Thanks for doing this.
Hi everyone. I figured I would make a new post about this, but if it needs to be merged with some all encompassing Rio Blast thread, just let me know. I just wanted to show everyone that I have a new tutorial video that shows you how to fix the new Masters of the Universe Classics Rio Blast figure. The tutorial shows you how to fix him so his chest flap closes all the way, his gun backpack sits correctly on his shoulders (so the visor covers Rio Blast's eyes) and his leg chaps sit a bit closer to his thighs. I've seen a couple of people just put holes in the armor of the Rio Blast figure to get it to close right, but this goes beyond that and addresses the other issues as well. I hope this helps. If you know someone having problems with their MOTUC Rio Blast figure, give 'em the link to the video. Thanks for watching.
The link to the video: http://youtu.be/f2BGLb3rjQg
Here are some "after" pics showing you what Rio Blast looks like completely fixed.
Thanks for doing this.
Wow....if only someone at Mattel who cares about how the final product looks could have done this during the design process .
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Thanks, man! Very simple modifications and you've made it nice 'n clear. I didn't realize that the only thing the flap needed was a hole! I thought it had to be heated and reformed or something. Drives me CRAZY! One simple little cavity in the chest and it could have been fixed. I seriously wish I could get behind the scenes and find out what series of events lead to making such a simple mistake. They've had these basic toy functions hammered out for YEARS now; what the heck happened?
Anyway, back to the topic at hand: The legs gun thing is brilliant! Didn't even think that you didn't need the whole peg. One more reason why I should have a dang dremel. There are so many modifications I've made over the years that were done with dangerous digging with a hobby knife. A dremel could have solved a lot of problems (and stopped my major finger-stabbing some odd amount of years back).
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I'm not a fan of the hole in the chest. I may actually (read never, as I'm lazy) try doing the opposite and filing off the pegs off the chest and leg flaps themselves and maybe imbed some small magnets in them and the red guns.
I'm very glad to see fixes like this, but toys should not require you to repair them before they are playable. I had the same conversation with MiniMate fans.
It is really sad that Mattel continues to make these mistakes after all these years. As I do not feel comfortable customizing my figures (for fear of destroying them) I need to find someone I can commission to do this for me.
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Thanks for the video but some of the credit should go to He-Bro. That Chest Flap Mod was his idea. He posted it days ago in the other Rio thread.
While your modifications are nice, the hole in the chest is not necessary if one does what you did to the chaps to the chest flap. Rather than put a hole in the chest, why not file the gun peg down?
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Magnets would work great. I was trying to keep it as simple as possible so anyone with even zero customizing experience could do it, but embedding magnets sounds like a great solution.