Droids Custom IG-88: CATASTROPHE!!!

by Bill Cable
on 2017-03-15, 06:52:29

So... fun story! I was assembling my Droids IG-88 customs, when I noticed a number of the Vintage IG-88 figures I was using had warped legs. That's a common occurrence with IG-88 figures, since their legs are kinda rubbery and kinda skinny. And I thought to myself, "I don't want warp-legged IG-88s on my customs... but I heard if you boil them the legs snap back to their original shape!"

So I boiled them

And it WORKED! All the legs were pencil straight when I fished the figures out of the boiling water. But then I noticed a problem...

I discovered not only does boiling straighten out the legs of an IG-88 figure... it can also strip off the paint on the torso! Which happened. To three of my previously very nice IG-88 figures. I know it's hard to tell in this photo, but the torsos on each of them look bleached.

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I decided they couldn't be salvaged. So that's the reason why I don't have my IG-88s on sale today. They'd have all been done, except for this tragedy. I reached out to some friends, and I have replacements on the way to me. So expect these to go up on sale next Wednesday.

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