As I was doing inventory recently, I noticed something strange about several of the Pretender shells in my junker bin. A number of them had these unusual brown "freckles" all over the lighter-colored plastic parts (Bumblebee's arms, Skullgrin's skull, etc.). At first, I thought this was simply a matter of them having belonged to a smoker who'd gotten smoldering cigarette ash all over them, but then I started noticing the same thing on the Pretenders I owned as a kid, such as Submarauder (arms) and Iguanus (belt). I'm not sure what to make of this. One of my eBay seller friends suggested it might be some kind of fungus, but I'm not sure that's it. My Pretenders spent nearly 20 years on a shelf in my room, which is not damp, moist, or dark, and I don't smoke at all. It could just be a weird defect in the plastic, though. Has anyone else run into this problem before?