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The7thParallel 02-24-2020 12:17 PM

Latest gimmic: Packaging Damage!!!
 
I was just looking at my newly opened Earthrise Hoist and saw an odd mark on him. Right across his big ole belly were two thin lines. At first I just ignored it as being more of the rusted/scratched up paint atheistic they've been going for lately, but then I realized this was something new.

I was also confused. I'm usually pretty careful about looking at the toys in the box to make sure I'm getting one without any major flaws or problems which is funny because shortly after playing and displaying I tend not to pay as much attention. Still, I thought... I would have noticed THIS.

But maybe not. You can only really see it under direct light.

Then I realized what it was... the mark was left there by the PLASTIC TIE before I cut it off. Looking at it closely, the tie was put on when the paint wasn't totally dry or SOMETHING because it's not a scratch, it's kind of bubbled up a little.

It's annoying me because those things tend to, but on a shelf I'll never notice it. You have to have it in the light, but still.. first time I've seen something like this.

Share your own experiences if you've got 'em!

Here's a pic:
https://i.ibb.co/TmF9MTd/thumbnail.jpg

Marcotron 02-24-2020 12:21 PM

Re: Latest gimmic: Packaging Damage!!!
 
Crazy. Could it be the plastic melted slightly, and left that line? try rubbing it off with your thumb?

OptimusB38 02-24-2020 12:23 PM

Re: Latest gimmic: Packaging Damage!!!
 
I’ve heard TT has been using a new factory in Korea , seemed to b some qc from said factory. Ranging from bad to terrible

Collectingtoys 02-24-2020 12:30 PM

Re: Latest gimmic: Packaging Damage!!!
 
Man, that is terrible! Especially since this is a $30 toy, I wouldn't mind if it was $10-$15, but at the current price point it would also bother me.

The7thParallel 02-24-2020 12:50 PM

Re: Latest gimmic: Packaging Damage!!!
 
Seriously, you can't see it unless it's reflecting light. I tried to clean it off but it's melted/part of the paint. Can't even feel it.

evenstaves 02-24-2020 12:54 PM

Re: Latest gimmic: Packaging Damage!!!
 
Kind of similar but my own fault:

I've been trying to *not* snip the plastic ties for a while now
Generally I get ahold of the "T" at one end, angle it so one end goes back through the hole in the insert, and once the figure is out, I pop them back in

In some instances with limbs, usually if enough of the figure is loose, I can just slide the arm/leg out

However, I remember my (first) copy of POTP Tailgate, I was attempting to slide the legs out, and one of them got a fairly visible scratch in the (black paint on top of white plastic)
I guess the plastic tie had an imperfection along its length?

I was pretty upset, had to replace him

wervenom 02-24-2020 04:27 PM

Re: Latest gimmic: Packaging Damage!!!
 
Thanks for the warning OP. I gotta open mine tonight

Echotransformer 02-24-2020 09:05 PM

Re: Latest gimmic: Packaging Damage!!!
 
If you're feeling brave, try a very, very tiny bit of "Scatch Doctor"

(https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/n...w.ds#store=457)

It works wonders. The trick is apply a very, very small amount to a soft paper towel (ensure the towel itself isn't abrasive) then rub a very thin amount on the toy and let it dry. Wipe it off using a bit of pressure. Be careful as it will remove paint...but that's the point, and it should do a great job removing that imperfection after a couple applications. I've fixed some pretty major scratches with it!

chaingunsofdoom 02-24-2020 09:50 PM

Re: Latest gimmic: Packaging Damage!!!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by OptimusB38 (Post 806187)
Iíve heard TT has been using a new factory in Korea , seemed to b some qc from said factory. Ranging from bad to terrible


All Siege figures are made in Vietnam though... some 3000km away.

wervenom 02-29-2020 05:21 PM

Re: Latest gimmic: Packaging Damage!!!
 
Well finally opened mine and no marks


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