Weirdest. Defect. Ever.

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  1. TJOmega

    TJOmega The Plastic Addict Content Contributor

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    So today I found that the Walmart that always failed me was the first in my area to stock movie figures, and I got there when they just finished putting most out there cause not a one from the first waves was missing (i.e. two Ironhides and Starscreams, two Wreckage, two Swindle, etc). Among my haul was Bonecrusher, who I love, but there's an oddity to him...

    Now we've all heard about Cybertron Downshift's swapped fists, Universe Magnus's backwards arms, and other oddities like the no-facepaint Energon Rodimus. (I myself have a Cybertron Downshift with only one eye and Cybertron bendy Prime with an unpainted faceplate) This one, however, takes the cake.

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    That is a fingerprint, people. You can see the rounded shapes, the right pattern to the groves, even where the Decepticon symbol was rubbed off from someone pressing it down. My best guess, the figure wasn't quite together and someone had to squeeze the parts together, or a worker grabbed the part a little too fast from the assembly line, but while the plastic was still hot enough to be pliable? Had to hurt... But I guess this means I can ID the guy who messed up my Bonecrusher.

    Anyone else ever get something like this, or at least something as odd of a defect?
     
  2. flux convoy

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    As odd as it may be, it's still pretty neat.
     
  3. ZeroMayhem

    ZeroMayhem Henshin a Go-Go Baby!

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    Never had anything that odd on one of my TFs. Closest I've come is my Cyberton Scourge that has two left hands.
     
  4. wavelength

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    sell it to a completist
     
  5. Rodimus Major

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    ZOMG teh fingerprint of Primus!!!!1111 ::bows::
     
  6. JD

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    Hey...it kinda looks like the Virgin Mary....ZOMG! :p 
     
  7. QuinJester

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    Probably more likely someone pressed into it who had superglue residue or plastic glue on their finger, which melted into the plastic a bit. The part sprues are fully molded and hard before they come out of the molds. Still funny though.
     
  8. redsquadron

    redsquadron Token idiot...

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    Yes, I think someone in packing or assembly (don't know at what point the paints aps. are added) has had a chemical of some description on their fingers.

    I'm glad that figure isn't mine - That sort of fault would annoy the hell out of me enough to buy another right away.
     
  9. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    that's actually a pretty cool defect. I had something similar on my 1st alt mirage. There was a big fingerprint in the white stripes on his roof. I didn't even notice it until I got home because I was so excited to have one but thankfully the target had one the next day and I did the old I don' t have a receipt and want to exchange it routine lol.
     
  10. LigerPrime

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    Man, oh man...if I had a defect like that, I will be extremely cheesed off...can you do anything about it such as returning it or something?
     
  11. SydneyY

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    I have heard of a BT-17 (of all things) with a white fingerprint on its window, but haven't seen the picture.
     
  12. Valkysas

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    someone here has a G1 wheeljack with a fingerprint on it.
     
  13. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    ew, dude. you dont know what the dude with the fingerprints been touching.
     
  14. Dark_Convoy

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    My alt Alt Ravage (Jaguar version) has a mold flaw on the rear driver's side right over the tire, it looks almost like a cigarette was put out on it, I'm sure it was just where the mold wasn't clean or the plastic stuck.

    Its so minor I didn't even notice for a few days after having opening it.
     
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    Use the fingerprint to find out who did it. Then sue him for an unreasonable amount of money for ruining a $10 toy. It's the American way.
     
  16. Chaos Incarnate

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    I had a fingerprint on the inside of the windshield of my Windcharger.
     
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    There's all these fingerprints on my TFs too. And it's ALWAYS after I touch them!

    Weird, huh?
     
  19. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    This is a very literal burrrrn.
     
  20. DoctorJoe

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    I have had a fingerprint on one tf and another on a toynami robotech figure.....its a little annoying, and just a little gross.....don't know why, it just feels....gross...
     

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