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  • elissa_s

    elissa_s

    388 689 746

    6 years ago

    I reckon this should be a place to share how people have manipulated their Munnys :)

  • elissa_s

    elissa_s

    388 689 746

    6 years ago

    I didn't actually mean that, I was thinking more along the lines of Flickr links and the like to people's creations... how is this customs section going to work?

  • elissa_s

    elissa_s

    388 689 746

    6 years ago

    As if I didn't know that was there...
    On a different subject, what do you think would happen if you put a Munny in the oven at 130 degrees c?

  • grimsheep

    grimsheep

    263 189 3

    6 years ago

    It'll be fine for at least 15 minutes. It will get soft but won't melt or burn. At least not in my experience.

  • elissa_s

    elissa_s

    388 689 746

    6 years ago

    Right... thanks :)

  • CoMus angel

    CoMus

    171 468 619

    6 years ago

    OMG no!!! please be VERY careful!

    It WILL melt/warp.... The temperature will depend on the additives added to the material. I have no idea how grimsheep managed to "get away" with it...... unless he is saying it for shits and giggles.

    Do what you like but either way I would HIGHLY recommend you NOT put it in a oven you use to prepare food (or around any food) the fumes are VERY toxic.

    You will not be able to set any oven setting polymer clay (sculpey) so use air dry variety like La Doll and avoid the destruction of your toy and you health.

  • grimsheep

    grimsheep

    263 189 3

    6 years ago

    I am not saying the vinyl is not toxic, especially if heated. But at that temperature for that short a time it will not melt or burn and I have yet to hear of any ill coming of it.

    Super Sculpey adheres well to the vinyl and sets quite nicely in this fashion. Given the temperature asked about I assume that is the plan.

    I'm not a chemist but I imagine your stove will be safe and of course it wouldn't hurt to keep your kitchen well ventilated :)

    There are also good 2 part epoxy clays like Aves Apoxie Sculpt that work quite nicely without heating and are bulletproof when set.

  • CoMus angel

    CoMus

    171 468 619

    6 years ago

    Ahhh Fliphappy, so fast to shoot your "guns" when I was just trying to help..... I am familiar with it; its my job. There is no need to be openly rude about it.

    Grimsheep, is correct, short time will be fine but you are playing with fire. Use a non heating clay and it will be the best bet.

    If you truly believe that vinyl has no level of toxicity just because the box didn't say it, go ahead breath it all in.

    Edit: Considering you are saying munny has preformed to be bake proof, I would be more worried about the additives.

  • CoMus angel

    CoMus

    171 468 619

    6 years ago

    Wow, you really are quite serious, calm down please. Like I said, I am just trying to help.

    I am talking about safety because its very important. Vinyl will melt in a oven, I also stated in my first comment that it is dependant on the additives. I edited my post to also reflect that, clearly there are heat resistance additives. I have never put a vinyl toy in the oven, this is true! but I do know about its material properties.

    In regards to your comment about reading comprehension, how am I supposed to comprehend this comment:

    "Unless you see a toxic warning on the munny box that I've never noticed, stop talking about a process you've very obviously not at all familiar with."

    You also previously said:

    "which is non-toxic when baked correctly, according to their instructions"

    I responded to that directly, are you trying to say those comments are not in regards to toxicity? Your only knowledge of the subject is what is written on the box?

    I joined in on this conversation to say two things. It will melt/warp, if it is true it can survive a bake cycle of sculpey, I was wrong on that aspect. Yet my main concern is the health issue, a good warning and something to tell someone about if they are going to attempt it.

    You may have not read or been told of someone being sick from sticking vinyl in the oven but it is harmful.

    In regards to my job, if you care to know. I professionally an industrial designer, yet I also undertook a masters in environmental design. I have worked with companies to reduce their products material/process impact towards health/environment.

    If you are so concerned about fellow users of this site, what's with all the hate towards me? This is a conversation! Not a war, there is no right or wrong. Just concerns.

  • aargh angel

    aargh

    135 146 111

    6 years ago

    well, well, well if you are so concerned about safety you should have mentioned not to use same plates for food and toys/clay than vapors. and it's 2010 and companies won't risk putting no warning signs on the products if they were dangerous.
    i put munnies in 130°C on regular basis without any colour/shape changes at all. i would recommend using baking paper and avoid fimo.

  • elissa_s

    elissa_s

    388 689 746

    6 years ago

    I never thought a simple baking question would start such a debate!
    The only thing I have is Fimo, used it since I was a kid and daren't try other brands :)

  • elissa_s

    elissa_s

    388 689 746

    6 years ago

    I know that :) I hope my plan goes to... plan.

  • Marschie

    Marschie

    68 34 10

    6 years ago

    Good luck Elissa :)

  • CoMus angel

    CoMus

    171 468 619

    6 years ago

    @aargh Sadly enough companies don't put all the relevant safety warning on their packaging. Even so, it would be very hard to put together a liability suit towards a vinyl toy company in regards to this topic.

    It doesn't make it safe just because its not written on the package.

    You would be very surprised at the amount of unsafe procedures companies "risk" these days. There is too much going on in regards to health, environment and safety to keep up! Its generally not their fault. Also legislation is very behind and a very tricky matter.

    It seems a few people do this, its still not a safe practice but who am I kidding, artist have been putting themselves in harms way for years with the equipment they use.

    @elissa_s enjoy! please post results!

  • elissa_s

    elissa_s

    388 689 746

    6 years ago

    I've already done one custom, but it's just a paint & Sharpie creation... thought I'd branch out a little with the next one :)

  • CoMus angel

    CoMus

    171 468 619

    6 years ago

    Ahh cool! Well if you are keen to share, link a pic once its done (would love to see your paint + sharpie creation also)

    I love how a mini sharpie is boxed with it :D I should do something on mine I guess :P

    I went looking for it for this post. I also found a whole bunch of toys I completely forgot packed away :D

  • elissa_s

    elissa_s

    388 689 746

    6 years ago

    Yeah, but the marker that is boxed with it is a bit too thick to do anything intricate with it unfortunately. I finally finished the paint/Sharpie one a couple of weeks ago, after starting it possibly last year :P anyway, as I'm a very passionate Incubus fan, it's kinda Incubus themed :D I'll get it up on Flickr tonight.
    Oh, and toys packed away?! :O toys should be out in their shiny vinyl glory, to be enjoyed! :D

  • CoMus angel

    CoMus

    171 468 619

    6 years ago

    I know! but I used to work in a toy store so I didn't want to feel like I was working at home! I was also buying too much for my display space.

    I mostly collected Japanese trading figures and gashapon. I had to stop after about a six months of buying a box each week, opening it, look at it for the night, then pack it up and then store it away... I sold most of it as completed sets at work when I moved about 2 years ago, really want it all back now :P

    In the end, I had enough joy from reading jap toy mags and getting in new toy shipments. Only really picked up buying again this year.

  • elissa_s

    elissa_s

    388 689 746

    6 years ago

    Fair enough... I can't be doing with having toys stored away though :)

  • elissa_s

    elissa_s

    388 689 746

    6 years ago

    Head's finished! :D

  • elissa_s

    elissa_s

    388 689 746

    6 years ago

    Finished! - only took me four days worth of evenings :) http://twitpic.com/2hulu8 Couldn't get the mouth right for the life of me :/

  • CoMus angel

    CoMus

    171 468 619

    6 years ago

    Nice work, looking forward to your 3rd now :P

  • elissa_s

    elissa_s

    388 689 746

    6 years ago

    It's a 7 inch one next... just deciding how I'm going to go about it :) haven't even posted my first one I did yet :)

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Mini Munny - DIY 

Manufacturer:
Kidrobot
Type:
DIY
Platform:
Munny
Mini series:
Munnyworld
Size:
4
Color:
White
Material:
Vinyl

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