How do you display your figures?

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  1. Shockwave9227

    Shockwave9227 I'm actually 16.

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    Do you put them in action poses or just have them stand, looking dull? I try to put them in a pose but it all depends on the space there is and do you organize each shelf like top is leader class and MPs or just put whatever figure in a random shelf?
     
  2. rattraprules98

    rattraprules98 AKA Chr0nus

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    Military line-up. Straight as can be... saves space...
     
  3. TwilightNero

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    Semi-both. Most are kinda posed, but still posed in ways that don't take up a lot of space.
     
  4. barrelks

    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    Well, now that my collection has outgrown the space, it is probably not a good time for me to answer what the current state of my collection display is. I would say when I did have room, slight action poses (since I didn't have all that much room to start with). For me, having them too spread out into different poses made it look more cluttered, and unless well planned sometime hindered me from displaying other pieces (kibble getting in the way). Usually it is just gun up, head tilted, legs a bit bent, waist pointing in tilted slightly in one direction or the other. This is unless I found a neat looking one knee pose in someone's feedback pics (did that with RTS Lugnut). I usually just browse the collection threads and look at the clean setups, and my default one is Jason Blue Boosts collection, nice and clean, but pretty straight forward poses.

    As far as larger figures, I like to use them as Anchors and centerpieces. 2010 Unicron in the center of one classics D-Con shelf, and hopefully FP Bruticus and Maketoys Devs anchoring either end of another D-Con shelf. I am a very symetrical person so my OCD must either have the display building up to something, or close to identical on both sides of the center. Guess that is another thing hurtint me from making too dynamical poses in it.
     
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    MidnightBliss Well-Known Member

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    In Tupperware bins. 12 bins and counting.
     
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    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    Combo. Some i have in poses some just standing. Like Drift is holding is two smaller swords in a kind of X pattern looking ready to fight and Blur is holding his big rifle by both handles looking like he is walking to a sniper post. Than for example my classic seeker just stand there to save space since i have to factor in the wings on the shelf.
     
  7. RedAlert Rescue

    RedAlert Rescue Banned

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    I have to many to display in any meaningful way the good stuff get put in shelving units or cabinets the mediocre gets stored in boxes I leave stuff out i'm currently interested in playing with and have some containers or draws for things I want revisit often like Perfect Effect fellas.

    I try to keep my Legends and Beast Wars, Animorphs & G1 mostly together and separate everything else is mixed up though especially post Energon where it's lost any sense of sensible display. I've got Star Wars Transformers, with Animated and Classics and Movie toys all together in a muddle.

    I either have to rotate it about if I decide I'm going to have a Beast Wars period or just live with it messy..

    Looking up one shelf has this lot on for example ;
    Henkei Grimlock, Clear Orange Protoform Starscream, Botcon Dirge, Red TM Cheetor, Botcon Banzaitron, a Quintesson executioner, SDCC Titanium 6" Skywarp X2, Skeletor, a n early 90's Aliens Cargo loader, Premium Blackout, Movie Voyager Evac, Movie Gears, Energon Battle Ravage sporting a stained Red weapons set (from Botcon), Videotape airazor, Transcanning Optimus & Bumblebee, a recent Star Wars Transformer Dropship, Henki Galvatron, Alternity Thundercracker a HOC PVC of Dirge, a Bull Alien, a KO Transforming Raptor, a large accessory from a Power Rangers Wildforce toy, a Fast food meal animated Megatron & a Patamon/Angemon Digimon toy.

    So as I said it's mixed up.

    Another Shelf has ; (deep breath) ; Masterpiece Grimlock, that Human Alliance Basic that looks like a Scrapmetal 'Thunderhead', Animated Leader Bulkhead, Energon Jetfire, Hatchet, Battle in a Box Ultra Magnus, HFTD Ravage, Botcon Sideswipe, a Rescue robots jetpack, Takara Cybertronian mode Ratchet, Movie Lugnut, Fistitron, Voayger Sentinel Prime, WFC Clifjumper, Freeco Speeder SW Transformer, Classics Scourge, Energon Inferno, Superlink Inferno, Superlink Inferno Volt X2, HFTD Deluxe Ironhide, TF Cybertron Armorhide, 3 different colours of SW Transformers Droid Tanks, HFTD Terradive, Movie Scout Skystalker, PCC Leadfoot, Takara Beast Wars Red Howlinger (or whatever his name is), RTS Perceptor, CBV Powerglide, Classics Dinobot, SW Darth Vader X1 Tiefighter, Rescue Bots Bumblebee, Human Alliance Sandstorm, RTS Optimus Prime, Classics Ultra Magnus (not armoured up) Fanprojects trailer in trailer mode, Classics Smokescreen, Henkei Thundercracker, That british police helicopter (forgot the name), Darkmount, Classics Dlx Prime, 6" Titanium Optimal Optimus, Hftd Ratchet, Voyager DOTM Movie Prime and the repaint, Bumblebee cyberverse playset, Deepdive, Galaxy Force Landmine (I forget his japanese name at the moment) Titanium war within Megatron, a couple of arc 170 Transformers and two tubs of assorted stuff like Legends and Gi Joe.
     
  8. UltimusPrime

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    I have a few shelves with them on them. I am running out of room though!
     
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    Grimlock_13 Rattrap Teabag

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    Don't have enough room for all of them to be in poses, though that would be preferable.

    I otly organize them by series. Though a couple shelves are a combination. All my Beasts are ogether whether they're Beast Wars, Beast Machines, RiD or Universe. My RiD shelf likewise has Universe repaints and Vehicons. Also Minicons are spread out through the Armada, Energon and Cybertron shelves. I have a shelf for my Combiners and a icelaneus Prime/ Megatron shelf. Otherwise it's pretty straightforward.
     
  10. hardreturn

    hardreturn Ian Reid

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    click the sig pic…i have a few shelves.

    i feel the need to pose them. can't have them all static.
     
  11. and2ng

    and2ng Examples, Stupid!

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    Space is limited but I do prefer poses. So what I did as an alternative was to display them in a "straight-ish" sort of way. You know, like turning the head in another direction, lifting the arm slightly or bending the legs. Stuff like that just to break the monotony of the "standing-at-attention" poses.
     
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    Brainchild Dark Flame Master

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    I usually have enough space to have everything in poses.
     
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    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    Autobots vs Decepticons standing off. Action poses. Guns drawn. Spike waving "Hi". Separated by Seasons (pre-post TFTM).

    Collection videos are in my YouTube channel, link below.
     
  14. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Sadly, right now this is the story of my collection. One of the main reasons is that I'm waiting on some furniture and such to rearrange the room my collection is in. I moved much of my collection to our new home this past January, so I figured it would be easier to see how the furniture would work out when I get it as opposed to having to pack the collection back up again.

    Typically, though, I've enjoyed dioramas and action poses. Dioramas can get messy looking very quickly though. The same with action poses if each figure is really trying to compete with another for attention. I do tend to put Decepticons on one side and the Autobots fighting them off on another. Sometimes, I'll devote a shelf space to a single faction, too.

    I gotta say, there are some great displays and arrangements in our Collections Showcase Forum and our Collections Gallery showcases some member collections as well. /plug
     
  15. barrelks

    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    I do like the poses (and your sleep prime, damn I need to get that eventually). You are able to keep it nice and clean. Great display.

    Problem is mine turns into a clusterf-bomb since I really got into Wreck-gars, and "needed" most classics and their Henkei counterparts. Just gets too messy if I made them pose as well as yours (or I would need one hell of a lot more shelfspace.
     
  16. hardreturn

    hardreturn Ian Reid

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    i'm sure if i had a more robust collection i'd be in the same boat. it's always a balance…volume vs display.
     
  17. AMG

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    About 15% of them are posed due to space constraints, the rest are standing lifeless.
     
  18. barrelks

    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    Yea, but you sure did go for quality. Which more than makes up for quantity.

    To the OP, as Supersquad said, the collection showcase is probably the best place to look. Some people on here really put some time, money, creativity into their displays and they look amazing.
     
  19. unicron nemesis

    unicron nemesis Collector + Photographer

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    My G1 collection's more or less static (can't expect much from them anyway)

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    More contemporary collection like the Classics are displayed in more dynamic poses. They are given added articulation and I intend to make good use of them. Having said that, space's running out so I'll have to rearrange yet again. (No updated pic at the moment)
     
  20. indie

    indie Guns! More guns!

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    Those with one guns: Either aiming somewhere or kneeling with the gun arm raised (before-action pose)
    (Best works with Armorhide, Sandstorm etc)

    With two guns: Either both guns pointing two sides with the head looking one side (die de die! pose) or aiming to one side and holding the other gun up.
    (Best works with Brawn, Highbrow, old voyager Ironhide...)

    Ones with two arm swords or knives: Standing straight in a heroic position, head tilted to one side, swords pointing forward-down with both arms slightly angled.
    (Works good for Sideswipe, Rotf Optimus, Long Haul...)

    Ones with handheld melee weapons: Holding one weapon in an angled defensive position in front of him, other in the side ready to slash/stab the opponent.
    (That's how my Skystalker and Banzaitron standing, i think Mindwipe also would look cool in that pose)
     

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