The Ongoing Legacy Motormaster Batch Number Documentation

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  1. JJJ

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    Yes, mine has stayed the proper colour, because I do not think this is that same thing that people generally call "yellowing". When referring to, for example, Siege Jetfire, yellowing there is part of the plastic aging. Here, I think this is a straight up reaction within the plastic to something during the manufacturing process, whether that be a chemical mix that's wrong or (as mooted above) the curing process being botched. In which case, I think it either is already discoloured (and won't get worse) or it isn't (and won't become discoloured over time, either).

    I think we should be calling it something other than yellowing (but I am aware that precise terminology is not exactly a strong-point in this hobby).
     
  2. Oniconvoy

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    My Cyclonus was fine when I bought it, but has discolored severely over time. That’s a common occurrence with this issue. Not all of them come discolored from the factory.
     
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    We can call it yellowing, actually we do, because the plastic is turning yellow. It is pretty obvious.

    We had reports of Siege Jetfire getting yellow in less than 1 year. It’s hard to justify this issue with “plastic aging”.
     
  4. Powerglide1991

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    Mine arrived and has no issues what so ever
     
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    20911 is clear
     

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    Mine is from 20831. No discoloring on any parts so far. Also, side note, printed off actual weapons for Motormaster.
     

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  7. Hyoumaru

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    I just got a notification from Bigbadtoystore that my pre-order for Legacy Motormaster is supposidely going to be filled soon, a lot sooner than the quoted Dec 2022 date listed.

    Would BBTS accept a return if I get a bad one that's already yellowing? I don't know their policy on such a thing.
     
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    Before they fill your order, I would shoot them an email and ask. This way if they don't, you can probably just cancel the order and find a seller who will accept returns for it.
     
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    If its right out of the box I would say definitely. Send them pics and it should be a fairly easy process. I've never heard of BBTS being difficult with defective returns/exchanges. I know they have always been great when I've had issues.
     
  10. blastoff2334

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    21231 is definitely clear
     
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    nice, that’s the same number mine has. First of the USA batch numbers iirc?
     
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    I believe so I’m not quite sure. the other ones with this one were batches that were covered already with minor issues. this one i never seen until now so im assuming yea
     
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    can confirm, my copy from 21231 has no yellowing
     
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    Got these guys today, both 21231, and while some of the panels are just ever so slightly lighter (but still perfectly grey) than others, there’s no yellowing. It’s weird, the panels that are yellowing for others are the ones that are a smidge lighter on mine.
     

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    Batch 21171 no yellowing.
     
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    I got a Motormaster in store at a target in North Carolina. Batch # 21131. I haven't noticed any yellowing yet. The back tires in alt mode are straight, and there's no crack near the shoulder. Seems pretty solid QC-wise.
     
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    purchase at target san francisco.

    can confirm my motormaster was not pee on.

    IMG_8364.jpg
     
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    Seems to be early batches carry the issue not the later ones, however could be wrong
     
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    UK - 20891 has mild discoloration

    Pardon my French but this yellowing shit is fucking ridiculousc and they have the gall to jack the prices of everything up on top of it.