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1068 No. 1068 [Edit]
Hello /fig/. I was wondering: where do you guys keep your figures? Inside display cases of glass? On top of a table or object? Does it get hard to clean the dust from time to time?

I currently have two figures and was thinking about buying a display case of glass for them since I kept them for a while on the table and took the dust away with soft brushes to not give chance to cause damage to the paint or whatnot. What do you do with yours to display them?
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>> No. 1069 [Edit]
When i finally have my own space again and can afford them, i'll probably have a shelf/case for most of them.
My waifu will be at my desk or bed always though.
>> No. 1070 [Edit]
I just keep them on a bookshelf. The dust can't really get to them, so I rarely clean them.
>> No. 1072 [Edit]
I keep a few on my desk, but most of them are on my dresser.
>> No. 1073 [Edit]
Just on my desk and a shelf for now. Going to get display cases for them when the first Ikea store in my state opens up. Especially since I'm going to have ~15 of them by the time it opens.
>> No. 1074 [Edit]
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On my desk around my speakers. I only have 3 at the moment though.
>> No. 1075 [Edit]
Is that a high school diploma from '99???
>> No. 1076 [Edit]
Are you in Colorado?
>> No. 1077 [Edit]
District 99, I graduated in '07
>> No. 1081 [Edit]
>> No. 1082 [Edit]
Sweet, we should meet up.

And by that I mean
not meet up
>> No. 1083 [Edit]
I'm cool with whatever, I like to imagine most people who post here aren't creepers.
>> No. 1084 [Edit]
>not creepers

Uhh, I got something to tell you bro.

On topic, I currently only have 3 figures, and I have shelved them since I cannot appreciate them anymore. When I get my own place or whatever, they will come out and be proudly displayed on my desk.
>> No. 1085 [Edit]
Just because you may be a creeper doesn't mean you represent everyone on this board.
>> No. 1130 [Edit]
I have a dedicated wall thats about 70% bookshelf. It works for me for now

When I get my own living arrangements I'll probably have a glass set up. I just can't make it look nice in the limited space I have right now
>> No. 1149 [Edit]
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I like my system but I have to do some major revision. I am reaching critical levels ever since I got my Konata Figma.

My current goal is to turn one of my cubbies into a recreation of the SOS Brigade clubroom. Get a couple more figs from that show. Then put a second shelf up above the manga, move them there. Then more lights for the space where the manga once was. Put some of the figs there. Then get a bracket for all of those flags.

Main thing is, I like having my figs as close to my bed as possible. Not sure why. Comforting, I guess.
>> No. 1151 [Edit]
I just bought my first figure and right now it's sitting on my desk. If I choose to expand my collection in the future, I think I'd get a shelf for the rest of them, or even a glass box if I had the money to do so. I'll be keeping this first figure on my desk though, since it's my waifu and she deserves the special spot.
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>> No. 1203 [Edit]
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I keep there all over, got a glass shelf I mostly keep figma on, shelving units in the corners for random stuff and one with mostly cheep trading figs on it.
Got some so-so figs above my tv.
The nicer figs I keep in a display case (as shown).
Also got a few on my desktop, mostly smaller ones.

the ones in cases don't seem to really collect much dust, the ones outside do, but I'm a bit lazy about it and just dust them off when it becomes notable.
>> No. 1380 [Edit]
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They're all on my desk.
>> No. 1381 [Edit]
You have a very pretty looking battle station.
>> No. 1382 [Edit]
Why thank you.
>> No. 1385 [Edit]
I keep my very small collection on a computer desk I have in my room.
>> No. 1393 [Edit]
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You may only have 3, but you have the Yotsuba revoltech I wish I had. I am semi-jealous. As for me, i just keep them on a shelf in the really expensive cedar desk my parents decided to buy when I was a kid for who knows what reason.

I live in Florida, so dusting here is mandatory at least once every two weeks unless you want to have white wood.

As for my most prized figure, a 1/6th scale figure of Asuka, I keep in my nighttable becuase

1. It wont fit on the shelf because of the flag
2. I want my waifu to be next to me when I sleep.

Taken with a shitty phone camera. Bear/Bare with me please.
>> No. 1396 [Edit]
What's with all the flags?
>> No. 1397 [Edit]
Haha, I don't know. It's just like a hobby of mine I guess, kind of like collecting figures. I've also always kind of been a politics person (theoretical politics), so that might be why as well. I think they look good with some of the figures; like the Asuka next to the bed looks like it was made to hold that German flag in my opinion.
>> No. 1484 [Edit]
You can get them at Sears, apparently.

This shocks me.

Also yay vexilliophile bros!
>> No. 1487 [Edit]
Be sure to thank 4chan for your now easily obtainable Koiwai Action Figures.
>> No. 1488 [Edit]
holy shit they made 404 girl into a doll!?!?!?!?
>> No. 1489 [Edit]

Well I now know what my first figma is gonna be. Who am I kidding? I will never have the money or social confidence to go to a Sears or buy a credit card. ;_;

Post edited on 2nd Sep 2011, 8:04am
>> No. 1497 [Edit]
I was actually very surprised to see that's not the only Revoltech they have for sale at sears, if you look it up, they have a bunch of Revoltech figures for sale, and not just the ones based on western comic/movie characters.

I never thought I'd see the day when Sears of all places was selling idolm@aster figs.

I'm tempted to go to my local one now just to see if I can get a Gunbuster Revoltech.

Darn, it seems upon further review, it's not actually sold by sears, they just seem to be letting people sell stuff on their site or something like that.

Post edited on 2nd Sep 2011, 7:21pm
>> No. 1538 [Edit]
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On my desk under my mango.
>> No. 1539 [Edit]
Nice Vocaloids bro. And you're also apparently a Holo fan. Ever thought about getting one of those nicely made scale figures of her? I would, but they're so expensive and rare.
>> No. 1540 [Edit]
You don't know how long I've been trying to save up for some of those. I just keep getting impatient and end up buying a whole bunch of other stuff instead (see: the millions of mini Miku's on my desk). I need more Spice & Wolf stuff.
>> No. 1542 [Edit]

haha, I know THAT feeling. I'm trying to save up for the Max Factory Asuka that comes out in November, and keep buying little dumb things, but trust me, try to save up, it's worth it once you get a great scale figure of a good character.
>> No. 2784 [Edit]
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Old as dirt thread but it's the most appropriate one so whatever.

Found this case at a yardsale down the street for only $10. it was a bit messy with a lot of graffiti on it but the thing cleaned up really nice. Unfortunately missing the latch and dunno where to get a replacement. Thinking of relocating my strike witches collection into it.
>> No. 2786 [Edit]
Nice find. You could always design a latch for it in some 3D software and get someone to print it for like $5.
>> No. 2787 [Edit]
I'm thinking I might just attach a metal bracket to the door part and stick a magnet onto the ceiling, much like what most glass doors seem to use. Dunno about that hole though, but shouldn't be hard to just plug it up.
>> No. 2823 [Edit]
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Looks good now that you've cleaned it out. I'd definitely dedicate a certain collection to just that case.
>> No. 2828 [Edit]
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Why so many flags?
>> No. 2835 [Edit]
How much would a glass case that will hold 10-15 1/8th figures run me?
Thank you in advance
>> No. 2861 [Edit]
In their boxes, in a larger cardboard box, in a dehumidified basement.
>> No. 2908 [Edit]
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Just got this. Can't spend too much money or my parents will flip. Still looks pretty cool IMO.
>> No. 2911 [Edit]
Cool, now you don't have to worry about dust.
>> No. 2912 [Edit]
Yeah exactly.
>> No. 3035 [Edit]
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Installed this the other day, helped clear some of the clutter and get things a bit more organized.
>> No. 3045 [Edit]
the question arises: why do you have them
>> No. 3057 [Edit]
If I had to guess, resale after they've gone up in value. That or hiding them till they move out of their parent's place.
>> No. 3141 [Edit]
Most of my figures have been in their boxes because I've been moving around a lot/planning to move around a lot during the last four years. I really hope I can put them back out soon.
>> No. 3219 [Edit]
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Been using a glass shelf for many years but decided to replace it. It has a tendency to slowly slide out of the clamps holding it in place which had me concerned. Figured I'd add the same kinda shelf as I got on the other side of the room, but then decided to go a steep further with a L shaped design. Found homedepot still had the exact same boards I used when I moved in like 5 years ago(I think) but they didn't carry the wall brackets anymore so I had to get em off amazon.
I kinda feel like the corner brackets should come in at a 45 degree angle and look weird as is, but whatever.
>> No. 3220 [Edit]
How is it that Tohno's living space is kept so neat and tastefully decorated? What is done to keep it clean like that?
>> No. 3222 [Edit]
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Well I'm not a huge fan of messy clutter, and I find it annoying seeing my room in a mess or tripping over stuff that's laying around. I kinda like to keep things organized. Not to mention I'm in here all the time, so when looking around it seems only natural to think "how can I improve this, or make that better?" I sleep on a couch rather than a bed to save space and make the room look nicer, I got a bunk bed to have my pc under and use the bed section as storage area, while walling it off with uniform figma boxes so you can't see the stacks of random boxes. Also helps that I blocked off the windows and store stuff in their place.

I guess it helps to be good at organizing and packing stuff too? I try to maximize the space available to me and do as much with it as I can. You could say there's also being willing to toss/sell anything you don't need. People tend to hold onto a lot of crap and garbage without even realizing it. I think moving as many times as I have has helped me with that. Try digging around in some of your old stuff and while being logical about it ask yourself "what do I want with this thing? can I ever use it? does it have any value?" May find the answer lies in your trashcan or a yardsale. I mean I wont pretend I'm not a bit of a pack rat myself, but there's no reason why you can't hord stuff and keep it neatly tucked away.

Besides, hasn't always been this way, I used to live in real clusterfucks of ugly rooms. I think it helps to move and start over again from a blank canvas and have a chance to plan where everything will go. Gotta make do with what you got too. Display cases and shelves and what not help, but they aren't exactly free. I'm not trying to brag here but getting better and better things over the years while removing the old furniture and junk helps.
>> No. 3224 [Edit]
nice invader zim poster, though.
>> No. 3225 [Edit]
Thanks, I drew it.
>> No. 3305 [Edit]
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I hope this thread isn't too old to post in I'm pretty new here . I succumbed at grabbed some detolfs from Ikea. Nothing amazing but they do the job and look pretty decent. Pic related is my collection (a bit old, need to take a new one). Also added a 3rd cabinet in my bedroom for my more lewd figures.
>> No. 3306 [Edit]
Half the threads here have been around for years, and no one really cares or minds the dates.

Detolfs might not be the nicest display cases out there, but it's hard finding decent display cases at prices that aren't highway robbery. you'd think there'd be more options for storing collectibles, but it just isn't a big enough market in the west to warrant mass produced cases with variety to pick from. Generally they're produced more for businesses and professional settings which brings large price tags, or are custom made which is also pricey. Of course if you're willing to settle there's always china cabinets designed for old women to store glass wear in, those do the job but tend to be very cumbersome and don't portray collectibles very well due to door trim blocking views and probably come with poor quality lighting. Honestly I'd say a couple Detolfs are better than a granny cabinet or two.
>> No. 3307 [Edit]
Words of wisdom. I was looking around for some nicer cabinets and they generally started at the $500 mark, some even getting up into the thousands. While I love my figures and want to take care of them I can't justify spending that much on a display cabinet.
>> No. 3308 [Edit]
It's still worth checking out second hand stores from time to time, Never know what you might find. I got a pretty decent one myself that might have come from a business setting for like $100-$150 or something. The shelves were missing but that was no big issue to replace. That said you may want to be wary of acrylic or Plexiglass display cases. The case I just mentioned is made out of something like that, and it cracks/pops very loudly all the time and has been doing so for years. I've kind of gotten used to it, but very loud random poping sounds could easily drive some people insane.
>> No. 3309 [Edit]
That's definitely a good idea and I'll keep that in mind next time I have to expand.
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