Out of shelf space? Get some thumb tacks!

Discussion in 'Transformers Collection Showcase' started by cbff, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. cbff

    cbff Destroyer of Botcon

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    That's what I did. :D 

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    Movie:

    The Movie Starscream mold is the easiest to hang. The thumb tack rests right where his thighs meet in plane mode. You can even tilt the plane to give it a dynamic flight look and it will stay in that position!

    Voyager Megatron's have a hole where the waist locks into the torso, so that's where the thumb tack goes there.

    Blackout uses 2 tacks that fit in between each arm and his torso.

    Incinerator uses 1 that fits in the front landing gear bay.

    The cyclops clones each use 1 that fits in between the feet and hooks on the top one.

    Thrust's fits in his landing gear bay.

    Unicron Trilogy:

    Armada Starscream mold works easiest. Requires 2 tacks per jet that lock in behind his elbows.

    Scorponok locks in with 2 each using the parallel bars on his claws that move. The tacks fit right in between them, spacing affects how far the claws pull away from the torso.

    Cyclonus is a pain in the ass. Using 2 each, it's a bit risky, you can slide them into his shin gun holes. It doesn't hook, because of the angle of his foot, but the leverage of the rest of his body does hold him in place.

    Buzzsaw remold was the worst. He's using 5 tacks. 2 the same way was Cyclonus, but with 2 right above his toes and 1 underneath the trigger so he can't lean back and pull away from the wall.

    Thrust uses 1 each, slides in between one of his legs and his center neck flap. Could use 2 to ensure a straight fit, but 1 is close enough.

    Cybertron Jetfire mold. On his legs, there are a set of ridges. Using those and 3 tacks, I mounted 2 next to each other on the bottom ridges for balance and 1 on the top ridge to lock him in.

    Cybertron Thundercracker uses 3 each. 2 for balance on the bottom using 1 on each side of his arm, then 1 locks on top of the tabs on the bottom of the cockpit snugly.

    Energon Starscream very similar to Cybertron Thundercracker.

    I've had my figures this way for a week, and none have fallen. I've experimented with Cybertron Wing Sabre and Movie 1 Leader Megatron, but neither have good spots on them to hang with.

    Perhaps I'll get some ceiling hooks and string for them next? :D 

    Oh yeah, I do notice the missiles missing on Thundercracker and G1 Starscream on the movie side. They were in a tote full of Minicons before I got this idea, so I gotta empty the tote and go fishing for them.
     
  2. Rattrap

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    Dang, that is AWESOME!!! Finally a good way to display the Decepticon legions
     
  3. b.winn1

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    very cool i might just do it thanks and do you think it will put any ware on them
     
  4. thenatureboywoo

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    That's pretty ballzy. I couldn't do that. I'd be afraid of waking in the middle of the night with all my TF's broken on the floor. It is a cool setup however.
     
  5. cbff

    cbff Destroyer of Botcon

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    I don't think any wear will form. Like I said, the only one's that really worry me are Armada Cyclonus and his repaints. Otherwise everything else fits nice and firm for the most part.
     
  6. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    yah i agree with my partner id be afraid of discovering a decepticon massacre
     
  7. Rhapsody_Prime

    Rhapsody_Prime ...such Heroic Nonsence.

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    I agree with the peanut gallery here as well. While your set up looks amazing (kudos for that!!), the chance of broken toys make the kid in me want to cry. Actually, it makes the adult in me want to cry too!!

    End of Line
     
  8. process

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    Nice solution! Lepidopterist much?
     
  9. OptimistPrime

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    Hmmm, I wonder how many people had to Google Lepidopterist . . .
     
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    red armada thrust on wall *panics*

    still wickid setup
     
  11. tomagnus

    tomagnus question the answers

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    cool idea!! looks pretty slick!! the walls at my place could never handle this, damn horse hair plaster.. I would fear a mass TF suicide.
     
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    wow thats gotta be a old house lol.
     
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    That's awesome. Kudos sir. I'd be terrified of them falling off though.
     
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    Soo not what I thought it was...
     
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    That looks pretty cool, man. I'd be more concerned about my walls than my toys breaking though.. unless they're hung 30ft in the air and you have a concrete floor, I don't see them breaking even if one fell.

    Nice display. Very unique.
     
  17. bigkid24

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    Yep, another vote of cool set up but worried for the safety of the toys. Maybe if they had more than one thumbtack on them.

    Hmmmm actually the more I think about it the more I think this is sort of like people putting up carded figures on the wall with thumbtacks. OH well, nice originality in your display.
     
  18. kiyoshioni

    kiyoshioni The Knife

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    Ah, you beat me to it.
     
  19. shigeoj24

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    looks tacky
     
  20. ORIO

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    Beat me to it too. First thing I thought of. Buncha butterflys pinned down.

    Zing!
     

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