Posts : 341 Join date : 2018-06-20 Age : 27 Location : Agrabah
I notice on the Lady Death 1.0 bikini top, the left corner started shredding akin to a dry leaf, almost disintegrated when it came into contact with tacky putty. Also I had a Nina whose left boot is starting to flake. Are these repairable or do I just throw them in the trash? Are their professional 1/6 online stores that do repairs?
Posts : 3211 Join date : 2019-01-11 Location : the far, bright center
I am not personally aware as to whether there are companies out there that specifically offer repairs, but I feel like for the price one would be paying to get these sorts of items 'fixed', it may make more sense to just find a custom 1/6 clothing maker and ask if they would recreate particular pieces for you.
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Posts : 7055 Join date : 2018-03-29 Location : Island of Misfit Toys
Sadly, I don’t know of anyone who can fix this sort of fake pleather. I had ordered a pair of 1/6 scale boots from eBay once that as soon as I opened the package and touched them, they practically disintegrated. They looked fine in the seller’s pics, but changes in temp and humidity must have done a number on them — got my money back and just tossed them in the trash. Luckily, my own figures have all held up nicely — but they’re all in my basement Man-Cave, which is always cool and the humidity level never changes (a huge bonus). Too arid or too humid, it’s a real challenge to keep these things from rotting.
Have to agree with the above comments. Pleather is a fickle material, and once it starts to go, you're out of luck. You could replace it with real leather though. It looks like it'd be a pretty easy piece to replicate.