G1 Paperwork Display & Storage Setup Options

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  1. Hyperoptic

    Hyperoptic G1-Junkie

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    This info would have started to get a little bit spread out in another thread, so I decided to start a fresh new one with everything in the first post.

    These setup options are for people who are interested in efficiently displaying and storing their G1 paperwork.

    Instruction Booklets:

    1- Each of them are slipped in individual plastic sports card protectors: "Card Saver I"
    (They are the perfect size for most of the booklets. I skip this part for the thicker ones like Fort Max)

    2- Then I slip those in 4 slotted card protector sheets: "Ultra Pro"

    Results:
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    Tech Specs:

    1- I use comic book sleeves that come with a white cardboard backing: "BCW Pro Comic".

    2- I then use poster putty to stick them on both sides of the backing (Poster putty is great for this as you can adjust the specs a bit after it is stuck on)

    3- Then you just slide the backing in the sleeve and you're done :) 

    Results:
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    Backing Cards:

    11'/14.5' Art Portfolios (forgot the brand)
    Those dimensions proved to be perfect as they can accommodate for the larger back cards like the Micromaster "Squads" and the Headmaster Jrs.

    Results:
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    Takes a while to set up, but it's totally worth it. It makes your paperwork collection safely stored and can still be easily appreciated. :thumb 

    Notes:
    -I did all my planning with Mark Bellomo's ID Book as far as ordering is concerned, which ultimately made things simpler.
    -I'm now planning to make custom title sheets to slide in the Binder and Portfolio covers to top it all off.

    Hope this was of use to some on here.
     
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  2. Tigertrack

    Tigertrack Back In The Game!

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    Nicely done, but I could care less about the paper work in my collection. I'm more interested in the figure and boxes than paper work.
     
  3. Superquad7

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    The tech specs look great :) 
     
  4. Rodr-Evil

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    Wow that's pretty cool, very well done man, congrats.
     
  5. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    i respect the effort.
    in my perfect world, i'd have that for my booklets and tech specs too.

    incredible job.
     
  6. Magnus' Mate

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    Looks fantastic. Stellar effort. The 1980s paperwork is as much a part of the history of the TFs as the figures themselves.
     
  7. heroic_decepticon

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    Very impressive way to display G1 paperwork.

    I'm really into that as well and may soon start cataloguing them like you did.

    Just 2 more figures to go for G1!
     
  8. [Wing_Saber-X]

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    You rock! :D 

    Keep it up! :lol 
     
  9. joebot.

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    Nice job! I plan on doing something similar with all of my instructions.

    An archival tape would probably be a better long time solution to the poster putty.
     
  10. Wajo357

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    great work. I would love to do the same method. Did you get most of your supplies online? If so, can you provide links?
     
  11. Hyperoptic

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    You can probably find everything on eBay.
     
  12. Wajo357

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    I'd rather get them the cheapest way possible. I gather you already looked into that. Where do you get your stuff from?
     
  13. Hyperoptic

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    I got my stuff from various places around Los Angeles. Hobby shops, Art stores and Target could probably provide what you'll need. You might not find the exact make I mentioned, but I guess it's up to you to take measurements and carry an instruction sample to find adequate alternatives...
     
  14. Easterling Capt

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    I keep my pappers in the box behind the insert card and bubble. ;) 
     
  15. Hyperoptic

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    I guess this thread is addressed to people who are looking for a better way to display and appreciate their paperwork. ;) 
     
  16. Motor_Master

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    One suggestion I'd have for the card backs is to use a page protector and insert a clear piece of transpancy film to give it added rigidity. That way you can see both the back and the front.

    It may be a little harder to do with the larger cardbacks though.
     
  17. unicron nemesis

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    I keep mine in a similar fashion too

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  19. Liminality

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    Very very nice!