You’ll find it hard to believe but I spent about 4-6 months mulling over how I want to make my first official figure display debut online.
There is a great range of displays that all have their pros and cons. Most easily accesible and budget friendly places to get your hands on some display cases without shelling thousands on professional level displays would be building your very own through Ikea’s furniture collection.
Options that exist to you (from least expensive to most expensive):
- Starting at $59.99/pc – Detolf – the crowd favorite
- There are other glass based displays to choose from but Detolf is by far the most budget friendly and great looking alternative of the bunch
- Starting at $69.99+/pc – Billy Book Case – my display of choice
- Starting at $85.00+/pc – Besta – most expensive but great for large scale statue
“With budget and aesthetics in mind, why not settle for a Detolf case?” – For a multitude of reasons, I couldn’t seem to accept just getting a detolf.
- Everyone has it (boring)
- I found it to be flimsy
- Not ideal for housing a above mid-sized collection
- Dust and Detolf’s are best friends
- With emphasis on Number 4 above…
“So Why The Billy Book Case System?” – Based on my current configured setup:
- Great for that dead corner space since its a corner display setup
- Will keep your figures as dust free as possible with the doors on the shelves
- Will keep your figures safe from prying hands
- The glass doors have very small bezels which will provide maximum open visibility for your collection
- If you opt with this lighting setup, prepare to be envied (I’m assuming that’s the effect you are looking for. I know I am)
- The single Billy center piece is excellent for storing those manga’s, CD/DVD/Bluray/you name it you got it things
Continue below as I take you through my first foray into Ikea’s Billy storage units for My Anime Figure Collection