Boxes, keep or discard?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by jessecuster, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. StrangePlanet

    StrangePlanet G1

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Posts:
    3,592
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Likes:
    +2,669
    Throw away all packaging. I am into toys, not boxes.

    unless i feel like i might sell it off at some point. Since I try to only buy things I wanna keep forever, that's pretty rare. It's only once I have it and think, "eh" that I'll keep a box.
     
  2. Liokaiser1989

    Liokaiser1989 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2015
    Posts:
    4,159
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Location:
    Earth
    Likes:
    +25,374
    @Chillyn, don't get me wrong. I still have all my boxes but they are heavy burden. Maintainance is not easy especially if in tropical country. Rain and insects!
     
  3. Chillyn

    Chillyn Resist

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2016
    Posts:
    4,122
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    America
    Likes:
    +8,650
    For sure. I'm in the nw and have to battle the rain and humidity as well. Also trying to keep misb stuff mint when your moving is also a bitch. I say the g1 is worth the pain in the ass. All the other is optional
     
  4. Maz

    Maz Square One TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2002
    Posts:
    21,452
    News Credits:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    462
    Location:
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    Likes:
    +79,192
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    Google+:
    Instagram:
    Flickr:
    YouTube:
    Tumblr:
    • Like Like x 2
  5. prowl07

    prowl07 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2011
    Posts:
    1,536
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Likes:
    +3,347
    I keep my MP packaging.
     
  6. Chillyn

    Chillyn Resist

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2016
    Posts:
    4,122
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    America
    Likes:
    +8,650
    Shit.,,I woulda put those mp boxes/trays up on ebay
     
  7. Maz

    Maz Square One TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2002
    Posts:
    21,452
    News Credits:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    462
    Location:
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    Likes:
    +79,192
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Twitter:
    Google+:
    Instagram:
    Flickr:
    YouTube:
    Tumblr:
    I'm not wrapping/posting/listing all of that, especially from here in the near-arctic :p 

    All the best
    Maz
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. Chillyn

    Chillyn Resist

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2016
    Posts:
    4,122
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    America
    Likes:
    +8,650
    Haha oh yeah I forget you live on the edge of the earth ;)  man I don't envy your shipping/import prices for everything
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. AMG

    AMG Old School

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Posts:
    10,902
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    NY
    Likes:
    +13,557
    Liberating, isn't it?
     
    • Like Like x 2
  10. Lonewolf

    Lonewolf Never saw what hit 'em!

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2004
    Posts:
    1,955
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +722
    • Like Like x 2
  11. Tac21

    Tac21 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2017
    Posts:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    7
    Likes:
    +4
    Ebay:
    I've kept most of mine...

    if its gundam model kits I'm likely to toss... however MSIA and transformers if they come with I keep
     
  12. junkbot

    junkbot Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2016
    Posts:
    3,232
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +1,997
    Ebay:
    Facebook:
    Think I'm next in line for that project. I'll either toss or sell on eBay. Bravo! And yea I'm sure it's liberating and now you got your space back! :D :D 
     
  13. DOTM Bumblebee

    DOTM Bumblebee Funny Little Man

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2014
    Posts:
    9,520
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Earth, presumably
    Likes:
    +10,621
    I used to save them, but these days I only keep boxes if I need them to store extra accessories (Masterpiece Bumble G2 Version, for example).
     
  14. harrismonkey

    harrismonkey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Posts:
    8,233
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +4,193
    I generally keep packaging. I'm starting to be more inclined to pitch packaging if it's the type of thing that won't properly reseal (like those clamshell boxes that have to be cut open with a utility knife- I don't believe any of my TF have these).
     
  15. Liokaiser1989

    Liokaiser1989 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2015
    Posts:
    4,159
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Location:
    Earth
    Likes:
    +25,374
    Thanks

    What about G2 and european boxes?

    And some of the KO G1 may worth something!
     
  16. MovieGodOptimus

    MovieGodOptimus Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2011
    Posts:
    387
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    92
    Likes:
    +28
    I keep the boxes just in case I have to move.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  17. Jhund

    Jhund Screws>Pins

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2017
    Posts:
    3,771
    News Credits:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +25,230
    Instagram:
    Keep what you need , shred the rest for materials to make dioramas or attempt to make dioramas for your bots . That way you sort of keep the spirit of tf to the maximum , and it's consider recycling right ? I mean who doesn't support recycling.lol
     
  18. wildfly

    wildfly Fermenting pork tube.

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2009
    Posts:
    14,957
    News Credits:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Location:
    Over There
    Likes:
    +2,055
    It's easier to stack toys when they're in boxes.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. Chillyn

    Chillyn Resist

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2016
    Posts:
    4,122
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    America
    Likes:
    +8,650
    Definitely the European. Those other 2 I would probably keep, bUT if I needed to get rid of I would try to sell. Especially the ko boxes.,,some people won't care it's a ko as long as it completes their set. Just be upfront

    This. I am moving right now and I'm glad I had most of my boxes. I feel alot better knowing they are in there. Especially because I'm loading a pod that will be out of my hands once they pick it up
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2017
  20. Pho'ptimus Prime

    Pho'ptimus Prime Mancave Spelunker

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2013
    Posts:
    1,783
    Trophy Points:
    252
    Location:
    Rainy Vancouver
    Likes:
    +4,854
    I got rid of most packaging inserts, and flattened out the boxes which I like for either a) artwork b) nostalgic feelings for the 80s or c) just in case I want to sell the figure later.

    In some way this process leads to some problems for me though. I start thinking that I suddenly have so much more space... So I buy more figures and stuff. Then I squash and repeat, eventually I run out of space no matter what I do.