What does your display case look like?

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    That Balzac collection is amazing. Well done!
     
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    Would it be possible to stack these cases on top of one another if they were on a desk or shelf of would they fall that way?
     
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    I think if you opened the case one stacked on top of the other would interfere; you'd need some kind of spacers.
     
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    Recently I bought some led lights in strip and I tried them in the IKEA showcases, I was doing some tests in the connection of the strips and I wanted to share this photo with you, I am a bit ashamed to show it but for this it is made the board to share.:D
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    Looks great, I tried strips from IKEA that I taped to the bottom of each shelf so they shine downward but don’t have any on the sides yet. And is that a giant Kumon poster??
     
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    Super clean. I like it. You just need to add a few more bootleg lion maru's!
     
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    @Russblue11 Thank you! I already know which strips of IKEA you say I was tempted to grab one of those, but as you say only illuminate the top of each level of the showcase, a friend of mine bought some strips from Phillips that comes with three types of light in each strip; cold white light, warm light and blue light and you can also download an application on the mobile phone with which you can change light and intensity, mine are a generic brand but they came out very cheap on Ebay.
    Yes it is a giant image of a Kumon in fact it is a giant picture of a photo of one of the members of the board who kindly shared with me years ago.
    @bryce_r Thank you! you are right I need more Lion Maru bootlegs and licensed, I'm missing all the removable mask, I've lost a couple of times for a few yen.
     
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    Playing around with new shelves.
     
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    I just recently pulled most of my guys out of storage. My daughter didn't want this bookcase from when she was little, so I added some legs, and I thought to try it out before I refinish it. Seems pretty crowded. Some risers and maybe lighting would probably help. I really didn't realize I had this many figures left! I even plucked out a few in order to do some sales.

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    @blakewest that Private Hooligan / Elephant mash-up with the bandana neck thing is great! Was that a Gravy release?
     
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    That actually looks really cool, if i saw it without the toys on it i would say no way - but it works really well.

    Wow, my kinda toy shelves. Super varied, colourful and interesting. Awesome stuff.
     
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    Wow, dozens of wonderful toys that I was too 'focused' to chase, and a bottom shelf that I'd mostly murder for. Maybe use some square Salteen sheafs for risers in back and you're all done!

    Fun to see, thanks for sharing.
     
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    New shelf came in yesterday, had to pick the damn thing up a bunch of times and add/remove feet to stop it wobbling. Still figuring out what I'm doing as I have some gigantic Garamon and Kanegon headers coming, which I'd like to frame and put behind the Buta. So those might move up a shelf. Anyway, here's the work in progress :)

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    Thanks. Eventually I plan on covering up the Jack Daniel's logos with Bullmark and Marusan stamps.
     
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    Found some nice Terrarium Display tables on Amazon. I'm toying with the idea of a coffee table (too bad the console table is no longer available). A nice way to display not only toys, but some other collections that I have. An interesting design, because things you put in there will be admired every time you sit down and have coffee in the living room. Compared to detolfs it's pricey, but as a coffee table it's not a bad price.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NHJGOM...olid=3IT34380Z5MVE&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

    Cheaper at Overstock
    https://www.overstock.com/Home-Gard...VCcRkCh21QQH4EAQYASABEgJeSvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

    *p.s. read the reviews and it says the glass is thin. I suppose if you're careful this might work, but if you have rambunctious large cats who will bounce off of it, it may be a real hazard (hmmm! Odin will not only injure himself, but break it! :shock:)

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    p.p.s. Found a larger "console table / display case" on Target
    https://www.target.com/p/terrarium-storage-cabinet-curio-black-aiden-lane/-/A-50806549?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&CPNG=PLA_Furniture+Shopping&adgroup=SC_Furniture&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=c&location=9032048&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlMPth8Sk5AIVCdVkCh3Y7wqjEAkYJiABEgI_b_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

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    Mixed reviews though! Lots of people say it's super hard to assemble (instructions are not right!). They do "look" nice though!

    p.p.p.s Other "crazy ideas"

    Large glass table (1/2-inch thick tempered glass will be cat proof, no problem!), have two acrylic panels cut to close / encase the table into a large clear "box". I could have my carpenter friend build an inner shelf of wood. Cons: Acrylic panels will be expensive, and how do you secure a "temporary" panel to the side of the table, so you can change the display (industrial velcro on the corner of the panels is pretty heavy duty)
    *Shipping is free if you have Amazon Prime. Saw this monster in a local furniture store (they wanted $250 and an additional $100 for delivery!), it looked really nice. Heavy as "H" "E" double toothpicks though! It has great potential for displaying large things, that's for sure!
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WWSY44...olid=3IT34380Z5MVE&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it


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    Real conflicted! Because I'm not a fan of stuff behind glass (too childish for that), but I adore seeing toys integrated properly into a living space. Little floating shelves, giant toys holding down a corner with some cushions, a coffee table full of magic. Would be a nice way to display four-legged toys with beautiful work on the back, which a regular shelf often hides.
     
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    The biggest consideration to encase stuff for me is that my cats will definitely chew to pieces any toys they can get their paws and mouths on :x. Encasing also decreases the need for dusting lots of little things :x.

    I need a few large cases for extremely fragile sculptures (wood and ceramic).
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    *Not my photo! I adopted a hand-carved porcupine (really huge-- over 2 ft. long) with very delicate spines (a California artist, infulenced by Oaxacan carvings), some Indonesian wood carvings, and super fragile ceramics. There is no way to dust those spines without breaking them, so he's been living in a dark cabinet (open door to peek in on him) until I find the right display....

    p.s. I know what you mean about heavy @zindabad , I adopted a Hennig ceramic sculpture very similar to this (weighs over 50 lbs), except it's not vertically oriented, the frog is driving the ship horizontally. Have to find a way to suspend this from the top floor ceiling over the stair landings...
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    @Mr. Humphreys those are both totally beautiful works of art. Far more challenging to display than anything I'm used to, but cracking that challenge must feel so satisfying. Please share when you figure out the suspension!

    Question for anyone who cares to answer: what's your approach to arranging your shelves? As in, when you get something new, how do you decide where it will go? I'm at a point where most new arrivals require me to shuffle several pieces around, if not reorganise a whole shelf. I think it's good for me, but it definitely eats up a lot of time :lol:

    For example, my recent shuffle had Satoshi behind this squad of wrestlers, like their dumpy middle-aged manager, and M1 trikes flanking Astro Boy:
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    But after one hell of a mail day, I received a third trike and a Tosa Kenta, among other things. I wanted to keep Satoshi near his dog, and preserve a slight inward height slope towards the center of the shelf (trikes -> Oni Kid), because I think it helps draw the eye to Astro Boy. But I also wanted all three trikes together. I ended up going with this:
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    Neo Gorillas got relocated to preserve that slight v-shape around Astro Boy's feet, and free up space under the right riser. And I tossed the Hevis up there to free up width on the bottom shelf, and have a couple of Secret Base brothers around Astro.

    With space freed, Satoshi can wave happily with his lumbering, insomniac attack pooch:
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    I stuck Agent Orm where Satoshi used to be, as his shorts give him a "wrestler" sort of look. I figured he could be like the big boss of a fighting game with the other toys as characters:
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    And finally, moving those Hevis gave me enough width on the shelf underneath to get all my trikes together, with their boxes :)
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    So I suppose my approach is "tweak everything to integrate new toys as they come", and it's impractical but I have fun with it. Do you group colours together, for a multi-shelf rainbow? Or just leave pieces by the same maker together, with big gaps for future acquisitions? Or you know, just toss a new toy where there's space and worry about it later.
     
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    I do all of the above, but it changes and gets inspired by other collectors’ displays. This is my current display in a wooden case I got last year (before I move again)! The bottom cabinets store packaging, headers, stickers, random toys, etc. I also have my old detolf with my Galaxy People/Cometdebris/REEs/fighters and an unpainted section on the shelves above my computer. And other various toys scattered by the TV and on the kitchen island :lol:
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    Below the glass are some bigger toys that don’t exactly fit like Sparkman, Astro Mu 5 repros, Gojis with their long tails, and various others. It’s always a crowded mess!

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    Green, my favorite color

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    PK shelf, slightly arranged by colorways. Somehow Bog dweller snuck in...

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    Cute/mascot/vintage. I need more vintage to add

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    Orange/green/flesh/brownish shelf

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    Random shelf bottom right with some favorites. Not really considered complete. Bottom left shelf (not pictured) is similar.

    Overall I need to add some risers and also some better lighting. And who knows what this will look like once I move :shock:
     
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    New place, new shelves that a friend built for me. I can't believe I fit (nearly) everything on them.

     
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    That's great!
     
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    Thank you!
     

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