How to store NIB toys with batteries?

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I collect a bit of everything, if its an interest to me, I will collect and display it. I am in the process of getting everything out displayed to be enjoyed, but a question came up which I am sure has been asked before. What to do with the NIB collectibles with batteries? Do I open the package and remove the batteries? Do I take my chances? I guess the question is really up to the person taking the risk, but is there a general consensus on this to follow?

A couple examples:

propel drones - They became so cheap I could not resist to purchase one to keep sealed in the box. Do I open the box, display packaging and remove the li-ion battery packs? It would no longer be considered NIB

FurReal Ultimate co-pilot Chewie
Legendary Jedi Master Yoda - Both of these have batteries installed for their demo store function. I would need to cut the seals and ties, open the box to remove the battery packs. Is it standard practice to do this?

Thanks in advance, I just would hate to see some of this stuff get ruined because of poor display habits.
 
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Don't

Remove the batteries if you can, or else you (or whoever you sell to) may need to do some repair.

EDIT: I think it is understood the MIB (Mint in Box) would understandably include this possibility, while NIB (New in Box) may need a disclaimer if it has been opened.
 
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Thanks everyone, I was leaning that way as well. Especially with lipo, imagine those could have a fire risk to them if left for long periods of time. It got me thinking after batteries exploded in a very expensive fenix flashlight. BTW white vinegar removes and cleans battery acid staining very well.
 
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If you still want to keep some AA/AAA batteries in various devices/electronics/collectibles, use Panasonic Eneloop as these don't leak.
 
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