Reproduction bubbles and boxes

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Reproduction bubbles and boxes

Postby Orin McMonigle » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:14 pm

I have a number of g1 original toys and boxes without bubbles or styros so I ordered some repro bubbles mostly in hopes of keeping the boxes from caving in or being more distorted with age by the bots inside. I guess it's a little late for questions but anyone have experiences with these? They have plastic clips to keep them in place or do you have to tape them in place or something unpleasant?

Also, anyone know where to get good repro boxes? I'm curious how they look and what they cost.
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Re: Reproduction bubbles and boxes

Postby DISCHARGE » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:29 pm

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Re: Reproduction bubbles and boxes

Postby Orin McMonigle » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:12 pm

He doesn't make boxes anymore. How did the reproduction bubble work? I ordered seven from a different source but will probably get the rest from there.
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Re: Reproduction bubbles and boxes

Postby DISCHARGE » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:18 pm

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Orin McMonigle wrote:He doesn't make boxes anymore. How did the reproduction bubble work? I ordered seven from a different source but will probably get the rest from there.


Yeah, I'm sorry I forgot to mention his not making boxes anymore, shame too, they looked good. I'm not sure how the bubble works. I guess you could just glue them onto the card.
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Re: Reproduction bubbles and boxes

Postby Orin McMonigle » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:40 pm

DISCHARGE wrote: I guess you could just glue them onto the card.

I hope that's not the most workable option, I don't want them in unusable condition.
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Re: Reproduction bubbles and boxes

Postby MightyMagnus78 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:42 pm

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I know it says to use glue, but I tend to use 13mm Hook and loop white dots to attach the bubbles to the card. That way the bubbles can be removed again without causing any damage.
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Re: Reproduction bubbles and boxes

Postby Orin McMonigle » Fri May 11, 2012 8:52 am

My thread has been hijacked! Oh well. I decided on using clear tape on one side and white plastic covered paper clips on the other edges or corners. It works well with most back styles and looks pretty good while allowing the toy to be played with.
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