Bubble Former?

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  1. MrBurns

    MrBurns Well-Known Member

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    Do the bubble inserts you buy from bubble former have spots to put weapons/accessories in or are they just for the transformer?
     
  2. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    The hell's a bubble former?

    Though to answer your question, yes, they usually do, unless one or more weapons are stored on the figure in vehicle mode out of the package. (which is weird)
     
  3. gargunkle

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    I had never heard of this either. Doing some googling it looks like it's bubbleformer (no space between) and bubbleformer.com or such.

    But no idea of the answer to the question.
     
  4. MrBurns

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    I figured most of this board was aware of bubbleformer.com, I guess not. Yeah, I am just wondering if their bubble inserts come with places for weapons. I was going to email them, but thought I would get a quicker response here.
     
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    OH I thought you meant the bubble-tray inserts that came with figures.
     
  6. Motor_Master

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    It all depends on the figure and if the original bubble came with a holder for the weapons. The inserts for the Seekers, did, but the inserts for the 84-85 cars did not.

    I've ordered lots of bubbles from bubbleformers and it's a really great service the quality is great and the prices are VERY reasonable.
     
  7. jerryitus

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    I have ordered 3 inserts from them in the past (sunstreaker, wheeljack, mirage) and none had weapon spots, just the plastic and a cardboard back to stick it on.
     
  8. MrBurns

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    Thanks for the help. I think I might place an order with them. I store some of my G1s in their boxes and do not like how they move around in an empty box.
     
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    jerryitus Transformer vacuum

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    Its high quality plastic, they definitely don't break/bend/collapse easily. However, some don't come perfectly cut, so you might have to trim the final product with a blade...
     
  10. Megatronwp38

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    How do these work? Do you glue the bubble on the cardboard?
     
  11. MrBurns

    MrBurns Well-Known Member

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    I would also like to know this.
     
  12. Blue Meanie

    Blue Meanie Hello from the Gutter

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    Just a few of my Bubbleformer bubbles below. I try to send them any bubble inserts he is missing to be repro'd. I sent him my Roadbuster bubble insert and he sent me these perfect copies back. They come how the originals do for the most part.

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  13. Wollstone

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    *waves hand* You want to give me those Astrotrains...
     
  14. Motor_Master

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    There's a lip around the bottom of the bubble that goes against the cardboard. You can either glue the bubble down, or do like I do and tape the lip to the backer card on the top side. That way you can easily open the bubble and take the figure out later.

    And yes the lip around the bottom usually does need to be trimmed, but the end result is so worth it, as Blue Meanie has so nicely illustrated.
     
  15. SydneyY

    SydneyY @syd_tfw Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    I had never heard of them before either, and as I don't collect vintage I probably won't require their service....but the end result looks fantastic :) 
     
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    I have a question for all of you. How can you tell between an original bubble with backer from a repro?
     

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