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Plastic sweating

Postby retrobmxr » Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:04 pm

I have a question for some of the collectors that have been here a long time. Have you noticed the plastic becoming sticky or sweating? I put some of my collection in storage for a few years because I ran out of space to display all of it. When I started going through the collection to take inventory I noticed a few wobblers with this condition. Can they be cleaned up? If yes, what would be safe?
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Re: Plastic sweating

Postby Squird » Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:16 pm

Yes. Monkey Assassins sweat like a mo-fo.

There's a chemical used to keep the plastic soft that leaches out on some vinyl toys, it's oily and sticky. Senor Carlos Glow sweats, too. You can wash them with Dawn and a magic sponge. It can take some effort to get it off the toy, but it can be done.

Since I've had it happen to me, I make a point of taking new vinyl toys out of their packaging and letting them breathe for a couple weeks if I can do so without destroying the box. Some still sweat, but I've noticed that it's not as much as stuff I leave in a box.
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Re: Plastic sweating

Postby ShoMeNodder » Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:21 pm

A lot of the wobblers i have in acrylic cases leak also.
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Re: Plastic sweating

Postby Jango_Fresh » Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:35 pm

Like Squird said, warm soapy water and magic eraser should do it. I have also used a toothbrush before just because it was handy and that worked for me.
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Re: Plastic sweating

Postby Alleycat » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:33 am

Some of my wobbler protos also have this problem. The white ones also have a tendency to yellow as well - even though not exposed to sunlight. I first wash with Dawn, and use a soft toothbrush. Then to reduce the yellowing, I'll wash with Soft Scrub with Bleach. Again using a soft toothbrush. I needed to do this with a few of the sports wobblers I recently posted. I have not found any ill affect on the plastic, even after a few years after cleaning.

I recently handled my set of white Popeye protos - YUK! - they are next when I feel the urge to de-stickie them. They at least did not yellow.
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Re: Plastic sweating

Postby 0xTurtle » Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:52 am

I've been doing the warm-soapy water trick :-k but will definitely be trying some of the tricks mentioned above! Until recently I've only had this issue with a few of my Spastiks, but some wobblers have been getting the sweats as well now.
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Postby EZA » Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:09 am

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Re: Plastic sweating

Postby FunkoNewb » Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:46 pm

I get that on a lot of my wobbler protos, since I just took them all out of storage a good portion of them got that way. But as people have said those magic erasers work magic.
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Postby Reverend » Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:32 pm

Nothing's wrong with a little sweat and stickiness IMO :D
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Re: Plastic sweating

Postby big_pun_209 » Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:46 pm

When I got my Monkey Assassin's from P+P they had a sticky residue on them too and I asked @wunderlandwar on IG what it was and they said it was from the plastic sweating or "breathing" . I haven't cleaned them off just yet but at least now I know what to try!
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Postby kevinbuddha » Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:56 pm

Anything left in a plastic tube will "sweat" even more. The Fantastik Plastiks, & Spastik Plastiks are the worst.
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Postby misterjstewart » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:20 pm

Thank goodness, I thought my monkeys needed to be potty trained. :D
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Postby 0xTurtle » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:53 pm

misterjstewart wrote:Thank goodness, I thought my monkeys needed to be potty trained. :D

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Postby thejosh2010 » Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:39 pm

ShoMeNodder wrote:A lot of the wobblers i have in acrylic cases leak also.


Where did you manage to find your acrylic cases you use Carol?? :)
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Postby misterjstewart » Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:00 am

On a related note, I get the vinyl sweats every time I go on eBay... \:D/
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misterjstewart wrote:On a related note, I get the vinyl sweats every time I go on eBay... \:D/

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misterjstewart wrote:On a related note, I get the vinyl sweats every time I go on eBay... \:D/

Oh I know you do right now ;)
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Postby kevinbuddha » Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:16 pm

misterjstewart wrote:On a related note, I get the vinyl sweats every time I go on eBay... \:D/


Me too :roflmao:
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Postby MyLittleFunkos » Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:04 pm

I had a proto that was pretty sweaty and sticky. Some Dawn and a magic eraser and...

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Postby kevinbuddha » Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:15 pm

Shiny new and no longer icky to touch!
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MyLittleFunkos wrote:I had a proto that was pretty sweaty and sticky. Some Dawn and a magic eraser and...

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Postby Deezy » Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:57 am

misterjstewart wrote:On a related note, I get the vinyl sweats every time I go on eBay... \:D/

This is too funny James! :roflmao:
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Re: Plastic sweating

Postby BRiley0216 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:10 pm

Here to bring this back up! Wobblers and spastiks sweat like crazy, will pops start sweating soon?
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Postby kevinbuddha » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:55 pm

BRiley0216 wrote:Here to bring this back up! Wobblers and spastiks sweat like crazy, will pops start sweating soon?



No because Funko will never use that type of Vinyl again. It only occurs on a few Funko lines and wobblers from a certain time period. Look at it as a lesson learned by the company.
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This explains why 2 different wobblers I picked up recently had sticky residue all over them. I cleaned both up as best as I could with dawn but you can still see some weird faint marks where the sticky residue was. I contacted the sellers and they apparently knew nothing about it. From the sound of it it seems like this happens over time and not in a few days. Good to know. Thanks for reviving this thread.
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Postby kevinbuddha » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:47 pm

TJLAUTERBACH wrote:This explains why 2 different wobblers I picked up recently had sticky residue all over them. I cleaned both up as best as I could with dawn but you can still see some weird faint marks where the sticky residue was. I contacted the sellers and they apparently knew nothing about it. From the sound of it it seems like this happens over time and not in a few days. Good to know. Thanks for reviving this thread.


You can use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to remove it all TJ.
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Postby CaseyJones14 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:50 pm

kevinbuddha wrote:
BRiley0216 wrote:Here to bring this back up! Wobblers and spastiks sweat like crazy, will pops start sweating soon?



No because Funko will never use that type of Vinyl again. It only occurs on a few Funko lines and wobblers from a certain time period. Look at it as a lesson learned by the company.


I have had a couple Pops with a wet residue that wipes right off and while not the same as Wobbler/Spastik sweats it did seem to be the same sort of thing.
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kevinbuddha wrote:
TJLAUTERBACH wrote:This explains why 2 different wobblers I picked up recently had sticky residue all over them. I cleaned both up as best as I could with dawn but you can still see some weird faint marks where the sticky residue was. I contacted the sellers and they apparently knew nothing about it. From the sound of it it seems like this happens over time and not in a few days. Good to know. Thanks for reviving this thread.


You can use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to remove it all TJ.


I might have to try it out. I was just hesitant to use the magic eraser. Those spots are bugging me on the Freddy holding the cannibal. Love the Freddy but I am kinda picky when I know something is wrong with it.
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Re: Plastic sweating

Postby TJLAUTERBACH » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:51 am

CaseyJones14 wrote:
kevinbuddha wrote:
BRiley0216 wrote:Here to bring this back up! Wobblers and spastiks sweat like crazy, will pops start sweating soon?



No because Funko will never use that type of Vinyl again. It only occurs on a few Funko lines and wobblers from a certain time period. Look at it as a lesson learned by the company.


I have had a couple Pops with a wet residue that wipes right off and while not the same as Wobbler/Spastik sweats it did seem to be the same sort of thing.


:-k I have not come across that yet on any of my pops but thanks for the heads up. I'll keep an eye out for it. Do you recall which pops you have see it happen to?
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Re: Plastic sweating

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CaseyJones14 wrote:
kevinbuddha wrote:
BRiley0216 wrote:Here to bring this back up! Wobblers and spastiks sweat like crazy, will pops start sweating soon?



No because Funko will never use that type of Vinyl again. It only occurs on a few Funko lines and wobblers from a certain time period. Look at it as a lesson learned by the company.


I have had a couple Pops with a wet residue that wipes right off and while not the same as Wobbler/Spastik sweats it did seem to be the same sort of thing.


I haven't come across it yet really, I've been collecting since 2014 and have always been out of box (I hear keeping them in box/tube has alot to do with it) except for around 100 very expensive pieces or signed boxes. I dust them off regularly and haven't noticed any sticky looking paint, I also keep the temp low in my house so maybe that possibly helps it?
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Postby rowden » Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:25 pm

Had this happen to a different toy (GASP! NOT FUNKO??) and it was ubersticky to the point that it peeled a bit of the box it was in.
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Thanks for keeping this thread active. Recently had this on a few older wobblers and my OG marvel pieces but this thread has helped a lot!
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ImranC23 wrote:Thanks for keeping this thread active. Recently had this on a few older wobblers and my OG marvel pieces but this thread has helped a lot!

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Postby FireEmblemZack » Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:45 pm

ImranC23 wrote:Thanks for keeping this thread active. Recently had this on a few older wobblers and my OG marvel pieces but this thread has helped a lot!


Yes I agree. I have purchasing original spastik plastiks recently and they have been sticky even after using a wet wipe on them. This helped a lot
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FireEmblemZack wrote:
ImranC23 wrote:Thanks for keeping this thread active. Recently had this on a few older wobblers and my OG marvel pieces but this thread has helped a lot!


Yes I agree. I have purchasing original spastik plastiks recently and they have been sticky even after using a wet wipe on them. This helped a lot


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BRiley0216 wrote:
FireEmblemZack wrote:
ImranC23 wrote:Thanks for keeping this thread active. Recently had this on a few older wobblers and my OG marvel pieces but this thread has helped a lot!


Yes I agree. I have purchasing original spastik plastiks recently and they have been sticky even after using a wet wipe on them. This helped a lot


Magic erasers work wonders


:freddy3: thanks for the tip, I was worried the magic eraser would peel the paint!!
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Yes I agree. I have purchasing original spastik plastiks recently and they have been sticky even after using a wet wipe on them. This helped a lot


Magic erasers work wonders


:freddy3: thanks for the tip, I was worried the magic eraser would peel the paint!!


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Re: Plastic sweating

Postby funkosundae » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:51 pm

kevinbuddha wrote:
BRiley0216 wrote:Here to bring this back up! Wobblers and spastiks sweat like crazy, will pops start sweating soon?



No because Funko will never use that type of Vinyl again. It only occurs on a few Funko lines and wobblers from a certain time period. Look at it as a lesson learned by the company.


Thanks for the info, now I have to check the ones I have in storage. :freddy1:

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Re: Plastic sweating

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kevinbuddha wrote:
BRiley0216 wrote:Here to bring this back up! Wobblers and spastiks sweat like crazy, will pops start sweating soon?



No because Funko will never use that type of Vinyl again. It only occurs on a few Funko lines and wobblers from a certain time period. Look at it as a lesson learned by the company.


Thanks for the info, now I have to check the ones I have in storage. :freddy1:


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