My original Afterburner, which I got for my tenth birthday with all of the other Technobots, was old and out of shape, but he was mine. One day when I was 13 or 14, he broke. Not so much broke, as a crack occurred in his midsection.
|Ugly, isn't it?|
I tried to repair him by melting the plastic where the crack occurred. It didn't work out so well. I kept him because I didn't have access to a replacement and I don't just get rid of Transformers. Never have, never will.
Cut to 2000, and my discovery of eBay. I couldn't believe that you could buy G1 figures! Awesome. My first purchase on eBay was another Afterburner. I paid $7 for an incomplete one, because all I needed was the figure. That worked out well, I had one for vehicle mode and another for robot and Computron. Life was good.
Two months ago, I was changing out my display, taking everyone out of alt-mode and into robot mode. As soon as I flipped Afterburner's legs out, I felt something weird happen with him. I looked, and sure enough, this Afterburner developed a fracture in the same place as the old one! Dang it!
|Is this something that happens to Afterburner a lot?|
|New and improved! Without fractures!|