how to display them better

Feel free to discuss anything about any of the thousands of Transformer toys here. Anything from Generation 1 all the way to the soon to be released, the never to be released or the hope to be released is fair game! Want to show off your stuff? Please post your's and see others in the Transformers Collections Forum.

Re: how to display them better

Postby datguy86 » Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:05 pm

Motto: "SHEEAGH!"
Erailea wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:
Erailea wrote:You can always check out antique & consignment store. Sometimes you can find great stuff for cheap. I found a nice wooden bedside table for $20 a week or two ago. Has a few scratches but nothing all that noticeable and it was way cheaper than anything of similar quality at a general retailer.

You'll probably have more luck finding stuff at cheap prices at a general consignment store than an antique one, simply because, generally speaking, antique dealers know how to price things / can better advise their sellers. But you never know. Sometimes you can find real treasures at antique stores too, especially now with the antique market being all but dead.


With all due respect, the question was about how to display TFs better, not cheaper. Everyone's tastes are different and you're entitled to yours, but I think antique furniture is not a good way to display Transformers. Hummel figurines, Precious Moments figures, maybe a glass menagerie, but not Transformers. Especially something like a bedside table that offers no protection. If you've invested a lot of money in your collection and you want it to look good and be somewhat protected, don't cheap out on the display.


Ah... is there a reason for going into a full on spat? I gave a bedside table of an example of something I got that looked really nice, is made of wood and is cheap. No where did I mention I got it for my collection.

If you'd ever entered a decent quality antique store before you'd know you can get really, really nice display cases and shelving at them. With and without glass doors. So... seriously, quit with the attitude. The comment was unnecessary.

If you can get a nice quality display case at an antique store, made of actual wood, why go with something cost the same that's press-board? That is all I was getting at. If he doesn't like the stuff then he doesn't like, doesn't mean I can't cay say "hey, this is out there too" in case they didn't think about it.

Jeez.


I'm fairly fond of hitting antique and thrift stores for shelving. You can run into some really good hutches with perfect display up top and storage space down below for things like Masterpiece or "higher grade" characters. Also, some of those slightly used tables make for cheap ways to get a battlefield going. Cyberverse, I'm looking at you.
Image

Actively Searching: Universe 2.0 Ratchet, Universe 2.0 Inferno, Hasbro Masterpiece Starscream
datguy86
Combiner
Posts: 429
News Credits: 1
Joined: Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:18 pm
Location: Pennsyltucky
Strength: 5
Intelligence: 7
Speed: 4
Endurance: 5
Rank: 3
Courage: 8
Firepower: 5
Skill: 6

Re: how to display them better

Postby redoutlander » Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:20 pm

Motto: "I don't know what I am doing, but at least I'm doing something"
Weapon: Energy Shurikens
Erailea wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:
Erailea wrote:You can always check out antique & consignment store. Sometimes you can find great stuff for cheap. I found a nice wooden bedside table for $20 a week or two ago. Has a few scratches but nothing all that noticeable and it was way cheaper than anything of similar quality at a general retailer.

You'll probably have more luck finding stuff at cheap prices at a general consignment store than an antique one, simply because, generally speaking, antique dealers know how to price things / can better advise their sellers. But you never know. Sometimes you can find real treasures at antique stores too, especially now with the antique market being all but dead.


With all due respect, the question was about how to display TFs better, not cheaper. Everyone's tastes are different and you're entitled to yours, but I think antique furniture is not a good way to display Transformers. Hummel figurines, Precious Moments figures, maybe a glass menagerie, but not Transformers. Especially something like a bedside table that offers no protection. If you've invested a lot of money in your collection and you want it to look good and be somewhat protected, don't cheap out on the display.


Ah... is there a reason for going into a full on spat? I gave a bedside table of an example of something I got that looked really nice, is made of wood and is cheap. No where did I mention I got it for my collection.

If you'd ever entered a decent quality antique store before you'd know you can get really, really nice display cases and shelving at them. With and without glass doors. So... seriously, quit with the attitude. The comment was unnecessary.

If you can get a nice quality display case at an antique store, made of actual wood, why go with something cost the same that's press-board? That is all I was getting at. If he doesn't like the stuff then he doesn't like, doesn't mean I can't cay say "hey, this is out there too" in case they didn't think about it.

Jeez.



He did say "With all do respect" so it's legal. ;)

I've just been using a bookshelf for my Prime figures. I've had plans to make a glass enclosed "battle scene", but I never got around to working out the details.
"oh yea, Breakdown Robot"

Image
User avatar
redoutlander
Minibot
Posts: 131
Joined: Sat Jul 28, 2007 10:59 am
Location: Sumter, South Carolina
Strength: 4
Intelligence: ???
Speed: 6
Rank: 3
Courage: 10+
Firepower: 3
Skill: 6


Return to Transformers Toys Discussion

Ending Soon On eBay

Transformers Collectors Club 2014 Figure Subscription 2.0 Fisitron Unopened New - Time Remaining: 3 days 19 hours 33 minutes 14 seconds
transformers collectors club fisitron - Time Remaining: 5 days 4 hours 50 minutes 26 seconds
TRANSFORMERS COLLECTORS CLUB Jackpot TFCC Timelines Sealed Autobot Decepticon - Time Remaining: 6 days 5 hours 29 minutes 36 seconds
Transformers Collectors Club TFCC 1.0 Scourge Nemesis Prime MIB UNUSED - Time Remaining: 6 days 6 hours 9 minutes 54 seconds
Transformers Timelines TCC TFSS 2.0 Rewind Eject - Time Remaining: 9 days 1 hour 12 minutes 54 seconds
HASBRO--TRANSFORMERS TIMELINES--FISITRON FIGURE (LOOK) CLUB EXCLUSIVE - Time Remaining: 9 days 7 hours 20 minutes 53 seconds
Transformers TFCC Club Exclusive Scourge 2013 TFSS MIB Unused - Time Remaining: 10 days 3 hours 4 minutes 36 seconds
HASBRO--TRANSFORMERS TIMELINES--CIRCUIT FIGURE (LOOK) CLUB EXCLUSIVE - Time Remaining: 10 days 5 hours 30 minutes 59 seconds
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #163 - Through The Space Hole
Twincast / Podcast #163:
"Through The Space Hole"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Saturday, January 7th, 2017
Website Security Test