Tomahawk head replacement

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  1. Geewun1

    Geewun1 Well-Known Member

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    Hey all!

    I recently caved and bought HftD Tomahawk. Even though I love its transformation, posability and the freedom to customize its robot-mode (without actually having to modify it), I am just not liking the head-sculpt...

    As a result, I decided I want to see if I can replace with a better one. I have noticed that some people posted pictures of their figure with alternative head sculpts (e.g. Landmine, Wreckage). Considering these are all Deluxe-sized toys, I assume they all have similar-sized ball joints for their neck.

    But what about other sizes? For example, I have been looking at replacing its head with that of either Crankstart (Scout) or the "gestalt" head of Smolder (P.C.C.). Will these heads be too small to fit on a Deluxe-sized toy, or will they fit?

    I still want to be able to transform the figure back and fort.

    Thanks for any help anyone can give me! :D 
     
  2. MegaHavok

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    I switched out Tomahawks head to give to a classics Bumblebee. Though I have found several heads that fit the ball joint the channel that the head goes into in vehicle mode is very narrow and i have had trouble getting anything to slide in and out of there well
     
  3. Quantum

    Quantum Oh good

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    I had to replace the balljoints in order to put on the Weckage and Longarm heads. I also had to dremmel down the sides of the Longarm head to fit during transformation. Honestly, just pop the visor off Tomahawks head. Looks much better, and it's pretty easy.
     
  4. amethysted

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    I swapped it w super Smolder...
     

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    Abrogate Nondescript Former Poster

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    If you don't care about the Tomahawk head, could I have the visor?
     
  6. Quantum

    Quantum Oh good

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    Sorry I haven't gotten back to you yet dude. I don't actually have a spare, but if I decide to pop the visor off another, it's yours.
     
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    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    I wonder if any of the "lens head" um... Heads from the 07 movie would work. I want to make him look like Whirl
     
  8. Geewun1

    Geewun1 Well-Known Member

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    Are you still able to move his head into the cockpit of the chopper in altmode?

    Also, thanks everyone thus far for all your responses! :) 
     
  9. Tiller

    Tiller I don't know nothin'

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    Why is it that people dislike the headsculpt? It's one of the best I think we've gotten in a long time.
     
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    I like his head. It's cheery. Not many TFs with face sculpts that seem genuinely happy and not snarky.

    I think super Smolder's head is the best replacement.
     
  11. Ash from Carolina

    Ash from Carolina Junior Smeghead

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    Maybe it's not the sculpt but the colors. I've kind of been wondering if it wouldn't look better without the yellow.
     
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    I just don't plain like it. *shrug* But since I've removed the visor it looks a lot better!
     
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    Does his visor just pop right off? I don't have mine close at the moment.
     
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    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    not liking the roundness with the visor at all, looks like leader1 from the gobots
     
  15. Quantum

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    The visor is glued in, but can come off in one piece.

    I actually love this headsculpt, and while I used some different heads on Tomahawk bodies, I've got those Tomahawk heads in use on other bodies. Awesome sculpt.

    I do like it better without the visor, but like it just fine with.
     
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    I popped the visor off mine. That would have helped, but I got a crappy copy with a huge gob of black paint between his eyes. Still hunting for a decent head that will still let him transform.
     
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    I popped mine off with a screwdriver. Love the way it looks now.

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  18. Geewun1

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    I just popped off his visor too, and although it is an improvement, it is still not the "look" I am going for. Would adding the super Smolder head require a lot of modding, or is a simple matter of popping Tomahawk's head of and putting the alternative in place?
     
  19. Dark Magnus

    Dark Magnus Your opinion is wrong!

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    I want to use Tomahawk's head for a Classics Bumper custom, but it looks WAY to small on the classics Bumblebee figure :(  But Super Smolder's head with a little work could make a decent bumper head...
     
  20. ckhtiger

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    I know I'd love this figure, but I'm actually waiting to see if we get a repaint with a remolded head. do the chances for that seem really slim, now that the movie's coming up and we still haven't seen one yet?
     

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