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PostSubject: Chewbacca bandolier foam   Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:19 pm

Has anyone replaced deteriorated foam? What did you use or what would you use?
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PostSubject: Re: Chewbacca bandolier foam   Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:01 pm

This is a thread regarding the dagobah playset, but you can see some of the stuff recommended for it, such as what type of foam to use so it may be less volatile to the plastics and what not.
http://forum.rebelscum.com/showthread.php?t=1099310

This is one of hose gray areas in collecting. Die hard no repro guys will say they would rather have a hole in their playset or an empty trash compactor or whatever; others know the foam will turn to dust and I have heard some stories of it even turning into a sticky messy substance. In my honest opinion, it is whichever way you want with this. I don't condemn guys for replacing this type of stuff as we all know (or rather a reasonably intelligent collector) should know most of the foam stuff from these playsets or carriers won't survive the test of time. Thus paying high prices for "original" foam is idiotic in the first place.

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PostSubject: Re: Chewbacca bandolier foam   Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:31 pm

@trappedtexan wrote:
This is a thread regarding the dagobah playset, but you can see some of the stuff recommended for it, such as what type of foam to use so it may be less volatile to the plastics and what not.
http://forum.rebelscum.com/showthread.php?t=1099310

This is one of hose gray areas in collecting. Die hard no repro guys will say they would rather have a hole in their playset or an empty trash compactor or whatever; others know the foam will turn to dust and I have heard some stories of it even turning into a sticky messy substance. In my honest opinion, it is whichever way you want with this. I don't condemn guys for replacing this type of stuff as we all know (or rather a reasonably intelligent collector) should know most of the foam stuff from these playsets or carriers won't survive the test of time. Thus paying high prices for "original" foam is idiotic in the first place.

My foam is still there but when touched it's a sticky dust. So it serves no purpose as is. It's new also. Stickers were never even put on. It's a great set
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PostSubject: Re: Chewbacca bandolier foam   Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:33 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Chewbacca bandolier foam   Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:32 pm

The only form of foam that I have in the collection is from the Dagobah playset, and I was really fortunate for it to be completely intact.

Not to say that it's not sticky, but it's no where near dusty, or turning into dust (haven't checked it in awhile though).

Anywho, I don't think you should replace it! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Chewbacca bandolier foam   Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:53 pm

@darthmatt22 wrote:
The only form of foam that I have in the collection is from the Dagobah playset, and I was really fortunate for it to be completely intact.

Not to say that it's not sticky, but it's no where near dusty, or turning into dust (haven't checked it in awhile though).

Anywho, I don't think you should replace it! cheers

Roger that. I'll see what happens over the next few months
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PostSubject: Re: Chewbacca bandolier foam   Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:28 am

Just wear it around in public. Work, restaurants, etc. And see what the general consensus is.

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PostSubject: Re: Chewbacca bandolier foam   Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:04 am

@darthmatt22 wrote:
Just wear it around in public. Work, restaurants, etc. And see what the general consensus is.

lol!

I think I'm going to have to take a pass on that one. A mid 40's man walking around with a chewbacca bandolier is going to draw the wrong attention for sure.

But I work for myself and I absolutely bring toys to work every single day. When I'm stressed and need a break I haul them out and look at them.
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PostSubject: Re: Chewbacca bandolier foam   Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:40 am

@Broke wrote:
I haul them out and look at them.

Just "look"..........yeah
........sure........



lol! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Chewbacca bandolier foam   Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:08 pm

@trappedtexan wrote:
@Broke wrote:
I haul them out and look at them.

Just "look"..........yeah
........sure........



lol! lol!

I may play with them but I didn't mean to
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