I would like to share some photos of my current collection. Just a few disclaimers:
My collection was previously housed in a well-lit upstairs room. My collection is currently residing in a basement that is unfinished and suffers from poor lighting. I am showing the two photos below to show you how I WANT my collection to look.
This Thundercats diorama I made for my cousin has features I would like to incorporate into my own displays: LED lights, photo backgrounds, 3D logos, and action figures that aren’t knocked over.
And here is my collection as it was many moons ago. Fairly organized, well-lit, in a finished room.
And here is part of my collection as it currently stands. Unfinished basement. Poor lighting. Plenty of figures that need stands. Shelves that need backs. Ugly concrete floors. Stuff still in boxes. Lots of work needed. But I have to start somewhere, right?
To the right of these shelves, I’ve got a couple of entertainment centers. Not painted/stained yet. Old-school CRT on one. Modern flat-screen on the other.
So that’s where I’m at right now. More space for toys than my previous room. But much more work needed to make it look presentable.
Not as organized as I would like it to be, but I had a sunny afternoon so I decided to take some updated photos. Please excuse the figures/vehicles not set up properly. I’m in need of action figure stands and some risers.
Left side of wall:
Right side of wall:
Right side display:
I’m not complaining, but I would like to point out that the Millennium Falcon toy featured on Stranger Things was not the original vintage version from 1983 or earlier. Although the molds are extremely similar, the vintage Millennium Falcon had stickers for the sublight engines, whereas the Falcon on the show had practical lights, which were not a feature the toy had until 2004.
This is a Star Wars photo comic I finished on December 31, 2011. It used to be hosted on Nibcrom.com, but I figured it made more sense to host it here.
“Dark times have fallen on the Galactic Empire. With numerous resculpts of standard figures filling the shelves, countless repacks glutting the market, and neither a prequel nor even sequel in sight, fans and collectors have lost some of their frenzied appetite for 3.75″ Star Wars figures. Superior paint applications, better likenesses, and increased articulation should speak in favor of newly released figures, but such advancements have come at a staggering price, and even the most staunch collectors pause and perhaps even pass over new items.
“Exhausted from the Ultimate Galactic Hunt, completists have become an endangered species.
“Understanding that the future of his vast Empire hangs in the balance, Emperor Palpatine makes a desperate bid to retain power: Order 95, the extermination of all POTF2 figures. The Emperor hopes that the vacuum left behind will encourage consumers to replace their lost collectibles, not knowing that a handful of photonovelists are recording the progress of this dreadful order…”
(Description of Order 95 taken from RebelScum.com)
Here’s a couple of pics from May 2014:
Dozens of action figures. Seven distinct action figure stands. One stage. This is Battle of the Stands!