fandom terminology used to describe the phenomenon of a toy's plastic decomposing and becoming brittle to the point of shattering or crumbling under minimal-stress conditions.which usually means that if a particular toy is plagued with this issue the game is over. This seemingly small problem destroys toys of some of the neatest and most unique Transformer characters out there. Not only can you never transform them again, most likely you can never even touch them again. Most toys that deal with this issue were made between 1988 and 1995 with a few stragglers years later. If you are a fan of Transformers of this era then I feel sorry for you. Some of these toys have only small parts that are cast in the gold plastic, others have their entire bodies cast this way. Most Transformers that suffer from this problem have become very expensive on the secondary market due to not many examples surviving this long.
Here is a good example: the European exclusive Pyro:
|Just look at that shear.|
|I haven't transformed him in years and probably never will again.|
|Forget about even removing him, much less combining him.|
|The solution to GPS: AFA grading and homage figures.|