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    Heroic Warrior wayne-klops's Avatar
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    Got my kit in the mail today as well. Looks great, though the helmet seems a bit big for the head. Perhaps this is because of the material it's made out of and having a tight fit could break it? The helmet can definitely be adjusted to have correct placement, however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayneepoo View Post
    Got my kit in the mail today as well. Looks great, though the helmet seems a bit big for the head. Perhaps this is because of the material it's made out of and having a tight fit could break it? The helmet can definitely be adjusted to have correct placement, however.
    Joe Told me you can heat it up with a hair dryer and light press the sides together on the helmet and then let it cool and it should fit better

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    Quote Originally Posted by krosfyah View Post
    I was one of the ones that ordered, AND RECEIVED the Fisto sword, took a while, I didn't badger the guy but I remember people calling for his blood and the issues surrounding the sword. I think he bites off more than he can chew to a degree but he isn't a scammer. I suffer from this too but I make a promise that takes me longer than I hoped it would to keep - but I still keep it.

    I wanted to order this but I missed out and with my experience with him I also knew I wouldn't get it in the time frame given (if there was one) but I know it will come or at least a refund will be issued
    I too got one of the 200X Fisto swords from back in the day.

    If I remember correctly, the Fisto sword project was Joe's first big custom project. Before that he was mainly just doing custom figures for himself and Wizard/Toyfare.




    My sets haven't arrived yet but I did get a shipping notice!! Oh boy!

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    Got mine today! Very Happy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjw41 View Post
    Joe Told me you can heat it up with a hair dryer and light press the sides together on the helmet and then let it cool and it should fit better
    Thanks, I will have to try that!

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    BINGO!!!

    I got my set yesterday,... LOVE IT!!! IM PUMPED
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    I just opened my set of three... and two of the walls are broken at the base
    Seeing as how they just seemed to be glued together in the first place, I contacted him about what might be best to use to glue them back together, as I don't want to try five different adhesives and make a mess.
    Part of me is psyched to finally get these, the other part is "Seriously?!" when I saw that two of them broke during shipping after the long wait.

    Update! Joe responded to my email with the following info:

    Yes, I used Super Glue. I also used a product called ZipKicker because supposedly it makes Super Glue set faster and harder.
    http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/paa/paa...FUxp7AodH0oAsw

    So for anyone else who has this problem, give that a shot! I'm superglueing mine in a bit and seeing how that holds together

    I can't believe how well he was able to match the paints of Castle Grayskullman on these stands/heads... if only Mattel could put this stuff out themselves and get it right!
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    Yeah, one of my two was also broken at the base. The other one is only half connected and is glued at an angle less than 90 degrees so a figure cannot stand on it. I will try gluing the broken one, and if that goes well I will break the other one apart and glue it at a right angle. There are some little guide pegs that broke, but they do not seem structurally significant. Not pleased, but not looking to deal with the headache of a return, either. I mostly wanted the heads anyway, which are great. I am not really a fan of the CGM concept but this new head makes it more interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zodak74 View Post
    I just opened my set of three... and two of the walls are broken at the base
    Both of mine came broken too. At first I thought that they snapped together but after inspection saw that they were broken. The good news is that it was a clean break on both so they're easy to fix. I just used some epoxy I had to glue them together.


    The head and helmet sculpts are fantastic!! I'd love to get the head painted in Skeletor colors for an un-hooded Skeletor head.

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    Got mine too!

    Very nicely done!!!

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    if anyone has a spare set or dosnt want there's pm me because im looking for a kit

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    ANY IDEA what color formulation Joe used for the helmet's? I scratched the hell out of one of the helmets and heads trying toget the helmet the "shrink" properly? For whatever reason, I don't think Joe gets my e-mails...can someone please find out that grey he used? (I am not as concerned with the green, as once the helmet is on you won't see the head scratches.)
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    just got mine: it's really cool!

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    can u stell get one I would like to get one how could I do that

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    Did Joe ever do a second run?

    I would love to get one of these sets...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaClassics View Post
    Did Joe ever do a second run?

    I would love to get one of these sets...
    Don't think so. But put me down for a second run too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by abaddon View Post
    Don't think so. But put me down for a second run too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaClassics View Post
    Did Joe ever do a second run?

    I would love to get one of these sets...
    I would really like to get a set, too!
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