Stress Marks common on Reissue Prime?

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  1. blunky

    blunky Active Member

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    Hi,

    I just picked up an open box Reissue Optimus Prime. It's the TRU commemorative one from Hasbro. I got it off of ebay. However, when I opened up my box I noticed that there appear to be what look like either stress marks or poor molding in the trailer. Just wondering if this is a common issue? Or if this was caused by poor handling by the previous owner and also possilby poor packing of the trailer during shipping?

    He claimed it was in "excellent condition" in the auction. I wrote him a message but haven't heard back yet.

    Thanks for any help in advance!

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  2. Valkysas

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    where at, exactly?
     
  3. blunky

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    It's on the trailer. One rather significant mark on the driver side of the trailer near the rear third of the trailer. And then a few on top of the trailer.

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  4. FreshDebesh

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    Are you sure they're stress marks? It can be the plastic as that gray plastic tends to have swirls.
     
  5. blunky

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    Well, that's what I'm trying to figure out I guess. Are these swirls common in the plastic of the trailer for this reissue Prime? It's like it's a darker shade of plastic there. I would say it looks like a stress mark but I'm not sure.

    The main reason I'm asking is because it was pretty poorly packed and looked like the box had been crushed with the trailer sitting right under the area of the box where it was crushed.
     
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    DorkimusPrime King of the Squirrels

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    it could be where you put those swing-out stands out to the side to lower the side of the trailer, then set something relatively heavy on the folded-down side...that could possibly leave a stress mark.

    Can you post pictures?
     
  7. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Stress marks are always lighter than the original plastic.
     
  8. blunky

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    If it's always lighter, then what causes it to be darker? One spot looks almost like it's a perfect line splitting two different materials altogether.

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  9. Rend

    Rend Decepticreep Killer

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    A picture would really help to answer this question. :p 
     
  10. Valkysas

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    sounds like it's just the normal swirls in the trailer's plastic.
     
  11. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

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    Yeah, just sounds like swirly plastic.
     
  12. blahduh

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    swirly plastic is perfectly normal for g1 trailers
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  13. blunky

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    Ah yes, that's sort of what it looks like. There is also something that looks different from the picture blahduh posted. But I think I can tell the difference more clearly now between the swirly plastic and the stress marks.

    Thanks for the help!!! Appreciate it. I'll still try to post a pic if I get a chance.

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