How do you preserve action figures w/ card?
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How do you preserve action figures w/ card?

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I collect Halo figures ever since I saw a gold elite on ebay a couple years ago and got it real cheap. I only got it just cause I thought elites were BA but it turned out I just bought pretty much the rarest figure to date (besides cortana)
The card is a little banged up but if its that rare, I don't think anyone will care (Bend mark top left corner). I have since bought6 other elite (Ranger, Arbiter, Spec Ops, Teal LE, White LE, and a loose red elite) and I've got a few questions.
1. After a while, will the card eventually start coming off by itself?
2. I plan on building a shelf and making a plexi glass enclosure to protect from dust and other evil substances. What else do I need to do to keep them safe??
3. Does anyone els collect Halo or have another gold elite?

Any information on preservation would be GREATLY appreciated!!!!
Thanks in advance

Posted by Carbine FTW
on Monday, December 17, 2007
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worldwarhulk -
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Carbonite Freeze!

But seriously, the Star Cases would probably be the cheapest most effective way to go about it.

I've been needing at least 1 of them really Bad for my Star Wars Unleashed Vader - Unmasked.
plain_sliced -
Thursday, January 24, 2008
whatever I have in package are backup figures; figures I already have opened and play with- but if I mess it up- I'll have another. those packaged figures are in plastic bins. all because of space saving reasons. I just don't have the room.
Carbine FTW -
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
THANK YOU!!!! THOS WILL PROBABLY WORK PERFECT!!! ill check em out and see if they work. either way, my cards arent completely mint but about 80 % of halo figures cards get damaged during shipping. But still I think they look awesome so thats why I got em and now I can make an easy 500 bucks by selling XD.....not now of course
black cat 2006 -
Monday, December 31, 2007
You don't want direct sunlight shining consistently in room.
It will turn blisters yellow.

So a dim or dark room is great here. Shades on windows, turn off light when not in there, shut door.

A cool, dry room with no moisture is a plus.

Dust is a unfriendly foe, and uncontrolable, no matter what , you will get dust.

I use a air spray can from staples, walmart, and spray my collection every 3 months. If I keep up with it, its no big deal,

cases are a extreme plus, especially for those rare figures

wraith1701 -
Monday, December 31, 2007
I have a couple of carded vintage Star Wars figures that I keep in clear acrylic clamshells called Star Cases. The company that produces them makes several different sizes, one of which might work for you. Check out the photo-

This size is made to hold the large carded Star Wars Unleashed figures. I think it's the closest I've seen to the large Halo figures. If this is what you are looking for, you can find them here:

Carbine FTW -
Friday, December 21, 2007
Okay im making a custom shelf and painting it blue. With the invisible tape, I have had problems with that before. If it sits too long or is too sticky, itll peel off part of the printed part of the card. So is the peeling off of the card cause by dust? IE dust gets in between the bubble and card and slowly starts to make the adhesive ware off? Humidity is a given factor.
Maelstrom -
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
I wouldn't know...I open all of my stuff!
Henchmen4Hire -
Monday, December 17, 2007
The bubbles will come off the card eventually, but exactly when I don't know. I have a MOC Black Cat from 1995, the bubble is still glued on firmly and I just had it thrown in a cabinet, no special precautions at all. But if you want, you can use some invisible tape and put it on the edges for security.
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