Bludgeon Rotting Rubber

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  1. Gen. Hospital

    Gen. Hospital Well-Known Member

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    Since I've moved into a much smaller place, I've put my collection in storage. As I was taking the little guys down from the shelves, transforming them and putting them into a plastic tub, I noticed something disturbing. The rubber that Bludgeons tank treads is made of, is cracking. The piece on his left shoulder is practically falling off.

    So, part heads up, part survey; is anyone elses Bludgeon falling apart like a leprous beggar?
     
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    Nope no issues yet. How are your local temperatures and environment? Did you have at anytime had him on display in a particular place?
     
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    Normal indoor temperature/humidity. Not direct sunlight.

    Edit: Didn't notice any issues with any other figures. Well, except the tread falling off my Japanese Red Rampage, but that looks like it was melted through when the pin was put itn. Musta been barely holding on the whole time.
     
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    Are the shelves made of wood? Heard about a similar issue with diecast cars' rubber tires melting or crumbling when put inside wooden cabinets, they say it's the acid from the wood.
     
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    Really? Yes, they are wood, but the tread in question is up on his shoulder, so it's not been in direct contact with the shelves.
     

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