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Old October 13th, 2019, 11:56 AM
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Advice on getting newer Heroclix Figures off their bases

Hi guys! I didn't know where to post this. So I thought I'd try here.
They have unfortunately started attaching Clix figures differently (like 5 years ago now I think) and they are no longer easy to pop off their bases.

Any advice? I've tried freezing them and popping them off. That's hasn't worked terribly well.

Any and all ides welcome.

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Old October 13th, 2019, 02:44 PM
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Re: Advice on getting newer Heroclix Figures off their bases

If you mean the little "crescent" I've tried a few different ways. Sometimes if you take the bottom base off and bend the more pliable top part, it'll loosen the glue. I've also put the base in a vice and gently tapped a chisel under the crescent with a hammer. A third option is taking heavy snips (like for cutting metal) and just cutting everything away, but that gets sloppy.
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Re: Advice on getting newer Heroclix Figures off their bases

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If you mean the little "crescent" I've tried a few different ways. Sometimes if you take the bottom base off and bend the more pliable top part, it'll loosen the glue. I've also put the base in a vice and gently tapped a chisel under the crescent with a hammer. A third option is taking heavy snips (like for cutting metal) and just cutting everything away, but that gets sloppy.
Thanks. I'll try that. I've got a ton of Clix and I'm in the process of preparing to move to a bigger house where I will have room to leave a table of Heroscape up. So I want to get involved in helping out with some of the CV3 and other custom stuff here on the site.

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Yep! Absolutely, good luck! I hope other people chime in with their tricks.
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Re: Advice on getting newer Heroclix Figures off their bases

If you have a vice, put the base in that and it will hold them steady and safely to cut them off their base with an exacto blade.
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Re: Advice on getting newer Heroclix Figures off their bases

I tend to use hot-water (from a kettle so around boiling), dip the figure in for a few seconds and then cut it of with an x-acto or swiss army knife. This way I can cut them off the little crescent shaped thing and just put them on the base with super glue.
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Re: Advice on getting newer Heroclix Figures off their bases

I usually just keep the crescent on. It makes the figure a smidge taller but I'd rather not mess up and cut off someone's foot.
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