The first step was hitting that Clean Up Bank button on my bank tab and then systematically clearing out all my toys. Your toys are not automatically added to your Toy Box when you log in -- you have to right-click the item to add it to the tab. However, once you have done so, the items are accessible account-wide. As you can see from the screenshot above, I reclaimed a little over a full 24 slot bag back in my bank alone, along with another full 16 slots or so in my actual bags.
The Toy Box tab, while really cool, is also not yet fully implemented. There are quite a few items in my bags that should probably be labeled as toys, but aren't just yet, like punching bags, the Puntable Marmot
, the Goblin Weather Machine - Prototype 01-B
from the Warcraft
TCG, and several other vanity items from old world events. I suspect that trinket items like the Cannonball Runner
won't be added to the Toy Box tab, which is unfortunate because although it's a trinket, it doesn't really do anything useful enough for anyone to seriously equip the thing.
Items with charges like the Path of Cenarius
or Falling Flame
are also not in the Toy Box tab, likely because they have limited charges and will disappear once completely used up. This isn't a huge issue, because there aren't exactly a lot of these items with charges out there. At the moment, the engineering Dimensional Rippers for Everlook and Area 52 are allowed to be shuffled into the Toy Box tab, but the Wormhole Generators for Northrend and Pandaria are not.
It was the Void Storage tab, however, that really cleared things out. Having another full tab to place armor and weapons is absolutely amazing. At the present time, you don't have to pay anything for the additional tab, but you do still have to pay to deposit your items. Since you can transmogrify right out of your Void Storage now, this is pretty much a one-time deposit fee for most people. Yes, it's expensive as all get out, but the trade-off is completely worth it.
After filling my second Void Storage tab and clearing out junk items and the few Timeless Isle buff items I had lingering in my bags, I ended up with what you see above. For those counting along at home, I went from 21 bag and bank spaces free, to 169. The best part? I haven't even used the reagent tab in my bank yet. All reagents have always been shuffled off to my bank alt, simply because I never had the space for them on my main character. Now I do -- along with enough space for whatever else I want to collect and cram in my bags.
While we still don't have a tab for tabards, it almost doesn't really matter. With all the other space solutions, having some tabards in the bank isn't really going to put a huge dent in things. You should still have plenty of space kicking around even after squirreling tabards away, and once the Toy Box tab has outlying items added to it, there will be even more space to work with. I'll happily admit I'm an extreme case as far as collecting goes -- but if even if you're not a collector like me, the new storage options should open up plenty of storage space.