Oh No Not Again! Why?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Neo-Bombshell, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. Neo-Bombshell

    Neo-Bombshell Proudly Peruvian Transfan

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    1,536
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    182
    Likes:
    +17
    This is the second time a BW NEO Randy is broken!

    After a lot of effort I got my first one 2 yeasr ago. One day while I was transforming him I noticed that the ball joint that hold his left rear leg in beast mode didn't turned as I moved the leg. What had happened? Well, obvious the leg moved, the ball doesn't so the peg broke in a half, make it impossible to repair.

    LAst year I got another one, thank to friend who was in USA and could ship it to his address so he could bring it to me in Peru...

    And the first time I tried to moved the same f*****g leg I noticed the plastic around the ball joint cracked the plastic around, but it seemed fine. Yesterday I took it out of his box for a display and when I tried to move the leg, I heard a loud "CRACK!"...

    What was this time? The plasti got broken like a fine line from the base of the joint to the rest of the piece. Fortunately, it leaves the leg free enough to move, but it's tight enough to display.

    The fact is that, this time the figure seems OK, you had to be really close to see the broken line, but I don't like my figures with scratches... so I will ahce to try to get a new Randy (If you have one let me know).

    Have something similar happened to you with this figure? Or his original counterpart Razorbeast?

    I ahve a friend who also got a Randy, he put the weapon on his hand and "Crack" the hand was broken.

    Argh!


    Sorry guys this really pissed me off.
     
  2. Chosen

    Chosen Space Ninja

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2004
    Posts:
    8,998
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Likes:
    +1
    Gold. Plastic. Syndrome.

    Learn it, research it, hate it. You will keep breaking every Randy you get, if it doesn't just spontaneously break for you.

    Razorbeast isn't going to have the same problem, certainly not to this extreme.
     
  3. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2004
    Posts:
    13,996
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    256
    Likes:
    +11
    If you look at the remainder of your Randy, you'll see fine lines throughout the plastic. Those are weak spots caused by inconsistant mixing. The problem is pretty much exclusive to gold plastic, hence the name Gold Plastic Syndrome.
     
  4. Neo-Bombshell

    Neo-Bombshell Proudly Peruvian Transfan

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    1,536
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    182
    Likes:
    +17
    I know about the Gold plastic Syndrome, waht made me felt angry was that it was the same part this second time.

    Hmmm, my G2 Electro is also gold but untill today it looks fine. I don't usually transform him and I think it will be like that for a loooong time!
     
  5. Chosen

    Chosen Space Ninja

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2004
    Posts:
    8,998
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Likes:
    +1
    Then stop moving their fricking legs. :lol 
     
  6. SydneyY

    SydneyY @syd_tfw Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2005
    Posts:
    11,516
    News Credits:
    74
    Trophy Points:
    276
    Likes:
    +74
    I saw this pic in the TF-Yusha Image board;

    [​IMG]

    The shop (in Japan) he bought his MISB Randy from stocked hundreds of deadstock maybe last year, and because the figure stayed in the beast mode for so long almost everyone's Randy is breaking as soon as opened.

    Mine's not that bad (got 2 from the same place), but half of his right hand is gone :(  I have a MISB one, but not going to risk opening it. That one has to live in the box with a illusion of completeness.

    It's so sad, he's a beautiful toy. I love his gold plastic :cry 
     
  7. Chosen

    Chosen Space Ninja

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2004
    Posts:
    8,998
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Likes:
    +1
    Loved the Razorbeast mold, Hasbro seemed to put more effort into keeping it together in beast mode than many of the other flipchangers, so it is sad that its only repaint has to suffer like that, and a nice repaint at that.
     
  8. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2003
    Posts:
    5,024
    Trophy Points:
    211
    Likes:
    +0
    ^^
    Damn, this is a shame. Stupid GPS! :banghead: 
     
  9. freezowave

    freezowave Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2003
    Posts:
    721
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Likes:
    +0
    I got a MISB one for $2, and it exploded right upon opening.
     
  10. NemesisBruticus

    NemesisBruticus Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2007
    Posts:
    2,719
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +0
    Does anyone know why this happens to gold plastic only?
     
  11. Basketball Jones

    Basketball Jones Decepticon

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    Posts:
    1,078
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +0
    I don't believe anyone can state for certain why, but the most likely explanation is that the plastic's metal flakes naturally separate over time.

    ALL plastic will degrade, and eventually all Transformers will be as fragile, but the gold plastic used in the past will degrade much faster. Modern gold plastic seems more resilient, but only time will tell.
     
  12. RHansen

    RHansen Sir. Ranbotnic Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2004
    Posts:
    3,335
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    196
    Likes:
    +1
    I know a few people that have gotten a good Randy [​IMG]
     
  13. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    Posts:
    35,576
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    317
    Likes:
    +34
    Facebook:
    Instagram:
    It's because of the way the gold effect was produced. Two different plastics were mixed, a goldish tint and a darker one. They did not mix properly so the resulting plastic was very unstable right at the beginning. All those little swirls are the weak points.

    I got the Ultra Pretenders back when they were new in the shops. Roadblock's inner robot fists crumbled as soon as we put the gun in his hands. Skyhammer's feet went very quickly too, it's a miracle right now they fit on there at all, but they won't survive another fifteen years that's for sure.

    My Pyro and Transmetal Megatron, both known sufferers, are both fine, but I took some preventative measures on them and removed almost anything that could cause friction. Megatron's pretty loose on his shoulders thanks to that, but it is better than the alternative. That dinosaur means a lot to me, yeeessss.
     
  14. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2002
    Posts:
    25,264
    News Credits:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    357
    Likes:
    +580
    Because it's fool's gold dammit, stop being so cheap and buy the real stuff for crimminey's sake.:lol 
     
  15. Neo-Bombshell

    Neo-Bombshell Proudly Peruvian Transfan

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    1,536
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    182
    Likes:
    +17

    I know that, that's why iw ant ot try to ge t a new one. I hope to be lucky this time.
     
  16. Chosen

    Chosen Space Ninja

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2004
    Posts:
    8,998
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Likes:
    +1
    :lol 
     
  17. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2003
    Posts:
    5,024
    Trophy Points:
    211
    Likes:
    +0
    I concur...:lol  :lol 
     
  18. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2002
    Posts:
    15,601
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    292
    Likes:
    +34
    I think he's been drinking Evian water backwards. :D 
     
  19. Neo-Bombshell

    Neo-Bombshell Proudly Peruvian Transfan

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    1,536
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    182
    Likes:
    +17
    That was cruel... :cry 
     
  20. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2003
    Posts:
    5,024
    Trophy Points:
    211
    Likes:
    +0
    Aw, come on. Cheer up, just a friendly wank.
     

Share This Page