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 Post subject: Re: Could it be... the ideal JLU display cases?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:43 pm 
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Here are my IKEA display cases for JLU:

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 Post subject: Re: Could it be... the ideal JLU display cases?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:35 pm 
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Wow very nice and clean looking. Thanks for sharing!


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 Post subject: Re: Could it be... the ideal JLU display cases?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:58 pm 
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I bought a used figure display unit called the Ultarama years back on eBay, and suddenly remembered that I bought it for displaying JLU figures but never used it for that. I dug it out and spent a few hours setting up figures and it works great! You can see a picture of it holding some Justice League figures here in Poe Ghostal's fantastic stand review: http://www.poeghostal.com/2009/03/stand-in-the-place-where-your-figures-are.html The base is obviously styled with Star Wars figures in mind, which lends itself well to the Watchtower space station look.

Sadly, the company that made the Ultarama seems to be out of business and I need more pegs! I filled about half of both levels of the display till I ran out, which was almost the perfect amount for figures that already have holes in their feet. I'll need to drill for the rest of them. Anyone know what size bit to use? The pegs I'm using are the standard 3 3/4" figure size which is perfect for almost all JLU figures.

I did manage to find one online store that still has the whole unit in stock, if anyone knows where I can just get pegs though, please tell me. I'm really happy with this for display, as the weight of the base makes falling over an impossibility for even the most flimsy legs. Devil Ray is the only one who might be so soft-legged and top-heavy that he could wilt.

Now the only other thing I need is a nice backdrop to print out. I remember someone posting images of JLU backgrounds, specifically the Question's room. Does anyone remember what thread that was and where I can find those images?


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 Post subject: Re: Could it be... the ideal JLU display cases?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:27 am 
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Ah, yes! The Ultarama was a great display setup. I used it for my Batman and Superman Animated figures years ago with custom backgrounds. The only problem I had was with the soft legged figures in the summer time.

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 Post subject: Re: Could it be... the ideal JLU display cases?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:32 am 
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Yeah Ultramas are great but I never really thought to use them with JLU figs since they don't have holes in their feet...for the most part. I got Star Wars backgrounds for mine. I was going to repurpose them for my Joes but when I tried printing my own backgrounds the background dimensions are bigger than a regular sheet of paper. How or what did you guys print your backgrounds on?


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 Post subject: Re: Could it be... the ideal JLU display cases?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:59 pm 
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bigkid24 wrote:
Yeah Ultramas are great but I never really thought to use them with JLU figs since they don't have holes in their feet...for the most part. I got Star Wars backgrounds for mine. I was going to repurpose them for my Joes but when I tried printing my own backgrounds the background dimensions are bigger than a regular sheet of paper. How or what did you guys print your backgrounds on?

I found an article online about customizing them that reads that the backgrounds should be 8x10" so that should work. Let me know if anyone has good JLU backdrops in this size! http://www.rebelscum.com/ultacust.asp

I also found that about half of the JLU figures seem to have peg holes. They started including them again a couple of years ago it seems.

Here's a link to one store that still seems to have the Ultarama for sale, though I've never bought from them. http://www.alienentertainmentstore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=A&Product_Code=ULTARAMA-1-1&Category_Code=SW-AF


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 Post subject: Re: Could it be... the ideal JLU display cases?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:57 pm 
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Here's the display stand I reently finished building for my JLU.

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 Post subject: Re: Could it be... the ideal JLU display cases?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:58 pm 
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BAZ57 wrote:
Here's the display stand I reently finished building for my JLU.

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Very nice. The display I'd like to build one day has a similar design.


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 Post subject: Re: Could it be... the ideal JLU display cases?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:22 am 
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BAZ57 wrote:
Here's the display stand I reently finished building for my JLU.

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It's a very tiny thing, but I thought it was a really nice touch that you put Grey Ghost next to Old Bruce.

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 Post subject: Re: Could it be... the ideal JLU display cases?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:49 pm 
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where do you get those risers and stands from? Ikea?


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 Post subject: Re: Could it be... the ideal JLU display cases?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:25 am 
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Finished up a cabinet display last weekend. Just waiting for the final 3 pack to arrive, replace KG Beast (who got the rawhide treatment from the dog) and get a custom GL Hal Jordan. Drawers below contain comics.
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 Post subject: Re: Could it be... the ideal JLU display cases?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:03 pm 
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That's pretty badass! Well done.

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 Post subject: Re: Could it be... the ideal JLU display cases?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:09 pm 
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Holy CATS! That display is AMAZING!! Well done!


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 Post subject: Re: Could it be... the ideal JLU display cases?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:56 pm 
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Schwondalia, that is incredible! That's always what I dreamed of for mine, since it eliminates the "domino effect" with the individual cells. Love it!

I started this thread a long time ago, but eventually displayed my JLU like this:

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 Post subject: Re: Could it be... the ideal JLU display cases?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:42 am 
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Holy CRAP you own Airmax's Wildcats? You lucky lucky man.

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