This week, I thought I’d share with you my system for storing miniatures figures; in this case, it’s my Clix collection, but conceivably you could store several types of miniatures in the system I’m going to show. It has completely changed the way I organize my miniatures, and definitely for the better!
This translucent plastic sectioned tray is part of the Really Useful Products line. It is 8 3/4 inches wide, 11 inches long, and 2 1/2 inches deep; each of its 16 sections measures 2 1/4 inches wide, 2 3/4 inches long, and 2 1/2 inches deep.
This is an example of how I use a tray to store Clix figures–this particular one holds all my team-support figures, and they are separated out according to type using the handy sections. For instance, all my Paramedics are in the top left section, while all of my combat-ready Probability Control figures are in the top right section, and so on. I find that the sections are big enough even to hold double-based figures, like the Green Lantern & Green Arrow piece stored at bottom right!
The other great thing about this tray? Multiples of them stack really easily. This is my entire Clix collection, stored in 5 of these style trays on a shelf in my closet. They are sturdy enough to stand up to being stacked, without being so heavy that they threaten the shelf’s stability.
My Experience with This System
If you’re currently looking for a way to store minis at home, I would definitely recommend this kind of tray. Since I switched over to this system of storing my Clix, I find that I keep track of my collection easier, and find figures much more quickly. Plus, the figures don’t get damaged as easily, nor do they collect too much dust.
The only caveat is that this system of trays is not very portable on its own, because they are open trays with no lids or handles. However, you can purchase boxes which hold several trays securely at one time (see below). This system’s modular functionality is the real winning ticket for me–we gamers need systems that easily expand to fit our growing collections!
Where to Buy
The following links to the Really Useful Products online store should help you find trays and boxes that will work for your miniatures collections: