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Dangers of UV Light on Funko Pop & Soda Figures

Dangers of UV Light on Funko Pop & Soda Figures

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Funko Pop and Soda figures have taken the world by storm, capturing the hearts of collectors and fans alike. With their unique designs and limited editions, these collectibles hold sentimental and monetary value. But did you know that the dangers of UV light can cause significant harm to your precious collection? In this article, we'll explore the importance of caring for your Funko Pop and Soda figures and how to protect them from UV damage.

How does UV light destroy collectible figures

UV light, or ultraviolet light, is a type of electromagnetic radiation that has shorter wavelengths than visible light. It is present in sunlight and some artificial light sources, such as fluorescent lamps and black lights. Exposure to UV light can be harmful to collectible figures, particularly those made of plastic, resin, or painted materials. There are several ways in which UV light can damage collectible figures:

  1. Fading and discolouration: UV light can cause the colours of a collectible figure to fade or discolour. This is because the light breaks down the chemical bonds in the pigments used in the paints or the coloured plastic, causing them to lose their vibrancy. This effect is most noticeable in bright colours, such as reds, blues, and yellows.

  2. Material degradation: Prolonged exposure to UV light can weaken the materials used in collectible figures, making them more susceptible to cracking, chipping, or warping. Plastics and resins may become brittle over time due to the UV light breaking down the polymers in the material. Paints and varnishes can also be affected, potentially causing them to peel or flake off.

  3. Yellowing: UV light can cause certain types of clear plastic materials, like acrylics or polycarbonates, to yellow over time. This is due to the UV radiation breaking down the chemical structure of the plastic, causing it to oxidize and change colour.

Why Caring for Your Pop and Soda Figures Matters

Caring for your Pop and Soda figures is crucial to preserving their value and maintaining their pristine condition. Potentially the biggest threats to these collectibles is UV light, which can cause fading, discolouration, and damage to glow-in-the-dark figures. Oh no!

Problems Arising from Not Protecting Glow-in-the-Dark Funko Pop and Soda Figures

Glow-in-the-dark figures are sensitive to UV light, and exposure can cause the glow-in-the-dark feature to deteriorate. Over time, this can significantly reduce the figure's appeal and value. To protect your investment, it's essential to shield these collectibles from harmful UV Light.

The Value of Using Our Funko Pop Protectors

At Pop Hard Case Canada, we understand the importance of keeping your Funko Pop and Soda figures in perfect condition. That's why we offer high-quality Hard Case Pop Protectors, premium soft Funko Pop protectors and  Soda Stands to safeguard your collection from UV damage and other potential hazards.

Hard Case Pop Protectors

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Our hard stack pop protectors provide the ultimate protection for your Funko Pop figures. Made from high-quality materials, these cases shield your collection from UV light, dust, and accidental damage. Plus, with their stackable design, these protectors allow for easy and space efficient storage. 

Not only do these protective cases preserve the condition of your figures, but they also contribute to maintaining their value. Collectors and enthusiasts alike understand the importance of protective cases for their prized possessions.

Soda Stands

Our Soda Stands are designed to display your Funko Soda figures and cans in an organized and visually appealing way. These stands not only enhance the presentation of your collection but also help protect your Soda figures from scratches and potential UV damage.




Protecting your Funko Pop and Soda figures from the dangers of UV light is essential to ensure the longevity and value of your collection. By investing in our Hard Case Pop Protectors, you'll have peace of mind knowing your collectibles are shielded from harmful UV rays and other potential hazards. Don't let your prized possessions fade away; give them the protection they deserve with Pop Hard Case products.