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Action Figure Repair: Reshaping Bent Plastic

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Action Figure Repair: Reshaping Bent Plastic
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Every now and then, when you buy an action figure, whether it's new in the package or a vintage figure, you may find that the toy suffers from a bad case of bending in certain places. This has a lot to do with the type of plastic the figure is made of and the conditions under which is was stored or shipped.

Collectors often find bent parts on an action figure around the thinner areas of the toy, such as the ankles or wrists. Very often, accessories, such as swords and guns which are usually long, slender shapes molded out of a slightly softer plastic than the figures, will also suffer greatly from bending.

Luckily, this is an easy fix and only takes a matter of minutes. In this step-by-step, well be repairing a bent soft plastic knife made for a 12" figure. The knife came bent in the new package, but with a few simple steps, it's about to be as good as new.

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