how to safely store 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 you keep action figures from falling over?

Tiny magnets and washers make great, subtle stands.

 

How do you protect an action figure box?

-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

 

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 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 do you do with an action figure?

Displaying Your Action Figures

 

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

 

What can you do with an action figure box?

Keep Them!

 

How do you display boxed action figures?

Anyways, now that we have that out of the way, lets dig into this.

Hang Your Action Figures with Nails or Push Pins.

Adhesive Hooks and Clips.

Using a Peg Board to Hang Your Action Figures on The Wall.

Displaying Action Figures on Your Walls with Floating Shelves.

Wall-Mounted Display Cases and Cabinets.

07-Oct-2020

 

How do you preserve old 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

 

Can action figures melt?

As long as you wrap them in cloth and put them in plastic containers or even cardboard boxes they should be fine. You can always try putting a plastic container up there and see if it melts. Ya’ cool is definitely prefered but insulated and dark should work especially for loose toys.18-May-2007

 

Can figures melt?

Vinyl will only start to melt at 100°C, so unless you plan on using your figure as a heatsink you’re gonna be fine.27-May-2016

 

Do PVC figures melt?

I don’t think PVC will sweat or melt in normal day to day temps of 70-90. A lot of the older PVC figures had issues due to the type of material used. The PVC material today holds up better, but you still want to avoid the extreme heat since it can soften the material and that can lead to leaning.

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

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

 

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

 

Is it worth keeping Funko POP boxes?

Quite simply, we think it’s best to keep your Funko Pops figures in the Box if you have any inclination that you might one day sell the figure on. Additionally, if you’d like to avoid shelf ware and want to keep your collection dust-free. However, most serious collectors do elect to retain the figure in its packaging.08-Jan-2021

 

Should you open your Funko Pop?

Answer: Whether or not you choose to open your Funko Pops is completely up to you, however, if you want your Funko Pops to retain or increase in value, you may not want to open them. Once they are opened, they lose a significant amount of value.09-Jul-2020

 

Should I keep my Marvel Legends boxes?

Yes I keep the boxes. I doubt I’ll sell many of my MLs but having the box increases value even if you’ve opened the packaging.07-Dec-2019

 

How do I organize my toy collection

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