Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by PrimeMA2204, Aug 10, 2022.
Me too honestly.
Well, considering ive never seen him In a G1 thread. I figure he collects movie figures and is trolling hard.
I suspect you are the guy that posts this same thread every couple of years. You haven't died from lead yet.
If you are TRULY worried about lead paint on collectors toys and this isn't just a trolling attempt - you should worry about something that is actually dangerous. Maybe you do? I'm guessing you never leave the house because there's a whole wide world of shit out there that will actually harm/kill you, with toys at the very bottom of the list. How do you eat or breathe without being in constant terror?
Don't lick them, problem solved. Worry about something else now. Or better yet, don't worry. Be happy. Play with toys.
Im being serious lol I’ve had a few fanstoys pieces that I was displeased with.
The only paint I ever encoutered that made me think it might be shoddy was KFC Transistor's Hifi / Rewind. That thing just left flecks all over the place.
I really don’t think there’s a need for you to make so many assumptions about my behavior lol. They’re pretty unfounded seeing as, despite what concerns I may or may not have, I do still buy 3P figures.
And yet you don't directly refute any of what I said.
That's oxymoronic, if you indeed have all of these actual concerns about 3rd party figures and toys in general. Yet you still continue to purchase them anyway, as if none of this actually matters. This thread is pointless.
Refute…what exactly? I can’t exactly just tell you that I go outside and enjoy myself and have it mean anything. You convinced yourself that I sit in my house all day based off a question I asked on the internet.
I get what you’re saying but I never actually said it stresses me out. My OP was just asking what people thought of it, if anything at all.
I’ve become more wary of weird paint in them as of late, it’s why I’ve become really annoyed at companies with over painted figures or easy to chip paint. Wish we had more info on it from companies that have reps here.
I’m pleased that MM gave us a definitive response.
They're pretty sharp sometimes, black mamba sideswipe had some horrendous needly parts
Other than that, so long as you're not treating them as chewtoys you should be fine.
That being said, if it has a strong smell out-of-the-box, you should definitely leave it in your garage for a few days to off-gas. ABS releases a lot of bad VOCs, particularly styrene (which is carcinogenic), and if it's packaged quickly after manufacture they can get trapped in the package with it.
Sigh. Why do people know about lead, but then know all the wrong things?
Even if you licked lead paint, it would not taste sweet. It would not taste of anything, because the lead will not leech out of the paint onto your tongue just because you licked it.
The danger to lead paint lies in it crumbling and flaking, with the resulting lead compound powder being ingested over time and slowly poisoning you. Lead paint used on your walls is the danger, not lead paint on toys (and lead in petrol was far, far worse). Yes, it is different with children, who will often put things in their mouths and suck on them, and in that case lead can leech out (saliva being acidic, after all), but that's not even remotely what we're discussing here. Even if your Transformers toys were made of lead then you would still not be in danger from them just by having them on a shelf.
Lead is dangerous, yes, and should not be used in all sorts of things. But at the same time, the kind of concerns raised in threads like this are largely just moral panic. And like all good moral panics, it comes in bursts every so often. Is there some sort of rag out there on the internet digging up the dangers of lead on a slow news day this week?
Is lead paint even a thing anymore? I mean I'm sure it's all over older homes in some of the poorer parts of the world, but I can't imagine its still super prevalent being sold or used these days.
And given that pretty much all 3P figures are manufactured in China, and a huge proportion of their manufacturing is aimed at Western Markets, I doubt they'd be using a lot of lead paint.
Edit: Hmmn,Seems like lead paint is still quite common in CHina, at least up until a couple of years ago. The new standards as of 2020 are very strict but levels of lead were still fairly high just a few years ago.
So yes, there may be lead in the paint in your TRansformers, but as long as you aren't scraping or sanding it off and swallowing it, you should be fine. I'd probably be more worried about all the carcinogens in the air you breathe and the food you eat.
China Adopts New Lead Paint Standards to Protect Children’s Health | IPEN
I'll repeat the sentiment from above.
What is happening in this thread? I thought there was just a lot of tongue in cheek sarcasm about tasting figures, but some of these replies seem serious.
Surprising people are able to buy these expensive luxury items when they're concerned they may need to consume them in these trying times......
tasting figures tier list when
Lead paint isnt a problem.
Asbestos tho....thats the thing to be worried about.
Oh and cosmic rust. Dont discount the cosmic rust. Its real and its here.
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