Have there been any cases of Transformers toys having lead found in them?

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  1. PropaneProphet

    PropaneProphet Well-Known Member

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    Bought a SeaSpray today and it had some look of condensation on the plastic frame that was glued to the cardboard. Is that nothing to worry about, I'm really paranoid about my Transformers having lead... (weird I know...).

    I just never had seen this prior to opening it. The only time I saw it was when I was heating water up and made coffee after coming home from Target, with my father using the Voyager box as a coaster.
     
  2. Insane Galvatron

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    I don't think it's ever been an issue. Unless you shoot one with a real gun. Then it would have lead in it.
     
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    No transformers have ever had lead found in them. That was a Mattel problem, not a Hasbro one.
     
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    I think after the mattel fiasco especially, Hasbro checks the factories paints (incidentally the guy responsible for most of the lead paint in the more recent toy issues killed himself over guilt).

    I have gotten a couple hasbro figures that still had mold release on them (it congeals to a gel, if heated it gets liquidy because ,in all essences, it's petroleum).
     
  5. PropaneProphet

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    Ah okay, so that dusty thing on the plastic is nothing to worry about?
     
  6. Nevermore

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    The Mexican G1 toys by IGA used paint with a higher concentration of lead than European countries allowed. This became an issue when unsold stock of the IGA toys was imported to Europe around 1989 (without Hasbro's involvment). The yellow paint was scratched off and painted over by hand (in red, no less), resulting in a lot of toys with "bleeding" eyes.
     
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    I remember seeing pics of a Mexican Prime like this. He looked terrifying with the bleeding eyes. Megatron would have crapped himself if he'd seen that on a battlefield.
     
  8. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    Nope.

    I'd be more worried about cadmium in red and yellow paint though :D 
     
  9. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    I own a Mexican Prime and just sold a Mexican Hook with a bleedy-eyed Devastator head.

    Also:
    TFArchive - Transformers Toys
     
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    All I can say is if they had lead them Id been dead long ago
     
  11. PropaneProphet

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    Oh no, now I have to get rid of my Movie Optimus, Bumblebees, and Hubcap. :( 
     
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    Methinks any potentially hazardous paint isn't actually dangerous unless you keep licking your toys.
     
  13. Fishdirt

    Fishdirt Tin Toy Transformer

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    cadmium is toxic by touch , air and ingestion and, according to my various bottles of paint, are considered to cause cancer by the state of california. I still laugh at that. It's more hazardous in long term exposure.


    Cadmium poisoning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    If you really want to worry plastic, when heated, is toxic with PVC being the most hazardous of all.

    Lead would need to be consumed.
     
  14. PropaneProphet

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    I'm concerned now since I paint...
     
  15. Fishdirt

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    it's long term exposure...the radiation coming from electrical lines is more hazardous...unless your eating the paint.
     

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