The top part of the torso is one solid piece of softer plastic, so there is nothing to crack. Do a boil & pop and take that part off first. This will leave you with the lower torso section attached to the legs. Here I usually drill a hole on each side along the seam near the waist area. Then shove a blade in the hole and work it along the seam. Do this on both sides and then stick a screw driver into the hole and pry the pieces apart. Be careful though, a lot of the Hope Summers are a pain to crack open.