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Bryan Yeager
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I have played TM twice now, and the metalic paint on the resource cubes is already starting to rub off. Would acrylic craft sealant be a good idea to keep these cubes in good condition?
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Andreas Krüger
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I have no idea, but the paint should not rub off. Are you sure that it happens to all of them, or is it just a few?
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Just a few so far, but like I said, it has only been two games. Solo games at that. And I have seen lots of other comments about the paint coming off as well.
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Florian Bunzel
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Well i have played 56 games (solo) and i have absouletly no problems with the paint.
Have you written to the customer support?
Some publishers are very tolerant and often send you spare parts for free
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Örjan Almén
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crimsynseraph wrote:
Just a few so far, but like I said, it has only been two games. Solo games at that. And I have seen lots of other comments about the paint coming off as well.


But in many cases it's just the corner that can't be painted that people has reacted to. But yes, some people have had bad cubes. If it gets worse, you should absolutely report it to the publisher for replacements.
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I'd have a hard time believing it's possible for the paint to "come off" these cubes. I suppose it's possible they might chip. At least if the cubes are the same type I got with my game (in 2016).

I've only seen people complain about the spot where the mold sprue was "cut off" leaving the cube looking damaged.
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WBuchanan wrote:
I'd have a hard time believing it's possible for the paint to "come off" these cubes. I suppose it's possible they might chip. At least if the cubes are the same type I got with my game (in 2016).


They don't chip. The color does, in fact, wear off from regular use. I have many, many of the, say, $1 copper cubes that have worn down corners that have sort of a dark plastic fading through.

That being said, they are still perfectly useable, and it isn't like the copper color is getting on other stuff, so what difference does it make?
 
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bakija wrote:
WBuchanan wrote:
I'd have a hard time believing it's possible for the paint to "come off" these cubes. I suppose it's possible they might chip. At least if the cubes are the same type I got with my game (in 2016).


I have many, many of the, say, $1 copper cubes that have worn down corners that have sort of a dark plastic fading through.


Yep, that's the where the molding sprue was cut off, corner of the cubes.
 
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Yes, if it looks like these cubes, it is normal and just a result of the manufacturing process.

 
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