Alternators "fish bowl" boxes

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  1. jfhiga

    jfhiga Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering if anyone knows some way to open the TFs Alternator "fish bowl" type boxes without destroying them, or at least preserving the box as much as possible.

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  2. Nightwind

    Nightwind Aka Dusty Bottoms.

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    I wedged a sharp pocket knife between the bubble and the cardboard and just kind of dragged all the way around until I could open it. You still lose part of the picture on the cardboard, but at least it's better than just ripping it off...
     
  3. TJOmega

    TJOmega The Plastic Addict Content Contributor

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    Same as most figures I open. I take a sharp knife and slash the bubble off as close to the cardboard as I can. If you want the box to retain it's fishbowl you can skip cutting the back side of it and open it like a clamshell.
     
  4. bouncing boy77

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    yup, same way i open my fishbowl-packed alts.
     
  5. jfhiga

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    But you slash just in the plastic of the bubble or in the glued area, between the bubble and the cardboard?

    Thanks for the answers so far.
     
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    TJOmega The Plastic Addict Content Contributor

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    Not the glued area, any way of removing that would rip up the box. Just where the glue ends, so the side of the knife's blade would be almost flat against the cardboard so you're only cutting the bubble.
     
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    You will not be cutting any plastic, it is best to use the slits for the plastic flaps as a guide line. Cut along there and leave the back or front side untouched, that way you can still display them in box if you choose to.
     

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