View Full Version : Display/storage question
02-20-2005, 10:44 PM
My dilemma is this: The room in my house devoted to displaying and storing the hundreds of carded figures that I own is pretty much bursting at the seams. The walls are covered and the room's only shelving unit is jam-packed.
All of this would be fine and dandy, of course, if my collection wasn't growing — but it is, and in a hurry. Now, with the prospect of me really loading up on figures, ships, 12-inchers, etc. in the ROTS line, I'm sort of at a loss.
I really want to avoid boxing up figures, so any innovative ideas that anyone might have would be greatly appreciated.
02-20-2005, 11:10 PM
Sometimes we must box up the overflow.WHat I do is use Rubbermaid Storage bins. Get the big ones as the holdlots more stuff. A good sized on(50 gallons) holds my POTF,Ep1 and POTJ collection. Another also holds most of the vehicles and playsets I have. They are not easily damaged and will hold up to water leaks.
02-20-2005, 11:32 PM
Ahhh Rubbermaid! Thanks for the idea.
02-21-2005, 12:32 AM
Yep, I do the same thing as KH using a combination of rubbermaids and big cardboard boxes which is all set off the ground on pallets in my storage garage as an added water deterent.
02-21-2005, 09:26 AM
I am faced with the same problem; my wife is threatening to leave me if I don't get my figures off the wall. I've been trying to box up the figures I've been buying in the boxes that they are shipped to stores in. The problems are 1) I can't get them fast enough and 2) the new ROTS boxes are bigger than the ones that hold other figures. What I'd like to do is box my figures in these and then maybe put them in a rubbermaid container. I plan to go to Toys R Us during the midnight sale to grab enough boxes for ROTS, but does anyone have any ideas about how I can get shipping boxes for regular figures?
02-21-2005, 09:50 AM
Try getting to a store during pack out and get the boxes before the get crushed. Thats the only way I can think of to get the figure boxes
02-21-2005, 11:04 AM
If you are looking for good quality, durable boxes, go to your local ABC store and get some liquor boxes. Mine sells them for 5 cents a piece and they usually have some stashed away in their back room. These boxes are sturdy (since they usually are holding glass bottles of product) and they hold up well. I have alot of my "overflow" figures stored in these and they work great.
02-21-2005, 11:05 AM
I am faced with the same problem; my wife is threatening to leave me if I don't get my figures off the wall. Man, that's unfortunate. Where do you think she'll go to live?;)
02-21-2005, 11:08 AM
Man, that's unfortunate. Where do thing she'll go to live?;)
LoL, I am sure he is going to miss her!!
02-21-2005, 02:07 PM
I don't know where she'll go. If she takes the kids, I'll be destroyed. However, I won't have to worry about them eventually deciding that the toys on the wall should be opened...
02-21-2005, 11:17 PM
Do those of you who use the massive containers also store each individual figure in Star Cases? Right now I keep some of my favorite figures in Star Cases, and I fear it would be a rather costly venture to get cases for everything I have.
02-21-2005, 11:17 PM
Yep, those 50-gallon Rubbermaid tubs work well. I've been migrating away from cardboard boxes since they tend to absorb moisture, which can lead to mold and insect damage. If your storage area is climate-controlled then you should be okay.
Geez, by last count I have 27 of those 50-Gal. Rubbermaid tubs. Everything from vintage to modern Star Wars to LEGO and a hodge podge of other toys in between can be found inside them.
02-22-2005, 04:23 AM
Do those of you who use the massive containers also store each individual figure in Star Cases? Right now I keep some of my favorite figures in Star Cases, and I fear it would be a rather costly venture to get cases for everything I have.I don't use star cases...yet. I plan on buying them once I get the funds together. I unfortunately don't use a climate controlled garage yet and I still use cardboard boxes. I'm thinking hard about switching from my boxes to all rubbermaids when I go home next.
02-22-2005, 10:20 AM
Rubermaid containers are the way to go. I had some kind of leak in my basement some time ago (that I didnt know about), when I was down in my Archive I discovered that Rubbermaid had saved the day! Several of the containers had water stains on them but the contents -untouched.
I havnt the room to display even a quarter of my collection. So its ALL in storage.
02-22-2005, 10:36 AM
Rubermaid containers are the way to go. I had some kind of leak in my basement some time ago (that I didnt know about), when I was down in my Archive I discovered that Rubbermaid had saved the day! Several of the containers had water stains on them but the contents -untouched. Then all rubbermaids is definitely the way that I'm gonna go when I get a chance. I have an outside storage garage and I question it's leakproofness at times.
02-22-2005, 04:27 PM
Open all your figures :D
I store all my overflow collection in rubbermaid(even though its opened stuff).Works great,I've dropped stuff on the containers,water,etc and everything stays nice on the inside.Not to mention they are stackable :)
02-23-2005, 12:31 AM
I've resorted to using rubbermaid containers for some of my older collectibles. I too. am quickly running out of room tp display my collection. With EPIII, I'm going to hit an all time storing dilemma.
For the poster who's wife is threating to leave, well my collection is the reason I stay single, I don't want anybody telling me where and when and how I can display things. I know this sounds harse, but the last time I lived with a girl, she had me keep all of my collection boxed up. Not suggesting you let your wife go, just letting you know that I choose to handle things my way.
Did that make sense? I think I need a nap.
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