Capped Pin Removal aka How to Fix BotCon 2013 Exclusive Machine Wars Hoist's Shoulders
Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 8:07AM CDTCategory: Toy News
Posted by: El Duque Views: 10,871
Luckily for us Seibertron.com member Convotron dropped by the Energon Pub with a couple of tutorial videos on capped pin removal and reinsertion. Please keep in mind the figure can function without correcting the problem, and attempting this procedure could damage your figure if not performed properly. Proceed with caution.
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Posted by Flux Convoy on July 17th, 2013 @ 9:03am CDT
Posted by GuyIncognito on July 17th, 2013 @ 10:05am CDT
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 17th, 2013 @ 10:12am CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:Why aren't they replacing all of these mis-assembled figures that people paid a LOT of money for?
There are none, all copies of BotCon Hoist have the same assembly problem. That would require ordering another batch, with no guarantee of them being assembled correctly. Surprisingly, his mold-mate Electro is perfectly fine. What are the odds.
Posted by MagnetarPrime on July 17th, 2013 @ 11:02am CDT
Posted by Convotron on July 17th, 2013 @ 11:05am CDT
I'm hoping that everyone who has the Botcon MW Hoist figure can have a bit of consolation knowing that the procedure for removing and re-inserting the pins in the shoulders is quite simple and easy.
Even if an owner of the figure isn't feeling up to the task, the option is there and it's clearly demonstrated(I hope) should they either try the fix for themselves at a later time or acquire the assistance of someone with some toy disassembly experience.
Posted by NTESHFT on July 17th, 2013 @ 4:15pm CDT
Posted by Convotron on July 18th, 2013 @ 3:17am CDT
At least the official fix for the chest problem was published quickly. The shoulders are a more troublesome issue, though, so, unfortunately, extra steps do need to be taken if one wants to fix them.
Posted by El Duque on July 18th, 2013 @ 5:00am CDT
Convotron wrote:Thanks for getting this to the front page, El Duque.
No problem, thanks for sharing the knowledge! Now we know, and knowing is half the battle.