How to make a display case out of the Tomy Pokemon figure packaging.
These toys are sold mainly at Toys R Us and come in fancy dome like packaging. If you are a collector like me, it is often hard to find good ways to display your figures. This fun project is a creative and convenient way to display and protect your Pokemon figure collection.
Tomy Pokemon Figure, or similar plastic toy packaging
Pokemon figures, or other small toys
clear, quick drying glue
Some sort of non-destructive adhesive. ( I used some small double stick foam dots. you can find them at craft stores and they don’t seem to harm my figures)
(1) Take the package apart. Keep the cardboard back of the package, and the inner plastic piece that held the figures in place. You can discard the thin cardboard wraparound with the logos and description.
(2) cut the top and bottom parts of the inner plastic piece off and discard the center. The top and bottom parts will look sort of like pita pockets or tacos if you cut it right. You can cut out the bottoms of the pieces to make more room for figures, but do not cut off the front and sides or you will not be able to glue them in place. These will serve as extra shelves.
(3) put some clear, quick drying glue on the front of the newly made shelves and place them evenly spaced in the center of the package, stuck to the clear outer shell. Try to get it right the first time, or the glue will become crusty and visible. There should be room to place figures on the bottom of the package and on both shelves.
(4) take some figures (I suggest using figures that stand well on their own) and place some sticky dots, or other non-destructive adhesive, to their feet. Stick the figures to the shelves. The more unstable the figure, the more sticky you have to use. That is why I suggest using figures that stand well on their own in the first place.
(5) put the back of the package back on (It should stay in place on its own)
(6) hanging it is a bit tricky. I just unfolded the top back flap (one of the pieces that hold the back in place) and tacked it to the wall with thumbtacks, I imagine you could also glue a picture frame hanger to the back, but I haven’t tried that.
Now you have your own little display case for your Pokemon figures and you didn’t have to pay a penny more for it ;)