Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Look Upon My Crap, Ye Mighty, and Despair!

And now, what you've really been waiting for: hardcore pornography. Not the good kind, though, just "shelf porn". I keep all of my Action figures (wee dollies) displayed in the basement of our house, along with my graphic novels. As you descend the stairs, the East wall greets your eye, with DC Direct JUSTICE figures in the spotlight:

The astute viewer will note a few ringers amongst the Alex Ross inspired line. Green Arrow, Gorilla Grodd, and the Riddler are from other lines. So sue me.

Below, some Marvel Legends and the mighty MODOK:
Next, a shelf devoted to the Fantastic Four and their supporting cast:

Here are two build-a- Figures that were especially hard to assemble: FIN FANG FOOM and CHEMO. These BAFs are BFFs!

The Northeast corner is Simpsons corner, holding my collection of the late '90s Playmates Simpsons figures and backgrounds:

The Northwest corner of the room holds still more figures, mostly DC comics. Note that the cabinet contains my custom action figures, featured in three previous posts.

From the bottom shelf, the Justice League Unlimited in all their glory:

The middle shelf holds JLU villains, supporting cast, the Legion of Superheroes, and the Doom Patrol:

The top shelf holds some interesting odds and ends from the DCU:

Finally, the West wall has two bookshelves packed with graphic novels, a computer kiosk, and still more dollies.

And yes, the south end of the room has toys as well...kid toys. And it is a total disaster. It's like a Two-Face room. The boy's half of the room is a litter of Transformers, superheroes, Spongebob, Star Wars, and you-name-it. We enjoy it down there though, and he's been very good about respecting my stuff.

Believe it or not, I also have boxes of older action figures still in storage, and statues that still need to go upstairs, and of course there's the comic books themselves; 30-plus longboxes on steel shelves in the garage. You know, I might have too much stuff.


Pastrami said...

Woah. My wife would kill me if I had that much stuff. Literally.

Impressive collection!

Brian Hughes said...

Beloved likes 'em fine as long as everything is kept clean. She's a keeper.

MetFanMac said...

If this is the "wrong" kind of pornography, I don't want to be right!

Mego Thor said...

At last, a glimpse into the sanctum sanctorum, from which, one day, Brian Hughes will RULE THE WORLD! MWAAA-HA-HA-HA! er, ahem. Awesome collection, Brian. Must be great to live in a part of the country where you can have a basement. The bulk of my collection is still boxed up. Really dig your DCUA dollies. Can't say I've ever seen the Demon and Blue Devil figs before.

coco67 said...

I just moved and decided: My next life I’m collecting stamps. If I had as many stamps as I do comics, I could move them in a briefcase, not a moving truck!

Brian Hughes said...

MegoThor: Can't have a basement?!? Stupid ocean. Well, somehow you've got to get on the man-cave train, man. Set your dollies free!

Coco 67: You sure love moving. You should start collecting antique wardrobes. And bowling balls.

Arkonbey said...

I am agog (but not amagog)

Anonymous said...

To quote our lord and savior J.R. "Bob" Dobbs: Too much is always better than not enough!

Chris Mautner said...

Wow, that's quite an impressive collection!

Brian -- Would you be at all interested in running this again for the Shelf Porn feature over at the Robot 6 blog? Let me know -- cmautneratcomcastdotnet

Angelo said...

Hi, I'm angelo from Italy I Let me know if the collection of Simpsons is for salem Italy, is really beautiful, but in Italy not exist this action figure...
I hope in a your answer at my e-mail address: cantielloangelo@yahoo.it

Anonymous said...

bro...im so jealous!!! i love simpsons...and i cant get all the playmates toys from i come from...awesome collection!!!!

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