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Trans-PROTODERMIS?!?
Posted by Purple_Dave on September 14, 2002 at 07:48 PM CST:
There has been some discussion of translucent TOA NUVA weapons showing up. Of the twelve TOA NUVA that I've gotten so far, one of them happened to have one of these oddities. The two Quake Breakers in the above picture both came with the same ONUA NUVA, and as you can see, the one on the left is considerably lighter than the one on the right. In the full version of the image above, The left half shows the pieces lit from behind and from the front, while the right half shows them lit only from the front. Fortunately for me, this happened to be the ONUA NUVA that I used to build AKAMAI NUVA, and the Quake Breakers aren't used in that construction.

This is technically a misprinted piece, but not in the same way as the Euro Misprints. The MASKS were unintenionally produced in authentic colors, as can be seen with HAFU's black RURU and the red RURU from the alarm clock, both of which are indistinguishable from the Euro Misprint versions. These translucent weapons are production errors caused by the unique qualities of the metallic plastics, which are actually made with solid pigments suspended in a transparent plastic, rather than dyes or stains in an opaque plastic. The solid pigments can settle out of the plastic, while the dyes and stains used in the basic colors are actually absorbed into the plastic like they are into cloth.

I suspect that these will not be as popular as the Euro Misprints because they will be equally available world-wide, and a lot of people will probably consider them to be defective pieces. Of course, that doesn't mean I wouldn't like to get one of each for my own collection...



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