Thoughts on Hasbro using Translucent bits too often?

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  1. OptimusLime91

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    With the new Rescue Bot Energize Figures out and using what looks like, All Spark Blue Transparent bits for their gimmicks now. What do you guys think, Should Hasbro Stop Using Transulcent bits? On The PRID Powerizer figures, i personally didnt mind a few of them Such as Magnus and Megatron, but other figures such as Optimus with the Blue clear forearms that stuck out and Starscream with the clear purple forearms i thought did not need Transparent forearms. I know that The new Beast Hunters Voyagers Seem not to have Transparent pieces of them, Which makes me very happy to see them finally go back to using missile launchers and such.Like on the BH voyager Optimus Pictures. What do you guys think? Should hasbro go back to using Translucent Pieces on their figures with the Upcoming BH Figures?
     
  2. Alucard77

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    I just feel bad for people 20 years from now that would want these toys, cause they will all be broken from the CPS, Clear Plastic Syndrome.
     
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    I like translusint plastic but not as joints includeing ball joints and ratchet joints espelly on the neck
     
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    It's dumb. Especially on PRID voyagers. I'm glad the trend is stopping on mainline stuff.
     
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    If it looks good and makes sense, not like voyager Optimus.
     
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    I love crystal TF, or partly crystal ones.

    I know it's Takara, but I think they went overboard with the Rainbow RAs, they look like Christmas decor to me, but wait, it's Christmas Season anyways, hehe. :) 
     
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    I like things I can see through
     
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    I have never seen any firsthand evidence of this happening. I've got figures with translucent plastic that are over ten years old and not a one of them has shown any signs of plastic disintegration.
     
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    I like translucent figures when done right. Not necessarily completely translucent, but in the right areas.
     
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    I like Figures like Ghost starscream and the Tokyo toy show FE Prime. They look like rock candy LOL
     
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    They don't necessarily crumble over time or anything like Gold Plastic Syndrome, but clear parts are definitely easier to break than opaque ones.
     
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    whenever takara makes super-expensive pointless transparent redecos like "ghost seeker animation error from that one episode" people'll pay out the butt but stuff like semi-transparent arms gets shitloads of hate... idgi. with PRID prime, sure, but stuff like bulkhead where there's barely any transparent plastic?
     
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    I hate it when it's used inappropriately. The only things transparent plastic plastic should be used for are windscreens/cockpit canopies, eyes, energy swords/weapons, and parts of characters that are actually supposed to glow (such as the fiery parts of The Fallen).
     
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    I don't mind translucent plastic being used on figures. I do have issue though when hasbro uses it for crucial bits of the figure ie Prime Magnus and his shoulders ball joints. I haven't had that much bad experience only breakage would be Prime cyberverse commander Hulkhead's mace breaking at the peg. Balljoints/balljoint sockets yeah they haven't held up as well as normal ones. I see cracking in the sockets actually on figures like Universe 2.0 Prowl/Silverstreak.
     
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    Ding ding ding! We have a winner!

    Clear parts are more brittle from the get go in most cases, depending on the plastic used. Clear parts are pretty sturdy if you go with softer plastic, but that doesn't lend itself well to a transforming toy. Clear plastic demands more care from the get go, it's as simple as that. It's not a GPS like problem where the slightest, almost nothing of a touch, can break things over time due to documented reasons somewhere that I won't pretend to be expert about. Brand new clear plastic toys are absolutely just as brittle as stuff from 10-15 years ago.

    In other words, stop bringing up "Clear Plastic Syndrome", because it is a myth. :) 
     
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    What do I think about clear plastic? Stealth Lockdown. That's what I think.
     
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    Yeah, things like Stealth Lockdown are awesome! It makes sense.
    Not so sure about the new Dark Energon Prime toys -- getting to be a little too much transparent perhaps. It's like foil embossed fold-out covers on comic books.
     
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    I don't particularly care for it unless it serves a purpose, like Ghost Starscream or Invisible Mirage or something. The Powerizer gimmick is a big fat fail as far as the lights actually working well with the translucent plastic bits as intended (I think Ultra Magnus's hammer is the only one that comes close to getting it right, and it can lock out). I'd be overly cautious with figures that use translucent bits for any joints due to fear of breakage, like AM Breakdown's ball-jointed neck or Hegemon's elbows. Incidentally, the only completely clear plastic figure I have is AM Terrorcon Cliffjumper and I really do like him but it's not something I make a habit of collecting.
     
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    Yep . . . .

    . . . . and yep! Clear plastic is just more fragile from the get-go; gold plastic deteriorates over time. Apples and oranges it is, yes!
     
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    Good to know about CPS. I just saw a couple of peeps saying that figures hands just fell off sitting on a shelf and such. Guess that is not true, so good to know, and I feel better about my figures then!

    As mentioned by others, I also have no issue with clear plastic, as long as it is used where needed.