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#1 OneTallPonderosa

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 09:24 PM

I am struggling to find new and fun ways to display MUSCLE figures.  I like to rotate out figures every couple weeks, but all I really do is pull out some cool little dudes and line them up on the mantle.  Maybe add a few to a bookshelf here and there. I am getting a little blase and need a jump start. 

 

I am toying with a diorama style concept, but that idea is only in its formative stages.

 

Anyone have, or ever seen, any sort of interesting diorama displays for MUSCLE?  Or at least something that isn't as static as a row/pile of figures?


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 09:41 PM

Great thread idea. I have been contemplating this a lot lately myself. And not just for kinnikuman, but for my other collectibles as well. While I have no suggestions, I am really looking forward to seeing the responses you get.


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Posted 08 March 2017 - 10:31 PM

Blocks arranged in a pyramid work surprisingly well.


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Posted 09 March 2017 - 07:36 AM

http://www.littlerub...opic=250547&hl=

 

Above is a link to some pics of my Beast Mountain.  I made it with styrofoam, plastic aquarium plants and model railroad terrain materials.  some of the elevations use 2" foam, but 1" might be a better scale for MUSCLE.  And the terraces could be made narrower to fit in more levels.


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#5 GoreVidalMeaty

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Posted 09 March 2017 - 08:59 AM

i find the Gormiti's Fire Mountain a good one for about a dozen LRGs.  Also that Skylanders Dr Crankcase "haunted" house is really fun. Tim-Mee battle Mountain is nice. Styrofoam inserts can be cut to shape to display them on. 

if space is an issue, print out some backgrounds or scenery and just display them in front of it. 


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Posted 09 March 2017 - 11:14 AM

http://www.littlerub...opic=250547&hl=

 

Above is a link to some pics of my Beast Mountain.  I made it with styrofoam, plastic aquarium plants and model railroad terrain materials.  some of the elevations use 2" foam, but 1" might be a better scale for MUSCLE.  And the terraces could be made narrower to fit in more levels.

 

That's great stuff. Good reference pics for brainstorming. Thanks much! And good to see the kiddo having a blast, gives me hope for the next generation of collectors.


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Posted 10 March 2017 - 07:14 AM

Im still working on this and was gonna post a bunch of pics as soon as i finished, still working on the top floor and always looking for more props.  But i wanted to share now since this is the perfect topic.

So my wife got me this doll house for Valentines day at a Thrift store. We spray painted it black and turned it into my M.C.W Muscle Championship Wrestling Stadium

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 08:05 AM

Brian that is immense!! Such a cool and unique idea!! Loving each compartment has been transformed into awesome little battle scenes!!

Amazing original idea bud!!
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Posted 10 March 2017 - 01:16 PM

All this reminds me of my Warhammer years.

When i think about MUSCLES figure i always imagine some sort of greek temple a la Saint Seya.

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 06:52 PM

So my wife got me this doll house for Valentines day at a Thrift store. We spray painted it black and turned it into my M.C.W Muscle Championship Wrestling Stadium

 

Dude, that is insane and awesome.  Wow. 


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Posted 11 March 2017 - 07:41 AM

Hey Cloning007, where are these little barrels from?
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Posted 11 March 2017 - 09:02 AM

Im still working on this and was gonna post a bunch of pics as soon as i finished, still working on the top floor and always looking for more props.  But i wanted to share now since this is the perfect topic.

So my wife got me this doll house for Valentines day at a Thrift store. We spray painted it black and turned it into my M.C.W Muscle Championship Wrestling Stadium

 

That's so awesome!! Great set-up!


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Posted 11 March 2017 - 01:28 PM

Hey Cloning007, where are these little barrels from?

i think they are gi joe but im not sure


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 04:44 PM

I use my original built in wrestling ring.
M.U.S.C.L.E.s were made to be in a wrestling ring.....literally.
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Posted 29 May 2017 - 04:21 PM

Cloning,you are a genius. That house is incredible
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Posted 29 May 2017 - 04:57 PM

I use my original built in wrestling ring.
M.U.S.C.L.E.s were made to be in a wrestling ring.....literally.
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Are the ring posts actual slim jims? And the floor D&D dungeon tiles?
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Posted 29 May 2017 - 08:15 PM

What do you guys use for rings? Do you make them or is there some WWE toy ring small enough? I know there's one in the MUSCLE belt but I'm really not interested in the belt
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Posted 22 June 2017 - 09:22 PM

Are the ring posts actual slim jims? And the floor D&D dungeon tiles?

So I made this ring with my parents in the early 1980s from a wine box. Glued a square piece of wood, placed 4 wood dowels for posts into the corners. Used a glue gun at the time to make white turnbuckles and hold the hemp rope in places. Added seats(3 rectangular blocks of wood) to the other side of the box. Painted it. Kept my original M.U.S.C.L.E.s inside ever since. The rubber bands replaced the ropes that broke. The Slim Jim wrappers slide over the dowels. Slim Jim use to post my wrestling ring on many of their tweets. Good times as I was the recipient of some yummy swag.
The floor is D&D tiles, but can be switched out. For videos it always evolved. I had a steel cage, no ropes, different ring colors.
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Posted 23 June 2017 - 02:47 AM

Here's one of the random ways I've been displaying mine, I just alternate the front featured color figure.Attached File  IMG_0996.JPG   79.64K   13 downloads
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Posted 24 June 2017 - 03:18 PM

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 09:11 AM

Nothing really too out of the ordinary, but here's what I have. These two pics are of the display I built for my flesh set:

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A complete I-don't-care-what-color set:

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 03:49 PM

So I made this ring with my parents in the early 1980s from a wine box. Glued a square piece of wood, placed 4 wood dowels for posts into the corners. Used a glue gun at the time to make white turnbuckles and hold the hemp rope in places. Added seats(3 rectangular blocks of wood) to the other side of the box. Painted it. Kept my original M.U.S.C.L.E.s inside ever since. The rubber bands replaced the ropes that broke. The Slim Jim wrappers slide over the dowels. Slim Jim use to post my wrestling ring on many of their tweets. Good times as I was the recipient of some yummy swag.
The floor is D&D tiles, but can be switched out. For videos it always evolved. I had a steel cage, no ropes, different ring colors.


Slim jims remind me of when WCW used to have Slim Jim logos on the posts
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Posted 19 August 2017 - 07:53 AM

Love the display case, BadLarry. Did you make that yourself?


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Posted 29 July 2020 - 10:45 PM

Im still working on this and was gonna post a bunch of pics as soon as i finished, still working on the top floor and always looking for more props.  But i wanted to share now since this is the perfect topic.

So my wife got me this doll house for Valentines day at a Thrift store. We spray painted it black and turned it into my M.C.W Muscle Championship Wrestling Stadium

The way you've "wallpapered" each level, is very similar to what I'm thinking of doing in my TBB shelf. Did you just find or make these textures yourself and print them? Or is there a company that sells cardstock printed with these themes? I especially looking at the bricks/alleyway radiation zone backdrop.


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Posted 30 July 2020 - 08:53 AM

The way you've "wallpapered" each level, is very similar to what I'm thinking of doing in my TBB shelf. Did you just find or make these textures yourself and print them? Or is there a company that sells cardstock printed with these themes? I especially looking at the bricks/alleyway radiation zone backdrop.

 

I found some images online and then resized and photo shopped them to fit, check out extreme sets, they make playsets for action figures, you will see where i got allot of inspiration 


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