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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Dec 2019 9:56 p.m. PST

So, I see some figures have colored acrylic around them, or their hands, for dramatic effect.

Can that be removed?

Can it be removed easily?

Don't know if this is added on after the figures are made, or if they are produced with a solid piece of that inside their bodies, hands, etc., and the plastic poured around and over the acrylic.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Dec 2019 10:00 p.m. PST

Hmmm, thought of another one too.

Can Alura's cape be removed?

She's apparently a Super Girl, or Superwoman, e.g. the female version of Superman.

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2019 1:06 a.m. PST

Most of the time it's all part of the figure, but I have removed various bits with no problem. A sharp X-Acto knife will do the trick.

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Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2019 11:32 a.m. PST

For my part, I just primed over the factory paint. I was just looking at an Ayla Secura figure I did some years ago.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2019 11:57 a.m. PST

Thanks for the replies and info.

I am just thinking about repainting over the original colors for most figures.

Don't know if the cape is removable for the aforementioned fig, but it looks like it might be.

There are a few figs though, that have clear acrylic around the sides of the entire figures, including their heads, hands, etc.. Others have just some clear acrylic around them hands. I'd like to remove it looks fairly easy to do for the hands, but the whole body acrylic looks like it might be very difficult if not impossible to do.

The whole body acrylic looks like it may be a full-body shaped sheet sandwiched in between the two rubbery-plastic halves of the minis. Hard to tell from the pics.

An example is the "Skids" Heroclix figure shown here:

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gisbygeo31 Dec 2019 3:45 a.m. PST

That's a render of the Skids figure. Doing an image search, it looks like the figure is moulded as one piece and painted on the clear acrylic. Not even sure there's a back half.

Rich Bliss Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2019 3:16 p.m. PST

Some figures have separate pieces for ease of production. Capes are commonly done like this and some have separate arms or legs. The clear effects are usually not this way. As noted above most of the figures are molded in clear material and selectively painted

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