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What to do with the boxes the figures came in
« on: May 15, 2003, 09:41:35 AM »
Would you guys save the boxes the action figures came in? Personally I think I will...put the boxes in storage in my closet, esp. the huge boxes the Art of War resin figures come in. I'm going to pose the action figures on one of the shelves. Now,all I have to do...is paint the room blue LOL.


Also, do you think the collectibles will be more valuable one day if you keep the boxes or blister paks unopened? I'm not planning to ever sell these of course, but...as collectibles go...they always say unopened things are best.

Any info or your opinion is appreciated.

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Re:What to do with the boxes the figures came in
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2003, 01:03:01 PM »
Of course you should keep the box, for example look at the star wars action figures, they worth much much more with their original 70's-80's box.
Now the question is will Berserk's figures and marchandise be as collected as star wars ones.
Well, as Berserk is such an amazing manga, I think it'll be remenbered for a long time.
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Re:What to do with the boxes the figures came in
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2003, 01:22:32 PM »
i dont open them usually .... i just stare at them in the box for hours and hours and hours and hours .... although i do have a hawk soldier guts riding with me in the car and a screaming Beherit hanging from the mirror  :D
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Re:What to do with the boxes the figures came in
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2003, 06:39:55 PM »
I keep the boxes. I was lucky enough to get one of the original Guts hawk soldiers with the detailed statue esque base (it kind of looks like a tree..I think it was released by Yamato and Art of War in japan)
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Re:What to do with the boxes the figures came in
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2003, 12:32:52 AM »
Yah I thought that's what I should do. They will look mighty nice on display, those actions figures.

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Re: What to do with the boxes the figures came in
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2011, 03:17:19 PM »
Didn't see another topic other than this one, hence the resurrection ^_^

How do you guys store your AOW boxes?

With the bigger statues, each box is pretty huge and that's a problem I currently face dealing with. I live in a small 1 bedroom apartment and I was able to find space to put all my statue boxes, except for Wyald's statue, and the new SK on Horse + Guts 20th Anni Black version. The other AOW boxes take up 2 closets completely out of the 3 I have, definitely a big concern. I may have to stop buying AOW statues because I don't have room anymore!
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Re: What to do with the boxes the figures came in
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2011, 04:10:37 PM »
I live in a one bedroom apartment, as well, so I keep mine in the storage closet next to my small deck. I've thought about recycling them, or just tossing them out, because I don't transport the statues in them when I move. I usually have my girlfriend hold them in the passenger seat next to me. :void:

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Re: What to do with the boxes the figures came in
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2011, 04:33:36 PM »
I usually have my girlfriend hold them in the passenger seat next to me. :void:

Quality woman right there!!! :ubik: LOL.

How do you guys store your AOW boxes?

Well, I save all my boxes, because I know I'll regret it later when I move, and I know I'll be moving from NYC eventually.  Luckily I have a lots of closet space but I am getting to the brink as well.  As extravagant as it sounds, perhaps you should consider renting storage space.  If I were to ever move to a different apt in NYC, and found a dream apt (great apt, great location), but it wasn't as spacious as my current one, then I would just get storage space to store whatever I can't.

Another option, you could get creative with your living room.  Maybe buy one of those giant Ikea bookshelfs and use it as a wall.  Instead of putting it flush against the wall, put it 3 feet from it, and store boxes behind it.  My cousin used to do that for various storage and it worked nicely.  It shrinks your living room space, but if you live by yourself, that's not that big of a deal anyways.

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Re: What to do with the boxes the figures came in
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2011, 02:04:33 PM »
You're gonna move out?! Noooo!

Thanks for the advice. The renting space option is doable depending on the prices around here, I'll have to look out for it. I like the idea of the IKEA bookshelf with the boxes behind it, unfortunately my living room isn't wide enough for it and there's a closet door on the longer side of the wall, so that's a bummer. Tough choices! New display cabinets/ boxes/ closet space/ sticking with a small 1 bedroom vs a larger studio.
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Re: What to do with the boxes the figures came in
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2011, 10:21:55 PM »
it's a vicious cycle: i want to use my spare bedroom as an office and to display toys, but it's currently completely occupied by toy boxes and newer stuff i can't display because i'm running out of space.

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Re: What to do with the boxes the figures came in
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2011, 06:26:47 AM »
I toss that ish because they're huge and I'm not going to sell them. But if you ever plan to sell them the box is necessary.