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    Quote Originally Posted by TRDouble View Post
    I missed that in the Type S description. Which makes sense that Yvonne comes with the extra hands, also sold separately.

    I hope FTC has some plan in place to take advantage of the Yvonne body.
    me too, just move forward engineering stuff to adapt to it. The Lynda Carter WW would look so much better on that body than the junk one they've been using. The male body should adapt fine to existing stuff. No idea why the female one was not made with crossing over to Mego in mind for customizers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teemu View Post
    The issue with the Yvonne is that it uses a ball joint. No "Mego" style female head is really compatible for it unless you have a solid head that has a (drilled) hole under it to attach, similar to like MOTU Classics figure heads. Or a big enough hole that you can use Blutak that many customizers will use. I used the Yvonne for my DD females figures and it works perfect,but because he uses Solid heads with holes underneath for the fit.
    I'll just have to get one to see, but it seems the neck hole on a pvc head could be opened up a bit to get on that neck ball.
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    It's very cool that there's want and demand and FTC is supplying.

    I want to also support C.A.W. and hope there'll be male AJ jumpsuits in different colors so I put something on my nakkid Type-S's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedrap View Post
    This is where things get muddled. You've said Dave sold the tooling to FTC, but they can't use Yvonne unless they revamp everything else. Not just the heads, but IIRC the boots and whatnot won't fit correctly either. As history shows, Figures ain't big on making changes. If they wanted to make a body swap, they could've upscaled the wrestling bucks years ago. But I'm hopeful Dave and whoever was able to convince them being overpriced AHI is not the direction to continue.
    I didn't say that...I said Jason (who makes the Gracie's and bought the tool from David to resell Stypes) sold the tool to FTC. They own the tool now. This is the 3rd exchange to keep the Stype going

    For the Yvonne's to be worthwhile, you must have a solid head with a hole underneath to attach the head (mostly using Blue tak to attach it securely or other methods)...Unless FTC makes a special attachment to fit regular mego heads (which they likely won't) onto the peg, they are useless for Mego styled heads of all kinds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderbolt View Post
    I'll just have to get one to see, but it seems the neck hole on a pvc head could be opened up a bit to get on that neck ball.
    You could fill the hole inside...just look at a masters of the universe classics figure, the setup is the same with the Yvonne's (and Gracie's)

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    well I don't have Masters so I will just have to get one to see. It should just be opened to accept the ball. Its the same type of joint on the snapchat or whatever they are figures and that is a ball with a hollow head. It makes no sense the way the figure was designed to not be compatible with existing 8 inch scale figures and then offer nothing to go along with it. is the actual Yvonne head solid? if so how did they do the hair?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teemu View Post
    I didn't say that...I said Jason (who makes the Gracie's and bought the tool from David to resell Stypes) sold the tool to FTC. They own the tool now. This is the 3rd exchange to keep the Stype going

    For the Yvonne's to be worthwhile, you must have a solid head with a hole underneath to attach the head (mostly using Blue tak to attach it securely or other methods)...Unless FTC makes a special attachment to fit regular mego heads (which they likely won't) onto the peg, they are useless for Mego styled heads of all kinds.
    Well, FTC did change the 8inchsuperstore heads to be peg-less and make the neck adapters for those heads, so I would not completely rule out FTC making a special attachment for the Yvonne head. That's a huge lost opportunity if FTC opts to do nothing with the body, and adapting it to the female Mego head would be the easiest way to make money on Yvonne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRDouble View Post
    Well, FTC did change the 8inchsuperstore heads to be peg-less and make the neck adapters for those heads, so I would not completely rule out FTC making a special attachment for the Yvonne head. That's a huge lost opportunity if FTC opts to do nothing with the body, and adapting it to the female Mego head would be the easiest way to make money on Yvonne.
    The two Castaway heads I have you can remove the pegs so I think that is the case with all of them. Probably not a FTC change.
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    I've also noticed other stuff from 8 inch superstore there as well, Dr Evil Sandals for one and the guns they carried too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderbolt View Post
    well I don't have Masters so I will just have to get one to see. It should just be opened to accept the ball. Its the same type of joint on the snapchat or whatever they are figures and that is a ball with a hollow head. It makes no sense the way the figure was designed to not be compatible with existing 8 inch scale figures and then offer nothing to go along with it. is the actual Yvonne head solid? if so how did they do the hair?
    It will accept the ball, but the problem is the thickness of the neck too...you would have to open the hole larger under neath the head. If you have a solid head and drill a hole underneath, it works then for the yvonne. I have converted six DD female figures onto yvonne's

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