Lead paint on tfs?

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by NemesisBruticus, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. NemesisBruticus

    NemesisBruticus Banned

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    Although I haven't heard of any transformer recalls, is it possible? Would it be led paint or other reasons?
     
  2. TonyzCustomz

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    "Lead" paint is always a possibility but as of right now, no.
     
  3. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    So far no Hasbro products have been recalled for lead paint, so it isn't likely.

    There haven't been any Transformer recalls in a LONG time for anything. (if ever)

    You and your kids are safe.
     
  4. Omnius

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    Nearest thing I can recall to a recall (pun unintended!) was circa 1986 when consumer groups here in the UK warned people against buying Spanish TFs because of a higher-than-allowed-in-the-UK level of lead in the paint. Not a recall as such, just a warning.
     
  5. Rend

    Rend Decepticreep Killer

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    Unless you're licking your transformers like a popsicle or lollipop, then I don't think you need to worry about lead paint. :lolol 
     
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    No, there's never been a recall of TFs due to paint.

    Nor has there ever been a transforming zeppelin, it occurs to me.
     
  7. NemesisBruticus

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    Please Delete this post.
     
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  8. NemesisBruticus

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    That was a bit unnecessary Rend..:stick: 
     
  9. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    I'm not 100% sure on this, but on the BotCon Hasbro tour they told us,

    Hasbro uses House of Colors paints (Automotive paints) on all their Transformers, which are made in the USA and adhere to all the lead paint requirements and standards.

    This apparently is why no toys have been recalled.

    Mattel on the other hand...
     
  10. Rend

    Rend Decepticreep Killer

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    Just a joke, sorry if you are offended.
     
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    netkid, if that's true (it's House of Kolor, BTW) then I'm one happy camper. I know a way to get HoK paints, and I've always wanted to use the same paints they use as they adhere to the plastic like nobodies business. Thanks.
     
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    I found Rend's blunt joke very appropriate. Consuming the lead paint is the only way to get lead poisoning. If you don't do anything he mentioned, you're fine.

    And how many of us here would turn in a recalled figure? Probably very few of us (although the number of people with kids is increasing...). I sure as hell know I'd keep it, just for that rarity factor. (pulled then not put back? I'm sure as hell keeping it)
     
  13. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    Yup it's true alright. The nice lady who hand paints all the prototypes and resin hard copies told me so.

    She also told me that she uses Nichibaun masking tape for all her work. She says it's the best in the world, and from what she showed me, it definitely seems that way. It is expensive though, because you have to import it from Japan.

    That reminds me, I gotta get me some Nichibaun masking tape so I can finally finish all those model kits I have piling up.
     
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    As mostly a G1 collector, I'm worried about those more than newer figures. Safety standards have changed since the 80's.

    On a similar note, vintage Voltron figures were recalled in the US because of lead paint: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml86/86070.html
     
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    I suspected that it was lead paint when Hasbro replied to my question about Movie Voyager Prime:

    "We apologize for the inconvenience, but TRANSFORMERS Movie Voyager OPTIMUS PRIME is not available at this time. We are unable to provide any additional stock availability information for this item."

    If that's not the reason, does anyone know why?
     
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    Uh oh....:rip 
     
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    NotFastEnuff I'm a smartass...

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    Sorry chief, but I agree with Soundblaster1 and Rend. It's the same as lead paint in houses. As long as you're not eating paint chips, you're good. Same for toys, as long as you're not consuming them, you're good. I think Rend's comment was pretty spot on.

    Ding Ding Ding!!! The pretty lady that paints our toys did say they use HoK paints. I thought it was cool, me being a car guy and them using one of the best auto paints on the market.
     
  18. Deceptikitty

    Deceptikitty all about the hasubandos

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    Well.. you know..

    :confused2 
     
  19. noob_collection

    noob_collection noob at collecting

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    I give my TF's to baby's to lick and then see the results.

    That's how I know.
     
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    Lol ppl were selling those lead batman toys online.
     

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