Plastic wire holder things

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by conan050, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. conan050

    conan050 Well-Known Member

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    I think they probably switched over a while ago, but anyone else glad Hasbro finally switched away from those stupid wire holders that held the figures in place!!??!? Those things were such a pain in the butt to cut!!!! Now they have the ones made out of paper, much easier to cut and get the figure out!!
     
  2. tikgnat

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    Seriously though, I prefer the plastic coated metal ties. The fact is, I hoard them in a box (along with comic book bags) and use them for whatever I need them for, primarily for tying up wires at the back of the TV etc.

    Normal twist ties metal cores are so thin they break after a few uses, the twist ties that used to come with TF's were sturdier and lasted longer. I wish they still used them.

    :( 
     
  3. conan050

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    Ha, well that's definitely not the response I was expecting, lol!! Everyone has their preferences though!!
     
  4. Grimlock_13

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    I never had a problem with the metal ones. Fingernail clippers tore right through them.
     
  5. Facemeat

    Facemeat Give me your Face(meat)!

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    I usually untie them (helps build suspense :tongue: ), so I actually liked the plastic ones better.
     
  6. big hank

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    As a kitbasher, I found the wire version a very useful resource. I have a huge stockpile of them so it's a negligible change for me. I never had a problem cutting through either, but you can definitely untie the new version easier.
     
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    Facemeat Give me your Face(meat)!

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    For loose knots, yeah, but when they're tied tight, forget about it; I have to go to the scissors more than I'd like to. Of course, that could just be because I have fat fingers.
     
  8. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    I find even if they are tight, hold the string and "roll" or "twist" the string counterclockwise while loosening the knot. Basically tighten the windings on the string while simultaneously untying it. Works like a charm.

    I'm 6 foot 7 with big 'ol meat hooks so I'm sure you can get it!
     
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    i hate the new twist ties, bring back the old plastic ones
     
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    I prefer the old ones alot more then this new stuff. If if wasnt for them, my BM Hammerstrike would have it's arms off the body. They were the only things that would work after the ball point area cracked and broke.
     
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    That's exactly what I do. Tighten and they push right through easily.

    I like the new ties since they untie really quickly for me and nail clippers work even better. I've got a few pairs of nail clippers whose blades are wrecked from just a few attacks on wire ties.
     
  12. grimlock1972

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    doesn't matter much to me to be honest.
     
  13. nelodiavolo

    nelodiavolo Transformer Nerd

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    Really hated the old school metal wire ties. The new paper ones make it much easier to deal with. Plus they are pretty eco friendly.
     
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    I had clippers which made removing twist ties a synch.

    I do miss them though because as stated they were reusable and highly durable.

    The new ties are just good for the trash and thus less green.
     
  15. wildfly

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    ( i think) it was about this time last year?
     
  16. nelodiavolo

    nelodiavolo Transformer Nerd

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    I use a set of precision scissors and still hated having to deal with the aftermath of plastic wires to throw away. That and my blind ass (without my glasses on) would always step on a few every so often. :lol 

    Not sure how they can be less green though. If I tossed the new ones which are made out of recycled paper product, it would most likely decompose rather quickly. Toss those metal core plastic ones, and it may be there for a while.

    I would imagine that while many people reuse the plastic ones, there are others like myself who just junk them into the garbage.
     
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    I wasnt refering to the biodegrading part of things.

    I just meant that the wire core twist ties can be reused. The new ones are not reuseable at all.
     
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    I forgot how much I hated the plastic coated wires till Thursday when I picked up my Jetwing Prime. Takara uses the wires still, what a pain. Far easier to get a toy free from Hasbro's paper ties than the old wires.
     
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    Prefer the old plastic coated metal ones. I tend to rebox figures after when I eventually take them off display to go into storage to make more shelf space for new stuff and the old ties were just easier, especially when it came to threading them through the bubble and through the back of the box.
    I demand Hasbro go back to the old ties solely because I want them to! :p 
     
  20. Auto Morph

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    I'm one of those pitiable people who likes to return opened figures back to their packaging after a while, and the old twisty ties were great for that (although some figures had waaaaaaay too many of them). Trying to tie knots back up in the new string ties is a massive PITA!
     

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