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 Post subject: Re: Could it be... the ideal JLU display cases?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:47 am 
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If you want to go the Pez shelf route, to avoid the paint rub and the eye distraction of the wooden dowel, you could just swap it out for an acrylic dowel of the same diameter. If you want a mirrored back, you could grab one of those really flat bathroom mirrors from Lowes, Home Depot, etc and hang the shelf in front of it or get some of that mirror-like contact paper.


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 Post subject: Re: Could it be... the ideal JLU display cases?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:43 pm 
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Wow, I started this thread a year ago, but I never bought the wooden Pez case, and still have all my JLU figures boxed up. It just seemed like it needed too much work. I didn't want to buy individual doll stands to prop them up or drill holes in their feet, but the wooden dowels of this case would have caused paint rub, and I'd still have the dust problem either way, with the case's open front AND back.

So this week, a whole year later (for those keeping score as to how cheap and slow I can be), I discovered these cases and bought 100 of them:

http://www.theearthtoymall.com/socalafilo.html

Thanks to AFI poster Jester, who showed them off in another thread.

When they arrive next week, I can finally display my figures the way I always envisioned: lined up in individual compartments on flat rows of wall-mounted shelves to keep them standing straight and protect them from dust. It's just too bad the few oversized figures won't fit, but I'll worry about them later.

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 Post subject: Re: Could it be... the ideal JLU display cases?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:30 am 
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Has anyone tried those Pez shelf units for the JLU?


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 Post subject: Re: Could it be... the ideal JLU display cases?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:27 am 
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Big Bad Voodoo Lou wrote:

Thanks to AFI poster Jester, who showed them off in another thread.

When they arrive next week, I can finally display my figures the way I always envisioned: lined up in individual compartments on flat rows of wall-mounted shelves to keep them standing straight and protect them from dust. It's just too bad the few oversized figures won't fit, but I'll worry about them later.


No problem Lou, glad they work for you. It does suck that some oversize figures don't fit in them but the majority of the figures do fit. These are what I keep my customs in until I can build my own display and integrate them into my JLU collection.


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 Post subject: Re: Could it be... the ideal JLU display cases?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:37 am 
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For storage purposes on a budget, you can use cardboard paper boxes and cut your own grids. It takes a little time but works perfectly fine to keep figures separated and dust free. Paper boxes can be found at any business dumpster or recycling center. I personally get mine from elementary schools and each comes with a lid. Use a utility knife to custom cut for oversized figures and reduce height of box. Cost = $0.

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For those that don't want to spend the time creating the grid, you can also use the pre-made grid provided in 12 pack Bud Light Bottle cases. It only takes the time to drink the beer and you have a 12 compartment case.


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 Post subject: Re: Could it be... the ideal JLU display cases?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:42 am 
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Schwondalia wrote:

For those that don't want to spend the time creating the grid, you can also use the pre-made grid provided in 12 pack Bud Light Bottle cases. It only takes the time to drink the beer and you have a 12 compartment case.


Another reason to drink beer, excellent work!


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 Post subject: Re: Could it be... the ideal JLU display cases?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:05 am 
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For the record ... Bud Light is not beer. Beer flavored water maybe.

If we are going to start tying beer drinking to collecting, let's at least start off with some nice brews like Sam Adams Boston Lager, Oktoberfest, or anything from the Great Lakes Brewing Company (Eliott Ness is my personal Fave) as a nice entry point.

And please, if you are going to drink, do it responsibly. Left over beer spills in the toy storage box aren't healthy for anyone. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Could it be... the ideal JLU display cases?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:21 am 
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bnjmnrlyr wrote:
For the record ... Bud Light is not beer. Beer flavored water maybe.

Change "For the record" to "Your Honor", and I think we have a solid Legal Defense!!! :P

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 Post subject: Re: Could it be... the ideal JLU display cases?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:07 am 
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Super Shaft wrote:
Has anyone tried those Pez shelf units for the JLU?


I'm building one now; s/b finished by Saturday.


+1 on the beer; pls add Guinness to that list.

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 Post subject: Re: Could it be... the ideal JLU display cases?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:24 am 
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And Zima, to the list


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 Post subject: Re: Could it be... the ideal JLU display cases?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:47 am 
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Zima?!?!?

Really?

:?

You are banned from the bar until you un-pop your collar(s), turn your cap straight, and stop singing Chumbawumba songs ....









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 Post subject: Re: Could it be... the ideal JLU display cases?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:19 pm 
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haha.

Zima posts never fail to bring out hatred in people.

Maybe Bud Ice? :lol:

I actually dont drink. never been a fan of beer.


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 Post subject: Re: Could it be... the ideal JLU display cases?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:13 pm 
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I'm still pains me that Ikea discontinued the Bertby. :(
Dammit Ikea, we can store more than DVDs and CDs in it!

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 Post subject: Re: Could it be... the ideal JLU display cases?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:57 pm 
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Ha! Great shot of Grodd giving the stink-eye to Tala.
You can see him thinking "You dirty back-stabbin' b-witch".

It's almost like the sculptor knew reksuh would someday take this picture! :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Could it be... the ideal JLU display cases?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:27 pm 
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CJF28 wrote:
haha.

Zima posts never fail to bring out hatred in people.

Maybe Bud Ice? :lol:

I actually dont drink. never been a fan of beer.


Great story about that. My friend was in a restaurant in Miami, and asked the waiter what beers they had. The waiter, who had a heavy Cuban accent, started listing off "Meeler, Meechelob, Bud, Bud Lite..." and then came to a beer that sounded like "Boo-Dee-Say." My friend, ever the adventurous drinker, thought "Boo-Dee-Say" was some new exotic beer from Central America or the Caribbean, so of course he ordered one.

And of course, "Boo-Dee-Say" was Bud Ice.

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