Taking Care of Your Action Figure!

There are two types of collectors:

  • The one who collect for hobby: this type of collector love his action figures, and collect only for fun and enjoyment.
  • And the one who collect for profit: this type buy toys and resell in the future. Collecting is a “business”.

Wherever the collector type you are, want to see your toys beautiful and clean.

In this guide I will teach the best methods to increase the quality and the value (sentimental and/or financial) of your action figures!

Before Storing

Of course, you can not store your action figures if they are not correctly clean. With the time (probably you will store your figures for a long long time) all the dust will damage your toy.

One thing that you can not forget is to remove all batteries of your toy. Because the acid that leaks out from the batteries can damage forever your toy. And you do not want this!

Avoid Handling

Our hand has a lot of natural greases and oils. And it will really damage your toy. Your action figure will change to “yellow colors”.

To prevent these problems, you should use gloves to handle your toys, or a cloth. If there is no glove or cloth, take it by the plastic shell, or the base!

Avoid Direct Sunlight

UV rays will cause a lot of problems in your action figure, so, do not left your toy in direct sunlight. The sun will make your toy looks discolored, brittle and cracked. Even if it stills carded, will have some damages too: the toy will looks discolored, and the plastic shell brittle.

Before leaving alone your action figures in some place of your house, see if this place have direct contact with the sunlight!

Avoid Humidity

Humidity is a term that determine the quantity of moisture in the air. Places with high humidity level will probably damage your action figure.

The best option is to store your figures in places with ambient temperature and humidity.

Removing Price Tags

It is not nice to see your action figures with price tags. But it is easy to remove.

If the price tag is in the plastic shell, you should use warm water. (not hot)

Is not that easy to remove price tags from the backing card, for this, you can try using Goo-Gone, but be carefully, or you will damage the pack.

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