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PostSubject: The smell of vintage?   The smell of vintage? I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 17, 2010 8:45 am

Lol I know its a strange topic, but we all know the smell of the vintage plastic is unmistakable, I think many of you older guys will remember the smell from actually opening the figures as children and it sure reminds me of the figures I had as a kid after I opened my toy box to play with them, oddly I just set up my loose set in a cabinet and after just a few hours the smell seems to be leaking out and up my nose Shocked

Lately its smelling more like fumes than awesomeness (and I guess it probably is! 30 year old plastic mmmm!) LOL

Anyone have any strange stories regarding the smell of vintage , does it bring back fond memories, do you hate it?

I feel a bit like this sitting next to my display - :drunken:
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PostSubject: Re: The smell of vintage?   The smell of vintage? I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 17, 2010 8:58 am

I love the smell of vintage plastic in the morning...

I think the sense of smell definitely adds to the sense of sight when admiring my collection. The two together compliment each other for me. It does help transport you back in time I think. It seems like just yesterday I was opening that mailer and seeing and smelling those figures for the first time when I walk into my sw room.

Ahhhh! childhood memories!
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PostSubject: Re: The smell of vintage?   The smell of vintage? I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 17, 2010 10:10 am

The smell of vintage figures and the old Ben Cooper halloween costumes you just can't beat. I couldn't wait to crack a new figure open back in the day for the smell, just like sports and non-sports cards. They have that particular smell that just takes you back to the late 70's/ early 80's that will never be replicated again. Makes me wish I was 10 again.
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PostSubject: Re: The smell of vintage?   The smell of vintage? I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 17, 2010 10:18 am

Smells like teen plastic...


lol Joe, you got me sniffing my new Greedo! There's been a few figures I've acquired and... yes, that certain plastic smell has brought back the childhood memories... at least I think so... it may also be just the sheer delight of seeing a cool figure again after all those years? It's a big nostalgic rush for all the senses really celebrate Cool Cool
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PostSubject: Re: The smell of vintage?   The smell of vintage? I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 17, 2010 10:26 am

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lol Joe, you got me sniffing my new Greedo!

LMAO!!I think Joe's going to have a lot of guys sniffing their figures today! Anywhere else that statement might sound weird ,but it makes perfect sense here! No.. wait, it sounds weird here too!!! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The smell of vintage?   The smell of vintage? I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 17, 2010 10:53 am

Lol! Yeah its an odd topic + the discussion about sniffing figures wouldn't really work anywhere other than a toy collecting forum haha

I think the smell is a bit overpowering when you have 100 of them giving off that plastic whiff! Every time I open my cabinet
I think I am going to pass out Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: The smell of vintage?   The smell of vintage? I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 17, 2010 10:55 am

I can see it now in the news. Young kids getting high cheesing off their old toys, some say its better than sniffing paint. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The smell of vintage?   The smell of vintage? I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 17, 2010 11:14 am

"The last thing I remember doctor is the smell of 30 year old plastic, then everything went black!"

"Take 3 whiffs of modern and call me in the morning."
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PostSubject: Re: The smell of vintage?   The smell of vintage? I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 17, 2010 11:26 am

Joe i know exactly what your talking about my office has that vintage star wars smell too. lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! Dan
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PostSubject: Re: The smell of vintage?   The smell of vintage? I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 17, 2010 2:47 pm

@ctscanman68 wrote:
"The last thing I remember doctor is the smell of 30 year old plastic, then everything went black!"

"Take 3 whiffs of modern and call me in the morning."

lol! I think the modern would make it worse.
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PostSubject: Re: The smell of vintage?   The smell of vintage? I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 17, 2010 3:25 pm

I think all those who have ever held a moc or loose figure to there nose closed there eyes
and took a big sniff should hold there hands up on this thread!

Ill start lol

My hand is firmly in the air Smile

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PostSubject: Re: The smell of vintage?   The smell of vintage? I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 17, 2010 3:27 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The smell of vintage?   The smell of vintage? I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 17, 2010 3:31 pm

cheers There mine. Joe, when did you become an octopus? Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: The smell of vintage?   The smell of vintage? I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 17, 2010 4:56 pm

cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: The smell of vintage?   The smell of vintage? I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 17, 2010 5:44 pm

lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! Dan
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PostSubject: Re: The smell of vintage?   The smell of vintage? I_icon_minitimeSat Apr 17, 2010 6:22 pm

lol! joe , i could really burn you on this one , but i wont because i to am quilty of smelling that vintage sent lol,

so here i go hands in the air like i just dont care cheers
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PostSubject: Re: The smell of vintage?   The smell of vintage? I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 18, 2010 3:56 pm

It's when you think you are on your own sniffing a minty loose
PBP figure that gives off that yummy sweet aroma :Drool:

...And then your missus walks in just as you have your nose
up Greedo's arse Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: The smell of vintage?   The smell of vintage? I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 18, 2010 4:11 pm

And she STILL married you ???? Laughing Laughing Congrats Lee! Now she owns half your figures as well lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The smell of vintage?   The smell of vintage? I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 18, 2010 4:32 pm

@Joe_O wrote:
Congrats Lee! Now she owns half your figures as well lol!

LMFAO
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PostSubject: Re: The smell of vintage?   The smell of vintage? I_icon_minitimeSun Apr 18, 2010 10:35 pm

lmfao:lol!: lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! Dan.
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PostSubject: Re: The smell of vintage?   The smell of vintage? I_icon_minitimeMon Apr 19, 2010 1:46 am

I just love the vintage smell, my wife says that the room where I have the biggest part of my collection smells like her grandpa closet!!
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PostSubject: Re: The smell of vintage?   The smell of vintage? I_icon_minitimeMon Apr 19, 2010 4:14 am

@merlin wrote:
I just love the vintage smell, my wife says that the room where I have the biggest part of my collection smells like her grandpa closet!!


Ask your wife if she can find out if her grandpa wants to sell his collection!
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PostSubject: Re: The smell of vintage?   The smell of vintage? I_icon_minitimeMon Apr 19, 2010 11:03 am

@Tank1252 wrote:
@merlin wrote:
I just love the vintage smell, my wife says that the room where I have the biggest part of my collection smells like her grandpa closet!!


Ask your wife if she can find out if her grandpa wants to sell his collection!

lol! lol! lol! ..... I guess he had his own collection... lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The smell of vintage?   The smell of vintage? I_icon_minitimeMon Apr 19, 2010 1:21 pm

I luv the sweet smell of a PBP figure in the morning. lol! lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: The smell of vintage?   The smell of vintage? I_icon_minitimeMon Apr 19, 2010 1:58 pm

I can totally relate to this thread!

I am always smelling my loose figures. Always! Smile

It's funny as my wife has caught me numerous times smelling the figures. I don't even try and hide it anymore! Very Happy

I even go so far as to smell all my new shipments, as soon as I open the shipping box. Not only do loose figures smell good, but so do MOC!
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