I think by now almost 80% of the existing Prop & Equip Gouten have at least one of their legs broken. Don't be surprise and think that "ahahaha my set is MISB! It is not broken haha!" and then when you open it, its broken right out of the box! Many a collectors already encountered this unpleasant incident already and i expect many more will too when they buy a misb set from another collector. Good news is, its not hard to fix the broken joint at all :D Im specificaly talking about the thigh joint connecting to the upper leg.
In this premise, I have prepared a short tutorial on how to fix the broken joint. I am sure there are a lot of ways to fix it but this one was easiest for me but it require a double ball joint that you can get from HLJ.com :)
See photo below where my gouten's front left thigh/leg joint was broken. The thigh was connected to the body via a circular joint with a metal rod (I have tkane out the not-broken back leg to see how it looks like when it is not broken). No way the leg can be joined back using just super glue.
I can't think of a way to just repair that broken circular wheel thingie so i went about replacing it with a different joint and i found the double ball joint from HLJ works best in this case.
First I used my blade to ply out that circular joint stuck to the body. I then use the double ball joint socket joint and sealed it on the hole where the circular joint used to be on the body using putty and super glue, see photo below.
Next I stuff putty onto the leg joint and then stuff the ball joint on it and let all of these dry.
Once the putty dried i added more super glue to make sure the joint are really secured.
Using a hairdryer i blow the joint to make it more easier to connect the ball joint on the leg and the socket joint on the body. Once its connected, Gouten looks exactly the same when he is not broken :D The added advantage is that ball joint connecting thigh and body makes the leg slightly more poseable than it used to :D