Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by nintendocon, Nov 29, 2009.
Is it bad for the figure to keep the projectile loaded in it's the cannon or should it be removed?
I always store missles and instructions in ziploc bags. However, I don't think the springs would weaken too much if you stored them in the guns.
I've never had any problems with mine, and most of my figures that come with projectiles have them loaded. Though I've only been collecting for about three years now, so there might be some long-term affects I'm not aware of yet.
cool thanks for the inputs guys, I think I'll leave the projectiles in for now...I mean its not like I play with them enough to notice a difference so they should be fine.
I remove and store mine as i feel its not worth the risk of accidental discharge and losing the missiles
I always keep the missiles loaded as much as possible. Hell, I've taped one of the missiles into my Voyager Movie Prime's left cannon because it would not stay "clicked" into either cannon, and I just got really pissed off at it. Now it's going nowhere!
Depends on the mechanism. Spring fire mechanisms can wear down with time. The friction/pop launchers like on Animated Voyager Bulkhead and many BM figures won't ever wear out by being loaded.
As a personal choice, 98+% of my collection is "unloaded".
Locked and loaded.
on figures with the launchers pointing up i tend to just leave them slid in but not locked.
then again, it's not like i fire them much anyway so i don't care that much if the springs go.
I tend to put the missiles into the launcher, but don't lock them in. That way I'm not stressing anything and they stay in place.
Unless it doesn't work out well for that pose, then I just lock them in.
Depends on the mechanism.
Depends if I can find the missile, and if it's required to make the gun look good, like Voyager Movie Prime.
I keep mine loaded most of the time, unless it's a figure where the missiles fire off really easily.
i keep them loaded
I mainly keep mine loaded.
Except '07 Screamer's. THOSE GO IN THE BIN.
Plus I ruined one of the springs by sticking one of ROTF Screamer's missiles into said launcher. I also leave regular ROTF Soundwave's vacant. He's in the bin now so I guess It doesn't really matter.
I kept Universe Dinobot's sword loaded into his shield for awhile (...what? that happened at least twice or so in Beast Wars!...when he was transforming) and, well, the spring certainly didn't go, but it won't lock in anymore. So you can either slide it in loosely, or push it in all the way only for it to blast you in the face as soon as you let go.
I'm not that broken up about it in any case, but that's one word of warning anyway.
always keep my figures loaded.. haven really thought about its effect on the figure.. but im not gonna change now i'd probably lose them if i dont keep em on the figure, though.. even if i store em properly
To me the title of this thread was a bit deceptive.
I keep most of my missiles etc loading into the launchers/guns as well. Figures that come with additional accessories are loaded up, with the rest being put into ziplock bags with the instructions and other items of collectability.
Gotta go, Lio Convoy just broke into my fifty-five year old scotch!!
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Depends. If the missile/part doesn't fire easily or stays in well enough that throwing into a bin with other Transformers won't make it come off, then I'll leave it in. The missiles/parts that don't stay on well, I either take off and put into a show box or leave them in and just place the figure on top where it'll be least likely to go off.
Vector Prime and your cyber key, I'm looking at you!
I gotta agree with my teammate here. I lost my Animated Leader Megatron's missile and couldn't find it for a few months.
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