Transformers Collection Display Advice!

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  1. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Ok, so you've been collecting TFs, and they're taking over your computer desk while you post here at TFW2005.com, but now you want to display your 'bots, but not entirely sure how to go about it. Fear not! You've came to the right place!

    Here you'll find advice from several on how to go about displaying your collection!


    Do you have some advice on how best to display Transformers? If so, feel free to share!

    Feel free to post as much advice as you can, and the more links and photos you can share is the merrier :) 
     
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  2. doucoo

    doucoo U're an idiot Starscream!

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    Collection Display Question

    Was wanting some advice on how best to display my Transformers. I'm getting a custom made cabinet made, or will be.

    Got boxed and loose from MP to G1 originals to new items out.

    The advice I'm looking for is:

    Was thinking of having the MP boxes at back still MISB with the hasbro versions displayed in front. Should I display them or should I have them displayed in some kind of action sequence? Any thoughts on the way I'll be displaying these?

    Again, my G1 boxed with G1 loose figures in front. Does that sound ok, or what would you advise?

    Thanks for your help

    Doucoo
     
  3. Tripredacus

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    I try to do that now but I'm limited on space. What ends up happening is the boxed stuff ends up being hidden behind the loose ones. Unless you figure out some other method like having a step near the back that allows the boxed items to be a little higher off the bottom than the loose ones stand on.
     
  4. doucoo

    doucoo U're an idiot Starscream!

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    Ah, a step is a good idea. Buying acrylic shelves so can get the stands too. All little hints help.

    Any more hints anyone?
     
  5. omega145

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    Get some of those Ikea detolf cabinets and put your loose ones in there then you could put all your MIB items in your custom made cabinets.
     
  6. x BlackMagnus x

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    Thrift shops, second hand stores, Goodwill, flea markets and the like are (have been when I needed them anyway) gold mines for furniture, glass display cases and china cabinets.

    Having a "bleacher" system is a good way to utilize space and gives every figure proper display room. Think kindergarten pictures, big kids in the back, little guys up front.
     
  7. AutoBobby

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    I couldn't agree more.I totally re-organized my entire collection this past winter,and on just about every shelf,I added some plastic boxes to the back row of figures to get them up to where you could see them better.It makes my collection look ten times better.
     
  8. silverstreak70

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    Another cheap way to utilize the bleacher method is using clear sports card cases. You can pick them up for really cheap, even by the case. It gives you an almost invisible riser to use, or something to store any unused accessories in.
     
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    Instead of buying something to use, I put my old VHS collection to work.;) 
     
  10. doucoo

    doucoo U're an idiot Starscream!

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    Thanks for the tips, much appreciated
     
  11. AutoBobby

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    The great thing is,I didn't even have to buy them.We had all these worthless Beanie Babies in these plastic display boxes,and I figured crap on them.So I unloaded all of them and threw 'em in a big box.I must've ended up with about 30 of these boxes.
     
  12. JavaJim

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    Congrats. Was going to do the same, and finally said screw it and bought some stands at the container store. Just ordered a ton of acrylic stands from Amazon.com. Not sure if that's the best place, but they seamed to be reasonably priced.

    Personally, I display the larger ones on a custom shelve all to themselves. Quality deserves space IMHO.

    The others I plan on displaying in battle sequences 'if' possible. Realizing that the space I have available to display them may not allow it. :( 
     
  13. Superquad7

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    This is a cool thread, guys! Many seem to really like the IKEA detolf shelves, and I have to say that I'm wanting some as well.

    Feel free to post as much advice as you can, and the more links and photos you can share is the merrier :)  If we get enough resources going, I can create a resource for us in the forum with all of the suggestions :) 
     
  14. robwin1974

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    My advice is to have glass doors if possible. Otherwise you need to dust... alot
     
  15. gen1fan

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    when The private collection was on displaied. I had bought shelfing units from a kmart that was going out of buniess. It was nice cause I was able to display all the boxed items and what loose I have out nicely. what was also nice was I was able to adjust the sheving to what every high I wanted.

    For when I do Show I was able to buy some shelving units from a blockbuster that was closing whats nice about them was the g1 toys boxes were just the right hight to fit on the shelving but those shevles were not adjustable. I had glass caseand the problem was I ran out of room fast in them. Plus I got good deals from the store when they were closing up. I have pics on my facebook page if you want. Pm so I can give you the address.
     
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    That's kind of how I have my MPs but the Takara MP boxes take up a lot of room. I have detolfs and the worst part is that the MP-04S box doesn't even fit in the shelves.
     
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  18. kiririth

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    Here's what i did to customize my Detolfs to make the most bang for your buck! shave the sides and put 2 of them together. Instant custom glass display case for around $140 each!

    Here's pictures of how i put it together

    I sawed off the edge of the detolf boards before putting them together:

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    I drilled holes and used mending plates, bolts, nuts, and washers to hold the two pieces

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    Here's what the bottom side looks like

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    And now putting in the frame for the Detolf

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    Add the glass sides, doors, and top pieces!

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    Top bolted together just like the bottom pieces

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    See how small the gap is now between the doors in the front. I can barely stick my finger through whereas i could fit my whole hand into the original frame

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    Now all of my detolfs stacked side by side in pairs

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    Here's a pic after i added all the mending plates to all my detolfs and bolted down the detolfs to the wall using shelf brackets

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    And now my display room today!!

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