Plastics and vinyl have pasticisers or polymer molecules that may change over time and while plastics do not biodegrade, they change characters and can discolor or become brittle or get oily or change in some other unpredictable way. Plastic lasts forever but it may not retain its shape or color forever.
Also, many vinyl doll outfits disintegrate in the same way. I have a beautiful faux leather jacket for an action figure that had the "faux leather" crack and peel off. While it is sad, it is not surprising to me as this has happened quite a few times before, and there is nothing one can do to prevent it. Now, I think twice before buying "faux leather" outfits for my dolls.
« Back to index | View thread »