Tech Spec Storage Sleeves

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  1. whoamidri

    whoamidri Mumbling Madman

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    Hi all,
    Trying to get a little more organized with my g1 stuff. Does anyone know if there are sleeves/sheets (similar to the ones used to store baseball cards) made for g1 tech specs? If there is the same thing for instruction manuals that would be equally awesome. Thanks!
     
  2. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    think hyperoptic and someone else showed them in a binder. also card sleeves for the instructions. i think someone had them in old negative sleeves
     
  3. Hyperoptic

    Hyperoptic G1-Junkie

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    I copied the following from this thread:
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/trans...-paperwork-display-storage-setup-options.html

    You might find something practical for you here...

    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 your 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.
     
  4. cryotek

    cryotek Criminal Overlord

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    For my tech specs, I used a scrapbook set. Each page holds six of them. I also use putty to hold them in place. I'll get pics of them later.
     
  5. whoamidri

    whoamidri Mumbling Madman

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    thanks hyperoptic. That is definitely a very nice setup.

    I am looking forward to seeing what cryotek uses as well.

    Hoping to find something that does not leave a residue on the back of the tech specs.
     
  6. Superquad7

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    Right now I have mine in a portable carrying storage box (Sterilite container) and I have each year's worth in a separate baggie. Once I complete them, I'll swap them out into a binder system.
     
  7. whoamidri

    whoamidri Mumbling Madman

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    Mine are all in one 12 year old plastic shopping bag.... I was thinking the other day about how terribly lame it is to have them that way for all these years. I will probably do something similar to what Hypertopic has done but without the putty.
     
  8. ahro23

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    I've been holding my cardbacks in those 8.5x11 plastic sheet holders but I might have to check out those longer art portfolios since the cardbacks are pretty tall.
     
  9. cryotek

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    I need to find those holders for the instruction books. I'll try and have my pics up this weekend.
     
  10. cryotek

    cryotek Criminal Overlord

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    Sorry for the long delay and crappy cell phone pics. Cant get my camera to work. The front cover is still a work in progress. I have all original G1 including all the giftsets. I also have Guard City from the Japan giftset.

    Just need some of the Euorpean/Japanese ones. Plus the Powerplans from the Action Masters.
     
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  11. xMostWanted559x

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    Sick binder setup. I need to start an album and cut off all my bubble wrapping
     
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    I used binders/clear books before, but they got so bulky I decided to use Ziploc bags again.
     
  13. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    So much of my old G1 packaging is stashed in plastic shopping bags. Some of it is in bags from a place I worked at that closed down in 1994, which tells you how long they've been just sitting in there. Sad really, and I do keep meaning to sort it all out and store these things away nicely.
    Although I do have my G1 clipped tech specs and instruction books stored away neatly in plastic tubs so at least it's not all just kicking about in ancient carrier bags.