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Frustrations of displaying your figures...
« on: January 18, 2004, 05:16 PM »
Today, I was set to put up brackets for a shelf to display my clone wars stuff, in a diorama display.

Directly above the said shelf, was the rest of my star wars toys. There were about 75 various figures/parts on the shelf.

My friend who was in my room thought the shelf with all the toys looked like it was off balance on the brackets, and he decided to move it over a few inches, and proceded to spill all of my figures and various accessories on top of my radiator. After I cleaned them up, I could not get several parts and pieces from behind the radiator.

Now, has anyone else had a similar problem displaying figures, or when you are working near them?

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Re: Frustrations of displaying your figures...
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2004, 10:13 PM »
That does suck.  Luckily I don't think I've had something that aggravating happen...yet.

Personally I display all of my stuff in dioramas too, but using the huge heavy duty shelving units from LOWES/HOME DEPOT.  They work out well, and rarely do any figures fall over because the shelves are extremely sturdy.

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Re: Frustrations of displaying your figures...
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2004, 10:16 PM »
Until I finally wised up and bought some bookcases, I put figures on display wherever I could. Figures like ML or LOTR fell over all the damn time. Still do.
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Re: Frustrations of displaying your figures...
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2004, 10:55 PM »
That's why I started buying Real Stands for most figures.
(and why I loved the CT chips).

Now, I don't get nearly the domino effect I used to when someone fell over!  It's usually just one figure that gets knocked over.

Figure Stands.  They're a good thing.

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Re: Frustrations of displaying your figures...
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2004, 10:00 AM »
That's why I started buying Real Stands for most figures.
(and why I loved the CT chips).

Now, I don't get nearly the domino effect I used to when someone fell over!  It's usually just one figure that gets knocked over.

Figure Stands.  They're a good thing.

Jeff


This wasnt the figures falling over, it was the entire shelf. I dont think any sort of stand (aside from anti-gravity ones) could keep them from tipping in this case.


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Re: Frustrations of displaying your figures...
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2004, 10:44 AM »
I am going to be moving to a new townhouse in April.  I have been pouring over people's collections and how they are displayed.  I don't know what to do either.  I think I will probably just have one main area and change the display items every now and then.  
I don't know yet how I will display stuff.  Any suggestions on displaying items would be welcome :)

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Re: Frustrations of displaying your figures...
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2004, 11:17 AM »
I am going to be moving to a new townhouse in April.  I have been pouring over people's collections and how they are displayed.  I don't know what to do either.  I think I will probably just have one main area and change the display items every now and then.  
I don't know yet how I will display stuff.  Any suggestions on displaying items would be welcome :)


Easy to assemble shelves. Get a 48'' long shelf, and two wall brackets. You measure where you want it, and find the studs, especialy if its going to be holding alot of ships, or a diorama. Mark where the screws will go in on the bracket agains the wall. MAKE SURE ITS LEVEL. MEASURE TWICE and screw ONCE. Make sure the second bracket is the same height and level and repeat. Then just place the wood on the brackets and voila! Shelf for your toys.

You can also try bookshelves. :)

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Re: Frustrations of displaying your figures...
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2004, 11:57 AM »
This wasnt the figures falling over, it was the entire shelf. I dont think any sort of stand (aside from anti-gravity ones) could keep them from tipping in this case.

Kevin

Uh... sorry to confuse you, but I was responding to the second and third posts, which specifically mentioned figures falling over:

"and rarely do any figures fall over because the shelves are extremely sturdy."
by CHEWIE

"Figures like ML or LOTR fell over all the damn time. Still do. "
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I wasn't responding to the shelf-crashing issue...
Sorry for the confusion.

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Re: Frustrations of displaying your figures...
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2004, 12:14 PM »
Sorry, the mix up was mine. :)


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Re: Frustrations of displaying your figures...
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2004, 05:51 PM »
you can use stuff like quake wax (to stop things from falling over in earthquakes), it works extremely well and will not mess up yor stands/figures. it comes off easily. whatever

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Re: Frustrations of displaying your figures...
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2004, 01:46 PM »
did i mention that its clear?

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Re: Frustrations of displaying your figures...
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2004, 12:30 AM »
well, i had a display that looked like this once:



and right above that shelf, i had this:



well, not that the entire shelf fell down (thank god), but the emperor did slip off one night... and landed right on top of my death star display, sending a hundred or so imperial troops flying through the room... i kept saying i was going to take pictures of the mess and call it my newest diorama - "the fall of the emperor" - but i never did, i just picked them all back up....


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Re: Frustrations of displaying your figures...
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2004, 02:20 AM »
joka,

LOL "fall of the emperor" heheh good one.  :D

my biggest frustration in displaying my figures isnt if they fall over, but when they get covered with dust. With my collecting increasing so much it's become a big hassle to clean them off, I'm not sure what to do. Has anyone found a solid and cheap way to minimize dust buildups?

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Re: Frustrations of displaying your figures...
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2004, 04:59 PM »
Well as many of you know I have my toy collection in those $29.99 bookcases that yo ucan get from Wal-Mart. After I put my stuff in there I cover it with 1/8" Plexy Glass that is $10.00 - $12.00 per sheet at Lowes.  Lowes will even cut it for you for free on their big saw (make sure they run it in there backwards). To hold the Plexy on I drill holes through the Plexy Glass and into the bookcases. Then I screw it in. The only bad thing about it is when you want to access something you have to take out the screws and move the plexy glass. Other than that it keeps the kids, dogs, and dust out.
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Re: Frustrations of displaying your figures...
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2004, 04:24 AM »
Jokabofe,


Nice collection pictures, and Im sorry to hear about the 'fall of the emperor!'

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