Are you ready? You can actually have them with their beloved gloves when you body swap ‘em with the Figuarts Camera Man! (Images incoming)
Before we begin, I would just like to claim that I am not responsible for any possible damage that may occur to your toys during this process. There is always the risk of breaking your figure when doing things like this, so please take it slow and be cautious. I don’t recommend you try this if you haven’t handled too many figures or if you are just new to figures in general - which is okay! We all need to start somewhere!
Before we begin, let’s take a look at what you’ll need:
- Figuarts Daft Punk
- Figuarts NO MORE MOVIE THIEF Camera guy x2
- Small pliers, preferrably thin
- Hot water (or blow dryer, whichever you feel is more convenient)
Let’s start by simply popping off the head. It comes off like any other Figuarts head, although their heads are a little more hollow so try not to be too forceful (gently forceful?). The above picture is what you’ll see undearneath.
Next comes popping off the wrist pegs off the original bodies. Simply heat up just the wrists by either dipping just the wrists in hot water or blow drying them until the plastic is soft - it may be hot when you touch it (ay) after the blowdryer method, so careful. The wrist pegs are a bit nestled in there by their sleeves, so this is where your small pliers come in handy. Grab them by the larger middle balls (ay yo pause - DO NOT grab them by the smaller round peg!!) as deep as you can go in between the sleeves, and pull - they should come out with the softened plastic. You’ll get the above picture when all is said and done and you haven’t broken anything yet.
Now this next part is optional: With Thomas you can leave the original neck in the Camera Man and just use that, but with Guy-Manuel his neck is pretty exposed because of his helmet’s shape - so to alleviate that, we’ll just take the neck from his previous body. Pop it off using heat once again, but this time you won’t need your pliers. I mean you can use pliers if you still can’t grab them, but they might leave a mark on the neck.
If you are opting to use his original neck, you can pop off Camera Man’s neck the same way you did before. It’s a little tighter than either of the Daft Punk necks, so you might have to pull a little harder.
Aright - now we have all this stuff on the table. Let’s start with the wrists:
You can just simply pop them in, but heating up Camera Man’s wrist holes would help. Push it in all the way until it gets balls deep (haha, lol) and you’re done. You can go the extra mile and somehow dig around the hole to get it deeper since the ball joint will be exposed, but I’m not gonna mess with that right now. I think it looks fine the way it is. Just push it in as far as you can go for now.
Neckst comes his neck if you opted to use his old neck - just plop it in there. Note: The original neck doesn’t peg in snugly into Camera Man’s neck peg because it’s neck hole is larger, but it is held by the collar - just not as securely. Also, note the black smudging on the white collar in the previous picture involving the neck. You won’t be seeing that though since the neck is covering it anyway.
And now, the head. Pop it back on. Careful here, as the peg may move around while trying to pop it back on. Not sure what advice to give here.
Mmmmhm. It looks terrible. Guy-Manuel is also almost the same height since he’ll be using the same body, so if you don’t mind that minor detail, we’re all good.
And there you have it, Figma Skrillex and Diplo form the new electro duo Justice!
Now throw it in the trash, where it all belongs!
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