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What a mess...
I've got 7 standard paper case sized boxes full of various loose Transformers.
I got no idea how many I have. 100? More?
This stuff has been in storage for more than 5 years... a lot of it was pretty dusty when I packed it up and most of it is freakin' filthy now.
So I figure I'll start with the larges figs and then work my way down to the little Heroes of Cybertron and Mini-Cons.
My comics are stored in 2 legal sized file cabinets and 4 DrawerBoxes set inside the closet of the bedroom we turned into an office.
I took the doors off the closet, slid the cabs in, and put the DrawerBoxes in the middle. It fits like it was practically made for it. Then I hung some curtains up and voila - nerdiness begone!
I have all my Green Lantern and various other Lantern Corps figures displayed on top of the comic set-up.
My plan was to display all my Transformers on the built-in shelf in the top of the closet. It's 56" wide and 12" deep.
If I put the biggest in the back, starting in the middle and work my way out to the ends I can install some clear acrylic shelves on the sides above the smaller figs and 'bracket' the big ones in the middle.
I'll have plenty of room!
So I start with the biggest figs.
These things are jacked... First I have to clean them off, but also they've all been shipped around and the boxes have been beat to hell over the years. All of the combiners are a disaster. Armada Super Optimus Prime and RID Omega Prime are screwed and both versions of Build Team/Landfill are in the worst condition.
Super Optimus Prime needs to be completely dis-assembled and started over from the beginning...
But I don't really have the room to spread out and take on such a task right now as the only real workspace appropriate for such nonsense is currently covered with xmas gifts because putting them under the tree = destroyed by puppy!
As I get Unicron, Super Prime, King Starscream, Omega Prime, etc etc cleaned up and on the shelf I begin to realize that I have:
a) seriously underestimated the size and number of my Transformers
b) seriously overestimated the size of my intended display area
I don't have anywhere near enough room for this mess!
Super Optimus Prime took a suicide dive onto the cabinets (scratching the paint off the cabinet) and broke into a bunch of parts all over the room... Requiem Blaster, Star Sabre, Mini-Cons everywhere - WHEEEEE! Now he really
needs to be started from the beginning.
Optimal Optimus and Megatron there on the bottom area are gonna have to move. That box on the right contains all my various DC Corps figs who need to go back on the cabinets where Op-Op and Megatron are...
So now I have 4 standard paper case sized boxes full of various loose Transformers that I need to figure out what to do with...
This is definitely a work in progress!
The 7 boxes were neatly & nicely stacked up on the shelf, out of site. Now the 4 boxes are stacked up on the floor, in the way
My wife is so thrilled right now.....
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