GPS?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by trex5000, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. trex5000

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    my movie legends scorponok's tail literally fell apart when i picked it up today,

    at the time i was literally thinking,"this is one of my all time favorite movie wait, what? oh no, ..no, no no NOOOO!
     

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    Hmm, I wonder if that means in a few years Gold Bumblebee and Universe Treadbolt will be having the same problems.
     
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    Dayum. *glances worryingly at beloved Henkei Dinobot*
     
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    :jawdropper:  Oh crap, I forgot about him having it :(  We might get lucky, no swirling on the plastic and there are examples that haven't just disintegrated.
     
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    I thought that the problem of GPS had been fixed in later years. Guess I was wrong.
    Too bad about your toy, and possibly about a whole lot of our toys in the future >_>
     
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    IIRC there is still a question mark over the movie 1 Protoform Starscream figure too..?
     
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    ^There was. Mine seems to be still fine though :) 
     
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    Is there something that triggers it? Mine was put away, in a plastic container..
     
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    Same, I think I dodged a bullet as it was one of my first TFs
     
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    This isn't GPS, from what i've heard (dont own the figure). This is a unique soft plastic drying out and crumbling.

    Gold Bumblebee isn't the right kind of plastic for this to happen with, he's safe.

    My first protoform starscream crumbled, my second did not. Reports of him breaking are rare, so Hasbro probably sorted out the GPS issue during his production run.

    Unfortunately, the trigger is existing.
     
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    luckily none of my classics or henkei have been affected...
     
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    Yeah dude, same thing happened to my lgd Scorponok. The tail sharp things broke very very easily.
     
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    this dude is a jewel of the GPS syndrome...do pretty...but i will never ever transform him.
     
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    Why would they? No Classics or Henkei figures have any gold plastic that I recall.
     
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    i have the same problem but i used super glue for glue the pieces back
     
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    SWTF Mellenium Falcon... the hinge on Han Solo's crotch shattered... I glued it back... happened again...
     
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    From what I understand, he doesn't suffer from GPS, just weak plastic that can't take the stress of play.
     
  19. taterx

    taterx Lurkin since Transfandom

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    I have had a TM1 Megatron break at the shoulder hinge once. Figured it was freaking GPS like my G2 Slingshot. I replaced those with sealed specimens and don't even stare at the packages to long. lol
     
  20. Elrodthealbino

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    TM Megatron definitely isn't GPS. Just a bad design. For some reason the Japanese one is fine.

    The kings of GPS are G2 Slingshot, G2 Electro, Randy, G1 Roadblock, G1 Skyhammer (for reals), Slog, Bristleback and Black Zarak.

    Killbison has it too, but because he is such a brick, they are usually okay.