So, I thankfully didn’t have any issues putting the leg straps on, though I do understand why others may of had a hard time. I used a pair of thin, metal tweezers and slowly but surely was able to get each strap through its respective buckle.
I did take the hands off to try to replace the flesh tone wrist joints with black BUT the included wrist joints would not budge, even using pliers. Odd that they included a spare pair of wrist joints seeing how difficult it is to even get them out. Putting the hands back on was a bit of a chore with having to plug all the pieces back into the wrist wraps. Still have one more hand to go.
I also managed to get the black rubber “string” piece in small holes. Had to really study some high res promo pics to get an idea of how it was supposed to go. I’ll post post pics sometime this weekend in case anyone would like it give it try.
And while the straps are pleather, the other parts of the suit don’t seem like pleather to me, but some other type fabric material. Definitely see why Present Toys went the same way HT did by using the sculpted plastic/rubber straps instead of real fabric material. Overall though, still really dig the figure! The headsculpt is on point and it’s really awesome to have a much wanted Depp character in the collection.