how to protect your action figures

How do you preserve an action figure?

-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 I take care of my figures?

Washing

Fill a container with lukewarm water.

Optional: Disassemble your figurine.

Soak your figurine (or figurine pieces) in the water for about 5 minutes.

Squirt (or rub) soap on a new, soft-bristled toothbrush and begin gently brushing the figurine.

Rinse all the soap off the figurine using warm water.

•28-Jul-2015

 

How do you keep action figures from falling over?

Tiny magnets and washers make great, subtle stands.

 

How do you protect collectible toys?

Vintage and collectible toys should be kept out of sunlight, humidity, or extreme heat or cold. They’ll be safest in a climate-controlled storage unit. Ideally, they should be stored in their original packaging and then plastic-wrapped.25-Oct-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

 

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

 

Can dust damage action figures?

Answer: No. At worst, dust just makes your figures look dirty; however, that’s usually the worst thing it can do. Dust does not damage your figures.22-May-2018

 

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

 

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

 

Should you keep action figures in the box?

Answer: If you want your figures to significantly increase in value, then you should keep them in the original packaging. Otherwise, it is completely up to you.22-May-2018

 

How can I protect my toys?

Keeping Toys Safe

Store toys in a safe place. Put all toys away and off the floor when they’re not being used.

Check toys often for damage. Watch for splinters or sharp edges on wooden toys.

Throw away plastic wrap and other packaging right away.

Read toy instructions and explain them to your child.

 

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

 

Is cold bad for action figures?

If you don’t intend on displaying your figures you will need to decided where will be the best place to store them away from the sun that isn’t too dark, isn’t too dry, or too damp and isn’t too hot or cold. No, again too cold and damp.

 

How long does it take to make an action figure?

It takes about 26 to 32 weeks to design, prototype, manufacture and deliver an order of action figures. Some figures that have complex designs or that mix different materials or production techniques can take a bit longer.

 

What is the best action figure?

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.

 

Are action figures a good investment?

In most cases, yes, there will likely always be some people out there willing to buy your action figures off of you. Some figures will be worth much more than their retail prices after only a couple years, and others will take much longer to go up significantly in value, if at all.03-Jan-2020

 

What action figures should I collect?

Here are 3 of favourite Marvel Legends action figures to collect.

I love Marvel Legends Figures and here are 3 of the best Actions figures you should collect.

The Blue Stealth Armor Iron Man is now rarely seen.

HulkBuster Iron Man proves that it’s not just the early series that carry value.

Juggernaut.

•17-Feb-2018

 

Why do action figures get sticky?

The cause of this stickiness or tackiness is the plasticizer that is used the manufacture of action figures. Over long periods of time this plasticizer begins to vaporize. This also means that figures that use softer plastics or PVC are more prone to this stickiness than figures that use harder plastics or PVC.

 

Can dust damage things?

Dust on surfaces can make surfaces look dingy and dirty. Dust can actually cause scratching and damage to household surfaces. Dust also presents allergy and breathing problems for many groups of people. Dusting as a regular chore can protect family members and the surfaces of our homes.11-Sep-2018

 

Are PVC figures Safe?

PVC contains harmful additives that can be dangerous if ingested. PVC figurines are not toys and, like any complex model, should never be left lying around. However, higher quality PVC can be reinforced by condensing it, increasing it’s density and overcoming the leaning problems.01-Mar-2018

 

How long do PVC figures last

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