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« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2008 02:17:31 PM »

i shouldn't have bought them, but i did.  i have resolved no more luxury purchases this summer, though. i just hope i can keep it.
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« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2008 03:18:48 PM »

hey ... thinking slightly tangentially... if the Kurhns have knees but not elbows... do any of you guys know if you can take just the arms off of a barbie?
and how?
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« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2008 03:51:33 PM »

hey ... thinking slightly tangentially... if the Kurhns have knees but not elbows... do any of you guys know if you can take just the arms off of a barbie?
and how?
thanks,
I thought barbie's arms just popped off? Not to sound morbid but I had many who did this after lots of play. lol. I have some at my mom's house I keep meaning to get and see how they are but forgetting. I can get one friday and see. Smiley I'm sure I have a generic Barbie I can take apart. Smiley
I would love to make barbie jointed that would rock!
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« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2008 04:36:46 PM »

well the thing is that they already made some barbies extra-jointed.  see this post...
i ordered some on ebay and maybe i ordered too many.  cos i was hoping to put some heads on them that i later found didn't fit...
if you want to experiment also, i could share.

PS: i will try the "just pop off" theory.
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« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2008 12:15:09 PM »

This is the Kurhn I got a while ago on a newer Barbie Fashion Fever body.  Her legs bend at the knees, like a regular Barbie while her arms bend at the elbow and wrist.

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« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2008 04:58:07 PM »

was it hard to get her head off?  i am always nervous of that...
PS: i see why you like the wrists -- more expressive that way.
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« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2008 07:50:28 PM »

I like the basic jointed kurhn better but seeing her like that is neat too! I never would be adventurous enough for something like that. Smiley After spending that much on a doll I'd be afraid to take it apart.
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« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2008 08:00:25 PM »

yeah i am trying to take up the courage.
the tutorials that jpoparock recommended over in another thread, i think will do the trick.
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« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2008 08:14:17 PM »

The one I have was one with "10 movable joints" so I can tell you that includes:
Neck
Shoulders (2)
Elbows (2)
Waist
Hips (2)
Knees (2)

Both the Kurhn and the Barbie body have the same head attachments, an inverted 'v' shape inside the head which takes quite a bit of tugging to remove.  Typically, one uses a hair dryer to heat the head plastic a bit to soften it up but I always just yank on the theory that if it's tough enough for a child to play with it, it can take it Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2008 11:37:45 AM »

yeah, i decapitated my experimental barbie bodies without heating, also.  mainly because i only just read about that LATER.  oops. 

BUT in that case i did not care about keeping the head nice.

the only one where the body got a tiny crack in the top of the neck, i kinda think that the crack was there already and they didn't mention it in the ebay listing because... it was invisible with the head on!  or i *might* have cracked it, but i don't think i had actually pulled very much before seeing it. 

anyway, superglue to the rescue!  (something else i might not have done if i had read more tutorials previous to trying it Sad )
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