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Thread: Zica Disassembled

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    Zica Disassembled

    I am a fan of the new Zica body. I put a Mattel Superman suit on a Zica body and was truly impressed. The Zica body has a great Golden and Silver Age vibe to it I think. However, I felt that the body would be even better (for certain characters) if it had some larger shoulders and arms. So I got out the x-acto (cue mad scientist laugh here)......




    As you can see, the Zica body is constructed much like the poor wrestler here. (The wrestler was on sale for 7 bucks at TRU part of the Cyber Sunday line)



    Here are three arms I have, the one one the left is a large arm I wanted for Thor, I think it may be too big! The middle one is the new wrestler and the one on the right is the Zica arm. Notice that the smaller wrestler arm has the same size round peg top on the shoulder joint. (the big arm would need to be trimmed to fit)


    close up of the Zica chest with the new arms. I used the white spacer in the shoulder joint from the wrestler because I thought it filled the space better than the Zica spacers (The round peg top seams thicker on the wrestlers arms).


    Here is a shot showing the chest and waist. It is a bit tricky putting this back together because the chest goes inside the waist a bit.
    Last edited by megalomaniac001; May 27, '10 at 11:38 PM. Reason: Last pic didn't show up

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    Completed side by side...



    "The Beach is that way!" Side by side. I will have too see how these hold up. I cut a couple of pegs getting this apart. Now all I need to do is see if I can switch out the forearms, The forearms are shorter on the wrestler and the hands are bigger... (*sigh* a mad scientist's work is never done!)
    Last edited by megalomaniac001; May 27, '10 at 11:40 PM. Reason: no pic

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    Thanks!! I was thinking on how to exchange for larger Arms! Would love to see your Thor when you finish him!

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    Hey, that is cool. Good to know the arms can be so easily swapped out. Another plus for the ZICA body design
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    Interesting...thanks for showing us!

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    Welcome aboard bud. Awesome post, I love reading this kind of stuff, especially with pictures.

    You've convinced me to check out these bodies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megalomaniac001 View Post
    Completed side by side...

    http://megomuseum.com/mmgallery/file...histhatway.jpg

    "The Beach is that way!" Side by side. I will have too see how these hold up. I cut a couple of pegs getting this apart. Now all I need to do is see if I can switch out the forearms, The forearms are shorter on the wrestler and the hands are bigger... (*sigh* a mad scientist's work is never done!)
    Nice work! Could you do me a favor and post a pic of the modified body with the arms positioned straight down at the sides?

    Craig

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    thanks for posting a pic. It's nice to see the inner workings of the body. Seems like a lot of those wrestling guys have short arms or at least forearms are disproportionately short...

    It would be nice to see bodies that screw together like some of the Japanese bodies as it makes it easier to "bash" them..

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    Awesome!!

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    Most awesome. I love it when things are taken apart. I love to peek at inner workings.
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