uh, ew.
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uh, ew.

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ok, so I just got a package in the mail from a trade I did. I got a MOC marvel legends series 5 nick fury. now, remember how MLs used to be kind of oily and smelly when you first pried them out of their shells? well now they're sticky. like, slimy, nasty, leaves a residue on my fingers sticky. yeah... but hey, what can you expect? this mother's been a a box since 2004. so I guess this is just like, what happens chemically to the lubricant they put on the pieces to pop them out of the molds right?

anyway, thought I should just warn you guys. not that this will happen to every ML you open, since some had less lube on than others, but I just wanted to let you guys know.

Posted by Chancellor
on Monday, April 13, 2009
User Comments
somebody1 -
Thursday, April 16, 2009
I'm addicted to bubble wrap, I'll sit there and pop the stuff for hours. BBTS ships in bubble wrap with bubles the size of quarters lol.
PJ&AudsCustoms -
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Taco Metroplex??? Delicious!
Chancellor -
Thursday, April 16, 2009
oh yeah, and bubble wrap (I think) has a smell I like. it could be something else that's commonly used for packaging stuff though, but I think it's the bubble wrap that smells.
HeartBreakKid -
Thursday, April 16, 2009
I still want to try to eat him lol
somebody1 -
Thursday, April 16, 2009
yeah new car smell can get overwhelming and its supposedly really toxic (what isn't anymore). What strikes me is odd is when you get a figure trade and is smells like something its been sittin gnear. Yami said the metroplex I sent smelled like tacos (maybe I had it on my hands lol). I had one trade from another board come in smelling like vanilla.
Collector1 -
Thursday, April 16, 2009
I always get sick from the "new car smell". Have a thing for freshly opened DCD figures. Just something...familiar about it. And burnt matchs. I like burnt matchs.
Blight -
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Lead paint is BS. I remember the movie masters scare. I'd stick a straw in those air holes and snort an MM joker like a mutha
somebody1 -
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
I was young and stupid what can I say. I had a figure smell pretty bad coming from Neca today lol.
bigdaddyscott -
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Spraypainting with the windows shut???? .................nice bud!!!
somebody1 -
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
I can't say much. I used to spraypaint in my apartment with the windows shut when doing art projects lol. Every now and then you get the plastic smell from FF7 figures but mcfarland does it all the time.
DTM -
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Hey, fumes smell good at a certain point, until they get on your hands and then they smell for the whole day and I get a headache.
somebody1 -
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Sadly I don't think its going to be a problem as it seems ML figures are now those tiny Marvel universe figures.
Chancellor -
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
yeah, my ML iron fist's smell won't go away. and when I opened my ML nightcrawler, it was like, steaming cause it was hot out I guess.
somebody1 -
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
sniffing gas fume? that explains a few things lol. Yeah I hate it when the toy stays smelling like that for a long time.
DTM -
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
I like the gasoline when I fill up the tank. Smells so good....

Sometimes I like the new strong factory fresh smell of toys, but sometiems it can be too much...
somebody1 -
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Yeah you don't get that smell unless you're at a comic shop. The shop around here always smelled like that. Its like the smell you get when you go into a used book store or library filled with older books.
Chancellor -
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
yeah, I get how people can like that smell. I LOVE the smell of the ink from comics.
somebody1 -
Monday, April 13, 2009
shame this is a family friendly site or the jokes could be fun. Mcfarland always has the great plastic smell when you open them, my old ghost buster figures did too. I think its the kind of plastic they use, its like new car smell but for toys lol.
PJ&AudsCustoms -
Monday, April 13, 2009
That's one reason I prefer older action figures, you really didn't have that problem. There was some smell, but no gooeyness.
Chancellor -
Monday, April 13, 2009
hahahaha, that would be disgusting...
Blight -
Monday, April 13, 2009
They actually pop them together using KY Jelly
HeartBreakKid -
Monday, April 13, 2009
yeah that happened to me with a SOTA Remy
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