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 Post subject: Does Anyone Know - Sticky Tack
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 11:10 am 
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Where I can find Sticky Tack, its that stuff that can hold down JLU, you put it on the bottom of their feet. If anyone knows where I can get some more that would be great, also, does the adhesive, over long periods of time, become hardened on the feet, so if I were to take it off, the paint on the figure will peel??


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 11:28 am 
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I would use this stuff:

http://www.holdingwax.com/

You can buy it at any model train store and it is wicked.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 11:28 am 
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When I was a kid it was called Fun Tack (perhaps spelled differently). These days 3M calls it "adhesive putty."

Definitely at Craft Stores like Michaels, AC Moore, Joann...probably Big Box stores...maybe Office Supply stores.

I use it for the JLU figures. Works very well. My Batgirl, Catwoman and Black Canary haven't moved since this past August...which means my shelf hasn't been dusted since then either! Orion only stays standing for a week at a time. Then the putty gives. I probably should use a more liberal helping of the stuff, but I try to use as little as possible.

I haven't tried it on Mattel 6" or DCD figures. Anyone?

Comes in blue, yellow, white, gray...


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 2:19 pm 
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Sticky tack isnt great--I use it but some there are some JLU figs who continue to have unsteady footing (Green Arrow just took out Rocket Red last week). I may try that Holding Wax if I can find some in stores.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 5:44 pm 
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Fun Tack, Sticky Tack. I bought it at the 'party store'. Party City or something like that.

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I used it to stick a bunch of balloons to the ceiling for my daughter's birthday a few years back. There are still blue marks on the ceiling tiles where I put it. It did not all come off. probably becuase the tiles are slightly porus.

Kept it in a zip lock bag. It is still mallable, flexable, and sticky today. Unfortunately, my son left some on the floor and I stepped in it. You guessed it, I have a sock with a blue stain now as some of it is still stuck to the sock after several washings.

I have not used it for action figures. I just bend their hips and make them lean against the back wall of my shelves if they refuse to stand.

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My problems with Blu-Tack (the same stuff) were that it never completely peeled off walls and surfaces, leaving blue stains, and that it also stained posters and even heavy cardboard. I used to use it to stand up Pez dispensers, and it never fully peeled off them either. I wouldn't trust it on my action figures.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 7:16 am 
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I use the white colored tack on the bottoms of my figures and then attach them to GI JOE stands. It works for the most part, but some figures still topple over. I'm looking for some sort of replacment for it myself without resorting to the mini doll stands.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 8:00 am 
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I use Handi-Tak from Michaels. It never dries out, figures never fall over, and it always comes off without staining or leaving anything behind when you want to remove it.


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I personally affix them to poker chips. Mine are for display purposes only, so I'm not to worried about them being stuck to poker chips. Sometimes, I even paint my poker chips to appropriately match the color scheme of the figure!


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Staples (the big box store, not actual staples).


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:36 am 
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I use that 3M double sided tape. It's white and thicker then regular tape. just put alittle strip on each foot works great and doesn't take paint off. I have had only one JLU figure fall over using it.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:27 am 
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Actually I recently worked for Dap ( I scheduled and ordered the supplies for the lines) and the Fun tak line was one of mine--

Used to order the stuff by the roll-- 120 ft long each-- youd be surprised how many companies are out there that make this kind of stuff--- and although it all seems the same, each company that produces the bulk product has created their own formulation and each has its own level of characteristics in regards to tackiness, pliability and tensile strength.. the key way to tell is usually by color as each company usually adds a different color to the finished product to distinguish itself from the others...

But it should be readily available anywhere you go--- when I left we were selling it to Target, KMart, Lowes, Sears and a bunch of school suppply outlets. Wal Mart took their buisness independent to create a similiar product for half the cost (the white stuff) and Home depot was using a Henkel product (the yellow version)...


Way to much info- I know but the only problem with using it is, I usually form it so that it matches the sole pattern of the figure-- but some JLU figs just dont stand so you have to use a larger lump--and those neon colors take a little away from a display-- thats why I Have resorted to drilling foot pegs and using REAL STANDS - the clear circles that are made for star wars figs.


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