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    Head swapping

    Please help me!
    I have two Peekablue figures, one with damaged head, but with well preserved paint on the body and the other with worn paint on some places.
    Is it possible to change heads on these (so I could get the one which is perfect) without damaging the figure, or it is much safer not to do that?

    Thanks!

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    I change figure heads all the time when customizing, so you should have no problem.
    Could we get some Meteorbs, Please???!!!

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    "..just remember highlander, if your head comes away from your neck, it's over." 'Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez' Highlander

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhea View Post
    I change figure heads all the time when customizing, so you should have no problem.
    You make vintage POP customs?
    Can you post some of them PLEASE?!
    There are so many people making custom figures of MOTUC and MOTU vinatge, but haven't seen much of POP customs. I am planing to make my first POP female custom form one of those Peekablue figures, but I am afraid of damaging head/neck joint because i don't know how to replace them. Is it possible to make a new neck button if the one is broken?
    Are you using a hair dryer to heat up the head?

    I found this page with different methods for dolls, is this gonna work for POP figures/dolls with swivel heads?
    http://imagellan.net/beheading.htm

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    To quote "Headmasters" " HEAD ON!"
    Starchild's #1 fan!!

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    These are some customs I've made. They're not super-great, since I'm just learning what to do and what not to do. But POP are a lot of fun to experiment with:

    0224131459.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salamandra View Post
    These are some customs I've made. They're not super-great, since I'm just learning what to do and what not to do. But POP are a lot of fun to experiment with:

    0224131459.jpg
    Cool! Are these new characters or redesigns?

    I can't decide which character to do, this bubble girl from Bubble Carriage (probably the early concept of a character which was later merged with She-Ra to make Bubble Power She-Ra)


    Or to make Starla based on prototype, which had resculpted body of Peekablue:

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    Sigh. If only the MOTUC Starla had come out as good as this prototype of the old toy...
    I say go for the Starla customization project!

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    Mine are just redesigns...learning to work with paint and which sealers are better than others.

    I love the Starla pic ... I agree with zodak74 that you should totally go for that one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deltadod View Post
    to quote "headmasters" " head on!"
    ..hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!! Yaaaaaaaaa!

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    Thank you all very much. I will make custom Starla, so today I bought yellow hair.

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    This was a question I had too - can you just pop Peekablue's head off and pop another one on?

    No one in this thread has actually provided clear answers to the main question!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyBoy View Post
    This was a question I had too - can you just pop Peekablue's head off and pop another one on?

    No one in this thread has actually provided clear answers to the main question!
    Never mind about clear answers, it is possible, and can be done very easily.
    But when figures (two Peekablue) arrived I saw that figure with better paint has damaged neck, so there was no head swapping, I just repaired the damaged figure and start making Starla from it...
    Here is the Work In Progress photo...



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    I've never had an issue swapping the swivel heads. As long as the swivel peg in there isn't broken, it seems to go pretty well. Very much like Barbie.

    Mantisaur, I love the re-root you're doing! The gold strands in with the yellow are really nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salamandra View Post
    I've never had an issue swapping the swivel heads. As long as the swivel peg in there isn't broken, it seems to go pretty well. Very much like Barbie.
    Thanks Salamandra!

    I have no experience with Barbie and dolls in general so I was afraid of the unknown articulations...but it's fine now and I believe I will make more POP customs in future.


    Quote Originally Posted by Salamandra View Post
    Mantisaur, I love the re-root you're doing! The gold strands in with the yellow are really nice.

    I am just following photos of the prototype. I used silver strands, not gold, but from the reflection of so much yellow hair it looks like gold now
    It seems that on both prototypes of Starla and Tallstar there are silver strands, that's why I decided to follow the photos even if I think that gold would look better for Starla.




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    Here is the update, see more here:
    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...rla-POP-custom


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    Often I think PeekABlue is my favorite.

    She is queen's knight on my Masters chessboard and knights win wars.

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    Mantisaur! she is gorgeous! very, very nicely done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyAngora View Post
    Mantisaur! she is gorgeous! very, very nicely done!
    Thank you very much LadyAngora!

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    She is so amazing! Just beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salamandra View Post
    She is so amazing! Just beautiful!
    Thank you so much Salamandra!


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    seriously, she's fantastic, and i have to say, i love the environment! looks just like the whispering woods! i want a whole cabinet lined like that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyAngora View Post
    seriously, she's fantastic, and i have to say, i love the environment! looks just like the whispering woods! i want a whole cabinet lined like that!
    Thanks!
    That is Whispering Woods (the pink bushes) diorama piece which I created for taking photos of POP customs.


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