back together again
I did not take deboxing photos like with Little Grey. I was so shocked to open Kuma up and discover his head rolling around inside his box. I hoped that it was an easy fix. Bah! He was broken!!
The seller and I were both bummed. It happened during shipping. A very sad day.
I had two options- no repairs and have a broken doll, or, try the repairs and have a possible fixed doll. If it went badly, I would still have a broken doll. I decided to take a chance.
I seam ripped down the back and found the broken piece. The neck is a ball and socket (like a hip joint). The socket part broke off during shipping. I suspect the neck tie was too tight and any impact to the box put pressure on this weak portion of the doll.
neck ball joint
broken neck socket
This epoxy stuff is incredible!! It worked! I was unable to get photos of the process.
My Kuma is back in one piece. The head is a little shaky, but that's better than broken.
Tico and Kuma
I hope to take Kuma out on some adventures. So far all he has done is a truck trip in the woods. We stayed in the truck since it was raining. I wanted to see if a real bear happened by so I could try to get a photo of them together. I then remembered bears are hibernating. Silly me.