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  1. #11
    Rather then start a new thread about frosting, I figured I'd bring this one. While doing a check on my vintage figures I found my Imperial Dignitary had some frosting on his legs. Like many people I was shocked and checked most of my other figures for this. Any way he's cooling his jets in my freezer right now. If this slow down the crystallizing (or stops it) I'll post again.
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  2. #12
    All my vintage seem to be just fine. Then again, they've spent the vast majority of the last 25 years inside Darth Vader cases inside cool dark closets. I just bought a vintage display stand, but now I'm afraid to actually pull the figures out and use it.

  3. #13
    I have 80+ vintage figs and none of them have any crystalizing effects on them. I have them in the Darth Vaders collectors case also and the rest in a shopping bag. I also keep them in a cool closet. Maybe temp has something to do with it since Stillakid and myself keep them in similar conditions. or it could be that we use kid somewhere in our names
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  4. #14
    Originally posted by kidhuman
    I have 80+ vintage figs and none of them have any crystalizing effects on them. I have them in the Darth Vaders collectors case also and the rest in a shopping bag. I also keep them in a cool closet. Maybe temp has something to do with it since Stillakid and myself keep them in similar conditions. or it could be that we use kid somewhere in our names

  5. #15
    Nothing on mine either, carded or loose, just some yellowing of some bubbles and stormtrooper legs.

    I used to keep my loose ones in a cardboard shoebox and they were fine. I graduated to those special made plastic boxes about 5 years ago and they seem to be doing fine too and as a few others noted, mine are stuffed in a dark, dry closet as well How sad!!!
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  6. #16
    After checking the rest of my figures, I've found that only figures not original mine have any frost on them. Because they have only been mine a short time (I only started to complete my collecting 4 years ago) I can't say how they were stored before I got them. I can say that all are now stored in my basement in cases (Vader, 3P0, ect). The basement stays pretty cool and close to a constant temperature. Since none of my original figures are frosted (and they have lived in the basement for close to 15 years) I'd assume its nothing I'm doing.
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  7. #17
    I thought I'd give an update on my frosted figure. To start I cleaned the crystals off, as well as washing the whole figure, with a q-tip and some plain water. And I keep him (this is the Imperial Dignitary) in the freezer for the last month in a zip lock bag. I have yet to see any new frost form, so at this point I'm going to say what I'm doing is working. But because I think this is a long term affect I'm going keep him in the freezer and see what happens.
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  8. #18
    Time for another update on my frosted freezing figures. About a week and half ago I took my Imperial Dignitary out of the freezer and let him rejoin the rest of my vintage figures. So far he has been frost (crystal) free since I cleaned him back in March. Next I'm going to try this on my Death Star Trooper (as he's frosted pretty bad) to see if I get the same results.
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  9. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by LusiferSam
    Time for another update on my frosted freezing figures. About a week and half ago I took my Imperial Dignitary out of the freezer and let him rejoin the rest of my vintage figures. So far he has been frost (crystal) free since I cleaned him back in March. Next I'm going to try this on my Death Star Trooper (as he's frosted pretty bad) to see if I get the same results.
    I have heard of collectors getting rid of their MOMC Vintage collection because of this. They were afraid if they kept them any longer they would be worth anything. I also was thinking about starting a 3 3/4 Joe collection, but I was told that the rubber bands have been breaking and the figures fall apart in the bubble. Man, I'm glad I only have 4 vintage carded figures, not that I could afford more anyways.
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