Chrome flaking question

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  1. DragimusPrime

    DragimusPrime Ex-Prime

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    I recently bought a misb Transmetal 2 figure and when I opened it the chrome started flaking of as soon as I touched it. My question is is this a common problem with misb chromed figures as was this a rare occurance?
     
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    DBarricade General Nutcase

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    Not exactly common, but not uncommon either. Transmetals chrome tends to be a crapshoot - some figures can have perfectly intact chrome for years despite being out in the open while others practically molt the moment you stare at them for more than three seconds even if it was MISP. (Scourge, I'm looking at you) And there's no one particular toy that's more susceptible than any others.
     
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    Off-topic, but this is why I don't like chrome.
     
  4. Boy Blunder

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    Thankfully, I only have a handful of toys with chrome on them, but I have to ask if anyone's had any flaking issues with the following:

    TM Waspinator
    TM Terrorsaur
    RID Sky-Byte

    Your sig calls you a liar :lol 
     
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    Yeah, chrome on the Beast Era figures is pretty well known for that. Doesn't happen to all of them, but it's common enough.

    And yet my Henkei figures stand with no problems whatsoever with their chrome apps. I think after 10 years, Takara & Hasbro figured out what was wrong. The issue's been long since fixed.
     
  6. combaticon164

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    Besides the chrome flaking, chrome fading is also an issue.
     
  7. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    When I bought my TM Tarantulas from a member on here, he told me in advance that it had flaking issues. When I got it, I applied a coat of Future to the whole thing. It'll help it from not getting worse, plus it makes it a little more glossy :) 
     
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    Do as I do with scratches and treat it like battle scars.
     
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    I have a bunch of Transmetal and Transmetal II figures and the ones I've had the most trouble with are/were:

    - Transmetal Rattrap - Chrome just peeled off in huge chunks. The 10th anniversary reissue appears to have fixed the problem.
    - TM2 Scourge - Significant flaking, though not quite as bad as Rattrap.
    - TM2 Ramulus - Less flaking than Scourge, but still pretty bad.
    - TM2 Tripredacus Agent - A bit of chipping.

    Haven't had any problems with TM Terrorsaur, TM Waspinator or any of the others.
     
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    My TM2 Jawbreaker is shedding like crazy. He seems to be the worst of my lot.
     
  11. DragimusPrime

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    Is this common with RiD/Car Robots figures?
     
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    Most likely. My RiD Optimus Prime has some flaked paint on his chest.
     
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    Granted it's gone largely untouched, but I have a Universe Inferno (X-Brawn redeco) that has absolutely zero chrome wear or chipping.
     

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