There’s a lot of different ways to store your models, be it a miniature case, a magnetic case, just in foam trays, or in some sort of miniature storage box/container.
So, today we’ll talk about getting a miniature storage box or container, which tends to be much cheaper than buying a case.
Miniature Storage Box & Containers
Below is a list and explanation of the boxes and containers I could find in alphabetical order.
If I missed any then please let me know in the comments and I’ll gladly add them in.
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If you don’t need a ton of storage, then Chessex has a few options available.
There’s a few small plastic boxes from Chessex that are great for skirmish gamers or D&D players.
The box is made of a light plastic and comes with foam trays. There’s a few sizes offered ranging from 40 miniatures to 80 miniatures.
These plastic boxes are some of the more affordable options out there as well. Plus, it’s plastic where most other options in this category aren’t as durable.
Chessex is a company who has been around for a while making quality products. You can’t go wrong with one of these.
Feldherr is a great company out of Germany who offers a lot of options. Despite being in Germany, you can find their products on Amazon, which is great for those of us in the U.S.
Now, they offer some really affordable storage boxes that come with the foam trays.
Just to mention a few, as they have a lot of them, you can find a box that holds 72 miniatures plus tanks, or a larger one for 144 miniatures.
The boxes are made out of cardboard and have a plastic handle. So, not indestructible or anything, but with proper care you should have no issues with these. They do save you a lot of money over a traditional case as well.
Another option from Feldherr is a magnetic box for miniature storage. This is still a cardboard box, but it has a nice magnetic latch to keep it closed.
It consists of coated solid cardboard and is therefore light and handy, but also very stable. With the matching foam tray, miniatures and game material can be stored safely and dust-proof, and be transported just as easily and safely.Feldherr
It’s also smaller, ideal for skirmish games and/or card games. It does come in a few different sizes, ranging from 32 miniatures to 40.
The magnetic box is a good looking option, and it’s pretty inexpensive as well.
There’s no shortage of choices from Feldherr either. I do have an overview of the different Feldherr cases.
KR Multicase carries a HUGE range of products. Amongst those products are some very inexpensive miniature boxes.
You can snag some empty cardboard box cases for the cost of an inexpensive dinner out. For a little more, you can add in some foam trays, and the cost stays very affordable.
While the box is cardboard, it’s not cheap stuff either. This is quality cardboard as explained by them.
The KR card cases are made from solid KLC heavy duty dense card, the same as is used for commercial archiving of documents. It is not made from cheaper and inferior corrugated card as this just is not up to the job. This choice of material ensures it is very durable and incredibly protective of your miniatures. The unique design of the KR case provides you with a wrap around lid for all round protection, and the injection moulded plastic handle forms the snaplock for the KR Multicase to provide a securely closed case the instant it is closed. This ensures the contents are safe from spilling out and can be transported with ease.KR Multicase
I’d love to link over to the category of card cases, what these are, but they don’t offer an easy way.
So, if you want to check out more of their offerings then head here and check’em out.
Among the traditional case offerings, Tabletop Tyrant has some cheaper ones as well.
One of those cheaper cases is the Defender, which is made of a cardboard. However, it’s not cheap flimsy stuff either.
The Defender Case is made from high quality, shelf ready packaging style cardboard. It has an internal corrugated double wall for maximum durability. We have tested these cases and they can really take a knock!
This choice of material ensures it is very durable and incredibly protective of your miniatures. The design of the Defender case provides you with a wrap around lid for all round protection, and the injection moulded red plastic handle forms the snaplock for the Defender to provide a securely closed case the instant it is closed. This ensures the contents are safe from spilling out and can be transported with ease.Tabletop Tyrant
So, while being cardboard, it’s durable and will hold up long-term. This is a bit pricer than some of the other options, but you’re paying for that quality cardboard, which is really worth it.
The miniature storage box also comes with foam trays, making this a pretty great deal.
If you’re after something smaller, and even more affordable, then Tabletop Tyrant also has the Companion Skirmish Case.
The Companion is very much like the Defender only smaller, and also the cheapest option in this entire list of box options considering it comes with the foam trays.
The Best Boxes
Here’s my favorite picks of the ones I’ve found.
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A great looking compact design with good protection for your miniatures. This will hold 32 miniatures.
More storage here with 72 miniatures and comes with pre-cut trays. Great deall all-around.
Cheaper than the other cases and with the most storage at 180 miniatures. This is the clear winner.
No doubt I’ve missed some options here, but that should mostly cover storage boxes and containers.
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