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Offline pony_magick

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How to display your collection
« on: January 07, 2018, 03:02:51 AM »
So I finally managed to get shelves up to display my ponies but I’m not quite fixed on how I want to display them. How have you guys displayed yours? Randomly, in year sets, colours, grouping of favourites?  Also do you display all their accessories or just their ribbons and any ‘big’ accessories like some of the babies have?

Any and all ideas welcome, I’ll be slowly working on my display over the next few weeks as I have to go back to work tomorrow. Very typical of me to leave things like this til the last minute.
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Re: How to display your collection
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2018, 03:34:20 AM »
So I finally managed to get shelves up to display my ponies but I’m not quite fixed on how I want to display them. How have you guys displayed yours? Randomly, in year sets, colours, grouping of favourites?  Also do you display all their accessories or just their ribbons and any ‘big’ accessories like some of the babies have?

Any and all ideas welcome, I’ll be slowly working on my display over the next few weeks as I have to go back to work tomorrow. Very typical of me to leave things like this til the last minute.

Of course it will be unique to you depending on space and you'll change it up as new display avenues open up to you. My G1s, larger fakies and G3s are on shelves.

My babies,smaller fakies and G4s are in metal, christmas cookie tins that would have been tossed. They're pretty and sturdy.

 I hear nail polish or spice racks are great for displaying Petites/Tiny Tins/Blindbags.

Some clever people print out pony scenes to add a little pizzazz. You can grab Fish tank display pieces, or holiday ones, or diorama stuff.

Some clever people keep their Baby Sea Ponies in decorative egg cartons.

 I get Polar Fruit Jars, dye and decorate them with sea-themed stickers and glass rocks with this tutorial I found. TThe big jars are great for adults, the small ones for babies. The glas rocks let them look out over the jar.  Here's what Polar Fruit Jars look like. They can be found in Walmart, grocery stores and dollar stores. (Hope its alright to post this mods. Sorry if its not. I can't do the image thing.)

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Re: How to display your collection
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2018, 03:51:26 AM »
I try to display my ponies in a way that allows my favorites to be more visible!

In my G1 section, I have my favorites I own closer to the front. Poor condition ponies such as ponies with very bad haircuts, very frizzy hair, bad head/body mismatches, lots of missing flocking, etc get stuck in the very back.

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With my G3 shelf, I have my Crystal Rainbow Castle on the very top part, with all my favorite G3s in my collection on it and surrounding it, while the other G3s are in the other parts of the shelf:

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Re: How to display your collection
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 03:57:01 AM »
Very cute display Beatle.
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Re: How to display your collection
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 06:15:48 AM »
Thanks for the ideas! Love your display Beatles! I have quite a lot of space for my around 200 ponies and playsets which is both good and bad...  :biggrin: I’ve worked out my playsets as they have the deeper shelving unit to themselves but the rest is still a big mess.
I’m considering putting babies with big accessories on a shelf by themselves but then I get worried about Mum and babies being apart... so many choices and this also doesn’t include all the random merchandise I have.
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Re: How to display your collection
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2018, 02:44:02 PM »

I have them sorted more or less by pose, I think that's how it looks more showy, however the most baits I have on other shelves in the same showcase, but apart.
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Re: How to display your collection
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2018, 02:47:26 PM »
The non-nirvana are on ordered by year and set, and the nirvanas are on a separate shelf ordered by country.But i need to reorganize my collection since i got new shelves.That's for g1, the other generations don't really have an order apart from being together.I have a separate shelf for mcdonalds, fashion style and bigger and electronic g4s but that's all.And i have a separate shelf for my plushies (including my g3 so softs)
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Re: How to display your collection
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2018, 03:41:53 PM »
I organized my G4 collection mostly by species. I've one shelf mostly filled with Rainbow Dash and a handful of other pegasi, half a shelf for Fluttershy and Discord, one each for Pinkie and Applejack, one for unicorns, and empty space filled with alicorns and other characters like Lyra/Bonbon & DjP0n3/Octavia.

I've separate bookshelves for my G1 and G3 colletions, I have those toys organized by pose, and whatever side their symbol is on, so they're all facing the same direction.

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Re: How to display your collection
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2018, 04:16:21 PM »
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Re: How to display your collection
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2018, 04:23:01 PM »
I have a cabinet with three shelves in it. I arranged my ponies roughly in chronological order from the top down, placing the ponies roughly in sets with US ponies on the right and UK ponies on the left. I somehow also managed to arrange them by colour as well. Baby ponies went at the front, like a school photo. I think I just enjoyed experimenting until a pattern emerged that fit the shelves.
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Re: How to display your collection
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2018, 05:03:42 PM »
My ponies are all displayed in my bedroom since I still live with my parents. I have two large bookshelves, a smaller bookshelf,  a larger self above my bed, and two small shelves mounted on the wall. Ponies are also on top of my filing cabinet and dresser. My bed frame is metal so I can display some of my G3 ponies on there as well.

As for how I display them on the shelves, it's mostly by generation but I do have some exceptions. My shelf full of Happy Meal ponies has G3 and G4, my plushie shelf has G1, G3, and G4 on it, and while my various MLP merch shelf is mostly G4, there are a few G3 items lurking around.
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Re: How to display your collection
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2018, 06:10:47 PM »
I arrange mine by pose so they fit better on the shelves, and also look better if you ask me. ;) I'll have a row of one of the larger/taller poses in the back of the shelf (up on risers), then a row of a smaller/shorter pose in front of them, then a row of babies. This way you can see everyone pretty well. Here are a some of my shelves for example:

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Re: How to display your collection
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2018, 09:20:58 PM »
I go between arranging by pose, colour and set. With big sets like TE ponies, I apply all 3 methods to the set xD (and I like to keep big sets on their own shelves). I dislike splitting sets up, so I usually work something out... usually ends up being organised by set>pose>colour. The only shelves that are primarily sorted by colour is my collector's pose army. might be because they're (almost) all the same set, and all are the same pose... hmm xD
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Re: How to display your collection
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2018, 04:20:01 AM »
mine have to be lined up neatly in rows on the shelf. I organize them by set and kind-of by year. collector ponies, early rainbow ponies, etc, are first, but it's sort of loosely organized after that. I have the nursery so that's on the bottom shelf stuffed full of babies.

some people organize them by pose and I love how that looks, so tidy!! but I can't do it, I have to organize them in a way that makes sense to me lol

my G1s and G3s each have their own bookshelf, while the G2s and G4s are a much smaller collection (less than 20) so they're on a side shelf that has other small toy collections like Unicornos and early 90s plush.
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Re: How to display your collection
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2018, 04:37:16 AM »
I just have one shelf and I rotate who's on it by generation.  Right now it's G4.5 (because that's who I got for xmas) but I think I'll be rotating to G1 soon.

On the shelf I usually set up a scene though families almost always go together.

As far as accessories go...um...  they're all in a bag somewhere.
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