Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Frosta forearm swap cheat.

  1. #1
    Heroic Warrior
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Hopkinsville, Kentucky
    Posts
    312

    Frosta forearm swap cheat.

    Been wanting to swap out the reversed forearms on my Frosta forever but the idea of taking a screwdriver to reattach them was honestly less than appealing to me. The other day, I noticed that there is practically no difference between the biceps. So, instead, I swapped the whole bicep pieces of the arms just below the shoulder with each other and then the hands. The results were amazing and now her Staff actually touches the ground. Can't tell the biceps are reversed at all. Here are some after pics. Very pleased as this way took like twenty seconds and there was absolutely zero damage.image.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpg
    It's all been done before. Everything to say has already been said. Do me a solid and pretend I posted something witty and original here

  2. #2
    Heroic Warrior fisto power's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Elmhurst il
    Posts
    546
    So how'd you do this?
    Feedback thread

    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...eedback-Thread

    Formerly known as facelessone101. Now fisto power

    Email facelessone@he-fans.org

  3. #3
    Heroic Warrior SpiritOfTeela's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    1,108
    Yup, that's how I did it as well - so much easier that way, and ended up looking good.

  4. #4
    Heroic Warrior Bushmonster31's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    212
    How do you remove the arm at the bicep?

  5. #5
    Heroic Warrior
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    1,021
    My guess is that the swivel joint is a plug-and-hole... Warm it up and pop it off, then pop it on the other side. I did it the "hard" way by warming the forearm and popping it off the hinge joint... It's a total pain to get back together that way.

  6. #6
    Heroic Warrior Raziel443's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Wigan,Uk
    Posts
    271
    That's exactly how I did it, took about 30 seconds.

  7. #7
    grumpy old dragon scott metzger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    11,710
    THe upper arm has a hole the shoulder plugs into; a short soak in some hot water makes it easy to simple pop them out and switch. The hand plugs into the wrist the same way. I did the same with mine, and it looks fine. The definition in the upper arm is minimal at most; you can't tell they are switched.
    "I will use this power for all the good that can be done, to work for peace, to encourage virtue, and above all, to preserve life in all its forms..." Superman

  8. #8
    Heroic Warrior Seril's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    843
    I did the same here. Super easy swap. Surprised more folks didn't do this.
    Right or wrong, buying a sub tells Mattel you want more MOTUC figures. Not buying does tells them you don't. Don't let MOTUC end early because you might not like their marketing strategy! Plus polls show you won't regret subbing!

    One of the true fan minority - happy MOTU fans!

    www.marveltoys.net - the source for marvel figure information.

  9. #9
    Heroic Warrior wyldman11's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    8,191
    My guess is most people who did the swap were to focused on the problem area and not on an easier solution. Having swapped out many hands and heads now this would be much easier, I was lucky I guess and mine came assembled correctly.
    One Gum Drop to rule them all, One Gum Drop to find them,
    One Gum Drop to bring them all and in the sweetness bind them
    In the Land of Candy where the Gingerbreads lie.
    -Tag line for the Candy Land Movie Adaptation

    There are sentences I should just stay a way from. - The Doctor

    Rob Liefeld isn't a comic artist, he's a women's clothing designer. Think about it

  10. #10
    Heroic Warrior
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Hopkinsville, Kentucky
    Posts
    312
    Instead of removing the forearm at the elbow, I removed it at the bicep by where the arm connects to the shoulder. You leave the upper arm plugged into the torso. You switch the biceps rather than the forearm and then the hands. Much easier and only takes a few seconds.
    It's all been done before. Everything to say has already been said. Do me a solid and pretend I posted something witty and original here

  11. #11
    Heroic Warrior
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    1,021
    Quote Originally Posted by wyldman11 View Post
    My guess is most people who did the swap were to focused on the problem area and not on an easier solution. Having swapped out many hands and heads now this would be much easier, I was lucky I guess and mine came assembled correctly.
    So, technically, you had a factory defect... But it worked in your favor.

  12. #12
    Lord of the Patch baronterror's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
    Posts
    4,539
    I just did it with a heat gun. It was fairly easy, and kinda fun. A good challenge anyway. Switched the forarms alone. It would always bother me if I just did what you did. Glad you did something to make yourself happy though.


  13. #13
    Heroic Warrior wyldman11's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    8,191
    Quote Originally Posted by mjharwood View Post
    So, technically, you had a factory defect... But it worked in your favor.


    Truthfully I think it was more 50/50 based on who posted when she came out.
    One Gum Drop to rule them all, One Gum Drop to find them,
    One Gum Drop to bring them all and in the sweetness bind them
    In the Land of Candy where the Gingerbreads lie.
    -Tag line for the Candy Land Movie Adaptation

    There are sentences I should just stay a way from. - The Doctor

    Rob Liefeld isn't a comic artist, he's a women's clothing designer. Think about it

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •