So I'm just sitting here wondering if I'm the only one who has weird habitual behaviors with regards to toys/figures/collectibles. For example, I never handle any of my stuff without washing my hands first, even when there's nothing sticky or grimy on them. I don't know when the habit started but it's one of those things I started doing and now I just do instinctual whenever I go to move some of my stuff or open up a new item. It's also something I ask others to do before handling my stuff. I know it sounds autistic, but I just hate when people handle my things with grubby hands; including myself.
I'm okay with it, but I do wash my hands if they feel overly greasy, or if I recently ate something that exudes some oils.
Oils tended to transfer easily from my hands to the figure before, so it's a understandable precaution.
When building minifigs from a set, I always put the headgear on last, and I do the same thing with eyes on Mixels.
An anon in the Lego generals got me in the habit of building only from the finished pictures on any set under $15.
I always bring a few toys in my backpack for photo ops when I go longboard through the park. Not very weird in comparison to other /toy/soldiers, but I can't wait to see the look on the cop's face when he finds a grinder, a pipe, and a Millennium Godzilla vinyl.
I'm trying to get into the same habit. Nobody besides my wife and I really handles my stuff anyways, but I'd have to keep some pretty disgusting company for me to ask them to do the same.
>I never handle any of my stuff without washing my hands first, even when there's nothing sticky or grimy on them.
Fuckign this 100% this, sometimes I get lazy and just look at my collection that i want to pose or move around and I just blow it off. Or after gaming and scratching my head or something i look at a figure and can't bring myself to re-pose it w/o going through washing my hands and being super careful.
That's not that kind of LUBE my boy, No Lube.
Depends on the figure.
LIke my Ada Hot Toys with her rubber body, I wash my hands before hand due to the skin adn the silk dress. Same goes for Jill's rubber suit.
Otherwise, its not a big deal.
As long as you're cool with briefly submerging your toys in a cloud of shit and piss particles, all's groovy. Your toothbrush lives in that cloud after all.
>For example, I never handle any of my stuff without washing my hands first, even when there's nothing sticky or grimy on them.
That just means you're not disgusting. Which is actually pretty weird when you consider how many nasty people are out htere.
Same, but it has nothing to do with not dirtying the figure. I shower right before I sleep, so opening a toy is like...a nice finisher to the day, after I'm done with everything else.
Any toy with brushable hair I will usually give a quick wash to before doing anything with it. A lot of them have that nasty hard glue in it that looks unnatural and often is just hiding a really bad cut job. Haircut gets fixed and styled with silicone based wig product and dried. Similar for cloth on toys, a lot of looser parts like sashes and coats that are packed separately in the box look shitty and out of scale when first put on (Hot Toys Jack Sparrow was a pain to get right). So I tend to fraycheck raw edges, gently wash everything, and while its still a little damp it gets ironed, put on, ironed again or even misted with a tiny bit of the wig product and then hit with medium heat from the blowdryer. Full scale fabric just doesn't fucking hang right on a 1/6 scale toy fresh from the box.
>Open box cafefully and remove figure.
>Toss box it came in.
>Always wash hands before handling figure.
>Never touch hands, face, legs, feet, or places of dirty origin, IE floor.
>Don't like for anyone to touch them unless they follow the rules and are carefull with it.
I hate being like this, but fuck damn people can be nasty.
>fuck GF good
>finish the deed
>she passes out and i get up put on my boxer briefs
>have some peace and quiet so i go to the living room and start playing with my toys
>100% sure my hands have bodily fluids all over them but they are dry by now
>no fucks given.
Do you touch your collection with your...bear hands?