Displaying Your Classic Toy Collectibles

Written by on September 5, 2013 in Toy Collection Displays with 2 Comments

display collectible toysYou have put a lot of time and effort into collecting your favorite toys. Now you should share them everyone else by displaying your classic toy collectibles in your home.

Questions to Answer at Displaying your Toys

The type of display you use will depend on a number of things.

  • Is dust a factor?
  • Do you want to be able to easily pick up one of the toys?
  • Do you need to be able to move the collection around or can it stay in a certain area?

Answering these question will help you narrow the choices for toy displays down. Below, we will discuss a few options for displays.

Glass, Open Shelving, Wall Shelving

If dust is a factor, then a curio cabinet or glass enclosed cabinet are probably the way to go. This doesn’t mean their won’t be any dust. You will still need to dust your precious collection regularly but it will cut down on how often.glass-cabinet See a selection of possibles at Glass Display Cabinets.

Some curios open only from the sides. This does make it a bit more difficult to dust. If you can find a glass enclosed case that opens from the front, you will have an easier time getting into the nooks and crannies when you do dust.

Other people prefer to be able to pick up and touch their collection more easily. This can be done by using an open shelf  or bookcase. These bookshelves are more affordable than their glass enclosed counterparts. Some will offer closed an area at the bottom that is closed with doors. This is great for storing packaging of the toys you are displaying on the open shelves.

I am particularly drawn to the ladder style shelving. These are perfect for open display of your collectible toys.

ladder-shelfStill another option for display your toy collection is wall shelving. You can use the track system where the track is attached directly to the wall and then the shelf supports are slide into the track. The actual shelf will rest on the supports. Drawbacks to the track shelving system include no way to hide the tracking on the wall. You can paint over it so it is the same color as your wall and this will make it less noticeable.

If your collection is small, you could purchase wall shelves and hang them around the room — together or separate — depending on the look you want. Wall shelves come in tons of colors and styles so you are sure to find something that will work for you.

Display those Collectible Toys

Whichever form of display you choose, get those toys out there and let them be seen. You want guests, friends and family to be able to enjoy your collection as much as you do. This isn’t possible when they are stored in the garage, attic or in a box in the closet. You’ve worked hard adding just the right pieces to your collection — share them by displaying them in your home!


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  1. Cynthia says:

    Excellent display suggestions and I do agree with you, collectibles should be displayed. I do have a curio cabinet that opens on the side, which I really like because nothing detracts in the front and makes optimal viewing.

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