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moulman
04-10-2005, 02:36 PM
Ok, I basically clueless as to where im going to put these ROTS figures. I dont take them out of the packaging, so this makes it a lot harder for me. Right now, I have them in temporary places (drawers, couches ect.) What is the best way to store these figs? I have a few of them on my couch in the basement, but Im afraid that over time the humidity in the basement will cause damage to the figs.

So who has the best way to store these figs?

megaprime33
04-10-2005, 02:48 PM
I have a whole bunch of sealed figures and what I do is store them in a large rubbermaid container with a piece of bubble wrap seperating each and keep that in my parents garage. I was able to store 1 bin there and any ones that are left I put them in stop and shop bags and keep them in my old closet at my parents. I got about 4 of those filled. I look at them from time to time to make sure they're still good and they are, so. That's an option that you may want think about.

hestep99
04-10-2005, 03:05 PM
I go with rubbermaid also. Be aware of high humidity, dust, and temp fluctuations where ever you keep them thou. Namely Attic space and basements but it depends on the house.

Ji'dai
04-10-2005, 03:12 PM
I have a couple MOC Episode I Jar Jar's under the short-leg of my couch.

Those 50-gallon Rubbermaid tubs are nice for figure storage. They should hold more ROTS figures than SAGA due to the slimmer package profile. But you might add some bubble wrap in there as megaprime suggested to prevent dents, dings, or scrapes. Or you can buy plastic cases for MOC figures.

If your basement is too damp consider buying a dessicant to absorb moisture down there. And just check on them from time to time to make sure they aren't moldering or warping.

If I had a basement I'd remodel it and make a replica retail showroom!

Hellboy
04-10-2005, 03:31 PM
I wouldn't store carded figures in Rubbermaid bins but thats just me. If they were loose I'd say go for it but those bins can trap moisture pretty easily especially if they're stored in a garage or other cold areas. I'd opt for using cardboard boxes for your carded collection with a bit of bubble wrap if you have it. If you're really concerned and don't mind spending a little more $ I'd suggest using Star Cases but I'm not even sure if they've released a case that will fit the new card design yet. I'd also store them in a cool dry place if you have the option, a garage is not a good place for carded collectables. :)

moulman
04-10-2005, 03:37 PM
Ive got most of my other non ROTS figs in big rubbermaid containers, but I didnt think about using bubble wrap. It would make the chance for damage a lot less.



Now I just need to find out where I can get some cheap bubble wrap

sith_killer_99
04-10-2005, 03:52 PM
ProTech is also coming out with protective cases for the ROTS figures, I plan on getting enough of these to protect all my carded ROTS figures. We move every few years so I really need the extra protection. ;)

moulman
04-10-2005, 04:00 PM
The ROTS cases from Protech are out already (just checked), just incase you were waiting for them to be available so you could buy them.

beckmen
04-10-2005, 04:34 PM
Use tacks and hang them on your wall. Cover your entire wall with the things!

Storing them in Rubbermaid containers? Why even buy them if your not going to open or even display them? :(

Slicker
04-10-2005, 05:08 PM
I used to use tacks and hang them on my walls but after a while I ran out of room and had to start storing figs in my closet. Now I keep ALL of my carded figs in Rubbermaid containers along with the rest of my collection in a storage shed. When I go home in May on leave I'm seriously considering moving my entire collection into a climate controlled facility.

If you have the room and the time and patience to make it look right I'd use the tack method and hang 'em up on your walls. As I said patience. You have to get them to line up vertically AND horizontally or else it's all for naught. Give it a whirl and see how you like it.

moulman
04-10-2005, 08:14 PM
When using bubble wrap in storing these carded figs, would you suggest wrapping the figures in bubble wrap then laying them in a rubbermaid, or laying figures in the rubbermaid, followed by a layer of wrap, then figs, then wrap ect. ect.?

Mandalorian Candidat
04-11-2005, 01:14 PM
When using bubble wrap in storing these carded figs, would you suggest wrapping the figures in bubble wrap then laying them in a rubbermaid, or laying figures in the rubbermaid, followed by a layer of wrap, then figs, then wrap ect. ect.?

I've had most of my carded stuff in those kinds of containers (Sterlite 30 gal. are my personal preference) for years in both SoCal and Utah. I wrap a few figures up in plastic shopping bags (no bubble wrap) and they just sit up on the garage shelves. To this day I've seen no problems with curling of the cards or bubble dings or discoloration. Maybe I've been lucky but it's been a good system for me so far.

HighLordDave
04-11-2005, 01:46 PM
I've had good luck just asking retailers if I could have some of their leftover boxes that the figures shipped in.

BanthaPoodoo
04-11-2005, 02:23 PM
I've been going to my local chicken manufacturing plant since 1995 & getting some empty boxes they send chicken in before they put the chicken in there.... (hmmm... called "chicken boxes"... imagine that!! LOL)

They are real sturdy boxes that allow for placing figures bubble to bubble from POTF2 up to EI figures, with no curling whatsoever. The Orange carded POTF2 figures look just like they came out of the case from Hasbro! The AOTC on up figs, have to lay flat, but again, the crush weight of these boxes are so high, there is no damage to the figs.

I have around four boxes of these for my SW figs (around 8 or so for my GI Joe, Die-cast, Starting Lineup, & other stuff)

I would recommend these greatly. Being that they have handles on each side, it allows air to escape so you don't have to worry about moisture build up. Also, no fading of cards if you keep the handle holes away from windows....

They usually only cost around $0.25-$0.75 each... not bad... lets me keep more money going towards the collection, & not the storage!

jedi-cpa
04-15-2005, 03:11 PM
I am working on a gallery wall...

What that is is panels on tracks one panel about 2 inches behind the next on sliders...like a closet. And cover one panel, add a track in front of it for the next bunch. This way they are displayed like pinned to the wall...BUT you don't run out of space.

You can't see them all at once, but it it takes up very little space.

When I am finished with it I will post...but that probably won't be until the weather goes cold again...it is time to work on the outdoors for now.

WesleySr
04-15-2005, 03:24 PM
I have my entire carded/boxed POTF2 collection stored in Rubbermaid containers while I am trying to sell/trade them. They seem to be holding up fine, however I haven't checked on them in awhile.