Is the Henkei line prone to yellowing?

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  1. SkywarpsNipples

    SkywarpsNipples ホンマおもろい人やね〜

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    Just picked up a Henkei Alert and I was wondering if the plastic used in this figure was prone to yellowing, or does Takara use a plastic of higher quality that doesn't yellow? Sorry if this is a dumb question.
     
  2. firehawc_69

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    I think it's way too early to tell. Give it about a decade or so.

    Just keep it out of the sun and you should be ok.
     
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    Smoke ll kill it I'm sure
     
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    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    That too, but people who smoke around their collection probably already know that, so they can fend for themselves.
     
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    yes! so far my Mirage has some yellowish part!! im now fearing My OP, Ramjet,SS, Megs, Astro. will encouter the same Faith that why im not tempted to open more of my henkies
    (Red Alert & Coneheads).. wish there some way to fix them!
     
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    as far as i know, only sunstreaker and bumblebee are prone to yellowing. its way too early to tell whether the others will follow.
     
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    don't open them and you won't have a thing to worry about...
     
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    Wrong. They'll yellow in the package. The only way to make sure they won't yellow is to make sure they are never in intense direct sunlight (IE 10am to 2pm when UV is heaviest) for long periods.
     
  9. Optimus Sledge

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    Yeah, it's UV that causes the yellowing. There's nothing in plastic bubbles that'll prevent it from yellowing your toy. If you're really worried, why not try getting some sort of UV filter to put on the window of the room you keep your collection in?
     
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    Or perhaps you could buy dozens of tiny little pairs of sunglasses?

    Actually, that would look kinda cool. But seriously, keep Prowl off the tanning bed.
     
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    Is it direct sunlight that causes yellowing or just sunlight in a room in general? For instance, I have a shelve next to my window and they are literally side by side with one side of the shelve blocking most of the light. Should I be worried?
     
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    It's direct sunlight, that's much worse than indirect sunlight, but even with indirect light it's best to use blinds or drapes. Watch out for fluorescent light as well.
     
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    I was under the impression that there's sodium bromite in the old toys which prone them to yellowing and that they either cease or are using less of it now decreasing the yellowing factor in modern toys. I might be wrong.
     
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    My collection is inside of a walk-in closet. It's dust-free and away from sunlight. I've had my Classics Jetfire for 2 years and there has been no yellowing whatsoever.
     
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    My toy room sees only like one hour of daylight every year.
     

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