White plastic should be outlawed

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  1. Hatch_1

    Hatch_1 Well-Known Member

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    *sigh* Poor, poor Jetfire. He'll now have to join my small, yet exclusive club of discolored toys. Apparently, even indirect natural light is enough to get the job done:

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    Minerva, Greatshot, and now Jetfire, this is getting ridiculous. I have got to get some UV film for the windows. Who sells that stuff, anyway? Hardware store?

    **On a six degrees of separation-type related note, I picked up Robotech: Shadow Chronicles DVD at Wal-Mart today (along with Classics Jetfire who was finally in stock). This took me back a bit, since a: I didn't know it was out - and b: I never would have anticipated being able to get it at WM :) 

    Anyhoo, recommended! Now this is an honest-to-goodness Robotech show that, were it made into a series, would easily remove my 'casual' status as an RT fan.

    Alpha/Betas, Cyclones, giant space battles, and only *one* crappy song break... what's not to like?
     
  2. MV75

    MV75 Well-Known Member

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    Get your house windows tinted. Same as car window tinting, just on a larger scale. :)  Plus you can go as dark as you damn well want.

    BTW, can I have the armor and gun to go with my perfectly white jetfire? :D 
     
  3. Frognal

    Frognal Prodigal Son Returned

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    But is it all white plastic, or just the stuff that was used 20 years ago?
     
  4. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Any plastic can discolour. I've got a box full of sunburnt Micromasters that by all rights I ought to replace someday. For the best results, you want to keep them out of direct sunlight. All my rare stuff is kept on a shelf which is high up enough that the only light that reaches it comes from the lighbulb on the far side of the room. I'm not too worried about a tiny bit of yellowing, though. My TFs are my childhood, they were played with and enjoyed then as now (only now, it's more enjoying and less playing)
     
  5. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    I hate white too..wish they wold stop making white TFs...My jetfire went the same way with NO direct sunlight every touching it. MY prowl and jazz's shoulders have faded to an off white grayish color too...ticks u off..I replaced jetfire. I don't know where else to store these things or what to do..
     
  6. Backscatter

    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

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    I've got another issue. Some of the Pretenders are made of a low grade plastic with the Decepticons. Some of the Japanese Victory Dinocons too. They have brown age spots! They weren't exposed to any direct lighting at all. Also, some of the Action Master partners have fading plastic. Action Figures aren't designed to last over 20 years I guess.
     
  7. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    pfft, you think thats toy discoloration, you should see the G1 jetfire I picked up at an old junk shop. ill try and get pics tomorrow, its nearly bright yellow. I think its been left in the desert for a good year or so.
     
  8. Golden Age

    Golden Age BATTLE BEAST

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    I dont have direct light on my toys, but I do have windows in my room with curtains drawn. will discolor my tfs?
     
  9. Hotspot17

    Hotspot17 Search and Rescue: Vet

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    Hell, I'm so paranoid of the discoloring from sunlight and regular light that I just put all my toys into rubbermaid bins. I know I'm going to get heat for this from my local friends but I don't care. I paid enough money for these toys, I not going to risk them getting destroyed just from light. It's just easier that way. Plus no dusting. But I always have junkers around for display and for play. Hell, I got a goshooter yellowed sitting in the sun everyday. I want to see how much more yellowing he can get. :ev: 
     
  10. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    This is why make sure my hands are clean when fiddling with Classics Jetfire.
    He's so white, and I plan to keep it that way.

    My g1 Jetfir is also yellowed

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  11. Tech Spec

    Tech Spec Breeze Loo

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    You should rename him Desert Storm Jetfire :lol :
     
  12. Hatch_1

    Hatch_1 Well-Known Member

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    It's possible. That sounds similar to what's happened here. I had him displayed in a case for a number of years across the room from a small window. That window never gets direct light and the curtains are always closed. Sounds wonky but I can't think of anything else to explain it. The discoloration is only on the front of toy (I turned his right forearm to the side so the white would show) so it's likely not from natural degradation.

    I suppose I'll have to replace him. Shouldn't be terribly bad to do so as I only need the robot. *shrug* I do hope the tinting thing works out. Hate having to hide toys in closets and such like I have with Fort Max. Right now, he's wrapped in bubble wrap, surrounded by packing peanuts, inside a box that's inside a closet...

    oh the fun we have together
     
  13. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I'll blow your mind with this story. I had Jetfire when I was a kid, in fact, he's one of the few TFs from my childhood that I still have. He was still perfectly white the last time I saw him when I was a kid. He got packed away in the bottom of a box in the back of a dark closet. Jetfire stayed there until a couple years ago when I went back home and dug him out. He has about the same amount of yellowing as that top pic, even though all of it occurred in complete darkness. I think it's just aging of the plastic and not at all related to sunlight.
     
  14. Tenebrouser

    Tenebrouser Craft...or is it crap?

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    Yeah, white TFs are the scourge of collecting. My G1 Jetfire is still white, but I look at it and wonder if its time is coming too.

    And, I also have seen yellowing of white plastic not exposed to sunlight. Plastic will do that, I guess.
     
  15. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    ugh, I wonder if this'll happen to my bone white star saber?
     
  16. Golden Age

    Golden Age BATTLE BEAST

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    :eek:  these are like scary bedtime stories for TF collectors.
     
  17. Chaos Muffin

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    This is why i rarely took mine out of the box .
    I fear the yellow

    check out the nose on my GS, makes me feel like cryin

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  18. Dolza_Khyron

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    yay, glad i got, special uv ray protective windows.

    none of my transformers have every yellowed themselves, just ones i've botten on the internet, that came yellowed. so i've never had the problem myself.
     
  19. Dolza_Khyron

    Dolza_Khyron Well-Known Member

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    or maybe, he spent too much time with cykill's teeth...
     
  20. Omnibus Prime

    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

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    *hides in a dark room with all his clones*
     

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