Basic DIY Funko "repair"

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby mcKenziii_starK » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:16 am

I have a Pop that has faded paint. Is there a way to fix it?
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby VinylPhil » Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:38 pm

AnthonyLou81 wrote:Has anyone ever done ironing on a box? Any tips?

There is a youtube vid on how to iron game boxes, might work out for you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RynK8-SwvUI
But I would be carful of the window, it could melt to welt. Use a low setting to start. Good luck!
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby twirdman » Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:43 am

I've already done some repairs to my pops and I'm just curious if I ever decide to sell them, doubtful I love my funkos, should I say that repairs have been done to them and do you guys think it would lower the value of the pop?

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby TheJiggliestPuff » Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:50 pm

Okay, so I know there is a big problem with Chip from the Mrs. Potts & Chip set turning yellow over time. But....I was recently at a Barnes and Noble were they had a full shelf of this set. I don't have these figures and wanted to buy one but I didn't. EVERY SINGLE CHIP WAS YELLOW. Already. Sitting in the box. Every. single. one. I sat there and went through each one looking for a non-yellow chip but couldn't find one. Is it normal for Chip to come already yellow in the box? Does that mean they have had those lying around for a while? :(

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby booboo79 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:52 pm

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby vellybelly » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:00 am

MadLove wrote:Seems like these questions have been asked a lot lately.
My POP has marks on it or the wrong paint in the wrong spot.
A Magic Eraser (the kind for household cleaning) or a q-tip with acetone based nail polish remover used gently on the spot work well. Be careful not to use too much though or you will remove all the paint!
My POP has a bent sword, arm, foot, etc. (also works for Legacy figures with stuck joints)
For something thin like a sword, run it under a hair dryer until the vinyl is flexible. Hold it straight until it cools. For something thicker like a foot or arm, boiling it in water will make the vinyl soft enough to bend and reshape. Careful, it can get mighty hot!
My POP is too top heavy and keeps falling over
Museum Putty is great for anchoring top heavy POPs

Have some tips of your own? Questions? Add them here. (Hey mods, would it be possible to make a sticky for this? Pretty please?)


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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby Lost » Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:43 pm

I have a few pops where the stickers are barely holding on, anyone know what type of glue is best to keep them put? also a few pops I have with a corner sticking out more than normal, seem to be coming apart on the side completely, anyone know what type of glue is best to use on the box inself to hold it together again? thanks!

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby gospeedracer » Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:12 pm

TurboBacon wrote:Anyone know how to remove those little glossy (glue?) spots on the pant?

*edit* I see its just not me.


Maybe try goo be gone and a q-tip
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby dubbelaar » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:02 am

I got the mutley mean machine from pop in a box.But it came with the window a little messed up.Is there a way to smooth the window a little bit

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby Mister Piggy Wiggy » Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:05 pm

I usually leave my Pops the way they are. But if there's a slight smudge on a Pop, then I try to gently clean it with a soft cloth.
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Postby post31 » Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:38 pm

The eraser tip is a real diamond. Thank you so much for that.
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby kpacheco » Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:00 pm

Just got my TT Darkest Night Batman in, and the paint is messed up. I doubt if they can replace it so, does anyone know of the correct color to try and touch up the paint? Image

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby emcee » Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:17 pm

Anyone have tips on how to compress the spring in the head? It's too stretched out and I can see Mystique's whole neck.
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby Quazimoto » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:35 pm

emcee wrote:Anyone have tips on how to compress the spring in the head? It's too stretched out and I can see Mystique's whole neck.


Had one with a similar "giraffe" like neck look. What worked for me was using a small needle-nose pliers and twisting the head spring left and right as you pull downward slightly so it lowers on the neck peg.
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby emcee » Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:10 pm

Quazimoto wrote:
emcee wrote:Anyone have tips on how to compress the spring in the head? It's too stretched out and I can see Mystique's whole neck.


Had one with a similar "giraffe" like neck look. What worked for me was using a small needle-nose pliers and twisting the head spring left and right as you pull downward slightly so it lowers on the neck peg.


Where on the spring would I grab? More on the narrow part that goes on the neck? Just after the neck? Middle inside the head or end at the head?
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby Quazimoto » Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:25 am

emcee wrote:
Quazimoto wrote:
emcee wrote:Anyone have tips on how to compress the spring in the head? It's too stretched out and I can see Mystique's whole neck.


Had one with a similar "giraffe" like neck look. What worked for me was using a small needle-nose pliers and twisting the head spring left and right as you pull downward slightly so it lowers on the neck peg.


Where on the spring would I grab? More on the narrow part that goes on the neck? Just after the neck? Middle inside the head or end at the head?


Grab the part that attaches to the neck peg. You shouldn't have to squeeze to hard on the pliers. Not hard enough to break the peg, just enough pressure to grab onto it and sort of wiggle it down lower. Probably best to do it from the back of the figure. I also wrapped a washcloth around the body of the Pop!s to prevent accidental scratches if the pliers slipped. Go slow and steady and they probably won't, but better safe than sorry.
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby emcee » Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:57 pm

Quazimoto wrote:
emcee wrote:
Quazimoto wrote:
Had one with a similar "giraffe" like neck look. What worked for me was using a small needle-nose pliers and twisting the head spring left and right as you pull downward slightly so it lowers on the neck peg.


Where on the spring would I grab? More on the narrow part that goes on the neck? Just after the neck? Middle inside the head or end at the head?


Grab the part that attaches to the neck peg. You shouldn't have to squeeze to hard on the pliers. Not hard enough to break the peg, just enough pressure to grab onto it and sort of wiggle it down lower. Probably best to do it from the back of the figure. I also wrapped a washcloth around the body of the Pop!s to prevent accidental scratches if the pliers slipped. Go slow and steady and they probably won't, but better safe than sorry.


If you meant to twist the spring lower onto the thread like a screw, I can't. It's already at the bottom. I need to do some kind of spring bending.
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby Quazimoto » Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:30 pm

emcee wrote:
Quazimoto wrote:
emcee wrote:
Where on the spring would I grab? More on the narrow part that goes on the neck? Just after the neck? Middle inside the head or end at the head?


Grab the part that attaches to the neck peg. You shouldn't have to squeeze to hard on the pliers. Not hard enough to break the peg, just enough pressure to grab onto it and sort of wiggle it down lower. Probably best to do it from the back of the figure. I also wrapped a washcloth around the body of the Pop!s to prevent accidental scratches if the pliers slipped. Go slow and steady and they probably won't, but better safe than sorry.


If you meant to twist the spring lower onto the thread like a screw, I can't. It's already at the bottom. I need to do some kind of spring bending.


Yeah, that's basically what I was getting at. I had to twist the one of mine that had a problem below the threaded part of the neck peg. Not much, but a little so that the head sat lower on the neck.
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Postby S_E_R_G_I_O » Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:10 am

Tnx for tips, they can come in handy
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby sdcccrasher » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:26 pm

[quote="vellybelly"][quote="MadLove"]Seems like these questions have been asked a lot lately.
My POP has marks on it or the wrong paint in the wrong spot.
A Magic Eraser (the kind for household cleaning) or a q-tip with acetone based nail polish remover used gently on the spot work well. Be careful not to use too much though or you will remove all the paint!
My POP has a bent sword, arm, foot, etc. (also works for Legacy figures with stuck joints)
For something thin like a sword, run it under a hair dryer until the vinyl is flexible. Hold it straight until it cools. For something thicker like a foot or arm, boiling it in water will make the vinyl soft enough to bend and reshape. Careful, it can get mighty hot!
My POP is too top heavy and keeps falling over
Museum Putty is great for anchoring top heavy POPs

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby pauly20powers » Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:25 am

There are a lot of great tips in here. Thanks everyone!

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby FunkoJoeSuper » Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:17 pm

With all of the box and paint flaws, I'm pretty much at the point now where I just leave them alone knowing that the reality is there are rarely flawless pieces to be found. I might fill in an eye here and there if it's black, but even that I've cut back on. We can drive ourselves crazy over all of these flaws so now I just try to enjoy the fact that I have the figure rather than stressing over what might be wrong with it.

These are all great tips though for people who just can't live with the flaws. I used to be like that until recently. At almost 1,000 pieces, there are bound to be many with flaws in my collection.
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby Angology » Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:29 pm

Anyone ever had to do Pop repair after a drone incident? LOL-DH had to repair Rey (her staff broke when she fell) after he was flying his drone and hit her. Luckily, it repaired pretty easily, and I can't even tell, but the bookcase is officially a no-fly zone!
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby rontonsoup » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:02 pm

Has anyone successfully removed the window off the Pop box without it tearing paper from the box? I was able to replace the window on my Peter Parker and glued it back on ok, but there was still paper attached to the window after I removed it from another box.
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Postby FunkoETC » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:18 am

MadLove wrote:Seems like these questions have been asked a lot lately.
My POP has marks on it or the wrong paint in the wrong spot.
A Magic Eraser (the kind for household cleaning) or a q-tip with acetone based nail polish remover used gently on the spot work well. Be careful not to use too much though or you will remove all the paint!
My POP has a bent sword, arm, foot, etc. (also works for Legacy figures with stuck joints)
For something thin like a sword, run it under a hair dryer until the vinyl is flexible. Hold it straight until it cools. For something thicker like a foot or arm, boiling it in water will make the vinyl soft enough to bend and reshape. Careful, it can get mighty hot!
My POP is too top heavy and keeps falling over
Museum Putty is great for anchoring top heavy POPs

Have some tips of your own? Questions? Add them here. (Hey mods, would it be possible to make a sticky for this? Pretty please?)


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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby Vetinari » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:46 pm

I'm sure others have already done this before but; just fixed the lean on my Felix - like a lot of the Orphan Black range once out of the box he looked as if he was midway through a limbo dance move, odd since he doesn't have the heavy hair of the others but eh it was an easy fix. Used the old boil and reposition method, aka I boiled the kettle and dunked him in some hot water, I used his stand as a guide and once the flexible plastic was roughly where I wanted it cooled him down quickly under the tap. (Gotta love thermoplastics right?)

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His head is slightly tilted forward now - but I think it's a better position than the permanent limbo he was doing, and I'm glad that the ankles are no longer being stressed by the full weight of his head the way they were (know from bitter experience that if you don't fix that kind of lean on a PVC figure it tends to get worse)

I'm trying to resist the temptation to start doing paint touch ups on these little guys!
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby spaceprinx » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:57 pm

Does anyone else have issues with the Demogorgan pop leaning to the right? I've done the hot/cold fix MULTIPLE TIMES and he just keeps leaning over and falling off of my shelf!
(I'm also having the same issue with Spider-Gwen, to a lesser degree.)
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby berrymonster » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:19 am

How to clean white paint stain on the pop? can i use nail polish remover to clean white paint stain?

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Postby Barryyyyy » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:54 pm

spaceprinx wrote:Does anyone else have issues with the Demogorgan pop leaning to the right? I've done the hot/cold fix MULTIPLE TIMES and he just keeps leaning over and falling off of my shelf!
(I'm also having the same issue with Spider-Gwen, to a lesser degree.)

Not sure about Demogorgan but with the female pops that come with stands, if there's only one foot peg on the stand, I use super glue on the bottom of the opposite foot to keep them balanced.
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Postby rontonsoup » Mon May 01, 2017 11:52 pm

Has anyone been able to remove the window from a box without the cardboard still sticking to the window?
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby Frusie » Tue May 02, 2017 1:46 pm

Great thread with awesome tips, thank you!

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Postby Cccustomspop » Tue May 02, 2017 2:03 pm

rontonsoup wrote:Has anyone been able to remove the window from a box without the cardboard still sticking to the window?


Nope. From my experience there will always be cardboard and glue residue on windows that are being recycled or swapped. You could try using something like goo gone or even just windex to clean as much off as possible though.
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Postby pop-inandout-9 » Mon May 08, 2017 12:39 am

Very helpful info, thanks guys!!
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby berrymonster » Wed May 10, 2017 5:04 am

Can anyone advise me how to repair crown custom resin figure? There's hollow small hole

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby BryanWalter85 » Wed May 10, 2017 9:52 pm

This is a really helpful thread! Thanks everyone for sharing your tips!

For Pop!s that don't stand up for me, I got into boiling the feet and repositioning them in cold water. It's been really helpful for needing them to stand properly in pictures.

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby Frusie » Thu May 11, 2017 1:39 am

Great thread, I've learned a lot! Thx

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby comic book guy » Thu May 11, 2017 2:53 pm

Great tips and tricks!
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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby joyful_314 » Thu May 11, 2017 11:33 pm

Thank you for these tips! I have a pop that has some gunk on her cheek and now I need a magic eraser!!!!

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Re: Basic DIY Funko "repair"

Postby Ar7 » Mon May 15, 2017 2:59 am

Magic Eraser IS the best!
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