Yellowing isues on G1 Hun-gurrr??

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  1. Cornholiocon

    Cornholiocon Up the irons!

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    I just got a vintage G1 Hun-gurrr in great condition and want to display him. The spot I have picked doesn't get any direct sunlight but is by a window and the room can get bright.
    Since I have mostly G1 reissues I don't know if white vintage TFs have yellowing issues and I'd hate to mess this guy up.
    Does Hun-gurrr have any yellowing issues I should be concerned about??
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Satomiblood

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    Yes, he does. In fact, many light gray figures from that era are prone to yellowing.
     
  3. opt1musaber

    opt1musaber Victory Saber's Recruit

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    Anything made from plastics can get yellowing, so yes he can get yellowing IF you leave it directly under the sun for a period of time. Otherwise, it should be ok.
     
  4. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    One theory puts discoloring down to impurities in the plastic itself, rather then exposure to light.
     
  5. opt1musaber

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    Hmm donno. If this were the case then majority of G1 figures should have yellowed by now, even if kept MISB and stored in a cool and darkened climate.
     
  6. optimusfan

    optimusfan Kill your heroes Administrator

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    Here's a fantastic article on the topic:

    VC&G | Why Super Nintendos Lose Their Color: Plastic Discoloration in Classic Machines

    It's about consoles and vintage computers, but the basic concept and tips should still hold true.


     
  7. Satomiblood

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    I keep my entire collection in a walk-in closet. The door is shut almost all the time, so there's never any exposure to natural light (just the bulb in the closet itself). No dust gets in there, either.
     
  8. opt1musaber

    opt1musaber Victory Saber's Recruit

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    My problem is dust, which forces me to wipe my figures once every few months :( 
     
  9. strangeguy32000

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    Me, I just consider Yellowing a part of the toy's "Lifecycle". Yeah it is kind of awkward to see patches of the same piece of plastic in different colors, but that's life.
     
  10. Cornholiocon

    Cornholiocon Up the irons!

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    Thanks for all the input.
    I may want to move him to be safe.
     
  11. Big Dawg

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    I actually just got a G1 hun-grr and he was tellowed- mostly on the dragon heads and on his robot soulders- I'm going to try and retrobrite him and document the process and post it (although I have a ton of these side projects so I can't promise it will be quick lol)
     

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