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Old December 18th, 2009, 08:43 PM #1
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How to reduce the gap in your Buckler/MMPR Morpher

Since I was working on a lot of stuff today I threw this in there as well to help some of you out.

Step 1: Tools

What you will need are:
1 small bowl or plate with raised outside edge
1 pair of scissors or a sharp hobby knife
1 small tube of super glue
1 small philips screwdrive
1 pair of long nose pliers (optional but recommended)
1 small pack of plastic strips. These are available at most hobby store or online at www.plastruct.com and the like. You will need some that has about a .15 to .2mm thickness. The stuff I had was .15mm x 3mm x 300mm and I slightly wish I had used .2mm. It's really inexpensive, like $2 or less a pack.

Step 2: Doing it

First take out the battery cover and batteries. For those that have an MMPR morpher, this is next part is pretty easy, but for those with a buckler, take a deep breath... You have to remove the back stickers or at least poke holes into them. (Not so unhappy about those missing stickers now, are you morpher owners)

Once you've done that, remove the screws indicated by the red circles:


Carefully remove the back plate while the handle to the buckler/morpher is closed. You need to be careful for two reasons: 1. There is a spring in there that is not really secured by anything, so it could fall out easy:


AND 2. There is a wire connected from the back of the toy you are removing and the electronics within. No worries, you DON'T need to cut this. Just be careful. See the white wire in the pic above.

Next remove the red part indicated here:


As well as the handle. It just slides out, no extra force or anything. Set pieces aside in small bowl or plate with spring.

Your toy should now look like this:


After all that is completed you, now, need to remove the spring that keeps the toy open. So spin the toy around.


Using your long nose pliers or even something like a small flat head screwdriver pop of one side of the spring and then the other. Pay attention to how it is oriented. This is actually very easy to get off and can even pop off if you aren't careful while removing it.



Now, you need to remove the screws from the 'X' pieces. Pull the back of the toy to one side and remove the screws indicated:


Repeat on opposite side:


Then remove 'X' pieces from the toy:

^-- This is pic #9

You will see japanese writing on each piece. This actually tell you which goes on top of which:


The one that looks like '下' means under or bottom (shita) while the other '上' (ue) means above or top. If you get them flipped around don't worry, the little middle mark needs to be on the right side of the character.

Now you need to get your plastic and cut a couple of small pieces from it. You will be attaching those pieces here:


on each 'X' piece. Here are some pics of the new addition glued on:



Once that is dry, you will need to trim down the excess marked here with either a pair of sharp scissors or a sharp hobby knife (BE CAREFUL!):


When you've finished that, follow all the above instructions from pic #9 and up in reverse order to reassemble your buckler/morpher and you are done.

A small word of advice, getting the spring back onto the 'X' pieces is much more difficult that removing it. With a pair of long nose pliers it should not be TOO hard. If using the .2mm thickness plastic/styrene was too much you can use a piece of 400grit sandpaper to sand down the addition slightly. Too much will mean starting over.

Hope that helps. There are other methods to reducing the gap but that involves bending and possibly breaking the 'X' pieces, so this is the 'easy' way, so to speak. If you need more info, let me know.
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Old December 19th, 2009, 06:32 AM #2
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awesome~! thanks.
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Old December 19th, 2009, 07:29 AM #3
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I'll attempt this when I get home, and if I succeed I will post proof.

Can we some before and after shots? Pretty please?
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Old December 19th, 2009, 02:06 PM #4
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King Ranger, thank you so much for such a detailed response to my original thread. Can't wait to try it
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Old December 19th, 2009, 02:31 PM #5
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Destiny-Crisis wrote: View Post

I'll attempt this when I get home, and if I succeed I will post proof.

Can we some before and after shots? Pretty please?
Sorry, all I have is this after:


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Old December 19th, 2009, 03:34 PM #6
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King Ranger wrote: View Post

Sorry, all I have is this after:
Snip~

Thank you King Ranger thats all I need.
I'm currently in progress of repairing my gap, I would be done if I didnt have to do 1000's errands.
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Old April 23rd, 2010, 04:41 PM #7
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So this might be a stupid question, but I did this. it fixed the gap, but now my morpher won't open when I press the button. I can pry it open just a bit, but not enough to remove the coin inside.
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Old April 23rd, 2010, 04:46 PM #8
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Sirius_Cruger wrote: View Post

So this might be a stupid question, but I did this. it fixed the gap, but now my morpher won't open when I press the button. I can pry it open just a bit, but not enough to remove the coin inside.


The problem might be that those are a little too tight
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Old April 23rd, 2010, 07:04 PM #9
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Figured out why. The red part clips into the 'hooks' on the x bar. The plastic makes the hooks smaller. The plastic I glued on was too thick and the red part couldn't clip. I think sanding the plastic down will fix it

edit:it did

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i used thin cardboard with crazy glue worked the same :-D thank you
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