Transformers Collection Display Advice!

Discussion in 'Transformers Collection Showcase' started by Superquad7, May 3, 2011.

  1. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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  2. BidoofdudeofOz

    BidoofdudeofOz The Stench of Discovery

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    My shelves are getting pretty full and I need to start using some kind of risers. What do you guys use? Clear stuff is better for me and an Amazon link would be better, as they ship internationally a lot.
     
  3. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    The Container Store has a lot of really cool stuff. I'm pretty sure there have been some things posted in this thread about risers.
     
  4. nemesisred

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    Lighting those ikea display cases with cheap LED

    I looked and looked for LED Options for my Ikea Display cases. So far everything looked bleak LED Display lights started at $30-$100 or more. Till I was at Walmart in the Christmas section looking at maybe rope lighting...it was to thick! But to my bewilder I saw LED Tape lighting and it works great and only $19.29 for 19.6 feet! I think it works great!

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  5. s10blazed

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    Do you have a picture of the control box or plug end? Is there any bulky part to it that needs hidden?
     
  6. nemesisred

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    Nothing to be hidden just plug in and it's good to go. I just zip tied the ends together, what you see in the pic is it.

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    Thanks, but I was more curious about the electrical plug end. Is there a wall-wart? Does it have a control box for brightness or on/off? Do the LEDs start directly at the plug? Stuff like that.
     
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    Just a plug nothing else I have a extension cord running to a wall outlet that has a wall switch that controls it. The start and end in the above pictures, look at it closely you can see it.
     
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    Wal-mart already has X-mas stuff out?
     
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    I don't think I have room for 2 of those Detolfs. :-( Plus they have so much wasted headspace.
     
  13. s10blazed

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    2 Detolf's side-by-side would only be about 8 inches wider. They have practically the same height and depth. I was going to say it looked like 2 Detolf's combined into 1, but its not quite that. I prefer the look of it being one cabinet, but if you have an Ikea within any reasonable driving distance it would be almost 1/3 the price (for 2 Detolfs).
     
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    Thanks for the advice. Nope, no Ikea around. I'll see what I can do to squeeze in 2.
     
  15. Superquad7

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    This is a very nice idea for those of you guys collecting Masterpiece coins:

    Dark Jedi: Mainstays black glass frames 5" x 7", & 8" x 10" from Walmart. The glass pops out of the front and snaps over to close it.

    therealdriverx: Recently framed my coins (thanks to Dark Jedi for the idea) and put them up for display. I've got coins for MP-11S, MP-12G, MP-15, and MP-16 on the way now, and I'll be picking coins up for new Masterpiece releases.

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    Thanks to Dark Jedi for the idea and therealdriverx for the photo of his adaptation of it!
     
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    Very nice idea w the coins guys! Looks awesome. Unfortunately I already ripped my coins out of their packaging so I can't o this lol.
     
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    Has anyone tried putting a detolf on top of the Ikea Lack side tables? Table says its rated around 55 lb load, with a Detolf at 90 . . . but maybe they're lying?
     
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    Oh that's perfect..the coins idea
     
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    I recently bought 1 Detolf, and really like it, but...

    I'm afraid that I am going to chip the paint off of my figures that have painted diecast (G1 Optimus Prime feet, the bottom of G1 Wheeljack, etc). I've picked them up a few times, then hit the glass shelf by accident when I set them back down.

    Can anyone recommend a good clear plastic that I can use to cover the top of each shelf, to make it a softer platform? I'm thinking just a thin layer of something, like the stuff they use to laminate paper. Maybe I should just hit up Office Depot?
     
  20. s10blazed

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    You could just go to Home Depot and buy some acrylic panels and cut new shelves. I broke one of my shelves when I moved and just made a new one with some extra I had in my garage. They will probably even cut it for you if you have the measurements. I even made mine fit tighter than the original shelf.
     

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