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Old 16th February 2019, 09:54 PM
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I cannot find a thread to perfectly fit my Star Wars toy comment so this will just have to do. I came across an ice-cream tub of my original Kenner 3 3/4" Star Wars figures recently and one thing it reminded me of was their smell.

These toys, both back in the day and even now, have a distinct plastic scent which, due to association, I love. But I've noticed the few recent Hasbro equivalents I've purchased are practically odorless. Is it just me?
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Old 17th February 2019, 09:16 PM
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Couldn't find any of the #60-#65 series of Black Series at The Reject Shop. Stock probably hasn't arrived up here.

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These toys, both back in the day and even now, have a distinct plastic scent
Is it more noticeable because the old figures were kept in a sealed container?
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Old 19th February 2019, 05:51 PM
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Is it more noticeable because the old figures were kept in a sealed container?
A dozen or more figures sealed for years in the one container could contribute to it. However, I remember even just one figures smelling long after removal from its blister pack, having been standing on display shelves.

I think there is a small to whatever plastic they used back then. The rest of my experience comes from the importance of smell to memory, especially of formative experiences, as this dates back to me being 6-8 in the late 70s.
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