I have gotten a couple of McFarlane's sports action figures, and both times when I opened the package I immediately noticed an extremely strong and foul odor. This isn't just me - I did a search and found a few reviews on Amazon where people mentioned this smell with other McFarlane toys. Even this editorial review - Movie Maniacs 6 VI Warrior ALIEN Figure from ALIEN RESURRECTION Movie McFarlane Toys - mentions the smell: "The only real drawback is the odor--a putrid vinyl smell--that jumps from the package when it's first ripped open".
What is that smell? I notice the toys are made in China, and have heard reports of toys from China being laced with various harmful chemicals. I hope that's not the case here.
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