MISB Battery Corrosion

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  1. Predakign2000

    Predakign2000 All Hail Unicron!!!

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    I'm looking into buying some older figures. I really want to get RID Prime and Magnus. These figures brought be back into collecting almost a decade ago. I lost Prime in a move and Magnus didn't fare too well either. Has anyone ever had a problem with corrosion from the batteries in these or older MISB figures?
     
  2. motorhead9999

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    I can't really say. I assume at some point there will be problems with all these post-RID toys as they come with the batteries pre-loaded. G1 stuff was always batteries not included.
     
  3. Dr. Prime

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    Good question. I have always wondered about this myself.
     
  4. Sidecutter

    Sidecutter Evil Dealer Scum TFW2005 Supporter

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    One way or another, the batteries will eventually leak. When this will happen is simply a question that involves too many factors to answer, since the battery type, battery quality, and environment of storage all play parts, as well as other factors.

    Whether the contacts will corrode is another question. If there isn't one of those little pull-tab things keeping the batteries from completing a circuit, then the flow of power through the contacts will certainly lead to corrosion. Even if there is a pull strip, it could occur over time. Again, how long it will take involves many factors, so you can never be sure.
     
  5. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    I think if it's misb there will be a tab to pull out, I'd say get then remove the batteries if you intend to stay safe.

    The batteries in my played with BM Jetstorm are fine and he came with them in when I recieved him for christmas december 2000
     
  6. doomboy536

    doomboy536 Universe Onslaught fanboy

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    All the more reason to open your toys rather than keep 'em boxed.
     
  7. Cracka J

    Cracka J TURD PARTY DUMPSTERPIECE TFW2005 Supporter

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    so if an electronic part no longer functions due to battery life, and you don't really care to have the SE gimmick back, best bet is just to remove the old battery?
     
  8. metrotitan

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    Its funny. This comes up every so often, and the threads all pretty much go the same way (including the obligory "open your toys" post from doomboy). :) 
     

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