Cleaning Minis with a Magic Eraser - Visuals included!

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Postby Hoodrat_jedi » Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:12 pm

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Postby Shoriyuken » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:11 am

This is a very nice tip for all the mini fans. I'll definitely do this to my minis. Thanks for the tip!
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Postby wlewis1976 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:29 pm

I have used a magic eraser to take off marks on Pops a few times and somehow it does well taking off the marks without damaging the paint in the Pop. I even got it to work on the older ones like Hodor and Ygritte.

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Postby ugagerman » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:26 pm

Thanks for the tips!

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Postby Popsonpopsonpops_ » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:45 am

I actually just received a toy story alien PSH yesterday that had a few smudges on his face! This magic eraser tip sounds like it might be just the thing I need to get rid of them!
Thanks for the suggestion!

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Postby rexflexall » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:58 am

Great tips!

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Postby jesusunzueta89 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:19 pm

I need more Marvel Minies at my desk
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Postby leofunko » Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:26 am

Thanks for this suggestion! I have a Vaulted OOB Belle that has some smudges on her face, I'll give this a try and hopefully she gets to looking a little better!

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Postby Boymom4 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:25 am

I'm not sure how I missed this thread, but just used a magic eraser for some spots here and there on my minis and a few out of box pops. Thanks for the insight, it definitely helped clean them up a bit :)

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Postby Lutzo1 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:59 pm

Noctu wrote:Hello! I don't know about the rest of you, but I am a very visual person (especially when it comes to doing things that I am mildly afraid may completely and utterly destroy something I am rather fond of… I guess I like proof). I did some sleuthing through the forums and multiple times the ability of magic erasers to help clean spots on pops were mentioned, but I was really hoping to see some imagery. Either I am a lousy detective (possible) or I just never clicked the right link but I finally had to take the plunge and just try it for myself.

The setup: I bought a lot of horror mystery minis off of eBay, and was all excited when they arrived. Upon opening them, however, I was mildly horrified (oh the drama of it all). The vast majority of them had escaped their bubble wrap and were having a little too much fun in a mosh pit of careless abandon. Lots of little paint transfer spots were decorating the minis and I was not exactly a happy addict. And so, for anyone else who might be curious (or a chicken like I was lol) here is how it went for me.

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My minis were all smooshed together. Eek! Also, you can see the paint coming off on the eraser, plus the shriveled mass that was left over after working with it.

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I just gently rubbed at the spots enough to either remove completely or minimize the spots/lines/weird marks. Some areas were way more noticeable (like Chucky was practically rocking some age spots on his youthful dome) and others were harder to spot casually but I'm particular.
(Spots: Chucky's face & Jumper, Leatherface's Face & Eyes and all over his back from head to toe, Hannibal's Eye, jacket, & pants, and all over his backside, Spaulding's Jacket)

TLDR: Ultimately, as long as you're not overly vigorous, using a Magic Eraser is a pretty safe route to go for those minor spots that need a little TLC.


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Postby funkosundae » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:43 pm

That is what sharing info is all about, good job!! Love the visuals.

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Postby jjb11590 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:03 pm

jenjen wrote:Interesting and good to know, thanks.



Yeah...a GREAT tip!

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Postby evrythngzen » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:29 pm

Thank you so much for this thread. I had no idea you could use those and I am sure they work better than my slightly damp rag that doesn't really help. LOL I am mostly trying to clean off dust though....soooo much dust.

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Postby Pop_A_Razzi » Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:14 pm

this is Genius!!!! im so excited to start buffing away
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Postby FunkoMeansFun » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:37 pm

Great idea :hello1: Thanks for sharing :) . :freddy3:
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Postby supertoygiant » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:44 pm

Great idea and thanks for the visuals.
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Postby A-Okay » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:13 pm

Thanks for posting this! I have some items that have the same thing going on! Very informative :D
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Postby AnyGivenFunko » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:18 am

Thanks for the info. I will need to try this. I have a few minis that need cleaning.
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Postby FuegoGlorious » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:44 pm

Very nice, have some marks on mine ill have to see if they come off
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Postby franzsy0519 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:30 pm

Just noticed a few of my minis with marks from bumping off of each other, will definitely give this a try!
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Postby A-Okay » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:23 am

Used the magic eraser on some OOB Pop!s I purchased and they look good as new. Took all the scuffs/paint transfer off. Thanks for the info!
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Postby archieb » Mon May 06, 2019 12:17 am

Sweet, thanks for the tip and the visuals!
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Postby FerrisGuy3 » Mon May 06, 2019 7:49 am

Wow. Never thought of this. Thanks for the tip
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Postby Harrenhal » Wed May 08, 2019 6:17 pm

Thank you for this, just tried it and it worked wonders! Saved me buying replacements! :)

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Postby Shalee04 » Wed May 08, 2019 6:54 pm

I LOVE magic erasers.they really do work well on pops and minis and walls. Hehee
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Postby funkepops » Thu May 16, 2019 2:51 am

I love the before and after pictures of this! Thank you for taking the time for this guide!!
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Postby Hawkeye_13 » Sat May 18, 2019 3:57 pm

Great advice! I'm trying it on some of mine!

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Postby nightbodega » Sun May 26, 2019 12:18 pm

Never would of thought of this. I have a piece of Magic Eraser somewhere in my garage. Will give it a try.

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Postby nightbodega » Sun May 26, 2019 12:20 pm

Excellent job on the visual. Thanks for sharing.

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Postby Thepopninja » Thu May 30, 2019 1:07 pm

Oh man I really have to try this. looks like it works great. Might try it on some older pops as well.
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Postby Rantt » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:28 pm

Finally managed to buy a magic eraser and it does work. But one of the pops that I tried cleaning.. End up using too much force and the colour was rub off.. So make sure use the exact strength to run!
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Postby supertoygiant » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:43 am

Rantt wrote:Finally managed to buy a magic eraser and it does work. But one of the pops that I tried cleaning.. End up using too much force and the colour was rub off.. So make sure use the exact strength to run!



That has always been my fear, I usually just dust them off with a spray can duster then rinse them in warm soapy water and dry them with a towel.
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Postby nightbodega » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:51 pm

Rantt wrote:Finally managed to buy a magic eraser and it does work. But one of the pops that I tried cleaning.. End up using too much force and the colour was rub off.. So make sure use the exact strength to run!


Thank you for letting us now your take on the magic eraser.

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Postby Rantt » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:26 pm

nightbodega wrote:
Rantt wrote:Finally managed to buy a magic eraser and it does work. But one of the pops that I tried cleaning.. End up using too much force and the colour was rub off.. So make sure use the exact strength to run!


Thank you for letting us now your take on the magic eraser.

No problem at all! Hope tat helps!
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Postby Nellekeller » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:53 am

I use Magic Eraser on my TRU display Freddy too. It works great!

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Postby YeetGrimes » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:11 am

Wow! This is very useful! Thanks for sharing! My Mini collection is slowly growing thanks to It.
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Postby thefunkohunko » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:36 pm

Thank you so much for this visual! I have trouble sometimes opening some with scuffs on it and not knowing what to do out of fear of the paint coming off.
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Postby Decepticog72283 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:23 pm

Any one know if this works on pint size hereos? Ive got few that have some scuffs that I'd like to clean up. Not sure what kind of differences there are btween mystery minis and pint size heroes...
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Postby Neuron » Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:40 am

Thank you for the tips!!!!!
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Postby Neuron » Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:41 am

Rantt wrote:Finally managed to buy a magic eraser and it does work. But one of the pops that I tried cleaning.. End up using too much force and the colour was rub off.. So make sure use the exact strength to run!

Hi where did u get those magic eraser????
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