Need Advice on Taking Apart a Simpsons Character
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Need Advice on Taking Apart a Simpsons Character

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I am trying to take apart a Simpsons' Vincent Price that I picked up in a bin at the comic and toy shop. I want his head and legs for a custom project. I might want his arms too but I haven't decided yet. So I want to take him apart in as complete of pieces as possible.

I'm thinking about dunking him into boiled water. That has worked well on other figures without screws in the back. I don't think that is good for the voice chip in his foot. I don't know if I want to keep the voice chip but see no reason to tear it up unnecessarily.

Does anyone have any experience taking apart these figures? Most of the customs look like repaints, sometimes with sculpting over the original figure, but I can't tell if anyone has had one open.

I would appreciate the advice.

Posted by Big IV
on Monday, August 15, 2011
User Comments
Darththomas -
Thursday, August 18, 2011
If it's a hard plastic then you'll definitely have too. Just give it a scrape with your finger nail and compare it too the arms which will most likely be soft plastic.
Big IV -
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Thanks for the advice. I am not sure of the anatomy of the Simpsons characters either but it does look like I'll be cracking it.
mega_star_andro -
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
I cover the "cracking the torso" method in my tutorial video (1/2)
Darththomas -
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Generally you have to crack the torso to get the arms and such out. I'm not dead sure of the anatomy of the simpsons figures but if you drill a hole either side of the torso then either side of the neck you should be able to prize it apart using a screwdriver or similar object.
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