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.
My wife gave me several “coupons” for our anniversary, one being for a trip to Target for toys. Tonight she suggested I cash in the coupon, but I wasn’t sure I’d find anything at Target. The shelves have been pretty bare at the locations near my house, so she sent me to Toys”R”Us. Who was I to argue?
I found the donut head T-1000 for $14.99 and the glitter dreams T-1000 (which I’m not sure I was even aware of) for $9.99. The T1000 with Hole in Head (the figures are labeled as T1000, without a hyphen) is clearly labeled as 2015 Summer Convention Exclusive, and I knew the T1000 Frozen Patrolman was at least somewhat special as he’s not one of the five figures listed on the cardback. Toys”R”Us also had Sarah Connor and John Connor, but I figured these two T-1000 action figures would be harder to find than the core 4 or 5 figures from the line, so I picked up these two.
With tax, I went $1.25 over my $25 budget for the night. My wife said she would take it out of my next paycheck. Boy, is she strict.