Recently, I had an unfortunate incident where my G1 Roadbuster's arm broke off. Initially, one may think that was is a result of mishandling the figure. However, anyone who knows me well enough would know that I tend to handle my Transformers very carefully, especially my G1 and Masterpiece figures. This is mainly due to the cost of replacing a part that may break, as either line can be pretty expensive for repairs.
As such, I posted a want ad in a group I help administrate on Facebook, the G1 Transformers Buying Trading Selling group. A member there, Andrew Zamarripa, messaged me with a generous offer to help. After chatting a bit to make proper arrangements, I happily sent payment.
Fast forward just a bit, as I got the box with Roadbuster from Andrew for repairs. With the spare in hand, I was able to perform an arm transplant. It's a pretty simple operation, as there's a screw on the front and a screw on the back. Simply removing both separates the abdomen portion from the back, exposing the pins which hold the arms. The pins aren't beveled, so just a little finagling will slide the pin up just enough to grip. I've used a pair of needle-nose pliers on this in the past, but it's not required; I removed the pin with just my fingers this time around. As it would turn out, I'm going to have to swap the hoods out too, as mine has a small chip from where I transformed it so much as a kid.
(Roadbuster, it's what's for dinner!)