I don't think I'd ever get rid of, nor repair, the figures that were mine from the start. I would "hunt a new one down," as you said, Taichi. Cases in point:
-My Hoth Han has his head glued, and his gloves colored black.
-My Walrusman has my initials drawn on his thigh (since his boots are black). My initials? Why, BCJ of course!
-My SW Threepio is now tarnished to silver, and missing his left hand.
-My Chewbacca has a "blond streak" in his head, from being too close to a stove once.
Now, I do have duplicates that I bought later from collectible shops or where ever. Could I part with these "less-than mint" loose ones? Never! :happy: Arr!