Nendoroid Storage

They deserve a better place - it's so cramped there

They deserve a better place - it's so cramped there

Note: This article is part of a series focusing on Nendoroid maintenance. This time, it’s about Nendoroid storage.

As your size of Nendoroid collection grow larger, a new problem arise: storage. How do you store them? Keeping them inside their respective boxes or putting them inside your drawer or lining them up in a display case? Well, in this article, I will discuss some of my fellow collectors’ method of storing their Nendoroids.

In my opinion, there are two type of figurine (Nendoroid) storage based on its purpose:

  1. Indoor – for displaying and long-term, permanent storage
  2. Outdoor – for photography and short-term, temporary storage

I guess you don’t need further explanation about the differences between indoor and outdoor Nendoroid storage, right? XD

Well, I managed to ask some Indonesian Nendoroid collector friends of mine about this matter and here’s what they come up for their solution of both indoor and outdoor Nendoroid storage.

fransis's outdoor Nendoroid storage

fransis's outdoor Nendoroid storage

Nendoroid collector cumi used to store her Nendoroid inside Fox (candy) tin cans, Tamiya boxes, and toolboxes, but now she puts all of her Nendoroid inside a cupboard. For outdoor usage, she usually puts her Nendoroid inside Fox tin cans or lunchboxes (pictured above).

fuuchan's indoor Nendoroid storage

fuuchan's indoor Nendoroid storage

Nendoroid collector fuuchan puts all of her Nendoroid back into their respective boxes for her indoor storage solution. On the other hand, she uses lunchboxes or “Hello Panda” tin cans to bring her Nendoroid outside.

fuuchan's preparation to bring her Nendoroid outside

fuuchan's preparation to bring her Nendoroid outside

She fills the lunchbox with bubble wraps to provide cushioning for the Nendoroids as well as some plastic ziplock bag to store the Nendoroid’s parts and accessories.

muddkip's Nendoroid storage for outdoor photo session

muddkip's Nendoroid storage for outdoor photo session

Since he is fond of photography, Nendoroid collector muddkip prefers a small and compact case to store his Nendoroid along inside his camera bag. In the end, he picks a “Lock n Lock” case which is only big enough for a single Nendoroid. ^^

UPDATE: muddkip has shared some recent photos of his Nendoroid storage

muddkip's Nendoroid storage suite

muddkip's Nendoroid storage suite

Mugi is trying to sneak into the bag ...

Mugi is trying to sneak into the bag ...

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Dark Ace stores his Nendoroid inside a Yu-Gi-Oh TCG tin

Dark Ace stores his Nendoroid inside a Yu-Gi-Oh TCG tin

Nendoroid collector Dark Ace uses some plastic bags to wrap the Nendoroid’s faceplates and puts them up along with the accessories and the Nendoroid itself inside a Yu-Gi-Oh Trading Card Game tin. Well, apparently, he has another thought about the future of his Nendoroid storage:

I think this tin could afford another place for another Nendoroid; I just need soft and thick styrofoam as internal cover for these Nendoroid.

pus2meong's carrying pack for Nendoroid

pus2meong's carrying pack for Nendoroid

Nendoroid collector and Nendonesia contributor pus2meong uses a Tupperware-like case to store his Nendoroid for carrying purpose. He wraps the Nendoroid using a soft fabric to prevent them from scratches and puts all of the parts and accessories inside some plastic ziplock bags.

Apparently it only fits for two Nendoroid

Apparently it only fits for two Nendoroid

The last two photos from pus2meong are taken from his original post at figure.fm. Here’s the link to his original post: Packing Up and Nendoroid Storage Problem.

Another Nendoroid storage solution

Another Nendoroid storage solution

Someone posted this photo in 2chan several months ago and I thought I’d post it up here just for reference purpose. ^^

Nendonesia contributor and Nendoroid collector cybeast‘s storage solution:

cybeast stores his Nendoroid parts here

cybeast stores his Nendoroid parts here

Yep, that large container is what cybeast uses to store all parts of his Nendoroids. ^^

cybeast uses cans to store one or two Nendoroid for outdoor usage

cybeast uses cans to store one or two Nendoroid for outdoor usage

This “Nendoroid-safe” labelled cans are used for storing small amount of Nendoroid to be brought outside. Yes, one Nendo per can. ^^

Tupperware-like container to bring a lot of Nendoroid outside

Tupperware-like container to bring a lot of Nendoroid outside

He puts the Nendoroid parts inside a plastic ziplock bag – one Nendoroid parts per bag. ^^

UPDATE: Nendoroid collector rendoroid also shared a photo about how he stored his Nendoroids

rendoroid stored his Nendoroid in toolboxes

rendoroid stored his Nendoroid in toolboxes

As you can see in the pic above, rendoroid stores all of his Nendoroid inside some toolboxes (stacked). Each Nendoroid is wrapped inside a big-size zipped plastic bags, while their respective stand bases and accessories are all wrapped inside a smaller zipped plastic bags.

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There you go. I shared some storage solution that are being used by my some Nendoroid collectors.

So, uh … what about my own storage system? Well, it’s not that different from what I have mentioned above, but if you insist, then these are some pics of how I store my Nendoroids:

I store my Nendoroid inside a medium-sized container

I store my Nendoroid inside a medium-sized container

Each drawer is enough for up to six Nendoroid

Each drawer is enough for up to six Nendoroid

The parts and accessories are kept inside a mini container

The parts and accessories are kept inside a mini container

Each drawer is enough to store up to two Nendoroid parts

Each drawer is enough to store up to two Nendoroid parts

Other Nendoroid's parts are kept inside plastic ziplock bags

Other Nendoroid's parts are kept inside plastic ziplock bags

Nendoroid boxes pyramid? - some of them are still unopened

Nendoroid boxes pyramid? - some of them are still unopened

Now it’s your turn: How do you store your own Nendoroid? Kindly share yours in the comment area below. ^^

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19 comments on “Nendoroid Storage

  1. cumi says:

    wow
    is that the last picture (nendoroid boxes pyramid) are yours?
    amazing….

    • Anonymous says:

      Yep, that’s my Nendoroid collection … some boxes are still on my work desk though.
      Haven’t you seen rendoroid’s collection?
      I bet his “pyramid” will be way higher than mine.

      • cumi says:

        yup
        i’ve seen his nendoroid colelction
        almost complete from 000 until now..
        count the no number nendoroids too such as sumomo and others
        and don’t forget the petite and plushie

        geezz..
        sometimes that kind of people make me jealous
        bu, I’m grateful with my collection..

  2. cybeast says:

    the tupperware like container is really safe, as it can’t be opened (actually it can, but it is really hard) before the -purple thing- on the center is pulled ^^

  3. Nendor0idgal says:

    Wow, that’s a good idea with all the little plastic baggies since you can label them.

    All of my nendoroids I have are out of their boxes and on a shelf in my room so I can pass by them and stare at them whenever I want (lol). I made sure that they won’t be exposed to direct sunlight though and I handle them enough that I can make sure they don’t get too dusty. For the spare face plates, I have a plastic container that’s originally for hardware with separate little compartments. 2 face plates fit in each slot, so it’s perfect. For the small body parts, I have smaller hardware containers.

    Unfortunately, the hardware store I bought the big container doesn’t sell that particular brand anymore, so I’ve had to do with some less appealing containers. :< But craft stores have all sorts of neat storage systems.

  4. awesome nendoroid collection on the last pic ._. *bows*

  5. Anonymous says:

    kyaaaaaaaa~~~~~ mine mine mine~~ >.<

  6. harokichi_kurone says:

    this is how I store them~

    -the boxes on the left are for outdoor preparation~

  7. Jason01 says:

    i keep my nendoroids in my bed next to me so that they are never far away, for outdoor usage i just bring my bed outside, I LOVE YOU K-ON!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Is it a mini-bed or normal-sized bed that you are using to store the Nendoroid?
      I mean … isn’t it difficult to bring a normal-sized bed for outdoor usage? ^^

  8. Azuki says:

    Where did you get your small containers? owo

  9. Martyn[PH] says:

    im so jealous id never had a nendoroid eversince…………. T^T

  10. Momoichi says:

    wah o.o i never got that >.< all my nendos r out on display 😀 whats the point of keeping them where u cant see them o.o? (saw a guy on Figure.fm who had AALLL this figures still in there boxes and he had like just a wall of figure boxes, i never understood that…..)

  11. Jammie says:

    i have a regular version hatsune miku nendoroid. is it ok to hand carry her up to airplanes? because i’m scared that she might not be able to when our hand carry bags are scanned for illegal stuff.

  12. […] care of them properly, they’ll cry. That I guarantee. There are other methods of storage too; why not see how other Nendoroid collectors store their precious petite figures? Thanks for your time and I hope this […]

  13. Molly Sorum says:

    So is it save to store nendoroid parts in regular plastic Tupperware containers? My friend bought a set of Tupperware containers and they came with some really small ones, I though they would be good for storing nendo parts so I ask if I could have them. I got them but now I’m wondering if it’s OK to store them there. I heard parts can get sticky if you leave them sealed for too long.

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