A while back , good buddy Buzz over at Action Figure Adventures sent me a replacement waist for my vintage Storm Shadow figure. I was going to replace it back then but the screw head in his back stripped and I felt like I wasn’t going to be able to switch out the parts without being able to remove that screw and separate the torso. The other day my cojones grew and I decided to take a different approach. I took the legs apart, and by doing so I was able to remove the older waist piece and put the better looking one on! While both show signs of wear, you can clearly see the older one was more yellowed. Another huge thank you goes out to Kevin(Buzz) for the Stormy waist piece 🙂
When receiving an older,vintage Joe in the mail it is very possible for the figure to arrive with loose joints,waist,legs etc.And that’s pretty much expected from a vintage figure that in most cases is well over 15 years old. But what do you do when your brand spanking new,MOC 25th Ann./modern G.I. Joe figure comes with loose leg joints?After doing some digging on the internet,i stumbled across an awesome way to solve this problem!Three figures in my collection suffer from “loose leg joint syndrome”- My recently acquired Cobra Commander,POC Duke and ROC Storm Shadow.I’ve already repaired them and have decided to share the knowledge with my fellow toy blogging community.
Step 1- You’ll need a small Phillips head screwdriver and some Loctite Super Glue.
Step 2- You’ll want to remove the screw from the inner leg area of figure and keep them nearby and ready for reattaching.
Step 3- Gently dab a little Loctite Super Glue on the ball joint,not too much but enough.You don’t have to wait or anything,just reattach the leg with screw.
Step 4- Repeat the process for second leg,and enjoy your new,easier to pose G.I. Joe action figure!