So what do you do with your transformer boxes and cards?

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  1. Trans4mers

    Trans4mers Well-Known Member

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    Ok, so I open my transformers and have kept the boxes over the years and its taking up a lot of space in the attic. I was wondering if I should keep them by flattening them , trash them or sell them.

    So my question is: what do you do to conserve space?
     
  2. TJOmega

    TJOmega The Plastic Addict Content Contributor

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    For saving space, I stack boxes into each other. I doubled my space at least sticking smaller boxes into larger ones, but some cost me the bubble inserts to some boxes. Not too worried about that. Cards are even easier, all of mine lose their bubbles and are stored away in a box
     
  3. miraisoup

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    I have a mound of boxes behind my chair, i should really pick up some rubbermaid bins and chuck them in those.
     
  4. Predaking

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    I only keep a select few, mostly from G1. The rest are all MISB and MOC. I got almost no room left for my loose toys, let alone empty boxes and cards.
     
  5. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    I recycle them.
     
  6. Dreweido

    Dreweido Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    I save all the "Clip N Save" sorta stuff that's on packaging but lately there hasn't been alot of that.
     
  7. lordsidious001

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    saved only one box for my instructions but soon ill have to save another one the 1st box is almost full
     
  8. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    I flatten all of the U.S. boxes. Some of the japanese ones too except the Book-style reissue or MP boxes. Save all the cardbacks, all the plastic gets trashed.
     
  9. Quickmix

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    I collect`em too....... :D 

    I know this needs much place, but hey....... If there`s not enough Place my Wife has to go ;) 
     
  10. Hiro Prime

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    Been married long?
     
  11. Omegatron

    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    Most, I cut out the tech specs, box art, and the back of the box showing their special features. I'll save one or two boxes per series, though, to keep all the instruction manuals, box cuts, and related paraphanelia from that line. I have kept the box for Brave Max, the Predaking Reissue, Black Convoy, and a few other unique boxes. My Alts are also kept in their boxes, because I think they display nicely that way, and it actually saves space to stack them on one another.

    -Tony!
     
  12. Tech Spec

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    most boxes are stored in rubbermaids in storage, all the cards are tossed in the garbage

    good to see you back on the boards man :thumb 
     
  13. redsquadron

    redsquadron Token idiot...

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    Chuck 'em in the bin, sadly.
    I still have my G1 re-issue PREDACON and GALVATRON boxes (because they're so damn nice) but that's it. Everything else suffers the "ultimate doom" due to lack of space.
     
  14. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

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    trash mostly, sometimes keep instructions, only boxes I really keep are ones like MP-01 and boxes of that quality.
     
  15. Deefuzz

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    for all new stuff that I open I have been cutting out the box backing and throwing the rest out. The box backing goes in a shoebox, I do that with carded figures too.

    For Japanese exclusives and G1, I keep the boxes, but they are stored away in other boxes in a storage shed right now.
     
  16. Fort Max

    Fort Max Too many is never enough. Veteran

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    It depend son how expensive it is and how convenient the box is, I throw away just about all Hasbro boxes because it's just about impossible to get the toy back into them and they have far too much wasted space.
    Japanese boxes otoh tend to be nice and squared off with packaging that's easy to replace.

    In short, the more creative Hasbro's boxes get the less likely they are to survive.
     

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