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G1 Prime Laser Rifle Modification


WraithVerge
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While I love the original G1 Optimus Prime figure, one thing has ALWAYS bothered me about him...

This:

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Prime's rifle doesn't exactly fit his hand the right way. This is because the actual handle on it is handle shaped, while the hole in prime's fist is set to hold a peg:

 

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The result: poor Prime has to hold his rifle by what is essentially the magazine, as we see in the first picture....

 

 

Until now.

 

 

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What I did was to remove the original molded handle, and with Devcon Plastic Welder, install a peg-type handle.

 

The result:

 

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So now, Prime is able to hold his rifle the right way. Maybe now Megatron will stop laughing...

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I will point out that your "evidence" picture of Optimus Prime is the reissue. HasTak had attempted to resolve the problem with the gun by adding the extra height on the handhole, which you can see. It helps it a little bit but still not ideal enough. And obviously your POC image is of an original mold.

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Between the gun and matrix, this is why I got that BTS upgrade set. Not knocking your work (that was a good idea) but even with the modification I dont like the asthetic of the original gun. Not that the BTS gun is perfect, but it is a good update/upgrade.

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I will point out that your "evidence" picture of Optimus Prime is the reissue. HasTak had attempted to resolve the problem with the gun by adding the extra height on the handhole, which you can see. It helps it a little bit but still not ideal enough. And obviously your POC image is of an original mold.

 

True on all counts: I knew the pic was the reissue, but it still has the same issue even with the hand change. The point is that by excising the original handle and replacing it with a peg, it corrects the issue. If they were going to change a mold, it should have been the gun, not the hand.

 

BTW: my POC pic is of a reissue, just with original stacks and the hands trimmed down to original specs.

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