I have loads of figures in all areas of the house, boxed up or displayed. For me, at least, the important thing is protecting them and keeping them inside the main living areas so they're "climate controlled" and not subject to funky smells, as opposed to keeping them stored in a garage, basement, attic, etc. For instance, all of my Hasbro MP's are bubble wrapped, boxed and stored in a closet. G1 figures, all boxed together and stored in another closet. But all of the new figures like the Hasbro Prime and Takara AM's, and FOC figures are currently out on display. Either in my curio or NIB around it. I'm probably at the more extreme end of preserving them, but I'm also a collector so I have a different idea on how to store or display them. Anyway, hope this helps!