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Now I don't feel so bad about the ridiculous emo sculpt that came with my VTAC Bespin Luke.  The Saga X-Wing pack-in Luke head is not half bad on this figure.  It took a tiny bit of padding (tiny piece of superglued Flexible Fabric Band-Aid) on the neck ball to get a nice tight fit, and I squished the neck and dremeled the jawline a little bit to bring down his gaze. 

Star Wars Action Figures / Re: VTAC Snowtrooper WITHOUT JANGO HEAD
« on: September 12, 2007, 05:37 PM »
Why not just glue the helmet to the Jango head?

Three reasons really:

1. In my opinion the VTAC helmet looks oversized and trashbaggy, even though It's modelled after the Hoth base grunt's helmet, and is pretty much screen accurate.

I greatly prefer the AT-AT bridge officer style helmet with the nose slits.  It's much more streamlined and slick looking.  It also brings back fond memories of the vintage Snowtrooper.

2. I would always know that the helmet is glued on and it would make me perpetually fussy.

3. My collection would no longer be Jango (and prequel) free. 

Star Wars Action Figures / Re: VTAC Snowtrooper WITHOUT JANGO HEAD
« on: September 11, 2007, 08:13 PM »
It's not just that I'm anti Jango head, I really hate the removable helmet in general unless the character calls for it.  For characters who removed their helmet during the films (Vader, Boushh, etc.) the removable helmet is great.  For any other character, it really sucks.  Not only does it bother me as a purist, most times the soft removable helmets look cheap and junky.  Just look at the VOTC Stormtrooper as compared to the TAC Stormtrooper.  Other than using it as a base for Han/ Luke customs, I have no use for the TAC Stormtrooper.

Star Wars Action Figures / VTAC Snowtrooper WITHOUT JANGO HEAD
« on: September 11, 2007, 05:30 PM »
Battle of Hoth Snowtrooper head on VTAC Snowtrooper body. It looks simple enough, but it is actually a very difficult bash. It requires some fairly precise measurements and recessed drilling. The head swivels and nods just as it did on the old body. The head is unaltered, only the torso has been drilled. Before everyone asks "why bother" let me explain. In my opinion this head is a much better sculpt than the VTAC removable helmet. I am also not a fan of the prequels and Jango heads in my collection make me fussy.

It's all just boil and pop with two exceptions.  I had to crack open the VOTC torso to get the legs off, and I superglued a tiny piece of a flexible fabric Band-Aid to the top of the neck ball in order to get a tighter fit of the head.

Sorry for the crappy pics, but I thought you guys might like to see this one. Man it's really nice up close once the smile has been wiped of his face!

Thanks, I really appreciate it!

That's what I thought, but I saw actual pictures of the TAC Stromtrooper helmet fitting only halfway down the VTSC Luke head.  Has anyone here actually put a TAC Stromtrooper helmet on a VOTC Luke head?  So far, I haven't found anyone who has, I've only heard from folks who actually tried it on the Comic head.

Hey guys,
I have read that the TAC Stromtrooper helmet will fit over the Comic Luke head but not the VTSC X-Wing Luke head.  Does anyone know if it fits over the VOTC Luke head?

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