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NEED HELP :( - stuck peg/hand inside my first Medicom RAH figureNEED HELP :( - stuck peg/hand inside my first Medicom RAH figure

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Hello community!

It is my first time owning a MEDICOM figure... wondering if I could get some help? I recently received my very first RAH figure - and it's AoT LEVI. As I was moving and posing him on different angles, one of the hands did not come off well, and it is stuck inside.

I have the ball joint and the (right) hand together upon pulling it out, HOWEVER, that long part (don't know how to call it) that connects the hands inside the arm is unfortunately stuck.

I'm afraid to (forcefully) pull it out just yet as I'm not completely sure what to do... Would you guys have an idea what to do? Thinking of getting a forceps/small pliers to pull it out but pieces may break inside? Or shall I do the hair dryer trick?

A bit sad it's stuck inside, but I do know for sure I could get a replacement with that hand... just needed some assistance to take it out.

I appreciate your responses in advance... Thank you kindly!!!

And happiest Holidays!!!
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THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR RESPONSES. I was very worried to do anything as it’s my first Medicom RAH and that happened :( But I managed to “forcefully” pull it through with pliers but ending up breaking the ball joint/pegs, but managed to save the hand with a few scratches.

I really appreciate all of you and this community for being there for me in such a tough time! Hehehe

Although one last question I have— would there be a way to easily PUT IN and PULL OUT a hand to these Medicom figures? I am having a tough time as some of the hands are tight to put in at some point, and once it’s attached, it’s just so hard to take out without force — and this ended up happening to another hand :( — www.flickr.com/...

I’m trying to expand/open up that circle by using a screw or anything that I can to have that connection losen up a bit, but I’m still scared it may happen again. *sigh* I don’t know where to get replacement on another one... A bit upset :( But still in love with these figures.

Again, thanks in advance for your responses!
27 days ago
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kyoshinhei (28 days ago) #72896893Yup, judging from the pictures I'll just parrot Spidey and Dandy and tell you to try with pliers first and drill as plan B.
With both methods, you can increase your chances of success by heating the wrist just before pulling.
dandybaby (28 days ago) #72896880So it has indeed snapped. Bummer. (>﹏<)
I also see the ball joints on yours are different to my RAH (yours is later in the line).
Looking at the piece that's sticking out, I personally would attempt to pull it out with needle nose pliers. Don't be afraid to use a wee bit of force to pull; occasionally minor (emphasis on the minor) force is warranted and it doesn't look like there's anything else you could damage in doing so. But if you'd rather not, that's fine. Take your time with it.
If that method fails, ChocolateSpider's method below is pretty much the standard for broken pegs, I've done the same thing myself for a snapped Nendoroid neck. Also, here's a similar removal method from the GSC blogs, which has photos and includes the use of a hair dryer.
Best of luck.
ChocolateSpider (29 days ago) #72895827Taking a look at this photo, here are the two options I can recommend. First see if you can pull it out by using some pliers or something else that can grab onto the protrusion of the broken joint. You might find a way to pry it out from underneath seeing how the structure of the broken peg is fairly wide.
If that doesn't work, here is what I've done with some of my broken Nendoroid joints and other broken pegs. First you need to drill a thin hole into the peg. Then what you do is take the other end of the drill bit you just used, put some adhesive on it and insert it back into the hole. Let it dry for an hour so you can then pull the broken peg out using pliers.
After it is removed, use the pliers to gently break the bond on the drill bit by rotating the broken peg around the drill bit until the glue breaks. There is a chance you may just end up destroying the broken peg though. So that may be a bummer if your intent is to repair the hand and glue everything back together. So do this part as carefully as you can.


THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR RESPONSES. I was very worried to do anything as it’s my first Medicom RAH and that happened :( But I managed to “forcefully” pull it through with pliers but ending up breaking the ball joint/pegs, but managed to save the hand with a few scratches.

I really appreciate all of you and this community for being there for me in such a tough time! Hehehe

Although one last question I have— would there be a way to easily PUT IN and PULL OUT a hand to these Medicom figures? I am having a tough time as some of the hands are tight to put in at some point, and once it’s attached, it’s just so hard to take out without force — and this ended up happening to the another hand :( — www.flickr.com/...

I’m trying to expand/open up that circle by using a screw or anything that I can to have that connection losen up a bit, but I’m still scared it may happen again. *sigh* I don’t know where to get replacement on another one... A bit upset :( But still in love with these figures.

Again, thanks in advance for your responses!
27 days ago
1pt
Yup, judging from the pictures I'll just parrot Spidey and Dandy and tell you to try with pliers first and drill as plan B.
With both methods, you can increase your chances of success by heating the wrist just before pulling.
28 days ago
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jojostar (29 days ago) #72895645snip
So it has indeed snapped. Bummer. (>﹏<)
I also see the ball joints on yours are different to my RAH (yours is later in the line).

Looking at the piece that's sticking out, I personally would attempt to pull it out with needle nose pliers. Don't be afraid to use a wee bit of force to pull; occasionally minor (emphasis on the minor) force is warranted and it doesn't look like there's anything else you could damage in doing so. But if you'd rather not, that's fine. Take your time with it.

If that method fails, ChocolateSpider's method below is pretty much the standard for broken pegs, I've done the same thing myself for a snapped Nendoroid neck. Also, here's a similar removal method from the GSC blogs, which has photos and includes the use of a hair dryer.

Best of luck.
28 days ago
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jojostar (29 days ago) #72895622Thank you for being awesome!!!
Here I have attached photos via Flickr - www.flickr.com/...



Taking a look at this photo, here are the two options I can recommend. First see if you can pull it out by using some pliers or something else that can grab onto the protrusion of the broken joint. You might find a way to pry it out from underneath seeing how the structure of the broken peg is fairly wide.

If that doesn't work, here is what I've done with some of my broken Nendoroid joints and other broken pegs. First you need to drill a thin hole into the peg. Then what you do is take the other end of the drill bit you just used, put some adhesive on it and insert it back into the hole. Let it dry for an hour so you can then pull the broken peg out using pliers.

After it is removed, use the pliers to gently break the bond on the drill bit by rotating the broken peg around the drill bit until the glue breaks. There is a chance you may just end up destroying the broken peg though. So that may be a bummer if your intent is to repair the hand and glue everything back together. So do this part as carefully as you can.
29 days ago
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dandybaby (29 days ago) #72855882The same thing happened with my RAH DIO, I switched out his hands and pulled one clean off, leaving the peg stuck in his wrist. How far is the peg sticking out - enough to grab hold of? I was able to use pliers to gently pull it. Came out without any issues.
In saying that though, you mention you have the hand and the ball joint, but the rest of the peg is stuck in the wrist. Looking at the hands on mine, I can't see how that could possibly happen - the ball joint is hinged. View spoilerHide spoilerhttps://i.ibb.co/P9jL4HG/hand.jpg
I'm guessing it has snapped? Pics would be helpful. (* ^ ω ^)


Thank you for being awesome!!!

Here I have attached photos via Flickr - www.flickr.com/...
29 days ago
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kyoshinhei (29 days ago) #72876762I see you've added a picture but it's in the article icon which is too tiny to make out anything. another hosting site of your choice and provide the link in your post or in a comment so we can see.

Thank you for being awesome!!!

Here I have attached photos via Flickr - www.flickr.com/...

Thank you, thank you so much!
29 days ago
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ChocolateSpider (1 month ago) #72851299Could you share a picture of the problem? I often have this problem and have found different ways of fixing them. A picture might help me give a suggestion.

Thank you for being awesome!!!

Here I have attached photos via Flickr - www.flickr.com/...
29 days ago
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THANK YOU VERY MUCH for all your insights and help!!! I really appreciate it. I still have not touched the broken part of my RAH Levi but here I have all photos attached that hopefully could give me assistance on how to take it out. Once again, thank you so much for all of your responses in advance!

Album on Flickr: www.flickr.com/...
29 days ago
1pt
I see you've added a picture but it's in the article icon which is too tiny to make out anything.
You should try uploading the full picture on MFC or another hosting site of your choice and provide the link in your post or in a comment so we can see.
29 days ago
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