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Strange things happening to minifigures...
Just recently, I have noticed several quality issues with some extended product line minifigures (a Captain Rex keyring http://www.brickset.com/detail/?set=852356-1
and a train driver magnet from http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=852012-1)
. Now, the strange thing is that both are too old for me to blame it on them being 'Chinese'. The first thing was that both of the keyring's legs broke off (the pegs themselves snapped off with the legs). Now, this could be wear and tear, but I had another keyring which was much older, in similar circumstances, which is still fine. Is this common, or was poor Captain Rex defective? The other thing is that one of the train driver's legs from the magnet set has faded to a different colour than the other. Has anyone seen this before, and if so, can anyone guess at why?
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The color fading is a long-standing issue with pretty much is unpredictable. Individual batches of parts are differently susceptible to color fading, even in Danish-produced ABS elements, and is generally observed most frequently in white, gray, dark-gray and blue.