Question about Transformers and heat

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Urlacher5454, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. Urlacher5454

    Urlacher5454 Well-Known Member

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    I moved into an apartment in the fall and upon arriving I put a large box of Transformers and other toys up in the attic. I went up there today to find something and it was scorching up there. I know I should have thought of this before but would a hot attic cause any problems with my Transformers and other toys?
     
  2. Bgrngod

    Bgrngod Autocon

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    If they've got stickers on them, you are going to be in a world of hurt.

    If and when you do bring them down to a cooler climate, don't transform them until they cool off. The plastic will surely be more apt to bend/chip/scrape/snap when hot.
     
  3. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    id say yes its possible it could, but only way to be sure is to inspect them
     
  4. MidnightBliss

    MidnightBliss Well-Known Member

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    If it was hot enough you may get warped plastic. Especially if heavier items were on lighter or brittle items.
     
  5. Urlacher5454

    Urlacher5454 Well-Known Member

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    Ok thanks for the quick reply guys. I'll inspect them and move them tomorrow. I'll ask my land lord if I can occupy part of the basement.
     
  6. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    I'd be more worried about the pieces with softer plastics. When I moved, I unpacked a Primus with saggy spires and a squished Omega Lock, my KO Cyclonus's nose cone was a bit droopy too...hopefully they'll regain their proper shapes. I don't think you'll have much problem other than that, even at warmer temps, harder plastic might get warm, but not enough to change shape. The stickers thing might be valid though...
     
  7. MidnightBliss

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    Make sure the basement is dry. Dampness can cause screws to rust.
     
  8. Lunar Archivist

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    Move them a.s.a.p. I once saw pictures of a Motormaster who'd been left in a heated car. Looked like something out of a Salvador Dali painting. :p 
     
  9. Kup-is-Dion

    Kup-is-Dion Lord Cthulhu

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    Plastic toys + high heat = Epic Fail
    I lost my RID Omega Prime in this fashion. It was horrible, I still haven't been able to replace him:cry 
     
  10. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    I've had boxes of loose G1 in the cupboard under my stairs for the last five years and it gets rather hot in there because hot water pipes run through it. I opened the boxes a few months ago and everything was fine.
    Just lucky I guess.
     
  11. Th0r4z1n3

    Th0r4z1n3 The F*cking Lizard King! Veteran

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    Im no expert on plastic but given what experiance i have with it, it seams to me that the constant heating & cooling of plasitc (night-day-night-day....) would cause the plastic to become brittle over time. Just a thought.
     

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