MP Grimlock batteries?

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  1. MrBurns

    MrBurns Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering what the majority of misb collectors are doing about figures such as MP Grimlock that contain batteries. I really do not plan on selling him but the way things are going now, who knows. If I was to sell him, is there much difference between MIB and MISB?

    I have already had disastrous results with many of my original G1s and batteries. My Galvatron was eaten within, Sky Lynx didn't work, and I had to replace the cannon for Trypticon.

    Is MP Grimlock an easy open? Does opening him damage the box?

    Should have added, I have the Hasbro version.
     
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    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Will make little difference for MP8, i think.

    TRU version..... not sure, apparently the box doesn't hold up well ocne you open it?
     
  3. opt1musaber

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    The packaging of Japan MP's are easy to open, same goes for Grimlock. Use anything sharp, just be careful not to scratch the packaging whilst cutting the tape. Grimlock is just between two pieces of plastic which are held by tape on 4 of the sides. Just slice them and you can take out Grimlock easily, no damage done to anything. Grimlocks battery iirc was a small Lithium battery like the ones you get in watches. I do not know if these have leakages. If someone else can confirm if it leaks or not that would be great, because I would like to know too.
     
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    If I'm not wrong, the leakage is 5% per month. So it should last 20 months, but you don't want that, either replace or recharge not more than 18 months. The same goes for the little battery for laptop/pc motherboards, if you want to keep them unused for along time, its better to take out the batteries.
     
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    The batteries WILL leak, they are the same batteries that the old Nintendo Game and Watches used, and they would explode if left in for too long. I am a MISB collector and was just looking at my MP Grimlock last night to open it and get the batteries out. The only chance that won't have to be done is if the batteries aren't installed, or have that thin plastic strip that is breaking the contacts between the batteries and Grimlock (Haven't opened mine, so don't know if it has that plastic strip you would pull out when you open it to use it)
     
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    You can be the guinea pig. Open him and let me know how it went :) 
    I think I have read, even with the contact things, the battery will still leak.
     
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    Batteries explode, really?
     
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    I got off the hook then...although it is a different toy...I opened up my ROTF Devastator this year and amazingly the batteries didn't leak after all these years!
     
  9. MrBurns

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    Yes, in fact I just had one explode in my ps3 remote.
     
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    Can you describe how the explosion was? Was there a fire etc? I'm concerned because I have kids (nephews & nieces) and they jam on my PS3 most of the time.
     
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    It is not like a real explosion. The shell on the battery just cracks and the battery acid leaks out. If it happens, just have your kids wash their hands if they come in contact with the battery acid.
     
  12. opt1musaber

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    That is a leakage not an explosion lol, who doesn't know that...
     
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    Thank you so much! I'll have to monitor the PS controllers and start removing toy batteries! :) 
     
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    Batteries can explode though. I had a rechargeable pop.
     
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    Yes, but I doubt that anything like that would occur in transformer figures. The batteries used are too small for an 'explosion'. At worst they'll just leak.
     
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    yikes, sounds dangerous!


    ^haha thought so. :lol 
     
  17. Cyclonus79

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    Hmm , so I guess us MISB collectors should start to think about stripping MP-08's batteries out.. This never crossed my mind until I came upon this thread.....
     
  18. opt1musaber

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    Likewise :(  I'm gonna have to open up MP-4, MP-4S, MP-8X, All my ROTF leader prime moulds and quite a few others that are still sealed. This is one of those cases where I wish there were no batteries included...DAMNIT!
     
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    /\ Oh man dude?! Sorry to hear that. Well as of right now i dont see myself getting rid of my MP collection any time in the future , so I may as well take them out so I can enjoy him when the time comes that im going to want to display him out of his box. It just sucks cause there is a nice vaccumed sealed plastic around the box that once it comes off , ill have to trash it..
     
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    I know that feeling :/
     

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