to my surprise, the same problem happened when I connected Zarak to Cerebros's body. Spike connected just fine to the body of Scorponok. I thought it was going to be something wrong with the body of Scorponok, not with Lord Zarak. Nothing looks broken or worn on him. I swear Zarak used to work at one point when I was a kid. Does anyone else have this problem with Zarak and Scorponok? Maybe I just need a new Zarak.


I don't thik its just yours Ryan, mine has the same problem and I thought that I'd just got a dodgy one, i have to almost wedge my Zarak head down with the helmet and then every couple of days push it back in.

I think the main problem lies with Zarak's Headmaster reader on the left as you look at him. Mine seems to be too big(wide) so he pops out all the time and doen't engage the clip like all my other Headmasters.

You can try to get another Zarak but Prices for him seem to be going up and up.


I don't think it's the read on the Scorponok body. Try another Headmaster head on Scorponok's body. Then try Zarak on another Headmaster body. The problem seems to be with the Zarak figure.


Sorry Ryan I meant on the figure (headmaster)
I measured it up when I was gonna Kitbask E-Scorponok using the leftover reader from a dead Chromedome but the fit was too tight and I didn't wanna wreak a £20 head.
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Postby Starscream » Fri Mar 02, 2007 3:07 pm

My Skorponok worked just fine. I loved that head, the purple and cream color...

but I lost it. I've been wanting another zarak, but he seems to go for as much money as skorponok complete. Seems like he is the most expensive part of the toy :-(
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Postby Seibertron » Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:05 pm

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diablien wrote:My Skorponok worked just fine. I loved that head, the purple and cream color...

but I lost it. I've been wanting another zarak, but he seems to go for as much money as skorponok complete. Seems like he is the most expensive part of the toy :-(


And on that note, I bought the one that was on eBay tonight that I've been watching during the past 24 hours. Your comment about him being about as much as a complete Scorponok made the $60 not seem as bad. I hope this one works. If it does, I'll try to figure out what's different between my old one and this one so that I can share that information with everyone. Here's the one that I just bought:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0089996952

I'll probably sell one of them on eBay along with all of the other stuff that I've replaced in the near future. I've got a lot of doubles from the past couple of years. Zarak will be added to the list now.

I'll let you guys know what I find out with Zarak. If this 2nd head doesn't work, maybe diablien and I can compare our Zaraks next time we hang out so that we can figure out the difference between them. It's so weird that all of the heads work on the Scorponok body except for the one that belongs to it.
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Postby Bonger » Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:14 pm

I had a similar issue. I used clear nail polish in light coats till it fit right. Obviously, let dry between light coats and try it, then coat again. ;0
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Postby Repair Bay » Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:03 pm

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Postby Seibertron » Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:33 am

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Does anyone know what makes the Headmaster head lock into the body? I can't figure out why all of the heads work on the Scorponok body except for the Zarak head. I wonder if it's because of the speed notch on the Zarak head. It seems small compared to the others. I should pull out the other Decepticon Headmasters to see if Skullcruncher is slow.
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Postby Starscream » Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:52 am

you mis read my post, I don't have my zarak anymore :-(
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Postby Seibertron » Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:45 am

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diablien wrote:you mis read my post, I don't have my zarak anymore :-(


Do you still have the body? If so, I bought a second head off eBay last week so maybe between my two heads and our two bodies we can make complete Scorponoks. I'll let you know when my 2nd Zarak arrives.

Ok, that will sound weird taken out of context.
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Postby Dagon » Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:58 am

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I have this same problem and checking the pegs on Zarak never even occured to me. I'm gonna try it when I get home, but will check back to see if you all fix the problem in the meantime. This has been bugging me as well, because Scorp is my favorite G1 figure and I'd hate to have to try and replace him.
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Postby Seibertron » Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:50 am

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Dagon wrote:I have this same problem and checking the pegs on Zarak never even occured to me. I'm gonna try it when I get home, but will check back to see if you all fix the problem in the meantime. This has been bugging me as well, because Scorp is my favorite G1 figure and I'd hate to have to try and replace him.


Yeah, I'd really just like to fix him. But I have a feeling it's going to be a problem with the body. If I hold his speed and intelligence in place with my finger, the head doesn't pop out. I tried taking the screws out of his back to open him up to see how the tech spec feature works on the toy but I could only get out one screw unfortunately. I'm keeping my eyes open for a spare body to experiment on.
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Postby Tigertrack » Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:53 am

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Mine has the same problem. Does not lock in...push it down and it pops out.
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Postby Starscream » Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:18 pm

haha ok I'll bring Skorponok back from Iowa when I go home for the wedding this weekend.

yes very interesting sentence out of context!
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Postby DeathBlast » Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:37 pm

i just found this on ebay hope it can help you out

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Postby CyberTooth » Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:18 pm

Seibertron wrote:
diablien wrote:you mis read my post, I don't have my zarak anymore :-(


Do you still have the body? If so, I bought a second head off eBay last week so maybe between my two heads and our two bodies we can make complete Scorponoks. I'll let you know when my 2nd Zarak arrives.

Ok, that will sound weird taken out of context.


That's not the first part of this thread to sound off...

I loved that head, the purple and cream color...
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Postby Dagon » Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:57 am

Motto: "Ain't nobody got time fo dat....."
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tigertracks 24 wrote:Mine has the same problem. Does not lock in...push it down and it pops out.


Oh no!! The body's rejecting the head!
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Postby NightBreaker » Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:34 pm

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NightBreaker wrote:Is there any way to fix ball joints that have become loose?

Take the socket off of the ball and put silicone or super glue on the ball. After it dries, reattach the socket and it will be as good as new. :)
Will that work on hinges too(Such as Cybertron Ransack's chest plate)?
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Postby Seibertron » Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:27 am

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tigertracks 24 wrote:Mine has the same problem. Does not lock in...push it down and it pops out.


Oh no!! The body's rejecting the head!


Ok, let's keep this topic on track my friends. I guess I'd like to know who has a Scorponok that doesn't have this problem? I just want to know if it's Zarak that doesn't work right or if it's the Scorponok body.
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Postby Bonger » Thu Mar 08, 2007 1:41 am

OK then. I picked up a G1 Galvatron and Sky Lynx recently at a great price. Obviously, the electronis are not working.

Has anyone made an attempt at fixing this issue or know the primary reasons that the electonics get knocked off.

I am going to pop em open this weekend, but my first soddering iron and see what happens. However, would love some version of a guidline as to what I am going to see inside.

If this works, I can save a ton on a non working Omega Supreme by fixing him myself!
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Postby Seibertron » Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:38 pm

Motto: "Tell my tale to those who ask. Tell it truly; the ill deeds along with the good, and let me be judged accordingly. The rest ... is silence."
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I'm now only Fast-Track's guns away from re-completing my original G1 Scorponok from when I was a kid.

I did technically finish my Fort Max today, though I'm waiting on the Masterswords from Singapore and I'm still looking for a sword for Cerebros. Those are just bonus pieces since the swords didn't come with the Hasbro release of Fort Max.

I just need to figure out how to fix the Zarak head-popping-out problem and I'll be all set to do a gallery of these guys finally.
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