Customs: Removing Legends Bumblebee's head

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  1. Venksta

    Venksta Render Project Creations TFW2005 Supporter

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    Anyone ever tried and successfully removed the head on Legend's Classics Bumblebee? From looking at it, it seems like a separate piece from the body, and attached from behind. I'm looking for tips on the best way to remove it with out damaging anything.
     
  2. STRAKER454

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    Surprised nobody answered. Thing is on mine I was looking at the same thing. Problem is that they appear to use a very strong glue that practically fuses the plastic together. I don't think it's possible without pretty much just ripping it off unless whomever assembled it at the factory didn't use a lot of glue.
     
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    It's not glue. They use a sealing process using heat. Usually automated. The same process removes seam lines.

    Jewelers saw works wonders.
     
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    I would have to disagree in that mine has a distinctive glue blob on it. I know they use a heat sear on some parts of many toys but this one to me looks distinctly glued though I could be wrong.
     
  5. Chaos Convoy

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    Yeah, it's glue. I just pried it off or pulled it off. Can't remember, really. I just remember it actually came off a lot easier than I thought it would. I repositioned it a bit because I transform mine a little differently than it's actually supposed to be transformed. The repositioned head alleviated the awkward pose it would have been in had I left it.
     
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    huh weird. I had thought there was a regulation against the use of glue on toys.
     
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    It could depend on the type pf glue. I'll know more when I take the head off the Gold Bumblebee figure i have for an upgrade. That toy may not be able to heat seal the parts due to the paint on it. My only other thinking on heat sealing parts is that they would have to be very precise on some of them to get the fine edge and not anywhere else. I know that Mattel uses glue on their DC Universe toys as I find glue on those things constantly when it drips on the figure so I can't imagine that Hasbro couldn't use glue as well.
     
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    on both versions I've had, the head popped off with minimal force. The glue really isn't very strong.
     

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