I've heard of Yellowing...but "Blueing"?

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  1. Rod

    Rod No Silly Robot User Name

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    I bought a g1 Wheeljack a while back and havent really got around to doing much with it until today. Well I noticed that the top of the canopy was a VERY light blue. Ive never seen another g1 WJ so Im not sure if this is normal or similar to the yellowing effect.

    Any Ideas?
     
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    Blue or purple tints glass from years and years of UV sunlight exposure, but plastic... I guess if it was just the UV rays it was exposed to, but little or no heat... I really don't know
     
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    I'm not familiar with G1 Wheeljack... Is the canopy white plastic or white-painted clear plastic?

    Assuming this was someone's childhood toy, it could just be something like a very faint crayon residue (I know some of my childhood era stuff is tinted from teh crayons)
     
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    Wheeljack always had that blue-greenish tint hood. On the Mexican version it's more brownish.
    It's not a "yellowing" effect :) 
     
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    SureShot90 Peace=superior firepower

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    These are my own. I hope you can see the difference between the two versions :)  Does he look something like that Rod ?
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    the BLUE canopy is actually a G1 variation from day 1. it's not just that the plastic is colored off, the white paint is actually a very fadded baby blue color. it's actually a rare variation... kind of like the yellow stalkers. the paint just wasn't right on the run and a few got out. it may not be a big deal these days however, but a few years ago, people seemed to want the blue version and it went for a bit more. these days people don't care. so it' snot going to get you any extra coin.
     
  8. Rod

    Rod No Silly Robot User Name

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    "rare" huh? well thats cool i guess, I wasnt going to sell but thats still good to know.... Now, if only i could find a set of spoilers at a decent price
     
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    Ha Ha not to get off topic, but doesn't toy wheeljack look like a big gorilla? I had this toy as a kid, and have not seen one in years. But he does look like a primate, eh?

    OK, back on track...
     
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    All Italian WJ's have blue roofs, might be one of them
     

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