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Personal logo Whirlwind Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2014 2:13 a.m. PST

For years I've used old plastic video boxes to store 6mm figures. Now however supplies of cheap/free video boxes seem to be drying up in mmy area – can anyone suggest similarly cheap/free alternatives with the same advantages as video boxes. The alternatives I've used most often are box folders and sweetie tins, but they tend not to be as good and have more 'dead' space.

JimDuncanUK20 Sep 2014 3:03 a.m. PST

RUB is your answer.

Really Useful Boxes.


I have over 100 of various sizes.

bobspruster20 Sep 2014 5:21 a.m. PST

And for us Yanks:

TamsinP20 Sep 2014 5:27 a.m. PST

RUBs will probably still give too much dead space. I've bought a few of these for my 6mm ACW (on the basis that I *will* paint them). You are probably looking at the "deep" version as the "slim" is about 10mm inside height.


Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Sep 2014 6:36 a.m. PST

1" stackable jewelry trays.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Sep 2014 6:37 a.m. PST

P.S. What is a "video tape"?

Personal logo elsyrsyn Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2014 7:58 a.m. PST


I like the tackle boxes with the removable trays. My favorite is the one above, but they don't seem to make that model any more. There are others which are similar, though. I put strips of magnet tape down in the trays to hold my metal based figs.


lloydthegamer Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2014 7:58 a.m. PST

I use new pizza boxes for 6mm. Line them with magnetic material and base your figs on steel bases, works great.

abelp0120 Sep 2014 8:46 a.m. PST

Literature mailers with magnetic paper on the bottom. I use the 12"x12" boxes with 1.5" depth for my 15/18mm and 3.5" depth for my 25/28mm. They're sturdy, stackable and if you buy them by the case (25 I think) very inexpensive. They have to be assemble, but they're easy to put together as they're one piece boxes.

On a completely different subject, the doctor says that I'll be released from the hospital this afternoon! YAY!

Dynaman878920 Sep 2014 9:54 a.m. PST

I use the cheap craft boxes from walmart, joann fabrics, etc… Pack them in good with pillow fluff and no troubles.

Brian Bronson Inactive Member20 Sep 2014 2:13 p.m. PST

I switched from VHS cases to IRIS scrapbook cases: link

They are 12"x12" and about 1.5" deep. I put some rubbery shelf liner in the bottom to keep the stands from sliding around.

They also make deeper (12'x12" and about 3") that I use for larger figures.

Hampshire Hog03 Nov 2014 1:26 p.m. PST

Thanks TamsinP, just what I was looking for!!
Off to Rymans tomorrow.

Personal logo Whirlwind Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2014 10:23 a.m. PST

Thanks for all of the useful recommendations.

charles popp14 Nov 2014 10:36 a.m. PST

if you are looking for VHS tape boxes, Bags Unlimited have them you can get 100 for $62 USD,h no hub.

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