Bumblebee - Paint or return?

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  1. Shogi

    Shogi Well-Known Member

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    So I just picked up a Classics Bumblebee, transformed him and noticed he has no silver paint on his face! It's all yellow. I refuse to buy another toy cuz this ones messed up, I've tried just ignoring the fact that his face is yellow, but it still irks me. So my question to all of you is:

    Should I paint the face myself or send Hasbro an email/phone call and try returning the toy to them for a replacement?
     
  2. Valkysas

    Valkysas Attack Buffalo

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    if you send it to hasbro, they'll send you another figure from the same price point. may be bumblebee, may be cybertron landmine. there's no way to tell.

    paint it, or buy a new one.
     
  3. Sludge

    Sludge Formerly NC Bulkhead

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    Couldn't you take it back to the store you bought it from and get a new one?
     
  4. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    I'd say return it. Just bring it back and explain what happened. Do you still have the packaging?
     
  5. Blunticon

    Blunticon The Oddjob

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    Return it..
     
  6. Shogi

    Shogi Well-Known Member

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    I still have most of the packaging, the inner buble I believe is gone. I'll probably repaint it as when I took the head apart I noticed the eyes are a seperate piece of light blue translucent plastic, so I'll probably paint those a better blue to make them stand out as well
     
  7. Shogi

    Shogi Well-Known Member

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    Well I decided to paint it. I figured that even if I returned it, someone would say "It's not damaged?! Repack that sucker and sell it!" Then some kid would get a yellow faced BB so here's what it looked like when I bought it:
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    and here's some shots afterwards:
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    I think there's a few small places that may need a touch up of the silver, but for now, it's ok
     
  8. Wolfguard

    Wolfguard Your own personal Jesus.

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    Good job on the paint apps. FYI - You still could have taken him back since you were "unsatisfied with the product." Lack of paint is a product flaw, and I doubt it would be repackaged. If it gets sent back to Hasbro, I'm willing to bet it goes to "quality control." Either that or in the trash.





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  9. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Haha, good job. That's what I'd have done. Not only because there is nowhere here to return stuff to (curse of buying online and international shipping) but also because it is something that can be easily fixed with a little paint. And I kinda miss the time I used to spend painting. That's one hobby I need to try to get back into.
     
  10. Sludge

    Sludge Formerly NC Bulkhead

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    Wow....good job. That turned out pretty nice!
     
  11. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    looks nice. I had a similar situation where a Bumblebee I got had glue or something on the thigh-seats, which took the silver paint with it when rubbed off. I repainted with a gunmetal color, then with silver, so it ended up much more detailed than a regular toy.
     
  12. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Kudos on the paintjob!
     

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