What does your display case look like?

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  1. Mr. Humphreys

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    What does your display case look like?
    Yes, I did see the Fabrikor case, and it's definitely sturdy, with nice sealed sides. What i didn't like is that the base flares out and is pretty bulk (esp. with the cross-bracing). I know it's to make the case stable and strong, but it takes up too much space as a floor foot print, and being the neat nut that I am, it will probably annoy me to get the vacuum cleaner caught up in the x-bracing.

    My first choice was actually the Stockholm case
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90239733/

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    It's an expensive $429, but I figured it would be my only display case. It's large and very sturdy, but... the latching system on the front door is magnetic, so nosey cat paws can very easily claw it open, and cat vs. toy wrestling mayhem would probably follow (H & E are really nosey cats, compared to Mr. Humphreys who liked to nap, follow you around, cuddle, and nap some more--too dignified to be nosey ;) ), so I had to pass on it. I sorta regret not buying the Super 7 vintage metal cases when they were up for grabs, they were really nice.

    Right now, it's still going to be the Nornas, because I can hang them out of reach (hopefully) of the cats. We're suppose to rent a truck and get them next week :)
     
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    What does your display case look like?
    Martin is a fantastic guy creating absolutely enjoyable works. As I know I've seen him around these parts before, here's a 'wave' and a "Hello, Martin!"

    I love that painting that you scored; I hadn't realized that the original was still up for sale. Congratulations on landing it!
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    I found out just yesterday that he has a new show opening in early 2016 (Feb 12, I believe it was), so I've already set aside funding for another round of purchases.

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    Hey I was searching for a post on the IKEA Detolfs and found this great thread.

    I have a Detolf that houses most of my vinyl toys but before I bought that
    I only had these cases and boxes displaying my Microman and Micronauts, and Henshin Cyborg, etc.

    I've been consumed with moving and really haven't had much time to think about toys for most of this year.
    Packing up and moving EVERYTHING gave me a chance to reconnect with my collection.
    Here is the "Tetris" style display that I have going on so far.
    The black case has sliding glass doors and used to be my Dad's knife display.
    He never bought us any Star Wars toys and I can't thank him enough for that.

    [​IMG]20151206_230150r by dave_zav, on Flickr
     
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    After moving into my new place I'm now able to elevate my detolf off the floor
    and it's made it much easier to access and enjoy my collection.
    Has anyone found a cheap furniture turntable or "lazy susan" that is strong enough to use with a detolf?

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    What does your display case look like?
    If you don't mind open shelves, this shelving unit from IKEA is only $10.00 more than a DETOLF @ $80.00 and can hold more than twice as many toys. The middle 3 shelves are glass; the top & bottom shelves are a nice quality particle board with a solid finish. The frame is made of metal and comes in black-brown (I have one of these and it looks more like a warm, dark gray) or white. They also make smaller shelves in the same aesthetic that are pretty much half the width of the larger model.

    Link to VITTSJÖ shelving unit HERE.

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    I recently saw the Fabrikors in person and tried all I could to make them ship it to Mexico for me, couldn't do it. Didn't have a lot of time either but totally fell in love with them!!
    Also, Dennis' displays still blow my mind.

    Here's a the only display case I have.
     
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    ^^ Love it. I always enjoy pics of mixed collections!

    The bug-boy down the front is cool :)
     
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    What does your display case look like?
    I used to use a white Ikea Lack Bookcase (6' x 3') as my toy display, and man, was it wonderful to look at.
    it was big and spacious, only 4 nice thick shelves, and all the colorful paint jobs from my hundreds of toys just popped!

    Now I use my nightstand :/
     
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    What does your display case look like?
    Just a couple of my cases. Detolf and Billy bookcase with UV plexi in a frame as "doors"




     
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    What does your display case look like?

    Not my only shelf set up but for sure one of my favorites
     
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    What does your display case look like?
    I had a look at this case when I was at one of their stores a few weeks ago. Nice sturdy looking case however I didn’t like the width of the metal frame. Too wide to see the stuff inside clearly from a lot of angles although I liked the glass top.
     
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    Good to know, thanks! I'll have to have a peek myself. Might be better for larger toys....
     
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    What does your display case look like?
    @Vombie might well have some opinions.
     
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    What does your display case look like?
    I definitely like the symmetrical legs in that new case. Plus that bluish gray gives it a "natural history sciencie" type feeling. Vombie's vertical Fabrikor cases are nice, and I almost bought a set, but those splayed legs were the only thing that stopped me -- takes up a little more floor foot print, although I suppose that was for stability (the cross bracing is good for stability too, but detracts from the asthetics, IMHO), considering the tower design...
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    The Fabrikor is definitely a stronger case, and the seams in along the door frame and cabinet body are nicely sealed...
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    Unfortunately the Nornas has a slight gap along the door frames (same as the detolfs). Also noticed that the Billy cases are back too.

    I really wanted to buy those S7 vintage metal cases, when they came up for grabs, but it would have been a bit difficult to transport and drag up the stairs. They were really nice though!
    p.s. I noticed Walmart has Fabrikor cases on their website, but for double the price!
     
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    What does your display case look like?

    Yep! I really dig these shorter ones.

    [​IMG]Shorty Fabikors by Doug Hardy, on Flickr
     
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    What does your display case look like?

    They're alright, I guess.;)
     
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    Man, Vombie. You started me on both Fabrikors AND my Elegab obsession haha. Thanks!
     
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    Thank you Vombie and Doug!!! Fantastic setups :D For some reason, I was thinking the squarish symmetrical case was new! Doug, your photos are a great perspective. The toys look great! Are the doors taken off or are the cases back to front for better viewing? BTW, nice kitchen range :)
     
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    What does your display case look like?
    I first saw them about six years ago in the Portland OR IKEA. The green one. I snatched it up and have been bonsai-ing my collection of Booska and sofubi ever since. I feel both sizes have something to offer. Glad you discovered them :)
     
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    What does your display case look like?
    I never put the doors on them because I don't have a second set of hands :lol:
     
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    You're very lucky to have cats that don't diet on vinyl! :D
     
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    What does your display case look like?
    Yeah they are mostly indifferent towards the kaiju, just the occasional sniff. :lol:

    [​IMG]Kaiju Inspection by Doug Hardy, on Flickr
     
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