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Astronut
Dec 17, '13, 10:06 AM
Just curious if anyone has come up with a way to alter or reduced the size of these ridiculously ginormous clamshells while still being able to keep them from flipping open/coming apart completely? Seems to me there must be a way.

I think they reduced the size of the clamshell for the WGSH Batman lines though, am I right?

I was thinking of slicing the left and right sides of the material off with an X-Acto and maybe even left and right portions at the top, leaving the center with the peg hook zone intact. These things are way too bulky in size, drives me crazy.

Any thoughts?

Astronut
Dec 17, '13, 10:35 AM
This is what I was thinking of doing. I know it would technically make the item altered/not 100% original but I kinda don't care.

http://i43.tinypic.com/9r4ute.jpg

Astronut
Dec 17, '13, 11:36 AM
Just thought of something. Maybe I buy FTC's smaller-size clamshells for carded figures and swap them out? Would those work? Probably not for KISS though, I'm thinking...

ubermanx
Dec 17, '13, 12:18 PM
I ordered a blue hair Frankenstein recently and have a few different clamshells lying around. I'll let you know what I find.

- Marty

silveralex
Dec 19, '13, 6:58 PM
The batman series 1 clams are great IMO. they open at the top instead of 1 of the sides and are sleeker overall. They also have spaces for their feet at the bottom , which makes the figures fit nicely.

They even have little tabs to put cards in the back , but outside the clam (you can also put them inside)

Only drawback is that they are a wee bit small for 10x7 cards- :)
And that I'm not sure you can order them separately from the figures.

Astronut
Dec 19, '13, 7:54 PM
The batman series 1 clams are great IMO. they open at the top instead of 1 of the sides and are sleeker overall. They also have spaces for their feet at the bottom , which makes the figures fit nicely.

They even have little tabs to put cards in the back , but outside the clam (you can also put them inside)

Only drawback is that they are a wee bit small for 10x7 cards- :)
And that I'm not sure you can order them separately from the figures.

Yeah, I agree with you... I just got my set and wow, they nailed it - - finally. Love the packaging... this is the right way to do it.