Packing up my collection....

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  1. Blackstar

    Blackstar Aaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! TFW2005 Supporter

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    With the onset of our baby and because we're running out of room in our house...I'm going to be packing up my collection and turning my Transformer room/office into an office/sewing room (the wife sews).

    What is the best way to store all my TF's? Except for 1 or 2, they are all out of the box.

    Pics are soon to come in the collections forum of my collection right before I started breaking it down.
     
  2. .SentinelPrime Is Dead.

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    I dont know if its the best way, but being that Ive moved a lot in the past 5 years, and I havent had a break yet. I would try my method.

    Go get a couple of those big plastic crates (the ones at either target or wal- mart) once you have the crate. lay some old clothes in it. then place your transformers on the clothes.. (make sure your transformer is in a mode that cant get a part snapped or something. the once you have a few transformers in there. lay some more old clothes on top of them for cushion. then lay somemore on top of them..

    The heaviest should go on the bottom. and the lightest should go on top.

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. ams

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    I've got mine individually in Ziplock bags, then inside cardboard boxes, then cardboard boxes in these. Safe and sound!
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Liokaiser

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    Wow, Ams that's impressive packaging.
     
  5. SamiWCP

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    When I moved, I transformed all the figures into a mode that wouldnt jut out or get broken, then wrapped them in tissue paper, placed inside a ziplock bag, and then put into a box and carefully transported in the front of my car..
     
  6. MegaPrime33

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    Mine is similar to AMS but I dont put them in cardboard boxes; just ziplock bags, and i put their accessories in a small twist tie bag in the ziplock so it's all together, and then in the rubbermaid bins. Seems to work out great.
     
  7. Backscatter

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    I had to move my collection once, it was about 1/3 the size then. I had movers boxes and bubble paper. Worked well. Only G1 Whirl had a slightly bent antenna. :) 
     
  8. Robogeek28

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    Yeah I pretty much do the same thing with mine.
     
  9. Prowl2000

    Prowl2000 Keep it sealed TFW2005 Supporter

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    if you go with the rubbermaid boxes you might want to think about getting some of those silicon packets that are put to keep things dry.
     
  10. Aberration

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    There's an interesting discussion going on at alt.toys.transformers that's talking about the exact same thing. It sounds like Ziplocs are alright for short-term, but not long-term storage... Read more HERE
     
  11. MegaPrime33

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    Acid huh? I've had mine in bags for a few years now and none of them have yellowed. Maybe I'm lucky?
     
  12. kllrwlf

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    1. Transform figure to the best compact mode
    2. Wrap in bubblewrap
    3. Put in zip lock bags
    4. Put accessories in a seperate zip lock bag
    5. Put zip lock bags in small box
    6. Tape box and label box
    7. Put all the little boxes in a plastic container

    Done! :) 

    Lucky for me, I work in a warehouse so I can get whatever box sizes I need and bubble wrap.
     
  13. jedi prime1

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    When I moved I put everything in Alt mode then I put the missles and guns and detachable parts in a box, It was fun to match everthing back up though.
     
  14. kllrwlf

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    I thought the yellowing is from the sunlight... it can now happen in a ziplock bag in the dark?

    :confused: 
     
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    Mine are all in piles in bins, in various modes....
     
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    Hey man, i'll hold on to them for ya : D.
     
  17. Orodruin

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    I got big plastic bins, put down a layer of bubble wrap, then put the big bots on the bottom. Some I wrapped individually but most I just covered with styrofoam packing peanuts. Put down a layer of peanuts, then another layer of figures. I kept all parts out and put them by groups (ex- a combiner groups parts in one bag) in ziplocs and laid those on the very top. The recent stuff though (Energon, some Universe, etc) I just tossed (gently and neatly) into largers tubs with no cushioning. Not so much worry about paint chips on those.
     
  18. Hook

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    Actually, they're called silica gel packets.
     
  19. Deceptichage

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    That's pretty good info there!
     
  20. Nerd Bomber

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    i read somewhere that plastic baggies can harm stuff, any truth to this?\

    EDIT: nvm, i didnt read the whole thread
     

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