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My question is: how can I open a sealed toy package without damaging the package and in such a way that I may reassemble it after I’ve used the contents. Background: I am in the process of making a Super 8 film. One of my props are 3 Star Trek Borg action figures. I paid a pretty penny for them and only need to use them for a few scenes. When I am finished I want to put them back in the package and resell on eBay. Of course, I will give full disclosure to next buyer. The packaging is not true blister pack. It has a printed cardboard back with a molded plastic cover. I appears to be heat pressure sealed, probably with some sort of adhesive. I can provide digital pics when needed.

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kentek

11 years ago

Alas, it was of no use to use the heat gun. The adhesive they use bonds the printed material to the plastic. I cut it carefully as I could with a razor blade. But the items are so neat, I'm keeping them and not retuning them to the eBay world. Thanks to all for their ideas.

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kentek

11 years ago

Thanks guys. I will try all three of your suggestions, stating with the heat gun. Got to be careful not to melt the container. I'll post on the outcome. ciao' kentek camarillo ca

I suggest not actually touching the edged though. Try a heat gun. But if a soldering iron is all you have, keep it over the plastic and blow over it.

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iman

11 years ago

try a soldering iron heat the edges then bend the edges out to take out the action figures then bend them back the same way.

well you could try a very careful xacto knife and you can also try warming the adhesive with steam