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AcePlatinumAcePlatinum1 maand(en) geleden
Hello MFC Community Members!

I have a question concerning storage of Nendoroids/figures in general.

I am leaving my residency for a temporary position and therefore I will not be living in my current room for a couple of months. That being said, I will not be able to maintain it as frequently as I used to.

I have a few figures and Nendos propped around said room and I would like to know if it's worth storing them away while I am gone or keep them out; especially the Nendos. I have heard that keeping figures in their boxes for a long period of time is generally not a good idea as the plastic parts need to breath (especially for older figures). However, I don't want the figures (and more or so the Nendos due to open gaps in certain places such as their arms, elbows, and feet) to accumulate dust, gunk, and yellow over the time period in which I am gone. Additionally, I live in a hot, humid environment (SE US) so I am not sure if that will also impact the figures if I store them in boxes vs. keeping them out.

All that being said, What are your suggestions/experiences? What do you guys think I should do in this case? I will put a small poll at the bottom :)


Side comment: I wish I could take them with me wherever I go for work, but sadly I can't! ;.;


Side note: Thanks to everyone who provided their comments on my last post: BLOG #45801. You guys are really a livesaver and will try each and every suggestion provided! :D
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What should I do with the figures?

37%1) Store'em away!
63%2) Keep'em out!
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I keep them in sealed because my room is so small so I keep them in plastic boxes and stay away from sun. Never hurt to check if mold or so sticky. I missed rent storage with AC for these boxes.
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WindsorSeven SHSL Vegone
AcePlatinum1 maand(en) geleden#79558448Hahah, sadly it feels that way down south for most of the year XD
Do you just keep them in their boxes or in a storage unit?

Oh man, I know what you mean! I'm up north but it's still humid as hell! Anyway, yeah I just keep them in their boxes, in a closet. Haven't had any problems in all the years I've been doing this so far.
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WindsorSeven1 maand(en) geleden#79558358I routinely leave my collection packed up for about 3/4s of the year, and everything's fine! I don't think you have anything to worry about unless it's going to be 100 F everyday for months.

Hahah, sadly it feels that way down south for most of the year XD

Do you just keep them in their boxes or in a storage unit?
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WindsorSeven SHSL Vegone
I routinely leave my collection packed up for about 3/4s of the year, and everything's fine! I don't think you have anything to worry about unless it's going to be 100 F everyday for months.
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Paulichu1 maand(en) geleden#79558297If it's only a couple of months they'll be fine. If there are any pets that might be around them while you're gone you might want to secure accessible ones.

Hahah, I made sure that my cat gets nowhere near these babies! They are high above the ground cause I know she will want to chew parts off XD Thanks for the tip though! :3
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tharglet1 maand(en) geleden#795582345 months > couple of months.
Well, my collection's too big to bother with any kind of dust control, if I was going to do it, I'd likely use/butcher some shipping boxes as sturdier card is more likely to stay where it is put. Stuff I don't fancy dusting usually finds its way into a detolf so I don't have to dust it with any kind of regularity.
Doesn't really matter what pose the nenods in - putting them in a box would be like just living on the shelf but with less chance of dust. If their pose feels precarious, maybe re-pose them or just leave enough room for stuff to fall about a bit. If you can't put a box where someone won't kick or move it, I wouldn't recommend the "shove it in a box" approach.
Any sort of physical barrier will reduce dust - the more barrier, the less opportunities for dust. Leaving some airspace will allow plasticiser to bog off and settle elsewhere, if any of your figures have the issue. It's one of those annoying things where it's a low percentage of figures, but you can never be quite sure what ones are going to be affected.


I though about getting detolfs ever since I started collecting but haven't gone around to getting them....maybe I should seriously start buying them if I start moving around too often.

Oh man, many thanks for the tips and suggestions! I really appreciate you taking the time to write this all down. I am going to check around the house right now and see if I got any cardboard/storage boxes laying around. Cheers! :D
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HassySoda1 maand(en) geleden#79558181Bruh this hobby terrifying. Ty for the info

Here is a better, more informed response (quoted down below) than mine! Don't be too worried, just make sure you don't hot box your figures in an attic with little ventilation or a poorly ventilated storage unit XD

tharglet1 maand(en) geleden#79558250Figures don't really magically melt - plastic will be pliable when it is warm, but it won't deform much with the powers of gravity normally. If a figure is prone to leaning, sustained warmness will cause it to lean faster. Can't recall someone having a melted figure that wasn't caused by sun-through-window or fire. Or having a run-in with something that can dissolve plastic (e.g. acetone).
Plasticiser issues isn't a lack of oxygen - it's a lack of airflow. Imagine wearing a rubber suit on a hot day - you're sweating, but that sweat has nowhere to go. That's what's happening with the plasticiser. Plasticiser will be able to "escape" quicker with warm weather, so that can compound the issue if the box is stored in, say, a storage unit with no aircon.


Oh, thanks for the correction! I only wrote what I have read from others and some online tips. :) I will redirect those whom want more info to your comment for better information~!
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Cielsexual1 maand(en) geleden#79558222My nendoroid Ciel was made in 2010, and I just got him a few months ago so he spent a good 9-10 years in box.He was just hardly sticky. I couldnt even tell he was sticky until I asked myself if he was sticky, if that makes sense?? (probably not) My nendoroid Sebastian was either made in 2009 or 2010 (I dont know which release it is) and I got him in 2016 so he spent 6-7 years in box and was completely fine. And I only picked up a Shiro nendoroid in December last year and her latest release was 2018 so she spent at least a year in a box. I dont have many nendoroids but I think as long as they dont spend 10 years in a box theyll be fine. I've only ever had 5 nendos, most of which I got rid of, so I'm not an expert. But regardless I hope this helps!


Thanks for the info! :) I never know how old is "too old" to consider for maintenance problems so I was just curious how your older Nendos held up over the years ^^
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Paulichu Sailor Senshi of Wisdom
If it's only a couple of months they'll be fine. If there are any pets that might be around them while you're gone you might want to secure accessible ones.
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Do whatever allows you to not have to worry about them. If you leave and then worry about them getting too dusty or somehow damaged, then store them. If you aren't going to worry about them being out and not cared for while you are gone, then leave them out.
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