Beast Wars 10th Anniv Dinobot (Hasbro ver): GPS?

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  1. Deadpool.

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    Okay, so I have a Dinobot from Hasbro's BW 10th Anniv line a few years back. Well, everything was fine until 1 year ago, when one side of the hinge on his left hand just... came off (marked by the black line in pic1). Literally. It just snapped off without any force on one fine day. And today, his JAW came off. Yes, his entire freaking jaw.

    So I'm wondering, does anyone else who has this fig have the same problem? Or is mine simply just an isolated case?

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  2. MidnightBliss

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    Never seen this issue on this particular figure. The plastic seems more brown that gold but, the pics look like GPS. This is why I don't get Torca. Damn shame.
     
  3. Batman

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    I just checked mine and he is fine, but the plastic does feel different then I remember it being. Considering where yours broke and how those joints move it does seem like a case of GPS. You would have to be prying those pieces at weird angles to get them to break like that under regular circumstances and even then they would probably pop off. That really sucks considering that toy is only like 3 or so years old. I will definitely be careful with mine from now on. After a year my Protoform Starscream is already making weird creaking noises and feels like something is going to give any day now.
     
  4. rapid_fire

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    global positioning system?
     
  5. underwear-ninja

    underwear-ninja Eats Gobots for breakfast

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    Gold Plastic Syndrome - Transformers Wiki Just in case you're not in the know :]

    That does seem like GPS, which has me worried about my friend's Telemocha Dinobot D:
     
  6. gargunkle

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    Reportedly Transmetal Megatron has a form of GPS even though the parts in question are brown, so it can apparently happen for colors other than gold.
     
  7. flywheels

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    Gotta be GPS. It's a curse I tell ya and it's spreading like wild fire. In the last month I broke 2 Superlink Fire Convoys (bright gold plastic), my UK Thunderclash's heels broke yesterday and the list of other TFs that I own that are GPS casualties is mighty long!
     
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    woah, never heard of this, but that pic in the wiki of TM2 Megs... it's like someone broke into my house. That EXACT thing happend just three weeks ago. Took him outta storage for nostalgia's sake... and sonma bitch fell apart in my hands :rip 
     
  9. rapid_fire

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    ah thanks, I had no idea what you guys were talking about! lol
     
  10. MushroomPrime

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    ^ I lol'd :lol 
     
  11. honcho

    honcho It's been a while.

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    Oh, crap. I'm going to leave mine the hell alone. Universe/Henkei Dinobot is better to fiddle with, anyways.
     
  12. Star Sabre James

    Star Sabre James <b>The JUICE</b> TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yes it does, but only the Hasbro one seems to suffer from it. The Takara one does not seem to have that problem.
     
  13. Deadpool.

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    Man... I would have expected Hasbro to somehow get past this problem after 10 years... Guess I was wrong.
     
  14. _Galvatron_

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    It is stories like this that keep me from saving up the $1K+ USD for the holy of holies: Black Zarak.

    My G1 Scorponok will do just fine, thanks.
     
  15. firehawc_69

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    ^ This. I just came to this exact realization last week. In fact, I put a "best offer" bid in of $1000 on one on ebay, luckily he didn't accept.
     
  16. salmonman78

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    Sadly my TM Megs has a small crack in the piece the arm attaches to, glued it but hes stuck in dino mode, dont want to hurt it any further.

    Got one with the other arm broken but a whole arm still to replace my broken one...it broke....I think GPS can refer to any plastic with that slight flaking/shiny quality to it
     
  17. gargunkle

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    Sadly the fragility of this figure means I can never make use of my "golden discs" and holder from the "Iacon One" convention (since mine's in dino mode). Unless I pony up and buy the Takara version, which I might do.
     
  18. Deadpool.

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    My first one snapped at the waist, while my current one snapped at his right shoulder-armour. So my current one's being stuck in robot mode after the... reattachment surgery.
     
  19. hutchprime

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    I recently bought a TM Megs and it crumbled in my hands from BPS as I attempted to transform it.

    I bought a Metals Megs and it's PERFECT. The plastic isn't brown, so no BPS.

    I'm happy now, but felt like crap when the first one died. I had no clue what was going on until I looked it up on TF Wiki.
     
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    Luckily a board member hooked me up with the Japanese one (TM Megatron) last year and he is still kicking strong.
     

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