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Storage temperature concerns...Storage temperature concerns...Ask MFC

ProbablyANinjaProbablyANinja6 kuukautta sitten
Hi everyone. The floors where I live are being redone soon, so all the furniture will be moved out to the garage. This includes my entire figure collection...

My garage has no climate control, but the door will remain closed for the entire duration of the project. I live in Arizona, but it's spring right now so the temperatures shouldn't be too extreme either way (no freezing at night and nothing above 90 degrees F). My real concern comes from the daily shift in temperature. I've heard that can cause problems, even in relatively small amounts.

Looking at the forecast for tonight, the high is 73 F, and the low is 47 F. That's a considerable change over a fairly short period of time. And it looks like the high for the week is going to be 86 F.

My figures will likely be in the garage for at least 2 weeks. Do I have to worry about the temperature affecting them?
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I had my figures stored in my garage for over 3 months. They were each in their boxes and then in plastic storage bins. Temps varied from 80 some degrees to 50 some degrees. Didn't have any problems!
6 kuukautta sitten
As long you can maintain temperature between -60C and 89C you should be in the safe side .
6 kuukautta sitten
I live in a quite rainy city in south Sweden and keep all my figure boxes (with spare parts in them) in a storage room connected to the garage. We put interlocking garage floor tiles across the whole room to avoid direct contact with the concrete floor. All our figure boxes are wrapped in individual bin bags and then stored in moving boxes. We bought some dehumidifiers as well to reduce the impact on the boxes. I check my boxes every month and I have seen no change in over a year. We've had a really hot summer, rain 70% of the year, and very heavy snow.

So my recommendation is to not put anything directly on the concrete, to isolate as well as you can, and to place some cheap dehumidifiers near the figures. Just make sure that when you handle the figures later (as some people here already mentioned), they are at a good temperature again.
6 kuukautta sitten
vgadict6 kuukautta sitten#76133880As long as figures are kept between 32°F (0°C) and 80°F (27°C), they should be OK. At higher temps, there is an increasing risk of the plastic deforming. Meanwhile, lower temps are generally safe, but the plastic can become brittle, so it is safer to avoid handling a figure if they are cold.
86°F is a tad warm, but shouldn't be too big of a problem for a few weeks

Thanks for your input! Yeah, the days that will be in the low to mid 80's are what scares me at this point. I don't think I'll be handling any of them while they're cold, thankfully.
6 kuukautta sitten
As long as figures are kept between 32°F (0°C) and 80°F (27°C), they should be OK. At higher temps, there is an increasing risk of the plastic deforming. Meanwhile, lower temps are generally safe, but the plastic can become brittle, so it is safer to avoid handling a figure if they are cold.

86°F is a tad warm, but shouldn't be too big of a problem for a few weeks
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Cloudberry6 kuukautta sitten#76133644I wouldn't be to worried about as long it ain't the typical Arizona summer heat. Ya'll mad lads being able to survive summer out there.
Besides, it's 2 weeks only so that's not too bad.

Whew! Yeah, I've lived here since 2011. I honestly hate it here, but I can't afford to move right now. XD
6 kuukautta sitten
I wouldn't be to worried about as long it ain't the typical Arizona summer heat. Ya'll mad lads being able to survive summer out there.

Besides, it's 2 weeks only so that's not too bad.
6 kuukautta sitten
I think you'll be fine. I think I have heard of people storing their figures in storage units for periods of time. Plus, it'll only be around 2 weeks.
6 kuukautta sitten
Not a problem. It's not an instant temperature change that I would worry about (eg. taking figures from the warm indoors to freezing/sub-zero outdoors would be extreme thermal shock).

My brother kept some (packed) figures in a non-climated-controlled garage for a few days without issues in an Iowan winter. Certainly nothing like this happened :
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