Body / Doll Care and Repairs

How to Reattach a My Life As School Boy’s Leg

MLA-doll-leg-off

I know what you are thinking… didn’t you show us how to do this last week?  Nope, that was reattaching Rapunzel’s head.  Like I have said before, being a doll in our house is not an easy job.  It was actually the older girls that did this, they claim that it happened when they were trying to take off his shoe, so I need to add this to my review of the My Life As School Boy review, be careful as his legs detach fairly easily.

I know I am a sick and twisted doll collector as my first thought was, “now I get to see what he looks like on the inside!”, not “oh dear my child broke her toy”.  So let’s take a peek at the inside, shall we?

inside-MLA-boy

As it turns out, he is completely hollow on the inside… not the type of boy I want my girls hanging out with anyway, tee-hee.  You can see his arm joint on inside at the bottom, it looks like the same type of joints as his legs.  As the legs and the arms are so similar, I am sure that the method for reattaching legs will also work on his arms.

MLA-head-joint

The black circle at the bottom in this photo is his neck joint.  It looks as though if I was to reach inside with a pair of pliers I would be able to easily detach his head… but I won’t be doing that today…

Let’s reattach that leg!

heat-gun

First step, I grabbed my handy heat gun.  If you don’t have a heat gun I am sure a blow dryer set on high heat would work just fine, it will just take a bit longer to heat the vinyl enough.

MLA-boy-doll-heat

I set my heat gun to “2”, and let it do it’s job.

MLA-boy-squish

It only took about a minute for his body to be warm enough to work with, you want it to be nice and squishy like in the photo above.  DO NOT walk away while your heat gun is doing it’s job, I would hate for you to melt your doll!

IMG_7023_Fotor

Next I just pushed his leg back into place, since he was so warm it popped in nice and easy.

MLA-all-better

Here he is all fixed, and feeling whole again!

together

After a 20 minute rest period to allow him to cool down, he was back to work with Rapunzel by his side!

~Meg~

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