Quoted from pinmister:
Don't ever feel like a NOOB or hesitate with any questions. We were all noobs at some time and that is what this great forum is for. Transformers came with tarnished ramps-anodized metal reacts with solvents like grease, etc. It also came with bad decals. Almost every Transformers had this issue and it was mainly around front legs where wrinkling would appear. The game is several years past production and Stern may or may not help you out. You may want to call Michael at Automated to see what he can do, I am sure he has dealt with similar issues previously. The good news is you got a NIB Transformers at a reasonable price and it is a fantastic game that is a blast to play. Good luck and enjoy!
TF did not come with bad decals. Any wrinkling around the legs is/was caused by owners installing the legs with no cabinet leg protectors. I installed the protectors first and my decals remained mint during my duration of ownership.
Did your pin come with these already installed?
They go in between the legs and the cabinet, keeping the legs from actually touching the cabinet and biting into the decals. All NIB Sterns now come with these pre-installed. Any pins with decal art where the legs attach should get these prior to attaching the legs. They come in metal or plastic. Both work fine.
If you already attached the legs without these, buy a set immediately and don't nudge your pin at all until they are installed. I like the metal ones from www.pinballlife.com. Search "cabinet leg protectors".