Greetings alien robot lovers!
Hope this is okay posted here as it's not so much a custom Transformer but a custom made display case for
Transformers, or anything really but I'll get to that later!The story goes...
My wife started asking odd questions regarding the size of a Transformer, height, width, depth, name etc which I thought extremely out of character?
She likes the movies, tolerates my collection and I think she has a thing for the voice of Optimus Prime, Peter Cullen!!
Now I love a surprise and was filled with hope that she had some crazy plan for a gift for my recent 40th birthday!
After visiting relatives over in Dublin the gift was realised!
This was made by my brother-in-law in his home studio/workshop.
Its made with 2mm thick clear plastic, laser cut and etched with a faction logo, mode and name.
Made from six pieces, the edges are cut to form interlocking teeth (for want of a better description) which clip together around each edge forming the case.
The plastic sheets have a thin layer of protective film over them which needs peeling back, which is why a couple of my photos look a little scratched, so dont worry!
Being a test piece/gift, if I had known what was coming I would have increased the dimensions a little to accommodate lil Prime
a bit better.
Once I had assembled the display case and popped Optimus
in there it got me to thinking about other Transformers and their needs when displaying them.
Imagine your Classics/Henkei Mirage
taking pride in himself in his own little plastic box!
My brother-in-law told me he could make the case larger to fit any size Transformer or other figures I have, so Im going to fire him an email with some ideas.
This smaller case feels very strong and sturdy, but I would guess a Masterpiece sized case would need slightly thicker plastic, perhaps 3mm or 4mm?
So what do folk think?