ALERT: Commander Starscream Paint Problem

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Ratchets Hatch, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. Ratchets Hatch

    Ratchets Hatch Cannot Hold Weapon

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    Heads up to anyone who has bought TFP Commander Starscream or plans on buying him.

    Because his nose cone is made of soft rubbery plastic, the paint on it is EXTREMELY vulnerable to rubbing off. If you plan on transforming or playing with him at all, this paint WILL begin to come off at some point.

    This is more than a design flaw than a quality control issue, which is a real shame because as far as I can tell, it affects every copy of this figure. The paint on mine was already too far gone, so I decided to just remove it all and be done with it.
     
  2. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    What color is the rubber versus the paint?
     
  3. Ratchets Hatch

    Ratchets Hatch Cannot Hold Weapon

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    The paint is white; the plastic itself is grey, the same as the rest of the fuselage.
     
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    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    Commander would be voyager? o_O 
     
  5. Ratchets Hatch

    Ratchets Hatch Cannot Hold Weapon

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    No, Cyberverse Commander.
     
  6. mrtbone81

    mrtbone81 Bringer of Devastation

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    Thanks for the tip...will be careful with it.
     
  7. Ribieconvoy

    Ribieconvoy It's pronounced "ribby"

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    Man, how could they not see that coming? I mean, the part is designed to be able to be bent so they should've realized the paint would bend/crack/chip/whatever over time. Also, it's a shame, they painted the nosecone and they STILL didn't get it to the show-accurate dark grey/black?
     
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    and can you post some pics too!

    which one comander or dlx
     
  9. Ratchets Hatch

    Ratchets Hatch Cannot Hold Weapon

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    Commander... it's in the thread title.
     

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