Just sharing something I read and saw on One Shot's World.com message board posted by "T-800" which was shared by George Dixon on facebook:
"After seeing the pics of Aztecas Hot Toys ED209, I went to dust mine off to take some pictures and guess what......THE DOME IS STARTING TO FALL APART!!!! For those that don't know, Hot Toys released a ED209 back in the day. It looked good but the dome would to fall apart. It started by cracking and then it would rot and just fall apart. Now with this new release supposedly they had fix the problem. Well I've had this figure for about maybe 2 months and guess what they didn't fix shit. Sorry to burst anybody's bubble but they need to check their figure now. I put these pictures up on another forum and the people there are going nuts. The good thing is that everybody is contacting sideshow and they are at least trying to fix the problem. But everybody that I've talked to and and friends that I have on Facebook are pretty sure that Hot Toys will not do a damn thing about it. Now for the price of $400 and a little bit more we were expecting this problem to be fixed. Somebody contacted sideshow and it was their advice was to put some sort of plastic sealant on it. I think that's all bullshit. For the money that we put in this figure it should have been fixed and it was everybody's fear that this would happen. Since Hot Toys knew problem with the first release that should have been their number one priority. Now I can forgive the crappy ass voice they put on here since I rarely use it but this dome will make this figure worthless.I don't know if they care, I don't know if they will ever do anything about it which I doubt but like I've always said if you're going to spend the money and these things are not cheap at least give us a figure that won't fall apart in a couple months."
Rubber material has a tendency to crack over time and rubber used on bodies or costumes / outfits tend to cause problems to collectors because somehow the material is not designed to last the test of time but this collectible has only been released recently and already cracks appear.
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"These are pictures of the old ED209. You can see how bad the dome starts to rot and look bad." Pictures taken and text all belong to "T-800"
UPDATE July 15, 2014:
These are pictures shared by fellow collector Jim Hayen (THANKS Jim)
"HOLY CRAP I never thought to check the other rubber components. Here is one shot of one leg....and one arm. A new dome isn't going to help this and the rubber isn't stretched. It's just plain cheap crappy rubber. I have barley moved it (and yes he's out of the sun in Air Conditioning)."
"And now a pict of the other arm. I am BARLEY touching this, not stretching or pulling. It's clearly just cheap cheap rubber (and no it's not in the sun....or too hot...)"
September 8, 2011 – Hot Toy Collecting Tip #1: Remove ALL Batteries! (link HERE)
September 14, 2011 – Hot Toy Collecting Tip #2: What to do about Cracking Rubber and Disintegrating Suits (posted HERE)
Guess I'll just keep to the NECA Robocop 10-inch tall ED-209 Robot Action Figure (with Sound Effects & Dialogue) - full review and pictures on my toy blog HERE and HERE