Gold TF Luckydraws

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  1. Rdfnd1253

    Rdfnd1253 Well-Known Member

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    What gold TF lucky draws do you have?? And are they prone to flaking or chipping of the paint easily or only if excessive force is used?? Curious as I'm thinking about buying a gold lucky draw and want to avoid chrome chipping if it easily happens on gold lucky draws.
     
  2. ultraconvoy

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    I have a few and none of them are flaking but time will tell.
    I know which Ld you going to get. its a very nice piece.
     
  3. Dark_Rage

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    Do LD collectors really open the package and fiddle w/ the gold-plated figure? I figured the chrome would scape/flake like crazy!
     
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    some do and i dont.
     
  5. cobra zartan

    cobra zartan Think's He's a Detective.

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    God primus came to me with no box and he is in dead mint shape
    BWM Gold optimus is misb and is also dead mint no signs of wear on eathier of them
     
  6. ultraconvoy

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    my friend has a Gold mp-01 and its flaking bad.... and it was never removed from its insert
     
  7. Rdfnd1253

    Rdfnd1253 Well-Known Member

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    his gold mp-01 is flaking?? That stinks!! considering not that many exist out there!
     
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    ultraconvoy Banned

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    he didnt pay alot. i think about 1500.
    i regret passing 2 up for under 2500
     
  9. Dark_Rage

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    Maybe the flaking's due to the conditions of where it's stored. I even have MISB regular Transformers that are flaking on some of the chrome parts, but the LD MP Convoy is totally Gold Plated, I would have that it would have been a better quality of plating.
     
  10. Might Gaine

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    My gold Hot Rod from the 80's is still sealed in the bubble and even it has a tiny bit of flaking, but nothing too bad. So I think some falking is inevitable. Probably the more you fiddle with it, the more it will flake. If you keep it in the packaging, flaking will probably be minimal (unless it is twisty-tied, in which case, the twisties might cause damage themselves...)

    I think more importantly, you must worry about moisture. A chrome toy's worst enemy is moisture. It will rust the Lucky Draw toy. Keep them in a dry area. Maybe put a Silica packet inside the box or something just to make sure.
     
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    Nope. I have yet to notice any flaking. Then again, they are sealed in their inserts. But like U.C. said, only time will tell. But damn, these gold figures look awesome.
     
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    Rdfnd1253 Well-Known Member

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    hey Gaine can you post photos of that hot rod from the 80's. I havent even seen a pic of that yet.
     
  13. jqciaomama

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    No flaking here folks. Not on my LDs anyway.
    The most flaking I've seen on a TF is on BW TM Rattrap, but maybe thats because I opened him. Oh well... :rolleyes: 










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    All my LDs have been removed from packaging and are on display. I haven't had any flaking issues yet, but all of them (3) were purchased within the last year. I've only handled them to put them on display.
     
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    the red diaganda lucky draw is flaking alittle around the joints, because my dumbass tried to transform him, but once the flaking started, the transforming stopped.
     
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    I want mp-01 lucky draw version
     
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    So you have around $3000 to spend? lol
     
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    sure do...or close to
     
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    Wow, goodluck man, I dunno how one ever searches for Lucky Draws, but that's probably a "trade" secret.
     
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    you stalk sellers from japan.... :p 
     

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