Broblem with protoform starscream

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  1. ActionMasterZod

    ActionMasterZod LarzArz on twitter, man.

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    My protoform starscream's legs have been falling off of his upper body lateley and i wanted to know if this is just my figure or do i have a bad one?
     
  2. onesock

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    It's a universal problem.
     
  3. ActionMasterZod

    ActionMasterZod LarzArz on twitter, man.

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    Yeah i really dont like the starscream one he has no where near the poseability of the prime one
     
  4. Valkysas

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    and its only going to get worse. he's made out of nothing but swirly gold plastic, so he'll completely shatter in about a decade.
     
  5. mx-01 archon

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    No it's not.

    I've had mine come apart at the waist once, and that's because when I was trying to transform him for the first time, I tried to twist his waist around, which isn't a clean rotation, so it forces his halves apart. Since then, it's been fine. Nothing falling off at all, and no conscious effort on my part to make sure nothing falls off.
     
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    Seems to be a common problem, mine has been fine though.
     
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    Mine came apart at the waist. Why does gold plastic fall apart?
     
  8. DeceptiKreep

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    The protoforms are really cheaply made... I cannot pose them without some body part falling off .....
     
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    Neither of my Protoforms lose parts when transforming or posing.
     
  10. HyperGeek_1984

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    I haven't had any real problems with my ProtoScreamer. The spring in his gun is too tight and the missle won't lock in place because of it, but that's just because I haven't got around to fixing it yet.
     
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    Well it fell off. That's the problem. I didn't say it was continuous.
     
  12. Optimus Matt

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    my starscream had oily stuff in some of the joints and the paint on primes windows wehe sloppy. but still cool
     
  13. TENIME_art

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    Waist pops off while TFing. Neither his, nor Prime's guns or "entry flames" stay in very well in alt. mode. Otherwise, nothing else...yet.
     
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    It's known as "Gold Plastic Syndrome":
    http://transformers.wikia.com/wiki/Gold_Plastic_Syndrome
    Happened to my G2 Electro a few years back.
     
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    That toy is just plain cursed. A few years back i opened one that came straight out a case, damn thing just crumbled in my hands. :banghead: 
     
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    Doesn't less swirls = more durability?
     
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    ...OUCH. Pity, since he's SUCH a damn good toy. One of the first decent properly jointed TFs IMO.
     
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    Mine hasn't had any trouble at all, but I can see him being very brittle in 10 years time.
     
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    Mine does the same thing
     
  20. Autobus Prime

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    Folks:

    I'm pretty sure any parts-falling-off issues on Rockstarscream are just loose-joint issues...it should be too early for gold plastic rot, if the plastic used is actually susceptible.

    Using solvents or solvent-based paints on Starscream, however, might create an exception to this, if it should start dissolving the plastic-metal bond. Master Fwiffo on the Allspark used a paint marker to color some of his Starscream's details and discovered that the plastic became brittle in the painted areas...I don't have one myself to do any experimentation with, however.
     

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