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Why so fragile?

Postby Ilovefunko » Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:31 am

Bumped into a shelf today, a glass cross and Masked Alex Delarge mini both fell off hit my desk then the floor. Freaking out I inspected the glass cross for cracks, nothing. Woo-hoo dodged a bullet and placed them both back on the shelf...wait Alex looks different #-o no nose, his #$&@ nose broke off. What a bummer. Anyone else have any Funko misfits with broken parts?
I also had a Funko Vynl Snow Miser with broken nose. Now I see why some collectors never remove from box ](*,)

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Re: Why so fragile?

Postby lavery01 » Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:20 pm

Man that sucks, sorry that happened to you. I personally never had any mishaps with my pops, I’m that inbox collector you referenced. lol
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Re: Why so fragile?

Postby SpastikGrl » Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:06 pm

Bummer Friend. Super glue?

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Re: Why so fragile?

Postby mongoose12 » Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:23 pm

SpastikGrl wrote:Bummer Friend. Super glue?


yeah that was going to be my suggestion. sorry either way =/
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Re: Why so fragile?

Postby Geescube » Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:56 pm

I had an Ultron mini that came with a piece broken off straight out the box. Luckily it was an easy re-glue. I have some minis i wont even display because their weapons look so fragile.

I dunno if you know about them, but glue dots are well-liked by many collectors. This doesnt fix the broken nose on Alex but it can be used on the bottoms of the toy feets to keep them in place on your display.

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Re: Why so fragile?

Postby jagpop » Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:25 pm

Sorry to hear. I have a lot of minis and this has never happen. They have fallen over 8 feet with no damage. Like others said, gorilla glue maybe for the fix?
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Re: Why so fragile?

Postby jp6712 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:45 pm

Ilovefunko wrote:Bumped into a shelf today, a glass cross and Masked Alex Delarge mini both fell off hit my desk then the floor. Freaking out I inspected the glass cross for cracks, nothing. Woo-hoo dodged a bullet and placed them both back on the shelf...wait Alex looks different #-o no nose, his #$&@ nose broke off. What a bummer. Anyone else have any Funko misfits with broken parts?
I also had a Funko Vynl Snow Miser with broken nose. Now I see why some collectors never remove from box ](*,)



I actually have a "collection" of broken misfits that came broken in the box. The Galadriel head was broken off and I glued that back on, but it's still part of the collection. Several of the bobble heads didn't have enough glue to hold their heads on, and then lots of little pieces broken off or missing.

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Re: Why so fragile?

Postby SpastikGrl » Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:41 pm

Ive had a few that have broken and thankfully they were only like 1/6 so they were easily replaceable.

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Re: Why so fragile?

Postby digithor » Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:18 am

My minis have done rather well over the years, though I can see how some could be more prone to breaking.
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Re: Why so fragile?

Postby NCDS » Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:05 am

I got mail polish shelves for mine since so many have problems standing and fall easily.
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Re: Why so fragile?

Postby Hgmaddhatter » Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:48 am

I had to buy small bases for the adventure calendar minis because if you breathed wrong the whole shell would tumble over.... those don't even really have a box I could pit them in lol. Haven't had an issue with any Mystery minis though so I guess I'm lucky. They are a harder vinyl they do feel more brittle though... I guess because it's more dense for smaller features.
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Re: Why so fragile?

Postby buried_by_pops » Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:06 pm

I have collected many mini lines and I have to say the Paka Paka Toilet Ninjas were the worst for breakage. Probably close to 10% of the ones I opened had something wrong. At least most of them fell apart in a way that they could be easily glued back together, only a few were truly broke. I have always been surprised by where some of these fall apart. I never would have guessed they were being manufactured as so many separate small parts.

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Re: Why so fragile?

Postby EZA » Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:35 am

My wife's Clark Griswald broke as well. His moose mug snaped off little glue and balance is restored to the universe.
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Re: Why so fragile?

Postby Valde » Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:39 am

Mostly it’s the Marvel ones with the springs, once those get bent out of shape there seems to be no coming back.
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Re: Why so fragile?

Postby muscleheadfunkopop » Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:02 am

Like most I was a victim of the Gladiator 10' Hulk Hammer. Purchased the pop and the hammer was broken off. I super glued that bad boy on and it was brand freakin new. \:D/ \:D/ \:D/
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Re: Why so fragile?

Postby Imagery » Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:57 am

I've had some minis with breaks — some out of box and others after minor falls. I think it just depends on the design — some are held by such thin pieces of vinyl to match the scale, they can be a bit fragile.

I think the same goes for Pops. My HT Dark Phoenix had a separation accident because of her precarious pose
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Re: Why so fragile?

Postby Imagery » Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:58 am

NCDS wrote:I got mail polish shelves for mine since so many have problems standing and fall easily.

Didn't think of this before, but love this idea!
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Re: Why so fragile?

Postby kihou » Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:24 pm

I got an Incredibles mini from Gamestop on clearance and it was Elastigirl in 4 different pieces. I didn't really try to repair her because she's so tiny and I already had one, but it was pretty impressive that it got that banged up while in package.
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Re: Why so fragile?

Postby NCDS » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:05 pm

Imagery wrote:
NCDS wrote:I got mail polish shelves for mine since so many have problems standing and fall easily.

Didn't think of this before, but love this idea!


Sometimes as you can see they still fall, but it's less often

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Re: Why so fragile?

Postby Imagery » Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:08 am

NCDS wrote:
Imagery wrote:
NCDS wrote:I got mail polish shelves for mine since so many have problems standing and fall easily.

Didn't think of this before, but love this idea!

Sometimes as you can see they still fall, but it's less often
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I love it! If I could find space for a display, I'm totally stealing this idea :D
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Re: Why so fragile?

Postby Greymom » Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:28 am

Wow....this all sounds seriously aggravating. I've been lucky so far.
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Re: Why so fragile?

Postby NCDS » Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:49 pm

Imagery wrote:
NCDS wrote:
Imagery wrote:Didn't think of this before, but love this idea!

Sometimes as you can see they still fall, but it's less often
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I love it! If I could find space for a display, I'm totally stealing this idea :D


I actually found smaller ones that I use now. I will have to look up where I got them and send it your way.

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Re: Why so fragile?

Postby Imagery » Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:21 pm

NCDS wrote:
Imagery wrote:
NCDS wrote:Sometimes as you can see they still fall, but it's less often
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I love it! If I could find space for a display, I'm totally stealing this idea :D

I actually found smaller ones that I use now. I will have to look up where I got them and send it your way.
I love my bling bags.

Thanks. My current approach is putting them all in stacks lol
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Re: Why so fragile?

Postby NCDS » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:33 pm

Imagery wrote:
NCDS wrote:
Imagery wrote:I love it! If I could find space for a display, I'm totally stealing this idea :D

I actually found smaller ones that I use now. I will have to look up where I got them and send it your way.
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Thanks. My current approach is putting them all in stacks lol


Before I got the shelves I was using the drawer approach.
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