TPR silicone toy 'melts' when stored against jelly toys?

Shelli Shelli
I went into my bag of goodies the other day to find that my favorite toy, Cupid Kiss link made of TPR silicone had melded/melted in a couple of spots where it had been leaning against a jelly toy. I'm assuming that this is normal and I just didn't know about it, or I would have kept the toy separate.

Why does this happen and are there any other materials toys are made of that I should beware of setting against each other?
05/10/2010
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Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Jelly and jelly like toys can potentially ruin anything. Lol.

Really, anything that's not 100% silicone, metal, wood, plastic or glass should go in a separate baggy of some sort.
05/10/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
If you save all your mismatched socks they make great toy savers.
05/10/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Airen Wolf
If you save all your mismatched socks they make great toy savers.
That's a really good idea Airen
05/10/2010
MuffysPinguLove MuffysPinguLove
Quote:
Originally posted by Airen Wolf
If you save all your mismatched socks they make great toy savers.
I like that idea too
05/10/2010
♥ Amanda ♥ ♥ Amanda ♥
Well the truth is that anything that is soft or squishy will attack another of its kind. I think it is a war of the toys! I always put mine either back in the packaging it came in or in a plastic ziploc.
05/10/2010
ScottA ScottA
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Originally posted by ♥ Amanda ♥
Well the truth is that anything that is soft or squishy will attack another of its kind. I think it is a war of the toys! I always put mine either back in the packaging it came in or in a plastic ziploc.
Silicone toys can usually be stored next to each other no problem (the exception might be the very soft real-feel silicones), and hard plastic toys can go next to each other. Jellies,TPR/TPE, and other unidentified squishy stuff should be isolated, and metal/ceramic/glass, while not meltable, can scratch or chip when clunked together so it's best to be careful.
05/10/2010
Miss Cinnamon Miss Cinnamon
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Originally posted by Airen Wolf
If you save all your mismatched socks they make great toy savers.
I used to do that for my jelly and TPR toys, except my socks all produce fuzz, so there was a need for washing it off every time I wanted to use those toys. Then I decided to throw most of them out when I moved. Problem solved

In all seriousness, though, socks and plastic baggies/satchels are great ways to protect your toys from meltage.
05/11/2010
Sundae Sundae
Just like everyone else says, putting your toys in separate baggies really helps. I just use various sized clip-lock ones and write the name of the toy on them. It satisfies my need for order and labelling and keeps them lint/reaction free.
05/11/2010
Shelli Shelli
Thanks for the info everyone. I already keep my glass toys in socks to protect the glass, but I think I'll keep my other toys in ziplocks so that they don't get the fuzzies, not to mention, I'll be able to tell which is which without having to take them out of their protection.

05/11/2010
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