Basic DIY Funko "repair"

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby Bartjeuhh » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:07 pm

BlueberryWaffles wrote:My Star-Lord (masked) is looking to the left. Any way to get the head straight?


You know you just can turn the head, right?

allonsy_slayergirl wrote:The "frozen" Anna I purchased will not fit on her stand! Any ideas??


Show some pictures please... Not everyone has that POP so we can't tell, there are multiple different kind of stands already.

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby allonsy_slayergirl » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:09 pm

I believe it's the same stand as the one Daenarys is on (in your pic). I think the hole in Anna's foot is just too small or too shallow or something.

I will have to go take pics of it. I don't have any right now.
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby BlueberryWaffles » Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:49 pm

Bartjeuhh wrote:
BlueberryWaffles wrote:My Star-Lord (masked) is looking to the left. Any way to get the head straight?

You know you just can turn the head, right?

It's a bobble-head. All Marvel Pops are. How do you turn bobble-head's heads?
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby MadLove » Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:27 pm

Grab the bottom of the spring with pliers and twist it to rotate a bobble head.
Try heating up Anna (not the base) in hot water so the vinyl is easier to manipulate and while it's still soft try putting her on the base.
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby allonsy_slayergirl » Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:46 pm

MadLove wrote:Grab the bottom of the spring with pliers and twist it to rotate a bobble head.
Try heating up Anna (not the base) in hot water so the vinyl is easier to manipulate and while it's still soft try putting her on the base.


Good call! I will try it!
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby HuffRhuff » Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:36 pm

Got a box repair tip from Steve at Gemini last week that worked great and just wanted to pass it on. I received a pop that had glue (I assume it was glue since I couldn't get it off) on the window of the box. It wouldn't have been so bad but it was right in front of his face. Anyway, here's the remedy;
#1 - cooking oil such as Wesson. Put a tiny bit on the glue and let it sit for a few minutes. This sometimes softens it and it can be removed with water.
#2 - Hard to remove glue can be removed with a tiny bit of paint thinner or nail polish remover.
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby Bartjeuhh » Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:10 am

So, my newly arrived pop has this very known problem of the head-support sticking out at the bottom. Any ideas if it's possible to fix? I tried to just press it back to the inside but it just didn't move at all haha :p
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby slim1977 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:57 pm

Bartjeuhh wrote:So, my newly arrived pop has this very known problem of the head-support sticking out at the bottom. Any ideas if it's possible to fix? I tried to just press it back to the inside but it just didn't move at all haha :p


It looks like she has a double chin.
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby blueberry_yoghurt » Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:52 pm

My Captain America's (Winter Soldier) head is too heavy for the spring so it automatically droops down. I managed to improve it a little by craming a cotton ball in there but it's still not great! I've been pretty lucky with all my other bobble heads. Did anyone else have this problem with their Cap? It's head is so heavy compared to all the others!
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby funkopopsrock » Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:14 pm

I think I broke my Rocket pop,I was trying to get some video of his head bobbling and
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In the second pic he seems to be looking down, any ideas on to fix?
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby naisatoh » Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:31 pm

Bartjeuhh wrote:So, my newly arrived pop has this very known problem of the head-support sticking out at the bottom. Any ideas if it's possible to fix? I tried to just press it back to the inside but it just didn't move at all haha :p

Looks like it's glued out of place. Best thing (if you're up for it) is to boil it until the glue softens and push it back into place. One the glue hardens, it should be back to normal.

funkopopsrock wrote:I think I broke my Rocket pop,I was trying to get some video of his head bobbling and
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In the second pic he seems to be looking down, any ideas on to fix?

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby Bartjeuhh » Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:00 am

Thanks, maybe I will do that :p Looks risky, but it ain't one of my favourite POP's anyway so I can try.

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby Jeggy » Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:34 pm

I see some questions on bobbleheads that are tilted or looking the other direction. I posted on the first page how to fix this, and it's super easy.
Jeggy wrote:Fixing a bent spring for the bobbles.

Fixing the spring if the head is tilted is actually easy. I just fixed one for the first time this past weekend and I did it in a few minutes.

The head unscrews very easily and it is actually the spring that is coming off from the body. If you have difficulties make sure the little bend at the tip of the spring isn't carving it's way into the stem. Simply push that part with your finger or move with needle nose pliers. Once it is unsnagged it will come off with ease.

Now as for getting the spring out the head. It helps greatly if you have needle nose pliers, your fingers work too but it might prove to be very difficult. Any who simpley find the bent tip of the spring and push that counter clockwise. The tip will be the part of the spring furthest up the head. This basically loosens the spring, and should now be able to just twist out.

Take a look at the spring and look for where the bend in the rings is. I do this by looking at the spring as perfectly straight up as I can and look for the ring in the spring that is causing it to not look straight. Use the needle nose to pinch that ring, and slowly bend in the opposite direction until it looks as if the spring has straightened.

Putting the spring back on is the easiest part. First twist the spring on the neck of the body. Remember the skinny part goes on the neck. Next twist on the head making sure to that you apply it straight. The direction it is facing doesn't matter. Next twist the head until you reach the desired bobble. The head does not get twisted all the way as it will not bob and the head will look very close to the body if you do so. If it is still crooked repeat the bending of the spring until it is fixed.

That's it.

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby Jeggy » Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:38 pm

HuffRhuff wrote:Got a box repair tip from Steve at Gemini last week that worked great and just wanted to pass it on. I received a pop that had glue (I assume it was glue since I couldn't get it off) on the window of the box. It wouldn't have been so bad but it was right in front of his face. Anyway, here's the remedy;
#1 - cooking oil such as Wesson. Put a tiny bit on the glue and let it sit for a few minutes. This sometimes softens it and it can be removed with water.
#2 - Hard to remove glue can be removed with a tiny bit of paint thinner or nail polish remover.


Cooking oil is also good for removing tape residue. Obviously not from the cardboard box, but would work on the window.

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby BlueberryWaffles » Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:09 pm

allonsy_slayergirl wrote:The "frozen" Anna I purchased will not fit on her stand! Any ideas??

Mine doesn't either. Luckily she stands pretty well on her own. For anyone else that has this Anna, is this on all of them?
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby jessicaaaam » Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:53 pm

BlueberryWaffles wrote:
allonsy_slayergirl wrote:The "frozen" Anna I purchased will not fit on her stand! Any ideas??

Mine doesn't either. Luckily she stands pretty well on her own. For anyone else that has this Anna, is this on all of them?


My Anna did not fit in her stand also!

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Postby Billp123 » Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:06 pm

I got a Wacky Wobbler proto shipped to me and the head was caved in from someone using a box that was way too small and USPS banging it around. So I asked around and Ross told me to boil the head for 10 seconds and re-shape the head. It worked perfectly and my TWD WW proto looks brand new with no issues. So all credit goes to Ross on this one.
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby MadLove » Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:30 am

When in doubt, boil your POPs lol
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby jlnorris1215 » Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:39 am

Will cooking oil remove this much sticker residue? Have no idea what the sticker was, I found it like this at B&N. I'd really like to avoid roughing up or scratching the plastic. Any help would be appreciated!
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby MadLove » Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:59 am

I think that'd work. I would flatten the box first to avoid denting it.
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby Jeggy » Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:46 am

jlnorris1215 wrote:Will cooking oil remove this much sticker residue? Have no idea what the sticker was, I found it like this at B&N. I'd really like to avoid roughing up or scratching the plastic. Any help would be appreciated!


Cooking oil would work fine as long as you use a smooth cloth. I've used cooking oil to remove globs of tape residue from my car the size of silver dollars, in the sun no less, and everything came out great. A rough cloth will just scratch the hell out of the window so make sure before hand it's not, probably a microfiber cloth would be the best. Be sure to dab a little on the cloth and not the box. Also you will more than likely have to flatten the box to get best results. Afterwards it will of course be oily but just use a dry part of the cloth and wipe away until not slick. A damp cloth might help in getting the oil off better, but not sure.

Other methods I've used, granted none on a plastic window, were warm water (used on metal) and Goo Gone used on various items. I've also heard that alcohol breaks down this stuff as well, but I've never tried it. Rumor has it though that Goo Gone and alcohol can melt thinner plastics.

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby naisatoh » Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:43 pm

Jeggy wrote:
jlnorris1215 wrote:Will cooking oil remove this much sticker residue? Have no idea what the sticker was, I found it like this at B&N. I'd really like to avoid roughing up or scratching the plastic. Any help would be appreciated!


Cooking oil would work fine as long as you use a smooth cloth. I've used cooking oil to remove globs of tape residue from my car the size of silver dollars, in the sun no less, and everything came out great. A rough cloth will just scratch the hell out of the window so make sure before hand it's not, probably a microfiber cloth would be the best. Be sure to dab a little on the cloth and not the box. Also you will more than likely have to flatten the box to get best results. Afterwards it will of course be oily but just use a dry part of the cloth and wipe away until not slick. A damp cloth might help in getting the oil off better, but not sure.

Other methods I've used, granted none on a plastic window, were warm water (used on metal) and Goo Gone used on various items. I've also heard that alcohol breaks down this stuff as well, but I've never tried it. Rumor has it though that Goo Gone and alcohol can melt thinner plastics.


I would just get some packing tape and go over it again and again. It'll pick up small pieces of residue bit by bit, but it'll eventually pick it all up. Just some patience, and several pieces of tape.
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby jlnorris1215 » Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:05 pm

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Thanks for all your advice MadLove and Jeggy! Cooking oil dabbed on a microfiber cloth with the box flattened worked like magic!!
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby naisatoh » Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:19 am

jlnorris1215 wrote:
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Thanks for all your advice MadLove and Jeggy! Cooking oil dabbed on a microfiber cloth with the box flattened worked like magic!!

Thanks for posting this! You've made a believer out of me!
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby Jeggy » Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:51 am

jlnorris1215 wrote:
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Thanks for all your advice MadLove and Jeggy! Cooking oil dabbed on a microfiber cloth with the box flattened worked like magic!!


Your very welcome. That came out great. It looks crystal clear.

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby MadLove » Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:58 am

jlnorris1215 wrote:
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Thanks for all your advice MadLove and Jeggy! Cooking oil dabbed on a microfiber cloth with the box flattened worked like magic!!

Awesome! Thanks for posting the results too! I'm glad it worked!
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby HuffRhuff » Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:30 pm

Has anyone out there found a way to polish out fine scratches off window boxes? I have a few DC chases that have scratched up windows...novice sticker removals. Thanks
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby jessicaaaam » Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:58 pm

Anyone has tips on removing glue from a Pop's face? My Flash funko pop has glue stuck on his face from the lighting bolt that was glued on his head.

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby naisatoh » Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:16 pm

jessicaaaam wrote:Anyone has tips on removing glue from a Pop's face? My Flash funko pop has glue stuck on his face from the lighting bolt that was glued on his head.

You may be able to get a hair dryer and heat up the area enough to soften the glue. Once it's nice and soft, you should be able to wipe it off with a towel. Good luck!
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Postby Farinasaur » Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:26 pm

Jeggy wrote:Fixing a bent spring for the bobbles.

Fixing the spring if the head is tilted is actually easy. I just fixed one for the first time this past weekend and I did it in a few minutes.

The head unscrews very easily and it is actually the spring that is coming off from the body. If you have difficulties make sure the little bend at the tip of the spring isn't carving it's way into the stem. Simply push that part with your finger or move with needle nose pliers. Once it is unsnagged it will come off with ease.

Now as for getting the spring out the head. It helps greatly if you have needle nose pliers, your fingers work too but it might prove to be very difficult. Any who simpley find the bent tip of the spring and push that counter clockwise. The tip will be the part of the spring furthest up the head. This basically loosens the spring, and should now be able to just twist out.

Take a look at the spring and look for where the bend in the rings is. I do this by looking at the spring as perfectly straight as I can and look for the ring in the spring that is causing it to not look straight. Use the needle nose to pinch that ring, and slowly bend in the opposite direction until it looks as if the spring has straightened.

Putting the spring back on is the easiest part. First twist the spring on the neck of the body. Remember the skinny part goes on the neck. Next twist on the head making sure to that you apply it straight. The direction it is facing doesn't matter. Next twist the head until you reach the desired bobble. The head does not get twisted all the way as it will not bob and the head will look very close to the body if you do so.

That's it.


This tip helped me a lot today, thank you!

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby Dupree721 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:33 pm

So here's an odd request:

I picked up my POP Smaug at Hot Topic tonight, but when I took him out of the packaging I noticed that one of his horns has a dent in it (it's missing plastic, looks to just be a mold imperfection). I'm pretty particular about my POPs and was wondering if there would be any kind of substance I could buy to fill the hole in. I was thinking of using my gold paint marker to build up layers until it dries and fills it up, but I don't think that would honestly work that well, so is there a putty or substance anyone would recommend that I could use to fix him up? Thanks in advance!

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby MadLove » Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:23 pm

Dupree721 wrote:So here's an odd request:

I picked up my POP Smaug at Hot Topic tonight, but when I took him out of the packaging I noticed that one of his horns has a dent in it (it's missing plastic, looks to just be a mold imperfection). I'm pretty particular about my POPs and was wondering if there would be any kind of substance I could buy to fill the hole in. I was thinking of using my gold paint marker to build up layers until it dries and fills it up, but I don't think that would honestly work that well, so is there a putty or substance anyone would recommend that I could use to fix him up? Thanks in advance!

First thing that comes to mind would be filling it in with Sculpy, sanding it and repainting it but that would be a LOT of work. Honestly for something like that if it truely bothers you, try and exchange it if you can.
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby Dupree721 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:13 am

MadLove wrote:
Dupree721 wrote:So here's an odd request:

I picked up my POP Smaug at Hot Topic tonight, but when I took him out of the packaging I noticed that one of his horns has a dent in it (it's missing plastic, looks to just be a mold imperfection). I'm pretty particular about my POPs and was wondering if there would be any kind of substance I could buy to fill the hole in. I was thinking of using my gold paint marker to build up layers until it dries and fills it up, but I don't think that would honestly work that well, so is there a putty or substance anyone would recommend that I could use to fix him up? Thanks in advance!

First thing that comes to mind would be filling it in with Sculpy, sanding it and repainting it but that would be a LOT of work. Honestly for something like that if it truely bothers you, try and exchange it if you can.


Thanks for the reply! It doesn't bother me THAT much, plus Smaug wasn't exactly pristine in the movie either, so it's totally cool with me. It might be a fun idea to sculpt a bit though. After looking at videos and photos, it seems like that's a common problem spot, but it's strictly because of the mold.

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby BlackWidow » Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:27 pm

Any suggestions for exclusive stickers that are peeling off? It's just the edge. Should I just touch it up with a glue stick and stick it back to the window of the box?
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby MadLove » Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:39 am

Yeah, I'd say a tiny dot of superglue will hold that in place.
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Postby zaghawk » Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:23 pm

I got two issues:

1) "Frozen" Anna got dropped by my toddler, foot broke off. Tried super glue but it won't stick back together.

2) Professor X - The spring is completely in his head and on the neck, yet his head springs up like 2 inches from his body, as if he's a giraffe or something.
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby specialed » Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:15 pm

How do I fix this? I know something about laying it flat with books on top, but is that it?
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby jlnorris1215 » Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:58 pm

zaghawk wrote:I got two issues:

1) "Frozen" Anna got dropped by my toddler, foot broke off. Tried super glue but it won't stick back


Have you tried e6000 glue? I've never had to glue a pop back together but I have bonded glass, metal and wood with it. You won't need much (they sell small tubes at craft stores) and the stuff stinks to high heaven so use in a well ventilated area! Oh and it comes out of the tube quick so be careful.
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby doao » Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:20 pm

Jeggy wrote:Fixing a bent spring for the bobbles.

Fixing the spring if the head is tilted is actually easy. I just fixed one for the first time this past weekend and I did it in a few minutes.

The head unscrews very easily and it is actually the spring that is coming off from the body. If you have difficulties make sure the little bend at the tip of the spring isn't carving it's way into the stem. Simply push that part with your finger or move with needle nose pliers. Once it is unsnagged it will come off with ease.

Now as for getting the spring out the head. It helps greatly if you have needle nose pliers, your fingers work too but it might prove to be very difficult. Any who simpley find the bent tip of the spring and push that counter clockwise. The tip will be the part of the spring furthest up the head. This basically loosens the spring, and should now be able to just twist out.

Take a look at the spring and look for where the bend in the rings is. I do this by looking at the spring as perfectly straight as I can and look for the ring in the spring that is causing it to not look straight. Use the needle nose to pinch that ring, and slowly bend in the opposite direction until it looks as if the spring has straightened.

Putting the spring back on is the easiest part. First twist the spring on the neck of the body. Remember the skinny part goes on the neck. Next twist on the head making sure to that you apply it straight. The direction it is facing doesn't matter. Next twist the head until you reach the desired bobble. The head does not get twisted all the way as it will not bob and the head will look very close to the body if you do so.

That's it.


Thanks Jeggy! This worked like a charm!

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby vicsfunko » Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:38 pm

I don't know what to do with my DIY pop!!!


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