Question about Toy Storage - Humidity control

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  1. Mega-Prime

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    I'm looking around, trying to find out what range I should keep the humidity level for storing carded figures.

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    Right now, the room's sitting at about 45 - 50% humidity.

    Is this too high for carded figures?

    I have a dehumidifier in the basement running non-stop, but I may end up getting a small one for the upstairs guest/toy room for these humid summer days.
     
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    humidity is not good. it can warp the shit out of cards, but I dont think 40-50 percent is going to hurt them.
     
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    Years ago I had a bunch of BW carded figures & some of the cards got warped pretty bad, some were even water damaged just by the humidity. But that was under extreme conditions. I was in a basement appartment with no dehumidifier & no barometer to measure the humidy level.

    Now that I'm in my own house & have more control over the environment I just want to know the threshold so this doesn't happen again, especially now that I'm mostly into vintage G1 carded/boxed stuff.
     
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    40-50% should be fine. Humidity levels for storing your books would be desired to be between 50-60%, so 40-50% should be more than fine for toy packaging.
     

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