X-Transbots Apollyon has an orange plug to comply with safety laws, because even though it’s a robot meant for adult collectors, it’s alt mode is still considered a toy gun. To comply with the requests of some retailers, that orange tip is also glued in place.
Did you know that in the United States, it’s illegal to manufacture, sell, or ship toy firearms unless they have an orange tip in the barrel?
Did you know it’s not illegal for end-users to modify those toys?
Got that? You can remove the tip, but hang on to it if you ever want to sell it.
But how exactly does the orange tip on X-Transbots Apollyon get removed if it’s glued in?
That’s where this handy guide will help you out. How To Remove X-Transbots Apollyon Orange Plug Guide go!
Step 1: Obtain Wrench!
The type here can vary, but it’s easiest if you’ve got a wrench with a rounded grip meant for pipes. Try this with pliers and you’re more likely to slip and scar some plastic that you don’t want scarred. With a round grip and a good wrench, it should be easy!
But where to get a wrench like that?
Most of you likely have one laying around the house, or laying around your friend’s house, or can call a plumber.
Being a big fan of Transformers Animated, I have a certain bot who’s always got a wrench handy.
“Been a while since I got to use this on a ‘Con.”
“Are you sure such a huge tool is necessary?”
“Says the bot who hired Starscream…”
“Now, let’s get those teeth out of there.”
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Step 3: Wrench Placement
Now that you’ve carefully sedated Megatron with your medic bot’s EMP*, he will be docile enough to let you grip the orange tip with the wrench.
As you can see in this picture, the placement of the wrench should be above the barrel enough that it does not get scarred during removal, but should also allow enough of the orange plug to be securely gripped.
*EMP: Extra Massive Pounder
Step 4: FIRMLY Grip, GENTLY Twist, Slowly Pull
Here’s another part that requires caution, but as long as you have a good wrench and were careful about the placement on the orange plug, this step is easy.
Make sure to FIRMLY grip the barrel. You want to make sure it’s as stable as possible, and that you’re not putting pressure on the hinged bar attached to it.
From there, GENTLY twist with the pliers, working the orange tip back and forth a small amount at a time. It should barely be able to move at first, but keep wiggling it as you slowly pull up on it.
As you can see, there’s glue residue on the orange plug but any paint wear from the plug is focused on the inside. Even the rim of the barrel is fine, because upward pressure was applied as it was twisted, getting the plug’s plastic away from that silver paint as fast as possible.
Step 5: DO NOT BE STUPID
You’ve got yourself a Megatron without an orange plug in that barrel!
So what are you going to do now?
Don’t be stupid with your vaguely realistic pistol! The orange tip probably wouldn’t have helped if you were going to be doing stupid things with it in public, so don’t do that kind of crap in the first place.
And if you ever plan to sell X-Transbots Apollyon, make sure you put the orange plug back into the barrel or you could be breaking the law.
So, dear readers, this post was entirely for informative reasons and was intended for adults. I am not responsible for your behavior.
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