Helpful Hint on twist ties:
Nail clippers. (Martha Stewart should do a book on this kind of stuph.)
I recently bought some Marvel Minimates. These things come in 2-packs, they're 2" tall, and are encapsulated in the standard form-fitting double blister. And of course, each one is bound with TWO twist ties and a rubber band. Can I get a "WTF?!"
Worst twisty tie Star Wars item: Portrait Edition Queen Amidala. I think that is where MisterPL got a good base for his women .Woman.
Singular. She'll be life-sized. And most of my twist ties are coming from McFarlane's Alien & Predator figures lately. That Queen is in there TIGHT.
Is there a machine or is some poor soul over in Taiwan making $0.50 an hour doing it by hand?
Twist ties are a hand operation. And workers overseas aren't generally paid by the hour, they're paid by the unit
. Imagine getting paid 50˘ for every Alien Box you put together. Faster, Chow Ling, faster.