Batteries. Take em out?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Danimal, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

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    I keep my transformer in the box. Some come with batteries in them. Is it guaranteed the batteries will eventually leak?
     
  2. Cyclonus79

    Cyclonus79 Decepticon General

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    I only took the batteries out of my MP -08 Grimlock. Not risking it.
     
  3. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

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    Is it guaranteed the batteries will leak?
     
  4. SurlyJ

    SurlyJ Well-Known Member

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    There are batteries in MP08? Takara and Hasbro version?
     
  5. David Hingtgen

    David Hingtgen Chromaticon

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    Some will, some won't. I had a bunch of Zoids all with roughly same battery age. Out of dozens, I'd say maybe 4 batteries leaked after a couple years.

    Worst experience was the original Gameboy. Had TWO sets leak! (and never from sitting around for years---I could be playing, then the next day it wouldn't turn on because the batteries popped)

    Generally watch batteries etc are better than AA/AAA, but all can leak. (watch batteries are just so much smaller that even if they do leak, there may not be enough to actually reach anything)
     
  6. SurlyJ

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    All batteries will EVENTUALLY break down and leak. I don't know what the timeframe is, and storage conditions play a role, but haven't you had batteries leak or crust over before? I've seen it happen in just a few years in some remote controls that got thrown in a box and left for dead.
     
  7. SurlyJ

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    Well... Your typical batteries are made with alkaline which is what leaks. I don't know the science behind it, but "watch" batteries as you call them are made with lithium, which again, without knowing the science, withstands temperature changes much better than alkaline, which is much more volatile substance.
     
  8. Bountyan

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    I have a Universe Powerglide with a bunch of dried battery acid in it and now the electronics won't work even if I put in new batteries. QQ
     
  9. MrFX

    MrFX Collecting never ends...

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    I don't usually utilize the electronics features, so I just remove them as soon as I get the toy.
     
  10. AMG

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    Yes, remove them.
     
  11. Cyclonus79

    Cyclonus79 Decepticon General

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    How else you think that sword an gun light up? Lol, he ain't solor powered bud.
     
  12. Wu Jen

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    Hand cranked?
     
  13. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    YES!!! Every and all batteries will eventually leak. Just recently I saved my MISB G2 Optimus Prime autographed by Peter Cullen by cutting the tape and removing those batteries. They had started to corrode :( 

    A broken toy isn't worth keeping the batteries in.
     
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    Starfire22 Zoot Suit Riot

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    Yes I do.
     
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    Conundrum: Open the sealed box to remove the batteries from the figure, or risk battery corrosion within a mint package?
     
  16. Rodimus Mike

    Rodimus Mike I Drank What?

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    I do sometimes take batteries out of my transformers but I've got 3 or 4 figures I leave them in,like Universe Powerglide Walmart Exclusive,ROTF Leader Optimus Prime,G2 Optimus Prime sound imblem,and MP Grimlock as I love the sounds and lights they make.

    Probably my fave is the G2 Optimus sound box as that's the only one that has that classic transforming sound,I love hearing that.
     
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    They will eventually leak. MIB with batteries removed is far better than MISB with leaked ones, IMO.
     
  18. seali_me

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    Hahaha.

    What do MISB purist actually do?
     
  19. jru42287

    jru42287 Where are my testicles, Summer?

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    As much as I thought about keeping my Buster Prime sealed in his box, I had to take him out and remove the batteries.
     
  20. SlaveToLogic

    SlaveToLogic Logic > Megatron

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    Well I took the battery out of my loose G1 Shockwave Reissue because I didn't think I'd be using the sound effect and put a big stress mark on the tab for the compartment. :( 

    Batteries won't always corrode, but with me when ever they do it's fixable.
     

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