Sometimes I browse the forum with specific questions about the plastic itself—durability, aging, interactions with cleaning agents or mixed media accessories, paint composition, and that's just off the top of my head. How come clear vinyl quality can depend on the weather? What determines whether the plastic is smooth, oily, squishy or tacky? How can storage conditions impact those qualities? I want to talk about this stuff, and learn, and I never know where to have those conversations. If you're in the same boat, maybe we can talk about it here (if enough people want to and this thread doesn't immediately sink into obscurity). So feel free to jump in if you have a question, want to highlight some impressive vinyl, discuss production or recount a cleaning attempt This thread was inspired by a specific question, so I'll dump it here: what's your experience been with rubber accessories? I have a few modern toys with rubber masks, and wonder about the effects on the vinyl of leaving them on all the time. Maybe the vintage heads are more suited to answering this one.