Where do you get your showcases from?

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  1. Wajo357

    Wajo357 Well-Known Member

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    So,
    The time has come to expand my showcases and I need input. Where do you guys get your showcases from? I would like to know which store, what price and a link to an online page if there is one. If possible, let me know what you think about the showcase.

    Thanks!
    Joey
     
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    IKEA Billy Shelves are what work for me.
     
  3. Wajo357

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    I get cheapo $30-$60 CD shelving units, im thinking of getting a sheet of clear plastic to cover the fronts though. Ive seen beautiful display cases at the kane county toy fair in illinois but they are $100's so I figure thats money well spent on other toys!!
     
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  6. Wajo357

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    Dragonclaw Comic Ink - Dublin, CA

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    I use standard bookcases (Target $29.99) for the bulk of the collection room, but I use the Detolf cases for my living room displays (all my nicer stuff :)  ) I use plastic boxes from Tap Plastics to raise pieces in the back of the shelves higher as well since the shelf height can't be adjusted on the Detolfs. I'll be adding some waether stripping to the edges of the door since dust still gets in...
     
  8. Codimus Prime

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    I've seen a lot of collectors using the Deltofs. Those Billy's look pretty nice too.

    Wish we had an IKEA nearby.... :( 
     
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    I use a mixture of both the Billy and the Detolf. They're both really great :D 
     
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  11. Wajo357

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    a lot of great products coming up... this is awesome

    one more request... if you *happen* to have your collection online which includes a pic with these products, please link to them as well. I would like to see them "in action"
     
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    Yep this is what I use. I have 5 of them all beside each other with the lights. They look stunning.
     
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    I got one of these for my loose stuff. Too bad that all the shelves are not adjustable as the second one from the bottom is not.

    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5223522

    I built shelves on one whole wall for about $170.00 to display my boxed stuff and MOC Gi Joe. It was easy, took me about an hour to build. They have all the stuff at Home Depot made by Rubbermaid. It's about 7 feet high and 6 1/2 feet wide with 7 adjustable shelves.
     
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    If you see any "Going out of business" signs around town, they usually sell display cases for reasonable prices.
     
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    New glass showcases from furniture stores cost a fortune. While I was looking for mine, I saw prices ranging from €300 - €1000. Sometimes more. So eBay was my best friend in that regard. I eventually purchased a 170 x 65 x 30cm showcase from the local suburbs for meager €20. Since I don't have a car, the owner was even kind enough to drive it to my flat for free. Now that's good salesmanship. ;) 
     
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    I have been using ebay as well, but things have been a little dry in that regard recently.
     
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    Ebay:
    I have 2 Billys and 2 Detolfs.

    If you get the Billys get the glass doors, makes it look MUCH better.
     
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    Ebay:
    I have gotten mine from Value City although I think that company was purchased by another now. Couple Pics.
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  19. Star Sabre James

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    I built mine. All I did was get those shelves and sides that you can screw together, plus some back pieces to keep it all together. Here is a link to my collection thread so you can see what I did. Each cost less than $100.

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=88575
     
  20. Codimus Prime

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    I got an old stereo cabinet my mom picked up at a yard sale for like $5. It's got a glass door and 2 shelves (1 is adjustable). Plus the top lifts, but I've made that useless because I added another 2 shelf book case ($10) on top of that (same width).

    Then I found a shelf unit someone made at a yard sale. Paid like $4 for that. It only has 2 shelves, but it's large and open. So it's good for boxed items!

    So I have maybe $20 in the whole setup... search the collection forum for pics.

    Just trying to show you that displays can be made out of whatever.. :) 
     

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