You know what’s worse than clear plastic?

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  1. bellpeppers

    bellpeppers A Meat Popsicle

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    Rubber.
    I’m thinking it melted in my car. My Starscream looks like Woody Wood Pecker.

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    A serious problem in an otherwise great figure.
     
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  2. CaioSilvatheScreamerFan

    CaioSilvatheScreamerFan Destron New Leader

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    I mean
    What is worse, a part of the figure being warped or being broken ?
     
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  3. Fallout

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    that looks hilarious. i bet he got teased in the locker room because of it.
     
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  4. bellpeppers

    bellpeppers A Meat Popsicle

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    Warped.
     
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    In the feedback thread for this figure, user @Rewind shared the following information:
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    I hope that info might be helpful to you. A treatment, albeit not an outright fix.
     
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    Smokeyoreo18 Is waiting for the TF7 set photos

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    Scalpers are worse.
     
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    Imo I think the rare Japanese exclusive like unite warriors and god bomber are worse cuz they cost hundreds to get those interesting characters and I can imagine them being highly sawed after in the future
     
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    I hate it when they use this material. It’s enough to discourage me from buying a figure that has it.
     
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  9. bellpeppers

    bellpeppers A Meat Popsicle

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    Pretty much.
    Between this issue and that the gun posts are way TH too loose for the gun post ports.
     
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    yup.. all soft plastic tends to act up with time and warp, and under heat will expedite it.

    Holding in in boiling water for a minute (until it re-softens enough) and pushing on it at it's proper angle while it cools is usually enough to correct it.

    Rinse and repeat might be needed at times depending on the plastic and level of warping.

    One figure I had (the whole thing is soft plastic) took several times as it was very dense. I was worried that the paint on it would come off but it held and I was able to get it near perfectly straight again, but looking at it now, I think that it's starting to rewarp a tiny bit.
     
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  11. shadow panther

    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    Between the use overuse of clear plastic, this rubberized bullshit and now the upcoming price hikes I think its time for me to wrap up my collecting. The writing has been on the wall for a while now.

    Im gonna finish my 86 Movie Tribute line and my kingdom Beast Wars Season 1 tribute then im out.
     
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    I might be the only person thinking this actually looks kind of cool... Paint some Woody Woodpecker noseart on that sumbitch...haha.

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    Isn't this normal for this figure. I think they all come warped, on purpose or not. I'll have to open mine.
     
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    Mine is fine...

    Personally I'm not a fan of the "half/sliced off top" thing at all, but it's straight on my copy.

    Missing the top thing does give the illusion of a curvature.

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    Pour water from a kettle left to cool for a bit ie so it's at circa 70to80 degrees centigrade over for a few seconds, hold straight then pour cool water on it. It's the cool water that is key to the fix.

    Job done.

    TF paint etc is usually resistant to these temps etc so should sort it right out.
     
  16. Saiyun not munky

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    People who use the face of a macho actor as their profile pic to boost their e...?
    Oh. You were talking about rubber.

    I don't know... Rubber has it's uses.
     
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    Hm...not sure how you could ever think that, really.
     
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    Another thing that's worse are rubber that eats up plastic and of course the infamous brittle gold plastic.
     
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    AutobotJazz1 The best there is...

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    How in the fxck did that happen?