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Offline rishakra

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Repair? 6 inch Boba Fett Arm
« on: January 4, 2014, 11:07 PM »
I got my 6 inch black series Boba Fett from Amazon last week and it was so cold that when I moved his stuck left arm it snapped off at the elbow (between the upper arm and ball joint).  The ball joint is still stuck.  I have superglue but thought I'd ask here if there was any advice as to how to fix these types of joints.

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Re: Repair? 6 inch Boba Fett Arm
« Reply #1 on: January 5, 2014, 09:07 AM »
If you really want to go the repair route rather than sending it back to Hasbro for replacement, I would suggest you go to your local hobby store and get a pin vice hand drill with copper or brass wire and do what is called pin the joint when you glue it back together.  Plenty of tutorials on Youtube.

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Re: Repair? 6 inch Boba Fett Arm
« Reply #2 on: January 6, 2014, 11:45 PM »
Definitely see if you can get a replacement.  It's so new, you might.

To fix it, what Don said is good, but I'd use a plastic welder for sure on the pin so it hopefully fuses...  You'd basically be tapping the piece that broke off and the other piece, and running something into the holes between the two to strengthen them, and then you'd really want to fuse ("weld" with plastic welder) that break together.  Pins on SW figures are styrene and react to plastic welder.

I'd see if you could put a more rigid type of pin into it than copper or brass if you can though.  REALLY thin all thread might work, but I haven't ever seen it that thin.  A longer threaded plug from the hardware store would work too, but not too large a diameter, just long...  they'll self-tap into plastic even if you get just the right diameter.

Definitely try Hasbro first though.  New figure, they should in theory be able to help, but keep in mind they love to go the, "item of equal value" route, so don't buy into that and argue it.
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Re: Repair? 6 inch Boba Fett Arm
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2014, 02:15 PM »
Thanks! :D  I'll work on a fix from home.  I have a feeling due to the demand for the figure that I'd never see him again if I sent back to Hasbro.  That and the fact that I live in Tokyo so the mail is slower... ;)