So, three years ago now I left my long-term girlfriend. She'd been quite controlling, and despite knowing of my passion for Transformers, refused to support me and didn't let me buy any (with my own money - but that's another story, involving my testicles and a small box). So, of course, when I left her, I went and bought a fair few more Transformers, and displayed them all proudly in my room, a defiant gesture towards my old life. Eventually, however, I started to realise that I may have a few too many. Just for display purposes, mind - you can never have too many Transformers (I don't think I need help or anything - collecting toys is a perfectly healthy hobby ;-) ). Okay, so I only had 130 in my room - whilst that's not many by a lot of standards on here, it was a significant improvement to my own collection - but they presented three problems. Firstly, keeping them clean was a nightmare - I was losing an hour every week trying to dust the damned things. Secondly, I was only renting one room, and it was looking seriously cluttered. And thirdly... women. Now, I'm never going to let a woman tell me what I can and can't be interested in ever again, BUT I figured that when I was inviting a girl back to my place for the first time, I probably shouldn't freak her out by taking her to my room and then seducing her whilst being watched by 130 plastic robots. (And just to make things worse, I was sleeping in a bunk bed. But I digress...) So when I did get a girl, I ended up hiding all but a couple of them, and, my gods, that took time. And I quickly realised that if I ever randomly pulled again, there was no way I'd be able to make a girl wait outside whilst I attempted to hide my collection - she'd die of exposure before I was done. So, even though I've now bought a house, and I have plenty more room, I still don't want all my Transformers out, for the two reasons that they're annoying to clean, and they could scare away potential new girlfriends. That said, I'm not putting them all away, mind - I've got a nice, glass display case in my study, which is holding the cream of my collection. I'm not entirely hiding my Transfan side. Just now it looks a little (well, relatively) more respectable. The question I have, though, is what do I do with the rest of them? I want to keep the rest of my Transformers, since I'll get them out and play with them again from time to time. (Of course, when I say "play", I do mean "admire in a mature manner". Of course. ;-) ) But I don't want them to suffer from any sort of damage whilst in storage. It's probably inevitable that things will just... go, but I want to minimise it if I can. My original thoughts had been to store my toys in the loft, since that's where I was keeping some of the more fragile, older ones anyway. But having recently taken a look at the older ones, I was aghast to discover that some damage had occurred. Most notably, Powermaster Optimus Prime's grey bits have gone green. Now I don't know if this is anything to do with being kept in the loft, where it experienced extremes of temperature in both directions, or whether the plastic was just dodgy, but I want to try and stop this kind of thing from happening again. So, yeah, what I want to know is: What do I do with my Transformers such that, when I come to get them out and look at them again in a few weeks'/months'/years' time, they're still in good condition? Thanks in advance for any advice, and well done for making it through my ramble.