According to the previous owner , the other roboboy is supposed to be in the center section of tetsujin - but he was having to put more force to get the component to open than he'd liked. I negotiated the price based on the kit not being complete, since I couldn't verify that the part isn't missing.
I decided to try to see if I could get that compartment open, and I now understand the hesitation - it feels like I'll break something if I attempt to open it! I'm not willing to break anything; so I'm just going to leave it alone.
If anyone has a secret way to get this open; let me know. It's possible that the roboboy *is* in there; and positioned in a way that prohibits its removal; but I'm not going to force anything... and right now, it seems like I'd have to literally pry it open.
On a side note, no one should question this toy's playability. It's tough not playing with this masterpiece! When I was purchasing this, I was planning on putting the robot on display only. But honestly, it's been hard not to play with it; it's just has so many cool gimmicks. With my luck I'm going to break something
Last Edit: Feb 24, 2019 14:12:45 GMT -5 by dakardave
I checked mine last night, and there doesn't seem to be any 'secret' way to open it... Mine works perfectly, yet it's still quite a pull to get it open. The resistance points are not visible - ie there are no obvious 'locks' or tabs on the face of the seat/door thing. Rather, it seems to have a catch behind or underneath - somewhere that you can't see it. The hinge part is simple, but is just two plastic pins that fit into two holes. While it does take some force to open it - and it almost appears to be stuck even when it's not, the mechanism is all plastic (albeit pretty tough plastic), so it's not bulletproof. Really, if you can't open it with a fingernail, it's probably jammed. Of course, if it's jammed, then quite probably it's jammed by/with the Roboboy - the mechanism is simple enough that it wouldn't jam by itself. In your position, I'd try gently prying it, maybe with a thin plastic tool. Like I say, it doesn't open easily at the best of times, so don't be too afraid. hH - and not to state the obvious, but the hinge is on the bottom, so apply whatever force at the top! I know that sounds dumb, but if you are trying to lever it upwards it'll never work!
In all likely hood a poor roboboy is stranded in there. He's going to have to enjoy his home for the foreseeable future; since I'm not going to mess with it - the last thing I need to to accidentally break it!
Thanks for taking the time to check! It's appreciated!
KumaStyle.com (TJ): Oh definitely. I think that there are a number of times where KOs do it better especially since they come out later and have the opportunity to rectify stuff the officially made mistakes on,
May 4, 2020 16:11:43 GMT -5
KumaStyle.com (TJ): I don't know how into transformers you are but the NeoArt Toys Beast Muscle Leonidas absolutely destroys the quality of the original PerfectEffect releases and even has an Eva 01 inspired variant. I try to support the original when I can but I'm not
May 4, 2020 16:13:01 GMT -5
KumaStyle.com (TJ): going to sacrifice quality for the sake of it. I'm with you.
May 4, 2020 16:13:27 GMT -5
getterjehuty: yeah I agree with you. Quality should be high importance. I actually love FansToys products. and Yes, I do prefer Fanstoys over takara tomy.a bit controversial but I like the die cast and the accuracy of fanstoys.
May 4, 2020 16:37:17 GMT -5
KumaStyle.com (TJ): It's a fair statement. The MP official line has been a q.c. dice roll for years and I feel like MP-44 was such a big release that no one could avoid that elephant in the room anymore after it turned out to be a mess but I'm glad the community is
May 4, 2020 16:41:22 GMT -5
getterjehuty: Isn't the Perfec Effect Leonidas have loose joint legs?
May 4, 2020 16:41:22 GMT -5
KumaStyle.com (TJ): at a point where they are vocal about it... and the PerfectEffect Leonidases literally have a loose everything. Even if they're half decent out of the box they seem to just go to heck sitting on a shelf after a bit and unfortunately it's pretty universal.
May 4, 2020 16:42:48 GMT -5
getterjehuty: THis is my opinion but the issues of mp-44 are the knees and the paint. You have to be really careful or the paint will scratch. It is near the abdomen area side.
May 4, 2020 16:44:27 GMT -5
getterjehuty: I need to ask, KumaStyle. What is your favorite EX Gokin Fewture Robot?
May 4, 2020 16:45:29 GMT -5
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May 4, 2020 17:13:56 GMT -5
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May 4, 2020 17:15:11 GMT -5
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May 4, 2020 17:16:25 GMT -5
KumaStyle.com (TJ): little finicky parts that will fall off during handling like some of the others do.
May 4, 2020 17:16:49 GMT -5
getterjehuty: Mine is Reideen or Shin Getter. I love their designs
May 4, 2020 17:31:07 GMT -5
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May 4, 2020 17:40:17 GMT -5
getterjehuty: Happy Friday Folks
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