Wash & Go for Action Man??

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Wash & Go for Action Man??

Postby Squad Leader » 17 Jul 2010 19:40

picked up a couple of Shabby vintage Action Man figures from ebay a couple of months ago and aim to give them a clean up when i get time, was wondering if anyone had any tips as the hair is pretty grubby aswell as the body :-(

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Re: Wash & Go for Action Man??

Postby Thundershot » 17 Jul 2010 19:42

Sellotape works well, I've found.
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Re: Wash & Go for Action Man??

Postby Thundershot » 17 Jul 2010 19:49

Just had a look in a Action man collectors book, the author recommends carefully scraping the hair with a pen knife blade...for cleaning the face, use a cotton bud & nail varnish remover but avoid any painted parts (like the lips & eyes) as it will damage them.
Personally I just use warm soapy water for the faces or just a dab of WD40
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Re: Wash & Go for Action Man??

Postby Squad Leader » 17 Jul 2010 19:54

Thundershot wrote:Just had a look in a Action man collectors book, the author recommends carefully scraping the hair with a pen knife blade...for cleaning the face, use a cotton bud & nail varnish remover but avoid any painted parts (like the lips & eyes) as it will damage them.
Personally I just use warm soapy water for the faces or just a dab of WD40


Cheers T'shot, the thought of using a pen knife on the hair kinda gets me thinking hes gonna get a very short haircut ;-)

when you mentioned sellotape did you mean put it on the hair then pull it off?

oh and whats the full title of the action Man book you have and is it worth gettin?
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Re: Wash & Go for Action Man??

Postby scoobydie » 17 Jul 2010 19:57

After watching Toy Story 2 just now , I consider myself an expert in these matters.
My advice, pay an old man to do it.
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Re: Wash & Go for Action Man??

Postby Squad Leader » 17 Jul 2010 20:30

scoobydie wrote:After watching Toy Story 2 just now , I consider myself an expert in these matters.
My advice, pay an old man to do it.


pay an old man to do it?

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Re: Wash & Go for Action Man??

Postby tintinlostsnowy » 17 Jul 2010 20:36

Squad Leader wrote:
scoobydie wrote:After watching Toy Story 2 just now , I consider myself an expert in these matters.
My advice, pay an old man to do it.


pay an old man to do it?

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Re: Wash & Go for Action Man??

Postby Squad Leader » 17 Jul 2010 20:45

tintinlostsnowy wrote:
Squad Leader wrote:
scoobydie wrote:After watching Toy Story 2 just now , I consider myself an expert in these matters.
My advice, pay an old man to do it.


pay an old man to do it?

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ok this is a bit like the A Team where do i find this old man!

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Re: Wash & Go for Action Man??

Postby tintinlostsnowy » 17 Jul 2010 20:54

He may be at the cinema on monday 19th depending if he is in the new film.
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Re: Wash & Go for Action Man??

Postby Andy1672 » 17 Jul 2010 21:29

Last time i saw him he was playing ... ... ... with himself !!!

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