What does your display case look like?

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    What does your display case look like?
    I’ve been using Detolfs from Ikea for years. They’re relatively inexpensive, they’re easy to add lighting to and they look great. I use acrylic risers and spice organizers within the cases to display my toys at various heights in order to fit more in each case. www.gemsondisplay.com has sweet deals on acrylic risers!

    Here is the most recent photo I’ve got of my set up. I’ve scored about another half dozen larger pieces that I need to fit in here which most likely means I’m going to have to pull a lot of stuff out and rearrange..

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    Thanks; it came to around $35 after tax, so not too bad, but I could only do one for now, but it was a success! Thanks for the idea! Lulu juuuust fits (the next batch will have a tiny more space as I've had a multi-mold made so they are a little bit smaller).

    [​IMG]Lulu Case with Friends by Doug Hardy, on Flickr
     
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    Perfect!
     
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    That 4 rack is nice but the inside bottom to top dimensions is 4.75. While the ones from Michaels is 5.7” so I don’t think the kumon could quite fit in the 4 rack or at least it would be very tight but might fit other figures pretty nice. Also having them separate can give you the advantage to stager them each however you wanted.
     
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    Looks great! Defiantly makes the toys stand out this way
     
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    What does your display case look like?
    Does anyone use acrylic risers or something similar in their display cases? I feel I'm wasting a lot of space in these Detolfs and risers would help a bunch, but they seem pretty pricey and I can't find a good site with a lot of variety in sizing
     
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    I wanted custom fitted risers (cheap or free!), I had some scrap lumber cut to the exact length and height for my cases (free :)). When I pile on the toys, you can't really see the risers. If you use a Detolf, I think the wood would be visible. Here is what one of my cases look like
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    Some Home Depot stores have a scrap lumber bin, but 2x4's are very inexpensive. Also if you see a house in the neighborhood having decking or fencing put in, you could ask for scrap lumber (also works if you have a carpenter friend! :)). The custom cut risers are great, because you don't have to have multiple acrylic risers per shelf (everything is continuous).
     
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    You can also use cheap translucent food storage containers turned upside-down as well; they don't look as sharp, but most of the time they will be camouflaged by all the kaiju surrounding them anyway!

    [​IMG]Cheapass risers by Doug Hardy, on Flickr

    Also the little stage risers on the right are cheap "Collection Stages" by Bandai. They come in blue and smoke as well.

    https://hlj.com/collection-stage-clear-bann21050
     
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    I have a Container Store not to far from me. They have all kinds of clear plastic containers that can be used, including acrylic risers.
    https://www.containerstore.com/s?source=form&refinements=&q=acrylic+display&submit=

    I have used the clear car model display for my Detolfs.
    https://www.containerstore.com/s/race-car-display-cube/d?productId=10001594&q=car model display

    Old photo using various clear plastic containers like the car model display and various size clear baseball card containers. Since then I have switched to the acrylic risers.
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    Container Store has these various size clear plastic containers that I used to create the risers for this set up. I don't see it on their website. If you have a store around you, I recommend visiting Container Store as you can probably get a better idea of what you need. Craft stores like Michael's, Hobby Lobby, AC Moore will have a few basic containers like the car model display.
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    Great shelf Anthony, I think the Mecha Ju in the back it’s looking me, he is looking for a Gorilla Ju who to fight with, I could gladly adopt it.:D
     
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    You can always send your Gorilla Ju to me for a play date with my Mecha. :lol:
     
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    https://www.gemsondisplay.com/shopd...xact=&atleast=&without=&cprice=&searchfields=

    This is where I get my risers from. They’re pretty inexpensive compared to other places. A small set of 3 is $2.45 and a larger set of 3 is $5.69. The price goes down if you buy more. If you bought 12 sets of each size, you’d end up with 72 various size risers for under 90 bucks.
     
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    Thanks for all of the suggestions! Definitely interested in a Baseball Bat case now.
     
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    I use the Ikea Fabrikör cabinet for the new sofubi. Have the Shirahama Toy shrine on the top because it's the family favorite.
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    I'm looking for a glass display case with adjustable shelves. Detolfs are pretty good but I don't like that since the shelves aren't adjustable I had to move my collection around to fit it rather than having the case fit my collection. Anyone got any good ideas?
     
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    I'm a big fan of the Fabrikör. I wish they'd do more fun colors like the green one I have, but they hold up really well.
     
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    What does your display case look like?
    The adjustment system for this model looks great but it's a bit small and I'd like more glass than metal which would just block the view
     
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    What does your display case look like?
    I want to build some shelves but right now I just crowd everything onto the desk.
     
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    Never ordered glass but Wayfair is great. Maybe a dozen orders and only ever had one problem. Delivery guy left the box out in the rain and it was a mattress so it was ruined. They replaced it and disposed of the ruined one for free.

    There is a huge online community of people who make kits to modify Detolfs. Mine had 12 shelves at one point. For the price it is pretty unbeatable since you can do so much easy modification.
     
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    link to this community? might be very worth my while
     
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    What does your display case look like?
    Been away for a while, here are the cases I am most proud of. Kusogon is missing a ton of newer ones.
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