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Capped Pin Removal aka How to Fix BotCon 2013 Exclusive Machine Wars Hoist's Shoulders

Transformers News: Capped Pin Removal aka How to Fix BotCon 2013 Exclusive Machine Wars Hoist's Shoulders

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 8:07AM CDT

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Posted by: El Duque   Views: 11,497

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Machine Wars Hoist from this year's BotCon exclusive Machine Wars: Termination box set came complete with a couple bothersome factory assembly errors. Many of the figures had a faulty inner chest mechanism, which keeps his torso from locking into place properly in robot mode (click here to take of that issue). The second assembly error affects all of the Hoist figures, and is more difficult to correct. All the Hoist figures came with their shoulder pieces reversed. While this doesn't prevent transformation into either mode, it does hinder the figure's poseablility. The shoulder pieces are attached using capped pins, which can prove difficult to remove, especially to the inexperienced.

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.



Credit(s): Convotron
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Re: Capped Pin Removal aka How to Fix BotCon 2013 Exclusive Machine Wars Hoist's Shoulders (1503870)
Posted by Flux Convoy on July 17th, 2013 @ 9:03am CDT
Really helpful. I was gonna need to do this for Hoist and my first crack at a custom in the near future. Now to get the necessary tools. :)
:BOT:
Re: Capped Pin Removal aka How to Fix BotCon 2013 Exclusive Machine Wars Hoist's Shoulders (1503879)
Posted by GuyIncognito on July 17th, 2013 @ 10:05am CDT
Why aren't they replacing all of these mis-assembled figures that people paid a LOT of money for?
Re: Capped Pin Removal aka How to Fix BotCon 2013 Exclusive Machine Wars Hoist's Shoulders (1503882)
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.
Re: Capped Pin Removal aka How to Fix BotCon 2013 Exclusive Machine Wars Hoist's Shoulders (1503899)
Posted by MagnetarPrime on July 17th, 2013 @ 11:02am CDT
Thank you for sharing,,, I will fix mine as soon as I get all the tools,, and I hope that Electro comes in without the same issue :)
Re: Capped Pin Removal aka How to Fix BotCon 2013 Exclusive Machine Wars Hoist's Shoulders (1503901)
Posted by Convotron on July 17th, 2013 @ 11:05am CDT
Thanks for getting this to the front page, El Duque.

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.
Re: Capped Pin Removal aka How to Fix BotCon 2013 Exclusive Machine Wars Hoist's Shoulders (1503977)
Posted by NTESHFT on July 17th, 2013 @ 4:15pm CDT
That's sad....paying that much money for something to have to turn around and fix yourself.
Re: Capped Pin Removal aka How to Fix BotCon 2013 Exclusive Machine Wars Hoist's Shoulders (1504176)
Posted by Convotron on July 18th, 2013 @ 3:17am CDT
I agree, it's a shame that not only one but two production errors showed up in the toy. Add the fact that this is a relatively low production run toy.

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.
Re: Capped Pin Removal aka How to Fix BotCon 2013 Exclusive Machine Wars Hoist's Shoulders (1504196)
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. :GIJOE:
Re: Capped Pin Removal aka How to Fix BotCon 2013 Exclusive Machine Wars Hoist's Shoulders (1504267)
Posted by Convotron on July 18th, 2013 @ 9:01am CDT
El Duque wrote:No problem, thanks for sharing the knowledge! Now we know, and knowing is half the battle. :GIJOE:


Indeed!

Yo Joe! :D
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