HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!Originally posted by bigbarada
Lime-Away and a wire brush.
I totally bit when I read that.
("Oh my god ... what did he say?")
My big worry has always been the toll that age takes on the plastics used in the older figures. A few of my figures have started to display signs of decomposition ... some of the plastic and paint have actually gotten sticky or tacky. Specifically ... the "Death Squad Commander" and "AT-AT Commander" have sticky feet and hands, as if the paint is going soft. I generally (when it comes to vintage toys) never worried too much about cleaning ... I'll use simple green and sometimes Windex and a q-tip or soft cotton cloth ... but given the state of these figures I've begun to worry about using things with ammonia or any kind of dyes.
I would say water is the safest thing. That and a gentle hand ... these old plastic toys can't last forever. Which is why I've gotten very used to and fond of the typical signs of aging, like dust or small blemishes.