Monday, May 6, 2013

31 Days to a Better Toy Collection Challenge: How to Satisify a Toy Collector's Display Compulsion - Day 6

If loving you is wrong, I don't wanna be right.

I thought I would start showing what I felt was right with the Batcave Toy Room versus what I felt needed work for a change.

I always drive myself nuts when it comes to displaying my toys and pop culture collectibles, but when it comes to this set up I am completely satisfied.

I always see toy collectors toy displays that I think look great, but usually when I try to duplicate the same look it never works, but when I saw another Star Wars collector with a similar arrangement I followed his method of madness.

Basically, he arranged his boxed toys according to box size and I think it gives it a look of an organized, clean look.

So, a put together boxes that were either the same size or boxes that when they were put together had the same effect. Kind of like a giant puzzle.

I also lined up some loose items like my Darth Vader Van and die cast metal Darth Vader TIE Fighter.

You can also see my loose die cast metal TIE Bomber up there as well. On a recent price check, I was amazed the TIE Bombers loose and in this condition were currently selling for $188 on average.

The gap between the carded figures up top and boxed vehicles and playsets will eventually be filled with more carded action figures. Also, all of those boxes do have their contents in them with the exception of the Millennium Falcon, which is displayed loose on another shelf.

Stay tuned. More to come on what is just right and more on what still needs work. Does anyone have additional suggestions for this toy display?

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 this display John. Like you said it's nice, clean and in order. I have to get my buddy Scott to get his Star Wars figures out for display at his house.

    1. Thanks JBoy. Absolutely, what's he waiting for? ;-)

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    1. How 70's of you Brian, but yes, those SSP Vans were cool with their Vantastic Graphics.

  3. Gorgeous Star Wars display. I'm lovin all that vintage.

    1. Thanks Mike. Doesn't it just take you to a happy place. Pure bliss.

  4. Do you have the R2D2 van? Because I have fantasies of doing a real van like that one day.

    1. I used to Hobby, but I think you are thinking of the MPC model R2-D2 van. This SSP Vader Van had a white Rebel counterpart.


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