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Old nendos... should I pull the trigger?Old nendos... should I pull the trigger?Ask MFC

CrimsonVelvetCrimsonVelvet10 days ago
Hi MFC!!

I come here to ask for help. I´m fairly new to this hobby (the preorders and wished items do add up quickly lol), so there are tons of stuff I´m not familiar with. One of those is... time and figures.

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So, there was this amazing Nendoroid of a character I like a lot (hilarious, I didn´t even like Nendos the first time I saw them and now I´m dying to get a few), buuut (there is always a "but", isn´t it?) she is old. Like, 2011-2013 old.

Thing is, I´ve read here and in Reddit that old nendos suffer from... well, just like us lol they suffer from age. Especially if their entire existence was spent inside a box. Something about the plasticizer evaporating, thus making the plastic brittle, and in case it didn´t get proper ventilation, it may end up sticking over the figure.

The stickiness I think can be removed with soap and warm water, right? But what about its joins breaking? Should I just forget about her? View spoilerHide spoilerhttps://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/886433517817434143/893550535133777960/image5.jpg I mean, some Nendos seem to be good to set and forget, but she has quite interesting poses, so that´s important too.

Are there any other problems I should take into account? Ofc, besides the aftermarket value (which is like 2.5x times its original price, or 70usd, but at this point waiting for a release is pretty much in vain View spoilerHide spoilerhttps://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/886433517817434143/893551923960107058/unknown.png
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Thanks in advance for your help!
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Akiza8 days ago#102451605I have some pre100 nendos, and while they can be delicate it is no worse than newer nendos which I break more often. Bathing them is super easy too. I say go for it.
Honestly the biggest issue is like neck joints breaking, but you can buy a bundle of 10 for a couple bucks from ChibiChopShop

U make it sounds like it´s not big deal. Awesome. Sadly, I took too long and she got sold to someone else U.U
8 days ago
I have some pre100 nendos, and while they can be delicate it is no worse than newer nendos which I break more often. Bathing them is super easy too. I say go for it.

Honestly the biggest issue is like neck joints breaking, but you can buy a bundle of 10 for a couple bucks from ChibiChopShop
8 days ago
lesser-robot-cat9 days ago#102434645They pose pretty easily. I live in a generally warm climate (my room is usually 80 degrees), so plastic tends to be a little bit soft here. I wouldn't mess with them much in the dead of winter, because plastic can become more brittle when it's cold. Heat! I don't know why I didn't think about that!! Perhaps using the hair dryer would help
9 days ago
CrimsonVelvetAre they easy to pose tho? the old ones? or are they easily to break?

They pose pretty easily. I live in a generally warm climate (my room is usually 80 degrees), so plastic tends to be a little bit soft here. I wouldn't mess with them much in the dead of winter, because plastic can become more brittle when it's cold.
9 days ago
View spoilerHide spoilerlesser-robot-cat10 days ago#102403128Stickiness varies from figure to figure. I've got a handful of pre-300 Nendoroids that are just as un-sticky as new ones. I've got one pre-300 body that needs a rinse once a year or so, but is otherwise just fine. And I've got some 1990s prize figures that might as well be coated in glue because the stickiness never comes off. (Also a ton of 1980s dolls and figurines with no stickiness whatsoever.) Hmm so it´s a matter of luck as well. It doesn't seem to be that problematic the whole stickiness thing. Are they easy to pose tho? the old ones? or are they easily to break?

View spoilerHide spoilerAtsunome10 days ago#102403109I have plenty of old Nendoroid, and so far only one of them has had any real problem (stickiness is a relatively easy fix). My Megurine Luka’s neck joint did break, but that’s because she’s a REALLY old Nendoroid number 93 I believe). All of the ones which are in the 200s have been fine for me.
Oh so I shouldn´t worry much then. Thanks a lot!!!

View spoilerHide spoilerJasurim9 days ago#102403282I feel like you should be fine, just go for it.
I bought a sealed nendo from 2011 in 2016/17 ITEM #61331. She was perfectly fine. Her head was sticky and I wiped it down, sadly didn't go away from just that. I then gave up and eventually the sticky head issue just went away on its own over time lol. I know it's been a few more years since then, but I can't imagine there being much of an issue. I think you'd only really have to start to worry with the much older models. Like others have said, even if joints are an issue, you can get replacements. The only thing you'll get is the stickiness. But just give it a wipe down.

Hmm alright then, it seems the general consensus is: go for it! haha thanks!!

View spoilerHide spoilerbutza939 days ago#102403385Stickiness is a problem with any figure - whether it has waited years in the box or has been displayed in the vitrine for a long time, at some point the plasticizer will want to escape from the plastic. If the stickiness gets out of hand, the figure gets a bath in warm soapy water. After that, the figure feels like new.
Last year I bought ITEM #57272. She was new and unopened for many years so she was very sticky. I could easily washed off her goo without any problems.

If stickiness is the only problem, then I guess Im worrying to much haha thanks!!
9 days ago
Stickiness is a problem with any figure - whether it has waited years in the box or has been displayed in the vitrine for a long time, at some point the plasticizer will want to escape from the plastic. If the stickiness gets out of hand, the figure gets a bath in warm soapy water. After that, the figure feels like new.
Last year I bought ITEM #57272. She was new and unopened for many years so she was very sticky. I could easily washed off her goo without any problems.
9 days ago
I feel like you should be fine, just go for it.
I bought a sealed nendo from 2011 in 2016/17 ITEM #61331. She was perfectly fine. Her head was sticky and I wiped it down, sadly didn't go away from just that. I then gave up and eventually the sticky head issue just went away on its own over time lol. I know it's been a few more years since then, but I can't imagine there being much of an issue. I think you'd only really have to start to worry with the much older models. Like others have said, even if joints are an issue, you can get replacements. The only thing you'll get is the stickiness. But just give it a wipe down.
9 days ago
Stickiness varies from figure to figure. I've got a handful of pre-300 Nendoroids that are just as un-sticky as new ones. I've got one pre-300 body that needs a rinse once a year or so, but is otherwise just fine. And I've got some 1990s prize figures that might as well be coated in glue because the stickiness never comes off. (Also a ton of 1980s dolls and figurines with no stickiness whatsoever.)
10 days ago
I have plenty of old Nendoroid, and so far only one of them has had any real problem (stickiness is a relatively easy fix). My Megurine Luka’s neck joint did break, but that’s because she’s a REALLY old Nendoroid number 93 I believe). All of the ones which are in the 200s have been fine for me.
10 days ago
Skeptic10 days ago#102403099Well, stickiness might be a non issue. I had an olde nendo who, even with soaking for literal days and scrub scrub scrubbing, was still sticky. You definitely don't need to treat them like porcelain lol. They're plastic.
Hahah yes, it's just that the idea of messing up the paint also seems terrible. Besides, i guess im kinda traumatized by the posts saying their pegs broke from their old nendos (not so much worried about the head, but rather the arms).

warmkaito10 days ago#102403103just make sure to use a gentle soap, gentle scrubbing & soak them - you may have to repeat it a few times & you dont have to be too careful, just specifically with the faces
Hmmm seems interesting. It does sound like its gonna be annoying. Gotta prepare for the worst and expect the best
10 days ago
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