Mine has survived okay, though it's been some time since I handled it. I broke one of the head antenna off about a year ago. Since then I've not transformed him much. He sits in a glass display case in my basement which is kept between 68 and 75 depending on how hard my servers in my rack are being hit. (The rack can produce a nice bit of heat in the winter.
) They are also not ever exposed to direct sunlight.
Based on the comments in this thread, I'm afraid to handle my set now.
So, when considering the merits of joining Va'al or Burn, I have to say that Va'al's obsession with Alpha Bravo is so awesome in its own right that it all but made the decision easy.
But, Burn has a stinky Whirl...Banner image shamelessly stolen from Tyberion's signature...