how to get smoke out!

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  1. mordecai6

    mordecai6 Mexi-con

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    so I've been hitting up ebay recently and won some cool stuff. Unfortunately the seller forgot to the mention that they smoke like chimneys. So now I'm stuck with a bad ass energon megatron, reissue megatron, and alternators shockblast that all reek. So like the title says can anyone give me pointers? I want to maintain the integrity of the figure as much as possible but I just can't stand cigarette. Thanks!
     
  2. kenm2474

    kenm2474 LORD DC TFW2005 Supporter

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    Put them ouside in the shade for a few hours. I read someone who said that works a while back.
     
  3. Ecmagee1984

    Ecmagee1984 Big E

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    Put them in a box, and put some baking soda in there and close the top. Let it sit for a day.
     
  4. Seawing

    Seawing Lurker of the depths Moderator

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    I had the same problem with some Microman vehicles a few months back. Basically an eBay purchase that was uber cheap ($18 including shipping for 5 sets). All were complete with boxes, instructions, etc. Open up the shipping box and it smelled like he sent me an ashtray instead. I found that if you can air out the figure and the smell goes away in about a 3-5 days without doing anything. If you have the packaging, that is a different story. The boxes still reek but not as bad as when I first got them.
     
  5. bhaalistik

    bhaalistik Shockwave's Love-child

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    Oh man there is nothing worse then that STENCH when you open up a sought-after TF (or any toy for that matter).

    Case in point...I won a Meister off Ebay and the guy stated that it was MIB from a smoke-free home....couldn't have been farther from the truth. I opened the box to fix a door that was askew in the box and the waft of nicotine laden stink that was all over the toy made me want to PUKE.

    I called the guy on it and he was cool and refunded me all my $$...claiming he doesn't know how the smell got there since he and his GF 'don't and have never smoked'.

    I didn't even think to try to get rid of it myself...I was just so pissed that he lied about the description and probably thought I would never open the box.

    ...but enough about ME :tongue:  That baking soda trick would probably solve the problem (dunno if it would TOTALLY disipate the smell but a little at least)
     
  6. Valkysas

    Valkysas Attack Buffalo

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    the baking soda thing does work. I've done it.
     
  7. Noisemaze2006

    Noisemaze2006 Banned

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    The only toys I got that smell like that came from the UK! Every single time I get something from the UK it smells like that.
     
  8. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    charcoal sometimes helps.
     
  9. Red leader

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    Baking soda or get a brand new magic tree and put that in a box with the toy for a day or 2, works for me
     
  10. Transquito

    Transquito Reach For The Light TFW2005 Supporter

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    Its scary how diffrent aromas can get "stuck" on a piece of plastic ...
    DONT SMOKE !
     
  11. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    I've never tried it on a TF, but Febreze seems to be very effective.
     
  12. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    Just airing it works too. Got a loose Alt Sunstreaker which smelt quite strong - a few days out of the shipping box and it was fine!
     
  13. Master Megatron

    Master Megatron Action Bastard

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    I just mist some febreze over it a couple of times.
     

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