Fun with a blacklight

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  1. HoosierDaddy

    HoosierDaddy Decepticon. I'm no hero

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    I have a blacklight and haven't used it for a while, so I decided to put it up to see what my TF collection looked like under the blacklight.

    What I found was very cool and in some cases unexplainable. MOST of the white shined as expected but some of the white didn't glow at all on different figures. I thought for sure TFA Sunstorm would look cool but didn't glow at all. Not even his white parts. On the other hand the missiles and cockpits on TFA Starscream and Skywarp glowed awesomely. The BLUE parts of TFA deluxe and voyager Primed glowed WHITE!

    Universe Darkwind (Darkwing) glowed like a Christmas tree. Generations Blurr glowed WHITE!

    By far the best one of the collection was Generations Wheeljack. All his colors came out in a beautiful neon glow.

    These are some of the observations I don't feel like typing about every single figure but if you guys have blacklights, check it out it's pretty cool.
     
  2. TFao

    TFao Well-Known Member

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    Those would be some awesome pics.
     
  3. HoosierDaddy

    HoosierDaddy Decepticon. I'm no hero

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    I don't know if my camera would pick it up or not but I'll give it a shot.
     
  4. Wheelie

    Wheelie Riding on Grimlock!

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  5. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    Yeah, especially without pics of female transformers...
     
  6. HoosierDaddy

    HoosierDaddy Decepticon. I'm no hero

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    Sorry guys, my camera just isn't a high quality enough to get real good photos in the dark but I took a few none the less. The pics don't do it justice though.

    TFA deluxe Prime

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    Universe Darkwind

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    Generations Blurr. He looks blue in the pic but he is much whiter with a hint of blue to the naked eye. Also, Drift who is white doesn't reflect at all! Drift is standing right next to Blurr and you can't even see him.

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    My favorite and the cam does pic it up a little is Generations Wheeljack

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  7. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    Those are pretty cool. I wish I could find the pictures another member took using a blacklight. He had a higher quality camera and captured what you're trying to pull off pretty well.
     
  8. Kaiwera05

    Kaiwera05 Soundwave Enthusiast

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    Those pics are pretty damn badass.
     
  9. TFao

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    Cool pics HD. Makes me want to break out my blacklight and see what shakes up. I doubt my camera would do any better though. Thanks for trying.
     
  10. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I'll throw some up! Crystal scourge and g2 rts prime.

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  12. Matty

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    ^^^ Hot damn that looks nice!
     
  13. azdragon58

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    Damn, those pics are awsome...
     
  14. Lt. Faceless

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    I'm going to have to borrow my kids blacklight now.
     
  15. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Yep, those photos are cool, sancho :thumb 
     
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    My hater of a wife walked in To go to bed or else I would have taken A few more. This is kind of fun. Thanks guys!
     
  17. HoosierDaddy

    HoosierDaddy Decepticon. I'm no hero

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    Cool pics and awesome displays also.
     
  18. Pun-3X

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    Yeah, I like to play around and see which ones give the glow. ROTF Jolt actually has a pretty cool look--all the bright blue parts give him a very Tronesque feel. Unfortunately....um, I can't find the figure. Had a friend with me after Botcon, and we shopped after we got back. She bought the DOTM Jolt and I brought mine out for comparison. I don't remember where I put him after that. :lol 

    Of course, you can take it the next step and paint them in neon paints:

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    Getting back to the topic--the thing about the plastics that glow in UV light...I always wonder if those are the parts that are most likely to "yellow" faster in the sun than other parts. Theory of mine I've never bothered looking into, but it has me wondering.
     
  19. Superquad7

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    Yeah, I'd never overexpose plastic to a black light. With my above photos, I'd say that my collection has been exposed to 1-2 hours total when they were displayed like that :lol 
     
  20. HoosierDaddy

    HoosierDaddy Decepticon. I'm no hero

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    Yep, found out on another site that blacklight will cause yellowing if exposed too much.
     

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