Has anyone tried to replicate an 80's Transformers Toy Aisle?

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  1. thenatureboywoo

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    I was looking through the collection threads on here and was looking at some G1 AFA graded sealed items, and it came to me. I was wondering if any G1 MISB or MIB collectors have tried setting up there collections to look like toy shelves from the 80's, complete with the metal type shelves and what not. And then maybe possibly had "dummy" boxes printed up to replicate an entire shelf full of toys behind the real ones. I guess I have too much time on my hands but I think that this type of display would be epic. Thoughts or pics trying to replicate this?
     
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    There is someone who has done this. He has a room in his basment with two "aisles" and I think one is Joe and one is TFs. There are pics out there but I have no idea the name or what to search for
     
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    Being a vintage MIB/MISB collector myself, I think it would be great to do something like this. I would probably never do it (due to a lack of time, resources, etc.), but it's nice to dream.

    I'd love to see this if anyone can find a link.
     
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    If only the toy shelves looked like that. Half of that stuff would have been sold out. :p 
     
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    That is freaking insane!
     
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    to do what you are asking properly would be highly difficult and quite possibly absurdly expensive.

    1. First you would have to chose a single year in the 1980s presumably from 1984 on wards as to have it include transformers.

    2. then you have to research what toy would have been on toy shelves at that time or at least in the aisle that included Transformers.

    3. you are going to have to acquire a lot of MISB and MOSC toys to fill your aisle or aisles. you might get by with MIB for the boxed items but the carded items would need to be sealed.

    4. You would need to get some shelves typical of those used in the 1980s, not sure how hard or easy this would be. you also need photos or paperwork from your selected years to set up the shelves as to how it would have been back then ( assuming you want to be so precise).

    5. you need a ton of space and money to pull this all off.
     
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    Check 4 posts above you. It's a collection room made to look like a Dutch toy chain in the 80s, complete with shelf tags and store colors
     
  10. thenatureboywoo

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    Thank you for the link. Man, that takes me back. I remember walking into Children's Palace to pick out my G1 Inferno with my brother for my birthday.
     
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    that would be so cool to see!!!
     
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    So awesome.

    30 years later...

    recreate the beehive.
     
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    I have seen those pics before and that is beyond epic!!! Imagine if a dealer at a convention could replicate that! There are a lot of fond memories associated with those 80s toy aisles.
     
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    The price tags should be accurate. The tiniest details count!
     
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    I don't know if I'd want to see the drastic results of present day inflation by comparison. I might cry to be reminded in gory detail what G1 Megatron or whatnot cost back in 1984.
     
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    That is somehow both crazy and wonderful.
     
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    So miss Children's Palace, I always preferred them over TRU.
     
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    man that is really cool. i miss wandering into toy stores and actually finding stuff i wanted. theres just something about that. there is a phrase in english, "like a kid in a candy store"...there should be a "like a kid in a toy store" phrase too...except that feelign is all too uncommon when would we all use it? haha
     
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