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Help!: My most prized Star Wars figure is ruined!!

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Ok, this is a theater edition Luke Skywalker that I got from ebay a few years ago.

As you can see, all of a sudden the bubble is off the card

I have no idea how that happened. But I want to glue it back so it’s not noticeable (nothing is torn so it IS possible).

Any recommendations what glue I should use and how to do it? Help!

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I've got a guy you can contact who might be able to help. His name is Michael Crawford. He runs a toy review site called MWCToys.com and, if he doesn't know the answer, I'm sure he can direct you to someone who does. His e-mail is mwctoys [at] mwctoys [dot] com. Sorry, don't want webspiders collecting his e-mail by typing it in fully.
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Keep us informed how it works out. I'm kinda curious.

Good luck and may the Force be with you.
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This was the reply

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Okay, here's the answer back from a guy that's done it many times for custom cards:

What worked best was SUPER 77 Spray Glue. Back when I was at Art
school I had much of that in supply around. I believe they still make
it.

But be careful of over srpay. You basically have to build a mask of
the area you want to glue... and spread paper out 2 feet in each
direction to protect your floor. I actually did my spraying outside.


But I'm not brave enough to try that :/
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The stuff isn't all that bad. We use it for mounting newspaper articles for display at work. Just give it some practice shots on other stuff. Buy a figure at the store and practice what it's like to do quick burst spraying on just the edges that touch the cards. See how everything else looks as a result. Practice on a few different figures just to see what method works best. It's really not that bad.
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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This method looks like it's a lot less scary and stressful: http://www.ffurg.com/packaging/attaching_bubbles.htm
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Yeah, I guess that would work too.
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--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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Of all the advice I was given, I thought the one on http://www.ffurg.com/packaging/attaching_bubbles.htm was the least risky. So I got that glue and I used small free sample lotion bottles that I found instead of paint bottles (I grabbed 8 of these for this).

That's how my SE Luke Jedi looks now:

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due to my vast Star Wars knowledge...
im guessing you got that figure during the ROTJ SE first day screening?
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Looks pretty good. Is it sealed on there pretty securely?
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--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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Probably should buy a plastic sleeve for that figure to keep it from happening again.

Speaking of which, where are all my boxed up figures? Hmm.....
The Jedi are all but extinct.......
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I only have 1 10 gallon tub full of unopened figures(around 10 or so reg and some POTF deluxe).

I dunno, I was never really a fan of keeping figures in their boxes, the ones I do have in boxes I really don't care all that much about.
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