That one damn twistie!

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Mister Gone, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. videriant

    videriant Well-Known Member

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    The 10 or so twisties that goe all the way back are about 8" long. The single short ones are only 3-4". That's 4" that Hasbro saves on twisties each package. Multiply that by 100,000 packages in a run, 20 figures (run) a year, 0.05 cents per 1"and they're saving $4,000 a year. How dare you question Hasbro logic!!!!!!
     
  2. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    They can save more with NO twisties. :) 
     
  3. aey103

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    Nail clippers, the things you use to trim finger nails. They work great. Get into a lot of tight spaces that wire cutters won't.
     
  4. Mister Gone

    Mister Gone Macro-Con

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    I think he was refering to "Dykes" that is another name for small wire clippers, not just an insult.
     
  5. gargunkle

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    I have a leatherman micro/micra (can't remember the exact product name) that I keep on my key chain. Goes through all twist ties very nicely. Also I use the knife on it to cut the bubble off carded figures.
     
  6. JacobPGalvatron

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    Same.
     
  7. and2ng

    and2ng Examples, Stupid!

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    Am I the only person who would carefully and slowly untwist and remove the twisties from the toy, before taking it out of the plastic inserts?
     
  8. Valkysas

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    I use some nippers I got years ago for doing Gundam models. there's always a gap between the figure and the twist-tie that I can get them in to cut it.
     
  9. Satomiblood

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    I use my cat.
     
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    I'm the same way. I dunno why, but I like trying to undo twist ties myself. Except the ones that are inside that interior bubble, those usually piss me off because they're so hard to reach without going through the long process of trying to remove the bubble.
     
  11. Matty

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    I use to do that when I was really into my "Keep the box and the bubble in PERFECT condition for value!!!" phase. Then, I just didn't give a shit so I started cutting the twist ties, the bubble, ripping the box flaps on occasion.

    I tend to use scissors to cut the twist ties now, but I think I'll try the nail clipper method. That sounds like it would work really well especially for the paper twist ties.
     
  12. Batman

    Batman The Dark Knight TFW2005 Supporter

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    I use nail clippers, I have for years.

    I always wonder how they get some of those damn ties in though.
     
  13. thenatureboywoo

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    5 year old Chinese childern's fingers.
     
  14. NCStarscream

    NCStarscream Me Grimlock cute

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    No, that's what I typically do as well. Leader Screamer had me so excited that after maybe two minutes of trying that I had to go grab the scissors.

    And yes, that one last twisty is an epic pain.
     
  15. Dormamu

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    Ouch MG. Sorry to hear you got wounded in the name of collecting. I've run into that problem as well in the past. Kinda glad they moved over to the paper ties, it wears down the blade on my pocket knife a lot less.
     
  16. Autovolt 127

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    I like the new twisty-ties.They're easier to cut them out with scissors.
     
  17. Mechafire

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    I just use scissors.
     
  18. Auto Morph

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    Sadly this is still me.

    Although my reason is not for resale value, merely because I like to display MIB/MOC. It does make opening a new figure an arduous ordeal sometimes though.

    ...especially ROTF Devastator!!!

    Seriously, fuck him! :mad 
     
  19. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    Same here... I've been opening TF's and other toys for like 25 years or so (I'm 33) and I've NEVER cut myself on a twist tie.

    Same here as well... for many years now I've been using diagonal cutters (dikes). They're perfect as you don't need nearly the clearance that you need with scissors.

    LOFL! That's funny (and sadly, probably true)
     
  20. Nez Pierce

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    After spending 3 hours opening Armada Unicron by hand I've used scissors or clippers ever since. I lost 10 pounds in sweat that evening.