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Old 10-11-2021, 03:43 AM   #1
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So I've been looking at Hot Wheels car holders to hold painted cars. It's going to be a while before my stuff arrives in the UK so I wondered if anyone who has the cars could advise if it's a good plan or if the cars are too tall (the length and width seems fine.

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Old 10-11-2021, 09:02 AM   #2
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So I've been looking at Hot Wheels car holders to hold painted cars. It's going to be a while before my stuff arrives in the UK so I wondered if anyone who has the cars could advise if it's a good plan or if the cars are too tall (the length and width seems fine.

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The cars in the Double Ace are perfect fits for Hot Wheels storage and carry cases. I believe that was the intent.
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Old 10-11-2021, 09:07 AM   #3
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Awesome sauce. I shall return to vicariously living through others until the international shipments come through.
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Old 10-11-2021, 11:26 AM   #4
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Ehhhh. They might be a good fit, but maybe not.
Those Hot Wheels holders are designed with a kind of generic car size. So some minis are going to bounce around. Which would make me worry about paint chipping myself. Especially after taking the time to paint them.
I'd go with one of the miniature bags myself. Ideally use 1.5" thick foam. That way you can put them on their side and get, I believe, nine per foam layer, and be able to see them all nicely.
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Old 10-13-2021, 11:43 AM   #5
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There are some companies that make foam trays for Gaslands. These work perfectly.
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Old 10-13-2021, 05:31 PM   #6
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Check out the storage/carrier thread; there some really nice ideas in there including a case with straps to hold the cars in place.
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Old 10-14-2021, 12:01 PM   #7
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I loathe all the miniature specific cases I've ever looked at.

The best are just over priced pelican cases. So why not just buy a regular pelican which is what I do. You can get any size pelican you want. Either get one with customizable foam or buy a set of foam inserts and customize it to hold what you want.
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Old 10-14-2021, 01:54 PM   #8
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I loathe all the miniature specific cases I've ever looked at.

The best are just over priced pelican cases. So why not just buy a regular pelican which is what I do. You can get any size pelican you want. Either get one with customizable foam or buy a set of foam inserts and customize it to hold what you want.
Starting at $80 US - I don't think so. Did you even look at the thread I mentioned? The container below costs less than half that and holds 36 cars.

https://www.amazon.ca/Organizer-Matc...4237454&sr=8-1
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Old 10-16-2021, 09:31 AM   #9
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Starting at $80 US - I don't think so. Did you even look at the thread I mentioned? The container below costs less than half that and holds 36 cars.

https://www.amazon.ca/Organizer-Matc...4237454&sr=8-1
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Same price.
https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=12681

One guess which I'd rather have. It isn't the one that isn't water and shock proof.
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Old 10-16-2021, 01:05 PM   #10
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Same price.
https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=12681

One guess which I'd rather have. It isn't the one that isn't water and shock proof.
$65 US (including shipping to Canada) vs $40 Can. I know which one I'd rather have for the price. Not everyone playing lives in the US. Amazon CA has it for Can$72. I don't need waterproofing that badly. I have plenty of figs in boxes and none of them have ever suffered water damage.

How many cars would it hold?
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