Hi everyone, I'd like to hear your opinions of both the old and new neck pieces for the 1/3 Obitsu dolls. My boy came with the new neck piece already attached, but I ordered the old one as well to keep my options open. I'll be modifying a head from another company instead of using an Obitsu head sculpt, so I wasn't sure which one would fit better. After all of his parts arrived, I was able to examine the pieces more effectively, and decided that either neck piece will work with proper modification. The only thing I have to decide now is which one to use! I've heard that the new neck piece has more poseability, but its application is very intimidating to me. Heating up the vinyl, stretching it over a giant plastic ring, and clamping it down makes me a little uneasy - especially since I don't have an extra head to practice with! I've also heard horror stories of the head rolling off on occasion. Do I really want to risk my doll's ONLY head for some extra poseability? You tell me. Another thing to consider is that I'll have to take of my doll's head now and then to change his clothing. Having to heat up the vinyl each and every time I want to change his shirt doesn't sound like fun to me. I know there are other clothing alternatives like velcro, zippers, or snaps, but I'm not skilled enough to add these things to clothing - I'm lucky I can make a regular pull-over shirt, haha! Besides, I prefer the look of pull-over shirts over ones that fasten in the back/front. A scoop/wide neck is an option, but I don't want EVERY shirt of his to have a large neck opening. Although it seems like I've already decided on the old neck piece, there's one more thing to consider. The old neck piece requires me to cut a larger, elongated hole in the head, which I'd rather not do if the new neck piece is in fact, better. Sorry for the novel. What I really want to ask you guys is this... Which neck piece do you prefer and why? Details, details, details! Thanks DoA!