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 Post subject: Action Figure Storage and Maintenance
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:44 am 
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How do you store your carded action figures? I have read about Star Cases, does anyone know the best place to buy those? How about the resealable plastic zipper bags that are similar to comic bags, does anyone use them?

I also didn't want to start a new thread for this but i bought a collection of carded figures and they were covered in dust. Well maybe covered is an exaggeration but you know what i mean. What's the best way to clean that off without damaging the card or blister pack? (and no i don't want to open them!).


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 Post subject: Re: Action Figure Storage and Maintenance
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:13 am 
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I have a few items packaged still. Most of my stuff is packaged in full plastic clamshell so it makes it a bit easier to dust. I would guess anything like routating them if you have them hanging on your wall would help keep your dust to a minimum.

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 Post subject: Re: Action Figure Storage and Maintenance
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:57 am 
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Where did you get the plastic clamshell and do you have any pictures of them?


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 Post subject: Re: Action Figure Storage and Maintenance
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:22 am 
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It's the way they're prodduced. Character Options has started to clamshell their figures much like how McFarland Toys packages their own. I don't place them in clamshells, just so happens most of what I collect is in clam shells.

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 Post subject: Re: Action Figure Storage and Maintenance
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:38 am 
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Here's a link to some protective cases: http://zoloworld.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1


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 Post subject: Re: Action Figure Storage and Maintenance
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:11 am 
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None of mine have dust, but they're all put away in air-tight plastic tubs. I never have to worry about them getting damaged or dirty.


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 Post subject: Re: Action Figure Storage and Maintenance
PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:20 am 
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Cephus wrote:
None of mine have dust, but they're all put away in air-tight plastic tubs. I never have to worry about them getting damaged or dirty.


Yeah i store mine in acid free comic boxes but bought a collection that looks like it was stored on display so their dusty. I cleaned them with a dry paper towel and that seems to work. There are some areas on the blisters that had price stickers removed on some of them. Does goo gone work ok on those?

What are the tubs your talking about?

Funny story. I emailed protech who make and sell the Star Cases. I asked them a couple of questions on an order of 100 cases. I got a reply 9 days later with just the words "sorry don't have a clue". What a great sales team they have! I'll take my business somewhere else now.


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 Post subject: Re: Action Figure Storage and Maintenance
PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:47 am 
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Racetrack wrote:
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Yeah i store mine in acid free comic boxes but bought a collection that looks like it was stored on display so their dusty. I cleaned them with a dry paper towel and that seems to work. There are some areas on the blisters that had price stickers removed on some of them. Does goo gone work ok on those?


I've had luck using Goo Gone carefully, one place I used to go always put big orange price stickers on everything, no matter how much I told them not to. I never had a problem removing the residue with Goo Gone or similar products, but I used as little as necessary.

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What are the tubs your talking about?


The ones I use are these. They're big, can be made air-tight, have wheels and are stackable. Currently have around 40 of them with no complaints. http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_1010 ... ockType=G3

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Funny story. I emailed protech who make and sell the Star Cases. I asked them a couple of questions on an order of 100 cases. I got a reply 9 days later with just the words "sorry don't have a clue". What a great sales team they have! I'll take my business somewhere else now.


That's just sad. How do they expect to sell their product if they don't know anything about it?


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 Post subject: Re: Action Figure Storage and Maintenance
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:38 am 
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Cephus wrote:
None of mine have dust, but they're all put away in air-tight plastic tubs. I never have to worry about them getting damaged or dirty.


Or ever seeing them again, lol. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Action Figure Storage and Maintenance
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:56 am 
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Cephus wrote:
None of mine have dust, but they're all put away in air-tight plastic tubs. I never have to worry about them getting damaged or dirty.


Or ever seeing them again, lol. :wink:


I can look whenever I want. All I have to do is go open the tub.


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