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Postby citizenhawk » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:15 pm

Ok this is probably stupid simple but I want to be sure about what I'm doing before I do it and potentially break/ruin the figure. I'm trying to remove the head on a Lord of the Rings Weathertop Strider. I didn't know if i should try the boiling method because i wasn't sure if the neck is hard or soft plastic. Does anyone know the best way to go about doing this? Also the figure has a light up feature, i dont know if that makes what his head rests on different. Thanks.
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Re: Head Swap Help

Postby CAb00se » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:19 pm

use a hair dryer, not boiling water, that way, you dont run the chance of jacking up the fig...
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Re: Head Swap Help

Postby citizenhawk » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:31 pm

I feel like blow drying it will soften the head's plastic and I'll mess up its shape as I pull on the head.
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Re: Head Swap Help

Postby citizenhawk » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:57 pm

Generally are all action figure heads on ball joints? Even after blow drying this seems really hard to pull out for a ball joint.
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Re: Head Swap Help

Postby loosecollector » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:53 am

citizenhawk wrote:Generally are all action figure heads on ball joints? Even after blow drying this seems really hard to pull out for a ball joint.

That one sounds like a t-peg than a ball-socket one. What do you plan to do with it?
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Re: Head Swap Help

Postby citizenhawk » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:27 am

I want to put it on a different Aragorn body.
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Re: Head Swap Help

Postby CAb00se » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:34 am

citizenhawk wrote:I feel like blow drying it will soften the head's plastic and I'll mess up its shape as I pull on the head.



either way,blow dry or boiling water; the plastic will soften. just use care when pulling it off, especially if it is a t-peg like LC is saying. they can be a PITA to remove, but it is possible, just keep working it...
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Re: Head Swap Help

Postby citizenhawk » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:56 am

I tried post a picture of the figure in case someone could tell what kind of peg the head is on by looking at it but it won't let me post links. What does a t-peg look like?
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Re: Head Swap Help

Postby Shinigami » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:43 pm

I think you need about 10-20 posts to post links.
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Re: Head Swap Help

Postby citizenhawk » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:01 pm

Ok i got the son of a b*tch off (boiling style), it was just a big ball joint. Thanks for your replies everyone. (i'm a super n00b at this stuff, i know)
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