- Motto: "Power to the strong and the right!"
- Weapon: Plasma Cannon
The average temperature in my country of origin is about 28 to 34 C. And I store my G1 TFs in a cabinet display case away from sunlight and in a occasionally air conditioned room.
So I advise to treat your rubber tires every month or so if you live in the same weather condition as I have, especially the tires of Wheeljack,Jazz,Sideswipe and Red Alert(more so on the last two). They tend to dry out more quickly (due to the thin design).
Same with Shockwave and Starconvoy (the Encores ' wheels I noticed get white faster than the old ones).
Optimus Prime's "desert dog" tires in the Ultra Magnus re-issue are a bit notorious in whitening. Surprising that in Encore Trailbreaker, no whitening(?). Hotspot (kind of a soft version of Hound tires) also needs TLC. Hound, Inferno and Grapple haven't shown any but I treated them just the same.
Encore /TFC "Datsun" series 'bots also has the "whitening"/ dry out effect. Skids,Sunstreaker,Ironhide and Ratchet(same wheel type btw).
Kup has a different tire type(for those who own the one with the rubber type front wheels) which is thin also require a treatment. Same with Wreck-gar.
I use "Armorall" on them and, well, no harm done yet.
My Transformers purchasing habits, here are my following considerations so as not to DERAIL thread discussions:
1. Not hung up or hate scale. MP, Legend, Voyager....I'll take 'em all.
2. Price is indeed a big factor but if its a need to own one even if I have to eat "Scooby Snacks " for a month then so be it.
3. I tilt towards Tomy products over Hasbro because it's got lots'a bling (Legends Jetfire being the exception)