This time around we’re going to do things a little different and bring in a real expert on GI Joe repair for the very first installment of Doc’s Repair Ward! Take it away Doc!
Thank you. I’m here today to instruct you on replacing old “O” rings inside your old GI Joe action figures. First, we’re going to cover some basics. The term “O” ring refers to the small rubber band inside your figure that holds tension to your figure’s arms and legs so that maximum possibility is achieved. They look like this:
You can find replacement “O” rings on Ebay or you can also purchase them at gijoeheaven.com , which is where Jose purchased these for today’s demonstration. Before we start, make sure that the screws on the figure you are about to fix are not rusted or need replacement. If they do, just search “restoration” on the search box on the right for help on fixing those. We’re going to be unscrewing those screws in order to perform this procedure so you want them in good working order. Next, you’ll want to reach for your handy cross headed screwdriver of the appropriate size for smaller screws. Here’s the one we are going to be using as an example:
Unscrewing your figure apart might seem a little risky the first time you do this, but not to worry. It’s a simple procedure and we’re here to help you along. Let’s go ahead and find the screw on the backside of your figure
This is where you’re going to be removing the screw from in order to reach the “O” ring
Once open, you”ll notice how the rubber band holds the figure together, take a moment to see how everything is connected to help you along later when we put the figure back together
After you discard the old rubber band, go ahead and place the new O ring onto the “J” hook attached to you figures legs just like this:
Next, thread the new O ring through the pelvis piece and wrap around the circular cavity in the middle of the figures torso cavity. This is what provides the tension so that the figure stays together. Once done, attach the font half of the torso- but wait, don’t screw the figure back together just yet! you’ll want to re-insert the figure’s arms into the cavity before closing and screwing the chest cavity back together.
That’s it! you’re all done. “How you do you feel, Lady Jaye?” “Like a whole new woman Doc!”
That concludes the O ring replacement procedure. Not too difficult right? Lastly, I want to remind you to use caution when using the screw driver. Don’t hurt yourself and end up in a real medical ward! Till next, Yo Joe!
Big thanks to Doc and Lady Jaye for today’s blog post! Drop Doc a line if you have any questions! C’ya!