Tips for Preserving your Medicom Figures

Posted: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 by Shaun in Labels: ,
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Bryan recently emailed Medicom for advice with regards to extending the longevity of their figures and shared with me their reply.

"Dear Sir,
Thank you for your inquiry. In general,
1) Please avoid direct sunlight
2) Please watch the humid, not too dry , not too wet.
3) Please watch the temperature. Not too hot, not too cold.
4) Keep the well ventilate. Keeping in blister tray package is not very good.


Using leather oil is not always a good idea, since most of the leather costume is made with synthetic leather, (not real leather)
All the best
MEDICOM TOY"


I think it's only a matter of time before the following costumes on my Medicom figures disintegrate, given our less than ideal climate.

Wolverine


Spawn


Spiderman 3


Darth Vader


Very sad.



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13 comments:

  1. Medicom's not giving any solution other than "GOOD LUCK to you for buying Medicom's stuff - now you are F**Ked!!" typical of them. They did say NOT to keep them in the box but to display them in a place without humidity and temperature - WTF?

  1. Shaun says:

    was waiting for someone to jump on point 2 & 3, and thank you my guru for doing so. They're practically suggesting we store the toys in a vacuum. And thank you for the previous advice of displaying them out to let the costumes breathe.

  1. chaz says:

    not too hot, not too cold
    not too dry, not too wet,,

    WTF?? what kinda answer is that?

  1. Kenny says:

    You have got to be kidding me.

  1. Shin says:

    Our Darth Vader's costume partially disintegrated liao. Luckily not obvious, cover with black shoe polish.

  1. Juliana says:

    Hmmm, their reply is nothing new. Toy collectors know all these already...through experience :P

  1. JuN says:

    like duhz....as much as Im a Medicom fan, their customer service really needs some improvement or rather a major overhaul.

    My EP VI Darth Vader suit has already started to distinegrate.....sigh, guess I really need to let all my figures out to air.

  1. Ah Chow says:

    Anyone tried using Johnson baby lotion or some moisturizing cream? I tired tac powder but not very useful once the material starts to disintegrate..Keeping in the box is really bad for such materials. Over time, they can stick to the plastic holding the figure. I have such material at home. Even if I dun use them, being folded together can also cause it to disintergate. It time someone comes up with a better material as replacement..I made my own 1:6 costume out of pig skin. Soft yet thin...sori to all Muslim bros..this is non-halah..

  1. Shaun says:

    jun said...
    like duhz....as much as Im a Medicom fan, their customer service really needs some improvement or rather a major overhaul.

    My EP VI Darth Vader suit has already started to distinegrate.....sigh, guess I really need to let all my figures out to air.


    crap! I better go and check on mine. Thanks Jun.

    ah chow, thanks for the info, can provide the link to the costume you came up with? Would like to see it.

  1. this is pretty sucky, eh? now i gotta see who goes first. spawn, wolverine (movie) or wolverine (comics). damn.

  1. One question people. Do you put moth balls near your toys cabinet? Coz I have one cabinet where I display the older and less-favoured toys and it is basically in the wardrobe area. Moth balls ok for action figures?

  1. Shaun says:

    @ korndamned: I put moth balls in my toy cabinet. No effects of note yet for me.

  1. thank you very much sir. shouldn't have any effects, i think. coz if books can last them, toys should be more sturdy. :)