I fixed my 12" Chewy and Darth Vader... Here are the pics.....

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I fixed my 12" Chewy and Darth Vader... Here are the pics.....

Post by StarWarsGeek1977 on Tue May 10, 2016 1:40 am

I bought 2 vintage 12" figures on ebay.. Their arms were broken... Here's how I fixed them...

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Run small zip tie through holes...

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Make a U shape with the zip tie through the band on left arm...

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Put both ends of zip tie through the the body...

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Run zip tie through the small zip tie on left arm.. First pic... Secure the zip tie and pull until arm is secure.....

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Re: I fixed my 12" Chewy and Darth Vader... Here are the pics.....

Post by StarWarsGeek1977 on Tue May 10, 2016 1:42 am

Here's the rest of the pics......

Cut the extra zip tie off ...

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Done cheers
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Post by Nico on Tue May 10, 2016 6:14 pm

Good job Matt, that seems like a simple but effective fix man cheers
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Post by StarWarsGeek1977 on Tue May 10, 2016 6:16 pm

I usually use small elastic string, but wanted to try the zip tie method...
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Post by Commander Clint on Tue May 10, 2016 7:12 pm

Thanks for adding that method. cheers

How well do the arms move though? Do the arms move independently?
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Post by StarWarsGeek1977 on Tue May 10, 2016 7:15 pm

Yes..The arms move just fine as long as you don't over-tighten the zip tie..I like the elastic string better though...
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Post by Commander Clint on Tue May 10, 2016 8:17 pm

I never heard of using zip ties before. I have used my kids hair ties before.

Thanks Matthew for adding your pictures.
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