First aid for broken vinyl toys #Do It Yourself#Pop Culture#action figures#adventure time#repairs#toys December 29 | Cat Rocketship Finn got a little TOO adventurous in my studio the other day — one minute he stood proudly on the supply rack, and then he woke up on the carpet, kitty standing over him, his leg snapped. It makes me so sad to look at him. I'm not a toy collector (my husband is!) so I don't need anything completely pristine: just a nice fix that will last. Here's how I repair broken vinyl toys. You need: An awesome (but damaged) toy Epoxy putty (I don't like the double-tube gels. Putty is easier to handle/save for later, since the tube will last for about three dozen repairs this size.) Clean off both ends of the break with soap and water. Cut a smidge of putty and knead it evenly. Related Post Host a "create your own zombie" party with this kit Fuck carving pumpkins, this year it's all about making your own zombies for Halloween! Ooh, or maybe you could host a "make your own zombie"... Read more I highly recommend using gloves for this. Do as I say, not as I do! You can tell when the putty is activated because it's one solid color. Easy! I padded the inside of Finn's joint with enough epoxy to cover it. Put the two pieces together, and use your nail to shape the excess putty squooshing out. After he dries, I'll clean up the last bit of putty sticking out and he'll be ready to go. I was able to position Finn in such a way that his weight held the putty/leg sandwich together. You may need to clamp or otherwise assist your toy. If it's particularly awkward, try holding it while you watch Battlestar or something — most putties set in 15-45 minutes. And next time Finn? Maybe adventure on a sturdier shelf. Or one the cat can't get to. Join our community! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Cat Rocketship I was the Managing Editor of Offbeat Home for a year and a half. I have a rich Internet life and also a pretty good real life. Hobbies include D&D, Twitter, and working on making our household more self-reliant. I also draw things. PREVIOUS Contest-worthy apple cider caramel candies NEXT We are brave and beautiful: a single mom's journey back home with her son Show/Hide comments [ 2 ] He looks so happy with his repaired leg! What a sweet little guy Reply This is great – we love vinyl toys in this household 😀 Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.