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Post by Abrader on Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:22 am

Right now I have about 3 closets full of cartons. Some large, medium and then the ladies shoe box size most normal 1/6 figures come in. Largest boxes are metal gear Rex, ray and TK Hunters and Heavy Brambles.

I like the boxes sometimes dealing with them feels a little tedious.

Has anyone here knowing they don’t intend to sell, ever ditched the boxes and just used large crates filled with bubble wrapped individuals pieces? Seems like a crate stacked with heaviest pieces on the bottom everything bundled in wrap would be safe like this as the stuff really isn’t as heavy as the boxes are bulky.

What do you do?

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Post by gregory on Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:51 am

Living the small apartment life, I gotta ditch the boxes for any figures I'm 100% keeping and have no intention of ever getting rid of. I rotate the collection around and wrap the figures in bubblewrap and place in bins, which take up most of my closet space

I also have a storage unit I keep the really bulky boxes in

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Post by Abrader on Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:05 am

Okay glad to hear that’s a good solution. I may go that route. Seems easier to organize by colorway and less room.

My girlfriend has been umm cool with my hobby. Smile

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Post by Abrader on Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:36 am

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My closets all look like this. Kind of maddening trying to find something.

Also putting the figures in and out of the packaging is tedious - am I really gonna twist all those wires again?

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Post by Abrader on Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:38 am

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Office bookcases all look like this tho so it’s sexy office and monolith trial of man closets.

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Post by Cthulhu on Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:02 pm

I ditch all the boxes, no room. No room for anything! My closest is like tetris for all my hot toys star wars boxes, some threea ones. But when you have like 200 figures and things, cant keep all the boxes...
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Post by Abrader on Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:08 pm

Cthulhu wrote:I ditch all the boxes, no room. No room for anything! My closest is like tetris for all my hot toys star wars boxes, some threea ones. But when you have like 200 figures and things, cant keep all the boxes...

Do you use bins and bubble wrap blankets on each fig for moving snd storage?

I have my classic video game carts in similar 72 gal bins.

The thought of ditching the boxes is kinda getting me excited.

Cthulhu- you can't see it well but I have a giant Cthulhu kaiju on my top shelf next to the TK Hunter Vali.

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Post by Abrader on Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:11 pm

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Desk is pretty good right now when I’m working ok something Smile

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Post by ZombieRepublican on Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:17 am

I wish I had the strength to ditch the boxes. To me they are also collecters items. At least with ThreeA for that stunning artwork!

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Post by Chivo on Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:30 am

Boxes 4 Life, man!

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Post by Abrader on Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:19 am

I agree the boxes are lovely.

I do think that the pieces have a higher chance of being damaged by the plastic shells boxes etc than if I kept them stored in bubble wrap blankets stacked in bins.

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Post by x43x on Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:42 am

In our condo, every nook and cranny was filled with boxes.  Now that we have a house, its down to one closet and a large garage rack.  They are pretty cheap and I could use another one...

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Post by Abrader on Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:05 pm

You guys ever had pieces damaged by storage in original cartons? Like paint rubbed off noses by the plastic shell etc? Strigoi specifically seem sensitive to it.

My OG DropCloth Squad for example feels really tight in their small little boxes. DropCloth 1.5U has a more cozy box.

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Post by Cthulhu on Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:57 pm

No storage bins here, everything is on a shelf or on display somewhere in the house. If I'm bored with it I sell it, but I havent sold anything in a while... only boxes I have are for hot toys, 7bones and all my emgy collection.
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