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PostSubject: How do you guys store youre figs?   How do you guys store youre figs? I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 28, 2010 7:56 am

This post is to find out how you guys store youre figs?
im not talking about displaying youre collection,i got my figs displayed in a glass cabinet.
Really talking about variation figs rearding COO's and stuff.
Ex. i dont feel the need to display 10 stormtroopers but dont want to stick them in a baggy and boxed them up.
I only have the need to display obvious variations like difference in color but dont want to pile up the rest of my collection either.

Any thoughts on this would be cool and pics even better

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PostSubject: Re: How do you guys store youre figs?   How do you guys store youre figs? I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 28, 2010 8:09 am

Well don't just put them in those zip lock bags as it looks like oil extracts from the paint or something, also you could loose paint by putting them in a bag. I would say use those wrapping paper they use to pack glasses etc.. and put them in there, make sure they can breath though.

Cheers, Dennis.
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PostSubject: Re: How do you guys store youre figs?   How do you guys store youre figs? I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 28, 2010 8:12 am

Definitely not Zip locks , Dennis is right, they can do some real damage to figures.

I would simply say box them up wrapped in either bubble wrap(but not completely closed let them sit on layers of it not individually wrapped, or tissue paper perhaps.

Just stay away from the bags of death!
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PostSubject: Re: How do you guys store youre figs?   How do you guys store youre figs? I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 28, 2010 8:17 am

@Joe_O wrote:
Just stay away from the bags of death!


How do you guys store youre figs? Icon_lol
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PostSubject: Re: How do you guys store youre figs?   How do you guys store youre figs? I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 28, 2010 8:29 am

Thanks for the responses but I don't want to pack them up in anything.
Do there exists trays especially for ranging figs?
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PostSubject: Re: How do you guys store youre figs?   How do you guys store youre figs? I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 28, 2010 8:31 am

What about lining some drawers with fabric?

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PostSubject: Re: How do you guys store youre figs?   How do you guys store youre figs? I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 28, 2010 8:34 am

I built "steps" for some drawers I already had (old IKEA):

How do you guys store youre figs? Drawer10

The only problem is that I'm running out of drawers all the time...

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PostSubject: Re: How do you guys store youre figs?   How do you guys store youre figs? I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 28, 2010 8:36 am

that's actually a great solution Uli.
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PostSubject: Re: How do you guys store youre figs?   How do you guys store youre figs? I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 28, 2010 9:08 am

Wow that's cool but I don't have drawers in my ikea cabinets and don't think they exist for the ones I have.
Need to check that out.
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PostSubject: Re: How do you guys store youre figs?   How do you guys store youre figs? I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 28, 2010 9:15 am

There we go! Material lined drawers lol Nice Mike Smile
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PostSubject: Re: How do you guys store youre figs?   How do you guys store youre figs? I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 28, 2010 12:24 pm

all my figures are in zip lock bags........ How do you guys store youre figs? Icon_redface

better get unzipping eh
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PostSubject: Re: How do you guys store youre figs?   How do you guys store youre figs? I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 28, 2010 12:26 pm

For short term Geordie they are ok, I had mine stored like that for about a year and only 2-3 figures had some damage, long term definitely not, the plastic of the bag and the paint/plastic of the figure doesn't react well, combine that with some heat changes and its a bit like a microwave, they get all sticky and tacky Sad

Don't do science so I can't explain it better Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: How do you guys store youre figs?   How do you guys store youre figs? I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 28, 2010 12:30 pm

i packed up my entire collection for moving and they were in baggs for about 2 months,nothing was wrong with them.
didnt know that longterm storage in a zipbag causes damage due to the oil used to manufacture them.

any other ideas on storing fig like the drawers?
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PostSubject: Re: How do you guys store youre figs?   How do you guys store youre figs? I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 28, 2010 2:31 pm

Put them in a box and put some fabric between them Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: How do you guys store youre figs?   How do you guys store youre figs? I_icon_minitimeSat Aug 28, 2010 2:36 pm

Uli, I love the way u display them Smile
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PostSubject: Re: How do you guys store youre figs?   How do you guys store youre figs? I_icon_minitimeSun Aug 29, 2010 6:41 am

@Joe_O wrote:
For short term Geordie they are ok, I had mine stored like that for about a year and only 2-3 figures had some damage, long term definitely not, the plastic of the bag and the paint/plastic of the figure doesn't react well, combine that with some heat changes and its a bit like a microwave, they get all sticky and tacky Sad

Don't do science so I can't explain it better Laughing

Ooops I put all my figures in those zip bags about a year ago. Time for a change. Thanks for the warning, Joe.

Uli: i like the way you displayed your figures. I had no idea there were so many Dengars, Lando's, Rebel Commanders out there!

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PostSubject: Re: How do you guys store youre figs?   How do you guys store youre figs? I_icon_minitimeSun Aug 29, 2010 6:54 am

An alternative to ziploc baggies are these acid free baggies I bought a month ago. My figures are now all in them. They look great too.

Archival Methods chrystal clear bags

Shipping costs are a bit hefty though, but worth it for me.
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PostSubject: Re: How do you guys store youre figs?   How do you guys store youre figs? I_icon_minitimeSun Aug 29, 2010 7:39 am

@Capetown wrote:
An alternative to ziploc baggies are these acid free baggies I bought a month ago. My figures are now all in them. They look great too.

Archival Methods chrystal clear bags

Shipping costs are a bit hefty though, but worth it for me.

Sounds like a good alternative to me, Emiel. Which size you bought for your figures?

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PostSubject: Re: How do you guys store youre figs?   How do you guys store youre figs? I_icon_minitimeSun Aug 29, 2010 8:42 am

The smallest size. They all fit comfortably.
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PostSubject: Re: How do you guys store youre figs?   How do you guys store youre figs? I_icon_minitimeSun Aug 29, 2010 9:39 am

@Capetown wrote:
The smallest size. They all fit comfortably.

Ok thx Emiel!

So that will be about $5 to get each figure in one of those polypropylene bags.

I am not a chemist, but will acid free polyester also do the job?

Found these polyester storage pockets for long term conservation of papers, photographs. Just took a quick glance and they seem to be much cheaper. Anyone has experience with these?




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PostSubject: Re: How do you guys store youre figs?   How do you guys store youre figs? I_icon_minitimeSun Aug 29, 2010 11:20 am

@Capetown wrote:
An alternative to ziploc baggies are these acid free baggies I bought a month ago. My figures are now all in them. They look great too.

Archival Methods chrystal clear bags

Shipping costs are a bit hefty though, but worth it for me.

these also have felxibilizers in it! I would go away from a plastic cases and bags.....I dont think afa cases or starcases or any bag in this world is good for storing figures (long term)!!!

Best method....as nearly always is: acidfree cardbord boxes....where the boxes do no harm to the figures (plastic, paint, card, bubble, etc.) and the materials can "breathe"!

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PostSubject: Re: How do you guys store youre figs?   How do you guys store youre figs? I_icon_minitimeSun Aug 29, 2010 11:35 am

This is where/how I store my vintage collection!

Hope this helps!!!



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PostSubject: Re: How do you guys store youre figs?   How do you guys store youre figs? I_icon_minitimeSun Aug 29, 2010 12:49 pm

@wbobafett wrote:
@Capetown wrote:
An alternative to ziploc baggies are these acid free baggies I bought a month ago. My figures are now all in them. They look great too.

Archival Methods chrystal clear bags

Shipping costs are a bit hefty though, but worth it for me.

these also have felxibilizers in it! I would go away from a plastic cases and bags.....I dont think afa cases or starcases or any bag in this world is good for storing figures (long term)!!!

Best method....as nearly always is: acidfree cardbord boxes....where the boxes do no harm to the figures (plastic, paint, card, bubble, etc.) and the materials can "breathe"!

Wolff

Thanks Wolff. But how to keep the gun with the figure?

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PostSubject: Re: How do you guys store youre figs?   How do you guys store youre figs? I_icon_minitimeSun Aug 29, 2010 12:55 pm

@Capetown wrote:
@wbobafett wrote:
@Capetown wrote:
An alternative to ziploc baggies are these acid free baggies I bought a month ago. My figures are now all in them. They look great too.

Archival Methods chrystal clear bags

Shipping costs are a bit hefty though, but worth it for me.

these also have felxibilizers in it! I would go away from a plastic cases and bags.....I dont think afa cases or starcases or any bag in this world is good for storing figures (long term)!!!

Best method....as nearly always is: acidfree cardbord boxes....where the boxes do no harm to the figures (plastic, paint, card, bubble, etc.) and the materials can "breathe"!

Wolff

Thanks Wolff. But how to keep the gun with the figure?


haha....good question :scratch: :scratch:


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If its for storage I would wrap every figure with weapon into soft tissue (is this the correct word?...its expensive, very thin and acidfree paper for packaging)! With the correct "bend techniques" nothing can get lost!

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PostSubject: Re: How do you guys store youre figs?   How do you guys store youre figs? I_icon_minitimeSun Aug 29, 2010 1:44 pm

Interesting thread this...

I got all my loose figs out of zip lock baggies a while
back and now keep them all in clamshell cases which
i purchased all used/second hand assuming that the gases
in the plastic wouldn't be so prevalent/pungent as brand
new bought ones?

That is my question....do brand new clamshell cases or
zip lock baggies ommit more gas/damage than used/second
hand ones or is there a steady level of gas coming out of
these plastics constantly?

Over to you Dr Wolff...
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