Would you return a hard to find toy for missing paint?

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  1. Arcee's_Boy

    Arcee's_Boy Well-Known Member

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    So I finally found Mindwipe last night and I absolutely LOVE this guy!

    The problem is he is missing some purple paint on the jet exhaust on one side. While this isn't very obvious in bot mode it definitely stands out in alt mode.

    So here is my question to the masses:

    Would you return a hard to find toy for something like this in hopes that you might be able to find it again?

    Or is missing paint trivial? I'm on the fence on this one considering I will mainly display him in bot mode.

    Anybody else run into this with Mindwipe or another figure?
     

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  2. shibamura_prime

    shibamura_prime Jumpin' Jellyfish! Super Mod

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    With Mindwipe, I wouldn't sweat it. Hold on to him for another week or two and I'm sure he'll be on shelves en masse and you'll have your pick of the litter.
     
  3. ersico

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    you could return it in a week or two when its flooding the shelves...personallly i really like lil things like that...makes em kinda unique..
     
  4. Optimus Vader

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    That looks pretty stupid. I'd return it. Just play with it (or whatever you do with them) until you find another, then exchange it. Mindwipe will be all over the land in a week or so.
     
  5. joebot.

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    No because I can mix almost any color and paint it in. If for some reason I couldn't I would probably just remove the other side so it was symmetrical
     
  6. Tigertrack

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    You could try and find paint same/similar color and paint it your self.
     
  7. fateastray

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    Or remove the paint on the purple side.
     
  8. thenatureboywoo

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    Or you could just return it.
     
  9. Optimus Vader

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    That's way too easy.
     
  10. Optimus Sledge

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    I can't be bothered over minor things like that. As much as anything, it adds character. My Classics Mirage has a flaw in the paint on his face. I like to think it's a scar.

    Come to think of it, I've hung onto toys with minor parts missing if they don't bother me. One of the wheels on Legends Mixmaster, one of the handlebars on Reverb. It's just too much hassle to repackage the thing and lug it back into town for something that doesn't bother me.
     
  11. Counterpunch?

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    Yup, back it would go.
     
  12. Mechafire

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    Hell yes I'd return it.
     
  13. Satomiblood

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    There isn't a right or wrong way to go about doing this. You could wait a few weeks until Mindwipe became more plentiful and then return/exchange it. Or you could fill in the missing paint. The only trick would be color matching the purple on the figure.
     
  14. grimlock1972

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    No i'd keep it, only way id return for paint reasons is if it looked like it had been painted by a drunk monkey.
     
  15. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    I bought Recon Ironhide. There were tons of them when I did. Had to return it but (but not because of paint) when I did, they were sold out. I just kept it. Haven't seen ANY Recons ever since.
     
  16. TFormerfan

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    Bruticus isn't really rare but its becoming a little bit sought after because of the upgrade kit
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    One of his thighs are missing some purple paint.
    But I didn't bother to return it.
     
  17. Megatronwp38

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    I agree with this and I have done that. If that were my Mindwipe I would just use some rubbing alcohol to remove the paint on the other side so it matches.
     
  18. MegaMoonMan

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    Just paint them both black.
     
  19. Optimus Vader

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    His does. A large area that should be purple was missed.. on one side.

    Reading all of the "keep it and fix it yourself," or "keep it because it's special" is making me feel like someone slipped a few crazy pills in my coffee this morning.

    If it was purchased at Target or Walmart then you'd have 90 days to get a new one. There will be two on every shelf in no time.
     
  20. QmTablit

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    LOL I thought you said "hard to find"?

    Mindwipe's in widespread distribution. Give it a week or two for more cases to come out and for scalpers to get their fix.

    "Hard to find" is something from a year or so ago, not what's in distribution at this very moment.
     

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