Proud Owner of Cat Pee Pony
Na while I agree old toys have germs, they are easy to clean and sanitize. Plus, with MIB G3's please remember all toys are handled by people at factories. That means if they scratched their bum with their bare hands and then reached for a pony to do the final touches before boxing you have one contaminated pony. All the snotty nosed, sneezing, upchucking children touched the boxes in the store. I seem to recall seeing a news program on this. They found more e coli germs on brand new in the bag underwear than they thought possible. The reason. Stinky, yucky people who bag and box stuff don't wash their hands. Nothing in this world is germ free, and I would guess it isn't clean until I say for certain I have cleaned it. New does not equal clean, MIB does not equal clean either. I have doubts that a dirty pony has discouraged collecting...just my opinion. Most of us love to clean our ponies, its all part of the fun of owning G1. I also don't believe that people throw their hands up and stop collecting at all due to the prices. I know many people that just wait for that pony to be a price they can afford. There are so many brags where people have found grails for 1.00.