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rnbuda
05-12-2010, 08:49 PM
Hey Guys I'm hopefully going to be moving out of my parents house soon (I'm only 21) and want to get some ideas for display cabinets/units.

It's be great to list product types:
1) Type of shelf/cabinets/stand alone units
2) Manufacturer
3) Serial or identification numbers
4) Photos of them in use!

I think this could be a good resource for people that are starting and could make it easier to locate and decide on different styles!

Maglor
05-12-2010, 08:56 PM
I predict you will see the word Detolf quite a bit very soon.

316what
05-12-2010, 09:27 PM
Detolfs
Billy bookcases
Enetri stands
cheap Wal Mart bookcases
custom built cabinets

Darklord Dave
05-14-2010, 01:02 PM
Depends a lot on what you have to display. Detolfs and Billys are great for 1/6, but if it's other stuff, then other displays are called for. The Ikea Besta/Framsta/inreda systems are great for most anything though.

Theokan
05-16-2010, 10:21 AM
I think the 75"H x 23"W x 15"D Besta + aluminum glass doors is probably the best overall display IMO. I used to be a detolf guy but now I'm all for Besta. You need to buy a lot of glass doors though to fill up one large size Besta, and they can add up to be a little expensive. One thing I've learned is to check on Craig's List once in a while, the Besta frames usually come up pretty often for really cheap so most of the time you're really only paying for the glass doors.

Something Sexy
05-19-2010, 11:16 AM
Detolf for 1/6th and the double wide Besta system with doors for PF from iKea.

cokebabies
05-19-2010, 11:34 AM
I was very excited when I saw the look/price of the Detolfs & Bestas (I'm new to the higher end collectible scene, if my only now finding out about them is surprising). But unfortunately, there are no Ikeas in CO, and shipping one Detolf costs $300 (!)

So basically my question is, are there any other display cases at similar price points that are available nation wide? Or at least ones where the shipping is slightly more reasonable?

jason2885
05-21-2010, 11:46 AM
I use Besta Billy and I use to use Detolfs but I would really like to phase those out. I also have acrylic cases that I am trying to phase out.

316what
05-24-2010, 09:22 PM
This is what I'll be using starting Wednesday...that's when my glass shelves arrive.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/316what/Birthday%20Present%202010/BirthdayPresent2010041.jpg

I bought this for $250 from a K-Mart that was going out of business. The glass doors will go on after it's full. These are the cabinets they use to lock the video games in.

urascal
05-24-2010, 09:33 PM
U lucky dawg! Those are Sweeeet! I can't wait to see them stocked. Keep us posted.

BuffyGirl
05-26-2010, 04:44 PM
I am now a member of the Detolf club. Picked up a pair in Monday. I feel bad thought because only 2 PF's fit and I feel like it's a big waste of space. Then again they do look pretty.

jonny88
05-26-2010, 04:49 PM
I am now a member of the Detolf club. Picked up a pair in Monday. I feel bad thought because only 2 PF's fit and I feel like it's a big waste of space. Then again they do look pretty.

same here only 2 pfs per detolf,but l welded an extra set of bars 5 inches from the top of the detolf so there is an extra shelf there now so l can add extra small things aswell.

316what
05-26-2010, 07:58 PM
U lucky dawg! Those are Sweeeet! I can't wait to see them stocked. Keep us posted.

Post #5147 over here: http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2556712#post2556712

GrueSam
05-29-2010, 08:27 AM
That looks incredible, 316! Congrats on the sweet deal.

I also have a display case from a Sears that was throwing it away! :horror

My other large case I found at a thrift store for $75. :rock

vareika
05-30-2010, 07:52 PM
guys what are some alternatives to detolfs...they are too heavy and my car is barely big enough to transport them...as bad as it sounds, I can't handle them alone. I really just need something that can keep them from dust. I hate it.

jonny88
05-30-2010, 08:06 PM
guys what are some alternatives to detolfs...they are too heavy and my car is barely big enough to transport them...as bad as it sounds, I can't handle them alone. I really just need something that can keep them from dust. I hate it.


well thats a tuffy to get around.you could by the single display acrylic cases that are like big squares but are more expensive then a detolf for only one and you just put them over the figure.

vareika
05-30-2010, 08:09 PM
well thats a tuffy to get around.you could by the single display acrylic cases that are like big squares but are more expensive then a detolf for only one and you just put them over the figure.

I fear this may be the temporary solution...anything just to get them out of the dust. What is the common place you guys go to pick up such single cases?

I can probably cram a few figures under each cube right?

Edit: Just noticed the stickied thread - I will go look at it.

jonny88
05-30-2010, 08:14 PM
I fear this may be the temporary solution...anything just to get them out of the dust. What is the common place you guys go to pick up such single cases?

I can probably cram a few figures under each cube right?

well im not sure,l saw some at a diecast model store and were very high priced like $85 for a 15inch cube,it will vary from different places.maby you could start a thread and ask or google it and find some prices and what stores near you might sell them.

vareika
05-30-2010, 08:17 PM
You are right...quite expensive...ok, I guess I'm just going to have to put my figures back into the boxes until I figure out a way to get those detolfs...#(*%#

jonny88
05-30-2010, 08:24 PM
You are right...quite expensive...ok, I guess I'm just going to have to put my figures back into the boxes until I figure out a way to get those detolfs...#(*%#

ya the detolf are heavy,there like 98 pounds in the box,and cant put it in a car.but dont take my word for it on how much the cubes are you might find them on the internet for a really good price have a look.but once your settled the detolfs are the best,most bang for your buck.what figures do you have PFs or 1/6.

vareika
05-30-2010, 08:32 PM
ya the detolf are heavy,there like 98 pounds in the box,and cant put it in a car.but dont take my word for it on how much the cubes are you might find them on the internet for a really good price have a look.but once your settled the detolfs are the best,most bang for your buck.what figures do you have PFs or 1/6.

I only have 1/6 figures so far, and not that many either, a single detolf would be so perfect...too bad thats not going to happen anytime soon.

jonny88
05-30-2010, 08:42 PM
I only have 1/6 figures so far, and not that many either, a single detolf would be so perfect...too bad thats not going to happen anytime soon.

if l were you l would go to furniture stores and find a small wooden type shelf and just use that,some even have glass doors,im sure you will find something after going to a few different stores,doesnt have to be anything fancy for 12inch.

Darklord Dave
05-31-2010, 12:51 PM
You could get a Billy and the glass doors for them - more dust-tight than a detolf. But the boxes are even longer.

rnbuda
06-03-2010, 10:58 PM
Is there a link to Ikea's online store for Billy cabinets? I collect 1:1 items and need something big enough to store my collection in...

Mesa
06-04-2010, 12:08 AM
This link is all you need, and some patience...

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/search/?areaID=7&subAreaID=&query=curio&catAbb=sss

ziggywas
06-16-2010, 12:52 AM
detolf is the way i went as well... picked up 25 (!!!) of them for the new house...

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp347/ziggywas/project%20detolf/P1010050.jpg
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp347/ziggywas/project%20detolf/P1010066.jpg
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp347/ziggywas/project%20detolf/P1010071.jpg
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp347/ziggywas/project%20detolf/P1010075.jpg
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp347/ziggywas/project%20detolf/P1010076.jpg
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp347/ziggywas/project%20detolf/P1010293.jpg
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp347/ziggywas/project%20detolf/P1010297.jpg
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp347/ziggywas/project%20detolf/P1010300.jpg
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp347/ziggywas/project%20detolf/P1010311.jpg
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp347/ziggywas/project%20detolf/P1010325.jpg

jason2885
06-16-2010, 05:42 PM
detolf is the way i went as well... picked up 25 (!!!) of them for the new house...

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp347/ziggywas/project%20detolf/P1010050.jpg
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp347/ziggywas/project%20detolf/P1010066.jpg
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp347/ziggywas/project%20detolf/P1010071.jpg
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp347/ziggywas/project%20detolf/P1010075.jpg
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp347/ziggywas/project%20detolf/P1010076.jpg
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp347/ziggywas/project%20detolf/P1010293.jpg
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp347/ziggywas/project%20detolf/P1010297.jpg
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp347/ziggywas/project%20detolf/P1010300.jpg
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp347/ziggywas/project%20detolf/P1010311.jpg
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp347/ziggywas/project%20detolf/P1010325.jpg

That is alot of Detolfs.

I would really like to sell all of mine and go all Besta. I have probably 14 of them. Four of them I never even opened. If anyone in NC or SC are interested let me know if you need any of them.

rnbuda
06-19-2010, 07:37 PM
I'm leaning towards the Bestas, they look excellent!

dominishin
06-22-2010, 05:53 PM
My lord, how long did it take you to set all that up ziggy? Making a single detolf alone is a pita.

jimjimmyjones85
06-23-2010, 08:40 AM
I was thinking of grabbing one or two of these for displaying the Avenger and LOTR PF's. What do you think ?

http://www.ikea.com/PIAimages/0088946_PE220608_S4.JPG

Maglor
06-23-2010, 08:43 AM
Good lord that's a lot of detolfs! :google :thud:


I am gonna be buying my first detolf soon, just trying to decide which color to get...



I was thinking of grabbing one or two of these for displaying the Avenger and LOTR PF's. What do you think ?

http://www.ikea.com/PIAimages/0088946_PE220608_S4.JPG

Looks good, but hard to tell the scale/dimensions.

jimjimmyjones85
06-23-2010, 09:07 AM
Good lord that's a lot of detolfs! :google :thud:


I am gonna be buying my first detolf soon, just trying to decide which color to get...




Looks good, but hard to tell the scale/dimensions.

Ask and yee shall receive.

Product dimensions
Width: 47 1/4 "
Depth: 19 1/4 "
Height: 10 1/4 "
Max. load: 132 lb

Maglor
06-23-2010, 09:11 AM
Sounds great displaying PF's on top, but what would you put on the inside shelves?

jimjimmyjones85
06-23-2010, 09:13 AM
Well depending on the height of the items... Maybe small busts like the Women of DC ones...

Or maybe my hard covers....

Trying to see if there is one just as wide but with a bigger opening.

Maglor
06-23-2010, 09:16 AM
Is it meant to be a TV stand?

ODBJBG
06-23-2010, 09:32 AM
25 Detolfs! You're my hero!

jimjimmyjones85
06-23-2010, 09:44 AM
Is it meant to be a TV stand?

I think so. RUns around $70.

hairlesswookiee
06-23-2010, 10:03 AM
I was thinking of grabbing one or two of these for displaying the Avenger and LOTR PF's. What do you think ?

http://www.ikea.com/PIAimages/0088946_PE220608_S4.JPG

Is that the Billy shelf?? If so it would work great because I bought one for a TV stand and it looks good and can manage a lot of shelf space.

hairlesswookiee
06-23-2010, 10:06 AM
Good lord that's a lot of detolfs! :google :thud:


I am gonna be buying my first detolf soon, just trying to decide which color to get..

this is just my preference, but I like the way the Black/Brown ones look. I matched them up with my Billy desk and TV stand.

jimjimmyjones85
06-24-2010, 08:38 AM
Is that the Billy shelf?? If so it would work great because I bought one for a TV stand and it looks good and can manage a lot of shelf space.

It says Besta... :dunno

Maglor
06-26-2010, 08:03 PM
this is just my preference, but I like the way the Black/Brown ones look. I matched them up with my Billy desk and TV stand.

Yeah, I'm leaning towards the dark one.

316what
06-26-2010, 09:32 PM
I was thinking of grabbing one or two of these for displaying the Avenger and LOTR PF's. What do you think ?

http://www.ikea.com/PIAimages/0088946_PE220608_S4.JPG


I think so. RUns around $70.

I think it's too low. Are you planning on setting it on top of something else or do you like looking down at your PFs?

You could build a pedestal cheaper than this costs....and to the dimensions you like.

Trustey
06-26-2010, 10:09 PM
Besta cases ($80-160)with Inreda glass shelves ($10) and dioder lights. The one on the left is like a double wide deal. On the right are two single ones. I need the flexibility of the single ones because I am not a homeowner and might not always have that kind of space. I also prefer the mid height ones and not the tallest, because some stuff just won't fit inside.

I have glass doors for them, but IKEA doesnt offer a matching color with clear glass. Only metal :( and white. So I took the white doors, they are full size and work better than metal anyway. I plan to paint them dark wood to match, and thinking of stenciling in some elvish runes while I at it.

http://i959.photobucket.com/albums/ae78/trustey/LOTR%20collection/all.jpg

jimjimmyjones85
06-29-2010, 12:48 PM
I think it's too low. Are you planning on setting it on top of something else or do you like looking down at your PFs?

You could build a pedestal cheaper than this costs....and to the dimensions you like.

I guess you are right, though I suck at building and have zero tools. LOL.

chewblacca
07-18-2010, 09:27 AM
I could use some ideas on hanging cabinets for my 1/6 figures. I am currently setting up my garage to display all of my toys and action figures. The complete space is 20X20 with a concrete wall covering only half the wall. The rest of the wall, about 3'11, is dry wall. I would like to put enclosed shelves with a glass front only on the dry wall area. Are besta's good for hanging on a wall? Any other ideas?

Savannah
08-22-2010, 06:36 PM
detolf is the way i went as well... picked up 25 (!!!) of them for the new house...

http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp347/ziggywas/project%20detolf/P1010050.jpg
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp347/ziggywas/project%20detolf/P1010066.jpg
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp347/ziggywas/project%20detolf/P1010071.jpg
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp347/ziggywas/project%20detolf/P1010075.jpg
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp347/ziggywas/project%20detolf/P1010076.jpg
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp347/ziggywas/project%20detolf/P1010293.jpg
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp347/ziggywas/project%20detolf/P1010297.jpg
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp347/ziggywas/project%20detolf/P1010300.jpg
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp347/ziggywas/project%20detolf/P1010311.jpg
http://i426.photobucket.com/albums/pp347/ziggywas/project%20detolf/P1010325.jpg

Love these,where can i buy them please. yours looks fantastic

Mesa
08-22-2010, 07:51 PM
^^^ wow ^^^

Chigger58
08-22-2010, 08:07 PM
Well I'll chip in my 2 cents but take it for what it is....I live in Meridian, Idaho so there are no Ikea's here.

I REALLY liked the Detolf's when I was looking and looked EVERYWHERE for them. The guy that mentioned shipping to be $300 on one of them wasn't kidding! I found a guy that was selling them on Ebay and used some tax return funds to purchase them.

I'm a little ashamed :lol for what I paid for them but for me there just wasn't anything else that I wanted. My options pretty much came down to spend some serious cash (when you consider what they cost in an Ikea store) on 2 of them on Ebay...for the ones I REALLY want and like. Or spend even more than that for a curio cabinet which was very nice but sold at a furniture store and was somewhere around $50 - $100 more than I would have spent on the Detolf's.

All that said, I love my Detolf's and they display 1/6 figures beautifully. Some of the smaller statues will work as well and they look fantastic as well.

I am on the hunt now for something to put in another corner of my game room that will be mid section height and be able to hold some PF's. I would like to clear them away from the sporadic placement they are in currently.

collectaholic
11-09-2014, 08:43 PM
For my vinyl I use Ikea Expedit
My Buff Stuff ( BTVS Related) I asked the shop for the promotional display case that was used in the buy one get one free Buffy VHS promotion back in 2000 and something. It stands 6ft tall is shelved and I just did few customisations to it, it is perfect, ready themed and was free!!

Other collectibles that are not stored in containers are on shelving that is floor to ceiling in my library room

Boba Debt
11-09-2014, 09:02 PM
detolf is the way i went as well... picked up 25 (!!!) of them for the new house...

Hate to be the voice of dissention but I think you wasted your money on these.

You could have went custom with the money you spent on these