Hi, I have a couple of questions regarding Soldier Story figures and their durability.
I recently bought two SS figures (CIA SOG and EOD) and just now got around to checking out the figures (3 days after getting them in the mail).
I was checking out the mobility of the figure heads to see if they had better range of movement than my Dragon figures (basically to see if I could do a sniper pose) and the head snapped off of the EOD figure at the post that holds the neck to the upper body. I looked at the post and first was surprised to see how small it was to support something that large. The other thing that surprised me was that the post almost seemed to have only been half connected, meaning that the plastic had a break mark (whitening) on only part of it. The other part of the post on both the neck and the upper torso looked like the rest of the body and was smooth, almost like it had never been attached at one point.
Anyways, I thought maybe it was a fluke, so I pulled out the CIA SOG figure to attempt the same thing and met the same exact fate. I was not being rough with either figure, and I found it quite surprising that with a little bit of movement both heads snapped off. It's almost like the rubber grommet in the neck area impeded the movement of the neck when I flexed it.
So, on to the questions, is it possible to repair the post in any way? I tried super gluing the post back together on one, and I had no luck. Is there any way to repair it?
If not, is it possible to take the head off of the neck post and then mount it on one of the newer generation bodies from Soldier Story?
Aside from that, what is a better body (durable and pose able) that I can mount these head sculpts onto? I don't want to buy new bodies if I don't have to, but at the same time I don't want to have to worry about these heads falling off of bodies when I want to pose them.
I don't really want to return the figure to the retailer as I have already modified the weapons, and doubt that I can return them at this point due to that, but I'm a little bummed at this point.
I guess my goal is to find the best body to attach these two head sculpts to that will give me some good durability as well as flexibility of the figure.
Any help would be seriously appreciated. Thanks.