A regularly updated blog about my vintage Kenner Star Wars toy collection. Some stuff that I've recently acquired; some stuff that I've had since I was a kid. Some rare, some common, but all sharing the warmth, charm and character of the "first generation" of Star Wars toys - the ones we played with as kids in the late '70s and early '80s.
Monday, March 10, 2014
How Does This Even Happen? Plastic Reaction in 12" Stormtrooper
So imagine my shock and dismay when I noticed this crazy problem with his hand. I'd never broken the figure, so this wasn't the remnants of an ancient repair... it apparently just happened spontaneously over the 30+ years I've had the toy. I got some sage advice from "Sharp", a senior member on Rebelscum.com, who wrote:
Just another idiosyncrasy that makes these toys so charming!"
Bizarre, eh? Welcome to the world of plastic chemistry ;-) Anyway, I wanted to post this story as a resource to others who might be searching the Internet for an explanation for this very mysterious issue.
Keywords: plastic reaction, plastic melding, plastic melting, 12" Jawa, 12" Chewbacca