how you keep 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 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.

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How do you keep action figures from falling over?

Display stands are a great way to keep your figures from falling over.

What Can You Use to Keep Your Figures from Falling

 

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

 

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 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

 

What can you do with an action figure box?

Keep Them!

 

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

 

How do you display collectible 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 show collections without looking cluttered?

5 Ways to Display Your Collections without Looking Cluttered

Cluster Items in Groups. Grouping items makes the placement feel intentional rather than haphazard and cluttered.

Create Focal Points.

Sort Items by Color.

Treat All Collections as Art.

Rotate Items Seasonally.

15-Dec-2020

 

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.

 

Are action figures worth collecting?

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

 

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

 

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 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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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