Soft plastic concerns

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Soundblaster1, May 23, 2011.

  1. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Anyone else concerned with the large amount of soft plastic used in DOTM figures? I haven't bought that many, but it shows up often enough in the ones I have...

    Crankcase's hands and dreads
    Megatron's cloak
    CybCom Blackout's Scorponok

    I'm afraid the plastic might go stiff over time and crumble (like Legends Scorponok from the first movie... The tail would crumble) and ruin the figures.

    Anyone have any input/speculative concerns?
     
  2. jazzmasta32

    jazzmasta32 Well-Known Member

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    I have some concerns about Sentinel Primes rear-view mirrors. They're already pretty stiff and you have to push them around every time you transform him.

    Then again my Skorponok doesn't have any issues, so I'm probably okay.
     
  3. Jaicen

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    I have grave misgivings about the dreads on Crankcase. They're supposed to hinge, but mine just refuse to do so, hence when transformed they're just bent and stuffed into the engine space. I'm concerned that it will deteriorate over time
     
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    I get the feeling shockwave's hose will suffer from this.
     
  5. ComicGuy89

    ComicGuy89 Well-Known Member

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    I must admit, I'm no fan of the soft plastic. However I think for Megatron's cloak, it's fine, since he doesn't need it as part of his transformation.
     
  6. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Crankcase's dreads should move... I think I'm gonna try to fix them while replacement heads are still plentiful at Walmart.
     
  7. iamamachine

    iamamachine colonyofcells

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    All plastic will release toxic chemicals over time so it is wiser to wear gloves when handling plastic toys.
     
  8. Brooticus

    Brooticus "You bred Raptors?"

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    If you get a screwdriver and take the head apart (the light piping comes in two halves, lift the top piece off), you can loosen them simply by taking them off the hinge and putting them back on again. I think they stick because they're assembled put on while the paint is still tacky.
     

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