G1 Highbrow canopy question....

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  1. Retrospex

    Retrospex Plastiholics Anonymous

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    Is the canopy on G1 Highbrow replaceable?

    I've never owned Highbrow but will be buying one without the canopy. I don't want to buy it if I can't use a junker to replace the piece.

    Any insight will help. Thanks for your time folks.
     
  2. mineraljane

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    Yeah, there is no pin or anything and the canopy just snaps into place. Easily replaceable.
     
  3. Retrospex

    Retrospex Plastiholics Anonymous

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    Fanstastic! Thanks a lot mineraljane. You just gave my purchase a green light.
     
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    The ease of popping the canopy on and off is a bit of a double-edged sword. Adding a replacement is easy but then if it had been fixed on with a proper hinge it wouldn't have gone missing in the first place.
    I was stoked to find a great condition Highbrow body at a car boot sale last year for, I think, £1. Missing guns and head was expected and easy to use something else to fill in for, but it was a real bummer to see the canopy missing too. I still bought it because it was cheap and I'd never owned the figure before, but also still somewhat of a little downer on an otherwise nice find.
     
  5. AngryChad

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    Crazy. I was just refurbishing a Highbrow last night and I freaked out for a second when the canopy popped off. Snapped right back on though, and doesn't seem any worse off.
     
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    Are there any repros of the canopy out there?
     
  7. Retrospex

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    Double-edged sword indeed. If it's easy to remove on and off, then yes it's easy to lose. (and of course easy to replace) But, if a proper hinge were in place, perhaps we may be dealing with a broken part that may not be easily replaceable. A catch 22 if I say so myself.

    I'm glad that we can find junkers and replace the canopy. Now... where to find a junker? LOL
     
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    I freak out when things pop off my TF's.
     

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