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  1. mordecai6

    mordecai6 Mexi-con

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    Hey dudes! So I recently completely renovated my room including trying to make my collection way neater, and organized, in this attempt I bought a couple of Ikea's glass shelves but I've found them way too small and cumbersome. I can't display many big toys because the shelves are so small. Can anyone suggest other shelving units, keep in mind I want it to look as neat as possible.
     
  2. lilgreenlude93

    lilgreenlude93 Well-Known Member

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    If your talking about the Detolfs, I have a room full of them. They are great for displaying and have ran into the same problems as width and depth are concerned. If height is what you need then you can remove a shelf. I've also seen others stand a coulpe side by side and removing a glass side panel on each case. Most large things I just stick on top.
     
  3. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    get clear risers for inside the shelves as well, that way you can display a bunch of figures without it looking really crowded
     
  4. Phoenix Blaze

    Phoenix Blaze Brain Waster

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    Rather than glass cases, I have two Billy Bookcases from Ikea, and I use one shelf from each to display my Transformers. They're a good depth so I can have 2 or 3 ranks of toys and the height of the shelves can be adjusted.
     
  5. nellie131

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    yeah i have detolfs and a single billy, the billy cases come in different sizes too so you can mix and match them and even have corner units AND you can also put glass fronts on them even lighting.

    well you can at the ikea near me in the UK
     
  6. Sentinel

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    www.showcasedesigns.biz

    I have bought two of their "custom" cases (wider than normal) and I aboslutely love them. If you want to see what they look like, click on the "collection" link in my sig.

    EDIT: Their website isn't working anymore. If you really are interested, you can still find their phone number or just PM me and I'll give it to you.
     
  7. KING KONVOY

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    How big are the figures you are trying to display?
     
  8. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    Question related to this: will a Fort Max fit in a Detolf? I'm assuming not...
     
  9. Phoenix Blaze

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    I doubt there are many display cases that could fit a Fort. Max. You'd need to take away the bottom shelf or maybe even shelves of one of the more standard Ikea glass case. Fort Max. is the size of a young toddler!
     
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    Anyone got some examples of what clear risers can do with a transformer display?
     
  11. Th0r4z1n3

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    I don't know how large your collection is, but I've noticed that there's no way I could ever fit mine into something like those Ikea shelves. I used just simple glass shelves, and they're adjustable too.

    Here's a pic of my shelves, just glass and some simple shelving strips from the hardware store
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    and this is what risers can do for a display (although they are just upside down snap together plastic things that you put in your silverware drawer)
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    *okay okay no more self plugs... in this thread lol*
     
  12. KING KONVOY

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    I use plastic containers from the 99 cents store. There are different sizes & shapes & there are usually 3-6 in a pack.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    i used to buy those plastic spice racks that look like solid white steps for my gundams. it kinda made my gundams look like they are singing in a choir, but it does tidy up the shelf without cluttering it too much.

    they're inexpensive and you can paint them a different color.
    that should give you an idea of what the risers accomplish.
     
  14. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    I think the real question should be: Are there any cases that you can store a young toddler in? You know, so you can display your Transformers without having to worry...

    I'd prefer that method.
     
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    My carpet, is gonna get replaced soon, so until it is, all my TFs are in a plastic box!...well most of them, some are still on the shelf, but most are knocked over
     
  16. mordecai6

    mordecai6 Mexi-con

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    Wow thanks for all the suggestions. As for how big my collection it's 150 now. How big the figures are I'm talking wide ones like energon megatron but I also want the shadow and city commander trailers plus the g3 trailer so I need more width than height I think
     

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