TC SA MOA
(Timeless Collection Super-Articulated Man of Action)
At right is the MOA Joe in his adventuring outfit. The Aussie ODF outfit
is the perfect Adventure Team getup for this guy. The ODF comes with everything,
including a hat that'll fit the fuzzhead, the web belt, canteen, and backpack.
All I had to do was add a knock-off revolver and a pair of 21C brown boots
to fit the SA baby-feet, and he was ready for adventuring! If this CC ODF
set had come with an AT logo on the chest or pocket it would've been pretty
At left is another pic of TCMOA Joe. I like the SA
bodies because they are so much more realistic than the originals. They'll never replace vintage in the True Collector's heart, but they're undeniably cool! Now
MOA Joe can sit, kneel, and do all sorts of other things that a vintage-style body simply can't do! If we need to make this guy a military ODF figure all we've got to do is
remove the revolver and swap on black boots. Until then, he's wearing the
AT 2004 standard issue as far as we're concerned here at AT Commander's Adventure
I wasn't sure how much I'd like this swap... I really like having a TC fuzzhead on the SA body. It's a great update to the classic AT noggin. One thing not apparent in the pics is the neck length. The SA heads seem to have a bit of neck on them that the TCs don't have. Thus, this swap makes Joe look like he has a shorter neck. In some outfits it's pretty apparent. Joe did a Fashion Show yesterday and we tried a zillion different uniforms, shirts, jackets, and sweaters trying to find the least objectionable combination. The ODF and White Tiger outfits were the best and didn't highlight Mr. NoNeck's "little problem." In some outfits, the neck ledge is annoyingly visible, but in others it's not noticeable at all. This outfit was the best compromise. I bet the combat photographer outfit would be fine, too. The kids don't seem to see
the ledge, or if they've noticed it they don't care. Joe has already been
picked up and carried by his head and swung around the room in several Xena
flips, and the head has stayed on tight. This could change as the tape ages
and shrinks, but if it becomes an issue, I'll just remove the tape and renew
it with fresh tape! This was a straightforward headswap and one that resulted
in a Joe with a lot more play value than the original TC had and also looks
a lot more like a traditional Joe than any of the SA releases.
If you're looking for a quick and easy project, this headswap might fit the bill. If you don't do as I did and
try several ill-fated approaches before settling on a single solution, this
entire headswap ought to take you about a minute. Maybe two minutes if you're slow finding the packing tape!
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