New Method for Storage

Discussion in 'Trading Figure Game' started by W1ld1, Nov 24, 2007.

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  1. W1ld1

    W1ld1 New Member

    Everyone has said what they use or think they should use for storage, but I think that Game Freak would be letting an obvious licensed storage choice go if they didn't do this... pokeballs. Now... In a three dimensional pokemon game, why would you not have pokeballs specially designed for the transportation of your team (and a sideboard if it's allowed for tournament play in the future)? It makes perfect sense. Who wouldn't love to have 6 pokeballs you could fit in a case specifically designed for PTFG? When you get ready for a game you get your case, open it up and find 6 pokeballs protecting your figures. If this happened, I might be tempted to change by name to Brock...

    I think a good malleable foam would work for the inner protection of the pokeballs. It's obviously something they would test, but I hope to see these on the market sooner rather than later...

  2. ShadowCard

    ShadowCard Active Member

    Pokeballs that can be clipped to a belt, perhaps :rolleyes:

    At 1 figure per pokeball, the pokeballs are going to take up room in a case. When push comes to shove, I'd rather put the figures into the case than put each figure into its own pokeball to then place in a case.
  3. ashbrandnew

    ashbrandnew New Member

    I think this is an excellent idea! The hardest two pokemon I've encountered to take care of because of damage is Ho-oh and Skamory, so if they made specially made poke balls, they would make more money but save us money as well, instead of buying extras because of the breaks. I would also advise investing in buying extras because if this game takes off like I think it will people that caught on late will be wanting to buy the first series pokemon. Which this will make the easy damaged pokemon harder to find mint.
  4. Lucario EX

    Lucario EX Moderator<br>Fanfic Contest Host

    That would work well for 6 figures, but it is the trading figure game, people are gonna want to bring their extra figures along too, and pokeballs aren't going to work for a lot of figures.
  5. ShadowCard

    ShadowCard Active Member

    We trade figures in this game? The only figures I'll ever get enough of to trade are the ones you can see when you buy them, and Voltorb. I seem to have an ability to attract Voltorb. Better that than broken Ho-oh though :/
  6. Lucario EX

    Lucario EX Moderator<br>Fanfic Contest Host

    But you don't have to keep one of every figure you get. You could trade any that you don't use. Almost everyone else does.
  7. ashbrandnew

    ashbrandnew New Member

    If this game catches on someone that didnt get the first series will pay alot for a unbroken Ho-oh. I'm not saying this to make money I just want to complete my collection of next quest.
  8. (TYranitarFReak)

    (TYranitarFReak) New Member

    Well, this is an awesome idea!
  9. W1ld1

    W1ld1 New Member

    Well... that's a valid point, but if you're going to lug a case of 50-100 figures around it's going to be bulky. I thought of this idea as more of a deck box with the possibilities of storing more in another storage capacity (say a larger case in the shape of a mini-pc) along with the pokeballs.

    As for the part the the pokeballs would not work for a lot of the figures... well technology has come a long way and malleable foam would be able to do the trick as long as it came in different sizes. I'm sure the people that actually scale these pokemon when they sculpt them would be better suited for this research, but I don't think it's out of the realm of possibility that it could happen fairly easily.

    The bottom line is I wish there were pokeballs to store my figures and storage devices for the pokeballs could vary from 6 (1 set of pokemon) to 60 (your collection). When you start to get a greater number of pokemon the logistical aspects of organizing them in pokeballs would be difficult. You'd need a partially see-thru ball (most likely on the white-bottom-half of the ball or a magnified viewing area in the center circle of the pokeball giving the illusion the pokemon is actually in its own world within the pokeball :pokeball: ) or some sort of labeling mechanism.

    But if you think of it in terms of a deck box (like say in MTG or PTCG) you don't use a deck box for all of your pieces and you don't usually use card protectors for all of your cards. You normally save these storage/protection devices for certain cards. I think the pokeballs would be the same. When you want to carry them around to a tournament instead of fumbling through your whole collection or another type of storage device (that wouldn't be half as cool) you have your box and 6 pokeballs ready to go.

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