Quick Answer: Can Dust Damage Action Figures?

Should you keep action figures in the box?

Answer: If you want your figures to significantly increase in value, then you should keep them in the original packaging.

Otherwise, it is completely up to you..

Why are figures so expensive?

Anime figure companies spend money for some source materials to be used in making these figures. They are very costly and it will depend on the brand of the materials. Sometimes, they focus more on quality rather than looking at the price of the source material.

Are action figures worth collecting?

Collecting action figures can be an incredibly fun and rewarding hobby. It can make you feel like a kid again. … And, if you buy carefully, it can become a great financial investment, as many figures reach values of hundreds of dollars on the collectible market.

How long do PVC figures last?

I think as long as you keep your figures in cool temperature, clean from dust, and out of direct sunlight they should last long. I’m hoping it will be at least 15-20+ years.

How do you clean pop vinyl figures?

I use hand sanitizer and a paper towel for paint smudges on the pop or if the pop marked up the inside of the plastic with their big ass appendages like Ice King and Venom. I would be careful using hand sanitize. Most sanitizes have alcohol in them which can actually rub through/smear paint and finishes.

How do you keep action figures in good condition?

Keep the action figures away from direct sunlight. Never place your figures in direct sunlight, and keep them away from windows when they’re in storage. The combination of heat and UV light can harm the plastic and cause paint to peel. When storing your figures, try to find a windowless room.

How do you clean dusty figures?

Simply spray a bit of canned air into the crevice to blast the dust free and keep it from caking up where you don’t want it. Note that canned air doesn’t get rid of dust, but simply loosens it and “blasts” it away from where it isn’t wanted. Use a Swiffer duster to clean up the rest.

How do you get stains out of action figures?

For the more stubborn stains, dirt or grease marks first soak the figure in warm water NOT hot or boiling water, as this will damage your figure and any stickers or decals on it will come off. One of the best “cleaning” products to use with warm water are effervescent denture tablets.

Are PVC figures Safe?

PVC contains harmful additives that can be dangerous if ingested. PVC figurines are not toys and, like any complex model, should never be left lying around. However, higher quality PVC can be reinforced by condensing it, increasing it’s density and overcoming the leaning problems.