Introduction: How to Fix a Broken Superhero (without Glue)
This Christmas my son got a Green Lantern action figure! He was soooo happy! The next day he snapped his arm off (some superhero!). He was soooo sad! That night I decided to fix Hal Jordan, but I didn't want to use glue, as this would restrict his movements (and most likely break again).
This Instructable is to show you how to fix your broken action figure using a small bolt and no glue!
PS My son is soooo happy (again).
Step 1: Materials
You will need...
1 x Broken Action Figure
1 x Small Bolt or Screw
1 x Drill with Fine Drill Bit
1 x Pair of Pliers / Side Cutters
1 x Hacksaw
Step 2: Drill Holes in Action Figure
Taking the drill (the bit should be a wee bit smaller than your bolt thread), carefully drill a guide hole in either side of the break. In this case Hal's humerus was broken so we wanted to drill in towards the shoulder and down into the arm.
Tip: Make sure you don't drill too far to avoid problems with other moving parts.
Step 3: Cut Bolt to Size
Using a hacksaw and/or side cutters (I used both), remove the head of the bolt. The required length depends on how far you can screw the bolt into your action figure without the bolt obstructing other movement.
Step 4: Insert Bolt Into First Guide Hole
Using pliers, carefully screw half of your bolt into your first guide hole. In this case, replacing Hal's distal humerus.
Step 5: Screw on Limb
Carefully rotate the limb, screwing it into your action figure's second guide hole. Make sure you don't strip the guide hole by screwing it on too tight.
Step 6: Your Superhero Is Now a Man/Woman of Steel
So hopefully, you will now have your action figure again in one piece. You might even find that he/she is slightly stronger!