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Does anyone else have things hidden away?

Postby db94 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:37 pm

Does anyone else have things hidden away?

Our spare bedroom wardrobe has quite a few (really bloody lovely) things hidden away in it.

Always a nice way to justify the expense of buying something vintage if I'm going to get it for a birthday or Christmas. I think I've got enough tucked away to keep me in presents for the next five years :D

Joking apart with the way prices have been going I'm really glad we bought when we did - plus I get to relive the absolute magic of sneaking a peek now and again :)
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Re: Does anyone else have things hidden away?

Postby edd_jedi » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:38 am

Yes I posted this on Facebook a few weeks ago, here's my overflow stash!

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Re: Does anyone else have things hidden away?

Postby subzero » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:47 am

Iv'e always been more of a 'display it proud' kinda guy and never like buying something unless I can put it in at least a 'displayable' area.

But I have always found there's something a little comforting in seeing a load of Star Wars boxed toys tucked away up in cupboards, I think that goes back to being at my best mates house as a little kid and he had the type of house where there wasn't a lot of room, so there was always tons of boxed toys piled on shelves and in cupboards and the sight of seeing it all used to always get me excited 8)
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Postby edd_jedi » Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:52 am

Yeah I know what you mean. Before star cases existed I used to keep most of my MOCs in one small cardboard box neatly stacked, there were about 30 in there. It was great opening it now and again for a peek :)

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Re: Does anyone else have things hidden away?

Postby Mini99 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:21 am

That's right, back then there wasn't any Star cases let alone acrylic cases. :(
Displaying MOCs used to be difficult, I kept mine in plastic zip lock bags in a box on top of a cupboard.
Getting them down only to add to the collection or to look at them again, a real pain!
How times have changed!

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Re: Does anyone else have things hidden away?

Postby pizzathehutt » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:29 am

I've seen people in the past displaying there carded figures drawing pinned to the wall :evil:

I have my loose figures in a shoebox at the moment

I do have a lot of crap in one of our wardrobes in the spare bedroom

mostly stuff I need to carboot, unwanted xmas presents some old hifi equipment

I'm going to make the effort to display my loose figures at xmas and then back in the box

our small home just doesn't allow it plus the last time I put jabba out on the shelf when I got home he was missing and the mrs had put him in the toilet for me to fish out :lol:
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Re: Does anyone else have things hidden away?

Postby subzero » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:37 am

pizzathehutt wrote:the last time I put jabba out on the shelf when I got home he was missing and the mrs had put him in the toilet for me to fish out :lol:


:shock: ...... what?? :lol:
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Postby pizzathehutt » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:51 am

yeah she hates the whole lot apart from them being worth money

she doesn't mind my record collection which takes up a fair amount of room
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Re: Does anyone else have things hidden away?

Postby subzero » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:06 am

pizzathehutt wrote:yeah she hates the whole lot apart from them being worth money

she doesn't mind my record collection which takes up a fair amount of room


I think she'll be your best ever friend when it comes to selling it all one day :lol:
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Re: Does anyone else have things hidden away?

Postby pizzathehutt » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:12 am

subzero wrote:
pizzathehutt wrote:yeah she hates the whole lot apart from them being worth money

she doesn't mind my record collection which takes up a fair amount of room


I think she'll be your best ever friend when it comes to selling it all one day :lol:


I think so too! :lol:

we're getting married in 2 weeks time
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Re: Does anyone else have things hidden away?

Postby chipsteak » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:52 am

Hiding things in cupboards could be a very niche form of nostalgia. I remember going on a curious/ nosey rummage circa December 1981 and finding a bunch of boxed Star Wars toys in my mother's wardrobe.

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Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:53 am

edd_jedi wrote:Yes I posted this on Facebook a few weeks ago, here's my overflow stash!

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I am glad that I am not the only one who have star wars toy in my closet :lol: cool picture :D

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Re: Does anyone else have things hidden away?

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:56 am

db94 wrote:Does anyone else have things hidden away?

Our spare bedroom wardrobe has quite a few (really bloody lovely) things hidden away in it.

Always a nice way to justify the expense of buying something vintage if I'm going to get it for a birthday or Christmas. I think I've got enough tucked away to keep me in presents for the next five years :D

Joking apart with the way prices have been going I'm really glad we bought when we did - plus I get to relive the absolute magic of sneaking a peek now and again :)


Yes most of my collection is in some different closet and under the bed :lol: cool picture 8) so what is writen on the sticker on the shelf is it something for your star wars toy ?

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Re: Does anyone else have things hidden away?

Postby db94 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:09 pm

Pomse2001 wrote:so what is writen on the sticker on the shelf is it something for your star wars toy ?


Good eye mate - the sticker says Docking Bay 94 because that's the shelf I'm storing my Palitoy Millennium Falcon on :D
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Re: Does anyone else have things hidden away?

Postby theforceuk » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:35 pm

Everything apart from MOC's and some select loose figures, Wompa and POTF Ewok Combat set. The good thing about having everything packed away is when you have a look every now and again it feels a little bit like Christmas 1984. :lol:
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