I was pondering this thought and figured, where better to ask than here? I've got quite a few ponies now. Quite a few is probably an understatement, but... Boxes. So far, I've kept all the boxes since I've opened them and set the ponies up. That leaves me with boxes, a lot of empty boxes. The more I collect, the more boxes I'm winding up with. For reference, these are G4s. So no need to worry about that ultra rare G1 having it's packaging tossed in the dumpster.
With things like video games and such, I do keep the boxes. However, I noticed with everything else, the boxes are promptly thrown in the trash. I thought, hmmm, am I being silly keeping all these empty boxes for the ponies? It's not like I'll ever put them back in. For most it was generally a tug of war just to remove them from their plastic casing. By the way, I think Boba Fett was hired to encase them all in carbonite during packaging. Most of the boxes have themselves been placed in plastic storage bins. So, big boxes holding loads of smaller boxes.
Do I really need to keep them? Is there some benefit? I'll sell them the day after the universe ends, so... Then I thought, hmmm, compromise? Remove the bulky clear plastic housing and keep the remaining paper parts and backing which are generally flat. I can see that much as most do have pony bios and other information on them.
I just don't know... What do you all do? What would you do?