VIDEO SHOWING HOW TO FIX MOTU FIGURE LEGS
Hey Everyone, does anyone know how I can fix the legs of the original figures?, when the rubber bands inside lose their strength. My Faker Figure's left leg rotates to the right and he can't stand up. Any suggestions?
Last edited by Strong-Dar; April 11, 2011 at 09:40pm.
VIDEO SHOWING HOW TO FIX MOTU FIGURE LEGS
Last edited by ZEMOSMAN; August 2, 2011 at 07:17pm.
Great instructional video! I've seen He-bro's website using the same method, but always wanted to watch an actual video of the process.
Hey Bruno, you should also upload a youtube video of your process.
That weird leg twisting issue isn't always an issue of the band rotting.
I noticed with figures from later in the line -- Spikor especially -- it seems as if the bands are trying to return to what's probably their original shape. The bands may very well have been straight/I shaped, but it's also possible they were U or V shaped (which, had these been meticulously hand assembled, would have helped, but they weren't). The middle piece get's twisted (because these were mass produced in outrageous numbers), and while in a package or toy it's forced to hold a certain shape, but the less constrained the legs are, they're inclined to untwist.
EDIT: And to anyone trying this, it may not hurt to wrap some athletic or medical tape around the screwdriver to help keep from gouging the leg holes when it's putting pressure on them.
i've repaired all my broken figures so, no chance of doing so soon
I'm with you Arkangel. Swapping leg bands is the right way to fix your MOTU figs. That whole O-ring/eye screws technique seems like a rough patch-up at best to me.
Wait, you cut your donor figures legs??? I just heat them with a hair dryer and work them loose with a small flat-head screwdriver. I use the same screwdriver to push the one end of the band through the gap in the furries.
Of course this technique requires you to have donor MOTU figures. I now have a giant ziploc bag of disassembled Jitsus and Fistos that have sacrificed themselves.
you can seat the screw-eye all the way into the leg socket:
Use thi method to tighten it:
And again seat it fully into the leg hole at the top of the leg:
It will give the figure much more mobility, the screw eye won't hit the inside the the shorts at all.
P.S. Donor figure parts for the ruber-band is the best way to go, if you have them. Whenever I do custom figures now, I use a donor figure leg band.
Last edited by He-bro; August 4, 2011 at 07:57am.
This is a great thread and useful information besides all the *****ing. Just got into my brother in laws He-man collection. It has been sitting in a tupperware box in a garage since 1990 in Florida. So everyone is broken and sticky and Dragon Blaster Skelletor has rusted onto every figure. But on the positive side they are almost all complete. A couple of characters I have never held in real life like Snout Spout and DB Skelletor. So to keep myself from dying of boredom I might try to take this challenge.
Also there is a TMNT tub as well, but I can already hear my wife arguing with her mom so back to that situation.
How do you replace a rubber band using a donor figure. Years ago I bought replacement rubber bands, but I'm not sure how to install them. Any suggestions?
Hey guys, wondering what methods, if any, do you guys use to remedy the loose legs issue that most MOTU vintage figures suffer from. Any quick fix available? Is it even worth going through the trouble? Share your thoughts with me.
I find that the problem is the same as getting them to stand up, especialy the girls, especialy Purfuma.
I also found that securing their feeties to a platform made it all good, of course I was making a chessboard of 32 characters so I wanted a magnetic platform anyway.
..my vintage Masters can stand on the side of the fridge door if I want them to.
How to fix loose legs on vintage MOTU figures using the updated He-Bro method.
I just fixed a Skeletor using the o-rings and screw-eyes method. Worked great!
I know it's been done before but a friend asked me to do a video of this myself.
So here it is:
As many of you know, it is custom to have figures with rickets-legs that are out of whack and no longer stand up. Short of buying replacements is there any method to fix this problem? Can the legs and bands be changed out?
Does the He-Bro method work for fixing loose legs on a Teela figure? I'd take to take her apart only to realize the construction is different.