View Full Version : When you were a kid; toybox or display?
Jul 24, '07, 8:25 AM
Did you bury your action figures in the toybox or under the bed, or in the closet when you were a kid? Or did you have shelves or a corner of your room where you'd proudly display your guys and playsets? And did you fight w/ Mom b/c you had this great scene on the floor of your bedroom or playroom, to be played w/ over and over, but she needed to vacuum?
Share you tales from the toybox!:biggrin:
Jul 24, '07, 9:40 AM
I had a few display shelves,but it was mostly in the closet or the ones I played with the most under my bed:grin:
Jul 24, '07, 10:01 AM
I had a toybox where everything was put away after I'd played with it to avoid the wrath of my mom. I'd love to go back and have a rummage through it now.
Jul 24, '07, 10:02 AM
To be honest, the answer is 'yes' to all of those things, the way I had my toy's spread out in my bedroom changed throughout the years. But most of the time I had all my vintage (not really vintage then :grin:) Star Wars all nicely displayed on my book shelf, all in action poses.
My mom used to dust my shelf though, and I would be upset when I came home from school to see that all my things had been moved, I could tell immediately when my mom had done cleaning because thing's like my Stormtrooper's had been knocked over.
I did have a toybox when I was very young, like 4 years old. I wish I still had it with it's original contents because the toy's that were in it would fetch a whole heap on eBay!
Now I can safely say my toy's are all on display, with out the worry of my mom dusting them. :biggrin:
Jul 24, '07, 10:42 AM
In a big yellow toy box.
Jul 24, '07, 10:54 AM
Usually in a toybox, spread out on the floor, or in the case of a lot of Mego's, on or in the playset.
Jul 24, '07, 11:18 AM
Small figures & vehicles went in boxes under the bed or in a cabinet. Larger things like the Kenner Death Star and Millennium Falcon which were too big for those spaces stayed out and became de-facto display pieces (with crews) when they weren't being played with. Same with large single toys like Shogun Warrior Raydeen, Godzilla, Rodan, and my Kenner Alien.
I also had a couple of those wonderful generic "Space Case" handled figure cases as a home for many of my small figures. (I've got about 5 now!)
Model kits (like my Prehistoric Scenes, Pyro/Lifelike dinos & others) went on a couple of small book cases. The big red T-Rex stayed on the floor as a display as well, since he was so big like the Shogun Warriors.
Jul 24, '07, 11:32 AM
i had them in drawers in a dresser.
Jul 24, '07, 1:20 PM
I had a toybox under one endtable in the living room. Never called it the living room, though. Because it was the front room of our house - front door into the living room, then into the dining room and then the kitchen, back door into the back yard, it was always the front room in our house. We were always going into the front room to sit, or watch television, or pull out the toys from the toybox. I didn't really play with any of my toys in my room. They got spread out all over the floor in the front room and then picked up before I went to bed. It wasn't until I got the stand, and then the carrying case for the Star Wars figures that I started to display any of my stuff. Later, I got the Cantina Bar set, and then the Jawa set. Those were the only two sets I had. My dad was always funny about stuff. Mom was cool about my stuff as long as I picked it all up and didn't leave anything laying around. Dad grew up in the Depression, and really didn't have any toys - no Action Jackson, or GI Joe or anything like that. When I was in the middle of something with the Lone Ranger or Steve Austin or the Super Heroes or Star Wars, he would tell me to keep it down - or keep it quiet. How in the world do you fend off the Empire with pantomime?!
Jul 24, '07, 1:52 PM
I had a big toybox in the dining room that everything went into. Never occured to me as a kid to display or not open a toy.
I did hang some comics on the wall tho in my early teens.
Jul 24, '07, 2:08 PM
Neither. Everything I had wound up on the floor. Clothes,toys whatever. You took your life in your hands when you entered my room. Oscar Madison would have been proud of me.
Jul 24, '07, 3:05 PM
I kept all of my Mego figures in a zippered salesman's carpetbag thing until I rediscovered them in high school and got the idea to display them.
Jul 24, '07, 5:55 PM
I had a huge wooden toybox (that at least 2 two-year-old kids could fit in), and a small chest of drawers. Since I had so many toys, the ones that sat on top of my toybox were the ones I played w/. I wasn't allowed to go into my toybox. About every 2 months, Mom would rotate my toys. The dresser was for small dolls, toys, cars and instructions for battery-op dolls. I could go into that whenever I wanted. Sometimes I would make "apartments" out of the bolsters on my beds for my dolls and want to leave them set up. That was vetoed. I was however allowed to make houses out of 2 plant tables and odds and ends and it stood next to my bed.
Jul 24, '07, 6:32 PM
They were just about all over the place... EXCEPT in a toybox or on shelves :smiley1:
Jul 24, '07, 10:39 PM
My Megos were in a bag so I could carry them around. Most of my toys were just scattered with no real organization.
Jul 24, '07, 11:04 PM
Most all my toys were stuffed into my closet or under my bed.
Jul 24, '07, 11:14 PM
I had mine all over the place! They would be on shelves, hanging from wires, and could quite possibly show up in any of a number of unexpected places in the house:biggrin:
Jul 25, '07, 3:31 AM
most of my Megos and Joes were in the basement, occasionally creeping upstairs. The 2 in 1 Shogun Warriors did manage to get displayed in the bedroom.
Jul 26, '07, 6:12 PM
Mine were in a toy box in my closet except my Star Wars figures they were in the Darth Vader carrying case on the shelf of my closet. Matter of fact that is were they are at right now.
When I wanted to play with them I would take them out and play with them. Since I didn't have any vehicles I would take Styrofoam from boxes and make ships out of it, and keep the figures on display with the custom ship until the ship was destroyed and then back into the case they would go.
My toy box on the other hand was full of all the heroes Mego toys and some of the Star Trek ones. after all these years I only have a couple left some got broke and tossed other's seemed to have walked away after friends had paid me a visit when I was a kid
Lynn TXP 0369
Jul 26, '07, 8:07 PM
I had my toys in a large opened topped card board box in my closet, my games were on shelves above them.
That same card board box sat in my closet empty of toys until I got married at age 26 and moved out.
Jul 26, '07, 9:15 PM
In the closet, in my toybox, which was a card board box from my dads work. The box had my superman, Shazam, army men, lincoln logs, blocks, and hotwheels. It also had about a half dozen football helmets from the vending machine. They all went together nicely in each of my daily episodes of battle of superfriends.:grin:
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