Those of you who have these should already know this, even though every review of these I’ve seen has glossed over it, but Masterpiece Frenzy and Rumble barely have any forward leg movement.
They can do the reverse can-can easily, but try to get them to sit down and they look like they’ve got hemorrhoids.
That can make for some awkward piledriving poses, although cool ones can be achieved.
But there is an easy way to fix it. The MP Frenzy and Rumble leg mod takes less than a minute to do for each of them, and greatly improves the articulation. It turns a weak foot forward into a full on kick ass kick.
The problem is that Takara decided to put a section of plastic on the rotational joint that stops it from moving past a certain point, because it pushes up against the post with the balljoint.
That section of plastic is what we’re going to cut off. :)
Here’s a diagram to illustrate.
And here’s an actual picture using Masterpiece Rumble to show where to cut for the leg mod.
Remember how I said this MP Rumble and Frenzy leg mod takes less than a minute to do for both of them?
That’s because all you need to do is take a pair of flush cutters and chop off the corner that’s getting in the way of the balljoint post.
Put the flat side of one blade against the rounded joint that’s been colored pink in the picture, and use that to level the cutters.
Make sure you’re using a sharp pair of flush cutters, and do the cut quickly with a firm squeeze. That will keep the plastic from developing any white stress marks. If any do happen, just blast it with a hair dryer and the discoloration should go away.
My flush cutters aren’t exactly new, but a quick and firm squeeze snipped off that plastic section easily.
It may look a bit rough in that picture, but that’s zoomed in with the details enhanced. Masterpiece Frenzy and Rumble are tiny, and the leg mod is only noticeable if you are looking for it.
And that’s it for the Masterpiece Frenzy and Rumble Leg Mod. After this fix is done, their hips can easily and smoothly bend completely forward!
Did you enjoy the mod guide? Do you hate flush cutters and only use dremels?
WHAT DO YOU PUT ON YOUR PANCAKES?
Leave a comment and let me know.