Rock Monster Keyring Removal Procedure
Posted 18 January 2010 - 08:09 AM
First off, I've used this for over a year after TLG sent me a free one as part of my LEGO Club magazine. I got another free one as part of a spend over xxx amount offer so he's surplus!
The key ( ) thing that I wanted to share is he's not glued. I thought he was from the start so the first thing I did was try to crack the "seal" as I was concerned that I'd break the head if it was fixed from the inside. But this achieved nothing but damaging the poor fellow as I found that the mouth did lift a bit, just enough to show me that he's moulded different to the regular figs. As you can see in the photo they've added an extra tube inside so they can use the normal pin and that's how they kept the mouth closed.
The hole in the head is without glue as well. So all you need to do is pull/twist it out!
So there you are. A "new" Rock Monster minifig ready for.... dunno. He needs some love eh? Anyone know what colour paint Dark Grey is?
Posted 18 January 2010 - 11:02 AM
Posted 18 January 2010 - 07:52 PM
I recently got a Captain Rex keychain and did this. However, his helmet is stuck on his head. Is it glue? If so, does anyone know how to remove the glue from inside the helmet so I can use the head? Thanks.
Posted 18 January 2010 - 08:13 PM
Thanks Siegfried! That was, well, really simple. Any reason the shark is in the first picture?
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Posted 19 January 2010 - 01:15 AM
“Tell me one last thing,” said Harry. “Is this real? Or has this been happening inside my head?”
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Posted 19 January 2010 - 09:12 AM
Posted 19 January 2010 - 09:18 AM
Aaah, the cycle of life.
It's a shame these are so disposable. As collectibles, I've never really seen the point of keyrings since you can't use the LEGO ones without them getting scuffed quick smart.
That said, I have 2 Catwomen ones lying around in a cupboard if you want to 'fix' her
Posted 19 January 2010 - 09:24 AM
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Posted 22 January 2010 - 04:53 AM
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I'll miss it.
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Posted 22 January 2010 - 06:16 AM
I've always hated how the "rock" printing scratches off so easily on the body of the rock monster. Stupid Made in China™ printing!
Posted 22 January 2010 - 10:35 PM
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Posted 23 January 2010 - 05:03 PM
Posted 23 January 2010 - 05:28 PM
Thanks, for the answer. About the parts, I didn't only ment this one but your answer was clear.
Posted 23 January 2010 - 08:39 PM
Minifigure keyrings are usually glued (all of mine are, at least), but the arms, hands and legs (not hips) are all removable.
Posted 24 January 2010 - 09:28 AM
P.S.: there also are links on this and various other topics in the Minifig Customisation Index
Posted 22 August 2010 - 01:48 PM
Posted 21 September 2010 - 07:46 AM
I don't have pics, but i've yanked the pin in my ahsoka, and she turned out all right. The horns are glued on though. I mangled the fin on Rex's helmet as well. If you take a thin bladed knife, you can sometimes cut the glue seal holding the hips on. You just have to be extremely careful. I wound up cutting ol Rex in half. Fortunately, a quick head and arm swap onto a regular clone figure (and some superglue on the bisected clone) and they're both good as new! Just can't get Rex's helmet off.
The rest of my keyring minifigs have just had the rings snapped off, 2 Royal Guards, Chewie, Boba Fett and R2.
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