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karinations
06-11-2003, 02:12 AM
This really doesnt have anything to do with any board in particular so here is as good as any i guess..

I have a lot a carded figures but the bulk of my collection is loose(i have almost 400)and im having a crisis kind of.
I have an odd piece of furniture in my Star Wars room that is like a mini credenza with draws in it.
I keep my figures in it as i like to be able to get to them when i want to look at them or set them up or just..i dunno i like having them where i can get to them easily.
Problem now is i have so many they are like jammed in the draws and there are figures 7 or 8 deep at the bottom of these draws.
Im starting to worry they are going to get messed up somehow all in big piles like that.
I'm not sure how they could but it just look...safe or something.
Seeing as some of these figures are hard to find or cost me stupid money to buy online i just feel like i should be taking better care of them and storing them not in big piles in draws with TC-14 on the bottom.
I'll reach in to pull out a handful and drop Jorg Sacul and it's like....

So i'm asking for suggestions on storage.something that is (semi)accessable.
For a day i thought the collectors cases was the way to go and started buying up C3P0 heads only to find that many figures won't fit in it.
And the Falcon ones a joke unless you have a 10 figure collection.
Forget about the Darth Vader ones,those things are like clown cases you open them and it's like bang! floor!
SO any ideas?

-V-

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karinations
06-11-2003, 02:13 AM
That's loose dork.

Oh wait....


-V-

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Darkross
06-11-2003, 07:45 AM
What I do...is pack each fig individually in a ziplock bag with all of its accessories and then pack about ten of them in a larger freezer bag...and then pack the freezer bags in boxes. I know it isn't a way to display them...but I don't really have space to display my entire collection anyway (200 figures + vehicles). What you could do...is display one of every figure in a LARGE display cabinet at about 2 - 4 figures deep.

JEDIpartner
06-11-2003, 12:17 PM
I do the individual Ziplock baggie thing (the snack-sized ones work really well for most of the figures) and then put them into one of those really huge Rubbermade tubs with a lid.

amidalak
06-11-2003, 02:04 PM
i use about six tackle boxes for my figs, they work well for me.

tgr3328
06-11-2003, 02:25 PM
I bought one of those plastic boxes that is meant to slide under the bed. It is long enough to hold wrapping paper. It is large enough to hold all of my figures and some small vehicles. Being shallow, the figures on the bottom are not crushed under the weight of others on top.

Dar Basra
06-11-2003, 02:30 PM
Apothecary cabinets.

http://images.goantiques.com/dbimages/SEZ1540an607.jpg

karinations
06-11-2003, 02:32 PM
Those are good ideas for storage but i like having them where i can get to them fast.
Incase like..i dunno i need them for something,im not sure why i need them so on hand.
IF i packaged them in baggies it would almost be like the carded stuff i have, i need access.
I know it's insane but ill just be sittin here on the computer or hanging out and ill have the urge to grab some stormtroopers and line em up or set up the figures in my Geonosis Arena or whatever and if i have them "too" put away it's a pain in the butt to do that.
Yeah i don't...
It's messed up.
I want them "loose" and easy to get to but also safe in a spot where they are not crushing each other.
I was thinking maybe a series of trays.
That i could slide off shelves with like 30 or so figures on each.
I have no idea what that means but it sounds promising.
Just wondering what everyone else did for some ideas.

What it comes down to is im a 27 year old man that likes to play with his Star Wars toys.
There, i said it.

-V-

http://www.citizenv.com

karinations
06-11-2003, 02:34 PM
Hey i like that plastic box idea!
But i can't have my figures in my bedroom i have a room for my SW stuff so it would be too out of place there,i need it together.
Hmmmm
Maybe i can get a Star Wars bed..

-V-

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Master ToNone
06-11-2003, 04:00 PM
Hide them with your porn collection. Generally, that is always within reach and quickly accessable. It will save a lot of time with trying to find Padme unleashed also.

plasticfetish
06-11-2003, 09:48 PM
You could get a fishing vest and hot glue all of your loose figures to it ... and then you could wear the vest and always have your figures near you.

Originally posted by JEDIpartnr
I do the individual Ziplock baggie thing (the snack-sized ones work really well for most of the figures) and then put them into one of those really huge Rubbermade tubs with a lid.
Those "snack" bags are it. They should re-name them Ziplock action figure bags. I keep my loosies in those and a handy tote. I fully understand the need to have your junk nearby to fiddle around with. I tend to rotate a few on and off of my desk every every so often. Gives me something to do when I'm not working ... that is, when I'm not letting this distract me from work also.

... and Wisenhiemer ToNone ... since most people keep their "art photos" on their computers these days, how's that gonna work out?

Old Fossil
06-12-2003, 12:45 AM
Wal-Mart sells these stackable Rubbermaid containers that have drawers. I think they come in 3-drawer units, and are stackable. I personally do the Ziploc bag thing described above, as I have my favorite loose figures on stands, on a series of shelves on semi-permanent display. Everything else goes in the bags, which go in several small cardboard boxes, which are stacked in a big U-Haul box, which is stacked...

karinations
06-12-2003, 03:44 PM
Wal-Mart sells these stackable Rubbermaid containers that have drawers.

Nice!
That's it,that's the answer.
I never thought of that but it's perfect.
And it will also give me something to buy at Wal Mart for a change as they don't seem to carry Star Wars figures anymore.

-V-


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Old Fossil
06-12-2003, 09:37 PM
Originally posted by karinations

And it will also give me something to buy at Wal Mart for a change as they don't seem to carry Star Wars figures anymore.


I know what you mean. Usually I leave WM with a bag of pet food or some toothpaste or some chocolate milk, but no figures.

InsaneJediGirl
06-13-2003, 10:28 AM
Originally posted by JEDIpartnr
I do the individual Ziplock baggie thing (the snack-sized ones work really well for most of the figures) and then put them into one of those really huge Rubbermade tubs with a lid.

Thats how I store mine,really easy to keep from loosing weapons/accessories as well,since they already in the little baggies.

Or..if you have the space,get one of those glass enclosed bookshelves.:confused: Saw a few at WM the other day,couldnt be that hard to put together.

jedi master sal
06-13-2003, 12:35 PM
Plastic baggies are great for storing your stash...of figures.

I'm almost done individually bagging each one. I usually put those ones into a freezer bag as well. As much as I'd like to display everything, I just don't have the room for 800+ figures. And the collection is still growing. This also doesn't include ships/vehicles/12in figures(82 of them at last count)/action fleet/playsets/micro machines/comics/magazines and so on.

I can't wait to move into a house later this year. Then I'm going to have one sweet display!




Good luck, karinations, in however you decide to store and display.