universe ironhide paint probs

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  1. DJCHARTERS

    DJCHARTERS Well-Known Member

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    hi, i just received my universe iron hide and i dont know if its just my figure but after playing with him quite a bit the red paint on the clear plastic parts seems to be suffering the same fate as prowls paint aps. it became tacky and has started to look grimey and dingy....

    just a heads up
     
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    Have not opened mine but I got lucky with Prowl. Hopefully lightning strikes the same spot twice :D 
     
  3. RKillian

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  4. Shark Jumper

    Shark Jumper さあ、お前の罪を数えろ

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    Ugh it's bad enough he has blue face, but sticky paint?

    Shame on you hasblow.
     
  5. DJCHARTERS

    DJCHARTERS Well-Known Member

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    posted a few pics so you can see where the paint has gone funny. it looks more obvious in person though.
     
  6. djmagic

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    dang what is up with universe, i dont remeber any problem with the movie ones. Oh well he gets transformed and goes on the shelf, never to be played with
     
  7. Optimatron

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    May I ask where you got him?? It seems as though Universe Wave 3 is never going to show up in the US and I know when it does it's going to take for forever for them to reach GA.
     
  8. DJCHARTERS

    DJCHARTERS Well-Known Member

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    got him from singapor via ebay. they have been released there i think or at least sighted. only paid £20 for it which is about retail price when buying from abroad
     
  9. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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  10. Valkysas

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    glad I'm going henkei for ironhide.
     
  11. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    It's bothersome to hear the sticky paint issues haven't been squashed yet. While a few sloppy or missing paint apps are of little consequence to most kids (though collectors have a bigger problem with it), a toy that gets tacky and disgusting and smeared when touched enough certainly IS.
     
  12. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    Seems to me Hasbro simply doesn't CARE if the paint has issues - have they ever (other than possible lead)?
     
  13. Optimatron

    Optimatron Autobot

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    Please tell me where and at what department store! lol I cannot wait untill later...I must know now! lol j/k...I guess I can wait I just have all day to call around and search so I wouldn't mind narrowing my search to whatever department store they've been spotted at.
     
  14. djmagic

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    walmart
     
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    Singapore FTW :lol  He was out here about 2 weeks ago together with Silverstreak and Sideswipe. Apparently he is short-packed though as he quickly disappeared off the shelves, leaving an overstock of Sideswipe and Silverstreak. :)  Glad to know that you folks over in NA are able to get your hands on them locally now.
     
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    i got mine in singapore too, but in retail for just SGD 26.90...about 2 weeks ago...im guessing u got urs much earlier

    definitely getting henkei version of ironhide myself..coz although mine has no paint app problems, i dont like the blue face..i just got this coz i was impatient :D 
     
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    i wont even touch my Prowl cause of his paint-im just gonna get Smokescreen. ill prbly try and go Henkei if its really bad
     
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    haha, i dont touch my prowl either...at least not on the doors...i just transformed him once and just left him there, moving him only by holding his head :D 
     
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    I've never seen this tacky paint issue in person before, and I hope to keep it that way! And that includes Prowl - although I returned him for being an unsatisfying TF regardless. Ironhide might end up falling into that category as well, not feeling him just yet.
     
  20. Backstop

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    Did you wear gloves? lol..
     

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