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    newb question

    I just ordered a few 3.75" guys off of ebay and noticed their wastes seem kinda loose. Is it worth it to try and replace the o-rings?

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    What figures have you got that are loose ?

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    Usually, yes. The o-rings are in easy supply. Check the sticky at the top of the toys forum for other threads on o-rings, stripped scrrews, etc. There's a lot of useful informaiton in there.

    If the figures are harder to get apart, like, say Zartan or T'Gin'zu, it gets tricky (I still haven't figures T'Gin'Zu out).

    But a floppy figure won't usually stand, so yes, it's worth it to replace the o-ring. And cheap, too.

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    Even a Zartan can be replaced with a little effort. I would also say, yes, replace them! There are a ton of threads on here with O-ring sizes. You can pick up some at Lowes. #43 I think. I have posted the exact numbers before. Do a search for o-rings or if you wait long enough one of the great members here will post a link!
    Looking for a Convention Jinx MOC (The Black One). If you have one, let me know!

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    Looking for a Convention Jinx MOC (The Black One). If you have one, let me know!

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    Thanks guys! Man, you guys rock. I ordered a 100 lot off of ebay. I'll try it on a "test" figure.

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    Yeah, don't worry about regular figures. Just buy a small screwdriver - you don't even really need to "test" it, you'll soon find out.

    How did you guys take apart Zartan? Did the little pegs inside break as a result?
    Currently Looking For:
    An unbroken/mint; '83 HQ "base" (the big main part), 1 MG and 2 cameras; Brazil Gatilho.

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    I've used exacto knives and been very careful taking Zartans apart, I think I've only destroyed two pegs out of 3 figures or so. There's also a method where you soak him in hot water or something. Someone else will know the propper way to do that, I've never done it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shogi
    I've used exacto knives and been very careful taking Zartans apart, I think I've only destroyed two pegs out of 3 figures or so. There's also a method where you soak him in hot water or something. Someone else will know the propper way to do that, I've never done it
    I actually had to do that with a TRU Cobra Trooper (from the six-pack) who's o-ring broke... apparently some of these sets were glued for some reason. Anyway, I used a combination of those methods and it worked fine, no broken pegs.

    Man, I'd be scared to do it to a nice minty vintage Zartan though...
    Currently Looking For:
    An unbroken/mint; '83 HQ "base" (the big main part), 1 MG and 2 cameras; Brazil Gatilho.

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    the thing i hate the most about replacing O-rings
    is finding out the figure has a rusted out screw...

    yep, Oring replacement should do the trick
    careful not to rub off any insignias while unscrewing the figure tho

    yah also, what figures did you get?
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