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Dwtim did a toy repair workshop back in January. You should probably look through it and see if it answers your question.
Unfortunately, that was not covered. Fear not, it seams (hehe) I always get the toys with seams on them and have had a bit of experience trimming them off. Good silicone, like Tantus, is pure silicone all the way through. You will not lose any of the non-porus qualities if you cut/trim the seam off. It will require a bit more effort when cleaning, like extra scrubbing, but you can still get it totally clean. (Remember you can always boil it.)
First, try and just pull of the seam. Does not always work but at least you will get some of it off if you need to go to the razor blade. If you have a cuticle cutter, the kind that look like scissors with a flat edge, they may work too.
As far as trimming, I find a brand new strait razor blade works best. Go very slow and take your time. Start on an area, like the 'elbow', and practice there first to get a feel for cutting the seam. What typically happens is the blade will cut to deep and into the body of the toy. This is where taking your time and going slow comes into play. Keep the blade as flat as possible as well.
I have heard that a Dremel type tool can be used as well, but I have not tried it yet. I would say that the same idea applies here too, go slow and take your time. If you have this type of tool, look for the smallest/finest bit possible.
Something like this would work best-
The smaller the surface of the bit the better, it will lessen the chance of scuffing other parts of the toy.
A final word of caution, it could leave a bit of texture after it is trimmed. Most of the time it is better than before but you never know.
Best of luck.