Transformers Collection Display Advice!

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

  1. IronMagnus

    IronMagnus Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I decided on nail polish display cases as a good solution:
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  2. IronMagnus

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    I've mentioned these before, but there's a company called Fontline Gaming that makes a great variety of RPG gaming mats.

    They come in 6'x4', 4'x4', and 3'x3'. They have spaceship (internal), space (star field), city, desert, etc, etc.. many different themes.

    They are a little pricey, but I bring them up again because they're having a 25% off holiday sale right now!

    Gaming Mats

    So a $75 6'x4' mat is currently only $56 + tax/shipping. If you don't have a lot of room, a 3'x3' is only $33 + t/s.

    I just ordered a 6'x4' City mat and I plan on using it as the base for my legends scale collection. Put Metroplex on one end, Trypticon on the other, and a whole bunch of awesome tiny transformers in between them. DX9 Hulkie vs DX9 Dinobots, MakeToys Apollo laying the smack down, etc etc... it's gonna be awesome.
     
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  3. IronMagnus

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    I picked up my mat today. This thing is freaking amazing and is PERFECT for legends scale:

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    Now I just need a 6' x 4' table to lay out the entire thing...
     
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    Not sure if this is best for a display or a diorama thread, but here goes.

    I had the idea of maybe printing out enlarged screen-shots from the shows to use as backers in displays, and then arranging the actual figures on the shelves to match the scene on the background. Not sure if frontlighting or backlighting would work best.

    This then made me think: what are the most iconic scenes from the shows/movies that we would want to simulate like this? Maybe a good idea for another thread in itself.
     
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    Thats a good idea.
     
  6. hendogg1er

    hendogg1er Simply A Prime

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    does any one know where i can purchase the figure stands for TFs...or a site i can order them from.
     
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    I want g1 toys and the respective masterpieces. I'd like to display the g1 figures in front of their mp counterparts, but how can I afford to do that?
     
  8. MP Collector

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    First step is to get married to an understanding partner. You will need access to multiple incomes and the ability to access them.
     
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    Sounds like a cool display idea!
     
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    Ok
     
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    If you're seriously asking, my advice is save money and be patient. Have a price for you're willing to pay, even if it's much lower than current asking prices and waaaiiiittt. I check ebay's competed listings and sort by lowest price. Whatever is the lowest price the item has gone for, like, ever (or at least recently) I mark that as my "no brainer price."
     
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    Oh, k. Thanks
     
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    Also, have you considered selling your kidney?
     
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    No...
     
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    I don't know where to post this, but I would like to share a new project I am working on. Basically, I'm doing a series of videos (among other things) about managing one's collection, keeping this tidy, how to organize, and how to decide what direction or focus to take. Whether it's a new collection, or one that has been evolving for years, it's a learning-process and documentary of my own challenge in creating a cool collection room. I hope you find it interesting. Here is the first episode. Feedback is most welcome:

    SHELF SPACE!

     
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    Nifty
     
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    I have only 6 mp toys now. Many more to go
    Lol
     
  18. sideswipe29

    sideswipe29 Collect what makes you happy

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    I know this thread doesn't get a lot of traffic but I need some help from fellow collectors.

    A little over a year ago I bought two Ikea Besta Units for my collection. I love these things and they've helped make my collection feel more "professional."

    However, I've run into a problem, the cases originally came with these slow closing hinges and they worked great for about a year but now, for some reason, they seem to have broken or the piston inside gave out because they no longer have a "slow" close. I have to physically force the glass doors shut and even when I do, I've noticed that there's a significant gap from the door to the frame of the case.

    I don't know what do to. I sent an email to Ikea a while ago but their response was a typical "Return the product if you are unsatisfied."

    I've looked online and it seems like this issue is common with the Besta hinges but no one has found a solution.

    I know other members here use Besta Units and I want to know if I'm the only one experiencing this issue.

    Thanks!

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