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 Post subject: JLU Storage Suggestions?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:42 pm 
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I may need to put my JLU collection into storage for a while. I have all loose figures. Does anybody have a suggestion for storing loose figures? Should I just throw them all in a rubbermaid bin? Or do I need to protect them individual to avoid paint rubs, breakage, etc.? What would be the best way to wrap them? Or is that overkill?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:08 am 
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I use sandwich bags on each figure to avoid the paint from rubbing off or getting dusty. They all sit in a plastic container in my closet. I only ever pull them out when my niece comes over for us to play...or when I watch TV...I kinda play with my toys while I watch TV most of the times LOL. :oops:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:37 am 
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Try not to overlap figures or a long time. Don't randomly throw them in somewhere cuz then the 'jelly legs' figures will get deformed over time (and by time , I mean like,a week) Put em in bags if you have to cuz I've had a couple scrape up against each other and end up with scratched-off paint while in a box.


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I used tool/tackle/hobby boxes to store mine. These are the plastic boxes used for storing fishing tackle, sewing stuff, or other hobby materials. You can find them just about anywhere, in virtually any configuration, including ones that have moveable dividers so you can make partitions big enough for Grundy or Grodd.

Also, they're not terribly expensive, particularly if you go to an outdoor store and look in the tackle box section. There are lots of sizes, colors, and shapes available for a few dollars. Clear ones are nice so you can see who's inside. You can find ones that stand up and have drawers -- most of my figures are in one of these. It's really handy when my daughter wants to play action figures, 'cause when she asks for a "magic person" I just open the Zatanna or Dr. Fate drawer and off we go, without dragging out all the others.

If you don't go this route, you should absolutely take the advice of other posters and separate the figures in baggies. I've got some in piles for customizing, and even factory paint often transfers onto other figures, particularly on capes.


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I have made the mistake of putting them in a bin without individual protection--color transfers pretty easily. Red or blue onto white especially. And Dr. Light now has a chip missing from her boot. You should definitely look into baggies or compartments.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:13 am 
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Yep. My hawkgirl tore her bustier at the nipple area cuz of that.


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Christophe wrote:
Yep. My hawkgirl tore her bustier at the nipple area cuz of that.


Are you SURE it was because of that? :shock:

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I've noticed the worping does tend to get worse when not stored properly. Don't just toss them away randomly.


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*sigh* Every one of you has it wrong. All of you. Here's what you do.

1. Get 1 USPS box.
2. Package each figure in it's own sandwich baggie.
3. Put all the figures in their own baggies into the box.
4. Attach proper postage.
5. Send to my house. For storage, yeah that's it.
6. Do not check eBay for the next week or so.

Problem solved. :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:34 pm 
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Christophe wrote:
Yep. My hawkgirl tore her bustier at the nipple area cuz of that.


A friend's 4 year old son took his older sister's WW figure and rubbed her top into the sidewalk outside until the paint came off - apparently to 'see what was under there'


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:45 pm 
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marillion wrote:
Christophe wrote:
Yep. My hawkgirl tore her bustier at the nipple area cuz of that.


Are you SURE it was because of that? :shock:

Peace,
Well that's my official statement on the matter... ehem


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:29 pm 
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Sorry, texgnome1, I'm not ready to give them up or stop collecting yet. I'm just looking at leaving a job and finding a new way to make a living. :lol:

Thanks for all the suggestions. It's appreciated.


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 Post subject: PROTECH YOURSELF BEFORE YOU WRECK YOURSELF!
PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:19 pm 
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Hi Nightwing,

I use zip lock bags for the bulk/stock figures I use for custom figures but for my actual collection of JLU and Super powers I use the large blister case from Protech* (see the link below)

http://www.protechproductsinc.com/images/afbl.jpg

They are great for storage, stack nicely and can fit the majority of the JLU, BTAS, Super Powers line with accessories. They have a little bit of a cost to them but are worth it to me.

I also use the Johnny Lightning 2 Die-cast cases for my single carded JLU figures; again a little pricey but it protecs them very well.

This is Protech's site if interested.

http://www.protechproductsinc.com/index.html

GOOD HUNTING!


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