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    What Kinds Of Plastic Are MOTU Toys Made From?

    Could someone please tell me specifically what types of plastic are used to create Masters Of The Universe figures, vehicles and playsets, both past and present? Thanks!

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    Frogs and snails, and puppydog tails. That's what MOTU toys are made from!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beastmaster View Post
    Frogs and snails, and puppydog tails. That's what MOTU toys are made from!
    So it's not the same type of vinyl sugar and plastic spice as Barbie dolls, then.

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    Sometimes they use black plastic, also known as blastic

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    Usually figures are ABS, sometimes you'll see PVC used, but that's usually for non or lesser articulated figures....ABS is a hard plastic, but softer materials are used for capes and bendy things....Softer materials like Neoprene may be used....not sure about the softer stuff.
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    The tears of underage, underpaid Asian factory workers?




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    Super Hardy IndusTrial plastic, I believe. Mixed with a fair amount of chalk, which tends to expel itself from the figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadowfall1976 View Post
    Usually figures are ABS, sometimes you'll see PVC used, but that's usually for non or lesser articulated figures....ABS is a hard plastic, but softer materials are used for capes and bendy things....Softer materials like Neoprene may be used....not sure about the softer stuff.
    Thank you Shadowfall. Do you know if it was the same for the vintage toys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MC Modulok View Post
    Thank you Shadowfall. Do you know if it was the same for the vintage toys?
    I believe so, but the older toys lacked the ability to withstand the UV, therefore, that is why they yellow & became brittle.
    Recent....Unnamed One & Hydron
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    Needed....Dragstor

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    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyBoy View Post
    The tears of underage, underpaid Asian factory workers?
    Shhh! That's the secret ingredient!
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