FP and their plastic...

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Lumpy, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. Lumpy

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    does anyone else worry about where FP gets the plastic for their toys? i've been thinking about this for awhile now, and as someone who tries to reduce his impact on the environment (i recycle, don't waste water, etc) ive wondered where they get their stuff from... and if its safe... i mean, i'm a big germaphobe anyway, but i doubt they have any safety specs they have to meet, like hasbro, mattel or any other company does... so, any ideas? comments? are you freaked out by germs too?
     
  2. Opticron Primal

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    ......really?

    Please take no offense.....it's......just a really strange topic to me.
     
  3. knoted

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    Uhmmm....I would be more worried about such issues with cheap knock off
    producers, than FP..
     
  4. Lumpy

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    yeah, but that actually makes me wonder about KO's now too...
     
  5. Counterpunch?

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    That sounds very, completely insane.

    Seriously, where are you going with this and why?
     
  6. ANDROID PRIME

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    for that matter. do we know how Hasbro handles its plastic. how much control/influence do they have on the factories in china and how they dispose of waste plastic. I recently learned about the Great pacific Garbage patch and have been really upset since.
     
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    I would assume ANY plastic used has to heated up way past the point of being sanitized in order to be molded, so it's not really an issue.
     
  8. Lumpy

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    the whatnow?

    edit: NM... found it... Great Pacific Garbage Patch
     
  9. U.Magnus80

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    You didn't wonder about KOs before?

    Honestly though, way bigger things goin on than FP and their plastic.

    You could always contact em and ask em for starters
     
  10. Megatronwp38

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    Yeah, that is very disturbing and sad.
     
  11. Miggytron

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    Maybe there might be some concerns about lead (like everything else made in China) but germs? That's a little out there. Like are you imagining someone licking your Superion Add on before packaging it up? LOL
     
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    Add-on kits should be cooked before usage. 400°C and above is a must. :D 
     
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    I wouldn't worry about germs... the plastic itself isn't going to be carrying any germs inherently. Of course, who knows who has been handling your toy with ungloved hands at the factory? Remember this would be exactly the same for any official Hasbro or Takara products too.

    There's this tendency to feel like our toys are pooped out of magical sterile machines directly into packaging... we tend to forget that human hands still play a huge part in the packaging of not only our toys, but everything we buy... groceries, clothing, furniture, restaurant food, etc...

    There are much bigger things to worry about than incidental germs. Unless you're talking about some kind of supervirus, we're really made of sterner stuff than that.

    As for toxic chemicals... well, that's another question. But even if the dreaded CHINESE LEAD PAINT makes it into your City Commander, unless you're 4 years old and tend to suck on your toys a lot, I wouldn't worry. We handle things just as toxic every day without even thinking twice about it.

    Besides, you need that lead paint to shield you from the plutonium waste in the plastics. ;) 

    zmog
     
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    I'd assume FP gets their plastic in buckets of pellets just as Hasbro does. Probably just a different chemical mix, but nothing that would do any harm in an immediate time frame.

    Packaging is now completely recyclable though, so as far as that goes there's little issue being an environmentalist.

    And honestly, I'd be more worried about widespread sources of plastic pollution like water bottles than a niche such as toy collecting.
     
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    I would imagine it's the same plastic even you could buy if you ever had a need for it. (Considering what they charge for their stuff and the fact that it looks as good as that on other toys, it better be first-rate stuff!)

    And while I do find this concern a little odd, I actually like that someone chooses to care about it. I choose to care about a lot of strange things. Misspelling pluralised words bothers me, for example (IT'S HEROES NOT HERO'S!).
     
  17. Galaxy Convoy

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    I'd be more concerned about those stolen figs the factory workers steal that wind up on Ebay and private sells. I don't even wanna know where they stash the parts to smuggle them out of the factory and reassemble them later.
     
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    "Yeah, I managed to get the missile launcher, too. Hang on a sec and I'll get it."
     
  19. U.Magnus80

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    :lol  you're probably right!! I never even thought about that. Nasty.

    I do thank the anus that sneaks us early peeks at toys though.
     
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    ^ Pun intended?
     

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