Universe Pyro?

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  1. Trek

    Trek Well-Known Member

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    I was browsing through Yahoo Auctions when I came across this:

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    Anyone know what it is?
     
  2. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    It's Pyro bootleg. There was a review on it a few months back. The parts are interchangeable with the original.
     
  3. Trek

    Trek Well-Known Member

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    Ah, glad I didn't post this in News then. :) 
     
  4. gargunkle

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    FWIW, from the other thread I believe you could swap out the parts that would suffer from "gold plastic syndrome." So it could be pretty worthwhile if you have the original, or just like the mold.
     
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    Jeremy.B Formerly Leader Blackout TFW2005 Supporter

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    Trek, do you have the link?
     
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    SMOG Vocab-champion ArgueTitan

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    So what exactly is this "gold plastic syndrome" anyway? I'd heard of it, but never gave it much thought until now.

    It just reminded me that a few months ago, I got a vintage G2 Electro in good shape, but as soon as I tried to transform it, it pretty much started to crumble in my hands! I guess that's the "gold plastic syndrome" right there, but what causes it? What other figures are afflicted?

    I guess there's not much to be done with poor Electro... he's pretty much ALL gold plastic! :( 

    zmog
     
  7. Th0r4z1n3

    Th0r4z1n3 The F*cking Lizard King! Veteran

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    It pritty much has to do with how they make the platic. Metallic colored plastics tend not to age as well as other types and becomes more brittle with age. From what I understand it has to do with the process that's used to get the plastic to take the metallic pigment, as opposed to just a normal coloration.

    EDIT: Here found this link http://transformers.wikia.com/wiki/Gold_Plastic_Syndrome
     
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    Vampyr Shockwave loyalist

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    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    That's intriguing, I haven't seen it before. Looks like they've tried to do him in a Movie Prime sort of colour scheme...
     
  11. gargunkle

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    My French is rusty but I think that one's over.
     
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    *push*

    has anyone a source to buy it?
     

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