Running out of space!

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  1. iDarkDesign

    iDarkDesign Rodeo Lawyer

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    Ok, so I've been seriously collecting for almost ten years now. One can imagine that a toy collection will absorb quite some room. (it does!) And I'm not even a completist. I focus my collection on show characters. Anything with screentime and a couple of cool non-show toys. Even so my collection count comes in the vicinity of the 1400 toys. This includes minicons and such.

    Now I'm still not feeling it's time to quit yet. Unlike some of my friends who lost the fun in this hobby I'm still finding it a lot of fun. (repainting!)

    So on to the question. I'm looking to still keep everything displayed. But I'm running out of room pretty fast nowadays. I'm looking for some creative ways of displaying the bots while preserving display room.

    Example: I've found that wooden wine cases (Like when you get a business gift from your boss or something like that) Especially the ones that hold 3 bottles. Work really well as a display structure for Micromasters and minicons. That way I can display 3 to 4 times as much micromasters/minicons on the same shelfspace.

    anyone got any suggestions?


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  2. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    Might as well line your entire room up ,floor to ceiling & wall to wall with the shelves. You'll need em eventually :lol 

    You can use toy packages or Prime trailers to prop up a second row, or get some of those spice rack shelves
     
  3. iDarkDesign

    iDarkDesign Rodeo Lawyer

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    I'll post some pics later. I live in a small studio in Amsterdam. The only part where there's no TF's is my around my bed and in my kitchen. Thankfully my girl is a tender one. She fits in nicely on the couch ;) 

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    Yeah I'm a big fan of using blocks or various other things to at more layers to my shelves. By raising the height of the figures in the back you can pile more in front. I got shelves that go like 6 figures deep with the help of the blocks
     
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    use that space that you call your "bed", jk
     
  6. iDarkDesign

    iDarkDesign Rodeo Lawyer

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    I took some pics:

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    Opposite side a display case
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    On top of a book-case
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    And the DVD's
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    Blue Meanie Hello from the Gutter

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    Yep man, cover the walls, there is plenty of room left. Eventually you'll still run out of room, I have 2 closets, and attic and garage filled also.

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  8. iDarkDesign

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    remember I don't have a spare room. I live in a studio. If I had a dedicated room for it like you seem to do I would have wall to wall bots. I'll even glue them to the ceiling if I have to! I'm looking for a new house with seperate rooms though. When that happens I'll love to just go wall-to-wall with the toys.

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