I used to collect Star Wars figures. I found the smell of the drying paint and vinyl quite intoxicating, as did some of my contemporaries. After a while we realized that our desire to sniff new action figures was a mild for of huffing. The smell of freshly opened toy gives a feeling of euphoria to a lot of collectors. It doesn’t make it less weird, but at least a person can find some small comfort in knowing they aren’t alone in their weirdness.