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I switched Piggy heads!!

Discussion in 'Action Figures' started by simon42, Aug 14, 2002.

  1. simon42

    simon42 Well-Known Member

    I really like the EB Piggy but not the regular Piggy. However, I feel the regular Piggy has a more original costume. I only remember Piggy ever wearing her purple dress unless in a specific skit that required otherwise (i.e. Pigs in Space). So...I finally got the courage to swap the heads on the two and now she looks perfect. I'm so pleased. Thought I'd share...
  2. Aerosmith

    Aerosmith Well-Known Member

    Got a pic?
  3. ronskimomo

    ronskimomo Active Member

    Yeah, I'd like to see that as well.
  4. Jackie

    Jackie Well-Known Member

    LOL!!! You are insane! Get a pic of that up!
  5. Crazy Harry

    Crazy Harry Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't it have been easier to paint the EB Piggy's dress purple?
  6. simon42

    simon42 Well-Known Member

    Are you kidding? It took like 30 seconds to switch the heads.
  7. simon42

    simon42 Well-Known Member

  8. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    What tips can you give if someone is interested in trying it too?
  9. ResidentLilly

    ResidentLilly Well-Known Member

    Poor Piggy...man, we really blew it on that hair up head sculpt!

    I take full responsibility...sniff...
  10. simon42

    simon42 Well-Known Member

    Just gently turn her head as you pull up on it, be very gentl though. Then push and turn to put it back in. It was really simple.
  11. Louis Kazagger

    Louis Kazagger Well-Known Member

    Wow, you didn't even have to use the "boil and pop" method on the heads? Simplicity in itself. :)
  12. ResidentLilly

    ResidentLilly Well-Known Member

    Is it just me, or does the term "boil and pop" remind anyone else of their teenage years?
  13. Smig

    Smig Well-Known Member

    Actually, that sounds like a good line of figures..'"BOIL AND POP- THE ZIT-WITS".. two figures covered head to toe in acne and other such bodily marks like pimples, warts, etc. you squeeze them and they make popping noises.. some versions you fill with water, squeeze, and watch the liquid squirt out of the pustles.. a guaranteed hit for the 6-10 year old crowd!

  14. ResidentLilly

    ResidentLilly Well-Known Member

    LOL...and a little "ewwww" for good measure!
  15. Crazy Harry

    Crazy Harry Well-Known Member

    Why not? I've accually seen grosser ideas on the shelves.
  16. Louis Kazagger

    Louis Kazagger Well-Known Member

    LOL! Seriously though, any customizer here worth his or her salt knows all about the "boil and pop method". Warm a mug of water in the microwave for a minute, then submerge the toy in the water for thirty seconds or so. That makes the plastic really soft and pliable. Take the figure out, and pull quickly and firmly (with an oven mitted hand lest you get burnt by any hot water inside the toy) and pop, off comes the head. Easy as pie. I altered quite a few Trek figures when the new blue shouldered Starfleet uniforms came out, but Playmated never released the Deep Space Nine crew in those unis.
  17. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Well-Known Member

    Phillip Chapman

    LOL! Phil your a hoot!

    but this is really a great idea and i was always thinking "i wish i could have my EB piggy head on the reg body"!
  18. Thog

    Thog Well-Known Member

    Hmmmm....I wonder if it will work with Dr. Teeth and Bunsen..........

  19. Jackie

    Jackie Well-Known Member

    Oh great! We are going to have mutant figures for sure!
  20. Joseph

    Joseph Well-Known Member

    Soon Palisades will start putting out muppet mutants to capitalize on this new found discovery.

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