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Thread: Mike Tyson figure melting?

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    Huh? Mike Tyson figure melting?

    Below are some pics of a new Mike Tyson figure I picked up. When I opened the package I felt a stickiness on my hands. When I took off his clothing, this is what I found. WTH is this stuff? It's also on the back on his head around his neck. Yuck!





    Stains on his shirt

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    just popped the head off. OMG!!!

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    Is it an oily exudate from the vinyl head, or did the factory apply a little mineral oil to enable the head to pop into the torso?
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    I would send it back with a note explaining, or if it's something you can easily clean then keep it, if your satisfied.

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    Tyson may have been doing some sparring before you picked him up and worked up a light sweat.
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    Geez, now I've got to go check mine...

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    The reason I mentioned mineral oil as a lubricant was because I'd had several Hasbro Marvel figures that had had the joints seemingly lubricated.

    Didn't the Mattel RetroAction figures have an oily exudate problem?
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    I got the astronaut one and didn't have that problem.
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    Mine is one of the first ones and it seems fine. Mine has been standing open on a shelf for a year or so.

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    FYI Mine is the Cowboy guy.

    I tried wiping the "goo" off his body and head and all I did was get residue from the paper towel stuck to his body.

    I'm going to have to take him completely apart and wash him clean.
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