how to preserve your action figures

Action figures are a great way to relive the scenes in your favorite shows and movies, but caring for a large collection can be overwhelming. Your figures should always be stored in a room temperature, dry space that is out of direct sunlight, and they should be dusted and cleaned regularly.

How do I protect my action figures?

-Bubble Wrap Each Figure: Utilize small bubble wrap for every figure in your collection. Make sure you don’t wrap the figure too tight or it will damage the packaging. This keeps the bubble secure to the card and protects the card against rubbing or bumping the bin or other figures.19-Nov-2019

 

How do you keep action figures from falling over?

Tiny magnets and washers make great, subtle stands.

 

What should I do with my old action figures?

Here are the places you could sell your collectible action figures and what you should consider for each:

Local Collectibles Store. If you’re lucky enough to have a local collectibles store close by, they may be willing to take those action figures off your hands immediately.

eBay.

Garage Sale.

Neatstuff Collectibles.

23-Jul-2018

 

Do action figures last forever?

The materials that action figures are made from are far from indestructible, and can, over time, show signs of aging. Paint can chip or rub off; the plastic can become discolored, or dirt, grime, and dust can build up.17-Nov-2019

 

Should I collect action figures?

Collecting action figures can be an incredibly fun and rewarding hobby. It can make you feel like a kid again. And, if you buy carefully, it can become a great financial investment, as many figures reach values of hundreds of dollars on the collectible market.23-Jan-2020

 

What do you do with an action figure?

Display them and rearrange them, and occasionally resell them. I do toy photography. As someone who used to draw, but has since stopped, this is the next best thing. I can use my imagination and build a scene and well, share it with others.29-Jan-2016

 

How do I get my figures to stand up?

First, get some poster tack like this, tear off a little bit, press it onto the feet of the figure, and then press his feet down onto the surface you want him to stand on. Now, I personally have used that tack so I can vouch for it, but you can use other tacks as well.08-Mar-2012

 

What action figures are collectible?

The 20 Most Expensive Action Figures And Collectible Dolls

L’Oiseleur Doll.

Madame Alexander Eloise.

Diamond Barbies – Most Expensive Collectible Dolls.

Steiff Limited Edition “Diamond Eyes Bear”

1959 Barbie Doll Set.

G.I Joe Prototypes A.K.A Expensive Action Figures.

Transformers Generation 1 Collection.

 

What is the most expensive action figure?

G.I. Joe

The most valuable action figure of all time is this 1963 prototype G.I. Joe. Handmade by series creator Don Levine, he sold for auction in 2009 for $200,000.

 

What company makes the best action figures?

It’s time to put your unfamiliarity or loyalties aside and take a look at the best the action figure industry has to offer.

01 of 06. Hasbro. Shaun Wong/Flick/CC By 2.0.

02 of 06. Mattel. ErikaWittlieb/Pixabay/CC By 0.

03 of 06. Bandai. Russell Davies/Flickr/CC By 2.0.

04 of 06. McFarlane Toys.

05 of 06. NECA.

06 of 06. Hot Toys.

05-Aug-2020

 

Why do I like action figures so much?

Aesthetics. Some fans love the designs so much that they collect figures just to “show them off” or decorate their rooms. Some fans buy figures because of what they associate it with. For example – someone who grew up watching DBZ would buy a DBZ figure because it reminds them of the “good” times.

 

Is it weird to like action figures?

Is it bad that I’m 25 and still play with toys

 

How do you disinfect an action figure?

Put a small amount of soap on the toothbrush, just a small drop, and begin to give the figure, still wet from its soak, a gentle scrubbing. Do not use too much pressure, just enough to clean off the dirt and grime.15-Jun-2020

 

How do you display action figures?

To get around this tedious task, encase your entire collection in these action figure cases and display them on a dresser, or put them up on wall-mounted shelves. Photo by midnightglory Glass shelves are your friend. Especially if you can find ones that have lighting. Glass doors on cabinets are also your friend.11-Mar-2011

 

Do NECA stands work for Marvel Legends?

I got them for my Marvel Legends figures. I was able to get the stand to work, but it takes a little work. The peg on the stand is both too high and too narrow for the Legends figures. I filed down the peg a little, wrapped a bit of tape around it and it worked just fine.

 

What is the biggest action figure?

Transformers fans fully funded a massive Unicron action figure, and Star Wars fans got a huge playset of Jabba the Hutt’s sail barge for the 3.75-inch action figure line. Now it’s time for Marvel Legends to get their own HasLab project with the biggest action figure the comic book toyline has ever seen.20-Jul-2020

 

What are the coolest action figures?

Here’s our list of the 10 coolest action figures of all time:

G.I. Joe. This is the most famous action figure of all-time, and with good reason.

Chewbacca.

Stretch Armstrong.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Batman.

Any Lego Mini Figures.

Removable Helmet Darth Vader.

Optimus Prime.

 

What is the rarest Action Man figure?

Action Man 1978-1984: the ‘Blue Pant Era’

 

How much are Star Wars action figures worth?

The average retail value for a common Star Wars action figure is $2 to $5. The average loose vintage figure is worth $10 to $20. Sealed Star Wars action figures produced between 1977 and 1985 are worth between $100 and $200, but some are worth up to $1,000, $10,000 or more.

 

Are Heman figures worth anything?

So no, He-Man Origins toys are not worth money. At least, not more than their MSRP. There’s even a chance that, once Walmart loses exclusive rights to distribute, Origins toys will start making their way into clearance.19-Nov-2020

 

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