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#1 tec

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:29 AM

I ask this because over the last year or so I have been geting some really expencive pieces.
Like City Commander,Hybrid Convoy,Robotech verson of Jetfire.
And they sit on various shelfs in the same pose?
Does this pose a threat? should I change the position every once in awile?

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 02:11 AM

Well if they have their arms out and are holding up something heavy that might wear out the joints, maybe.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:14 AM

Or the position involves compressing a spring.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:24 AM

If you have a toy prone to GPS, it helps to move those pieces around on those (very carefully!) every once in a while, or they tend to stick a bit, so that when you eventually do move them, they are more likely to break.



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Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:50 AM

QUOTE(Robowang @ Feb 24 2012, 10:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If you have a toy prone to GPS, it helps to move those pieces around on those (very carefully!) every once in a while, or they tend to stick a bit, so that when you eventually do move them, they are more likely to break.


The same goes for some transparent pieces.

The door on my RiD Prowl stuck once and when I went to move it, the socket cracked. I'm not sure if pre-movement would have prevented it but...It sucked.

Edited by NightViper, 24 February 2012 - 10:51 AM.


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Posted 24 February 2012 - 12:07 PM

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QUOTE(Robowang @ Feb 24 2012, 10:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If you have a toy prone to GPS, it helps to move those pieces around on those (very carefully!) every once in a while, or they tend to stick a bit, so that when you eventually do move them, they are more likely to break.


The same goes for some transparent pieces.

The door on my RiD Prowl stuck once and when I went to move it, the socket cracked. I'm not sure if pre-movement would have prevented it but...It sucked.

Every RID Prowl that I have seen has a cracked door socket mine included and I used him pretty fequently.

I would suggest moving older toys limbs every so often cause I had a mint G1 Onslaught formed to Bruticus for like two years and I went to transform him and the back of his leg broke at the pivot. I think temperature changes and moisture can play a major factor in causing the plastics to bind and stick. Mine are in my basement and I have a dehumidifier and desecant bags on my shelves.

If your collection is in a temperature controlled room with normal humidity I don't think you would have to worry too much about the newer bots though
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:57 PM

its a hard thing for us collectors to think about, but these things aren't (and never were) meant to last forever... so just enjoy them how you want to tec...

short of vacuum sealing everything inbox in uv proof plastic and never ever EVER having any fun with it... bad stuff will happen.

rubber cracks, paint chips... loose joints... pin rust... any number of things.

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seriously though you should ship me your fort max... colder Canadian weather will help ...um, preserve his plastic?

>_> not buying it are you?
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 02:15 PM

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>_> not buying it are you?


Nope, he ain't sellin' it either!
All my guys have been standing in the same position, sometimes for years. When I take them off the shelf I'm very careful when moving the arms and legs from the "lock" position.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:56 PM

This is why I wish one day I could buy a Transformer (for a ridiculous price I'm sure) that's made of machined aluminum and replaceable rubber grommets (for tight joints), held together with hex screws that can be taken completely apart to be serviced, cleaned, and repainted. Something that would stand the test of time for millennia.

Strip the worn paint, replace the rubber joint sockets, and your 900-year-old MP Prime is as good as new!

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:59 PM

I want a toy that will withstand the Big Crunch. How much will that put me out?

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:02 PM

No such thing.
But a toy that could last until the heat death of the uiverse would be nice.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:24 PM

Bah! Hasbro could make a Transformer that could wisthstand the eventual POSSIBLE collapse and destruction of all space and matter! They're just being LAZY and Playskool! I betcha Takara-Tomy will do it.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:26 PM

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Bah! Hasbro could make a Transformer that could wisthstand the eventual POSSIBLE collapse and destruction of all space and matter! They're just being LAZY and Playskool! I betcha Takara-Tomy will do it.

Well, you know, their chrome paint does reflect gamma radiation...

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:34 PM

With shiny paint that never needs to be replaced.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 06:55 PM

QUOTE(^0^CORVUS^o^ @ Feb 24 2012, 04:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bah! Hasbro could make a Transformer that could wisthstand the eventual POSSIBLE collapse and destruction of all space and matter! They're just being LAZY and Playskool! I betcha Takara-Tomy will do it.


If any current Hasbro Transformer product would last that long, it would probably be the friggin' Rescue Bots.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:26 PM

Didn't Galactus and Unicron declare the Rescue-Bots to be indigestible?

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:35 PM

They come out the other side like corn and bubble gum.
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 03:10 AM

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