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Repairing Broken Pegs with Screws
When your figure gets injured in battle, instead of amputating, just replace his peg with a screw! This tutorial shows you how to do it.
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Welcome to another one of my custom action figure tutorials. Have you ever had an action figure take one too many swan dives from a shelf and have a limb break off? Have you tried loosening up a stuck joint, only to have the peg inside shear in half? Whatever the reason, if you’ve had a peg on an action figure break, it’s pretty disheartening, especially if it happens to a figure that is too expensive to replace. Fear not though, because there is a way to fix these broken pegs, and I’m here to show you how.

As it turns out, screws are the same shape as pegs used on action figure joints. You can find small screws at Walmart or Home Depot, but for the really small screws that have to be used on the thinner or smaller action figures, you’ll have to harvest them from a Transformers figure or something similar that has a lot of tiny screws holding it together. You’ll also need a small screwdriver (I recommend a set of Stanley precision screwdrivers), a dremel with a drill bit, and some Krazy Glue. All right, so you have your broken figure, you have your screws, and you have the rest of your tools ready.

Let’s begin!

Make sure you have read the disclaimer before attempting anything mentioned in the tutorial.

batman887 - Tuesday, July 8, 2014
does this work with the biceps on figures
GoatNinja - Saturday, February 8, 2014
JUST broke the exact same joint, same leg, same figure (except mine has the other head sculpt) .... so glad I found this!
GoatNinja - Saturday, February 8, 2014
So I didn't have a dremmel or screws but decided to start doing what I could (hoping it would make feel better about twisting of my mcfarlane's leg off)... I decided to try boiling the leg and prying the peg out with a little screwdriver ... popped out without a hitch and when I looked at it I came up with the idea I would try something else... I found a small metal rod and heated up a pin to make a hole on the both the peg and the thigh to push the metal rod through... worked great! Coated with crazy glue, pushed the peg onto the rod (which is now in the thigh)and waited a few minutes, reboiled the foot piece... popped it back in and that's it... This is my first repair ever ... hopefully it will stick!
Liko - Wednesday, February 6, 2013
This is one of the BEST tutorials in here due to the clarity of it and how often this kind of repair is needed by toy collectors AND custom work alike. Excellent work.

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