Head Swap Help
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Head Swap Help

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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 don't know if that makes what his head rests on different. Thanks.

Posted by FullMithrilAlchemist
on Friday, January 4, 2013
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FullMithrilAlchemist -
Saturday, January 5, 2013
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)
Shinigami -
Saturday, January 5, 2013
I think you need about 10-20 posts to post links.
FullMithrilAlchemist -
Saturday, January 5, 2013
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?
CAb00se -
Saturday, January 5, 2013
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...
FullMithrilAlchemist -
Saturday, January 5, 2013
I want to put it on a different Aragorn body.
loosecollector -
Saturday, January 5, 2013
That one sounds like a t-peg than a ball-socket one. What do you plan to do with it?
FullMithrilAlchemist -
Friday, January 4, 2013
Generally are all action figure heads on ball joints? Even after blow drying this seems really hard to pull out for a ball joint.
FullMithrilAlchemist -
Friday, January 4, 2013
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.
CAb00se -
Friday, January 4, 2013
use a hair dryer, not boiling water, that way, you don't run the chance of jacking up the fig...
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