|06-12-2009, 04:38 PM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Burbank, CA
I am currently back on the East Coast visiting my mom and went to my storage space and took out some of my old Joes that I hadn't looked at in a while.
First bad thing I noticed? I REALLY shouldn't have kept unscrewing the backs of my Joes to make new ones. So many of them were incomplete or had the wrong heads etc. Oops. :(
But also, I noticed that several of my figures that I never did take apart - my '86 Hawk, Starduster, '86 Sci-Fi, and '83 Gung-Ho for example - were broken in half... the O-rings apparently deteriorated and broke.
Is there a way to cheaply fix them? And is this a common occurrence?
On the bright side there was some hidden treasure in my storage - a few of the 1998 or 1999 exclusive packs, still unopened... and a HISS III tank that I never opened either. I didn't even know I had those That makes me very happy.
Still, any advice on how to fix the O-ring guys would be appreciated.
|06-12-2009, 10:21 PM||#2|
Join Date: Apr 2008
You can find the O-Rings pretty cheap on Ebay. Just do a search for GI Joe O-rings on Ebay!
200 GI Joe 3 3/4 replacement o-rings bands FREES&H - eBay (item 270404955423 end time Jun-15-09 00:52:51 PDT)
How to fix GI Joe figures.
Here is a website that tells you how to replace them.
|06-12-2009, 10:22 PM||#3|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Playing Outside In B.C. Canada
Hidden Treasure FTW !
|06-13-2009, 12:03 AM||#4|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: west virginia
Go to any vehicle parts store and buy a assortment o-ring pack for a/c and fuel lines they are the same size or close to it of gi joe o rings.
|06-13-2009, 12:18 PM||#5|
Join Date: Aug 2006
If you have a lowe's hard ware store go there. They have a whole isle of plumbing stuff that has o-rings. I prefer size 41 for the vitage figures. They are packs of 20 for less than one dollar. Way cheaper than ebay.
|06-13-2009, 02:02 PM||#6|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Athens AL
A few years ago I bought a 1983 Airbourne carded.I noticed the O-ring on the figure broke.The bubble didn't look like it was tampered with.I didn't pay much for it.
|06-13-2009, 02:29 PM||#7|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Marysville, ca
i have a limited supply in the store if you dont want to buy in bulk
check out my store for great deals
|06-13-2009, 02:53 PM||#8|
Join Date: May 2008
man you have a starduster just chillen in storage, thats a gem.
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