'Tis an abysmal day for me There I was, exuberant with my 4 day old Takara AM-12 Breakdown. I had just painted the lower shoulders and thighs so it wouldn't be that inaccurate cream color... Now that he was perfect I wanted to try to recreate the scene where MECH finds his head. I suggest not doing that. The balljoint connecting his head to his body is inset about half an inch and the opening for it is on the back of the socket. And unless there are very well-hidden screws, I believe he is held together by the metal hinges. I tried to push the ball through the back, but with minimal effort POP. the "neck" part of the joint snapped clean in two. I krazy glued it back on, I'm not sure how much articulation he'll have, and I'm very sad. But fair amount of warning to any that own AM-12 or plan on owning it (or any future remolds/paints) don't remove the head.