Safely remove Jabba's head?

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Safely remove Jabba's head?

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Anyone know a safe (I want to re-attach it!) way to remove the head from a vintage Jabba figure?

There is something rattling inside him that sounds like a weapon and knowing my luck it'll be a Leia pistol or one of the other rare ones!

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I haven't handled mine in some time, but isn't it a soft plastic? If I'm right, you can probably use hot water to pull it out, then do the same thing to turn it back in.

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I bet it's a smartie or skittle ha ;-)
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Cocobean wrote:I bet it's a smartie or skittle ha ;-)
Or a dead cockroach, lol. :)

Sorry Chico - I hope it is something cool.

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Won't it be one of those froggie things that he ate in ROTJ? A bit dry now I imagine.

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Thanks for the advice guys... i'll attempt the hot water technique and see.

Hopefully its not a cockroach but i wouldn't mind a skittle :lol:
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Try googling "vintage Jabba head" in google images chico. It comes up with some interesting pics of heads that have been removed which may give you some insight as to how it is attached.
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Use hot water method, don't jabba sharp implement in it though :wink:

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'Hutt water' method it is! :D

I'll post a picture of the 'haul' once extracted!
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Do you find the skittle? :D
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Chico wrote:'Hutt water' method it is! :D

I'll post a picture of the 'haul' once extracted!

well?

what was in there?
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I wager it's no more than a stick. Or a stick insect.
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Well it wasn't the black endor blaster that i was hoping for! Part of Jabbas arm fixing had snapped off and was rattling around inside... :(

On the bright side i do at least now know how to perform a level 3 Jabba head extraction should the need ever arise again :D
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Worth a try :wink:
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Chico wrote: On the bright side i do at least now know how to perform a level 3 Jabba head extraction should the need ever arise again :D
^ The forum needs sew on badges and certificates for this kind of thing. Good skills!!
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