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Thread: Goddess Neck-Fix!!

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    Heroic Warrior kolobosrexx's Avatar
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    Goddess Neck-Fix!!

    ...On a hunch, I tried something to fix the horrible "bobble-head" effect of the Goddess's neck, and it worked! I just dropped a bit of Loctite super-glue down the neck hole behind and then in front of the neck=peg, then worked it around while blowing down into it to dry it & help push the glue. Now it still retains its mobility, but also stays in one place! The same thing would probably work for Teela too...

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    Good news for those who want to fix their bobblehead Goddess !

    Just tell us... how long did you blow on that neck ? This is very important, because since the translucent plastic is more fragile, we wouldn't want the superglue to cause any harm to the figure.

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    ...just a few seconds! You can't even tell from the outside!

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    I use loctite alot to fix my figures. Best glue for plastics and resins. I┤m going to try it on the Goddess.
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    What is Loctite? I've never heard of it.
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    Barbarian Warrior Hellvertz's Avatar
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    It's like a fast drying super glue but stronger. It has the ability to bond even some metals. I use it at work a lot and it's been perfect to fix my figures
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    Is the product specifically called Loctite Superglue?? And is it clear in color?? I plan on fixing my GG and was thinking about using 5 min clear epoxy but Loctite might be more accesible....

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    This was a great tip, worked wonderfully. I imagine any kind of super glue, or model glue would work, I was lucky to find an old bottle of Loctite in my drawer. So it's easy to come by, we even have it in sweden O_o
    No need to fix wobble head issues, just include a tiny bottle of glue

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    I used the rubber band technique that some on these boards recommended back when Teela came out.

    I took the rubber band that is used to hold the figure in package, tied it around the neck post and then pushed it down into the neck. After that I simply cut the leftover band and replaced the head.
    Fictional characters are just that. Fictional. They have no personality or free will of their own.
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    All we as the audience and fans can do is pick and choose our favorite interpretation and ignore the rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLO-MAN View Post
    I used the rubber band technique that some on these boards recommended back when Teela came out.

    I took the rubber band that is used to hold the figure in package, tied it around the neck post and then pushed it down into the neck. After that I simply cut the leftover band and replaced the head.
    Doesn't that interfere with the articulation? You don't want the lower joint of the peg to be all stiff, you still want it to move. The glue makes the joint firmer, but you still get the full range of articulation

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    Teela can't look up but any other movement isn't hindered (Goddess has hear head armor, so she can't look down).
    So, yeah the articulation is a bit restricted.

    I'm not a big fan of the glue method.
    I have severe OCD.
    I already have BIG problems with oil on joints,
    so any "foreign chemicals" on my figures would really bother me.

    Loosing a bit of articulation is the lesser evil.
    Fictional characters are just that. Fictional. They have no personality or free will of their own.
    Writers and editors mold them to their own wants and needs.
    All we as the audience and fans can do is pick and choose our favorite interpretation and ignore the rest.

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    I used this product, and it is perfect beacuse it is not a glue that dries in place, it is soft and sticky, like a wet chewing gum. Perfect


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    I used the trick of glue and it works perfectly. Its amazing, but its true.
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