Post your displays and display furniture hereFound this on wayfair the other day. What do I think of it? I already have a couple of detolfs and I feel limited by how wide they are. These arent as deep as a detolf but much wider and seem pretty cool
My camera sucks, but I'm happy with my little display. I painted the Simon Belmont myself over a CV2 color scheme.
>>7703141Detolfs are the shelf equivalent to Funko Pops and anyone who has them extremely close to a wall isn't even using it right.
>>7703673You really need to get laid son.
I need some good advice on displays cases.I was never sure how fast my collection would grow when I started and I often rotated figures out anyway, so I started with just 40cm3 acrylic boxes at about £40 a pop.Now I have 8, and I'm thinking detolfs would be more economical as I can get a couple for £70 each.Any other suggestions for affordable, sturdy, good looking cases?
>>7703141>>7703673Detolfs and Billys+Morliden glass doors are the only affordable option that fit a fair amount of figures and look nice, especially if you add lighting. The other option is spending several hundred to a couple thousand on heavy trophy display cases, which are bigger. If you have that money then that's great, but you'll need to deal with the more complicated delivery and assembly, not to mention if you want to move those cases are a bitch to transport. Or if you're using some granny wooden cabinet for figures then you're dumb.Curio cabinets tend to be smaller than Detolfs for 2-3x the price. Maybe they'll be a tad wider but the shelves are shorter, so just make use of risers in your Detolfs. Otherwise go for Billy+Morliden for more width, or put the money down for a trophy case.
>>7703748If i could get these but with a detolf esque one solid glass door rather than a split down the middle itd be pimp.
>>7703755Yeah, I feel the same way. I also like viewing my figures from all angles where possible, so a glass back/sides would be nice. My acrylic boxes, although convenient and portable (you just lift them and walk), aren't sustainable anymore.
Long term what i'd really just like is to install a couple of large vivariums in my room. One with a forest theme, the other an urban them and just have all my figures displayed in it with stands and wires.
>>7703779where do you get your acrylic boxes? i googled and found some made to order sites but they wanted to charge an absurd amount of money for 2ft x 1.5ft x 3ft
>>7703808I'm from UK, so use https://displaypro.co.uk/. Not sure if you live state-side.
>>7703673Does the lack of access to an Ikea really bother you that much?
>>7703802That’s actually an awesome idea.
>>7703829Not that guy but I had detolfs for years, they were “eh” better than nothing.Now I got two custom cabinets. Expensive but on a completely different level.
>>7703850I think only the most insane person would claim the detolf to be the best option for a displaying figures.It definitely ranks lower than a glass door billy or a custom made case, but a big step up over a cheap MDF bookcase or some old person curio cabinet.They aren't the best, but it's weird to see someone get so worked up over such a minor thing as a detolf.
>>7703673>6' of glass sitting unsecured in the middle of the room while my dogs chase each otherno thanks anon >>7703802Wouldn't they get covered in moss or algae though? A big vivarium is awesome decor though. My dream would be to have a big communal tank of Socotra blue baboon tarantulas, but I'm not willing to fuck with that kind of venom. >>7703779>>7703808It seems like it would be cheapest to make your own, with a plexiglass cutter and some acrylic solvent.
Detolfs are shit. I've been using them for years and I cannot stand them. Only three shelves, meaning you have to find a way to create more, gaps that let in air / dust, and shitty particle board. Soon I plan on making my own curio cabinets, going to essentially make them using the Detolf glass I have from all my display cases, and a router table / specialized bits to create the joinery / inserts for the glass on standard 3/4" hardwood, probably oak. I'm aiming to make it so that it completely seals to prevent all dust from collecting, as well as plenty of space to mount and hide my lighting / wires, using glass on all four sides as well as getting glass shelves cut. Going to make them essentially double detolfs with a set of drawers at the bottom for storage.
>>7703818Thanks for letting me know about this fellow britfag.
>>7703829as someone who lives 10 minutes away from ikea, they weren't even worth it when they were $20. Also, billys are better like >>7703748 saysway more customizable than the shitty detolf, so you don't leave huge head room or need to buy shitty riserssturdier too.
What's a good option to look at other than Ikea?
>>7703673Deltofs are objectively the best looking displays, anything other then full glass makes your shit look cheap and ruins the lighting.
I still need to get lights for the bottom half. Pretty neat lights though. Remote controlled, USB rechargeable and they attach via a magnet.
>>7703748Are these Billy and morlidon? Does dust get in with the gap between the doors?
>>7704366Subjectanon how many times have you made this exact post since 2010? Make a display thread and subjectanon is guaranteed to show up.... how old are you now dude?
>>7704366post that photo of the Detolfs on their side next with the glass bowing. You like to post that one Subjectanon when you are sperging out on cheap glass cabinets.
>>7704626Yes and dust will get in any gap. Detolfs have gaps too. But it's a slower intake so you'll need to dust way less often than open shelves.
>>7704687>>7704697>getting triggered because someone doesn't think detolfs are goodis this a detolf defense force or just trolls obsessed with subjectanon?StillBillys >>>>> ghetto detolfsCheck out how customizable they can be.
>>7704602Are these battery? What type are they?
>>7703748Well you've convinced me to at least look into getting a set up like this, I'm running out of room so the extra shelves offered by the billy's would be nice.
>>7704825They look like the same LED motion sensor lights I have for my displays.This one was from 1byone, but there are other makes available.
I own billy shelves with glass doors, but store my figures in detolfs. Yell at me.
>>7704914I'm guessing you out books, movies and video games in your billys then?
>itt: elitism about where you store your figuresCan we get any more pathetic?If it works for you and looks good to you, it works.
>>7705094But ghetto detolf
For anyone in this thread complaining about dust getting in your detolf, line it with brush weather stripping. Works like a charm. >>7705076Only one shelf for that, the rest storage for all the fabric that doesn't fit in my closets. I personally don't like billies for toy display, I want to be able to see my figs from multiple angles.
>A display thread where people aren't criticizing and getting butt hurt over other people's figures, displays, and/or posing>Now the trolls are just getting straight to the point by derailing the thread and shitting on DetolfsWell...at least it's not the same on bullshit going on in a /toy/ display thread...so there's that...
>>7705707People have always shat on detoffs. That's just the way it is.
I make 3 figures. I dont do IKEA furniture anymore. Im not in my 20s and im not poor or moving like every year. What are some higher quality display cabinets that arent ikea and not grandmas wooden curio cabinet??
>>7705795Mentioned in >>7703748, tl;dr trophy/shop display cases. Scour through sites like displays2go.com to see if you like any, but not all cases can be shipped to residential locations.
>>7705720A person has always done that, yes.
>>7705907Sorry sorry im an idiot I meant 6 figures :^)
I want to get some led strips for the bottom two levels. Will likely build some shelves in the future when I get a house.
>>7706000What shelves are those?
>>7706055https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07546NJLH/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1I'll likely get new boards in the future. Something solid wood and stronger.
>>7705795see if your local Home Depot or Lowes cuts acrylic/lexan sheets. They'll cut it to spec and even drill the holes for you.Hinges, frames, pegs, and everything else you need can be found in these stores.There's various ways of getting shit made. I want to get around to doing something like this for my audio equipment.Here's a good guide if you're doing everything yourself. http://www.wardsweb.org/audio/rack.html
>>7705907999 dollers per year baby
>>7704602What’s the Viewtiful Joe Figure? I’m building a Marvel vs Capcom Collection & he looks like he’s be perfect.
>>7705795If you have money to burn and want a good product, figure out what measurements you need for a shelf and find the local Amish.
>>7703896>Having your dogs inside There’s your problem
>>7706106That one is Joe.
>>7703779Post your daughters attic, I cannot believe how massive your collection is now!It is so impressive
>>7704602Bro my Beast is posed the exact same way>>7703641Sick>>7703779Oblong
>>7703748Doesn't the center line bother you?
Shuffling shit around at the moment. Wife and I are still looking for a new place.
>>7706196You again! It feels like it has been so long and you still . have your play space!I feel like you could use a slightly larger table. Best of luck finding a place!
>>7706106Came as an extra with a DVD of the anime.
>>7706169Here's a closeup.
>>7704825>>7704856Yes, same lights. I chose the three pack with 20 leds per light instead of the 2 pack with 30 per. They were the same price. Rechargeable battery via USB.
>>7706145>getting a pet and leaving it outside so you only see/interact with it when you go into the backyardbut why?>>7706063>They'll cut it to spec and even drill the holes for you.Shit, for real? That would make my life significantly easier. I had no idea they'll drill holes too.
>>7706235Pets suck. My dog is getting d and cant control its sphincter and shits all over the place. Damn gf wont let me kill it because shes a rescue and been with it for so long.
>>7706292>My dog is getting d and cant control its sphincter and shits all over the place. Tell your dog to do more kegels and less monster cock
>>7706235it depends on the home depot. My local one stopped doing acrylic/plastic sheets, but still did wood.Lowes still does everything though.Honestly, drilling is the easiest part, because everyone should have a drill. saws? shit's tough, especially since they take up a lot of space.
>>7706223How did you get beast and nightcrawler stuck up there? That seems like more than blue-tac could handle.>>7706441I'll definitely have to try Lowes then. I have shitty cripple hands, so drilling is a huge, time consuming ordeal and I can only do it for a few minutes at a time before my arms give out.
>>7703748does nobody care for Elvarli? it's also customiseable yet uniform. and if you dont like it, you could always turn it into a shoe rack, open wardrobe or both. or all
>>7706464Beast is using a keyring attached to a suction cup. I wrapped the metal keyring with blue tape to blend in with his arm. Nightcrawler is held up by pure friction. I have his foot tucked up over the opposite edge of the shelf above and the back glass.
>>7703779Freak, where'd the daughters toys go?
>>7705720Yea, but it normally happens well into the thread after people have started actually posting displays and the trolls roll in and start shitting on people's posing, taste in figures, and clusterfucks. The detolf disgust is usually a last resort to derail the thread.Hence, why I said trolls are getting straight to the point and immediately starting the detolf hate.
>>7706063This looks really good and should be extremely easy to do. I may do something like this for a weekend project.Probably won't even cost more than 10-15 bucks.
>>7706223Cool setup. I have that exact same NECA display stand that sticks to glass. Be careful, because after about a month or two, it just lost its suction and the figure I had attached to it (a model kit Kid Buu) fell and knocked down everything in my display.Happened 3 separate times before I just gave up with it. And yes, I made sure my detolf surfaces were clean before I stuck in on the glass.
I like the idea of detolfs but even if I could get them, the photos I see make them look tall and narrow, and my displays are more "bookcase" wide.
>>7707099I use both detolfs and bestas in my display. Both work really well for what I need, but I can definitely see your point about the detolfs being narrow (though you'd be surprised what they can fit comfortably). The bestas are pretty big and deep (insert "that's what she said"). You can check those out at Ikea. They're really not too expensive either. I personally got the optional glass doors and shelves for mine because I have kids, and it's just easier to have my figures behind glass so that they don't get too tempted to just reach in and grab the things they see. Though, honestly, they're really good about leaving my stuff alone (they're 3 and 5 respectively.
>>7707096Yeah, I've had these stands for years now, never fails to lose suction eventually. Bad engineering on their part, the cups are too close together to each other when pressed against a surface. I fixed this by cutting off one of the cups and using a way stronger cup that's slightly smaller. I haven't had my Green Goblin using this modified stand stay up for over six months now. Pic related but I replaced Pizza Spidey with Mafex Spidey.
>>7703141i just assembled this thing called Sammanhang. the elevated bases are pretty cool, but theyre wobbly. unlike the posts, theyre held by a single screw on the sides
>>7703779Your figures and posing are nice enough but god that shit looks so terribly tacky. Clear cubes packed to the brim, just balanced on shitty uneven furniture.... get a damn shelf or detolf man. Fuck
>>7706223>>7707511I don't like marvel Legends but you really make them look great with your selection and posing. Top taste, anon.
>>7706882wow now I see the keyring
>>7706165>>7706987Haha, yeah, attic is clear now, builders start next month so she should be up there by Christmas. She doesn't mind. Kids spend most of their time on the iPad now, not playing with toys.>>7708168Yeah, it's a temporary display of the figures I don't want boxed up in the garage. All my Jojo ones are boxed, along with all my One Piece statueshit and a load of other stuff.In the new year i'll finally be able to convert this room, or our spare room into a proper display room. Just need to find the best style of cases.
>>7708546>Jojo>One Piece>DragonballYou do you lad, but wew.
>>7708640What can I say. I'm an 80's baby that grew up on pulp anime and became a SJ/Toei junkie. That's just my era.
>>7708725This was the era!
Is there anyplace in the UK I can get a case similar to the detolf?
Just finised setting up my grandma wooden cabinet
>>7710692First you need a license to own one .
>>7711081looks really nice anon.
>>7711081Your grandma bought this? Your grammy has a pretty based selection of figures for an old lady. She needs to work on her posing though. That's a lot of room, so dynamic poses shouldn't be a problem.
>>7711081>piss yellow lightswhy tho
>>7711486Reflects his posing ability.
anyone here using a FABRIKÖR cabinet?they seem like a pretty decent piece of furniture without looking like an out of place glass-tower (Detolfs)
>>7711583I've not used one but I've seen one used. Really nice display cabinet, quite a bit on the short side and the thick corners restrict the viewing angle quite a fair bit. That's bound to be a dealbreaker for some.But overall it seemed like a really nice cabinet, I'd not mind one or two as complimentary display cabinets.
>>7711486because it looks cool as fuck and doesn't damage your eyesSeriously, yellow is great, because it's more contrasting and makes shit stand out.
ikea klingsbo x 2. easy to assemble and very sturdy
>>7712426>dem adjustable shelvesamazing and better than poorfag detolfs
>>7712438well i mean they glass levels don't change height. you can remove levels to make conjoined height
>>7712475shit, really?The levels are nearly perfect for figures then.
>>7712438Did a detolf rape your mother?
>>7712639no, i just hate retards, because they do stupid/ugly shit and that's annoying
>>7712989Post your own display faggot
>>7712989>"Transformers clusterfuck.jpg">Posts Kamen Riders
>>7713319I mean technically they do transform.
>>7706196What's that staircase in the top left?
>>7704765I've seen worse overreactions to people disliking detolfs here. I think people just get personally offended for whatever reason. Maybe it's because its furniture so it makes them feel like their home is being insulted? Idk
>>7706292>ow the edge
>>7712989No need to hate yourself, anon
>>7713336I believe it came with one of the McFarlane Matrix figures from years ago
>>7703141Hey anons, what's the name of those long rolls of brush hairs you put on the side of a door to stop dust from coming in? I'm dumb and can't remember the name.
>>7714938Weather stripping. Installing that shit in my detolfs was the best life choice I ever made.
>>7714938weather strippingThere's all types.Vinyl strips, foam, and those brush strips you're talking about.I'd go with foam if i were you, since it comes in different colors.
>>7714942Did you manage to find transparent weather strips? I can only find transparent strips for thick glass panels meant for bathroom use.
>>7714942>>7714947I'm looking to get some because I don't want to have to deal with dust anymore, I'll look into the foam ones but I'll probably just go with a black.Thank for the help.
Can someone take a picture of their Detolf with the weather stripping? I'm trying to wrap my head around how it would look, but just can't get a firm image of it.
>>7714953>>7714954>>7715146I used brush type striping like this, it's pretty inconspicuous and very effective at keeping dog hair out of my detolfs. Here's the guide I used. >http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.com/2016/02/tutorial-how-to-dust-proof-your-detolf.html
I wanted to buy a 2ft square clear acrylic box for a vinyl Godzilla statue I preordered, but I'm not going to pay out the ass for some kikes to make one for me and ship it to me. Are there any good tutorials online for building display cases? It should be pretty simple, right?
>>7715901I'm thinking of getting a display like this >>7703748 and putting the weather tape in the middle jap, I think it should work fine.
>>7711583I have one. Just the single column one. Its really nice and wide it definitely fits more than a detolf. Only 3 shelves however 2x glass and the metal bottom. I like how its raised though and your last shelf is not floor level. I have mine in my bedroom as it matches my bedroom furniture more than a detolf. Mine currently houses a couple 1/6 figs on one shelf, my shf dbzs on another, and a still life of non toy stuff like my vintage camera gear with some geodes, animal bones, other natural curiosities.
What's the current consensus on Detolf + Kallax as a raiser?
>>7703141What would you anons recommend for lighting? I'm considering either ledberg lighting strips from Ikea or standard LED push lights like pic related.How easy is it to install ledbergs?And also, is there any chance the lights may damage the figures?
>>7716826LEDs are generally thought to be non-damaging. I would highly recommend getting some sort of plug-in lighting solution, those push lights are going to get tiring real fast and who wants to consciously think about lighting up their display every day? Nah, man. Just have it so you can flip a switch and the cabinet lights go on.
>>7716833Yeah you're right, the batteries would be a huge pain in the add on the push light, the only reason I considered them is ease of installation since I plan on getting a billy with glass doors and a wired setup would require me to drill holes for the wires to get out (I think, I've never set up something like this before).
>>7715944If it has framed double doors like in >>7703748, the gap looks too narrow for brush strips. You might need to use foam tapes.
>>7716833What kind of lights would be damaging to figures besides the sun?
>>7716943Fluorescent bulbs emit UV light just like the sun. They're not nearly as damaging of course, but over time you may see a difference in your toys' paintjob.
>>7716943Shitty old incandescent bulbs are damaging just for the heat they produce
>>7716878Yeah I'll be using foam, I'm not sure what the size of the gap is though but I imagine it shouldn't be too big.
My poor man's version of shelf display.stackable show cabinets~ keeps them organized for the time being
Anybody have the ikea Milsbo? Thoughts?
>>7723757Expensive as fuck.
>>7723819You must be poor
Does anyone have any recommendations for risers that fit detolfs?
Updated my bookshelf quite a bit with all the new Legends that have come out. A bunch of the new Avengers and X-Men figures. I dug out my Defenders 4 pack and got a new spot for my F4 as well. I am dying for a classic Dr. Strange. I know Hasbro is saving him for the inevitable Dr. Strange 2 wave though.
>>7723885My second shelving unit. Updated my DBZ stuff, I'm still not happy with it though since there's just so much. Slowly building up my new Lightning Collection MMPR team to replace the Legacy team with. Got a bunch of new TFs from Siege, that shit line really hooked me.
>>7723890My fucking mess of a toy table. I REALLY need to clean up and organize these guys. Need to make more space for DBZ and TF stuff. I need a whole new shelving unit I think. Mainly for my MCU Legends that are mostly stored in plastic totes at the moment. Once I get some new shelves I'll setup a proper MCU display.
>>7723899Finally my Mezco and gunpla shelves in my bedroom. Got a few new Mezcos since I last updated. Sovereign Knight Batman and Cowboy Logan specifically. Logan was surprisingly good.
>>7723757I would stub the shit outta my toe on that thing, no doubt about it
>>7703802That idea sounds like all my childhood dreams come true.