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How to Clean Vintage SST Plushes

Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by bigbrownmonster, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. bigbrownmonster

    bigbrownmonster New Member


    i got a couple of vintage sesame street plushes of an auction site and they need some cleaning before i let my kid play with them.

    i suppose putting them into the washing machine is no go...bert has stitches and holes on his clothes and kermit has light stains and both smell a bit.

    can anyone suggest how to go about it?
  2. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    I have very old Sesame dolls that I just ran through the washing machine on a few cycles. Obviously, the wash won't fix any holes, but will certainly get rid of the smell and possibly some of the stains.
  3. bigbrownmonster

    bigbrownmonster New Member

    I'd just given them a 'powder (soda bicarbonate) bath'
    but it had only taken off dome of the smell n they are now rather powdery. :( think will have to dust them off more later.
    I'd done this after reading some info online about not using the washing machine for old plushes so how else should I clean them?

    Muppet are fp Kermit 850 and Bert (the one with the soft plastic head and hand. Muppet Inc). Bert's shirts seams are very weak I doubt it can withstand much wash.:sympathy:
  4. Guardian Bob

    Guardian Bob Well-Known Member

    I have that Bert! :)

    Which Sesame dolls do you have? :confused:
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  5. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    I still have my original Fisher Price Bert and Ernie dolls from the 70s, and my Muppet Show Kermit with the velcro hands. I USED to also own an original Cookie Monster, Herry Monster and Super Grover dolls that I stupidly tossed many years ago.

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