Current state of GPS?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by NemesisCheetor, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. NemesisCheetor

    NemesisCheetor Predacon Elite

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    I'm starting this thread to see if GPS, otherwise known as Gold Plastic Syndrome, is still a problem with any of the current Transformers toys, whether Takara or Hasbro-created. To start things off, I'd appreciate the help of someone who has a 2015 RiD Scorponok, does it have the potential for GPS, considering its sparkly goldish-brown parts?
     
  2. Lord Black Cat

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    In theory it should be a thing of the past. There was an interview in 2009 where somebody from Hasbro acknowledged that the gold flecks in the plastic would lead to toys with an expiration date. They've supposedly found a way around it with different plastic so it shouldn't be an issue.
     
  3. ssjkazer

    ssjkazer mr dyslexia

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    they fixed gps with the transformers animated line, though clear plastic is still more fragile but that goes without saying
     
  4. TheBeastman

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    Supposedly its fixed but there's always the potential that unforeseen things can happen. GPS is a time thing.
     
  5. TFXProtector

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    GPS is pretty much eliminated. They no longer need the gold/metallic flecks and can achieve the same color by causing different color swirls in the plastic. Some plastics are organic instead of petroleum based and they've helped as well.