I'm getting ready to move and as I pack I'm confronted with what to do packaging for figures I've opened and displayed. Normal retail stuff is all recycled, but what's your opinions on keeping things like Masterpiece boxes or UW boxes? I got ready to start putting Computron back in the box and suddenly questioned whether it was worth it or not.
Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:02 AM
I have been torn with this for many years. I've gotten to the point that I have only saved my Japanese import boxes. Now, as space is becoming a premium, I am confronted with the sole option of getting rid of all my open packaging.
I am tempted to try to put all of it on ebay for like $1 plus shipping to see if anyone wants them before I just throw them out though.
Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:09 AM
I used to save a lot of packaging (mainly Japanese or collector stuff), but no more.
I just buy too much and there isn't room. The only packaging I hold on to know are the nice foam packages the Fun Pub stuff came in. The rest gets thrown out eventually.
Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:10 AM
If you don't really want the box, there's no reason to bother keeping it. Personally, I only keep the box for certain things like G1 reissues that don't take well to being put in a tub with other figures, and Japanese imports that have packaging I don't see all the time on shelves. I mean there's no way I'm going to toss my G1 Megatron reissue in a tub, the thing's thigh struts would disintegrate.
Edited by PlutoniumBoss, 16 May 2018 - 08:12 AM.
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:13 AM
Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:16 AM
Masterpiece are just about the only boxes I keep anymore. They're just handy storage for all those extra accessories that I didn't ever really need.
(Well I keep the Fun Pub boxes too but that's, like, no longer an ongoing decision I have to make. You know?)
Edited by NightViper, 16 May 2018 - 08:17 AM.
Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:27 AM
I actually go all the way and keep all the packaging right now. It does take up a bit more room, but it also acts as packing material if/when I pack them back up. The US carded retail packaging though doesn't lend itself quite as well to being reused like this, but if I'm careful opening I can usually leave at least one side attached for closing it back up for stacking. It probably helps that I've still got room right now for the Mountain of Boxes, though.
Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:31 AM
Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:32 AM
i used to keep every box. now i discard them unless i keep the figures in the box (ie botcon sets, mp soundwave, and titan class figures). i have had a similar dilemma lately after moving in regards to the club figures. i like the idea of keeping them in their inserts, but not much space is gonna be saved just getting rid of the boxes themselves
Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:48 AM
i was big on saving boxes and cards back in the r.i.d. 01 era but it became a hassle so i chucked em. now ive only a few boxes cause i like the art on them. guess i could take good pics of those and toss them as well
Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:55 AM
The toys themselves already take up too much space.
Posted 16 May 2018 - 12:27 PM
I mostly throw out boxes now. I used to keep them for nostalgia, but I have enough MISB specimens to fulfill that need that an empty box doesn't do anything for me anymore. I tend to keep MP boxes only as a place to store their accessories. It's too bad the MP boxes are so boring--I'll never understand why they didn't mimic the G1 boxes.
Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:42 PM
I kept my third party upgrade boxes along with some of my takara boxes but most get recycled, plastic torn off the cardboard and then dumped into the green box to go on the drive along with the food bin and whatever else getting recycled that week, plus every other week, the black bin goes out for general waste! I used to have my classics & TFU figures boxes/packing but then evenly had a bit of a clear out of them as they were taking up space in the roof!
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