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hello

i'm a long-time collector of 1/6 figures but new to the forum. i'm sorry to barge in here like this-- and i also apologize if this thread maybe belongs in the customization thread? again, sorry, right now i had to justify it as a 50/50 chance where it belongs-- but i am being driven absolutely INSANE by this figure and was wondering if anyone might have ideas how to fix this.

i was in on the ThreeZero Bioshock Big Daddy 1/6 pre-order from, what, two years ago?? a bloody 1.5 year wait later i get the thing and it comes with detachable hand pieces and a drill weapon. but they will NOT stay in place no MATTER WHAT. the peg indents on the hand and drill pieces are just too g.d. shallow and the SLIGHTEST touch causes them to fall off.
heating the drill/hand parts DOESN'T WORK and at this point the amount of force i'm using to attempt to get them on any snugger than the loose-af-barely-qualifies-as-dangling attachment i fear i'm going to break this P.O.S $300 figure

also, yeah, i've had the figure for a while but after 3 weeks of only getting more and more pissed off i just left it to sit on a shelf. and now i'm revisiting it again as i redo my shelving units and this time i want an ACTUAL fix.

absolutely NO online reviews mention this problem to the extent i'm having it and the ONLY comment i found was 1 that it was "poorly designed," but again, held no hints that what they were experiencing was as infuriating as mine.

in short, i'm at the end of my rope, and would really really appreciate some advice/help before i throw this and myself off a cliff

i'll gladly post pics if they'll help but at the moment i just wanted to get this out there first
 

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You might try coating the inside of the socket with a bit of clear nail polish, or a bit of super glue, put a drop in the socket, and plug the ball joint in and work it around before it dries completely. It might provide just enough friction to hold tighter.

I have the figure myself, and can't say the problem is as prevalent as yours, but the hand does come off easily. Typically, the nail polish method works to "tighten" joints like that.
 

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You might try coating the inside of the socket with a bit of clear nail polish, or a bit of super glue, put a drop in the socket, and plug the ball joint in and work it around before it dries completely. It might provide just enough friction to hold tighter.

I have the figure myself, and can't say the problem is as prevalent as yours, but the hand does come off easily. Typically, the nail polish method works to "tighten" joints like that.
would this help for this kind of problem? because it's not just the hand, the drill too won't stay on AT ALL. the most attachment i can get from it is just a dangling balancing act by making sure the drill is always facing upwards. from what i can tell it's like a combination of the wrist's ball joint itself being slightly too big and the indent on the drill and hand pieces is TOO shallow to fully encompass the ball joint, so everything is loose and half on and GOD forbid i should want to pose this f$%^%ing thing. his hands shouldn't fall off at the SLIGHTEST attempt at posing, should they??? i shouldn't have to take off EVERY detachable piece to readjust the arms SLIGHTLY?? i am absolutely furious at ThreeZero. NEVER buying them again, this is an overpriced piece of goddamn JUNK and i'm pissed as hell i waited so long for it and even dared to be excited about it.
 

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Sorry you're having such a bad experience guy. ThreeZero is known for having weird QC issues with their 1:6 scale stuff. Things coming off when you repose them is definitely atypical and frustrating, especially for a more expensive piece.

If the issue between the hands/drill sitting flush with the wrist ball joint are that bad, maybe try a small amount of plumber's putty? If you smoosh it onto the hand and get it to stick there and then attach the hand to the joint, it should come right off with the hand/drill when it's cured (or worst case can be removed from the peg and glued back onto the hand inside the joint later if it sticks to the peg). Not sure how far you're willing to take the modification or if putty is too much, but sounds like anything would be an improvement over how the fig is now.
 
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