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    I tought so but the joint piece into the pelvis is logged to the torso too, I shound disassemble the entire figure, that is structuraly entirely different from a MOTU figure, I'd rather not risk to ruin a Skull-man variant...
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    This happened to my Wolf warrior beast figure.What I did was heat up the leg with the ball joint in it,and pooped it out.Next I took a thin,but strong peice of wire about 3/8ths inch long and heated it up to where it turned red.Using a needle nose pliers I pushed it into the center of both peices and cooled it with cold water to prevent futher melting.Once it was cooled I pulled the peices apart,removed the wire,and put some glue onto/into both holes,and pushed the wire back in to both peices,and let it dry for 15 20 minutes.And then I heated up the leg socket and poped it back on good as new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BURTDAWG View Post
    This happened to my Wolf warrior beast figure.What I did was heat up the leg with the ball joint in it,and pooped it out.Next I took a thin,but strong peice of wire about 3/8ths inch long and heated it up to where it turned red.Using a needle nose pliers I pushed it into the center of both peices and cooled it with cold water to prevent futher melting.Once it was cooled I pulled the peices apart,removed the wire,and put some glue onto/into both holes,and pushed the wire back in to both peices,and let it dry for 15 20 minutes.And then I heated up the leg socket and poped it back on good as new.
    This is the same fix I was going to suggest

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    Quote Originally Posted by He-bro View Post
    This is the same fix I was going to suggest
    Great custom idealist minds think alike.Do you have this on your site?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BURTDAWG View Post
    Great custom idealist minds think alike.Do you have this on your site?
    I used the same tech, to fix my son's Spiderman 10 years ago, but this figures parts are so thin.

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    Thank's guys, I'll try as soon as possible and then report here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by danbrenus View Post
    Thank's guys, I'll try as soon as possible and then report here!
    Just wondering if you've tried this yet?And to see if it worked for you?
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    How do you fix the rubber bands in the legs?

    Is there a way to fix the rubber bands in the legs of the vintage He-Man figures?

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    Here you will find everything you need to know about that:

    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...highlight=legs

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    How do you get the rubber ball back into the leg of the repaired figures?

    Is there some kind of trick? I cant seem to get the rubber ball in the second leg.

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    I cannot express how fantastic He-Bro's technique is! Last night I was looking through the plastic tub I store my original figs in - while I figure out some nice way to display them - and noticed that stinkor's legs had fallen off!

    Went to home depot this morning and grabbed a set of each item needed and repaired him within 10 minutes. Also redid the legs on a few of my figs that had loose legs. They are now as good as new

    Now I have a stack of figs set aside waiting for repair while I go get more supplies

    Thanks for this post, guys!

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    He Bro's Leg Repair Method

    Hello, I am starting a new thread for this because the old thread is old enough that it took a little searching to find it after I glanced at it a while back.

    This is a link to He-Bro's website, in which he describes a way to fix loose or broken MOTU legs. Brilliant. I just tried it, and it works better than I could have dreamed. I am going to the hardware store to buy more O Rings right now!

    But first, here is the link.
    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...rokenLegs.html -

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    Why didn't you just "bump" the old thread.....

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    I found this website as well and repaired 2 men this way. It worked great but the hooks got hard to grip near the end, because they go so deep in the legs.

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    he-bro is brilliant!this saved alot of my favorite figures that were in awsome shape,like right out of the package type shape that sat in my broken stuff box cuz i couldnt just junk em,so his site helped me out alot!

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    Where can I get directions to fix legs?

    Is it hard to do? What is the collecting communities take on this restoration? Doesn't seem as bad as reproduction stickers or paint touch ups. Otherwise these figures can't stand up.

    I remeber somewhere there was directions for this...any help or tips appreciated.

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    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...ht=broken+legs

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    Fix Legs

    Can anyone explain to me how to fix a MOTU figures legs.
    My original HeMan's legs were ripped off in a battle with my cousin years ago.
    My father made duct tape shorts for him that held his legs in place somewhat but I would like to fix if possible.

    PM me with details on how to fix!!

    Thanks

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    Click on this link:

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    I was just searching for that link this morning. I wanted to know what size O rings and eye hooks to use. Thanks for posting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeletorn View Post
    I was just searching for that link this morning. I wanted to know what size O rings and eye hooks to use. Thanks for posting.
    I go to home depot for my supplies when i make my customs or repairs.The eye hooks i use are #214. they come in a red bag of 10.The "o" rings i use are about the same size as the ones used in older g.i. joes or a bit bigger.Home depot has those to,I think the number for the ones i get are #9 or #10.
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    I am wondering what affect the "leg fix" has on the value of a figure. Obviously a repaired figure has greater value than a broken one, but how would a repaired figure value against one in the same condition (with loose legs)? At what point would a leg repair be in order? Should a figure with loose legs be left as is, if it can stand on it's own?

    One other question. If I were to repair the legs on a figure and sell it, should I mention it to prospective buyers? Is it something that matters? Keep in mind, I'm talking about figures in "played with" condition here. I like to be as honest as possible when I sell something.
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    thanks!! He-Man will be out of the wheel chair soon.

    As for telling someone; I personally (as a buyer) wouldn't care but if you knew the legs had been repaired then why not mention it. Full disclosure and no one can complain then.

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    Bumping this epic thread!
    I love the repair tutorial from He-Bro with the O-rings and screw eyes!

    I sold all my vintage collection of MOTU along with the 200X collection for the MOTUC figures because they are more detailed and I needed the space.
    I miss some of the really cool vintage figures with action features a lot, so I want to get only a handful of those characters again that I loved so much as a kid. The tutorial helped me decide to get them again for sure
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