Being a newbie in figure collecting, one of the questions that always pops into my head is: how do people with collections of epic proportions (uber many figures) clean and maintain all of their figures ?
I really think of this quite often, especially since figures aren’t just run off the mill ‘toys’ that you just buy from a toy store for 1USD or so. My current mode of making sure my figures are in top shape is… well, I put them back in their boxes ^^; but obviously, that takes too much time and effort, especially with Nendoroids (which is why they’re all on my desk now).
My collection consists of mostly Nendoroids and figmas, I only have one scaled figure as of the moment, and sad to say, she’s not in very good shape IMO.
This is my 1/6 scale Kotobukiya Yuna figure. Yuna is one of my favorite Final Fantasy characters (obviously), she’s a second hand figure that I bought from a fellow cosplayer in deviantArt. She actually looks great in photos, but when you look at her close-up, you can actually see that she has quite a bit of dust on her.
I actually bought Yuna for 2000PHP (approx 3764.36 yen) but I think I should have haggled since she was pretty dusty ^^; and if you want to see how dirty she was…
I dipped these cotton buds in water (because I was afraid soap might ruin the paint OTL) and used them to clean Yuna. Some of the dust came off but most of them got stuck on her. Any suggestions on what can be used for stubborn dirt/stains on figures?
If you haven’t noticed in Yuna’s first picture, she has an odd looking stand, the reason for this is, she’s already leaning. ;A; She actually has drill holes in her heels and she is supported by a single metal rod/nail (that’s currently in her right foot). Sad to say, that this remedy isn’t working well because she gets off balance even with the metal rod support — hence the folded post-it.
I would’ve done the water method in reversing the leaning, but Yuna’s pretty conservative and you can’t remove her skirt. I’ve been looking thru Google for any answers about this, but I guess I’m the only one having this kind of problem. Any suggestions?
I’m sorry if you were expecting figure maintenance tips ^^; I’m too much of a noob to be able to give tips of my own ^^; The reason why I wanted to post this is because I want this figure to be in better condition — or get to clean it better, at the least. If you have any ideas that can help, please don’t hesitate to throw it at me! Thank you!