I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE THIS STUFF HAS BEEN ALL MY COSPLAY LIFE!

I have been given the amazing opportunity to test out Polly Plastics for free in exchange for review.  And holy crap is it amazing!

*Seriously I wish I would have known about this stuff sooner*


I will be reviewing three components of the materials.

The Moldable Plastics


Color Pellets


Silicone Molding Putty



For those who do not know.  Polly Plastics is a thermoplastic… meaning  you heat it up and it becomes a moldable material.  You can also use it to make your own worbla!

Although it has many other functions too.  I found it extremely useful that it came with a guide that gives you ideas on how to use it.  Anything from decorative to functional.



Without further ado…

The Moldable Plastic Pellets

Note:  Requires boiling water to get to moldable state.  Although you could also use a heatgun on it (although not recommended until you have a clump so the pellets don’t fly everywhere)


You will know its ready to be molded when the pellets become clear.

As they get cooler they will begin to get cloudy looking (not transparent!)


It honestly feels like a combination between gum and hot glue when its in its moldable state.  And it was extremely easy to mold!

I used it to build a rough texture on my worbla piece.

*If you are combining the pellets with worbla be sure to heat up your worbla as well so the pellets stick*

Yes - You can paint the plastics.


But its not only great for details, but also FUNCTION!

For my Tales from the Borderlands Fiona derringer *yeah yeah forgot to tell you guys that I was making one… it will be done soon*  I used the pellets to fill in the cracks between the barrels.


AND one of my favorite functionality tips.  Got the wrong size nut/bolt.  No problem.  Grab your bolt and wrap a piece of moldable plastic around it (when it still in its moldable state) and BOOM… you got a new nut that fits your bolt.

*Tested the durability and the makeshift nut was extremely strong, holding on tightly to the bolt… while at the same time you can still screw it on and off.  Nifty!


But what about those colorful pellets?!

They are amazing simply because it gives the plastic a consistent look.  Personally I liked using the color pellets more than actually painting the plastics because the pellets had such a clean solid look.

Thankfully a color mixing guide is included with the pellets to help you get the exact color that you are looking for!


And that Silicone Molding?!

Seriously just as awesome as the actual plastic pellets!

Have an object you want a molding of?  Then encase it in the 2 part silicone mold.  Wait 30 minutes and there you go!  I tested the molding on my Sailor Jupiter rose earrings to see how much detail that the molding picks up.  And after using filling the silicone mold piece with the moldable plastic pieces, I found that the molding picked up all the details from the original rose piece.  AMAZING!  I was even more thrilled that I didn’t have to wait 24 hours using resin.  Using the plastic pellets where 100 times faster!



Overall impression…

OMG THIS IS AMAZING… EVERY COSPLAYER NEEDS POLLY PLASTICS IN THEIR LIFE!


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If you have any questions about the product or have an idea for another awesome product for us to review then private message us here or email us at LMcosplays@gmail.com

PSA: each plastic grocery sack costs an average of $0.03. A in a typical quarter, over $15,000 are spent on sacks per store (of an average city).

Please stop asking me to double-bag your groceries. If you can carry your three items to the register with no trouble, there is likely to be no hard time getting them to your car without a sack. Anything with a handle (like your juice gallons and laundry detergent) don’t need a sack. Purchase reusable bags and keep them in your car so you don’t forget them. If you absolutely must have plastic sacks, reuse them as much as you can. There are extreme financial and environmental impacts of plastic sacks. 

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Waiter, there’s some plastic in my fish

For a while now, scientists have known that fish are ingesting small pieces of plastic. But it wasn’t clear how much of that was reaching our dinner plate. Ecologist Chelsea Rochman wanted to find out. 

Rochman, who’s speaking at the @montereybayaquarium Sustainable Foods Institute, sampled fish from markets in California and Indonesia.

“We found plastic and fibers from textiles (e.g., clothing, carpet, fishing nets) in about 1 out of every 4 seafood items sampled,” she told the @huffingtonpost

The study, which Rochman conducted while at UC Davis, was one of the first to directly link plastic in the oceans to the fish on our dinner plates.

So how concerned should we be?

“We know much more about how plastic debris is harmful to fish and much less about how plastic debris in our fish is harmful to our health,” Rochman explains.

Lab studies have demonstrated that plastic can get stuck in the guts of fish and make them feel full. This changes their feeding behavior. Previous research from Rochman demonstrates that small plastic debris can transfer harmful chemicals to fish. This causes stress on the liver and changes the activity of genes related to reproduction. 

“Studies have shown plastic debris in shellfish, fish and even sea salt. So, yes, we need more research to answer questions about how plastic debris may impact food security (i.e. fish stocks) and food safety.”

This is what Rochman plans to study next.

“Seafood is very healthy. It has essential fatty acids. I would never want to scare anybody away from eating seafood,” She said. “We need to see if we need a toxic threshold for plastic in fish.”

What can the rest of us do?

The recent ban on microbeads was a major victory. But microbeads in products like toothpaste and face wash are just one part of the problem. Single-use plastic items — bottles, bags, plates, straws and utensils — are also big contributors to the microplastic problem. The less we use, the better. 

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