While it looks like I’m violating one of my very fundamental rules of figure collecting, I have recently come to realise that not granting your PVC beauties a worthy stage to flaunt/protect their charm may be a greater sin than not breaking them out of their boxes. My decision to temporarily return my figure haremettes to their packages was mainly prompted by a lack of suitable display space. Previously, my figures paraded themselves on an open shelf, carefree and spontaneous. But since open shelves afforded no protection at all, I witness, first hand, my PVCs literally gnawed away by a very pervasive enemy of figures – dust. I could keep my figures away from sunlight but ensure a dust-free stage, I needed an enclosure. That’s when I shifted my lovelies to my bookshelf. But alas, the bookshelves nerfed their beauty since the area wasn’t optimised for display of 1/8″ figures but for storage of books.
I considered many of Ikea’s display shelves too (especially the immensely popular Detolf) but still didn’t find anything that’s worthy of the PVC haremettes. With plans to renovate my study, I intend to put up glass casings to finally house my collection properly. However, I need ideas and would like to find out from fellow collectors – what would an ideal figure display be?
Figure no tameni!