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Boil and pop...fists for Uncle Sam.

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« on: April 14, 2015, 04:20:16 pm »

Never tried this.  I've got a Mattel Uncle Sam and I hate the open hands.  Clearly, he was to come with a flag that didn't cost out.  Yet they left him with open hands anyway.  I've got a Mattel Superboy Prime and I wanna switch the fists onto Sam.  How long do I boil?  How much force is required?  Do the pins break easily?

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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2015, 04:31:17 pm »

Put the kettle on and fill a container with water once it boils. Drop in the first figure and make sure the parts you wanna work with are submerged. Leave it for about 1 minute. (I usually put their hands above their head like they're cheering then put them in the container like they're doing a handstand. That way you don't have to get the entire figure wet as you'll need your grip later)

Once the time is up, lift him out and drop him on a tea-towel to absorb the excess water. Use the tea-towel to hold the figure and carefully yank the hands. They should come out with a bit of heaving.

If they don't, leave him in the water a bit longer and try again.
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2015, 04:55:49 pm »

Cool.  Thanks.
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