Today, I’m going to talk about some display cases that I recommend for storing your Macross toys. First, let’s look at the Ikea Detolf display case.
Ikea Detolf Display Case
The Ikea on-line catalog page is http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10119206
This glass display case is 64 1/8 inches tall, 16 3/4 inches wide, and 14 3/8″ deep. For $59.99 (U.S.), it’s a good deal. It comes packaged in a long, thin, heavy box that you can fit inside the passenger front seat of a sedan. The front door is held by two metal clips on one side, and on the other, there are two small magnets. Each of the four glass shelves gives you 15 inches of vertical space. Each shelf fits the Yamato 1/48 scale Macross toys with no problem!
One tip when you’re assembling this display case: if you’re assembling it on carpet, it’s a good idea to put some sort of ground cover like newspaper beneath the case when you’re tightening the side metal rods, because the screws on the bottom will grab your carpet, and when you move the case, you may rip out a couple of carpet threads after you’re done tightening the top screws!
The only downside for this display case is that the sides of the front door have an open space where dust can get through, so dust tends to collect on the bottom shelf. The rear sides are held together by a long piece of plastic, so dust doesn’t enter through the back.
Finally, there’s a small hole at the top of the case in which to install a light. All in all, this display case is a great deal for the price!
The Container Store: Football Display Cube
The Container Store has a nice display case for footballs, but they’re great for putting the Revoltech toys in.
Here’s the link to the product page: http://www.containerstore.com/shop/collections/display/cubesCases?productId=10001592
When used to store a football, this display cube is 7 3/8 inches wide/deep and 11 5/8 inches tall. Pictured above, the display case is on its side. It costs $17.99 (U.S.). The display case is two halves of plastic, which are held together by plastic grooves about 1 1/4 inches long. The halves close tight enough that I don’t smell the nasty plastic odor from the Revoltech valkyries.
The Container Store: Doll-sized Display Cube
Bigger than the football display cube is the Doll-sized Display Cube, which is 11 7/8 inches width/deep, and 15 7/8 inches tall. It costs $39.99 (U.S.), and can hold quite a bit. Here’s a picture of a Yamato 1/60 VF-1S Roy Fokker on a Yamato display stand inside this display cube:
The product catalog page is http://www.containerstore.com/shop/collections/display/cubesCases?productId=10001591
The display case consists of two halves of plastic, held together by plastic grooves about 1 1/4 inches long. Because this case is somewhat large, if you move it, it’s likely that the two halves will come loose. But this case will keep the dust out!
Anyone else have recommendations for display cases?