R5d4 sticker error or just faded?

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R5d4 sticker error or just faded?

Post by Cardbackkid » Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:22 pm

Hey guys bought this little feller the other day as I noticed the sticker looked a bit unusual and something I haven't seen before ? There doesn't seem to be any red print on the sticker so just wondered what your opinions are is it a factory error maybe the ink ran out during the printing process or is it just faded and lost its colour ? You can just make out the lightest bit of red on the right hand side biggest bar but all the others no sign of any colour back or front ? Look forward to hear what you guys think :)
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Re: R5d4 sticker error or just faded?

Post by BlueDog » Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:30 pm

I'd bet on fading judging by the condition of the figure, red is always a colour that is susceptible to loss of pigment especially with exposure to UV.
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Post by ScruffyLookingNH » Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:33 pm

Looks really cool but defo fading. The two long (ex)red bars to the front still have the slightest hint of red about them.

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Post by peekaygee73 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:36 pm

Yep, definitely faded. My old R5 caught the sun on one side and the red ink was the first to go.

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Post by Ian_C » Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:35 pm

That's crazy the other colours remain bright like that, but again, judging by the plastic condition, this is fading.

Throw it on ebay as a "no red" variant, and you'll make a ton. :)

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Re: R5d4 sticker error or just faded?

Post by olisuds » Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:22 am

Christian use to own a similar type of QC error figure

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http://forum.rebelscum.com/showthread.php?t=1076389

It looks very similar to that. Although there does appear to be a slight hint of red in there still and the figure is badly discoloured so wouldn't surprise me if there was an element of fading in there.

Actually one thing that stands out for me with both these figures is how bright white the sticker is considering the discolouration of the figures. Or perhaps its just the yellowed bodies make the sticker look whiter.

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Post by peekaygee73 » Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:50 am

It is strange. I'll have to dig mine out and take a picture. It was nice and minty till it got sun damaged, but the red was affected much more than any of the other colours. As with the ones above the only other obvious damage was the white plastic on the dome.

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Post by Pomse2001 » Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:32 am

Very interesting thread and thanks oli for the link about christian :shock:

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Re: R5d4 sticker error or just faded?

Post by bosk70 » Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:26 pm

Has there ever been evidence of a mint fig with a no red sticker, until that I would put money on uv fading
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Post by Dannywhiteley » Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:52 pm

110% stone cold UV fading. The colour red is most susceptible to fading as it absorbs lots of UV light.

http://www.reference.com/science/color- ... f25522e5a8

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Post by peekaygee73 » Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:15 pm

Here's my R5 after getting too much sun on his left-hand side. You can see how badly it's affected the red whilst scarcely touching the other colours.
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Post by Cardbackkid » Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:29 pm

Thanks everyone for your opinions it seems unanimous on it being faded the only bit still swaying me to possible error is there's no red on both sides :?: does that seem weird to anyone else ?

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Re: R5d4 sticker error or just faded?

Post by olisuds » Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:45 pm

Dannywhiteley wrote:110% stone cold UV fading. The colour red is most susceptible to fading as it absorbs lots of UV light.

http://www.reference.com/science/color- ... f25522e5a8
Fantastic - I didn't know that. I think you've nailed it!

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Post by Bonsai_Tree_Ent » Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:02 am

olisuds wrote:Christian use to own a similar type of QC error figure

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http://forum.rebelscum.com/showthread.php?t=1076389

It looks very similar to that. Although there does appear to be a slight hint of red in there still and the figure is badly discoloured so wouldn't surprise me if there was an element of fading in there.

Actually one thing that stands out for me with both these figures is how bright white the sticker is considering the discolouration of the figures. Or perhaps its just the yellowed bodies make the sticker look whiter.
I would be willing to bet my house that Christian's figure is similarly discoloured. It's not just a figure missing red apps, it's a figure discoloured all over - the plastic is yellowed, blue is faded, grey is really faded, and red is gone altogether. Not to assign any blame to Christian as I would probably have thought the same as him back then.

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Post by Pomse2001 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:43 am

Bonsai_Tree_Ent wrote:
olisuds wrote:Christian use to own a similar type of QC error figure

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http://forum.rebelscum.com/showthread.php?t=1076389

It looks very similar to that. Although there does appear to be a slight hint of red in there still and the figure is badly discoloured so wouldn't surprise me if there was an element of fading in there.

Actually one thing that stands out for me with both these figures is how bright white the sticker is considering the discolouration of the figures. Or perhaps its just the yellowed bodies make the sticker look whiter.
I would be willing to bet my house that Christian's figure is similarly discoloured. It's not just a figure missing red apps, it's a figure discoloured all over - the plastic is yellowed, blue is faded, grey is really faded, and red is gone altogether. Not to assign any blame to Christian as I would probably have thought the same as him back then.
Sounds like he got a good deal if he got $90 for it :shock:

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