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    Glued Figures (Store Displays?)

    Greetings everyone!

    Hoping everyone is enjoying their summer. I have recently noticed something odd with figures I've been finding at local conventions and flea markets. I'll pick up a figure to look it over and find hot glue, or super glue, some kind of glue on the feet or back. Have any of you ever found a figure like this? Why might they have the glue?

    For instance, I found a beautiful stormtrooper at the bottom of a box of other vintage toys, and the back was covered in hot glue.

    Personally, I think they would have been used for displays in toy stores, but I'm not sure. Anything anyone could add is greatly appreciated!

    Cheers,
    MasterRizz

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    I've seen it happen before, but I've never encountered any with hot glue residue on them. It's possible that a store could have glued them, but to find a figure with evidence that it was used as a store display I would think to be few and far between. I would lean towards some kid having fun with a hot glue gun, but who knows

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    Also, I don't know of any Kenner produced store display that intended for the figures backs to be glued against a surface. The feet could have been hot glued in some dispays to make sure they didn't fall over, but I don't know of any back glued display.

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    Given enough time the figures will come apart it could have been glue from being fixed
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    I remember the Hills Department store in my area used to have a Star Wars action figure and vehicle display during Christmas time. The figures were glued down and the vehicles were held down using wire while the X-wing and TIE fighter were hanging by string. I'm not sure if this was a company wide thing though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FettFanster View Post
    I remember the Hills Department store in my area used to have a Star Wars action figure and vehicle display during Christmas time. The figures were glued down and the vehicles were held down using wire while the X-wing and TIE fighter were hanging by string. I'm not sure if this was a company wide thing though.
    I don't know if Hills was ever in Canada, but I think that is exactly what they were used for. The glue I usually find is consistent with what a store would do for a display like that. A red snag I found had glue on it's feet. I would love if stores brought back displays like that!

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    Did you happen to take any photos of these figures that you could show us?

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterRizz View Post
    Greetings everyone!

    Hoping everyone is enjoying their summer. I have recently noticed something odd with figures I've been finding at local conventions and flea markets. I'll pick up a figure to look it over and find hot glue, or super glue, some kind of glue on the feet or back. Have any of you ever found a figure like this? Why might they have the glue?

    For instance, I found a beautiful stormtrooper at the bottom of a box of other vintage toys, and the back was covered in hot glue.

    Personally, I think they would have been used for displays in toy stores, but I'm not sure. Anything anyone could add is greatly appreciated!

    Cheers,
    MasterRizz
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    MasterRizz

    That's not glue they got slimmed!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott_Bradley View Post
    Did you happen to take any photos of these figures that you could show us?
    I can take some pictures of what little glue is left, but how do I get them on the site?

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