Greasy Encore

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  1. twnb

    twnb Member

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    I was planning to get Encore #11 Skywarp & Thundercracker but then I watched this review on youtube.

    YouTube - g1 transformers ENCORE 11 thundercracker & skywarp

    The reviewer says that there is some kind of grease on the tray and on one of the figures and that it prevents the stickers from sticking. It's 1 minute into the video.

    I was wondering if anyone else had this problem with these and also if it's a problem with Encore in general?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Valkysas

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    he could wash it if it's a problem.
     
  3. Razerwire

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    It's common on toys in general to have some residual grease.

    Nothing a little wipedown can't fix.
     
  4. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    I don't own that set yet but I do own Bruticus, Sky Lynx and Omega... no grease. He just said to rub it down for the stickers to stick better.

    Its a problem the Jets have for some reason. I know my Hasbro reissue Skywarp and Thundercracker have sticker problems.

    However, it shouldn't keep you from owning 2 of Megatron's favorite henchmen
     
  5. Dran0n

    Dran0n Junk male

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    Never heard of this anywhere.



    Weird.
     
  6. benzo

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    not a problem. it's very common in all toys not just TFs to have some kind of grease on them. it's just part of the manufacturing process.
     
  7. bouncing boy77

    bouncing boy77 Syntax Error

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    i have encore tc and sw. sadly, they're still misb so i cant check. but like what the others have said, its common for toys to sometimes have residual grease on them.
     
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    I've thought of it like a greased cookie sheet, helps get the toy out of the mold more quickly. The rare times I've seen it that is.
     
  9. Jefrey8395

    Jefrey8395 Mr.COG

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    When i seen the title i thought "a Comedian With a Greasy Talent who wants an Encore".....
     
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    I've seen this most with Robot Heroes, it's also quite common with the later smaller G1 Pretender shells, Monstructor's bot shells in particular.
     
  11. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    it's mold release, everything manufactured in an injection molding machine will have some on it, it's to make sure the mold doesn't get stuck closed
     
  12. twnb

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    Ok, thanks guys.
     
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    I would like to add a suggestion to any figures that require sicker application. Wipe any surface that you are applying stickers. Normal body grease may be present on your figure while handling it. This may affect the to the glue on the sticker.
     
  14. benzo

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    just got MP black convoy and he is one greasy mofo!
     

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