Sunday, June 10, 2012
It Was The Best Of Times, It Was The Worst Of Times, When It Comes to Displaying My Toy Collection
It's been a lot of fun freeing my toys from their plastic tombs over the past few months. I often wonder if they feel like Jessie from Toy Story 2 and being scared to death to be put back in their shroud (I really don't think my toys are alive, it's that my oldest is really into Toy Story right now) Unfortunately, that may be what has to happen.
I really had hopes of being able to display all of my toys, but really, a lot of it is just looking like a cluttered mess. There is far too many toys and pop culture memorabilia to display in the space I have. That doesn't mean the Batcave Toy Room is no more, it means I have to re-think my plan for now.
I do have some ideas however. For one, Ron from Ron's Random Stuff, has been showing us what he has in his toy bins and I may have to do something similar as I pack stuff back up. You'll get to see what is going in the bins as I put the toys away. Secondly, Brian from Cool and Collected, rotates his toy display and I really like that idea. I will most likely will pick my favorites to display and maybe switch it up every now and then, but I really want the collection clean and organized and not have everything crammed together.
I've been picking up boxes for my loose vehicles and playsets lately. For me, displaying boxed items is easier and gives a better presentation than loose items do. Right now the loose items are taking up a good third of the room.
If anyone has any ideas, let me know what you think.
About the author: John Sholtz is an avid toy collector and the interim editor of the Batcave Toy Room due to the abrupt death of Bruce Wayne. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter at, Facebook, Google+ and Linkedin.