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    So those who inserted the guts, how did you go about dealing with the neck rings? Did you get both inserted into their respective parts, do they share the same cavity (i.e. neither gets inserted into the bottom half of the innards), or did you have to trim off the excess on the skull?
     
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    No it just sperate two parts/ head and body of the gut, you don't fount out after the outside connected. That the easy way.
     
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    Here's the contents of my bag -

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    I made a video too if anyone cares
     
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    I inserted the body first, then attached the innards head. After that I heated everything up again and stuck the outer head in and it just popped into place.
     
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    you need try Mobora! Zag & Tetran seem no problem.

     
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    Did you have a different method for the Miborah?
    Did you have to cut it?
     
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    Every picture.......I can't unsee this. It looks incomplete.
     
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    No. But my friend try hourly and can't go to sleep. and don't cut it!

     
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    Thanks for the advice! I tried but did not have luck with this method. :oops:

    I finally got it together but it felt like partly luck—I had a lot of trouble keeping the bottom of the skull from folding inward.

    My steps for success were as follows:

    • Separate all parts
    • Heat all parts
    • Insert guts into body and skull into head
    • Let parts cool
    • Fully reheat body with guts inside and lightly warm the bottom of the head and skull
    • Join all parts

    TIPS: I used the end of a narrow toothbrush to push parts in and shift them around a bit to get everything in place. A little twisting and squeezing during the final assembly helped to keep parts from folding in or over each other. Not fully warming up the complete head while reheating helped to join the parts together, keeping the trumpet of the skull more stable.
     
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    Once the guts were in the body and head, I didn’t need to reheat everything to get it back together.
     
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    I think that woul've been too much. The black is balanced across the fig w the chest and pupils.
     
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    Yeah, the vinyl is definitely soft enough to pop them together without heat, I just don’t like stressing parts more than necessary when they’re in a more rigid state.
     
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    Missing a micro also
     
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    Super7 bag landed today. Roar!!
     
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    Curious about thoughts on the chibi figures. I like that they are new but the portions and arms seem way off. The minis are perfect but curious if they will continue with chibi figures.
     
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    i recall this in the past :idea:

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    I like the chibi proportions a lot and can't wait to see more painted versions of these moving forward. I'd love to see a lot of the classic zag colorways on these along with more elaborate 1 offs.

    I'm not sure if they're for everyone based on how many I've seen up for sale. It's hard to judge as they've all been unpainted the past 3 years.
     
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    True. But I wonder if painted versions will be the new one-offs. As stated earlier, I love gargamel and have been a huge fan since they started.
     
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    I'm not a huge fan of the little/chibi bodies, same comment re: the proportions and arms. I do think they offer an opportunity for guts one-offs at a lower price point, which is nice. ~$500 retail for one-offs always felt a little steep to me (I suppose it is less now due to the dollar-yen exchange rate).
     
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    Katope! Too bad all his stuff was with shitty pens that faded to nearly invisible by now. All his flat work still looks great, but it didn't hold up on vinyl. Such a forking shame.
     
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    This.
    We have three pieces from him. A Deathra Tank, Steven and a Mini Globby. They look terrible now. The Globby even though it's sealed the pens he used did not hold up.

    I feel bad for whoever owns this Deathra below. I can only imagine it does not look good now.
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    Man, that's a bummer on the Katope stuff. I saw a few of his customs come up for sale and wondered if the pen fading/discoloration was just due to environmental conditions. Sad to hear that all of them had the same problem as they were incredible pieces.

    Thought more about the chibi/little figures, and the part that bothers me is that the bodies are too big. Normal SD/chibi designs have torsos that are very vertically compressed and chunkier legs/arms. The Gargamel chibis have big bellies (presumably for the guts to show through) and tiny arms, so it feels off when you compare them to the traditional SD/chibi style. I think if they made the arms more prominent, the proportions would look more 'correct'.
     
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    @Nate This pic is from 4 years ago and it was already heavily faded then :cry:
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    Oh man. That sucks to see. The tummy was very detailed.
     
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