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:
- Indoor – for displaying and long-term, permanent storage
- 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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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:
Yep, that large container is what cybeast uses to store all parts of his Nendoroids. ^^
This “Nendoroid-safe” labelled cans are used for storing small amount of Nendoroid to be brought outside. Yes, one Nendo per can. ^^
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
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.
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:
Now it’s your turn: How do you store your own Nendoroid? Kindly share yours in the comment area below. ^^