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Re: Certain figures are sticky. What is the cause?
« Reply #100 on: June 10, 2018, 03:18:47 PM »
Taking them outside for that is okay. They are not vampires, you know. UV damage is the result of long time exposure.
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Re: Certain figures are sticky. What is the cause?
« Reply #101 on: June 10, 2018, 03:38:23 PM »
Oh ok. So they should be fine as long as I don't keep them in direct sunlight for 5 hours...   ;D

But can artificial light make them sticky as well?

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Re: Certain figures are sticky. What is the cause?
« Reply #102 on: June 10, 2018, 03:43:43 PM »
Depending on the light. UV light does. Also light sources that get very hot can do it.
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Re: Certain figures are sticky. What is the cause?
« Reply #103 on: June 10, 2018, 04:25:21 PM »
Good to know. Thanks.

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Re: Certain figures are sticky. What is the cause?
« Reply #104 on: June 13, 2018, 02:21:28 AM »
I think they are just made that way or it could be light

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Re: Certain figures are sticky. What is the cause?
« Reply #105 on: June 13, 2018, 02:22:12 AM »
Just light

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Re: Certain figures are sticky. What is the cause?
« Reply #106 on: June 13, 2018, 02:44:49 AM »
tYRantOsAu, warning issued for pointless posts.  use the edit post feature.

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Re: Certain figures are sticky. What is the cause?
« Reply #107 on: June 21, 2018, 09:31:23 PM »
I recently got a Jurassic Park Chaos Effect Compstegnathus and a Jurassic Park Chaos Effect Amargospinus. They were still in the box, but when I opened them (I do take dinosaurs out of the box, but I try to be careful with them) they were sticky. How do I clean them?

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Re: Certain figures are sticky. What is the cause?
« Reply #108 on: June 27, 2018, 05:59:16 PM »
Try to wash them with lemon scent dish soap in a toothbrush, rinse and repeat. Then let them dry in the air 24h. And tell us if it helped.
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Re: Certain figures are sticky. What is the cause?
« Reply #109 on: July 15, 2018, 07:41:44 PM »
Thank you, I'll have to try that. I will let you know if it works.  :)

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Re: Certain figures are sticky. What is the cause?
« Reply #110 on: November 21, 2018, 04:45:14 AM »
I don't actually have any issues with figures right now, but I had a few quick questions.

Besides keeping your figurines out of sun/UV light, keeping them at a good temperature that's not too hot, letting them breath, etc is there anything you can do to protect them from getting sticky and starting to deteriorate/leach plasticizer out? I've started reading about this issue lately and it's making me paranoid about my collection, especially my BotM stuff and Monster Hunter Figure Builders.

Also, if you do have a sticky figure, can you clean it up well or will it just eventually deteriorate and completely fall apart? I don't need to have them with me on my deathbed, and I'm not having kids to pass them on to, but I want to have them as long as possible, especially the more valuable ones :)

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Re: Certain figures are sticky. What is the cause?
« Reply #111 on: November 21, 2018, 10:16:56 AM »
Invicta Hunter posted something regarding tht earlier:
The toy wont be destroyed, don't worry about that it would take a good bit of time for that to happen. I don't think you can really stop it but like i said before you can use rubbing alcohol to clean it and then it should feel better. Just remember not to use it on soft plastics and painted toys. I think the stickyness comes about from the toy being left in direct sun light or being put somewhere cold.

So unless your figures suffer from this: https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Gold_Plastic_Syndrome they should be fine.
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Someone let T. Rex out of his pen
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Re: Certain figures are sticky. What is the cause?
« Reply #112 on: November 21, 2018, 05:18:35 PM »
Invicta Hunter posted something regarding tht earlier:
The toy wont be destroyed, don't worry about that it would take a good bit of time for that to happen. I don't think you can really stop it but like i said before you can use rubbing alcohol to clean it and then it should feel better. Just remember not to use it on soft plastics and painted toys. I think the stickyness comes about from the toy being left in direct sun light or being put somewhere cold.

So unless your figures suffer from this: https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Gold_Plastic_Syndrome they should be fine.

Thank you very much! That makes me feel a lot better :)

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Re: Certain figures are sticky. What is the cause?
« Reply #113 on: February 17, 2020, 10:49:34 AM »
I have a CollectA Deluxe Agustinia, which I bought way back in May 2012. Since mid-late 2018 I have been noticing that, whenever I touch it, it’s getting sticky, and if I rub my fingers on the figure some paint comes out. Is there a solution to this? From what I have read, if I submerge it on alcohol, it would be fixed, but I’ve also read that the alcohol method shouldn’t be used on a painted figure, which the Agustinia is. So, is there any other solution? I would feel sorry for tosing it into the trash, but then again, I wouldn’t like to have a figure that’s slowly melting in my shelf  :-\

I even created a thread about it: http://dinotoyblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=8483.msg250730;topicseen#new

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Re: Certain figures are sticky. What is the cause?
« Reply #114 on: April 07, 2020, 06:18:06 PM »
I have noticed the problem with some cheap chinasaurs. They can be made with salvaged plastics that will also cause a smell. Some primers used on rubbery plastics will react by becoming sticky. Improper drying before shipping is another possible source.
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Re: Certain figures are sticky. What is the cause?
« Reply #115 on: April 07, 2020, 10:05:05 PM »
I have this 'sticky' problem with all the Battat BMOS Dinosaurs I bought at some Canadian seller eviljam.
All other battat dinosaurs I bought else where are fine - Just those from this seller are ALL sticky.
I think he maiby got a hold of items put aside having failed the QA checks - and some how  managed to smuggle them out.
I don't think I should use any 'Alcohol' or other liquid solutions on those painted dinos -
so, I just leave them be -and wash my hands after I touch any of them - as their 'stickiness' really passes to the hand.
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