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How did you store your figures first time round?

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Re: How did you store your figures first time round?

Postby Section 8 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:44 pm

One place I never stored them is on the ceiling like you. 8)


I don't really remember but I think I possibly used a Rebel Transport. Although can't imagine myself standing them all up each time so I surely had some kind of plastic box.
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Re: How did you store your figures first time round?

Postby £1.49 FIGURES » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:48 pm

Section 8 wrote:One place I never stored them is on the ceiling like you. 8)

:D Now I know the pics are upside down!!


I don't really remember but I think I possibly used a Rebel Transport. Although can't imagine myself standing them all up each time so I surely had some kind of plastic box.


Yeah, they took ages to fix in if I remember rightly. I think a lot of parents were suckered into buying that ship as it would double as a handy storage case. My ever practical parents certainly seemed to buy into that idea rather than getting their son the actual ship that he wanted!

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Re: How did you store your figures first time round?

Postby Pomse2001 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:11 pm

In the 80s when I was a kid I had all my star wars toy in a plastic box like the one on the picture. My star wars was in such a box until 2001 when I started to collect again. I then bought star wars vinyl cases for my figures until I had about 15 vinyl cases full with figures. Then I said to myself that I do not have room for all those cases and some of the cases is also really expensive and I would be more happy to use the money on figures and vehicles so I began to buy stands and display my figures. When I did not have more stands and room to display more figures then I began to buy zip bags for my figures. I do not know what will be the next :lol: most of my vehicles and playsets is in original boxes so I do not have them in plastic boxes.

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Re: How did you store your figures first time round?

Postby x-pack » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:38 pm

I didn't, which is probably why they all got lost. Certainly never had weapons more than a few weeks. They probably went up the hoover.

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Re: How did you store your figures first time round?

Postby Cazza » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:18 am

Shoe box :) Think I still have it somewhere- must find it.
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Re: How did you store your figures first time round?

Postby Darth Bobby » Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:44 am

Mine lived in a Quality Street tin and a Darth Vader Carry Case. They lived in the loft for years. When I rediscovered them they were in great shape. The tin is a bit rusty on the outside but inside they looked as good as when i packed them away.
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Postby theforceuk » Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:01 pm

Two ice cream tubs for me, one for goodies and one for bad guys. Was never sure which one to put Jawas in. :lol:
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Re: How did you store your figures first time round?

Postby SAVORY100 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:25 am

Ice Cream tub(s) too for me until I got the best space ship they ever made... The Rebel Troop Transport (of course), to keep them all safe :D
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Re: How did you store your figures first time round?

Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:54 am

I used my AT-ST box to store my. It was in shreds by the end.

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Re: How did you store your figures first time round?

Postby x-wingMark » Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:32 pm

I am similar to others above, used my Darth Vader Carry case and Rebel Transport to store my figures and weapons.
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Re: How did you store your figures first time round?

Postby Seahawks » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:46 am

Great topic! As a kid, I stored all of my figures in a cardboard box. I also threw all of the weapons into the same box, so a lot of them slipped through and got lost (surprise surprise). When it was time to head to a buddy's house to play Star Wars, it was easy to just grab it and go. :)

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Re: How did you store your figures first time round?

Postby pizzathehutt » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:42 am

I can remember my childhood collection being kept in this plastic bag from the butchers that had pictures of pieces of meat on it :lol: and that bag went in a cardboard box with my falcon, atst, x-wing, tie fighter, jabba and mini rigs which was kept in the loft.

In 2008 I moved into a bigger bedroom an my dad created this split shelving for my cds and loose figures, I have pics of this somewhere, will have to post sometime.

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Re: How did you store your figures first time round?

Postby Sabreman » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:44 pm

Back in the day I kept all my figures in a draw in my bedside cabinet with all the weapons. I didn't keep any card backs or boxes for my ships, I do remember trying to convert my X-wing to something similar to the X Bomber ship in Star Fleet
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Re: How did you store your figures first time round?

Postby pizzathehutt » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:51 pm

I can remember trying really hard to pull the R2 out of the X-wing :lol:
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Re: How did you store your figures first time round?

Postby pizzathehutt » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:20 pm

Current location of my loose run that Ive been putting together since January.

I Will document this collection properly on here in December to see how far I've got in a year

Really enjoying it at the moment
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