Botcon 2013 Hoist Fix

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Jesse Wittenrich aka @RID_NightViper on Twitter, who represents Fun Pub, posted up a quick how-to for fixing Botcon 2013 Hoist. Some figures were mis-assembled at the factory. By following these instructions, you can rectify the problem which hinders transformation.

Check out the pictures after the break or follow it in full over at the Twitter account. So many of you probably have noticed that something is wrong with @BotCon Hoist / Electro’s torso. There’s a #BotConFix for that.

How he looks out of box (for some of you, some didn’t have this problem). This is a factory misassembly #BotConFix

There is a small piece inside of his chest that has been placed in there backwards. Thankfully, it’s a really easy fix #BotConFix

To start, take out the three screws in the piece that forms the center of his back #BotConFix

Then remove that piece, as well as the chest piece from which you have just unscrewed it #BotConFix

See that little piece of black plastic with a spring underneath it? That is what is backwards #BotConFix

This little bugger here is the cause of all your problems. #BotConFix

There are those little notches in the ends of the piece. You want to stick the piece back in so that those are still visible. #BotConFix

In other words, you want to stick the piece back into the chest with it going in this direction #BotConFix

Screw it all back together and that’s it! just one little piece was put in the wrong way. #BotConFix

The fix let’s his chest swing into proper place and also give him more head clearance for transformation. #BotConFix

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  1. xZAOx's Avatar xZAOx says

    Can we get the text for those that have twitter blocked at work? My understanding was it involved removing pins and was pretty complex / difficult for a novice.

    I fixed the chest on both Hoist and Electrons easily though. Took 5 minutes each.

  2. Computron34's Avatar Computron34 says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by xZAOx View Post
    Can we get the text for those that have twitter blocked at work? My understanding was it involved removing pins and was pretty complex / difficult for a novice.

    I fixed the chest on both Hoist and Electrons easily though. Took 5 minutes each.
    Sure, give me a second to collect them.

  3. Computron34's Avatar Computron34 says

    So many of you probably have noticed that something is wrong with @BotCon Hoist / Electro's torso. There's a #BotConFix for that.


    How he looks out of box (for some of you, some didn't have this problem). This is a factory misassembly #BotConFix pic.twitter.com/xwbyb5B3Pn


    There is a small piece inside of his chest that has been placed in there backwards. Thankfully, it's a really easy fix #BotConFix


    To start, take out the three screws in the piece that forms the center of his back #BotConFix pic.twitter.com/P7FcNqKPmz


    Then remove that piece, as well as the chest piece from which you have just unscrewed it #BotConFix pic.twitter.com/2PcpNfoWpG


    See that little piece of black plastic with a spring underneath it? That is what is backwards #BotConFix


    This little bugger here is the cause of all your problems. #BotConFix pic.twitter.com/SpGYOXtXIi


    There are those little notches in the ends of the piece. You want to stick the piece back in so that those are still visible. #BotConFix


    In other words, you want to stick the piece back into the chest with it going in this direction #BotConFix pic.twitter.com/dSjN8a9g9e


    Screw it all back together and that's it! just one little piece was put in the wrong way. #BotConFix


    The fix let's his chest swing into proper place and also give him more head clearance for transformation. #BotConFix

  4. G.B. Blackrock's Avatar G.B. Blackrock says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Computron34 View Post
    So many of you probably have noticed that something is wrong with @BotCon Hoist / Electro's torso. There's a #BotConFix for that.

    How he looks out of box (for some of you, some didn't have this problem). This is a factory misassembly #BotConFix pic.twitter.com/xwbyb5B3Pn

    There is a small piece inside of his chest that has been placed in there backwards. Thankfully, it's a really easy fix #BotConFix

    To start, take out the three screws in the piece that forms the center of his back #BotConFix pic.twitter.com/P7FcNqKPmz

    Then remove that piece, as well as the chest piece from which you have just unscrewed it #BotConFix pic.twitter.com/2PcpNfoWpG

    See that little piece of black plastic with a spring underneath it? That is what is backwards #BotConFix

    This little bugger here is the cause of all your problems. #BotConFix pic.twitter.com/SpGYOXtXIi

    There are those little notches in the ends of the piece. You want to stick the piece back in so that those are still visible. #BotConFix

    In other words, you want to stick the piece back into the chest with it going in this direction #BotConFix pic.twitter.com/dSjN8a9g9e

    Screw it all back together and that's it! just one little piece was put in the wrong way. #BotConFix

    The fix let's his chest swing into proper place and also give him more head clearance for transformation. #BotConFix
    Thanks! (And also to Jesse for putting this together in the first place)

  5. G.B. Blackrock's Avatar G.B. Blackrock says

    Quick follow-up. This fixes one problem, but I gather this doesn't cover the fact that the shoulders are still reversed.

  6. Computron34's Avatar Computron34 says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by G.B. Blackrock View Post
    Quick follow-up. This fixes one problem, but I gather this doesn't cover the fact that the shoulders are still reversed.
    Yes, when he started I thought it was for the shoulder but it's actually for the chest. I changed my first post accordingly.

  7. Sol Fury's Avatar Sol Fury says

    A shoulder fix would be helpful, though those pins are nightmares. Might just cut some extra grooves in mine.

  8. G.B. Blackrock's Avatar G.B. Blackrock says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Sol Fury View Post
    A shoulder fix would be helpful, though those pins are nightmares. Might just cut some extra grooves in mine.
    There are two things I've learned from taking BotCon Custom Classes:
    1. I have a new appreciation for the design intricacy of how these toys are put together.
    2. I really hate pins.

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