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Zippo
17th October 2010, 10:51 AM
So, last week three model ship display cases arrived from Hong Kong. Their mission - to display my growing 3 3/4 inch action figure collection.
I had tried using some business card holders in the past (see http://www.tfnzboard.transformersnewzealand.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=9904&p=142304#p142304) but wasnt happy with them.

As I had less Star Wars figures, I tried starting with them and this is the result
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/nz-kiwiman/P1070924.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/nz-kiwiman/P1070926.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/nz-kiwiman/P1070925.jpg

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a385/nz-kiwiman/P1070928.jpg

Again, not 100% happy, but its more to do with my requirement to use bluetak to hold up the figures in the display stand while I search for display stands.
I also have an issue with the case - there are two clips on the clear plastic that hook into the black base. On all three one of these clips refuses to let go without a massive fight and so changing the figures inside is going to be rather hard.

rampagesss
17th October 2010, 11:23 AM
Why not get a case custom made? I had one made from Adelaide Plastics here in Adelaide, you just give them the detentions you want and they make it out of Perspex.

Heres the one they made for my 1/6 Metal Gear Solid Snake figures (took about 2 days to make)
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t152/Rampage_017/Snake/100_2090.jpg

And another one for my 1:1 Scale Brandon Lee / The Crow
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t152/Rampage_017/collection/100_4232.jpg

5FDP
17th October 2010, 02:31 PM
Very nice display cases. I've thought about buying some as well but never got around to it. I wasn't actually looking for display cases but rather cheaper plastic fish tanks. I've seen a few collections using these and they look great.

reillyd
17th October 2010, 11:25 PM
So, last week three model ship display cases arrived from Hong Kong. Their mission - to display my growing 3 3/4 inch action figure collection.


They look awesome. How much did it cost shipped though. Shipping is usually the killer, though I did break down and buy one from one of the GI Joe sites to protect my Starscream shrine.

gantz
18th October 2010, 10:37 AM
Hey guys, any suggestions as to where I can buy some shelving?

Been putting it off for too long now, and the dust is killing me :o

that and my collection is rapidly growing.

Sharky
18th October 2010, 11:15 AM
Hey guys, any suggestions as to where I can buy some shelving?

Been putting it off for too long now, and the dust is killing me :o

that and my collection is rapidly growing.


how do you want to display it

glass all around?
just a glass door?
shloaw or deep?
distances between shelves?

gantz
18th October 2010, 12:15 PM
Ah sorry, Glass all round and deep would be best for my collection

Zippo
18th October 2010, 04:36 PM
Cost me $150NZ for the three cases I brought.

gantz
18th October 2010, 04:48 PM
Where did you get 'em from? online? local?

Zippo
18th October 2010, 07:14 PM
Where did you get 'em from? online? local?

Online store with a .co.nz address that had all contact information in Hong Kong.

gamblor916
18th October 2010, 07:18 PM
Why not get a case custom made? I had one made from Adelaide Plastics here in Adelaide, you just give them the detentions you want and they make it out of Perspex.

Heres the one they made for my 1/6 Metal Gear Solid Snake figures (took about 2 days to make)

And another one for my 1:1 Scale Brandon Lee / The Crow


Nice cases! I've tried contacting some places in Sydney to do custom work but the prices they charge put me off.

Megatran
11th October 2014, 06:50 PM
I'm looking for clear plastic cases for some of my TF boxes. Like the ones you see that are AFA graded. I hate the shelf wear & damage to the boxes every time i move them around the house.

Indicative prices would be helpful.

Any assistance is much appreciated.

Freya
11th October 2014, 09:50 PM
Ikea Display Cabinet (Skogen)

3 adjustable shelves. Front and Top opening
Whole in bottom for lighting
Dimensions W49cm X D49cm, H140cm
Max load for shelves 8kg

I have there two display glass cabinet for sale, $70 each

Melbourne pick up only! Easy to disassemble and assembly.

Interest? Just PM' me ^_^

http://i1044.photobucket.com/albums/b448/freya_Gunpla/10678570_10152769464424665_4727871123644088477_n_z ps7d4cff6e.jpg

http://i1044.photobucket.com/albums/b448/freya_Gunpla/10574351_10152769463424665_5252907993367509332_n_z ps5b0b8e1e.jpg

http://i1044.photobucket.com/albums/b448/freya_Gunpla/10014698_10152769463734665_6820412280121675455_n_z pscc90929a.jpg

http://i1044.photobucket.com/albums/b448/freya_Gunpla/10622970_10152769463599665_6561754476578690080_n_z ps2c563a22.jpg

Megatran
11th October 2014, 11:49 PM
I meant AFA style plastic cases, not display cabinets.

Good luck with selling your display cabinets.

UltraMarginal
13th October 2014, 12:58 PM
I'm looking for clear plastic cases for some of my TF boxes. Like the ones you see that are AFA graded. I hate the shelf wear & damage to the boxes every time i move them around the house.

Indicative prices would be helpful.

Any assistance is much appreciated.

Polycarbonate is seriously strong stuff, I think it's fairly scratch resistant but it is also not particularly cheap. you could probably find someone who can manufacture custom boxes for you.

5FDP
13th October 2014, 02:10 PM
I'm looking for clear plastic cases for some of my TF boxes. Like the ones you see that are AFA graded. I hate the shelf wear & damage to the boxes every time i move them around the house.

Indicative prices would be helpful.

Any assistance is much appreciated.

AFA sell their cases on eBay. I've bought a couple - one for a G1 Megatron box and another for a G1 Scrapper MOSC. Megs was about $50 from memory (and another $50 for shipping), however this was several years ago now. It fits like a glove as one would expect. IIRC the eBay ID is cgcases or something similar.

High_Q
18th October 2014, 02:09 PM
I'm looking for clear plastic cases for some of my TF boxes. Like the ones you see that are AFA graded.

As 5FDP mentioned, AFA sells cases. In addition to eBay, they also have their own site (http://www.cgagrading.com/OnlineStore/). Their webform is user-friendly and will inform you of the cost if you need to customise a case when no in-stock case is suitable for your toy.
Prices are reasonable, between AUD $25-$40 for a custom case, from my previous purchases. Custom cases are made exactly to customer specifications, and as long as you measure the dimensions correctly, the case should fit your toy box like a glove.

One word of warning - shipping to Oz is very expensive, and IIRC I paid as much for the cases to be shipped as for the cases themselves.

lancalot
18th October 2014, 02:45 PM
you can alway try this out...it not bad ....
http://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/10241546/

lancalot
18th October 2014, 02:55 PM
also on facebook you can contact Toy's Hunter Anto Tan
he selling custom 1/6 figure cases (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1489916247944995&set=p.1489916247944995&type=1&theater)
he might be able to help you out