How to fix broken figures

Discussion in 'Trading Figure Game' started by DreamChaser AJ, May 1, 2008.

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  1. DreamChaser AJ

    DreamChaser AJ New Member

    Hi all,

    I thought I'd open this up for general advice, but I have a bunch of figures that have had the clear plastic shunt snapped off of the base and stuck inside the figure. Is there any way to remove that piece from the figure without destroying the plastic, so I can reuse the figure? If I can't reuse the base, that's fine, I'll just take the base from another figure.
  2. Heatherdu

    Heatherdu New Member

    We have had the same issue but have not had much luck fixing it. We tried to 'drill' into the peg with a needle/pin the the hopes of pulling it out but it didn't work.
  3. Jason

    Jason New Member

    Ever heard of glue? That work wonders for me :)
  4. SD PokeMom

    SD PokeMom Mod Supervisor Staff Member

    when we'd have demo pieces break at the post, we used something like a big safety pin to prise out the bit stuck in the figure. sometimes it took a little work and digging, but eventually you can get it out so you can put the fig onto a different base.

  5. Break The Ice

    Break The Ice New Member

    There's a very, very, very easy way of doing this. Assuming you're an adult who can be responsible with a straight pin (or a cross stitching needle, or whatever), all you have to do is basically get a pair of plyers, hold the pin with those plyers, put a lighter under the pin for about 15 seconds, then carefully stick the hot pin INTO the clear plastic rod that is stuck inside your figure's base. Let it sit for about 10 seconds, then just pull the needle and the clear rod will come right out.
  6. secretsof2113

    secretsof2113 Moderator Trader Feedback Mod

    AJ, are you playing rough with your figures again? What did I tell you about that?
  7. Heatherdu

    Heatherdu New Member

    I tried it without the heat. I'll give this a try. Thanks!
  8. Salmon Nap

    Salmon Nap New Member

    Do a google search for "repair broken Pokemon TFG".

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