Yeah, the Takara instructions were terrible. I'm still not convinced I'm doing it right--the car's sides still bulge out way more easily than it seems they should--but trying to figure out how to get that toy from robot to car the first time using those instructions was just hopeless. There were clearly notes pointing out important non-pictured steps, but, well, I don't speak Japanese.
I think the Hasbro version, packaged as a car, would be much easier to deal with.
Did you fold the black parts of his legs down (the knees), as they fold down and to the side sort of like the below when transforming him?
Or a approximation of the above.
Yeah, that was definitely a key discovery, after about 20 minutes of effort. At the moment, he's all put together with no gaps. Still, the car's side panels just seem like they want to pop out at the slightest touch.
Edited by ChessPieceFace, 07 February 2012 - 02:48 PM.