So, I'm not a fan of collecting figures, and tossing the boxes. For me, I've got an entire shelf with Boxes stacked up, in mint or as they came condition. Meticulously removing my figures from it, and then placing them aside for display. However, I do like boxes for figures. I've had the TT reissue series of G1 boxes, with a door to the window box inside. Which was nice to collect, and looked like books on my shelf. But with so many 3rd party products and boxes, they tend to vary by company and by scale. What I would love to see as a tend were smaller boxes. More intuitive. Like a box that has a sliding drawer for accessories, which are stored in vaccuum packed plastic trays, and the main bot in robot mode in a tray above it, or next to it. Boxes that are tighter, they fit more closely around the bot, and give room for shelf space, for those of us who keep them. I also want to have them with a front panel door that can open for display of a window box of the figure inside. I mean, I like the window box look but only if there's a cover. As we've seen in the past from Hasbro and TT, those boxes always tend to get beat up, and are mainly meant for trashing once opened. Its a waste of material. I don't like the twisty ties, I understand what their for, but honestly there are ways of storing the bots securely without the need for them. I recently went to Wal-Mart and found those NECA horror movie figures, and thought wow..wish TF figures would be done that way. Book style. The tighter the box is around the figure, the slimmer it is and better for storage. Uniformity also helps, so with like Fanstoys or whomever, if you have a line of figures, why not similar packaging? Wouldn't it look great on a book shelf somewhere? I could display the boxes on book shelves and have my bots above the boxes.. The slimmer the packaging the better for me. Easier to store, I don't like boxes with tons of unused space around the figure, which serves no purpose but to takr up more materials and more shelf space. I hate waste. With all the TT MP boxes, they just got wider, bigger and more hassle to keep stored. Plus in mostly black, scuffs would be prominent to the point that you couldn't really have a mint box due to transport, depending on who packaged it up. IDK, what are your thoughts, those of you who love to keep the boxes, for resale, but also for completist reasons? Should 3rd parties work on better less costly packaging, and make them more intuitive and accessible for the collector? I mean, honestly if we're buying 3rd party, chances are your a collector, so why not also direct your packaging with collectors in mind? Any of you 3rd party guys have examples of a box style that you think the industry should tend towards? What style of packaging have you owned that you feel is the best direction and what packaging ideas to you think would help with storage and transit, that would benefit those like us who tend to sell in the secondary market after purchase? Storage spaces or shelves, and durability. Accessibility, compartments, and no hassle storage. When I moved from my condo to my townhome, I had to pack my collection up. It was the 3rd time I had to do so, and it was a pain with the boxes not being easier to store. I have large plastic bins, and stacked them inside for safe transit, but still I remember feeling frustrated that some of these boxes were too big, and too flimsy in some cases, or just difficult to use because I had to be extra careful to get my figures back in a way that worked and fit like new. At present, the industry isn't quite equipped for the resale trend, and with some 3rd party bots not being continued, what you got and maybe want to trade or sale, can be difficult due to the packaging. Too bad a thin plastic box as opposed to cardboard can't be used instead. It would be morw durable and would stand the test of time, more so then cardboard. In any event, I'm hoping either an enterprising company will produce uniform style boxes and release their figures in them for the future, with a more collector focus, not just for storage purposes, but also for easy resale, or for those of us who have to move from one home to another, or just want to meet others and bring one or two along. Still, please share your ideas, examples, thoughts, digibashes, as I would love to see what Make toys boxes inside are like, Fanstoys, etc..who does it right? Who should do it better? Is Styrofoam inside the way? Is vacuum formed cutout styro grey soft foam the way? Are vacuum formed plastic trays better? Is cardboard tho cheap, still something they should go with? Would a thin plastic material box be better? Or would flaps weaken and come apart at the fold seam over time? Is there a lasting solution to Bot Storage, resale, and shipping?