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Offline Oboewan

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Sideshow 12"- what to do?
« on: June 13, 2007, 12:57 PM »
Ok.. so you freed them from the boxes, played around with various poses, alternate hands, saber hilts etc... and have them on display.    What are doing in terms of the boxes?   They're too pretty to just trash, and provide the perfect home for those accessories you AREN'T displaying.   I'm an opener mainly cause I like 'em that way, but also for conserving space but I can't just get rid of these great boxes!

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Re: Sideshow 12"- what to do?
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2007, 01:14 PM »
Not really with these but i am in the same situation with the gentle giant maquettes. I have no idea what to do with the boxes. Suggestions would be helpful.
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Re: Sideshow 12"- what to do?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2007, 01:16 PM »
Don't trash them! If you're like me you need to rotate older collectibles out to make room for newer ones, and you'll need these boxes to store them in. If you move you'll be kicking yourself, for tossing them, and if, God forbid, you ever have to sell them, the packaging will add to their value.
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Re: Sideshow 12"- what to do?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2007, 02:13 PM »
Don't trash them! If you're like me you need to rotate older collectibles out to make room for newer ones, and you'll need these boxes to store them in. If you move you'll be kicking yourself, for tossing them, and if, God forbid, you ever have to sell them, the packaging will add to their value.

Trashing them is NOT an option I'm looking into at this time.....I think the only one I ditched was the Jabba box and I'm keeping the Throne room in the mailer box in an tiny outdoor "shed" as an experiment for possible future storage.  It's just not the best place to put things of any value.   I suppose I can use rubbermaid type bins to store stuff in there as well.    I'm just plain running out of room in the condo and have no clue what to do with the boxes at this point.   I guess I'll stick em in one of my closets for the time being- provided I can make some room.

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Re: Sideshow 12"- what to do?
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2007, 03:27 PM »
 ::) I'm in the same boat! :P I got a plastic container for just sideshow boxes.
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Re: Sideshow 12"- what to do?
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2007, 01:35 PM »
Well, I don't keep the boxes in the brown mailing boxes they were shipped in.  I have two TV boxes that I am stacking them in (and then stacking on top of one another).  Another trick I have done is to buy black material and cover the boxes and have a few guys standing in the back of the display case on the boxes and then a row in the front.  It's also how I handle some of the many MR boxes.  It's a tough call....I threw out most of the Hasbro boxes (I kept two to store extra weapons, items and clothes) but I just can't part with the SS or GG boxes.....yet. :-\
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Re: Sideshow 12"- what to do?
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2007, 02:58 PM »
Currently, most of my collection is packed safely away in large rubbermaid bins.  Those are stored in the unfinished basement of our current house.  When we buy a house at my next assignment, I plan on displaying as much as I can, but I will keep all the bins and store the boxes in them.  I thought about displaying the boxes behind the SS figures if I decide to display them separately from my MR sabers like I have them now.
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Re: Sideshow 12"- what to do?
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2007, 05:17 PM »
Wow, you can tell by the activity on the boards that a lot of guys (myself included) who started with 12" Sideshow are no longer collecting.

Their character selection has been weak, to say the least.


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Re: Sideshow 12"- what to do?
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2007, 09:04 PM »
Money has been the main issue for me not getting more into the Sideshow stuff. At nearly $60 a pop I can't really justify spending this in addition to the Hasbro line. I've dabbled a little with it. I picked up Maul when he came out. At CIV I bought a Qui-Gon so I'd have someone to display him with. I have Old Ben on pre-order, I really can't wait for that one. And that is as far as I've gotten into the SW line. I actually do like most of the other figures they have come out with. I have to say though, more and more these days I find it harder to get excited about anything PT, even stuff I used to like a lot. I've been becoming more and more of an OT only collector. And since it seems most of Sideshow's stuff has been PT, other than Jabba who I couldn't afford, I just am not as into the line as I would have been a few years ago.
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Re: Sideshow 12"- what to do?
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2007, 09:34 AM »
I have been very selective... Waiting for deals or getting the one's I like. I have really liked the OT pieces... and they have pulled me in... Old Ben, Leia, Bespin Luke... Very nice...

Though the LOTR pieces have me even more... But I still wait for deals...

Like I am on the fence about getting a Plo-Kloon for about $20 shipped (with my C-IV gift Card)... But that is a deal... so maybe...


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Re: Sideshow 12"- what to do?
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2007, 12:12 PM »
I display my boxes behind the respective figure for now...until I run out of space that is.  I'll post a pic later on.

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Re: Sideshow 12"- what to do?
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2007, 04:24 PM »
I really wanted to collect this line, and anticipated it for years.  However, the price point, and the "close but not exact" faces made me pass.  However, If they do an Akbar, Greedo or a Weequay, I may pick one of them up just for fun.
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Re: Sideshow 12"- what to do?
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2007, 10:25 AM »
I hide mine in any hole I can find. Just in case I hit a dry patch and need to sell.  :-X

God forbid.