How to Keep Your Funko Pop Collection in Mint Condition

Funko Pops and action figures are treasures for most toy collectors. The value of these toys gets higher when they are well-maintained, especially in mint condition. These toys often include Marvel Action figures, DC Collectibles, and many more rare and bizarre lines such as McDonald's or even Bob Ross.

There are many fans of these franchises that know the toys will soon be rare and hard-to-find. Some collectors buy them without considering the hefty price tags once they're only available aftermarket on places like eBay. They know that keeping the toys in their best condition means being free of dust, dents, scratches, and discoloration.

Every collector struggles to keep their Funko and Action Figure collections clean and in mint condition. For this reason, we have compiled this list of helpful tips to keep the collectibles safe from the elements.


Make a Special Shelf for Your Collection

These unique collections are meant to be flaunted for public praise. The best place to put your collections is on a special shelf solely for them, maybe even with some fancy LED lights. Never mix toys with other belongings. Having this mix-up will hasten dust collection. Even consider splurging for shelving that has a glass or plexiglass front to help keep those collectibles safe. #shelfie


Avoid Exposing Them to Direct Sunlight

Direct exposure to sunlight is the most common cause of discoloration and disfiguration in Funko and Action Figures ... especially with their outer packaging. The shelf for the collectibles should not be near a window under direct sunlight. We suggest placing it in a dry and cool place, preferably in a small corner of your office or bedroom. 


Turn Your Funkos Regularly

Even if you keep your collection out of direct sunlight, occasionally moving it will help prevent fading on one side. This routine should be part of your annual clean, and it's enjoyable to come up with creative methods to organize them. Do not be afraid to combine fandoms, unite characters that are not usually put together, and arrange them however you choose.


Constant Inspection and Dusting

A good and responsible collector should know that these precious toys should be regularly inspected and dusted for cleaning. It is preferable to do these routines at least annually and not wait longer for residues to build up. Cleaning and checking these collections is a tedious job but is also the best way for the collectibles to maintain their condition.


Do Not Store Them in Your Attic or Basement

Attics, storage rooms, and basements are the worst places to store your Funko Pops and Action Figures. These rooms are under varying temperature and weather conditions that can significantly contribute to the dust-collection, mould formation, termites, and other insects. The idea is to show these toys to everyone and not put it in any part of your house where you or anyone seldom visits. That said, if you have a clean, nicely finished, temperature and humidity controlled basement, feel free to go all out in displaying your collection there.


Place Each One in Its Box or Case Protector

Additional protection to your collectibles besides their display cases is a box or a case protector. Case protectors and special boxes protect toys from external elements. Many of them include UV protection to help avoid that annoying discoloration caused by sunlight exposure. You can easily buy these items in your local or online toy store.  


Conclusion

It's a lot of fun to collect Funko figures. There are so many to choose from now that no matter what fandom you belong to, you're bound to find one you enjoy. However, you do bear the primary responsibility for their care. All of the suggestions above are just a few of the things you should do to keep your Funko Pops and Action Figures in mint condition.


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