Illinois Transformers Sightings

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  1. MarvelBoy23

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    Grabbed Wreck-Gar from Melrose Park Walgreens last night, there is at least one left! He's swell!
     
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    Ugh, and I got home and opened up Wreck-Gar to discover that his front wheel is bent all to shit (the grey piece that holds the wheel) because it was packaged wrong. :( 

    Anyone know any tricks for getting plastic to return to its original intended shape?
     
  3. Wreckgar

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    Boiling Hot water
     
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    Cool. I’ve been checking some Wags but haven’t seen them yet.

    Hello I’m new here. Looking forward to going to TFCon tomorrow, only have been to a Botcon before.

    Kind of of not real news updates but the K-Mart in Steger is closing, toys were 40% off. The Siege line has sparked my interest quite a bit, I’ve started collecting some of the lines or characters I want more in depth now. I scored Sixshot, TR Blitzwing, TR Megatron, POTP Grimlock and a few of the common Pretenders from there. Other than they had some RID and a Few SS figs that I can think of off the top of my head. Then at a local Wags near there, scored TR Topspin!!
     
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    I was thinking heat might do the trick but specifically how do you mean? Would simply submerging the part for a couple seconds do the job or do I need to make some kind of splint to get it into the shape I want it? I've never done any kind of customizing and I'm just afraid of damaging the figure rather than fixing it.
     
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    I preferred using a hair dryer vs water before. I had a ton of warped limbs and swords from the MOTUC line. On some staffs and swords I heated them up and twist tied them to a popsicle stick. I know some people used the heating up by water, shaping it how you need it and sticking in the freezer.
     
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    Found 3 Wreck-gars at the Walgreens on 179th and Wolf Rd in Orland Park. I bought 1 and left 2.
     
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    Thank you for the heads up, I was able to check for a "good one" today. Crawling out of my lurking cave like I do this time every year--found Wreck-Gar at Walgreens Batavia (Wilson St.) today, left two. None at Geneva (38/Britcher) or Batavia (Fabyan/Randall).
     
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    Found a Wreckgar at the Walgreens on North Ave. and Harlem in Elmwood Park.
     
  10. Autobot_Goldbug

    Autobot_Goldbug The REAL Goldbug

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    I managed to get a XTransbots Crack-up for $35 at TFCon
    Now I wish I got the Wildrider too
     
  11. Wreckgar

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    Flipout just came out so he’s easily available online. Use that Agabyss coupon.
     
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    Speaking of tfcon, who was all there?
     
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    Belmont and Cicero Walgreens
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    I was there Saturday. Here’s my haul from it.

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    No need to stick it in the freezer. You just have to immediately put it under cold water after boiling it. It's an extremely easy process and works well on the soft plastic. Hair dryers can heat beyond boiling point which permantly damages the soft plastic. Boiling water won't damage the soft plastic. Boiling water also works great on stress marks for most plastics, but it seems to "whiten" vintage Transformers G1 plastics, where oddly the hair dryer method works better due to that problem. Again, boiling water on modern figures and/or soft plastics ... extremely carefully applied hair dryer method on vintage Transformers. Boiling water works great on all Masters of the Universe figures. I use this method often on repairing figures for my eBay store.
     
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    Wait, whiten G1 stuff? Now this I need explained. I have a trigger happy who’s looking a bit yellow
     
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    Hmm...... now I just gotta figure out how to build a splint or something to hold it back in the right shape while I heat it up.
     
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    Let’s see a picture of how it looks. I’m curious exactly what part is bent
     
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