How quickly can sunlight discolor a toy or package?

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  1. Sepultron

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    So there's this auction on you-know-where for a MIB piece I've been trying to track down for a while. Everything looks really good. Not perfect, but really good. One potential problem: The seller took the item and the package OUTSIDE in direct sunlight (not to mention an unknown temperature) to photograph it. I'm not sure whether or not to be concerned. I doubt it could have been outdoors/exposed to sunlight for very long, but at the same time...??

    Anyone have any thoughts or experience with this?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Orodruin

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    I seriously doubt 5 minutes for a photo is going to do anything. Unless it's as humid as a sauna out there it should be fine.
     
  3. Razerwire

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    From what I've heard, the figure has to be in direct sunlight for quite a few hours before experiencing discoloration later... Could be wrong though...
     
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    I would ask the seller how long he had them out in the sun, and where he normally stores the items.

    I believe if its left in a room with lots of direct sunlight, I would think you would see some discoloration after a week or two ... depending on temperature and how sunny the days were.

    As a kid my TFs were left out on a 3 season porch with large glass windows. After a couple of summers my Metroplex was yellow ... no white left what so ever.
     
  5. Megatronwp38

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    is it just direct sunlight? What about just light coming in the window, but not direct rays?
     
  6. Nerd Bomber

    Nerd Bomber Consulting your needs

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    I dont think five minutes makes much of a difference personally. I've left TFs in a bright room for months with no problem.
     
  7. Chaos Muffin

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    You're fine. There's people that's taken their figs to the park in the sun to take some cool outdoor pics. They're figs hav'nt went through any changes.
     
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    I have figured on shelves that receive a little light every day from the slits in the curtains... No real effect, if any. However, I block all natural light from boxed figures.
     
  9. Aaron

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    It takes months of direct sunlight before anything will start yellowing. Even if he took a couple of days to do his photo-shoot you will be fine.
     
  10. LigerPrime

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    Yeah, I agree that it does take an extended amount of time for a toy to yellow. You should be safe if its only for a few mins of photo taking. The real issue is where the seller stores the toy.
     
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    I wonder if the thing the OP bought has discoloured since this thread was stored.
     
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    Damn this thread is from 2006.
     
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