April 1, 2005

Boxing Match.

Last night I finally decided to undertake a little project that has been years in the making.

It is well known information that I enjoy collecting Transformers. Well, much like every chicken much hatch from an egg and leave the shell behind, every Transformer is removed from its package, leaving the box behind. So, throughout my several years of acquiring Transformers toys, I have also acquired a lot of Transformers boxes along with them.

Well, I always keep the boxes. I just don’t want to throw them away. So, these boxes have been in storage, taking up space, for a long, long time. With recent purchases of several large toys, I knew that I wouldn’t have much room for the boxes anymore. And so, it was time to flatten them.

So, here are some pictures of the boxes before I started. You can see that the floor was almost completely covered with them. I’ve got boxes here from Generation 2, Beast Wars, Machine Wars, Beast Machines, Robots in Disguise, Armada, and Energon.

Transformers Boxes

More Transformers Boxes

And yet more Transformers Boxes

It was tough to say goodbye. I really like the packaging. It’s a part of the product as a whole, and I’m sure that a lot of hard work goes into designing them. They have some great artwork and photographs. But when I was finished, that huge pile was reduced to this:

Flatened Transformers Boxes

The smaller boxes were flattened, folded, and placed inside the boxes from my recently acquired Omega Supreme and Omega Sentinel. The boxes that were too big to fit in either of those went into this large plastic container. Ironically, Unicron’s box was left unfed.

I had to draw the line somewhere though. I just couldn’t bear to flatten my Japanese or Korean boxes. I just think they look neat.

Asian Transformers Boxes

So, now that that’s all done, the result is that it hardly made any difference. The boxes from the Omegas that I just got take up about as much room as all the smaller boxes I’ve had for years. Bah!



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