Heavy/Scratch: Mobile Suit Garfield

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  1. Notqr

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    So for a few years, people have been linking me to the Obvious Plant Mobile Suit Garfield custom, since I'm a big Garfield fan. You can see it here if you're interested.

    I've always considered building it myself if it wasn't for the fact that I wasn't sure where the head came from. The body is an old Beast Wars toy, but the Garfield was a mystery to me. Recently it was pointed out that it's part of a Pez dispenser, and after doing a quick search on eBay, I found listings for both the Pez dispenser AND the Beast Wars toy with a missing head. This was a great find, because I like buying broken toys and "fixing" them, and since this figure was already missing its head it felt like I was defiling something valuable.

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    This is what I ended up with when the items arrived:
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    So the first thing I did was remove pieces of the Beast Wars figure that were in the way. Mainly, a wheel in his chest and what was left of the head's joint.

    Next I studied the figures, and decided the best way to attach Garfield was to cut the Pez in half, and add a slope at the bottom to help it fix into the mechanisms.

    Look away Garfield/Pez fans!

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    Then I smothered the Pez in epoxy, aligned it to where I wanted it, and filled epoxy into the area between the two figures. I briefly took the chest off to do this, but didn't take any pictures.

    And there we are! One Mobile Suit Garfield!

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    The only thing left to do is finish removing the "Optimal Optimus" from the chest, but I figure that can wait for now.
     
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    And now to smash Nerville, that little twerp.
     
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    This is awesome! :lol 
     
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    G a r f ! This is so epic!!
     
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    This thread is r/cursedimages material.
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    Nice! Reminds me of when I put the head from a Knex Wario figure onto a Titans Return Blaster body lol. Man I wish I had a pic of that...
     
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    LOL this is epic!
     
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    Hell yeah. I've sort of wanted to make one of these myself, and now I have an easy guide!
     
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    That’s hilarious and awesome! Does it still retain the Pez dispensing function?
     
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    Sad to say it does not!
     
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    Optimal Optimus seems to have a good sense of humor when it comes to halloween costumes.:D 
     
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    John where my energon lasagna?
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