Ultra Jetstorm's mass defect

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  1. Hatch_1

    Hatch_1 Well-Known Member

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    What a shame. I've been watching the slow disentegration of his vac metal chest since I got him. First noticed the damage after maybe a year on the shelf and now it's reached this level. Mind you, he's remained completely untouched after I initially handled him. This has all happened on its own.

    I looked around ebay a bit and it is a common problem with loose Ultra Jetstorms. Any thoughts on why that is? I mean, I have a truck load of vac metal beasts as well as older, far less quality, vac metal toys and this has never before happened. You'd think by the time Beast Machines rolled around they would have perfected the process...

    Being as the problem is limited to loose examples, I'm surmising it's the result of an interation between the botched vac metal and oils on human skin. How has Botcon Cyclonus fared over the years? Anyone open theirs? Also, there was a Japanes release, yes? I still have a sealed Jetstorm but would like to find a displayable version that this won't happen to.

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  2. Foster

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    From what I've heard it was some kind of manufacturing error.

    Irrelevant to me, I have Ultra Jetsrorm but don't like the mold much at all.
     
  3. _Flashback_

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    I am sooooo glad I sold my MISB Jetstorm.
     
  4. TJOmega

    TJOmega The Plastic Addict Content Contributor

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    It's not a defect, it's battle damage! Just... 9 years delayed...
     
  5. Covenant

    Covenant Mr. Roboto in Disguise

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    I was under the impression for some time that was going to happen eventually to all Transmetals and likewise shiny BM figures...
     
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    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Mine has got off lightly. Just a few criss crossed lines, and one patch that's cracked off. I guess if it ever got really bad like that one, I'd take it all off, and use some metallic blue paint to redo it so it at least looked nice again.
     
  7. BadJeff

    BadJeff Bite my shiny metal ass!

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    Some type of contamination in the metalized film. Possibly excess solvent.
     
  8. General Magnus

    General Magnus Da Custodes of the Emprah

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    Mine has ahs the same problem. I wonder why my Cyclonus (same mold) does not.
     
  9. Deadsled

    Deadsled Energon Recovery

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    My TM Rattrap did that, I'm with Omegus Prime, I call it "Battle Damage Rattrap"!

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    Worst part was trying to get all those flakes out of the display case!
     
  10. Rodr-Evil

    Rodr-Evil Lucifer's children TFW2005 Supporter

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    That sucks!! that thing is common on TM figures?
     
  11. Foster

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    No, TM Rattrap and BM Ultra Jetstorm are the only widespread cases.
     
  12. General Magnus

    General Magnus Da Custodes of the Emprah

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    Will this happen to my Primal Prime?
     
  13. Deadsled

    Deadsled Energon Recovery

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    Mine hasn't yet and he's as old as RT was.
     
  14. Deceptigtar

    Deceptigtar Sworn Decepticon Assassin

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    mine is going too, only transmetal style painted figure i have that is doing it. i dont care so much, as long as my TM Tarantuals and Rampage dont do it.
     
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    unicronhq Banned

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    that is freaky...I have the ultra jetstorm and the beast machines returns jetstorm and the botcon cyclonus....all loose and sitting on a shelf for over a year and they are all pristine with no indications of the paint even looking scratched.....
     
  16. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    omg, I am so freaked out by this. my collection has been sitting in boxes in my dad's house in florida for 2 years, and later this month I'm going down to retrieve it all. I don't know what I'll do if I open them and find this...
     
  17. Feralstorm

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    I'm a fan of the Ultra Jetstorm mold and have several. The chrome-rot seems to vary, though it is common. I've got two (one in sealed box, one that's knocked around the house for years) which have very minimal cracking around a few edges. One in a display case that hasn't flaked off, but has tons of cracks through the chrome when I last looked, and one or two others with moderate amounts of flaked-off metal finish.
     
  18. Pravus Prime

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    I just checked mine. He's in a storage bin with some original G1 figures. Other then a chip on the raised section, mostly likely an impact scratch from when I moved, he's fine, no flaking, no crack patterns, nothing. So either mine was from a fine batch, or due to limited contact and being in a bin, hasn't deteriorated.
     
  19. salmonman78

    salmonman78 Mordin, my hero

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    Its happened extremely on my jetstorm, a little bit on my rattrap, but depending on conditions the others I've had no issues with. My TM Rhinox has i think a small chip but thats from being tipsy once.
     
  20. Noisemaze2006

    Noisemaze2006 Banned

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    I had 2 & it happened to both of them. I got rid of them. I didn't like the mold anyway so I don't miss them.
     

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