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Offline inadvertent imitation

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Storing vintage figures
« on: June 5, 2005, 04:24 PM »
I bought those C-3PO and Vader carrying cases that were exclusive to Wal-Mart recently and have decided to store my vintage figures in them.

My question is, is that good for the vintage figures long-term? I just don't want to end up with discolored figures later on since I have put a lot of cash into updating my vintage collection.

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Re: Storing vintage figures
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2005, 10:00 AM »
inadvertent imitation,

I would imagine that this would be fine if the case is not stored in a hot or humid place.  But moreover what in the world are you doing by not displaying these gems ???

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I bought those C-3PO and Vader carrying cases that were exclusive to Wal-Mart recently and have decided to store my vintage figures in them.

My question is, is that good for the vintage figures long-term? I just don't want to end up with discolored figures later on since I have put a lot of cash into updating my vintage collection.

Thanks and other love.

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Re: Storing vintage figures
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2005, 10:07 AM »
If you don't plan to display them, you may want to put them in individual zip-lock bags.  You should still be able to fit them into the slots in the case, but this would preserve them a little better.
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Re: Storing vintage figures
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2005, 11:55 AM »
I may be wrong, but my experiance says that storing them in carrying cases is very adequate. My stuff got put away durring High School and remained stored though College. I would say they stayed store for more than 10 years before I broke them out to display them and they remained in the same shape as the day I stored them.
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Re: Storing vintage figures
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2005, 11:58 AM »
I guess it depends on the environment.  I wouldn't want to chance it though.  I would give them the added protection, but that's me.  :)
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