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4 hours ago, DWN013 said:

Heartbreaking.  After 3 years on the display shelf, I was packing up the collection for a move.  I barely laid a finger on the HWR monster's port arm and it fell right off at the elbow.

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Does the monster suffer from G(reen) Plastic Syndrome?

 

That's a major bummer!

Looks more of the "Gold"-ish PS rather than Green-PS, tho.

I know it's more beige-ish/brown-ish, but definitely not Green...

 

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I want to say it's kind of fortunate that the breakpoint is mostly hidden?  If you can disassemble the joint, it's not a complex mechanism, and you might be able to just mount a metal clip of some type in there to hold that bar.

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Will check my Monster later. Could it be that that plastic piece had an air bubble when casted, or developed a crack when it was assembled?

I see an expansion pin, and there is also a crack where it is inserted (in one side).

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You know.. zooming in on that pin makes me curious.  Don't the teeth on those spring pins usually mesh?  That one looks like it might have been oversprung, or twisted, and the teeth colliding meant the pin was forced to a larger diameter than intended.

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12 hours ago, DWN013 said:

Heartbreaking.  After 3 years on the display shelf, I was packing up the collection for a move.  I barely laid a finger on the HWR monster's port arm and it fell right off at the elbow.

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Does the monster suffer from G(reen) Plastic Syndrome?

Sorry to see this. That truly sucks.

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This setup took some time to complete because it was like posing 14 different figures in 1 space.  It’s close enough to the source material.  I’ll take a final pic of it maybe tomorrow when the sun is out.

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4 hours ago, sh9000 said:

This setup took some time to complete because it was like posing 14 different figures in 1 space.  It’s close enough to the source material.  I’ll take a final pic of it maybe tomorrow when the sun is out.

Nice work!

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54 minutes ago, Roy Focker said:

This just happened.  When to move the arm out towards the side. First touch in that direction and it came right off.  :(

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I believe @jenius had a very similar break on one of the early HMRs.  I don't think it's very common, but unfortunately, not unheard of, and just a by-product of X% going to have a flaw in the material.

You could try drilling it and pinning it, or maybe even cold weld if you don't plan on handing it much.

I know this advice comes too late, but it's generally a good idea to loosen up the shoulders on the HMRs by grabbing them directly at the top of the joint and moving them around a bit first.  For whatever reason, the VF-1D seemed to be made especially stiff. 

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1 hour ago, Roy Focker said:

This just happened.  When to move the arm out towards the side. First touch in that direction and it came right off.  :(

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Any chance you could reach out to Bandai for a replacement joint?

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