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PostSubject: Distorted Melted Bubble   Distorted Melted Bubble I_icon_minitimeFri Dec 28, 2012 4:34 pm


Has anyone come accross this before, was it distorted during the manufacturing process?

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PostSubject: Re: Distorted Melted Bubble   Distorted Melted Bubble I_icon_minitimeFri Dec 28, 2012 5:12 pm

I've got a Palitoy Hoth Trooper with similar heat distortion on one side of the bubble. I have always presumed that it came from the factory like it.
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PostSubject: Re: Distorted Melted Bubble   Distorted Melted Bubble I_icon_minitimeFri Dec 28, 2012 5:22 pm

thank you

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PostSubject: Re: Distorted Melted Bubble   Distorted Melted Bubble I_icon_minitimeFri Dec 28, 2012 6:50 pm

@walkie wrote:
thank you

No problem. I'll take a photo tomorrow, so that you can compare it to yours.
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PostSubject: Re: Distorted Melted Bubble   Distorted Melted Bubble I_icon_minitimeFri Dec 28, 2012 7:41 pm

Even better, thanks

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PostSubject: Re: Distorted Melted Bubble   Distorted Melted Bubble I_icon_minitimeSat Dec 29, 2012 7:08 am

They're not the best, but hopefully these pics are clear enough for you to see the distortion to the bubble where it was applied to the cardback.

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PostSubject: Re: Distorted Melted Bubble   Distorted Melted Bubble I_icon_minitimeSat Dec 29, 2012 7:20 am

Perfect, just the answer and proof I was after.

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PostSubject: Re: Distorted Melted Bubble   Distorted Melted Bubble I_icon_minitimeSat Dec 29, 2012 6:48 pm

@walkie wrote:
Perfect, just the answer and proof I was after.

That kind of distortion in the bubble is very, very common - in fact, calling it distortion is possibly being a touch dramatic. In some cases you'll wind up with a raised area, or large sections of the bubble that isn't properly sealed to the card.

Remember that these thin plastic bubbles were heat pressed, or stamped onto cards. Some kind of alteration in shape is almost inevitable as part of that process.
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PostSubject: Re: Distorted Melted Bubble   Distorted Melted Bubble I_icon_minitimeSat Dec 29, 2012 6:51 pm

Believe it or not I had potential buyer for this MOC but I think they through the bubble had been tempered with.

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PostSubject: Re: Distorted Melted Bubble   Distorted Melted Bubble I_icon_minitimeSat Dec 29, 2012 6:57 pm

@walkie wrote:
Believe it or not I had potential buyer for this MOC but I think they through the bubble had been tempered with.

That's a bit nuts on the buyer's part. The ESB 41 At-At driver in particular seems to have this flaw - I've had a few over the years, and I think they all had this to some degree.
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