House Industries' foldable storage boxes

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  1. Cory Trevor says:

    Now I can hoard in style!!!

  2. Donald Petersen says:

    Never mind the boxes, where can I get those figures?  Particularly the Gigan and Ghidorah ones… my son would defecate the same masonry I’m evacuating right now!  Mark, are those yours?  If so, where’dja get ‘em?!

    • Ramone says:

      Agreed! I’ll take the toys!

    • ashypete says:

      My son’s brain would explode if he got a box of vinyl kaiju. He wouldn’t even mind if he got doubles!

    • penguinchris says:

      I have some spare vinyl Godzilla monsters if your son needs some. Gigan and Hedorah are my favorites but he can have Ghidorah and one of my Godzillas; maybe Mothra. 

      They are not as cool-looking as the ones in the photos, which are probably from the 60′s, but the ones I have are also not collectibles worth a lot of money. Let me know because I’m driving out to California this weekend and can probably find room in the car for some kaiju :) Otherwise they’ll just be collecting dust in my parents’ basement.

  3. Bob Knetzger says:

    no expense spared indeed!  Only $38 for a pack of three cardboard boxes

  4. Sqarr says:

     I very specifically remember having that bottom-left one in my hands before the age of seven… Almost thirty years ago.

    • ashypete says:

      You never forget your first Japanese Monster Toy… 

      • Sqarr says:

         Of course, I had absolutely no idea what it was at the time.

        It’s a bit of a shock to see it again after so long.

        • ashypete says:

           I think I follow you. My brother and I had these diecast robots from Japan which we were given as kids. They quickly became our favorite toys. But we really had no clue to the backstories of these things as we hadn’t seen the cartoons from which they were based. It was only many, many years later I stumbled upon a listing on eBay that I actually learned what it was that we had.

          • Sqarr says:

             That’s pretty awesome.

            I still have no idea what that thing was, though. I think I vaguely remember it having a mechanism to spit sparks when you rolled it, but I’m not at all sure…

    • ashypete says:

       Well if you’re talking about that weird space chicken with the claws in the lower left, that’s Gigan, a creature Godzilla fought in the aptly named Godzilla vs. Gigan. One of the goofier Godzilla films.

  5. TombKing says:

    Neat boxes, but I don’t know whether to be proud or embarrassed that I can identify all but one of those figures in the top picture.

  6. L Camp says:

    Although I might not use the same words as “AwesomeRobot”  my thought was similar. As an artist I find joy in thought and care lavished on everyday items – the notion of craftsmanship in everything. As someone struggling in this economic climate just to keep a roof over my kid’s heads, – - well my cardboard boxes are found out back of the local grocery store I’m afraid.

  7. it’s the EULA that gets me…. $4,000 to actually store anything in one. $6,000 if you change the design with sharpie. $8,000 to move from one location to another.

  8. Ronald Pottol says:

    While I prefer the boxes Costco was selling 15+ years ago (still using a bunch for moving), the ones they sell today (I don’t recall exact prices, but certainly less than $20 for at least 6) are still very good.

  9. pjcamp says:

    When I think of interior furnishings, cardboard boxes are not the first thing that leaps to mind.

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      Not all of us are rich folks with their hoity-toity ways.

      • Donald Petersen says:

        I’ll give ‘em this: three pieces of interior furnishings for $38 fulfills the “affordable” part of their pitch pretty well in my demographic.

        I still question how well they hold up to prolonged gunfire, though.

      • pjcamp says:

         Remind me to tell you about the time I furnished an apartment with an Eames chair retrieved from a dumpster.

        But first I have to figure out if that counts as a good eye or a step toward homeless.

        • Antinous / Moderator says:

          Yeah, it depends on where you live. In Boston, you could trawl the dumpsters in the nice neighborhoods at the end of the school year and get cashmere sweaters still in their packaging from the rich college kids who just threw out gifts from their parents.

  10. teapot says:

    House Industries make some of the most striking fonts you will ever find. I just wish I had enough cash to buy them legit for use in designs!

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