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Post Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:25 pm 
 

So it's a little bit dusty, but I pulled this out of my storage closet. Anyone seen one of these around in a while?

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I got this back in, I think 1984 or 85, from a craft store (kind of like a smaller version of Michael's or JoAnne's Fabrics) that was going out of business in Tucson, AZ. They were one of those stores that started selling some D&D stuff when it became a hot commodity...not a lot, but just one or two displays worth. They had gone through the motions of discounting the store up through 70 or 80%, and I asked if I could snag the display since I was buying the last of the modules.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:49 pm 
 

Never seen one before, period. But then, there are a lot of items I have seen for the first time in the last year or so.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:07 pm 
 

Probably not too many of those around and I can think of a couple people that might be interested.  But in general, these things often go unnoticed and not for a lot of cash - especially the cardboard ones.



The ones made out of metal and wood and glass still maintain a fair bit of value for their usefulness as a rack or shelving unit.  There is a store over here that has a TSR spin rack with metal display shelves but he basically wants $300 for it (the cost of buying a similar rack).



I was tempted by this one not too long ago.  It didn't get any  bids in the open auction with a start of $15 and then lasted 29 days as a BIN:




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Post Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:02 pm 
 

misterspock wrote:So it's a little bit dusty, but I pulled this out of my storage closet. Anyone seen one of these around in a while?


Very cool. I haven't seen that before. Thanks for posting the pics. I always enjoy the design of products from the Face logo-era.

Is dragon artwork by Roslof? Anybody know if appears on any other products? Misterspock, if you get a chance, could you take a pic of the side of case showing the dragon straight on?

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:31 pm 
 

I had a similar sized TSR display box but with different artwork, and it fetched about $45 on eBay.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:58 pm 
 

There used to be a comic shop in New Milford, CT called F&S Comics that had the same one... I bought a copy of Blackmoor off of it around 1986...


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Post Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:21 am 
 

Very cool. Had not seen that one before.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 1:52 pm 
 

Here's the side view of it

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I'm not sure who's artwork it is, though.

  

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 1:54 pm 
 

mandalaymoon wrote:I had a similar sized TSR display box but with different artwork, and it fetched about $45 on eBay.


Just curious, do you remember what the artwork looked like?

  


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Post Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:46 pm 
 

I'm betting Roslof did the art for this one... Hey Spock... would you like to sell it to me? ;)


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Post Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:23 pm 
 

Thanks for the excellent large photo, misterspock!

I think the dragon is slightly reminiscent of the one on the Dragon Dice, which is clearly by Roslof:

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Post Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:31 pm 
 

misterspock wrote:
Just curious, do you remember what the artwork looked like?


It was orange and had a dungeon/castle gate on it, no dragons.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:37 am 
 

Beautiful   8)

  

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:25 am 
 

Ok

I am the "idiot" that paid the $382.00 for this MIB TSR Display with a shrink copy of the game.

Here is what it looks like assembled, and I added another shrink wrapped version to it....

This will look awesome at the Con with some various "old school" stuff sitting on it for sale :)

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:33 am 
 

Here is the box it came in, and a close up of the date on the box... looks like 1980, so not sure the actual year this was used

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:42 pm 
 

That looks awesome!  Its a great piece.

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:25 pm 
 

Very nice  8) .

Does anyone know if there was ever a freestanding floor version of this display? I've seen the Holmes Basic cardboard display featured in the print ad with EGG's daughter, but was wondering if there was B/X or AD&D floor display from 1980 - 1983ish similar to the one pictured above. I seem to recall one (and would love to have one), but I'm far from certain.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:16 pm 
 

Very nice buy, I would of done the same, had I the money.

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:00 pm 
 

You know, if I was at a con just walking by and saw a display set up like that, I would have to stop and buy something. It would be one hell of an ice breaker to get people into the booth. Good win

  


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:34 pm 
 

Excellent score, Doug!  Hope to see it at the Con. :)


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