New toy knot strap ins

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Biotoakid, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Biotoakid

    Biotoakid I've never been wrong

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    I really can't stand those new knot ties they use to keep new toys in there packages. I can't stand them. These are even
    harder to open than the twist ties! I just go Insecticon, and the way the package bends to fit snug in the box makes
    it nearly impossible to untie the corner knots. I'm glad for those people who had such trouble with twist ties, but these really
    aren't better. There are easier ways to open them, like I find using toe nail clippers opens them in an instant. But I get impatient
    and open my transformers in the car, and personally, I don't carry toe nail clippers around all day. I just felt like saying
    this, just because it's my :2c: 
     
  2. Wollstone

    Wollstone Banned

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    Harder? They're easier. Just take the car keys to them.
     
  3. turboedguy

    turboedguy minibotologist

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    I agree, just cut and pull. Mush easier than the stiff twisties that couldn't be pulled out without mega frustration.
     
  4. ExVeeBrawn

    ExVeeBrawn Three dollar Nazi

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    These aren't about making it easier or more difficult to open the toys. They're cheaper and reduce plastic waste. But these also much more easily cut with regular scissors instead of things like nail clippers.
     
  5. Hotspot17

    Hotspot17 Search and Rescue: Vet

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    Or use scissors. At least will break down in the landfill compared to the old plastic ones.
     
  6. Biotoakid

    Biotoakid I've never been wrong

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    But I don't have these things with me wherever I go! The sharpest thing I have is a TRU Rewards Card
     
  7. Brainchild

    Brainchild Dark Flame Master

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    So you don't have car keys like somebody else mentioned?
     
  8. Sanchimaru

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    Yes, don't you have some scissors?
    You pretty much had to untie the plastic wires, but these are just >snip< and free to go :) 
    Also, you had to pull the plastic wires, which being harder could scratch the toy, but now there is no worry at all
     
  9. Ethereal

    Ethereal A Sad Flareon

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    So enjoy using scissors to slice them open and wait until you get home?

    Not that hard. I like the new ties a lot.
     
  10. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    That is why i carry a small blade in my pocket. Not that I do anything else with it....
     
  11. Sharktibolt

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    I agree about the new ties, I find them often times to be harder to open than the plastic ones. But of course, I usually wait until I get home to open them, and at that point I just grab a pair of scissors and cut them open. And they are MUCH easier to cut with the scissors than the plastic ones were.

    And as others have pointed out, you can probably use your car keys for when you're in the car. But again, I don't usually do that myself, as I'd just rather not use my key like that.
     
  12. ersico

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    then go to dollar tree and keep a pair in your car...or better yet, don't play with your toys in ur car... :) 
    wait til you get home....we know you cut yourself easil now..so you might wanna keep away from blades :) 
    ;) 
     
  13. Rigas

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    yeah i prefer them, since they are cuttable, it was a pain to have dismantle the packages then hunt for twisties. Now its just grab knife/scissors cut cut cut/snip snip snip and play with toy.
     
  14. Biotoakid

    Biotoakid I've never been wrong

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    You make me sound emo! It's just a good idea for me not to cut tape or run with knifes... I think car scissors are the best idea yet!
     
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    They have keychain nail clippers at most drug stores.
     
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    A lighter will work too. Fire good, me like fire
     
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    I have a micro pocketknife I keep in the ashtray in my car. The blade is just an inch long but more than enough to open packages or cut those string holders.
     
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    I'm not a fan of them on boxed figures as I tend to rebox stuff to MIB after it's been on display for a while and I decide to pack it back up and place into my collection storage. I can just see them being harder to re-tie snugly compared to the old twisties, especially since they have those cardboard disc things on the back they're wound around. For everything else though I don't mind them at all. Never clipped a twisty-tie or the new strings in my life though. I prefer to undo them properly. Probably an OCD thing. I've not thrown them away either - they've ended up in a little pot on my desk. I have no idea why. :p 
     
  19. Stuntastic

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    Damn, people are having trouble with these?
    I just grab one end, and push in towards the center and it "un-laces," and kaboom. Toy.
     
  20. ectoneon

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    I usually use a small pair of wire cutters. If I do open one before I get home, My pocket knife does just fine. I have yet to try getting the new ties off a toy by hand.
     

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