Tuesday, June 3, 2014

League Assignment: Express your shelf!

This week’s assignment from the League: Shelf Expression

It's been a long time since I participated, but I couldn't resist taking part in this week's assignment from the League of Extraordinary Bloggers:

Shelf Expression. Take a picture of your shelves, featuring a few of your favorite things.

The nice thing about keeping my collection small, is that most of it will fit inside one little display case.





I actually just thinned the collection out a little bit, and kept my favorite items. The Lego sets you see at the bottom are mainly just the Star Wars models. The rest are stored in a Tupperware container. These are my favorites, but I may rotate some of my other sets into the case in the future.




Bazooka has that "Not this story again" look on his face. 

Michelangelo looks way too happy for being a prisoner.



I like having a collection like this. It doesn't take up much room, and if I ever needed to move it, it would all fit in one container. Some of you guys have amazing collections, but if I had all that stuff, it would probably give me a daily anxiety attack.


Down the wall from my display case, I have an end table where I keep my magazines, comics, and catalogs for upcoming projects. It also makes a handy platform for taking photos when I need it.

So there you have it, my little collection of shelves. Let's see what some of my fellow bloggers had to say.

Jason Bucky Roberts' from Nerdy Life of Mine has an awesome computer desk and shelf set up.

jSarie from Revenge of the Toy Box shows off some shelves from the past.

Brian of Cool and Collected has gone bananas for Planet of the Apes.

Derek of Goodwill Hunting 4 Geeks shows off an impressive mix of properties.

Erik Johnson Illustrator uses his book shelves for..well, books.

MonsterFink from the Midnight Monster Spookshow shows off a Universal collection.

George of G.I. Jigsaw shows off his giant Star Wars collection.

Kal from Calvin's Canadian Cave of Cool has enough toys to open his own store.

Primordial Badger's Transformers collection is a masterpiece.

Rich from The Nerd Nook has some carded treasures.

17 comments:

  1. Looks great! One day I gotta start getting some GI Joes back to my collection. I have none.

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    1. Absolutely! If you don't care about completeness, the multi figure lots definitely end up being the better deals.

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    1. Thank you Derek. I'm starting to move toward a more minimal lifestyle, so it's getting easier to keep things pared down.

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  3. Can't go wrong with Boba Fett or RoboCop for that matter! Also thank you for the little shout out there at the end!

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    1. No problem Jason. I'm just waiting for the day when we get the inevitable mashup of the Fett man and Robocop. Robo Fett!

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    1. Thanks John! You've actually helped populate some of those shelves.

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    2. And hopefully i can help add even more in the future.

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  5. Great assortment. I had and played the hell outta that handheld pinball! Forgot all about it 'till now. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Ron! That Pinball game still gets played every now and then. Funny, but it's definitely my favorite out of all the Tiger handheld games.

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  6. Awesomely organized! I love how the different lines are all mingling in there.

    And I have to know: how do you get those free-standing small-footed SW figures to stay upright on their own in there?

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    1. It's tricky getting those Star Wars figures to stand. Several are actually supported from behind, the rest are just posed very carefully. They all seem to have a sweet spot as far as where their legs need to be to stand on their own.

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  7. Nice! I really like the Lego Minifigure display at the top. My son and I put together a similar kind of thing for his collection. He populated it with his favorite figures that he created, total randomness but all his own. ;)

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    1. That was actually Chelsea's doing. She made the Lego shadow boxes, and converted the case from a knife display case to what you see here.

      It was all part of my birthday surprise last year.

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