Advice on how to store / display Kinkeshi to avoid damage / melting?
Posted 16 September 2020 - 05:32 AM
I’ve noticed they have a tendency to “melt” or become deformed. Are there certain materials that specifically cause this type of damage when brought into contact with Kinkeshi? Are all types of Kinkeshi prone to melting.
I’m basically hoping somebody can hook me up with the basics of how to display / store my figures to avoid having them degrade or deform. I really know very little about the subject other than I’ve noticed some figures I have found in lots appear to have this kind of damage.
Another quick add on: are there different Kinkeshi materials? Are the standard eraser figures and the poppy figures different or need to be stored differently? Can they be stored together?
Thanks in advance. Brian
Posted 16 September 2020 - 07:21 AM
I don't have info on kinkeshi specifically, but for whatever it's worth:
I have a bunch of Transformers decoys. Some were on display on book cases that I made. The shelves are simple pine stained black. Those decoys had no issues.
Others were on display in an Ikea case. The shelves are some kind of pressed particle board. I don't know how material like that is finished. The black surface probably isn't regular paint. The decoys in that case became welded onto the surface. I don't know how long it took, the case has a glass door so I don't have to get in there to dust. When I discovered it I checked them all and they all had the same issue. I was able to get them unstuck. The decoys themselves didn't really appear to be damaged, but they left stained spots on the shelves.
All the decoys are in the same room, so it's not a matter of different environments affecting them in different ways. It is an attic without air conditioning, but I installed 2 ceiling fans and a window fan, so the air flow keeps it from getting any hotter than the outside air.
So I guess add this to the group knowledge. Some kinds of keshi may react negatively with pressed particle board.
Posted 16 September 2020 - 09:37 AM
We have covered this topic a lot over the years.
The short answer is that soft rubber figures like the original eraser rubber kinkeshi will melt certain hard plastics, such as the clear plastic capsules they originally came in, the Kinniku-colosseum, plastic shelves, etc. It is a chemical reaction.
The long answer can be found by doing a quick search in this forum for "melt" to pull up all the topics over the years.
Here are a few:
Not just toys, either, ha ha.
The figures themselves should be fine though. If melted plastic is stuck to them, it should just peel off.