It would be worth experimenting on something less expensive, but my approach would be to slide a thick piece of card inside the box so you have a flat surface and put either a silicone sheet or teatowl over the box and use an iron with out steam. Start at just a few seconds and build up. Be very carefully otherwise you warp the plastic window and probably damage the print on the cardboard.
I'd expect the heat to soften up the card enough that leaving it under a heavy weight would work better. Or if you have clamps put it between two pieces of wood and apply presure that way.
If you have a hefty piece of wood you can run through the boxand sit across two table or chairs that might be even better as you wouldnt have to flatten the box for ironing and you could work on the bottom side without worrying about the window so much.
I agree. I think something changed last year rather than because of the virus. However as late as the end of April the official TF Facebook page posted that image of the Earthrise map that had four waves shown on it. But then, keeping the packaging gimmick in line with the actual toys has been a problem for Hasbro for years.
How can you throw the packaging away? I have storage boxes full of packaging
I live for packaging
Between myself and my Conjunx we have in excess of 1500 Transformers in the house. If we'd kept the boxes for all of those we would have nowhere to exist. It pains me, I must say, but these days I only keep "special" boxes, or ones that look particularly pretty...
I've always been a MISB collector until Siege came out when I finally decided it was time to unbox them. I have been selling a lot of other things to make room and to pay for it. I can totally understand with space. I've had years of stuff in storage until my most recent house had a storage room on the top floor.
Thanks for the welcome. I am a bit of a mad collector so I often have a MISB and display out of box version. I only decided to collect CHUG in March having only had g1 reissues and MP until then. I have since pretty much completed CW, POTP, TR, Siege, and what there is of Earthrise. I have been selling off my LOTR and other Transformers to fund it. There is no way I can afford two sets so it was time to open and play :-D
Spent the first part of the morning gutting the plastic trays out of Earthrise boxes for retail deluxe and voyagers, flattening them and stashing them in larger boxes.
I'm going to get the earlier Earthrise dlx & Voyagers and the Siege ones out the loft and gut & flatten them too.
In book news the arrival of West Coast Avengers Epic 3 has finally rendered my WCA hardcovers redundant so I've pulled them - all five - off the shelves. I can get rid of volumes at the end of a series, but volumes at the start need to wait till all in the series have been released in my preferred format. I also pulled the WCA Visionquest, Avengers: Heavy Metal and Hulk Byrne floppies off the shelves in anticipation of their imminent Epics release
I’ve been thinking about ditching my WCA omnibuses in favour of the epics (apart from the Byrne one), after having ditched the HCs in favour of the omnibuses way back when, but I’m starting to wonder how much energy I am expending over the years in the name of maintain printed collections of West Coast Avengers comics...
Also plan on recycling my Earthrise packaging this week, though I’m torn on whether to bother keeping the map parts. I’m not going to get them all anyway, and I didn’t realize that the micro masters also had map parts until today, and those backing cards are long since recycled.