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Well, I opened it up without much success, and took some pictures of the process: At first I tried pushing/prying the light grey tabs away from the dark gray "bottom", but those weren't budging So plan B: wedge it apart: It was opening, but I was also distorting the plastic in the process - perhaps if I had a hot air station or something, I could have ...


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Your best bet would still be BrickLink. Many sellers there accept cash, checks or money orders, so you don't necessarily need paypal or a credit card. However if you would like to work on fixing the bite-marks on the head you pictured above, there are several things you can do: If the bite-marks are not too deep, you can sand down the area with very fine ...


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This video has a pretty good method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEkVPVgonRk If you don't want to watch: Pop both legs off the hips. Rip off a small square of paper, preferably tissue paper. Place it over the hole in one of the legs. With the paper still around it, forcibly snap the leg back into place. Repeat for the other leg. Rip off any excess ...


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It's sometimes possible to build a jig out of other Lego blocks to hold the broken pieces firmly together to allow the glue to set and the result to be very good. I use my worst-condition bricks for jig building because they almost always get glue on them or some kind of damage. The location of the break on your hinge makes it a difficult fix, but you ...


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I've done this a few times before. To remove the sticker, get a hair dryer and gently warm it up - this will slightly melt the glue make it easier to get off. The trick now is to lift it without damaging it. I bought some incredibly thin, and sharp blades for a craft knife... they are thin enough to make their way between the sticker and the plastic and ...


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I think that the best thing to do would be to keep everything as it was because in selling, even if it is damaged, the ORIGINAL product will usually sell for more than a restored product. this also means keeping the stickers on. I actually did an experiment my self with this and i found these results. If you are keeping it for yourself then i would do ...


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A paste of oxygen bleach slathered on liberally, and then some time in the sun will probably fade the yellow nicely. It should not degrade the plastic (any further). Your real problem is not re-attaching the label, but removing it without tearing or leaving behind most of the backing. Depending on the material and glue, you might be able to remove it ...


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Put a little clear nail polish or paint on the part that connects into the torso. Not too much, though, or the torso will crack



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