Now I'm honestly trying to remember how I stored my figures but I did notice yesterday that as great as it is having loose figures on stands lined up on a shelf nothing beats a lovely big bundle of figures all mixed together - just like we had as kids
I have limited space for displaying them so the possibility of putting them all on stands or a cabinet is a non-starter so they'll probably do some time in the jar then be returned to the cases. I have a soft spot for seeing them all jumbled together as for the best part of 17 years whenever I was looking for my SW figures - and I mainly had the figures as the shops were out of my parents financial means for the most part - that's how they would look. Even after I had given up on the toys and moved on into my teenage years and beyond all I had to do was open up the jar and the smell of the lovely condition figures would bring it all back and return me to my childhood.
Mini99 wrote:Why don't you store the figures in the great vinyl cases you have there.
They would look great when the cases were opened and always be accessible.
Yep, that's where I have stored them up to this point and probably where they'll be returned to but I wanted to see what they'd look like back in the jar for old times sake. When I was a kid I never once saw any of the collector cases and only ever saw the Darth Vader collector case in the toy catalogues and, of course, in the background in 'Poltergeist'!
Titan78 wrote:I used to keep all mine in the ships, I lost so many weapons. If I kept a weapon longer than a week Id be surprised.
I think that when I first got the Rebel Troop Transporter for my 9th birthday back in 1983 ( I really wanted the Falcon but anything SW would do ) I stored the weapons and accessories in the pull up front cockpit section there for a while. I'm sure I wasn't the only one, maybe someone has lucked out by buying one second hand to find a hoard of vintage weapons in the exact same place?!
[quote="Palifan"]I used to keep my figures and weapons in a Trebor Raspberry and Pineapple Flavour Chew Bar box that I managed to get from my local newsagent. I can't find a picture of it although I'm pretty sure someone has one here. I kept my figures in that box from ESB through to Jedi and I think when I sold them all, (with a VCJ
), to my mates brother for 5GBP I think I gave him the box as well.
Imagine if that vinyl cape Jawa is still there. But never mind that, what about the fact that you could still have your entire childhood figure collection returned to you?! Perhaps you'll need to refund the guy more than the original £5 you sold them for!