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Broken Action Figure - Cremator in Custom Workstation by johntsau   
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
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Hi
I am a newb here.
I got the figure Cremator (Dark Alliance - Series 2) from eBay ,but when I open the box ,the leg and arm was separated from hips and shoulders.
Here is the picture https://www.flickr.com/photos/166323904 ... 9897307574
I found some suggestion from the tutorial as follows
https://www.figurerealm.com/customtutor ... view&id=91
https://www.figurerealm.com/customtutor ... view&id=34

It seems that I have to crack the figure and check the inside structure. Oh no ,the surgery is very risky....[See More]
Star Wars Collectors Series 12in in Action Figure Chatter by Thehairydoc   
Monday, August 13, 2018
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Hello! I was wondering if anyone had a rough estimate how much a full collection of the 1st Gen collectors series would go for?...[See More]
How to make figures more customizer-friendly in Custom Workstation by Henchmen4Hire   
Updated Monday, August 13, 2018
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In the Action Figure Chatter section I posted about how I was disappointed with a recent Kickstarter focusing on making blank human figures for customizing. Everyone who makes these kind of figs never seems to address the problems with customizing them. So, instead of complaining some more, I wanted to post ideas for how to rework figure joints so they're more customizer-friendly.

First up is how to make hinges easier to disassemble. These are found at the elbows, knees, etc.

On the left you can see what a typical current hinge rod looks like. On the right is an idea for how to reshape the rod so it can be pushed in and out more conveniently, without the need for heat.

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Henchmen4Hire -
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Added image for wrists. Not sure it offers much though, I don't see anything wrong with just having swappable hands via the wrist pegs like we do now. I'd just add the 1mm gap to prevent paint rub, as shown before.

Would also switch the starburst holes to polygonal shapes (like a hexagon) to increase durability since it eliminates any little teeth.
Henchmen4Hire -
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Added some thoughts
marz -
Friday, December 1, 2017
how cool,may you should send this 'tutorial' to companys,that think they're doin bases^^ I tried some gonative blanx alpha,but didn't even started to do something with them,because I was diappointed by the "ready to customize" think I would really try to do my bases like the 'letsmakeactionfigures' guy on youtube soon great post!
First time work/Maggie Weston WIP in Custom Workstation by TheRubicon   
Updated Friday, July 27, 2018
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First, a little story:
When I was a child, we were poor... very poor. So, I didn't have a whole lot of toys. What I did have was usually broken and incomplete from a donation bin, bulk leggo blocks, and the occasional GI Joes in need of new rubber O-rings. So I would make my own characters from what I had by way of cut, glue, swap, etc. But the toy series I really lusted after was Exosquad; we could never afford any. once, just once, I had a JT Marsh Arial attack E-frame; it was missing the figure, missing a wing, none of the accessories were there and the joints were loose, but damnit it was mine. so I mixed and matched GI parts until I had a reasonable facsimile of JT Marsh and I played with it to death! Now as an adult, I wanted to fill ...[See More]
TheRubicon -
Monday, August 13, 2018
Thanks guys. I kinda needed broken down Barney style. I've got a lot going on. My wife and I have a cancer fight ahead of us and this hobby is keeping sane through it.
TheRubicon -
Sunday, August 12, 2018
@jumpinjeff, thanks for doing hat. What did you do? What format? I'm getting ready to post the finished pictures and I'd like to do it right the first time, lol!
Henchmen4Hire -
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Just paste the direct link to the image.

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If you don't want to copy paste every link, just post a link to the gallery where all the pics are.
Glued on helmet in Action Figure Chatter by MidgetSpiderman   
Sunday, July 8, 2018
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Recently I purchased a TMNT Shredder action figure from 2007, It came at a great price! I only paid 2$ for the thing, but sadly the helmet is glued on. Im not sure what glue it is but i imagine super glue, ive heated the helmet up and tried to pry it off but it accomplished nothing. Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated!...[See More]
bluestraveler -
Friday, August 10, 2018
Well, paint thinner or mineral spirts, but I have found that enamel thinner works for removing or weaking glues and various adhesives, but be careful simply because it can eat away some of the plastic or paint.
Henchmen4Hire -
Friday, August 10, 2018
Have you ever used that stuff to weaken the glue used inside the figure, on the pegs? Torso cracking is one of the most frustrating things we do, but if we can dunk the figure in mineral spirits or something to dissolve the glue, we could crack open torsos easily.
antithetical -
Monday, July 9, 2018
Are you using boiling water or a hair dryer to heat up the part? I use a hair dryer and I've usually been able to break stuff loose even after super-gluing it together, it just takes applying enough heat and working the part loose, which sometimes requires I repeat the heating process a few times. I'm not familiar with the TMNT figures, is the helmet actually a separate piece?
MidgetSpiderman -
Monday, July 9, 2018
For this particular figure it is indeed separate, the seller just glued it for lord know what reason, I've tried it with a hair dryer. I may try repeating this process, perhaps the water technique might help since it would actually flow into the helmet, how hot do you reckon I can get it before it actually damages my figure?

Thank you for your response and help
Looking for a marvel legends black cat at a good price in Trading Post by J sosha57   
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
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Hey im looking for a legends black catat a good price for my son his birthday is next month it can be loose . I really need this guys tried to order one on eBay and never received it so this is my last chance to get my son what he wants for his birthday...[See More]
bluestraveler -
Friday, August 10, 2018
Try big bad toystore or amazon, or some third party sites, like entertainment earth or lunar toystore.
J sosha57 -
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Cat not Catat lol
need some help with marvel select and legends trench coat. in Action Figure Chatter by Devil of Hells Kitchen   
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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I recently got the older Marvel select Gambit but I really wasn't liking the trench coat piece it came with so I removed it. I Don't need to make sleeves cause they're molded onto gambits arms. I'm not to sure how to execute this so any help will be appreciated. Also if anyone knows how tom make a trench coat for a legends punisher it'd be appreciated if you could give me a quick tutorial on how to make one....[See More]
bluestraveler -
Friday, August 10, 2018
Well,I always use the marvel legends nick fury or spider man noir sleeves and trench coat, but you could always use the noir jacket piece and leave the sleeves or resculpt the arms when needed. Now for softgoods, I would use spandex or heavy cotton simply because they don't fray as bad as cotton, of course I would make it a size smaller, that way it can fit a bit tighter, and work itself around the articulation.But cut it in two halves and add the sleeves and then sow the two halves together, it will look more realistic. hope this helps
Henchmen4Hire -
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
It helps to look up free patterns for clothes, then resize them as needed. Recently I had to make a big cloak and did it this way.

Sometimes you can even simplify the process since you can glue instead of sew, you don't have to hem everything, etc.

For example, trenchcoats are usually two halves stitched together, with the lower halves stitched on too, but I'm sure you can make the trenchcoat with one piece of fabric. You'll just have to measure for the arm holes, cut it out and slip it on. ...
Need help identifying these Marvel figures in Identify Help by Neo Tokyo   
Friday, August 3, 2018
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Hi, I recently purchased a bundle of Marvel figures but I can't find these 2 anywhere online. The Ghost Rider looking figure doesn't have any stamps so I'm thinking maybe it's a bootleg? The other figure is made by Toy Biz (2006). It looks like the Asgardian figure that was part of the "Young Avengers" box set but the colours are different. Any help would be much appreciated [Picture] [Picture]...[See More]
TheRubicon -
Friday, August 10, 2018
Where I can I get these bootlegs? I'd love to get some cheap blanks with good articulation and cheesy details to bash up
Redmist -
Thursday, August 9, 2018
That's definitely GR himself, but yeah bootleg! & a bootleg Wiccan
Henchmen4Hire -
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Looks like a bootleg Vengeance from Ghost Rider
Scanning heads for customs - How badly do you want it? in Custom Workstation by Henchmen4Hire   
Updated Thursday, August 2, 2018
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Hey peeps, in all honesty, would you buy high quality 3D printed heads?

I've been chatting with someone who sells 3D printed items, they can use a resin printer to print excellent heads at about $5 to $10 a pop.

However, to take it a step further, we're talking about buying a 3D scanner, to scan ANYTHING to rescale it to ANY size

The advantages of this?:

-All those small GI Joe and Star Wars heads can finally be easily upscaled. All those Hot Toys heads can be downscaled. The amount of unique heads we would have to work with goes up exponentially.

-Accessories can be created from anything! He could scan a TV or a bottle or a backpack or shoes, and make them accessories for any figure.

-If you have custom sculpts you want to duplicate,...[See More]
starwarsgeek -
Friday, August 10, 2018
Yeah, I don't take commissions for it, but I do pieces I think will sell well enough to justify the cost and time that it takes. Because depending on the method, it can take weeks for an item to shrink. And depending on what size it starts/ends at, you need to make multiple molds as it shrinks a bit at a time.
starwarsgeek -
Friday, August 10, 2018
You can upscale/downsize existing figures thru "traditional" casting and molding techniques as well. Just saying. I've done it for a bunch of items in my eBay store. Upscaling 3.75" heads to work with Marvel Legends and SW Black Series, as well as downsizing Hot Toys heads to work with the 6" scale figures. It can be an expensive and time consuming process, sure, but it's totally doable. I hope to get a bunch more stuff done.... someday.... lol
Henchmen4Hire -
Friday, August 10, 2018
For sure, there was a guy who was enlarging/shrinking for like $30 a head, but it looks like he's either sick or scamming people because he's not fulfilling orders or answering emails.

Also, I don't think this 3D service would put normal casters out of business, because once you get past the initial expense of learning to make good casts/molds, it can be a faster/more convenient way to duplicate heads than waiting for a 3D printer and dealing with all that resin clean up every time. Plus, if the machine breaks...we're screwed.

Honestly, the biggest hurdle I've faced trying to get heads enlarged/shrunken is just trying to get in contact with the people who do it. Maybe my emails go straight to junk mail, or there are a bunch of flakes in this hobby lol. ...
need help finding an old action figure in Identify Help by thejoker942   
Friday, August 10, 2018
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I'm 21 years old so when I had it as a kid it wasnt that far back its in the 2000s where I can't remember. it was a birthday gift all I remember was how it looked. it was very black and white the body and head mostly white and the joins black the chest was black and it came with a black and white lance with a handle in the middle. the figure was badly designed as it could not hold the lance cause the hand and fingers dont bend . the head is long and looks like a xenomoprh head but white. thats everything I can remember about it any help is appreciated ive been looking for a while...[See More]
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