Has anyone been having this problem lately?
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05-25-2020, 01:12 AM -
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I've noticed over the past few months that a lot of the spongy foam stuff on my video game things have deteriorated over the past 6 or so months. I went to play my original Gameboy about a month ago and the foam stuff out of nowhere totally deteriorated. Now I've noticed with my Xbox headsets and PS2 headset the foam went to crap.

It's weird to me because if the different ages of things and the fact that they degraded so fast in the last 6 months since the last time I played with them. The weirdest part though to me at least was the Nintendo case for my Gameboy just because I've had that case for 20+ years and it was awesome till recently.

So anyway I was just curious if it was just my stuff or anyone else notice anything like this recently?
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05-25-2020, 12:35 PM -
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That is really odd, i have lots of stuff like that but nothing out of the ordinary going on with any of it.

Could it be due to direct sunlight, something weird in the air or something stored nearby? Very odd, hope you can fix up the stuff as it sounds like some good items going downhill.
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05-25-2020, 01:14 PM -
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It is conspiracy, 5G destroys foam on retro gaming ! Cussingblack
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05-25-2020, 01:32 PM -
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News to me, I got alot of old stuff, still in great shape. Hope you can get this problem solved!
 
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05-25-2020, 02:45 PM -
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I use Armor All on any of my retro stuff covers games an system to keep them clean i have not  had  problem with foam stuff our rubbery stuff yet check to make sure were your storing it is not to moist our dry if you keep it stored in boxes i have had the problem of things getting some odd moldy stuff other then that no rotting my suggesting would be  Armor All any spongy head phones let them dry before using and any rubbery things like cords ect just my two cents hope things work out though !  Huh
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05-25-2020, 04:52 PM -
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Thanks for all the advice. It's all things in my games room and there is no sunlight in there. I keep the blackout curtains closed all the time. Temperature is 63⁰F- 75⁰F or 17.2⁰C - 23.8⁰C, humidity is also pretty low since I loved in a semi arid region.

My games room has been mostly the same for 10 years. The only thing that really changes is adding games to the collection and starting to try and and organize things a little better so my kids can find games they want.

I'll probably try to identify any other foam stuff and try some armor all in it it. But like I said in my first post it was just weird it all of the sudden went from no damage to fine powder in such a short time.
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05-25-2020, 10:01 PM -
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I bet SasaPinjic is onto sumthin we are just on the edge of discovering.




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