Basic DIY Funko "repair"

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby stevedawg85_funko » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:50 pm

awesome stuff, i have those w/ the skinny legs and I lost the base

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Postby Mrs_funko_junkie » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:24 pm

Some of these ideas are great. I totally agree with the magic eraser, works miracles
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby Urstranger1 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:40 pm

MadLove wrote:Seems like these questions have been asked a lot lately.
My POP has marks on it or the wrong paint in the wrong spot.
A Magic Eraser (the kind for household cleaning) or a q-tip with acetone based nail polish remover used gently on the spot work well. Be careful not to use too much though or you will remove all the paint!
My POP has a bent sword, arm, foot, etc. (also works for Legacy figures with stuck joints)
For something thin like a sword, run it under a hair dryer until the vinyl is flexible. Hold it straight until it cools. For something thicker like a foot or arm, boiling it in water will make the vinyl soft enough to bend and reshape. Careful, it can get mighty hot!
My POP is too top heavy and keeps falling over
Museum Putty is great for anchoring top heavy POPs

Have some tips of your own? Questions? Add them here. (Hey mods, would it be possible to make a sticky for this? Pretty please?)

Great thread idea. Nice job starting this one! Thanks!
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Postby Popsonpopsonpops_ » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:00 pm

Awesome thread. Definitely picked up a few tricks to use on my pops and pint size heroes!

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Postby buried_by_pops » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:16 pm

I got my Captain Marvel 433 Target Exclusive in the mail today and it looks like her head is not well attached (sitting too high and spring exposed on neck). I'm looking on Ebay and it seems like most of the ones on offer are like this as well. Is there an easy fix for this one?

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Postby MichealHick » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:04 pm

This thread is awesome. Thanks for your input MadLove.
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Postby The Bleach Fan » Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:28 pm

Great tip about the magic eraser. I will be sure to try it.

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby Edge988 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:17 am

Hi guys! Do you think there is a way to “renew” this pop? Cleaning can bring it back a good shape?

https://imgur.com/a/zAF9hlF

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby Mjacob78 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:47 pm

So I have the flying tinkerbell in which the "pixie dust" is her stand that goes mid back. Well my cat knocked her off the shelf and the stand broke off by her back. Ive tried super glue and gorilla glue and nothing will hold it. Any ideas?
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby Mags » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:14 pm

Edge988 wrote:Hi guys! Do you think there is a way to “renew” this pop? Cleaning can bring it back a good shape?

https://imgur.com/a/zAF9hlF

I'd say take a damp magic eraser and gently use it to clean. I would take care especially around the detailed parts like the shoes and on the back of his gi where the "Go" symbol is.
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby Mags » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:18 pm

Mjacob78 wrote:So I have the flying tinkerbell in which the "pixie dust" is her stand that goes mid back. Well my cat knocked her off the shelf and the stand broke off by her back. Ive tried super glue and gorilla glue and nothing will hold it. Any ideas?

Did you give the glue enough time to cure? I bought my sister an Ernesto de la Cruz pop last year from a Toys R Us liquidation sale and somehow his legs had been snapped off (they were still in the box), so I borrowed a friend's E6000 glue and carefully glued the pop back together and propped it up in a location where it could cure for 24 hours without messing up the repair.

Either didn't let it sit long enough to cure, didn't get it realigned right when you glued it, or you need a stronger glue.
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby Mjacob78 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:10 am

Mags wrote:
Mjacob78 wrote:So I have the flying tinkerbell in which the "pixie dust" is her stand that goes mid back. Well my cat knocked her off the shelf and the stand broke off by her back. Ive tried super glue and gorilla glue and nothing will hold it. Any ideas?

Did you give the glue enough time to cure? I bought my sister an Ernesto de la Cruz pop last year from a Toys R Us liquidation sale and somehow his legs had been snapped off (they were still in the box), so I borrowed a friend's E6000 glue and carefully glued the pop back together and propped it up in a location where it could cure for 24 hours without messing up the repair.

Either didn't let it sit long enough to cure, didn't get it realigned right when you glued it, or you need a stronger glue.


Well the damn cat also knocked over the NBC clown and he lost his legs and I was able to glue them back with no problem. I just think the clear stand maybe the way it broke right against her back and it won't hold up the pop weight so she's just lying on her side like she's posing lol.
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby Mags » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:41 pm

Mjacob78 wrote:
Mags wrote:
Mjacob78 wrote:So I have the flying tinkerbell in which the "pixie dust" is her stand that goes mid back. Well my cat knocked her off the shelf and the stand broke off by her back. Ive tried super glue and gorilla glue and nothing will hold it. Any ideas?

Did you give the glue enough time to cure? I bought my sister an Ernesto de la Cruz pop last year from a Toys R Us liquidation sale and somehow his legs had been snapped off (they were still in the box), so I borrowed a friend's E6000 glue and carefully glued the pop back together and propped it up in a location where it could cure for 24 hours without messing up the repair.

Either didn't let it sit long enough to cure, didn't get it realigned right when you glued it, or you need a stronger glue.


Well the damn cat also knocked over the NBC clown and he lost his legs and I was able to glue them back with no problem. I just think the clear stand maybe the way it broke right against her back and it won't hold up the pop weight so she's just lying on her side like she's posing lol.

That's probably it, then. Which stinks because that's going to be pretty difficult to fix. At this point I would just use sticky tack on the bottoms of her feet and lean her against the stand.
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby TravT77 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:26 am

This my have been posted about before, but I recently fixed a Demogorgan that kept toppling over by heating the legs with a heat gun and holding it in a more upright position while dipping in cold water to “freeze” it in that position. Worked like a charm!

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Postby Mjacob78 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:31 am

TravT77 wrote:This my have been posted about before, but I recently fixed a Demogorgan that kept toppling over by heating the legs with a heat gun and holding it in a more upright position while dipping in cold water to “freeze” it in that position. Worked like a charm!


Nice!! I have a few girl pops that even when on their stands still constantly fall over, May have to try this.
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Postby d3postman » Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:40 pm

TravT77 wrote:This my have been posted about before, but I recently fixed a Demogorgan that kept toppling over by heating the legs with a heat gun and holding it in a more upright position while dipping in cold water to “freeze” it in that position. Worked like a charm!



Hadn't thought about doing this, but this'll work for a lot of small leg/top heavy pops! Some of the Jurassic Park ones, the Batman from Batman The Animated Series, with his large freakin' head...Good idea!
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Postby ghostrye » Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:04 pm

There are so many model glues that I see in craft stores....it’s slightly daunting. I am trying to cut a hand off an existing pop and reattach it to a different pop.

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Postby Mags » Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:45 pm

ghostrye wrote:There are so many model glues that I see in craft stores....it’s slightly daunting. I am trying to cut a hand off an existing pop and reattach it to a different pop.

E6000 or Gorilla Glue are your best bet.
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Postby ghostrye » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:59 am

Mags wrote:
ghostrye wrote:There are so many model glues that I see in craft stores....it’s slightly daunting. I am trying to cut a hand off an existing pop and reattach it to a different pop.

E6000 or Gorilla Glue are your best bet.


Thank you so much for the tip. Much appreciated!!!

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby Jon319jon » Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:16 am

I have a Hot Topic rose exclusive rose proto. It is broken at the steam, I need help of best way to fix it. Thank you in advance

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Postby kastudillo » Fri May 03, 2019 7:34 pm

Does anyone know how to fix a chrome pop when the chrome is faded in a spot
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby kastudillo » Fri May 03, 2019 7:36 pm

Mags wrote:
ghostrye wrote:There are so many model glues that I see in craft stores....it’s slightly daunting. I am trying to cut a hand off an existing pop and reattach it to a different pop.

E6000 or Gorilla Glue are your best bet.

Doesn't that type of glue leave like a residue if you put too much like crazy glue
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Postby Mr_Wilson » Fri May 03, 2019 9:26 pm

ghostrye wrote:There are so many model glues that I see in craft stores....it’s slightly daunting. I am trying to cut a hand off an existing pop and reattach it to a different pop.


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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby Mags » Fri May 03, 2019 11:25 pm

kastudillo wrote:
Mags wrote:
ghostrye wrote:There are so many model glues that I see in craft stores....it’s slightly daunting. I am trying to cut a hand off an existing pop and reattach it to a different pop.

E6000 or Gorilla Glue are your best bet.

Doesn't that type of glue leave like a residue if you put too much like crazy glue

I mean most heavy-duty glues will leave residue if you put too much down. Most people use damp cloths to wipe up any excess once the pieces are connected.
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Postby nerdgirlcustoms » Fri May 03, 2019 11:45 pm

Mjacob78 wrote:So I have the flying tinkerbell in which the "pixie dust" is her stand that goes mid back. Well my cat knocked her off the shelf and the stand broke off by her back. Ive tried super glue and gorilla glue and nothing will hold it. Any ideas?


I've found that I struggle with using regular superglue, but Zap-A-Gap works very well for me when it comes to fixing pops

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Postby Mjacob78 » Fri May 03, 2019 11:58 pm

nerdgirlcustoms wrote:
Mjacob78 wrote:So I have the flying tinkerbell in which the "pixie dust" is her stand that goes mid back. Well my cat knocked her off the shelf and the stand broke off by her back. Ive tried super glue and gorilla glue and nothing will hold it. Any ideas?


I've found that I struggle with using regular superglue, but Zap-A-Gap works very well for me when it comes to fixing pops


Thanks I’ll give it a try :)
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby schmeebel » Mon May 06, 2019 2:04 am

jlnorris1215 wrote:
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.


Thanks good tip.

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Postby kastudillo » Tue May 07, 2019 11:28 pm

Mags wrote:
kastudillo wrote:
Mags wrote:E6000 or Gorilla Glue are your best bet.

Doesn't that type of glue leave like a residue if you put too much like crazy glue

I mean most heavy-duty glues will leave residue if you put too much down. Most people use damp cloths to wipe up any excess once the pieces are connected.

Oh ok thanks for the info... from what I've dealt with crazy glue If you use too much it cleans off but it leaves this white residue that looks like dust and no matter how many times it gets cleaned once it gets dry it appears again
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Postby Mags » Tue May 07, 2019 11:51 pm

kastudillo wrote:
Mags wrote:
kastudillo wrote:Doesn't that type of glue leave like a residue if you put too much like crazy glue

I mean most heavy-duty glues will leave residue if you put too much down. Most people use damp cloths to wipe up any excess once the pieces are connected.

Oh ok thanks for the info... from what I've dealt with crazy glue If you use too much it cleans off but it leaves this white residue that looks like dust and no matter how many times it gets cleaned once it gets dry it appears again

That's when you break out the magic eraser :wink:
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Postby El_PANDA » Wed May 08, 2019 1:06 am

Thank you for the great post! The hair dryer technique definitely helped me fix a part of my pop that was slightly bent!
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Postby kastudillo » Wed May 15, 2019 6:33 pm

Mags wrote:
kastudillo wrote:
Mags wrote:I mean most heavy-duty glues will leave residue if you put too much down. Most people use damp cloths to wipe up any excess once the pieces are connected.

Oh ok thanks for the info... from what I've dealt with crazy glue If you use too much it cleans off but it leaves this white residue that looks like dust and no matter how many times it gets cleaned once it gets dry it appears again

That's when you break out the magic eraser :wink:

Really!? I didn't know the magic eraser took that off! Cool thanks for the tip
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Postby Mags » Wed May 15, 2019 8:41 pm

kastudillo wrote:
Mags wrote:
kastudillo wrote:Oh ok thanks for the info... from what I've dealt with crazy glue If you use too much it cleans off but it leaves this white residue that looks like dust and no matter how many times it gets cleaned once it gets dry it appears again

That's when you break out the magic eraser :wink:

Really!? I didn't know the magic eraser took that off! Cool thanks for the tip

Just be careful you don't remove the paint!
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Postby Toys R Us Kid » Thu May 16, 2019 4:26 am

Urstranger1 wrote:
MadLove wrote:Seems like these questions have been asked a lot lately.
My POP has marks on it or the wrong paint in the wrong spot.
A Magic Eraser (the kind for household cleaning) or a q-tip with acetone based nail polish remover used gently on the spot work well. Be careful not to use too much though or you will remove all the paint!
My POP has a bent sword, arm, foot, etc. (also works for Legacy figures with stuck joints)
For something thin like a sword, run it under a hair dryer until the vinyl is flexible. Hold it straight until it cools. For something thicker like a foot or arm, boiling it in water will make the vinyl soft enough to bend and reshape. Careful, it can get mighty hot!
My POP is too top heavy and keeps falling over
Museum Putty is great for anchoring top heavy POPs

Have some tips of your own? Questions? Add them here. (Hey mods, would it be possible to make a sticky for this? Pretty please?)

Great thread idea. Nice job starting this one! Thanks!



I wonder if you have the issue of Pops falling over, would boiling the legs to bend them forward or backwards, fix that problem all together? Vs using museum putty.

I use putty myself but never tried to fix the actual figure first :-k
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Postby Hawkeye_13 » Thu May 16, 2019 6:04 pm

Lots of good advice on here

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Postby TJLAUTERBACH » Mon May 20, 2019 7:13 am

El_PANDA wrote:Thank you for the great post! The hair dryer technique definitely helped me fix a part of my pop that was slightly bent!

The hair dryer method works great to fix alot of out of wacky plastic. Just remember be very careful how close you hold the blow dryer and to be very patient to alternate direct heat and take a break. You want to heat it slowly so you don't over heat and melt the plastic.
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Postby Westlos420 » Mon May 20, 2019 7:58 am

Great tips y’all! I used a eraser on a paint mark and it came right off!
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby TomThoughts » Tue May 21, 2019 11:57 am

Just a tip about crazy glue-- I run a school makerspace, and I learned this tip at a training....

Crazy glue does have an incredible hold; however, the curing time can take longer than expected which makes it tough for elements that don't naturally sit together (like a base, etc.).

Using a small amount of baking soda will almost instantly dry/cure the crazy glue; it essentially sucks the moisture out of it. At the same time, it will leave a frosty/rougher surface, so you have to be prepared to sand, touch up, etc.
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby Ricedemon » Tue May 21, 2019 2:47 pm

Wow! Definelty learned a lot from this thread. That Arya definetly got fixed cause of this thread!

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Postby Thepopninja » Wed May 22, 2019 1:19 pm

I used a blow dryer to straighten the sword on the ECCC Arya POP ... worked like a charm
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El_PANDA wrote:Thank you for the great post! The hair dryer technique definitely helped me fix a part of my pop that was slightly bent!

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