How to deal with kibble when displaying figures

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  1. Iruini

    Iruini Some shitposter

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    Ive been trying to get my transformer shelves so everyone is able to be seen. But I’ve come into some issues such as potp swoops wings which no matter how I try to deal with them, usually obstructs the view of another figure or makes it harder to fit more figures on a shelf. Another example would be TR trypticon’s tail or cw hooks crane arm That stick out in bot or, in for cw hook’s case, combined mode which makes it hard for the figure to stand without having said part hitting a wall. So now I have this question. How the hell do I deal with kibble or parts of a figure that makes it hard for other figures to be seen behind them? Putting larger figures behind them doesn’t count,
     
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    Dachande Very Hank. Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    Why not? That's almost always the solution I use. A secondary one is turning them at a 3/4 stance if the shelf is too small.
     
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    You could get some risers and put Swoop and them in the back.

    To your "doesn't count" method, I usually put bigger figures in the back. Or you could out them along the side of your display at a 3/4 angle.
     
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    Iruini Some shitposter

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    Deluxes are the main issues I have, most of the time, one figure like t30 with his confusing height and flood light kibble causes the issue, he’s both too small to put behind someone’s like classics mirage but at the same time he’s too tall to put infront of someone like potp jazz or classics mirage with his kibble. Usually it’s wings that cause the most issues though. I’ve always put the taller figures in the back, I just rather not have that Be only answer. That’s all,
     
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    Oh, then definitely risers. I use a set of risers for my "favorites" shelf and it does wonders for the aesthetics.
     
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    Iruini Some shitposter

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    I don’t know if risers would really work in my smaller shelves
    For reference this is how much space I’m working with until I get my other bookcase for my chug figures
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    Are there risers that can fit in these kinds of shelves? I really haven’t even heard of using them until now
     
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    Honestly, that is probably the most sensible solution. But if you're that averse to it, there are the aforementioned risers.
     
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    Risers can be as simple as repurposed small boxes from anything - the objective is to just raise the figure off the ground so nothing fancy is needed. Something like an empty band-aids box with a little reinforcement stuffed inside so the weight of the figure doesnt cave the box in.
     
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    I use MP-10's trailer as a riser for MP Bumblebee.
     
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    I actually used a long box meant for trading cards. They're inexpensive, found at comic/gaming shops and are made of sturdy cardboard.
     
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    I love these risers on Amazon. Lots of different sizes, but I use the 12" x 3" ones. Breaks down to about $2.65 each.
     
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    I put all my short figures in the back.

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    Stack them. Seriously. I sometimes put odd/small figures on the shoulders of large figures...like a TF piggyback ride. It amuses me.

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    also OP... it's not that big of an issue with modern figures.

    Try setting up a BW Predacon display with the likes of Transquito and Retrax..
     
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    kibble Seeker style, yo!

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    Just to set the record straight, I don't give a shit how any of you display your figures... If you REALLY want my approval, I might be willing to give my opinion, but worry not, I won't put you on ignore if I think your display sucks...
     
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    If you are talking about loose parts, which is what I think of when I think of kibble, well, I just combine them or attach them to figures.

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    Otherwise, kibble is what makes a figure like Swoop look distinctive.

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    YMMV, of course.

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    You mentioned Trypticon, you could put Legend class figures climbing on him, or standing on his legs or something.
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    Risers are fun, but also consider display stands, particularly for characters who can fly. It can really liven up a shelf to have a few dudes floating above the main bunch.

    Alternatively, I personally keep my shelves on rotation. It's a lot easier to fit dudes on a shelf when you're not trying to get every single dude in there. I also like rotating because it gives me a kick in the butt to actually pick up all my toys and transform or repose them often. It's a bit time consuming compared to making a fixed long-term shelving display, but I enjoy the process.