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Re: Casings?

Postby yoda » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:07 pm

I think they would be fine in either I am sure it would take them to be shaken around alot for the paint to start being removed. I also think lack of air shouldn't matter I am sure alot of the cards are still airtight.
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Re: Casings?

Postby Clarkspie&chips » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:36 pm

This has been discussed quite a bit recently, there is some useful information in this thread amongst other things....

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=29387

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Re: Casings?

Postby Alltooeasy » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:56 pm

Thanks! Gluing the stands into cases as mentioned in that thread seems a nifty idea! I was just sold on these clamshell cases but no one seems to have experience of them on here

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Re: Casings?

Postby yoda » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:58 pm

I am sure someone will give you the reply your looking for soon there are alot of experienced collectors on here :)
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Re: Casings?

Postby itfciain » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:30 pm

I think that you might be over analyzing things but I am sure that I can help one way or another :D

Grading figures is a personal choice - but to be honest, unless it is something very rare then really all you are doing is paying for someone's opinion - which will be no much better than your own. I know some people like the say they look in the cases and the cases with rails that hold them are only available from AFA or UKG. There have been plenty of instances where those rails have rubbed against the figure and caused additional markings and once they are sealed then there isn't much you can do about this.

As for your situation then if you are just storing them, the clamshells will work just fine - most will go in the standard version (20GBP posted for 50) but a few will need the wider one. Alternatively you can just store them in acid free bags (3GBP for 100) - either will keep them safe and not cause any damage (although it is sensible to open the bags or the clamshells now and again to let the figures breath)

Once you are ready for display then either single figure cases (you can glue the stand to the base) do look very nice and are much cheaper than grading the figure. Alternatively you can purchase some display cases from Ikea or like likes (Detolf and Billy are popular) and display the figures in there. We also so do steps so you can display more in a smaller space

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Re: Casings?

Postby Alltooeasy » Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:54 am

itfciain wrote:I think that you might be over analyzing things but I am sure that I can help one way or another :D

Grading figures is a personal choice - but to be honest, unless it is something very rare then really all you are doing is paying for someone's opinion - which will be no much better than your own. I know some people like the say they look in the cases and the cases with rails that hold them are only available from AFA or UKG. There have been plenty of instances where those rails have rubbed against the figure and caused additional markings and once they are sealed then there isn't much you can do about this.

As for your situation then if you are just storing them, the clamshells will work just fine - most will go in the standard version (20GBP posted for 50) but a few will need the wider one. Alternatively you can just store them in acid free bags (3GBP for 100) - either will keep them safe and not cause any damage (although it is sensible to open the bags or the clamshells now and again to let the figures breath)

Once you are ready for display then either single figure cases (you can glue the stand to the base) do look very nice and are much cheaper than grading the figure. Alternatively you can purchase some display cases from Ikea or like likes (Detolf and Billy are popular) and display the figures in there. We also so do steps so you can display more in a smaller space

Hope that helps a bit


Hi thanks a lot that does help. Now i just have to decide on gw acrylic cases or the clamshells. I guess the acrylic are easier as i can leave the sliding back open slightly to let air in. I just have to consider the process of gluing the stand in each time! Might sound stupid here but the glue wont affect the figure will it? Considering the age of the figures, but allowing airflow in through the back shouldnt affect the figure should it? Also is there ample room in the gw acrylic cases or do the figures hit the sides/back?

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Re: Casings?

Postby yoda » Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:41 pm

I don't think the glue would harm them if the other guys are using and suggesting that method. I know you are worried about doing harm to the figures but I think they will be ok. I still have my old figures they can stand alot of abuse the paint on them.
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Re: Casings?

Postby Alltooeasy » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:09 pm

Hi guys has anyone got any updates regarding the clamshell cases for loose figures and if they are ok to store figures in?
Not sure if anyone had an issue with paint rub on them?
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Re: Casings?

Postby Alltooeasy » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:45 pm

Just going over my old thread this is the cases i was on about if anyone uses these and had any good or bad experiences with them?
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Re: Casings?

Postby choffialoopa » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:49 pm

I noticed someone had cylinder containers that looked cool. I am searching for those

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Re: Casings?

Postby Mini99 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:06 pm

choffialoopa wrote:I noticed someone had cylinder containers that looked cool. I am searching for those

I think that you mean these:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-x-PROTECH-VINTAGE-STAR-WARS-CYLINDER-DISPLAY-CASES-TUBES/131933109055?_trkparms=ao%3D1%26asc%3D20170912101845%26meid%3D9f7761b94f9d449d973065775e339843%26pid%3D100705%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26&_trksid=p2045573.c100705.m4780
Again Lian can supply these, above is the link to his ebay page.
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Re: Casings?

Postby Alltooeasy » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:04 am

The cylinders look good but they look more for displaying figures as they seem to be for standing up where as i would use the clamshells just to have the figures laying down in boxes till i can display?

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Re: Casings?

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Re: Casings?

Postby Mini99 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:04 am

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Re: Casings?

Postby Alltooeasy » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:22 pm

Saw the cabinet in snoopers paradise had the clamshells if anyone has seen these or bought from there? not tt cabinet but the tim drummonds?


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