I need some advice (regarding collection)

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  1. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    So I've got numerous boxes of stuff. All of this stuff is sorted by generation, etc...

    Box 1: Classics, newer MISC stuff bought during lul between late Cyb/Classics and movie stuff
    Box 2: Movie stuff
    Box 3: Armada/Energon/Cybertron. Also has what little BM I bought
    Box 4: Cybertron, BWN MIB and Magmatron's box
    Box 5: Beast Wars
    Box 6: Alts/20th Prime
    Box 7: Reissues/ChoroQ Megs
    Box 8: Micromaster combiners
    Box 9: Bionicles, a few KOs
    Box 10: Blok Bots
    Box 11: Old display, Not G1/Alts
    Box 12: Brave and Brave KOs
    Box 12/13: Paperwork (12 is a 24 pack beer box, 13 is a shoe box)

    Not to mention everything else I've got stashed one place or another...

    I think I've got too much... Larger boxes are kept above the garage, other boxes are stashed somewhere...

    I know something needs to go, but I'm not too sure what... I think selling everything that doesn't have sentimental value (stuff I got at last Christmas with my grandpa, stuff like that) seems a bit overboard...

    So does anyone have any tips on how I should decide what to keep and what to get rid of? It's really getting to the point where I can't solve this alone.
     
  2. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    Decide what you definitely don't want to get rid of, what you're not sure of and what you definitely don't need/want. Get rid of it in reverse order.
     
  3. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    That almost makes too much sense...

    Now does anyone have any advice on getting free boxes? (usps.com always shows up as 'sold out')
     
  4. nectarsis

    nectarsis I have ZAZZZZZZZZZ

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    you could sell me the BW, and Brave toys :) 

    I just ordered a buch of boxes off of USPS.com...no problems
     
  5. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Brave stays. No question.

    About the boxes... When do they restock? Every time I go on to order some, they're sold out...
     
  6. EvaUnit13

    EvaUnit13 REBUILD

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    If you don't care who used them, some warehouse-like stores like Sam's Club and Costco sometimes have free boxes somewhere in the store
     
  7. nectarsis

    nectarsis I have ZAZZZZZZZZZ

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    Not sure on the restock...maybe it's a regional thing (different wharehouses)...I have made 2-3 orders recently...never a problem...wish I could help more
     
  8. Chosen

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    Bleh, can't say I'd recommend that method (Sam's Club/Costco) myself. Many of those boxes will be useless thanks to moisture or due to the type of box they are as well (trays and ones with perforated parts for display).

    Generally, I just pick up some boxes directly from the post office. Stocks of those boxes, especially their smallest and those shoebox ones, tend to disappear promptly, but I used to go by there often enough to secure what I needed. Be careful to avoid the Flat Rate boxes, marked with red starbursts. Flat Rate shipping is going to be double non-FR Priority unless you're shipping heavy or diecast stuff.

    As an alternative, taking apart and reassembling one of those boxes inside-out can be useful to avoid the slightly higher Priority cost over First Class, but it's less helpful with the postage hike.
     
  9. SydneyY

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    I am thinking of getting rid of some toys, but the ones I don't need, others don't, either :( 

    As for the boxes, isn't it possible to get some from corner shop or something? I am sure they have some clean, sturdy boxes.
     
  10. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Those boxes at the PO are free? Damn... I was just there like yesterday...

    Syd, welcome to the same boat I'm on...
     
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    If you need help deciding send everything to me and I will sort them.
     
  12. Chosen

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    Some of them, yes. Any of the boxes with loads of USPS logos and such are freebies. The more plain ones will cost you, and you don't want to make a mistake or get busted, haha.
     
  13. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Damn. I could have had plenty of free boxes when I was there...

    I'm sure there'll be a next time, though.
     
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    I'd steer clear of boxes, personally. There are tons of Rubbermaid-style bins in various sizes and price ranges that would offer your collection a more secure environment to 'live' in. Here's mine:
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    Good call!:thumb 

    Here are my Braves! Same story with storing them in the bins. Just checked on them recently and all is well.
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    He wants boxes to mail those bad boys he doesn't plan on keeping. :) 
     
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    I was addressing the first post, but quoted another, which was confusing - sorry. Whatever he plans to keep is likely his favorite or most treasured pieces, and needs better storage than boxes, IMO.
     
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    you can have your pic of all kinds of boxes, including transformer boxes, just walk around wal-mart late at night when theyre stocking and take your pic
     
  18. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    I have 2 tubs, but they're preoccupied with Legos and K'nex... I should probably move those to the basement or something and give the TFs and such a better place to stay...

    As for the boxes of stuff, they're all in the house (not the garage, not the basement, but the house) so I'm not too worried as of yet.
     
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    Roanstalker Great Baan Gaan fan

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    Thats a heck load of Braves there Ams. Wish I had that many.
     
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    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    This is about the 3rd time I've seen those pics and they still amaze me...
     

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