Whirl stinks!

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Whirl stinks!

Postby Burn » Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:23 am

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And I mean that in a literal way. He really truly stinks!

I busted him out of his packaging this morning (for those who are following ... Magnus is still boxed!) and immediately the smell hit me.

But I figured, new toy, these smells happen. Now that he's out of the box it'll get better.

Boy was I wrong.

I went to work, my town house was locked up for about 12 hours, hot summer day, place heated up, by the time I came home the smell has now taken over downstairs.

Whatever plastic they've used for him, he well and truly bloody stinks. Think I'm going to sit him outside overnight in an effort to air him out.
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Re: Whirl stinks!

Postby Arctorro » Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:08 am

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That is... strange...

Mine was fine, smelled like every other tf toy I've ever bought. Wonder what happened to yours for that to happen.

Maybe you should wash him in hot soapy water as well, just to be safe :WHISTLE:
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Re: Whirl stinks!

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:20 am

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Yeah, talk about weird. Didn't realize that figures can smell right out the box. I mean, there's always the new-toy smell, but obviously that ain't it. Throw some Febreeze on it?
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Re: Whirl stinks!

Postby Counterpunch » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:03 am

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This...did not happen to me.
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Re: Whirl stinks!

Postby triKlops » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:30 am

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Agreed with CP; this seems to be a singular occurrence.
Good luck with the cleansing though.
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Re: Whirl stinks!

Postby fenrir72 » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:41 am

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Burn wrote:And I mean that in a literal way. He really truly stinks!

I busted him out of his packaging this morning (for those who are following ... Magnus is still boxed!) and immediately the smell hit me.

But I figured, new toy, these smells happen. Now that he's out of the box it'll get better.

Boy was I wrong.

I went to work, my town house was locked up for about 12 hours, hot summer day, place heated up, by the time I came home the smell has now taken over downstairs.

Whatever plastic they've used for him, he well and truly bloody stinks. Think I'm going to sit him outside overnight in an effort to air him out.


A bit of the ABS PVC stink but non that I can't tolerate. Must be the phthalates or the lack of it.
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Re: Whirl stinks!

Postby Burn » Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:42 pm

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I should have mentioned that it was Takara's version.

Left him out overnight. Now I can't go out my front door.
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Re: Whirl stinks!

Postby Robogeek1973 » Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:29 pm

I've never heard of such a thing.


Perhaps Whirl has switched tactics and is using chemical warfare now. :lol:
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Re: Whirl stinks!

Postby ScottyP » Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:16 pm

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Really weird stuff! Reminds me of the Think Geek package padding that they mention to be "filled with monkey's breath" or something like that.

Also weird it would linger all the way from the factory since even sealed TF packages aren't airtight. Maybe someone BM'd in that batch of plastic.
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Re: Whirl stinks!

Postby Arctorro » Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:22 pm

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Burn wrote:Left him out overnight. Now I can't go out my front door.
So you're sharing with the neighbours?
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Re: Whirl stinks!

Postby Burn » Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:56 pm

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Arctorro wrote:
Burn wrote:Left him out overnight. Now I can't go out my front door.
So you're sharing with the neighbours?

Damn straight. And he's staying out there for now because the air-con is on and I'm sure as hell not opening a door right now to let any of the precious cool air out.
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Re: Whirl stinks!

Postby SkyWarpt » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:27 pm

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You're running the A/C in Jan???
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Re: Whirl stinks!

Postby Burn » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:33 pm

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Yes ...
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Re: Whirl stinks!

Postby Arctorro » Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:11 am

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SkyWarpt wrote:You're running the A/C in Jan???

There is a little thing called Summer ;)
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Re: Whirl stinks!

Postby SkyWarpt » Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:42 am

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I take it you're in Australia?
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Re: Whirl stinks!

Postby Burn » Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:10 am

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Yep
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Re: Whirl stinks!

Postby SkyWarpt » Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:21 am

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So your the one that stole summer and left me in this bitter cold, lol
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Re: Whirl stinks!

Postby Burn » Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:22 am

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Nope. That was duragrip.
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Re: Whirl stinks!

Postby Cobotron » Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:08 am

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Burn, this is the strangest thing I've ever heard.
If I were you I would start to take it personally.
Maybe Magnus can defeat the the evil odor.
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Re: Whirl stinks!

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:06 am

Cobotron wrote:Maybe Magnus can defeat the the evil odor.
NO! Magnus is tucked away safely. He should not be released at this time. The stench would seep through his plastic and he would start stinking, finally making the toy live up to the cartoon character.

Honestly, I think Burn is a victim of random Takara trolling. :lol:

Then again, maybe he deserves it for buying a piece of crap like Whirl in the 1st place. >:oP
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Re: Whirl stinks!

Postby wetwithwaterwings » Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:26 am

I've had that issue with many toys, but never TF's. The Funko Game of Thrones wave made our entire apartment smell like weed.
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Re: Whirl stinks!

Postby Burn » Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:04 pm

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Rodimus Prime wrote:Then again, maybe he deserves it for buying a piece of crap like Whirl in the 1st place. >:oP

I wouldn't call him a piece of crap as such (crap smells nicer), but as a "modern update" goes ... it's not much of an update.
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Re: Whirl stinks!

Postby Optimum Supreme » Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:34 pm

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Damnit Hasbro, leaving out stuff the Takara has again. When you gonna give us the smell, Hasbrah?
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Re: Whirl stinks!

Postby Mykltron » Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:15 am

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Cobotron wrote:Maybe Magnus can defeat the the evil odor.


Magnus is the only one where I've ever noticed a smell.

So you can't go out your front door because he smells that much?
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Re: Whirl stinks!

Postby Burn » Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:13 pm

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Yep, opened the front door and could smell him.

Moved him to the garage. Still reasonably airy, and won't have to worry about someone knocking him off.
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