What to do when you get a scratch on a transformer?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by PropaneProphet, Dec 13, 2010.

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What do?

  1. Freak out?

    17.9%
  2. Paint it yourself?

    7.7%
  3. Don't care? W/E

    71.8%
  4. Buy a replacement?

    12.8%
  5. Into the trash? / Give it to someone else?

    2.6%
  6. Something not mentioned here?

    7.7%
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  1. PropaneProphet

    PropaneProphet Well-Known Member

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    I messed up Drift, not terribly, but pretty badly. The sheen's gone from some of his holster...

    And it's egg-shell colored pinkish...
     
  2. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

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    suicide.

    I wouldn't recommend it.
     
  3. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    If it's not a huge disfiguring scar I don't care. Plenty of mty TFs have little scratches on them from transporting them while moving or general use for the coimcs I make.
     
  4. Spiderus Prime

    Spiderus Prime TFW Spongebob since 2007

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    I just lift it as Battle Damage ever some have there Insignias scratch half way.
     
  5. Buster_Witwicky

    Buster_Witwicky ALL HAIL KORROK

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    I think it gives them character.
     
  6. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    Just deal with it. if you want perfection go MISB collection if its out of package stuff can and likely will happen to ding the figures up a bit.
     
  7. bny888

    bny888 バグバイト

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    That's why it's good to get at least two of your favorite figures, one to play with and one to keep factory sealed. :) 
     
  8. smokey420

    smokey420 auto-con

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    you make him battle damaged but some holes in him
     
  9. terry981

    terry981 Well-Known Member

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    Compound that sucker and wax it after. Nah, I dunno. If the scratch is minor, I wouldn't care too much.
     
  10. bny888

    bny888 バグバイト

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    It's sad when a figure has scratches right off the package, but if I accidentally stratch it myself, I usually don't mind, or I get another one if I can't stand the damage.
     
  11. bignick1693

    bignick1693 Maximal

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    i don't care much if it a little scratch.
     
  12. Matrixbeast

    Matrixbeast Here comes a thought

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    If it's small, don't care (That is, if I even notice).
    It it's big, I treat it as a battle scar (Since I have mine displayed in imaginary battles all the time).
     
  13. Nachtsider

    Nachtsider Banned

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    I couldn't care less about a scratch were it an insignificant one. A major scratch I would carefully paint over myself.
     
  14. tide

    tide NEON PRIDE

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    Minor scratches I could care less about. If its just paint thats come off I can repair it but if its gouged deeply enough into the plastic I'd consider replacement.
     
  15. kamuix

    kamuix weeeeee

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    i wouldn't worry too much about it, scratches happen. if possible, i'd try to paint and fix it or just leave it be.
     
  16. robowarrior

    robowarrior Arcee's BF

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    If I see a scratch on any of my TF figures, I scratch it even more, break it, and then throw it away for good and go buy another one....................nah I'm just kidding....

    I could care less for a scratch if it isn't noticeble, but like the rest of the board members here, I treat it as a battle damage type of figure and move on.
     
  17. xanthax

    xanthax choppaface

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    I don't worry about it. I don't show off my collection or anything to anyone and take blurry pics for my collection thread.
     
  18. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    I either don't care (it happens, y'know) or paint it myself.
     
  19. Wollstone

    Wollstone Banned

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    I concoct a carefully convoluted plan to scratch every single human being in the world so that they may feel my pain.
     
  20. The_Black_Sheep

    The_Black_Sheep Willyna...

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    It all depends on the figure. My Classics 2.0 Prowl had very sticky paint & instead of trying to re-paint him, I just bought another one off the shelf & his paintjob was 100x better. Then again, when my TFA Arcee got a little scratched at the rear of her altmode, I mixed up some white/light grey & the touch-up job came up a treat. If one of my expensive figures ever got scratched (I sure hope it never happens), I honestly don't know what I'd do. I just hope it doesn't end up being too expensive... :lol 
     

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