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WolfPredatorAVPR
09-23-2012, 02:48 PM
Well Guys ( and gals ) I had a stack of empty Hot Toys Predator ( among others ) sitting around for a while. I tried to get rid of them for a cheap price on the forums but only sold a few. Was about to toss all them out and came up with an idea....well my wife. We had to empty small poster frames laying around and decided to use them to display the artwork from the boxes. I think Hot Toys makes some of the most awesome boxes in the world! Throwing away all that artwork would have been a shame, so I decided to throw 2 poster's together myself.

I plan to make 3 more after I get more frames. I think the frames are a little over $5 at target, for those wondering ( if anything )

I may get flamed for this but figured id share the idea and possibly give others display idea's. Personally I think the predator 2 one looks freakinnn awesome. LMK what you guys think :hi5:

http://i46.tinypic.com/2rgoml4.jpg
Predator 2 Box
http://i45.tinypic.com/14ner9v.jpg
Used Classic, Predator 2, Elder ( from predator 2 box ), Original P1, Berserker, and Guardian.

Sorry about the angle and glare.....
http://i47.tinypic.com/ej6vl.jpg
Added 9-24-12
Dog Alien 3

http://i47.tinypic.com/23hrw50.jpg
Added 9-27-12
Original P1 Box w/ Stealth Plastic Covering.

http://i48.tinypic.com/347h6h5.jpg
http://i50.tinypic.com/npglk8.jpg
Added 10-21-12
Original Wolf Predator box, 2 different styles

ARAFAT209
09-23-2012, 02:50 PM
Excellent idea

a-dev
09-23-2012, 02:52 PM
Why would you get flamed, thats awesome! Much better than just throwing them away.

WolfPredatorAVPR
09-23-2012, 02:53 PM
I can hear some members talking about having inaccurate predators on my wall LOL

ONEYE
09-23-2012, 02:59 PM
You have inaccurate predators on your wall!

a-dev
09-23-2012, 03:00 PM
Ha, ah yeah that. Its a possibility but I'd pay it no mind, you've got a really cool idea here. That P2 box art looks amazing overlooking your 1:1 pred-spear.

greygoose
09-23-2012, 03:04 PM
I can hear some members talking about having inaccurate predators on my wall LOL

The frames aren't screen accurate.:nono ;)

WolfPredatorAVPR
09-23-2012, 03:06 PM
The frames aren't screen accurate.:nono ;)

I know. I am sure I can go back, watch Predator 2 and see the frames are not exactly the same as they were in the bedroom scene. I am certain they are 2 CM to short Vertically. Not only that, I think they bought the frames at Walmart...not Target...DUUUUURRRR

WolfPredatorAVPR
09-23-2012, 03:07 PM
Ha, ah yeah that. Its a possibility but I'd pay it no mind, you've got a really cool idea here. That P2 box art looks amazing overlooking your 1:1 pred-spear.

I agree :):1-1:

greygoose
09-23-2012, 03:12 PM
I know. I am sure I can go back, watch Predator 2 and see the frames are not exactly the same as they were in the bedroom scene. I am certain they are 2 CM to short Vertically. Not only that, I think they bought the frames at Walmart...not Target...DUUUUURRRR

:lol

In all seriousness the P2 box does look great there.:clap

a-dev
09-23-2012, 03:12 PM
I remember seeing that spear in Forbidden Planet Dublin, I was tempted and thought about it for some weeks. I also considered ordering a 1:1 T2 Rosebox shotgun but ultimately decided to stick to action figures.

WolfPredatorAVPR
09-23-2012, 03:39 PM
I remember seeing that spear in Forbidden Planet Dublin, I was tempted and thought about it for some weeks. I also considered ordering a 1:1 T2 Rosebox shotgun but ultimately decided to stick to action figures.

I think I am going to be trying to get a P2 Bio. When I get my house, I have a vision of having the P2 Bio Hanging over the P2 Spear...with a small shelf to house the City Hunter. Right besides my Wolf Bio and Plasma Caster. Will be a sweeeeet set up!

STEN475
09-23-2012, 03:48 PM
LOL wow that is a nice idea, these boxes do take up alot of space. The P2 picture looks great over the prop.

WolfPredatorAVPR
09-23-2012, 03:51 PM
LOL wow that is a nice idea, these boxes do take up alot of space. The P2 picture looks great over the prop.

Thanks :hi5:

raiyuri customs
09-23-2012, 04:13 PM
This is genius! Now I won't have to worry about some boxes that I have at home. Well for now the boxes are in the storage but when I finally get a display room for my collection on the frames the boxes will go. Thanks for sharing this idea mate.

Oh and I love your p2 combi stick and poster display!:D

WolfPredatorAVPR
09-23-2012, 04:24 PM
This is genius! Now I won't have to worry about some boxes that I have at home. Well for now the boxes are in the storage but when I finally get a display room for my collection on the frames the boxes will go. Thanks for sharing this idea mate.

Oh and I love your p2 combi stick and poster display!:D

My wife is a pretty smart cookie :). Glad to see all the appreciation so far and helping others with idea's.

SepticFlesh
09-23-2012, 09:21 PM
You must have a cool wife. :) ...before I had my own apartment my folks (especially my Mother) would threaten to kick me out if I did not get rid of all my Hot Toys boxes that were neatly stacked up in my closet...this is the reason I moved out...now maybe if I bring this idea to her maybe I can come back to their huge house and I could save on an expensive apartment bill each month...yes I am a grown man but still being in college money can get tight sometimes.
Tell your wife her idea was brilliant. :)

(OO)SKYLINE(OO)
09-24-2012, 12:10 AM
Excellent idea
:goodpost:

I usually cut up the boxes and save them and think about using them as mini posters.

But framing them looks so much better!

Welldone WolfPredatorAVPR!

VintijDroidGutzz
09-24-2012, 12:32 AM
Great idea man! :clap

You're absolutely right - HT make some beautiful packaging, I have no intention of throwing ANY of my boxes away.

That said.. I've only got around 10 figures or so, & I store them like books so it's all good. :lol

SepticFlesh
09-24-2012, 12:41 AM
After looking at your "Framed" Predator 2 box I have decided that I am going to go ahead and do the same thing for the boxes for my "Guardian" and "Shadow" Predators...IMO those have always been my favorite styled boxes the way they have that almost "Hologram" look to them. I never plan on selling these 2 in particular anyway so what is the point in having all these boxes anyway if they are going to sit in my closet taking up space. Yes it is time these boxes finally came out of the closet.;) In person I'm sure these look very classy heck...just looking at the pictures you posted they look really nice. :cool:

This upcoming Weekend...Target here I come. :cool: BTW do you know the exact size of the frame used for the "Predator 2" box? It is no big deal I'm sure common sense will tell me which size will be the best.

TheFiend
09-24-2012, 02:13 AM
Cool idea! Looks flawless too.

King Darkness
09-24-2012, 02:15 AM
I eat cereal out of my empty boxes.

MechMan
09-24-2012, 05:15 AM
I keep all of my Hot Toys boxes even the brown mailer box. I need something to put them in when I move.

WolfPredatorAVPR
09-24-2012, 12:20 PM
After looking at your "Framed" Predator 2 box I have decided that I am going to go ahead and do the same thing for the boxes for my "Guardian" and "Shadow" Predators...IMO those have always been my favorite styled boxes the way they have that almost "Hologram" look to them. I never plan on selling these 2 in particular anyway so what is the point in having all these boxes anyway if they are going to sit in my closet taking up space. Yes it is time these boxes finally came out of the closet.;) In person I'm sure these look very classy heck...just looking at the pictures you posted they look really nice. :cool:

This upcoming Weekend...Target here I come. :cool: BTW do you know the exact size of the frame used for the "Predator 2" box? It is no big deal I'm sure common sense will tell me which size will be the best.

Thanks for the kind words... I will be sure to tell her what you said :) Also they measure out at 20 x 16 from end to end. My wife is picking me up 2 more today on her way home from work.

WolfPredatorAVPR
09-24-2012, 12:21 PM
Wish I had the Spiderman boxes Red/Blue Version and the Black. Putting the fronts side by side would look KILLER. Was thinking about that one today.

MechMan
09-24-2012, 12:38 PM
People really throw away their Hot toy boxes?:thud: Why in the world would anyone do that? :cuckoo:

WolfPredatorAVPR
09-24-2012, 12:51 PM
People really throw away their Hot toy boxes?:thud: Why in the world would anyone do that? :cuckoo:

Because some people do not have closets, garages, storage areas, basements or attics. Its pretty easy to imagine that all people who collect do not have huge places to store huge boxes. I live in a one bedroom apartment with my wife.....with a sunroom. Not many places to store boxes dude. :slap

WolfPredatorAVPR
09-24-2012, 02:41 PM
Decided to try a few new things with this one, since they only had bigger frames. I added blocks of features from the actual piece on the corners and I painstakingly cut the Dog Alien out to put him on the outside of the frame. Thought it would give it kind of a layered look to it. I am going to be fixing the edges that has the cardboard backing showing later on but I already spent around an hour working on it and wanted to break :)
http://i47.tinypic.com/ej6vl.jpg

MechMan
09-24-2012, 04:39 PM
Because some people do not have closets, garages, storage areas, basements or attics. Its pretty easy to imagine that all people who collect do not have huge places to store huge boxes. I live in a one bedroom apartment with my wife.....with a sunroom. Not many places to store boxes dude. :slap

I don't know about that man, don't take it as a insult cause I'm not trying to offend you but stack them on a counter or put them in a cabinet . You do have a cabinet don't you? Or even get one of those big tall wardrobe cardboard boxes and stick it ina corner or a closet and put the Hot Toy boxes in it.
The box is just too significant to just throw away.

MechMan
09-24-2012, 04:51 PM
Was about to toss all them out and came up with an idea....well my wife.
This is why I could not live with my ex. She HATED my collection and I knew eventually she would have tried to do something sneaky and throw away some stuff.

WolfPredatorAVPR
09-24-2012, 05:06 PM
I don't know about that man, don't take it as a insult cause I'm not trying to offend you but stack them on a counter or put them in a cabinet . You do have a cabinet don't you? Or even get one of those big tall wardrobe cardboard boxes and stick it ina corner or a closet and put the Hot Toy boxes in it.
The box is just too significant to just throw away.

Dude...You are WAYYYYY off. This is what irritates me about your comment. You think all people think exactly like you. I am sure a large percentage of collectors throw many of there boxes away if they in fact are using them for display. You are right...I had these stacked in a corner for months taking up tons of space and it looked like GARBAGE stacked in the corner. Of course I have cabinets....that hold other things that arn't huge boxes. You just don't get it man...and sorry to say you seem a little ignorant to other peoples situations. I am happy for you...if you want to keep all your boxes more power to yah buddy. Hate to tell you the world does not revolve around you and what you believe people "should" do with there collection ( or boxes ). This is why I posted this thread to show people that do not have space to store boxes, that maybe they could save parts of the cool art and display them. This thread wasn't meant to be a discussion of whether or not you should throw your boxes away......

BTW, my wife supports what I do and did not say a thing about my boxes. I am the one who decided to take care of them and IMO I have improved the entire look of my area by doing what I did. Much better than a big stack of boxes in the corner.:gah:

dArko2806
09-25-2012, 12:28 AM
That's cool you got a wife that supports what you are interested in!! I bet the people who do the artwork on those boxes would really appreciate the way you choose to make good use out of their work. i like the way on the alien 3 at the top you got half the aliens head on one side and the back half on the other side. look forward to see more. great thread idea.

Hydeous
09-25-2012, 02:40 AM
I think I got a few of the Tracker ones that I have lying around. Thinking of throwing it out, since I no longer have the figures. But if anybody want it (just pay for the shipping), lemme know.

swvendigo
09-25-2012, 06:53 AM
A great idea and something new to think about.
Nice.

By the way I sent a PM.

edstuff
09-25-2012, 07:20 AM
If you don't want to throw them away but need the space you could flatten them and put them under your bed maybe? Or I dunno behind a dresser? Whatever you do with them is your business of course. Just lending ideas. The framing idea is pretty cool actually.

WolfPredatorAVPR
09-25-2012, 09:04 AM
If you don't want to throw them away but need the space you could flatten them and put them under your bed maybe? Or I dunno behind a dresser? Whatever you do with them is your business of course. Just lending ideas. The framing idea is pretty cool actually.

You are still left having to throw out all the plastic inserts...kinda defeats the purpose of keeping the box. I agree though...that's a good idea for those who want to keep them intact.

MechMan
09-25-2012, 02:31 PM
Dude...You are WAYYYYY off. This is what irritates me about your comment. You think all people think exactly like you. I am sure a large percentage of collectors throw many of there boxes away if they in fact are using them for display. You are right...I had these stacked in a corner for months taking up tons of space and it looked like GARBAGE stacked in the corner. Of course I have cabinets....that hold other things that arn't huge boxes. You just don't get it man...and sorry to say you seem a little ignorant to other peoples situations. I am happy for you...if you want to keep all your boxes more power to yah buddy. Hate to tell you the world does not revolve around you and what you believe people "should" do with there collection ( or boxes ). This is why I posted this thread to show people that do not have space to store boxes, that maybe they could save parts of the cool art and display them. This thread wasn't meant to be a discussion of whether or not you should throw your boxes away......

BTW, my wife supports what I do and did not say a thing about my boxes. I am the one who decided to take care of them and IMO I have improved the entire look of my area by doing what I did. Much better than a big stack of boxes in the corner.:gah:

Ok but if I didn't have the space for someshoe box sized boxes then I don't think I would have the space for a bunch of 12+ inch action figures either. :dunno
But hey it's your box so you can do what you want with it. I just hope you have a good way of keeping up with all those accessories and parts and can also pack them good if you ever move.

WolfPredatorAVPR
09-25-2012, 02:55 PM
Ok but if I didn't have the space for someshoe box sized boxes then I don't think I would have the space for a bunch of 12+ inch action figures either. :dunno
But hey it's your box so you can do what you want with it. I just hope you have a good way of keeping up with all those accessories and parts and can also pack them good if you ever move.

Displaying figures is one thing...storing huge boxes in small spaces is totally another thing. This is however, my last reply to you because its frankly a waste of my time and I could literally careless what you think.

MechMan
09-25-2012, 03:06 PM
Displaying figures is one thing...storing huge boxes in small spaces is totally another thing. This is however, my last reply to you because its frankly a waste of my time and I could literally careless what you think.
Good I suggest you add me to your ignore list as you obviously are not open to criticism or anyone questioning you and I am a very outspoken person. :peace thread.

hrambo001
09-26-2012, 05:27 AM
It's interesting to run across this topic. I've been considering the same issue for some time now.

My wife and I moved into a new apartment and I managed to finally get a display case for my figures.

Like WolfPredatorAVPR said though, the boxes do take up a lot of space. I have them in a closet right now but I'm running out of storage space. I would rather use what I do have for my figures rather than the boxes.

What I was thinking of doing was wrapping accessories in bubble wrap and then placing them in bags and then putting those bags in something like a shoebox. That way I can consolidate all the accessories in a smaller space.

I hate to lose the boxes because they're works of art but at the end of the day space limitations may push me in that direction!

fosing
09-26-2012, 05:57 AM
gave away some of my HT boxes for free at one stage. not really free, only asked them to cover shipping. :]

STEN475
09-26-2012, 06:17 AM
I know what you mean man, I live in a little one bedroom apartment with one very small walk in closet.

Hence... Kitchen cabinets !
http://sphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/264391_10100544649510222_897413993_n.jpg
http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/528487_10100544649560122_874304344_n.jpg

I'm in the army and have to move every 2-3 years, so to keep the figures well protected during the moves, I have to keep all these enormous space consuming boxes :( sigh...

Goonsack Steve
09-26-2012, 06:51 AM
I know what you mean man, I live in a little one bedroom apartment with one very small walk in closet.

Hence... Kitchen cabinets !
http://sphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/264391_10100544649510222_897413993_n.jpg
http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/528487_10100544649560122_874304344_n.jpg

I'm in the army and have to move every 2-3 years, so to keep the figures well protected during the moves, I have to keep all these enormous space consuming boxes :( sigh...

Yeah boxes are a pain lol. Also I thought you got your AVP preds loose! Nice price for boxed figs... :hi5:

WolfPredatorAVPR
09-26-2012, 12:18 PM
Good I suggest you add me to your ignore list as you obviously are not open to criticism or anyone questioning you and I am a very outspoken person. :peace thread.

Criticism on my work is one thing ( flame away ) but calling me :cuckoo: because I throw away boxes is another.....

WolfPredatorAVPR
09-26-2012, 12:20 PM
I know what you mean man, I live in a little one bedroom apartment with one very small walk in closet.

Hence... Kitchen cabinets !
http://sphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/264391_10100544649510222_897413993_n.jpg
http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/528487_10100544649560122_874304344_n.jpg

I'm in the army and have to move every 2-3 years, so to keep the figures well protected during the moves, I have to keep all these enormous space consuming boxes :( sigh...

LoL...looks like over top of my laundry room. The problem with this apartment is we have 1 closet to store anything and its filled up with clothing. We have a small linen closet and its filled do the gills. My only option is to pile them in a corner ( we have storage tubs under our bed and there is no room at all ). Sucks. If I owned a house with a garage / attic..they would be stored in tubs that way. Sadly, we have not made it to that point in our life and I got tired of looking at them.

riky
09-26-2012, 12:47 PM
Wrap in plastic and rent a very small storage unit may be an option. Just an idea. I am of the opinion to never throw away original packaging in case taste or financial situation changes making liquidating easier. But whatever you decide I wish you luck :)

jkno
09-27-2012, 12:26 AM
I'm glad at the new house I can use the attic to store all my collectibles boxes.

EndIessRAlN
09-27-2012, 02:33 AM
Awesome idea there! Really like that collage you did with the different pred boxes.

WolfPredatorAVPR
09-27-2012, 02:34 PM
Awesome idea there! Really like that collage you did with the different pred boxes.

Thanks man...actually that one is my least favorite so far but it does not look half bad. I now have 4 hanging on the wall and I think it looks pretty awesome all of them side by side...with that said I got a new one below of the P1 Box

WolfPredatorAVPR
09-27-2012, 02:36 PM
http://i47.tinypic.com/23hrw50.jpg

Sorry about the glare again. It took me about 5 minutes to get the thing hung for some reason and I did not feel like taking it back down. I felt I got a little sloppy with this one but I wanted to have the plastic stealth cover over him. Up close it looks better as you are able to see it more. I used some left over red plastic for covering up the Predator Logo on the bottom. I also cut out some plastic red lines to make laser lines...but it looked a little preschool so I decided to leave it simply. I actually like it just wish I had a slightly smaller frame.

jutty
09-27-2012, 03:31 PM
Thats a great idea,and they do look superb..ATM my boxes are still in their brown shippers in the wardrobe

Rzeznikk
09-27-2012, 03:43 PM
I store my HT boxes at the bottom of my shelves. Pics in my collection thread. Link in my Sig.

greygoose
09-27-2012, 04:03 PM
Pics in my collection thread. Link in my Sig.

Everything about that room of yours is badass! :clap

WolfPredatorAVPR
09-27-2012, 04:18 PM
I store my HT boxes at the bottom of my shelves. Pics in my collection thread. Link in my Sig.

Incredible collection. I love what you did with the P1 and electricity...looks really awesome.

Rzeznikk
09-27-2012, 06:47 PM
Everything about that room of yours is badass! :clap




Incredible collection. I love what you did with the P1 and electricity...looks really awesome.

Thanks gents!

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I717 using Tapatalk 2

spawnknight
09-29-2012, 11:46 AM
Awesome idea! This is cool

Crimsonbob
09-29-2012, 01:07 PM
Very cool idea :)

WolfPredatorAVPR
09-29-2012, 04:37 PM
Awesome idea! This is cool

Very cool idea :)

Thanks! If anyone else decide to do this, please post some pictures. Would love to see if anyone else has better idea's than I do ( which I am sure won't be hard)

(OO)SKYLINE(OO)
10-02-2012, 06:16 PM
I have now actually sorted out all the figurine boxes I have at them moment.

I got 1 Hot Toys Black Widow (Iron Man 2) box and the rest are Revoltech boxes, which I am thinking about framing all together.

Just have to decide where to fold them.

Again, a great idea as it gave me motivation to clean up :D

kl241
10-02-2012, 06:19 PM
That is an awesome idea for boxes.

WolfPredatorAVPR
10-21-2012, 02:15 PM
Was finally able to do some more over the last week. Love these ones!

http://i48.tinypic.com/347h6h5.jpg
http://i50.tinypic.com/npglk8.jpg

Reinhardt
10-21-2012, 04:17 PM
Kick ass! Love the P2 the most!

Viking Spawn
10-21-2012, 07:30 PM
Cool ideas! You are a true fan! :clap

WolfPredatorAVPR
10-22-2012, 12:45 PM
Thanks for the kind words!!

Devil_666
10-22-2012, 01:05 PM
Cool idea. Really creative.

greygoose
10-22-2012, 01:06 PM
Was finally able to do some more over the last week. Love these ones!

http://i48.tinypic.com/347h6h5.jpg
http://i50.tinypic.com/npglk8.jpg

Frikkin' badass! :rock

ashkanls
10-24-2012, 05:44 AM
Ill buy your Dog Alien if you ever want to sell it.