Got a secondhand G1 Sixshot in the mail yesterday. Bending his knees for transformation to tank mode resulted in something breaking in both legs. As it turned out, it was the U-sprung locking tabs that hold the knees in either position:
I tried gluing them back together but that didn't hold up. So instead I constructed channels to hold tabs operated by metal coil springs:
And here's a spring and a tab installed. I cut the actual tab sections off from the original parts and used them, sinc they were already the right size:
And now, Sixshot is once nore able stand steady like the brick he is:
Has anyone else ever had this breakage happen?
It's unnerving and insulting when people in a toy-based fandom, whatever it is, make statements to the effect that general consumers and fans of lesser financial means should be deprived entirely of the ability to partake of the primary market.