Should Hasbro/Takara reissue past figures that suffered from faulty plastics?

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Should Hasbro/Takara reissue past figures that suffered from faulty plastics?

  1. YES! Now I can finally own a Beast Wars Randy or G2 Electro and not worry!

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  2. NO! These toys are over and done with, leave them to die a horrible death!

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  1. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    Should Hasbro/Takara reissue past figures (of which they still have useable molds of) that suffered from faulty plastics? Especially figures that suffered from gold or brown plastic syndrome? Reissue the figures as "renewal" versions in plastic colors similar to the originals, but the plastic used can now hold up to normal use and not disintegrate into dust? That way fans can still enjoy these products as they were properly meant to be and not feel worried and swayed from adding them to their collections. Since these figures already saw mass market release and there would be no line that they could all fit into, they could be sold through the club as special fan/collector-targeted items.

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  2. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Killbison fo sho! I'd buy Lio Kaiser again if that figure is repaired sometime in the future.

    I just don't like owning GPS figures because you KNOW its just going to eventually turn into dust.:( 
     
  3. Thenames9

    Thenames9 D-d-d-d-duel!

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    Black Zarak reissue??? I'd be all over this.
     
  4. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    I was under the impression that toys as recent as Universe Superion STILL have GPS.

    No?
     
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    You mean the microbot combiner? That was released years ago.

    Although I've heard GPS incidents as recent as Protoform Starscream from 2007, so the problem isn't totally removed.

    But yeah, I agree Hasbro should rerelease those problem-prone figures if they still can. Since only collectors are going to buy them anyway, the plastic doesn't need to be the same exact formula that was so stupidly brittle. Sure, the gold might be a bit duller, but I'd rather have a complete figure that doesn't break out of the blue instead of a brighter gold that's all swirly and shiny.
     
  6. Soundwinder

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    I would love a remold of G2 Electro in plastic that won't shatter, and getting rid of the rubber band waist thing.

    Even if they cut out the electronics.

    Hell, I'd "settle" (in that it's slightly more possible, though still a massive pipe dream) for a remold of Generations Kup as Electro, with a new head, new hood with an engine block, and obviously replacing the musket with a sword.
     
  7. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    IIRC, it was released approx a year to 15 months before Protoform Starscream.
     
  8. Soundwinder

    Soundwinder I wind sounds!

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    There's also the Legends Scorponok whose soft plastics got rather crumbly as well.
     
  9. MisterFanwank

    MisterFanwank Toy Industry Analyst

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    Rubber band waist?
     
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    I would love that. It could be a line of just G2/BW/etc revamps, called "Transformers: Stayin' Alive."
     
  11. gargunkle

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    Laser Rods have a waist not unlike GIJoes.
     
  12. MisterFanwank

    MisterFanwank Toy Industry Analyst

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    I have never played with GI Joes.

    However, am I correct in assuming that rather than a solid connection it's just a rubberband pulling the waist to the body?

    WEIRD.
     
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    Yup. It's oldschool balljointed waists. The kind of balljoints that involve no balls and really no joints, yet somehow...
     
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    Y'know, there's every chance that Sonokong has already done this for some figures. Or they just reissued them with loose screws and no difference in plastic.
     
  15. Soundwinder

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    Between the gold plastic, the rubber band waist, and the electronics it's like a designer thought "Gee, I want to make an awesome figure that has absolutely no chance to exist in good condition in five years."
     
  16. CZ Hazard

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    My Randy is fine. He's MISB and will never be opened, but he is fine. Haha.

    I have G2 Arielbots in Superion mode, is Slingshot safer as an arm or leg?

    To answer the OP, I think HasTak should only concentrate on re-issuing pieces we haven't had as reissues before regardless of previous quality issues.
     
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    Or they wanted to make a toy that their company could sell with the highest profitability.
     
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    I love it. BW Transmetals Megs and G2 Electro would be most welcome!
     
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    :lol  it's true. Though to be fair the waist is really easy to fix. I've had to replace it on all of my Laser Rods, except Electro ironically.
     
  20. PoweredConvoy

    PoweredConvoy Randy of the Allspark

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    If they reissue the figures under normal circumstances, they should definitely look to use different kinds of plastics than the kind that suffered from GPS.

    Randy
     

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