are these types of generic plastic containers safe for storing action figures etc? the adjustable dividers make them convenient
>>10737811damn... why? chemicals in the plastic or what? Does it have to be made out of a specifc material? do I have to poke a hole in the box for air to go through?
>>10737809Depends on the plastics. Some will fuse to the case regardless of temperature/environment. Some will be fine for decades. Don't ask which, not your personal army, and really that's tough info to find, nobody is doing research and publishing that shit.
I've stored hands and accessories in similar cases for 2-3 years, never had an issue. What may happen beyond the time frame is something I can't say. A couple air wholes, hidden from sunlight and keeping it in a dry and controlled environment is the most important part of storing anything.
>>10737828This anon has the best answer. There is simply too many variables to be able to have a definitive answer. Literally, there is no one doing research as mentioned. Plastic toys will fall apart one day, that's just something you gotta accept when entering this hobby.
>>10737823>>10737832gotchawell I think all these transparent type cases are polypropylene so should be fine
>>10737853>well I thinkThere's your first problem. You don't know for certain. And you're cherry picking responses that reinforce what you want to believe. You're taking a risk, so just make sure you're not storing anything valuable to you. And THEN, who cares what the case is made of if you're storing shit in the same compartment that's incompatible with each other? You could still have accessories fuse together or paint rub on each other.
I think they're pretty shit, since they don't allow for abnormally sized figures and oversized accessories.Tool/painter/tackle boxes are better.As for poking holes, you just need to open the box for 30+mins every year or so. If your toys are old (10+ years) or you want to be anal, every 6 months.Plastic isn't offgassing that fast. You just want to air shit out to ensure it isn't sticking around and accumulating. Just making holes wouldn't be enough, since it's an oily substance that will stick onto pretty much any thing given enough time. By opening the lid (vs just holes) you'll give the box maximum air flow that will allow any residue to dry up and dissipate. Personally, i don't really give much of a shit. I use white paper to protect the more delicate figures and most of my toys are intermingling in medium sized boxes. I open them up regularly, so don't have to air them out.
>>10737809They are good for storing 1/12 size figures, but they are not safe if you shake or drop them without padding inside.
>>10737860well I googled polypropylene and it has a sort of cheap cloudy look like these all transparent cases seem to have... I guess I can narrow it down later. Paint rub is not an issue since each figure is separated with dividers and they don't have room to shake at all. It's pretty much a perfect fit for me.>>10737866yeah there are probably better box shapes, depends on the use case.
>>10737901yep pretty much exact same idea I'm going for. The figure fills the entire frame and doesn't shake around, and it it does, it can be reinforced with a soft material
>>10737894I'll steal the character sheet on the lid idea
Is there something better than a bit of cut bubble wrap in the slots to stop stuff from shaking? I have some heads of bald characters that sort of move around when I pick up the container and I don't like the idea of them hitting the dividers.
>>10737809I store my various accessories in these. I have I think 8 at this point. They work quite well. Can't complain.
>>10737894Where do I get these? I saw these originally posted on JP Twitter and they said Daiso for 100¥ but there's gotta be an American equivalent.
>>10738149go to your local hardware store
>>10737832>I've stored hands and accessories in similar cases for 2-3 years, never had an issue.Same, but 4 years now.
>>10737832This, don't remember how many years but I've never had any issues.Though I would say try to get some with thicker stronger plastic, Someline is a decent brand if you can find them.
>>10738426Just noticed OP asked for storing figures rather than just figure accessories.In that case get something deeper like a toolbox or tacklebox
>>10737809I bought a couple of these and it worked perfectly for most brands. MLs fit but on some of them I had to take off the heads.
>>10738149There's some american daisos now
>>10737828You just need acid and pvc free ones yeah?
>>10738555just stay away from pvc.Everything else is relatively safe. Best choice for plastic is polypropylene, which you should always include as a key word for your search.
these guys work great
gonna ask this here because it doesn't deserve its own thread.So what brand of plastic storage bags are you all using to store your figures? I heard ziplock bags are shit.
>>10741122Why would you store them in bags unless they're happy meal tier statues with no moving parts?
>>10738494I don't wanna be buried... in a doll cemetery...
I just puts all me legos in a big wooden box in the big attic!
>>10741674HERETICBURN HIM AT THE STAKE
I'm using pic real.Kistenberg organisers "Nort" line with different sizes.Just checked and they are made of polypropylene so >>10739122 no pvc problems here.
>>10741122figma include some kind of ziplog back for accesories. Seems safe? Maybe it has to be a specific kind of material.
>>10742059Look up polypropylene... same as >>10739122 states for the containers
>>10741122>>10742059The warning bout ziplocs is because food grade ones have a coating that degrades plastic or something
Dollarama has decent organizers
>>10737809I use this for legos. Surprisingly i don't own a lot of parts despite collecting for years, so everything fit
>>10737894Oh fuck yeah
>>10743128Do they get dust on top
>>10737925If you want to go crazy, you can make a cutout for them with styrofoam, acetone will melt it so if you have some sharpies (which use acetone to dry faster) you can just draw out the silhouette and slowly melt it away. If you don't like the look of foam you can also cover it with felt or something, it'll just look a little bunched up since you won't have a flat surface. Haven't done this myself mind you, I just saw a friend do it while making a case for their pen.
>>10738149Nta but if you're looking for the closest thing to what other anon posted, I found pic related on Amazon, several other offerings if you search "18 grid clear plastic organizer"https://www.amazon.com/Jewelry-Dividers-Organizer-Adjustable-Container/dp/B08RD4471J/ref=sr_1_15?crid=2VBH0TXW9OAPV&qid=1700966675&sprefix=18%20grid%20clear%20plastic%20organizer,aps,155
>>10737809Why not just store everything in hundreds of bubble wrap bags? That’s what I do.
>>10754464Looks like garbage
If one isn’t hurting for storage space, Is it safe to leave the accessories in the original packaging? I do that with shf and figma, opening them up every once in a while
>>10756259Yes, especially with those two brands. It's the best way to not lose anything, but takes a lot of space.
>>10756259I have small PP containers similar to >>10737905 where I put all the hands etc. one usually covers 2-3 figures. I have no idea where I'd store the bigger accessories but thankfully figmas come with bags. I place those in the same drawer.
>>10756259Its a bit annoying dealing with the shf trays and having to slot the accessories back in. Sometimes the accessories are really tight fits, like trying to stick a head back into the original slot. Dong that a lot and wearing out the box didn't feel great.Its also easier to let the plastic breath if you have most of your accessories in a compartment container. You can open up the container for a bit for air vs having a bunch of individual boxes with stuff inside each of them.
>>10756287>>10756311>>10756337> bit annoying dealing with the shf traysYeah that’s my main gripe too but nothing I’m not willing to deal with, at least until I decide to get a dedicated container
>>10756311>I have small PPheehee
Are there any safe non plastic containers, like something made out of wood or metal? I got this wallet that came in a sort of tin like container that would be perfect for small accessories like hands or face plates
>>10757547Maybe something like this?https://www.amazon.com/Hulless-Aluminum-Storage-Containers-Storing/dp/B08P6YRCKT/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=metal+spice+containers&qid=1701483452&sr=8-1-spons&sp_csd=d2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGY&psc=1