Monday, September 5, 2011


How you display your collection is sometimes just as important as your collection itself. you don't want cheap shoddy $20 shelves from Walmart holding your pride and joy, you want shelves and cabinets that are as nice to look at as your collection itself.
The best I have found that are easily obtainable and pretty easy to set up are the DETOLF glass cases from Ikea. weighing in at about 60lbs and at a cost of about $60 each, with measurements of 16 w x 16 deep x 63 inches tall, these are the best glass cases for the money. There are vastly more expensive and larger glass cases out there and you are most likely going to find them on eBay.  Go to YOUTUBE and Check out Hot Toys collector Cheskadudu under "Hot Toys Glass Display January 2011", for what I would consider the ultimate glass case that he purchased off of eBay for $475...I plan on adding one of these to my display cabinets.
Also from Ikea is their LACK shelves, these bad boys are 77 inch tall and 41 in wide x 15 inch deep, with a gloss black exterior...these ran about $250 each, but worth every penny.
I've tried other types of bookcases and they just buckle and warp from the weight, which in turn makes them look every bit as cheap as they are. for my money its Ikea all the way, until somebody comes along with something comparable in styling and price point!

Almost forgot to mention, I use plastic spice racks from Bed, Bath and Beyond, so I can get some height difference when displaying action figures. They carry one large ($7.95) and one small ($4.95), and one expanding ($10.95), that pulls apart in the middle making it longer.

Here's a couple of pics of the shelves and cabinets...

Thursday, August 11, 2011

2011 SDCC Hasbro Exclusives

Just got in my Hasbro SDCC exclusives package, and I'm extremely pleased with everything I got. first up is the Extremely large Sentinel on card. It came in a HUGE carrying case, and inside is the 18 inch Sentinel on a card like you would see regular action figures on, except its 28 inches long by 18 inches wide. The Sentinel itself says over 12 different phrases and is highly articulated. I plan on leaving this one "on card" and pick up two more from Toyrus when they come out. I expect these to be hard to find in the near future, because collectors will army build these guys. meaning they will buy as many as they can afford to build their own army. this is kind of an offshoot or sideline collection in the action figure collector world.

Next is the Spiderman Mighty Mugg exclusive with material mask that can be taken off to reveal Peter Parker. Hasbro did a whole line of Marvel Mighty Muggs until about two yrs ago when they just stopped making them. Hopefully they are on hiatus and will continue making these cool vinyl representations of our favorite Marvel characters.

Next up is the Avengers Mini Mugg set. as mentioned above the Mighty Muggs line has been on a hiatus with only a miniscule amount of characters coming out at retail. Here we have a Mighty Mugg Giant man, with mini mugg Avengers. Thor is an all new sculpt, and since he is one of my favorite Marvel characters, I had to have the doesn't hurt that the Avengers movie will be out next year as well.

And lastly the Return of Marvel Legends with exclusive THOR with lightning eyes and hammer, and a special Mjolnir (Thor's hammer) package...excellent sculpt, super cool packaging, and a well deserved comback of one of the most popular lines of action figures in years past.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thar be Dragons

Mcfarlane Toys made some excellent lines before he decided to just do Halo and Sports figures and amongst those was his Dragons line. My collection represents ALMOST everyone he made except for a couple of stinkers. These sculpts are things of beauty to my eye, and I could care less if they had articulation or not. I wished he had continued the line, or come up with a new line based on creatures of mythology. Not his take on it, but rather follow the more realistic approach he did with this line...aaaahhhh one can dream.

Please don't look at the dust, like I said I've been very busy with school and there are some things I just don't have time for, like dusting the collection.

I have the three headed hydra dragon, but he's too big to display at the moment, so he guards my industrial size shredder. You'll also notice Draco from the Dragonheart and the dead horse thing with dragon wings from Harry Potter. I also have all the figures from "How to train your Dragon", but again, no room.

More Toy Goodness

 Tonight I'm posting my Marvel Legends  12 inch Icons collection that I recently had to take down and box up to make room for my ever expanding Hot Toys collection...also included are the  12 inch Rotocast Hulks, Spiderman, Green Goblin, Daredevil, Wolverine, Cyclops, Nightcrawler and Fantastic Four.

 I would Love to display all of my collection at one time, but space prohibits at this time, and I told myself the collection was going to stay in the Mancave and not sprawl throughout the apartment. maybe one day when I get another house I'll have the kind of room/s this collection deserves.

School, School and more School...

I was meaning to post once a day or at least three times a week when I first started this blog, but this summer semester at RN Fastract is REALLY keeping me busy, a test every week and clinicles every other weekend makes ETM a busy guy.  But alas, the end of this semester draws near and I'll have a whole 2 1/2 weeks off before next semester starts. time enough to play catch-up on ALOT of things I've pushed to the back burner....tonight is a rare free night since we only had to take the Kaplan test and were off for the rest of the night, I can post a thing or three.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Its all about the Toys III

Muppets and more muppets. I loved the show and the movies, and of coarse Sesame Street. If I had to pic favorites it would be a toss up between The Swedish Chef, Beaker and Animal.

 This is the whole series including most exclusives. 

As you can see I also have the 12 inch muppets as well as the original puppet muppets from the 70's...also seen above is a set of extremely hard to find action figures of one of my favorite Hanna-Barbera cartoons from the 60's... the Herculoids.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Its all about the Toys II

forgot to mention Underdog and crew in the last pic...Here's some more. I still have some re-arranging to do (a never ending task) to put Towelie,  Butters, frozen Kenny and  Satan into the display.


AAaahhh Southpark, no explanation needed! The first line I didn't feel the need to get all the characters they released, BUT wish they would have released more from the show. seemed they stopped producing figures around season five, and if your a fan of the show you know there is a plethora of characters you wish they would/could tackle. They have recently begun re-releasing the core characters again at Toysrus and I'm hoping they will continue this by adding in some new characters...time will tell.

Space Ghost
Thundarr the Barbarian
Blue Falcon and Dynomutt