PSA: New toy plastic condition discovered (abandon all hope)

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  1. DBarricade

    DBarricade General Nutcase

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    Considering the longer I had Rampage the more I wanted to throw him against the wall, I wouldn't wish anyone to have to experience the toy's sheer unpleasantness. If one of those KO companies that improve upon the base figure take a crack at Rampage, maybe consider that.

    But as for the tread-whips causing issues, I don't think they're made of the same stuff as Demolishor or Bludgeon's treads, so I don't think we'll see anything of that.
     
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  2. QueenKuuga

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    in the name of science and seeing if any other figs are affected, I have checked
    animated shockwave (claws+horns)
    animated blur (head fin)
    animated oilslick (handlbars, goat horns and fingers)
    rotf sideswipe, normal and sidearm with the pistols (hip pistons)
    rotf rampage (treads)
    rotf voyager optimus (swords)
    dotm voyager megs (cape thing)
    prime ratchet (swords)
    prime soundwave (arms, wings etc)

    none are affected
     
  3. Edwardmus Prime

    Edwardmus Prime Curious and Creative Man

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    Seems like some of my favorite toys are boned. Prime Shockwave, CW Slingshot, whoever is stuck with Demolisher in that storage shed... I knew thee well.

    It doesn't seem like it's affected guys like these yet or anyone outside these two molds, but hope for the best and expect the worst is what I say. The worst means that Alpha Bravo's the last remaining Aerialbot... which I am kind of cool with, but disheartened that I may lose them all. It's a real bummer, is what I am getting at.
     
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    I have an unopened Banzaitron which I'm in even less of a rush to open now. For those whose treads have not shown signs of the problem so far, I would highly recommend not touching those parts with your bare fingers. The last thing you'll want to do is introduce any skin oils to those parts from your fingertips.
     
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    It has affected my CW G1 Megatron, will post pics later.
     
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    Da faq!!!!! I have one misb. Do I still need to worry? Trying to remember if that rubber is touching the plastic tray.
     
  7. MetalStorm

    MetalStorm Click Click Boom!

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  8. IceConvoy

    IceConvoy Jikuu Keiji

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    That is incredibly disappointing.
     
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    God I hope not. Mine is misb too.
     
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    It looks like the bogie wheel that is affected is painted, it seems to be eating the paint rather than the plastic.
     
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    Thank you for sharing this. Fucking sucks, but good look out
     
  13. Ratchets Hatch

    Ratchets Hatch Cannot Hold Weapon

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    I'm sure a third party company will design some replacement treads.
     
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    einhazard Sentient Tapedeck

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    Can confirm on my own: Bludgeon got a little melty in tank mode. Still transformed fine, though. Rampage is 100% okay
     
  15. Fretburn

    Fretburn We need Instrument TFs

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    Well shit. My Bludgeon and Demolishsor are both affected. Won't even be able to transform Bludgeon anymore.
     
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    I'll be checking my G1 CW Megs tonight. Will post results... I don't transform him much so if there is an issue I'll just remove the treads or maybe put some masking tape between the parts....
     
  17. TheAmazingBrave

    TheAmazingBrave 吾輩は猫である!!!

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    Can you even remove the treads on CW Megatron? Looks like there are pins keeping the tank treads together.
     
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    Aerialbots!?!? MAN I want a set of those this SUUUUUCKS!
    I DO Have Combaticon Blastoff who is one of their molds would he be effected?
     
  19. jru42287

    jru42287 Where are my testicles, Summer?

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    I noticed that when I had Demolishor displayed, his treads started to get stuck to the wooden shelf he was displayed on. I suppose that is related.
     
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    DBarricade General Nutcase

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    Stop panicking. There have been no reports of any Transformers that don't feature working treads being affected by this. As far as we know, the Aerialbot molds are safe. (that includes CW Blast Off)
     
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