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
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