Friday, May 3, 2013

31 Days to a Better Toy Collection: Star Wars Micro Collection Dispaly Cabinets...Maybe -Day 3

There just isn't enough room in the Batcave Toy Room for everything.

The pic above is the back wall in my home office. The office is actually next door to the Toy Room and serves as an auxiliary toy room that allows me more display room.

The curio cabinets have had different displays in them, but I think the final result is going to have them used for my vintage Kenner Star Wars Micro Collection playsets. When doing my display I've attempted to maximize the display area with other collectibles.

You can see a few of my carded vintage Star Wars action figures behind  the Death Star Escape and Death Star Compactor Micro Collection sets. These sets were also sold together and were called Death Star World.

I also tried a look with having the original box for the toy displayed behind it. One problem with this type of display is some boxes are larger than others and they aren't going to fit correctly. I really do like how the box looks behind the Hoth Turret Defense action playset.

I've also made a go at just displaying the playsets, which is simple, but looks really clean to me.

The shelves have gotten a little dusty lately. So, I'll be cleaning them up and displaying the die cast figures along with the sets. There is also a light burned out that I have to replace.

All of these toys you see here are from my childhood and all are in really great shape. Except for the original die cast figures. They are full of paint chips, which those figures always seem to be prone to. Over the years I have been picking up figures in mint condition. I still need to find more to have completely replaced them all, but have no fear I am on the hunt.

I do have some duplicates in mint condition, which I will probably be selling this month along with the originals that are paint chipped and worn.

Opinion time: What do you think looks best?
  1. Plain display of playsets.
  2. Display with carded figures behind the playsets.
  3. Display with original box behind the playsets.
Let me know what you think ASAP. I only have 28 days left.

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.


  1. I like seeing the boxes with the playsets that came in them myself. I like the fact you have devoted the cabinets to your Star Wars Micro stuff it makes for a nest centerpiece when folks come into your office.

    1. Thanks JBoy. I do like that myself and typically that's how I usually attempt to make my arrangements.

  2. I love how that top left shelf looks, but it might just be a result of having taller items fill the space. Have you considered some clear plexi risers to raise up items in the background? I really think the shelves would look great if you could fill in that large blank space in the upper portions. (Those cabinets are beautiful!)

    1. Thanks Brian. I have thought of that before, but actually I forgot I did. That might just solve my dilema.


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