Does your Retro-Action DC Super Heroes collection suffer from a debilitating condition causing the figures to stoop, bend, lean and otherwise act depressed, listless and hunchbacked?
Come find out how you can cure this terrible condition just like our friend Hal here!
Now this is a very easy, non-destructive fix. You won’t damage or alter your figure (other than having to remove the costume which might stretch out the logo a bit) as you’re only adding a part to support the waist joint with no gluing, cutting or permanent alteration.
What you will need:
1. 1/2" Diameter hose or tubing (I like clear pvc aquarium tubing.)
2. A good sharp pair of scissors
Step 1: Measure off a 3/8" section of the clear tubing and cut it.
Step 2: make a perpendicular cut in the piece you cut off making it able to be opened up into a "C" shape.
Step 3: Stretch out the body of the figure exposing the elastic holding the waist together.
Step 4: Put the "C" shaped section you cut around the elastic bands.
Step 5. Let the body return to it’s normal position, making sure the piece of tubing is sitting nicely inside the opening in the upper torso.
And you’re done!
Now your figure will stand straight and tall, proud in his retro-goodness!
Now the tubing ring will limit the range of motion on the waist joint. You’ll still be able to bend and pose it, but it will snap back to a straight position rather than the previous hunchbacked position.