Hell break loose when Takara Tomy announced to recall Ginbu from the Transformers GO! series toy line. Consumer in Japan has the privilege to get the fix from Japanese retailer. For the rest of Jinbu owner in the rest of the world, need to do the good old DIY. For the original news of the recall :
Unfortunately, the Transformers GO! G02 Jinbu that I owned faced the problem.
To fix the assembly flaw, I had taken 30 minutes to complete the fix.
The tools which is needed to fix the assembly is a 2.5mm phillip head screw driver.
In order to fix the assembly flaw of Jinbu, you will need to work your way by removing the screw nearest to the foot. Another second note to assemble the legs correctly, the screw of legs must be facing outward at the side.
From the fixing process, only total of 3 screws is needed to be removed from the lower legs up to the knees.
Take apart the thigh part once the screw is unfastened. In order to complete the fix. You will need to disassemble the other leg of Jinbu. To fix Jinbu, the thigh on the right needs to be placed on the left; vice versa.
Before proceeding to the assembling part, ensure that when you are tightening the screws, do not use excessive force or risk breaking the connector pegs which needs screw to secure.
The fix for Jinbu mis-assembled leg is pretty straight forward :
- Unfasten 3 screws of Jinbu leg from foot to knee on both legs.
- Swap Jinbu thigh.
- Fasten the screw first from thigh.
- Put together the lower legs.
- Tighten the last 2 screw at each legs, first from the knee then last screw near foot/ankle.