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    Is Better Than You Hachiman's Avatar
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    Storing your figures?

    I'm using some of my work from home/pandemic quarantine time to take care of some long lingering projects. I want to pack up my figures properly once and for all. What kind of bags would you guys recommend?

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    Sounds tricky to me, Hachiman.
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    Mine are stuffed in a pair of plastic bags at the bottom of my toy box . Everything except dry rot is taken care of .

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    I had to put away my classics collection sadly till we buy another home in the future. I bough some of the soft style shoe separators for storage. I wrapped each individual figure in foam sheets and then bundled a few per each slot. It came out nicely and I'm able to keep them under a bed in the house without worrying about temperature damage.
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    Before I put them in storage, I bagged everything in archival grade, acid-free mylar comic bags. Bigger stuff went in Treasury/Life Magazine size bags. It was far cheaper than purchasing the equivalent action figure bags.

    The advantage that I see in doing it this way, aside from cost, is that the figures aren't bagged up air tight, which is what you want to avoid with ziplock-style bags. No matter what you choose, keep them away from extreme heat or cold and you should be fine.
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    [QUOTE=Night Stalker;3877873]Before I put them in storage, I bagged everything in archival grade, acid-free mylar comic bags. Bigger stuff went in Treasury/Life Magazine size bags. It was far cheaper than purchasing the equivalent action figure bags.

    The advantage that I see in doing it this way, aside from cost, is that the figures aren't bagged up air tight, which is what you want to avoid with ziplock-style bags. No matter what you choose, keep them away from extreme heat or cold and you should be fine.

    I recommend on a shelf where you can see and enjoy them ,
    Life is too short to store them out of sight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Night Stalker View Post
    Before I put them in storage, I bagged everything in archival grade, acid-free mylar comic bags. Bigger stuff went in Treasury/Life Magazine size bags. It was far cheaper than purchasing the equivalent action figure bags.

    The advantage that I see in doing it this way, aside from cost, is that the figures aren't bagged up air tight, which is what you want to avoid with ziplock-style bags. No matter what you choose, keep them away from extreme heat or cold and you should be fine.
    I have some MOC figures in cases in fairly sealed plastic totes. I have wondered if that is the best way to store them or not. I do have them in a temperature controlled room I keep dark with UV protection shade on the window, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Night Stalker View Post
    Before I put them in storage, I bagged everything in archival grade, acid-free mylar comic bags. Bigger stuff went in Treasury/Life Magazine size bags. It was far cheaper than purchasing the equivalent action figure bags.

    The advantage that I see in doing it this way, aside from cost, is that the figures aren't bagged up air tight, which is what you want to avoid with ziplock-style bags. No matter what you choose, keep them away from extreme heat or cold and you should be fine.
    Can you direct us in where you got these bags? I have over 20 thousand spent on 25th modern Joe's and have then in zip locks snack bags in a 106 qt totes. Never knew where to get these special bags so used snack bags.

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    [QUOTE=ninjor 9;3877971]
    Quote Originally Posted by Night Stalker View Post
    Before I put them in storage, I bagged everything in archival grade, acid-free mylar comic bags. Bigger stuff went in Treasury/Life Magazine size bags. It was far cheaper than purchasing the equivalent action figure bags.

    The advantage that I see in doing it this way, aside from cost, is that the figures aren't bagged up air tight, which is what you want to avoid with ziplock-style bags. No matter what you choose, keep them away from extreme heat or cold and you should be fine.

    I recommend on a shelf where you can see and enjoy them ,
    Life is too short to store them out of sight
    So these are just the regular/standard comic bags?


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