Preserve Your Treasures: Tips for Displaying and Storing Rare and Limited Edition Toys

Are you looking for tips and tricks to keep your toys in pristine condition? Look no further! Here are some tips for displaying and storing your precious treasures

Do you have a collection of limited edition and rare toys that you want to showcase and protect? Are you looking for tips and tricks to keep your toys in pristine condition? Look no further! Here are some tips for displaying and storing your precious treasures.

I love these things… as you can tell by the box count. It’s all about display these days.
  1. Display with care: When displaying your rare and limited edition toys, choose a location that is protected from direct sunlight and away from damp areas. Avoid placing toys in high traffic areas where they may be bumped or knocked over.
  2. Invest in quality display cases: Display cases are an excellent way to protect your toys from dust, moisture, and damage. Choose a display case that is the right size for your toy and provides adequate protection.
  3. Keep it clean: Regular dusting and cleaning can help to maintain the condition of your toys. Use a soft, dry cloth to gently clean your toys and avoid using harsh chemicals that may damage the surface.
  4. Store with caution: When storing your toys, choose a location that is protected from moisture and away from sources of heat and light. Consider using storage containers, such as bins and boxes, to keep your toys organized and protected.
  5. Document your collection: Keeping a record of your collection can help you keep track of what you have and its value. Consider taking photos or keeping a written catalog of your toys.

By following these simple tips, you can preserve your rare and limited edition toys for years to come. So take the time to care for your precious treasures and enjoy your collection for many years to come!

Storing Your Toy Collection: How to Keep It Out of Sight, but Not Out of Mind

Do you have a collection of toys that’s growing faster than your living space? If you answered yes, then you’re not alone! Many parents and adult toy collectors struggle with finding enough storage space for their growing collections.

Do you have a collection of toys that’s growing faster than your living space? Are you tired of tripping over action figures, or stepping on legos every time you walk into the playroom? If you answered yes, then you’re not alone! Many parents and adult toy collectors struggle with finding enough storage space for their growing collections.

The Problem: Your toys are taking over your home and causing chaos! The Reaction: You’re starting to feel overwhelmed, stressed, and maybe even a little frustrated. The Solution: With the right storage solutions, you can keep your toys organized and out of the way.

Here are some product recommendations to help you get started:

  • Stackable storage bins: These bins are perfect for organizing smaller toys, like legos and action figures. Stack them up and tuck them away in a closet or under the bed.

  • Over-the-door organizers: If you’re short on closet space, consider using an over-the-door organizer to store your toys. This is a great solution for larger toys, like dolls and stuffed animals.
  • Bookshelf organizers: For even more storage, consider adding a bookshelf to your playroom. You can use it to store your toy collection, and even your books!

Remember, the key to keeping your toy collection organized is to find a storage solution that works for you and your space. With the right tools and a little creativity, you can keep your toys under control and out of the way. And the best part? You’ll be able to enjoy your collection without feeling overwhelmed and stressed. So go ahead and start organizing today!

How does the champ prepare for the main event? A big bowl of MegO’s cereal of course!

Recently I received a really cool gift from a buddy of mine; the ZLC Collectibles exclusive Rocky Balboa “training variant”. It’s a fun figure with sweat suit outfit, black beanie and shoes and athletic taped hands.

Overall it’s a nice and solid Mego action figure but the greatest part about it to me is the fact that it’s an exclusively produced figure. It’s nice to see a company that obviously loves the brand and product enough to go all in and working a deal like this. Real teeth in the game. As such I hope you consider ordering one today.

Another thing I really like about this figure is that it gave me the opportunity to put to some kind of use to an idea I turned into reality a couple months back.

One October morning I challenged myself to do something for the the sake of doing something fun and funny graphic wise. What popped into my head was a parody cereal box. Long story short, I have a real appreciation for the art that goes into cereal boxes. If you think about it, the makers put a lot of thought into adding value to that packaging. The old school days of a “prize inside” was great but it was also cool to be able to spend breakfast time reading the box.

With that top of mind I decided to apply my general love and inspiration that comes from the Mego style toy to this project. What you see here is the final culmination of that. Silly and kind of pointless in general, my efforts popped into a practical use when I got the Rocky. So now I share with you the pics as well as a version to print and make for yourself.

Right now you can finish your day just like the Italian Stallion starts his, with a big ole bowl of MegO’s cereal and imagination.

Now, go play!

Jim – 12/10/21

P.S. Here’s another fun little project I’m working on you might want to take a look at… we’ll, so long as you’re not scared of being “red-pilled” 😉

Click here to order the sample.

He’s basic, he’s black and let me say he’s bad @$$! (Shut yo mouth!)

Image6The 12 inch Darth Vader from Hasbro is one bad, straight armed dude! Being that I’m a retro kind of guy this figure really POP’s for me. No frills just a Darth Vader toy to be played with. The simplicity in the design (7 points of articulation) in my opinion lead to three strong points for me:

1. Durability – less parts = less potential for breakage,

ARTICULATION

2. Price Point – a much more reasonable MSRP than most other toy fare on the racks these days and the most important one is point

pricepoint

3. Imagination – Sure it can be frustrating that the Dark Lord of the Sith can’t bend at the knees or elbows but that doesn’t take away from the overall fun and play-ability of the toy. You have to use your imagination.

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Image5With the price point I am admittedly more forgiving on some of the details in design. Some things such as the molded plastic tunic looks clunky as part of the legs and the cloth cape could stand to be wider and cover the shoulders. Neither however are a deal breaker for me.

Image8The packaging is also impressive to me. Not so much in its graphics but in the boxes design. It’s one large sheet of cardboard that is folded. Simple and efficient. This can lead to damaging the package as far as collectors may note but at it’s core this is a toy to be played with. If you want a high end collectible this is not the toy for you. But if you want a toy that is meant to be just that then here you go.

Image4In the end I call this one a win. Mind you I’m not a big fan of the other selections from this line (Anakin, Obi Wan and a Clone Trooper) but that’s just me. If they released more of the original characters in this format I would pick them up though. Also to note, for me this is a very nice alternative to the Jumbo Vintage figures by Gentle Giant. I do like those and would like to pick up a Lando Calrissian as a novelty item to add to my collection but the price point is a killer for me in regards to collecting them all.

One final point that I like about this particular figure and line is that he and his other Star Wars Universe pals can play in scale with heroes from the Marvel Universe. The Titan Series featuring Thor, Captain America, Wolverine, Spider Man, Iron Man and a big honkin’ Hulk all feature the same limitations in design but who cares? They are in scale toys from various licenses and they match, just like my beloved Mego’s of old and the new Re-Mego’s from Bif Bang Pow and Figures Toy Company.

Maybe it’s OCD but I’ve always liked things to match. Even as a kid the style difference between Kenner’s Star Wars and Hasbro’s G.I. Joe Real American Hero figures may have been 3 & ¾ but were night and day in their make up. As far as the debate over the play-ability and which is better of those all I can say to that is… what style is the hottest pre sale item around? That’s right the Retro Kenner, baby!

Now Jules and Vader can team up for the most bad ass Blaxploitation flick in the history of awesome! Say “You don’t know the power of the dark side” again, mo$&*@%$^! I dare you, I double dog dare you mo$&*@%$^!”

Dark Side Pimps

Now, Go Play! (and May the Force be with You!)

Jim -02/28/14

Looking back and forward at the Venture Bros.

Entertainment Earth

Dear Reader I present to you the coolest Re-Mego yet!
At one time Henchman 24 knocked my socks off, the options have only gotten better and better so the top spot is always changing!

While I’m on a pretty hardcore Sheldon Cooper / Big Bang Theory kick at the moment some of you may recall my appreciation for the Venture Bros. line of 8 inch Classic style of action figures. And as some of you may recall that appreciation of the fun and fantastic show came after the discovery of their Mego style action figures from Bif Bang Pow.

This still impresses me; the fact that the merchandise was so so cool I couldn’t help but get lured in. Well played BBP, well played. I really enjoyed talking up these figures in the past and Dr. Orpheus is still my absolute favorite of the line.

 

 

 

The special "magic hand" is simply to die for.
The special “magic hand” is simply to die for.

With the rest of the Triad coming out later this year my collector gene is kicking into high gear.  While they are not a part of the in-stock sale you can Pre-Order Jefferson Twilight and the Alchemist (plus Pete White and Shore Leave) via these links: Order The Venture Bros. Pete White and Jefferson Twilight Figures from Entertainment Earth!Order The Venture Bros. Shore Leave and Alchemist Action Figures from Entertainment Earth!

Microsoft Word - Dexterl022608_approvedfinal.docThis all came to mind again because of the big Bif Bang Pow sale going on now through February 20th at Entertainment Earth. Sadly I had to sell off the majority of my collection last year but 2014 is looking to be much better and brighter. I hope the same is true in your situation whatever it may be. If that is the case do yourself a favor and check out the sale. There are a lot of really good deals on some really GREAT collectibles and toys from BBP.

However if things are still lean for you rest assured that your old buddy Jimbo is gonna keep my eyes peeled for good deals to hopefully help all of us get back on our collecting feet and get our shelves overflowing with fun and merriment that only comes from officially licensed, product tie ins. Now, Go Play! – Jim 02/16/14

8 Inch Venture Bros.
The Venture Bros. Dean Venture 8-Inch Action FigureThe Venture Bros. Series 4 Hank 8-Inch Figure, Not MintThe Venture Bros. Dr. Venture 8-Inch Action FigureThe Venture Bros. Dr. Girlfriend and Hank Action FiguresThe Venture Bros. Dr. Orpheus & Phantom Limb Action FiguresThe Venture Bros. Brock Samson and Killinger Action FiguresThe Venture Bros. Molotov and Billy Quizboy Action FiguresThe Venture Bros. Shore Leave and Alchemist Action FiguresThe Venture Bros. Pete White and Jefferson Twilight FiguresVenture Bros. Monarch & Dr. Mrs. in Tin-Convention Exclusive

3&3/4 inch Venture Bros.
Venture Bros. Dr. Venture 3 3/4-Inch FigureVenture Bros. Hank Venture 3 3/4-Inch FigureVenture Bros. Dean Venture 3 3/4-Inch FigureVenture Bros. Naked Brock 3 3/4-Inch Figure - Con ExclusiveVenture Bros. The Monarch 3 3/4-Inch FigureVenture Bros. Dr. Mrs. The Monarch 3 3/4-Inch FigureVenture Bros. Phantom Limb 3 3/4-Inch FigureVenture Bros. Monarch Unpainted 3 3/4-Inch Figure-Exclusive

S-Type Body Video Review

The new S-Type (Solid Body) 8 inch scale, Mego style body from ZICA / Castaway Toys is something indeed to behold! This first part of the review focus’ on the swapping the new body with a Figure’s Toy Company “DC World’s Greatest Heroes” Robin the Boy Wonder.

Please use the links below to get your own toys that you’ve just seen in the video… Do me a huge favor and let them know you learned about them here at Jim’s Toy Box. I do appreciate it!


 

Get your “S-Type” body HERE

Get your FTC “DC World’s Greatest Heroes from one of my favorite ebay sellers who happens to have the best price:

Robin, Batman, Joker, Riddler, Catwoman, Penguin, Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson

Series 1 SET Series 2 Set

Check back soon for a more detailed written review where I do point out some of the body’s short comings.

Also look at the history of these two great company’s as reviewed here at the Toy Box:

ZICA

6 Million Dollar Man Retro Kenner Figures

Castaway

Creepy Classics Mr. Hyde

ZICA Toys New Retro Six Million Dollar Man Action Figures!

The Retro Train keeps rolling along thanks to ZICA Toys!

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The latest creation from the folks that brought us the INCREDIBLE, museum quality Buck Rogers and Tigerman Mego style figures is back with their latest creation; 3 & 3/4 inch Six Million Dollar Man, vintage Kenner style action figures and like previous creations of ZICA, these do not disappoint!

Quality, unique design and exceptional style these new action figures are an absolute must for not only 6MDM fans but also 70’s and 80’s vintage toy collectors. Through Entertainment Earth you can get Red Jogging Suit Colonel Steve Austin, Bigfoot, the pair or the exclusive three figure set with that includes the limited edition Blue Jogging Suit Colonel Steve Austin!

Click all those hyperlinks and or pics and get these magnificent figures in your home TODAY! Now, Go Play! (and make that cool Bionic Sound while you run around the house or office!) – Jim 01/24/14

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