After being inspired by a few other collectors (namely Herald of Unicron and Heroic Decepticon) and the massive sell offs which have resulted in a lot more room in which to display things; I have decided it is time for a massive reorganization, focused solely on Generation One and Masterpiece figures. After becoming enamored with Herald of Unicron's display, in which he has built what can be described as nothing less than a full catalog accurate G1 and G2 collection (meaning he has not only every G1/G2 figure MISB, MIB or MOSC but also loose versions of each mode) I've decided it looks so good I want to attempt something similar. So I am attempting to essentially double my G1 collection to have one robot mode and one alt mode for each figure. In certain cases such as Sixshot, this may mean six figures, and in other cases such as Fortress Maximus it may mean this will get pretty expensive. Also over the past couple of months I have been collecting boxes and cardbacks, and I would like eventually to have every G1 box and or cardback to display with each figure.
|Original box, reproduction insert and two original figures. This is the goal.|
I'm not looking to replicate all the sealed figures though, I've been down that path many times and have always resold everything I have bought sealed. I like the slightly worn, empty boxes better. They seem more real to me and I can touch them unlike AFA figures. That isn't to say a few choice AFA's won't make it into the display somewhere. The only figures I will be leaving out will be Action Masters and the Deluxe Insecticons since I no longer have those figures and don't want them back. The downside of this plan is it will take up a large amount of space, so I will be doing a lot of space planning to try and make everything fit. I'll still be keeping all my non-G1 figures I haven't sold so far, they just won't be displayed in such a prominent fashion as perhaps they are now.
|In some cases, more than two may be required. Also, unfortunately the boxes may need to be upgraded over time.|
|A very preliminary look at a shelf. The backgrounds may or may not stay.|
Shelf Rearrangement by Heroic Decepticon