What's the best way to display giant toys?

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  1. SHINOBI03

    SHINOBI03 Well-Known Member

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    I haven't done this yet because I'm afraid to crash money if I did, and that displaying my 4/5 combined Hercules on a high shelf.

    I really want it to have high up there, but everytime I think of doing it I get the image of it falling down and hit its body on the desk and break a lot of things and that'll force me to buy another copy to replace the beyond-repairable figure.

    How do you display these giant, heavy figures on shelves without having any fear of accidental free falls to their destruction?
     
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    I put them as far back on the shelf as possible. That way you can see everything smaller. And I try to lean it a bit so if it falls, it'll be backwards rather than forward. (If it did fall forward, I'd be more worried about the crushed figures in front rather than the big one, since it wouldn't be a long fall)

    I don't have to worry much though, all the big Transformers I have a really stable.
     
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    Just make sure the bot is stable and not in a high traffic area.
     
  4. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    herc i have no fear of falling, he's in the back of the shelf and very stable
     
  5. Taziir

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    I believe Herc can stand up in a Detolf?

    Those cabinets have a door held closed by strong magnets where my Kreo Sentinal Prime can fall over until his heart's content without fear of falling.
     
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    I used to use Brave Max as a door stop.
     
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    On giant shelves.
     
  8. Boy Blunder

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    Dude... I shiver to think about what might happen if I had a TF that big on a shelf here. I live on the second floor of a building in Southern California. TFs end up on the floor whenever there's a decent-sized quake, even when they're solidly set on the shelf.
     
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    He is a loner on a top shelf of my ikea detolf.
     
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    Kylehudson14 On when I'm on

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    In the back :) 
     
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    Top shelf and far back. At least that's how I do it.
     
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    LCDR Blindside Banned

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    Ultimate Optimus roves around my room with no true home.
     
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    Out of the way, towards the back of the shelf. I do a tip test on the figures too when I pose them. I will gently poke it so it rocks a little just to see if it can regain balance quick enough and not fall (always ready to catch). Or if you can shake the room a little with your feet that is a good indication of how they'll hold up as well.
     
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    I think the Badlees devised an excellent method
     
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    $600 toy deserves more than just being thrown on a generic shelf. Invest the $65 and buy yourself a detolf or another type of display. Not only will your special figures pop, but it will keep them free from dust and dirt as well. It also solves the problem of them taking a dive as the door will stop them from falling down and crashing.
     
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    I keep all of my huge transformers on the same shelf. Biggest in the back. Looks good too.
     

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