Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Toy Hunters - playable, loose, and quirky

I kind of liked that he was looking for stuff out of the box. I am a mostly loose collector. I do keep some stuff in the package, but it's mostly duplicates. I like to play and pose my toys. I also thought it was funny that Jordan wasn't really interested in any of the fire damaged stuff from the garage. If the box is burnt but the figures are okay just open them. Sell loose mint figures. Maybe the plastic smells like fire? I don't have a sense of smell so I can't tell if something comes from a smoker's home or not.

I didn't think that the 12" GI Joe was very cool for the "big ticket item". It seemed lamb and I would have been pissed as a kid.

As a kid one time I ordered a GI Joe Snow Cat thought the Hasbro Direct mail away stuff with the flag points. They sold out of them and sent me a check for my money back. Being a kid I was so mad. I didn't want the money I wanted that awesome toy.

Not the strongest episode of the season.


  1. I haven't watched this one yet but will soon. And I think that the plastic can retain the smell of smoke regardless it being a fire or tobacco but there are ways to get rid of it's just a matter of looking those up and see what that are.

  2. Man, it is tough getting smoke smell out of plastic. I bought a few MOTU Classics toys second market from a smokers collection. Even after heavy cleaning, that smell stays. It's been a couple of years now, that there is still a smell. I'm sure it's the same with smoke from a fire. Now, I would hope that people aren't smelling their toys, but some collector's are finicking about getting smoked action figures. Usually, that means a discount for the buyer which can be a plus. I personally don't care as long as the plastic is not discolored.

  3. I haven't seen this episode yet, but I am very interested in it as I have been toying with the idea of collecting loose items from other people. However, in regards to smells, I have asked people on ebay before if the item had a funky smell or not. That goes for new, loose, or whatever. I purchased an 80's Barbie from a seller that was marked as new in excellent condition. It smelled like mold and cat urine. It was disgusting. Luckily after washing the doll the smell faded away, but the box and paper items were thrown out. So ever since then I get a little nervous and sometimes ask a seller if the item has a smell to it.

    Smokey items are not always bad. I've purchased some items that smelled like smoke and after airing out for a few months the smell has gone away. But I would think that would all depend on the level of smoke and type of item too.

  4. I bought a figure that came from a smoker's home (without knowing that) and not being a smoker myself it drove me nuts. I managed to get most of the smell off with some chemicals, but it then stank of chemicals and light stale cigarette. I ended up selling it and buying a new one. I did note that it was lightly smelly. Same goes for old games, the smell gets into the cd and the manual. I now prefer it when a seller states in comes from a smoke free place.