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sydforgetfulsydforgetful1 månad sedan
hi mfc ! now i'm somewhat close to college and this sometimes comes to my mind while messing with my figures, but i was wondering what to do once i go to college or when i have to transport my figures from one house to another. like do i keep them at my old house until college is over, assuming i stay in a dorm, do i take one or them all and keep them in a safe place in a box lets say under the bed or in a drawer, or what? and if i do take them, or wait till i get a place of my own, how would i transport them? i don't keep my boxes so i don't really know how i would take them from one place to another. any advice would be really appreciated, thank uu :)
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thank you for all the advice !

sarious1 månad sedan#81513237When I was in the dorms, I'd keep the majority at home and keep about 10 in dorm on my big bookshelf at a time. I didn't have a roommate, so I had space and didn't need to worry about it breaking. If you have a roommate, observe them for a month and see if they're a risk to your figures. lol. If they pass the test, then I recommend what I said above. Otherwise, keep them at your home for safety.
If the roommate doesn't pass the test and you won't be home each week, I recommend selling the ones you think you won't be interested in a few years from then. This site is very good for selling figures.
In terms of moving, I keep all my figure boxes and stored them in there when transferring. Otherwise, I'd recommend packing in fitting individual boxes with lots of plastic bags. Or at the worst, keep them together in a box with each separated by a large buffer of plastic bags. DO NOT leave them on their base. Their feet are quite likely to snap off if they stay on base (luckily I only had a peg break and one foot warped to the few figures I bought without box).
When it comes to a permanent home, just move everything there.
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When I was in the dorms, I'd keep the majority at home and keep about 10 in dorm on my big bookshelf at a time. I didn't have a roommate, so I had space and didn't need to worry about it breaking. If you have a roommate, observe them for a month and see if they're a risk to your figures. lol. If they pass the test, then I recommend what I said above. Otherwise, keep them at your home for safety.

If the roommate doesn't pass the test and you won't be home each week, I recommend selling the ones you think you won't be interested in a few years from then. This site is very good for selling figures.

In terms of moving, I keep all my figure boxes and stored them in there when transferring. Otherwise, I'd recommend packing in fitting individual boxes with lots of plastic bags. Or at the worst, keep them together in a box with each separated by a large buffer of plastic bags. DO NOT leave them on their base. Their feet are quite likely to snap off if they stay on base (luckily I only had a peg break and one foot warped to the few figures I bought without box).

When it comes to a permanent home, just move everything there.
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yes we do breaks here too, i’ll probably take one with me too, one that isn’t too big or weird haha. thanks so much :)

tharglet1 månad sedan#81475480Not sure how things are in the US, but here it is normal to go home between semesters,or at least for some of the break. So I'd recommend taking only things you need for the first semester, then you can bring other stuff as you see fit when you visit home. Or have stuff posted to you if you suddenly need/want it lol.
I didn't collect until after uni, but if I did, there would have been little room to display anything anyway, due to UK halls accommodation being small (our halls are mostly single occupancy rooms). Most of my room decoration was posters, as we had a corkboard. Didn't need it for uni work, so used it for decoration instead.
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ohhhh i get it ! yea that makes sense too lol. thanks :)

Ellime1 månad sedan#81475388I visited home every winter and summer break and that's when I would bring back the figure I had (and other things I wouldn't need) and when I went back to college I'd bring a different figure or plush. So rotating which item from my collection accompanied me to school.
Yeah, a big reason upperclassmen move off-campus is to avoid the rules the university imposes like fire drills, no alcohol under 21, etc. Inspections were the norm, they only happen once or twice and the idea is to check you're not breaking any rules.
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Not sure how things are in the US, but here it is normal to go home between semesters,or at least for some of the break. So I'd recommend taking only things you need for the first semester, then you can bring other stuff as you see fit when you visit home. Or have stuff posted to you if you suddenly need/want it lol.

I didn't collect until after uni, but if I did, there would have been little room to display anything anyway, due to UK halls accommodation being small (our halls are mostly single occupancy rooms). Most of my room decoration was posters, as we had a corkboard. Didn't need it for uni work, so used it for decoration instead.
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sydforgetful1 månad sedan#81475213what do you mean by rotated? and yes that's true about going home unexpectedly. and i didn't know the rooms are inspected, that's something i'll have to think about. thank you for the response !!

I visited home every winter and summer break and that's when I would bring back the figure I had (and other things I wouldn't need) and when I went back to college I'd bring a different figure or plush. So rotating which item from my collection accompanied me to school.

Yeah, a big reason upperclassmen move off-campus is to avoid the rules the university imposes like fire drills, no alcohol under 21, etc. Inspections were the norm, they only happen once or twice and the idea is to check you're not breaking any rules.
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i’ll most likely leave my stuff at home too, if i really wanted i’ll only bring one figure that’s like stiff. but yea i had that whole first part in mind too, idk who i’ll be with and who they’ll be with. and thanks so much for the moving tips, i’ll keep them in mind when it’s time for me to move !

SebastianLover1 månad sedan#81475294When I was in college, I left all my figures and merch at home and got any I ordered during the school year sent home. I just wasn't sure who'd be in and out of my room and whether they'd be careful or not. I actually ended up never having people in my room much aside from roommates who also never had people over, but I didn't want to take a chance. I mean, I know had they been over my place, my friends would have been respectful, but after we started drinking who knows what would have happened. Plus if you have roommates, you never know if they'll bring over people who'll respect your things. I've lived in a house where there'd be a lot of random people over for parties and there'd just be a lot of drunk/high people around. Nothing was broken in the house, but I don't trust figures around altered consciousness period. I mean, I don't even like to handle figures myself after drinking or if I'm really tired.
Now for general moving tips, what you can do is individually wrap them in paper/bubble wrap/blankets and gently pack them in medium sized boxes. Be very careful not to place too much weight on each figure. Anyone with big flowing hair or clothing be sure to put some cushioning between the hair/clothes and body as well. Accessories I'd put in a plastic baggie so they don't get lost. In the box, you want enough cushioning so that nobody moves around and no figure is bumping into each other. I have a couple boxless figures that I did this for when I moved. In general, if you want a large collection, you might want to hang onto the boxes for moving. It's a godsend when you drop a box and don't have to panic if stuff broke.
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When I was in college, I left all my figures and merch at home and got any I ordered during the school year sent home. I just wasn't sure who'd be in and out of my room and whether they'd be careful or not. I actually ended up never having people in my room much aside from roommates who also never had people over, but I didn't want to take a chance. I mean, I know had they been over my place, my friends would have been respectful, but after we started drinking who knows what would have happened. Plus if you have roommates, you never know if they'll bring over people who'll respect your things. I've lived in a house where there'd be a lot of random people over for parties and there'd just be a lot of drunk/high people around. Nothing was broken in the house, but I don't trust figures around altered consciousness period. I mean, I don't even like to handle figures myself after drinking or if I'm really tired.

Now for general moving tips, what you can do is individually wrap them in paper/bubble wrap/blankets and gently pack them in medium sized boxes. Be very careful not to place too much weight on each figure. Anyone with big flowing hair or clothing be sure to put some cushioning between the hair/clothes and body as well. Accessories I'd put in a plastic baggie so they don't get lost. In the box, you want enough cushioning so that nobody moves around and no figure is bumping into each other. I have a couple boxless figures that I did this for when I moved. In general, if you want a large collection, you might want to hang onto the boxes for moving. It's a godsend when you drop a box and don't have to panic if stuff broke.
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yea i agree, idk who i'll be with or who they'll bring into our dorm. if i did bring one in-expensive one to college, i probably know which one so that wouldn't be a problem for me lol. i was thinking of heavily bubble wrapping them and putting them in one box maybe? but the only reason i don't keep boxes is that i don't really have the room anywhere to keep them, i could make room but then i wouldn't know where to put those other things i'e moved, ya know? i was thinking of that too, about the car, and keeping them close so they don't bump around. i
'' be sure to keep all this in mind when the time comes for me to move them all thank you so much for all this :)

MajesticOtaking1 månad sedan#81475202Seconded that you should leave most, if not all, of your figures at home. Things could get stolen or broken, and you often have no idea who you'll be living with. It may be alright once you get to know your roommate and feel you can trust them, but it's still best to eliminate the chance for accidents by limiting how many collectibles you have. Consider just keeping one in-expensive favorite to keep on your desk or something, and have someplace you can put it away if people you don't know/trust might be coming and going in your dorm.
As for general moving advice, bubble wrap is going to be your friend, but you ought to consider keeping your boxes at least for more expensive figures. They are perfectly made to keep the figures safe during transportation, and they are the best way to ensure safety. Without them, though, I would just wrap them as carefully in bubble wrap as you can, and I would probably go overkill on them before boxing them. For my more fragile items that don't have boxes or can't easily be disassembled to fit in the box again, I will transport them in my car where I feel I have more control of them, rather than in the moving van where things could more easily fall over and get crushed.
I don't re-box things like Nendoroid and Figma (I just put them in ziplock bags and I've never had an issue), and I heavily wrap prize figures with no boxes in plastic shopping bags and bubble wrap and pack them together in the same box.
Following these method, the only breaks I've experienced happened during the disassembly process rather than transportation, and I've moved with figures three times. Be extra careful during disassembly!
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what do you mean by rotated? and yes that's true about going home unexpectedly. and i didn't know the rooms are inspected, that's something i'll have to think about. thank you for the response !!

Ellime1 månad sedan#81475203I wouldn't bring any big figures to college and I rotated my small collectibles so I never had more than two at college.
You never know when you might have to suddenly go home, like for a family emergency or what happened this year. I have tons of cookware, bedding, etc. stashed back at college right now that I can't access. If you live in a dorm the university can also kick you out with short notice and your room is regularly inspected (in case you don't want anyone to see).
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