You should see the rubber bands of my PPPOOOOOOOORRR Stinkor's legs!
I think I am more concerned with the fact that I am also slowly deteriorating. I believe most of these toys will out live most of us, sadly.
So does anyone have a clear answer as to whether or not loose figures should be stored in plastic bags. I noticed my clamp champ figure has plastic disease, and he was one of the last figures produced in the line, most of my older figures still look great.
i've been worried about this the 80s, when my first He-Man fell apart!
Anyways, the stickiness I haven't noticed too much on my MOTU luckily, but my ThunderCats, which I always kept out on a shelf, seem to be sucumbing to this! Is it superficial, or really the plastic eating away? Is there nothing that can be done to reverse this travesty?!
im just curious, is there any way to repair the rubber bands on these figures? i have a couple that are starting to get a little loose and im not sure what im going to do when they break.
anyone ever repair them?
Well, all I can recomend is the repair technique described on He-Bro's page. I havent used it myself, don't like driving eye-hooks into the legs! The only other way I know is to use the leg band from another figure... which seems a bit of a waste to me..
Wish someone could figure a way to reproduce leg bands for vintage MOTU!!!!!
Last edited by RATKING; December 20, 2008 at 12:42pm.
http://he-man.us/Innovations/BrokenLegs.html - It's a great site overall, highly recommend checking it out.
Tyler J Maciolek
it's a very easy thing to do! if you want to use original rubber bands first of all you'll need one of those small curved scissors or something similar. Next you'll need an old figure to sacrifice. Just pull it's leg out so you can see where the rubber enters the leg and carefully pull the rubber ball out by making way in with the curved scissor. You may also make little cuts in the interior seams so you'll have a larger way to manouver without damaging the rubber balll inside the leg.
ONce you have both sides out you just have to force it back in the new legs of the repaired figure, pay attention to the rubbers orientation so you won't have twisted legs later on. I'm telling you, this is a 5 minute operation, real easy to do.
He-Bro's method works great..Ive done it a bunch..
He-bro's method is the most reliable of all but I'm having trouble with the eye-hooks. Which size of them is the correct one?
I'm Skeletor, master of evil! All of you should show respect for the awful one.
I am Grizzlor #1 fan!
I get my eye screws from home depot,i belive the are #214.I know others use a different size,but the ones I use,have a longer screw area and the "eye" part of the screw,fits perfectly inside the inner leg where the "ball would be.When your finished you cant even tell by looking at it,that it was fixed.I tried a bigger size eye screw,but it was bulging where the leg goes into the furries,and it stood funny,and you could totaly tell it was repaired.Oh also,I know he-bro's site says to used dentle floss,but it hurt my fingers and hands,so I use some of that coated wire that holds figures into the tray,to keep a figure tight and not moving around inside the blister.You can find the wire in most figures that are being sold now.Hope this helps.If you need help you can send your figures to me and I can do it for you.
yes. Watch out for that dental floss, It will cut your circulation quickly.. haha. I've found you really had to pull it tight, inorder to tuck it into the other screw. I might be doing it wrong..
I have updated my site with newer pictures and some new processes, check it out:
oh wow.. Cool..
So you now, stick the eyelet all the way down in the leg hole, No longer like half way..
The only real problem I see is.. I can seem to get all the old rubber out of the leg.. Do you use something other than needlenose? for that..
I'm going to stop collecting toys and start smoking crack. Crack is cheaper and less addictive.
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