Over the years, I have gathered a bunch of random small items and my favorite way to display these things is in a hinged glass front box. This is the box I have for creepy crawlies and mini monsters, but I have others for gumball machine toys, plastic figures, Batman items… you get the idea.
At Halloween time, I like to bring this case out and set it on the coffee table. When I leave the room, several of the toys glow in the dark which always freaks out the kids! This is a great way to store and display a collection. It takes almost no effort to maintain and the haphazard approach actually looks pretty cool!
The Sexy Geek says
Pretty cool idea.
My kids would have that open and all the pieces scattered or lost in no time flat.
Ha! I guess I’ve been lucky so far in that regard. 😉
I like that a lot just nice mix of creepies and what a great way to display them all but can you tell me who that clear little figure is with the skull and rib cage showing? He looks cool.
I have no idea what that skeleton is from. There are no markings on it and it looks like he might have ridden a motorcycle or something since there are holes on his inner calves and he has knee-high boots with buckles. Maybe a Ghost Rider knock-off?
He is pretty cool though, kind of like a skeleton that was coated in ballistic gel.
Shawn Robare says
The Skeleton with the ribcage showing is indeed from a motorcycle playset. Don’t know the name of it, but it’s typically stocked int he same aisles as the Hot Wheels and tech deck stuff.
My be some sort of cheapie Halloween toy perhaps? Looks cool either way.
the pizza says
sweet. I like the multi-eye alien guy.
Paxton Holley says
Love the cover to that Dracula movie reel. That’s what it is, isn’t it?
There were a series of them and all of their covers were painted and awesome.
Yep, that’s an old 8-mm Dracula movie. I’ve seen some of the other monster movies. They sell for around $10-20 usually.
Shawn Robare says
Yeah, this is a really great idea. I’ve been slowly mounting some of my vintage odds and ends in shadow boxes to get them out of the closet and off the shelves. I just mounted my vintage 80s eraser collection like this…
Let’s see it, Shawn!