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#1 Offline TahnokVa123

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Posted Mar 04 2012 - 01:59 PM

Have any of you ever managed to get the brains out of an original Toa head? When I got my Takanuva some in 2004, I accidentally put the brains for Takanuva on the head for Jaller's gray mask and now I can never get it out to put in the right head.
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Posted Mar 04 2012 - 02:07 PM

I haven't removed any of those brain pieces yet. I don't know if you can even remove them. I'm pretty sure that once it's stuck on, it will be stuck on for a very long time.
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Posted Mar 04 2012 - 02:13 PM

Since this is about the sets, I'm moving it over that-a-way.
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Posted Mar 04 2012 - 02:15 PM

There are two major ways of removing the brains. This one purports to be safer, but this is probably the better-known method.I have tried neither, but I know plenty of MOCists who have. Generally, I think that there's a preference for the one in the first link, but both are hit-or-miss: You could either get the eyes out or shatter the brain piece.~ BioGio

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Posted Mar 04 2012 - 02:35 PM

This method is one I've seen, but I've never tried it myself. It seems to be the simplest method around for separating these parts.
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Posted Mar 04 2012 - 02:38 PM

I have been using the second method posted by BioGio for years. It works great. :)
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Posted Mar 04 2012 - 02:48 PM

I've never found the need to remove one, not being a die-hard MOCer and all. Not that I haven't tried. Every attempt has ended in shameful failure.
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Posted Mar 04 2012 - 02:55 PM

This method is by far my favorite. I always use it. Definitely works better (And doesn't damage anything!).
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Posted Mar 04 2012 - 04:12 PM

Best way to fix this? Get new parts off of eBay or Bricklink or B/S/T or whatever. Those things are practically impossible to seperate, like when I got a short antenna rod jammed in a Meltdown tank so there was no room to pull the wide part and pushing didn't work because of the round tip. That took hours. This will take days.
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Posted Mar 05 2012 - 10:40 PM

Waaaaaay back in BZP's news archive is a crude method to remove the eyepiece.I've found some better ones on Brickshelf.Edit: Daiker posted the one I use.

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Posted Mar 06 2012 - 01:23 AM

I tried Ausar's method once. It did get the piece out, but I was foolish enough to be standing above it when the eyes came out and rocketed into the air.Let's just say I would have wound up removing my own eyes too if I weren't wearing glasses.I like the one Aanchir posted. Definitely gonna give it a shot some time. With goggles, just in case. x_x
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Posted Mar 06 2012 - 09:26 PM

I take a tiny screwdriver or a thin bladed knife and poke it out at the eye. Sometimes works, though with the knife method be very very careful =x I cut myself more than once that way ^~^;
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Posted Mar 07 2012 - 02:07 PM

Never needed to ( and never knew how to ), but once I tried only by my hands. The result? Aching hands for half an hour...----- Lord of the Rings -----Titles: Dark Lord, Lord of Mordor, Lord of Gifts, Lord of Barad-Dûr, Lord of the Earth
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Posted Mar 11 2012 - 02:36 AM

I've only needed to remove a few of them, but I managed to do it without any scratches by using a pick intended for taking out crab meat and nuts once they've been cracked open. It's odd that we've never used them for either of those purposes, but they were excellent tools for pulling out "Toa brains."-Ced
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Posted Mar 11 2012 - 06:04 PM

I used BioGio's 1st method and it worked great, albeit requiring lots of force.
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Posted Mar 14 2012 - 03:47 AM

i had trouble with those heads for quite awhile but i built a little device to pop it out. :alert:YEAH THIS IS MY 600TH POST :OMG:
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Posted Mar 14 2012 - 08:48 AM

I was able to pry the eye pieces out with a butter knife, but you have to do this carefully to avoid damaging either piece.
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Posted Mar 26 2012 - 05:45 PM

I've never been actually able to take out one of those. My princer could do a great job, though, but I don't have it anymore
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Posted Mar 26 2012 - 06:33 PM

An interesting fact about the eye-removal method that BioGio and Chols mentioned is that it was actually posted in an ooold news post back in 2001.However, I admit that the method Aanchir mentioned appears the easiest. It looks like there's barely any force applied in that video.~B~

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Posted Mar 27 2012 - 09:42 AM

You may also push the eyes on the front, maybe
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Posted Mar 27 2012 - 10:11 AM

I've used the butterknife method. Works enough for me.
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Posted Mar 27 2012 - 11:17 AM

I can not seem to take those toa brains from 2001-2003 has any body taken one out before?
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Posted Mar 27 2012 - 12:18 PM

I can not seem to take those toa brains from 2001-2003 has any body taken one out before?

Have you even read the replies to this topic? That's what everyone's been talking about.

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Posted Mar 28 2012 - 07:48 AM

The Brainpop V.2.00465774532. Never failed me, ever. It is the world's best way to tear out the minds of unsuspecting Toa heads.
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Posted Apr 01 2012 - 03:55 PM

Daiker's way is the best, in my opinion. It's the most comfortable and the most reliable. It's also rather easy, if you have a strong enough grip. Plus it looks like you're putting the Toa in some kind of torture device or deathtrap, a la Saw.
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Posted Apr 14 2012 - 08:01 PM

I use a skerw diver for that
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Posted Apr 17 2012 - 09:35 PM

:kaukau: I have imagined Toa brains to literally be a sort of living crystal that allows for the electrical signals of thought to comence.Oh wait, that's not what you meant...I have to admit, I've never used any of the methods listed, although there is one head that I'd like to reassemble with different eyes, and when I eventually find that I really would like to get around to it, I'll use the safer methodDaiker linked to.Your Honor,Tyrannosaurus Kraggh
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Posted Apr 17 2012 - 10:01 PM

I would not be surprised if the brain popper v.2 descended from heaven.It's like a brick separator! :P
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Posted Apr 17 2012 - 10:53 PM

I've always just used a butter knife and a fork to pry it off while pushing it off to prevent the piece from breaking. I'm sure the other ways listed are good, but I've never actually done them (maybe I should!)
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