(Damaged Tiny Tears Joints)
Flexible Tiny Tears legs rely on a plastic pin
with a ball on the end. The ball is held behind a circular plate in
the limb and the pin is held into the body with a metal circlip or glued
Either the pin breaks or the metal circlip rusts away after lots of doll baths, a bad design feature that seems to have been cured in the more modern Tiny Tears although this adds to the repair cost because the body cup usually has to be replaced as well.
Arm repair is a problem as the joint is different and the only solution is to replace the arm. However it is often difficult to match a doll's body colour.