Gold Plastic Syndrome

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Nevermore, May 2, 2011.

  1. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    Since a lot of people are still confused about the difference between regular plastic breakage under stress and the infamous Gold Plastic Syndrome, here's a Youtube video that shows exactly how GPS works:

    YouTube - gold plastic syndrome
     
  2. Auto Morph

    Auto Morph Gimmick Bot

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    That hurt to watch.
     
  3. Cheem The Rup

    Cheem The Rup Well-Known Member

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    OMG it's terrible :eek: 
     
  4. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    For any of the GPS-suffering toys whose molds are still in existence and usable, can we ask Hasbro and Takara to reissue them again WITHOUT the gold plastic?

    Y'know, just so we can actually play with them. I'm sure people would more than happy to buy non-crumble-into-dust reissues of these toys.
     
  5. FanimusMaximus

    FanimusMaximus Kuphead

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    :cry 
     
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    Yup.... this blows. Awhile back I sold all of my G2 toys here on the boards. When I first opened up the container where they were stored to sort through them my Electro and Slingshot both practically exploded in my hands when I tried to transform them.
     
  7. Thenames9

    Thenames9 D-d-d-d-duel!

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    Reissue Black Zarak? Yes please!
     
  8. Arkvander

    Arkvander Optimal Optimist

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    Wow, that was just awful. Poor Randy. I think this is the first time I've ever seen a Transformer intentionally destroyed.
     
  9. grandizerGo

    grandizerGo Predaking

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    oh shit he is like the last one i need to complete my beast wars neo--do they all that ??
     
  10. jazzmasta32

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    This is why I still don't have a Transmetal Megatron. Even though he looks like an awesome toy, I'm waiting until I can find a Japanese one for a reasonable price.
     
  11. xion14

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    I think the only one I got that might have gps is Cybertron Beast Megatron but still not sure if it's the right kind of plastic.
     
  12. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    A good decision. Any American transmetal Megatron will go "Darth Maul" on you.
     
  13. Auto Morph

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    Just to debunk this all too comon myth - Transmetal Megatron DOES NOT suffer from GPS. He is just poorly made using sub-standard materials. The black plastic in his waist is quite thin and the screw that holds his torso together isn't long enough, so eventually it will wear down and snap.
     
  14. Primeconvoy1

    Primeconvoy1 Cybertronian Broker

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    Yikes! I don't even touch any of my TF's that are prone to GPS. I should make a shelf dedicated strictly to those figures, and make a "Do not touch!" sign for them.
     
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    That was so sad to watch, but certainly very informative.
     
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    will all the beast wars randy do that..?
     
  17. Jarodimus

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    RRRRRAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNDYYYYYYYYY!! :cry 

    I live in constant fear for my Electro. Pyro and Torca have already suffered. :( 
     
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    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    Any toy that is known to have gps is doomed. Take great care of them and you can make them last longer.
     
  19. Brooticus

    Brooticus "You bred Raptors?"

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    I live in constant fear of silverbolt of Magnaboss fame crumbling like wet chalk. Does anyone have any experience of this?

    I had a junker silverbolt that I experimented on. It snaps with reasonable force at the weakest points, but its certainly weaker than regular plasic.
     
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    Except for the ones that stay MISB, and even then that isn't a guarantee. I have a Randy I bought MISB in 2007 that I actually opened and transformed to robot mode once. Very, very carefully. I know that as long as I never touch him again he'll be fine.
     

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