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Djarum
Apr 1, 2004

I promise, that one day, everything's going to be better for you.



Fuzz posted:

Rick Springfield has a ridiculous Kenner Star Wars collection.

Yeah he evidently bought almost all of them new at the time because he liked the art and designs.

I interviewed him once many, many years ago before his Star Wars collecting was really known and had some conversation about it because I had some vintage Star Wars pins on my bag when such things weren’t easily found or popular. He is a surprisingly really nice, down to earth guy unlike a lot of celebrities.

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Open Marriage Night
Sep 18, 2009

"Do you want to talk to a spider, Peter?"




Rhyno posted:

I have an acquaintance who sold him some stuff at the Kane show some years back, they took a selfie so we knew he wasn't lying.

Don’t know what a Kane show is, but that’s cool he actually does some of that stuff in person. I only ever heard of him going to cons in costume, so he doesn’t get recognized.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

how few people do you
need before you can
change the world?


Kane County toy show outside Chicago.

Splint Chesthair
Dec 27, 2004



It’s a highly exclusive event where the participants only deal action figures of WWE Superstar Kane. An MOC Maximum Sweat Kane graded at 9.6 recently sold at auction there for $1.4 million.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Rhyno posted:

Kane County toy show outside Chicago.

Maybe I’ll finally get to go back in October!

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

how few people do you
need before you can
change the world?


The_Doctor posted:

Maybe I’ll finally get to go back in October!

I still might go to the April one but I've completed my vintage motu and I saw very few classics there I October.

Davros1
Jul 19, 2007

You've got to admit, you are kind of implausible





https://twitter.com/YahooEnt/status/1379840097428910082?s=20

Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006




Here's hoping the Classified figures look better than these.

Dale-Taco
Feb 18, 2009



Big Bad Voodoo Lou posted:

Here's hoping the Classified figures look better than these.

Due to budgetary constraints, these are the classified figures.

Nanigans
Aug 31, 2005

~Waku Waku~


I've been very busy this past year, adding more and more to my collection, as a hobby during the pandemic. My wife will now be working from home full time, so we used our other spare bedroom as a permanent office for her, leaving the original office for just my collection.

Without further ado, here it is...(Thumbnailed for politeness' sake)

Dale-Taco
Feb 18, 2009



For those that also have pulse premium, did you get a confirmation email when RSVPing to the thing tomorrow? I submitted for the it a couple times but I never got the confirmation email...

The Last Call
Sep 9, 2011






Nanigans posted:

I've been very busy this past year, adding more and more to my collection, as a hobby during the pandemic. My wife will now be working from home full time, so we used our other spare bedroom as a permanent office for her, leaving the original office for just my collection.

Without further ado, here it is...(Thumbnailed for politeness' sake)



G'drat.

Seriously outstanding my good man, outstanding.

Grant DaNasty
Jul 16, 2006






Now that’s a nice set up!

Louisgod
Sep 25, 2003

Always Watching

Bread Liar

For real, fantastic collection, and so dust free. Cannot wait for my new case to arrive.

Nanigans, what plastic risers did you use? I need to pick up a bunch of some of my smaller figures and should buy in bulk soon.

Nanigans
Aug 31, 2005

~Waku Waku~


Louisgod posted:

For real, fantastic collection, and so dust free. Cannot wait for my new case to arrive.

Nanigans, what plastic risers did you use? I need to pick up a bunch of some of my smaller figures and should buy in bulk soon.

I just look for the cheapest ones on Amazon. I've gotten all different sizes. I recently bought another set of 9 risers for $16, 3 sets of 3", 4" and 5" tall. Just search "acrylic risers" on Amazon, pay attention to the heights and pick the heights you want that are the cheapest. Seriously, these things probably cost pennies to produce and more expensive does not mean better quality at all.

edit: eBay is a good place to search too, but can't beat Prime shipping.

Louisgod
Sep 25, 2003

Always Watching

Bread Liar

Nanigans posted:

I just look for the cheapest ones on Amazon. I've gotten all different sizes. I recently bought another set of 9 risers for $16, 3 sets of 3", 4" and 5" tall. Just search "acrylic risers" on Amazon, pay attention to the heights and pick the heights you want that are the cheapest. Seriously, these things probably cost pennies to produce and more expensive does not mean better quality at all.

edit: eBay is a good place to search too, but can't beat Prime shipping.

Fantastic, thanks! Picked up a bunch, excited to get a clean display going.

Kingtheninja
Jul 29, 2004

"You're the best looking guy here."


Dale-Taco posted:

For those that also have pulse premium, did you get a confirmation email when RSVPing to the thing tomorrow? I submitted for the it a couple times but I never got the confirmation email...

Site says they'll send out the link info tomorrow, but that hasn't stopped me from compulsively rsvp'ing myself.

radlum
May 13, 2013


Big Bad Voodoo Lou posted:

Any other fans of Atlanta (the TV series)? Pretty soon we'll have 3/4 of the cast in 6" format:

Earn Marks (Donald Glover) -- Star Wars Black Series Lando Calrissian (Solo movie wave)
Van (Zazie Beetz) -- Marvel Legends Domino (Deadpool 2 movie wave)
Paper Boi (Brian Tyree Henry) -- Marvel Legends Phastos (Eternals movie wave)

And I feel like it is only a matter of time before Lakeith Stanfield appears in something where he gets an action figure made.

I was gonna skip the Eternals wave but I can't resist having 3/4 of Atlanta's cast as action figures.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

how few people do you
need before you can
change the world?


Nine more Classics locked down. I'm firmly in the $50 min figure territory now. So many have just shot up beyond $150 that this is going to be a little more expensive than I had expected.


Anyone wanna buy a kidney?

GATOS Y VATOS
Aug 22, 2002



Nanigans posted:

I've been very busy this past year, adding more and more to my collection, as a hobby during the pandemic. My wife will now be working from home full time, so we used our other spare bedroom as a permanent office for her, leaving the original office for just my collection.

Without further ado, here it is...(Thumbnailed for politeness' sake)



I fukkin' love this even though it's not my jam figure wise.

Agrias120
Jun 27, 2002

I will burn my dread.



Nanigans posted:

I've been very busy this past year, adding more and more to my collection, as a hobby during the pandemic. My wife will now be working from home full time, so we used our other spare bedroom as a permanent office for her, leaving the original office for just my collection.

Without further ado, here it is...(Thumbnailed for politeness' sake)



Just wanted to say that, while I think all of these look amazing, I want to specifically call out the Amiibo. I collect a ton of Amiibo and I have never once seen a display that I thought looked good. Yours looks amazing, well done!

Fuzz
Jun 2, 2003

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Dale-Taco posted:

For those that also have pulse premium, did you get a confirmation email when RSVPing to the thing tomorrow? I submitted for the it a couple times but I never got the confirmation email...

Wait what thing

CelticPredator
Oct 11, 2013



https://hasbropulse.com/pages/hasbro-pulse-fan-fest

Big Bad Voodoo Lou
Jan 1, 2006


Fuzz posted:

Wait what thing

https://hasbropulse.com/pages/hasbro-pulse-fan-fest-premium-party

The Cybertronic Spree is booked to perform! Not sure if Premium Party guests are going to get specific reveals and/or preorder opportunities, though.

S.W.O.R.D. Agent
Apr 30, 2012


Nanigans posted:

I've been very busy this past year, adding more and more to my collection, as a hobby during the pandemic. My wife will now be working from home full time, so we used our other spare bedroom as a permanent office for her, leaving the original office for just my collection.

Without further ado, here it is...(Thumbnailed for politeness' sake)



Quoting again because this is bitchin'! So clean!

Endless Mike
Aug 13, 2003

Get running
Start pumping your bunions, I'm coming
I'm the dumbest, who flamethrow your function to Funyons
Flame your crew quicker than Trump fucks his youngest
Now face the flame fuckers your fame and fate's done with





Ah to live somewhere I can afford an office AND a spare bedroom.

Anyway, that's about as close to tasteful as a nerd hobby room can get. Good work!

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

how few people do you
need before you can
change the world?


That looks so good.

Nanigans
Aug 31, 2005

~Waku Waku~


Agrias120 posted:

Just wanted to say that, while I think all of these look amazing, I want to specifically call out the Amiibo. I collect a ton of Amiibo and I have never once seen a display that I thought looked good. Yours looks amazing, well done!

Hahah, thanks. I’m really not sure what I’m gonna do if they keep releasing the things. I can move a few of the/non Smash ones on the very last shelf off, but after that...

We’ve got Min Min, Steve/Alex, Sephiroth, and then Pyra//Mythra. I think they’ll just barely fit.

Endless Mike posted:

Ah to live somewhere I can afford an office AND a spare bedroom.

Anyway, that's about as close to tasteful as a nerd hobby room can get. Good work!

Not having kids helps.

I’m in South Florida, which has a high cost of living but our townhouse was under $300k, and we’ve refinanced twice, so our mortgage is about $1800 a month. Not much more than our one bedroom apartment when we first moved in together. And with 2020 meaning no traveling or eating out or tolls or gas...I had some disposable income.

Thanks for the kind words, everyone.

Nanigans fucked around with this message at 12:30 on Apr 8, 2021

Snacksmaniac
Jan 12, 2008



What are those floating shelves? I use the target kitchen tiers and I don’t love them for my amiibos.

Snacksmaniac fucked around with this message at 14:14 on Apr 8, 2021

Endless Mike
Aug 13, 2003

Get running
Start pumping your bunions, I'm coming
I'm the dumbest, who flamethrow your function to Funyons
Flame your crew quicker than Trump fucks his youngest
Now face the flame fuckers your fame and fate's done with





I don't have kids! I live in DC where $300k *might* get you a one-bedroom condo in an old building unless I move out to the suburbs and lmao at that.

(We have been vaguely looking and we could probably afford a smaller two-bedroom townhouse in a less nice neighborhood than we live now, but having lived together for less than a year at this point, we're not ready to be buying together.)

Nanigans
Aug 31, 2005

~Waku Waku~


Snacksmaniac posted:

What are those floating shelves? I use the target kitchen tiers and I don’t love them.

Search “acrylic risers” on Amazon or eBay. Pay attention to the heights you want and then buy the absolute cheapest you find because they’re all the same.

Endless Mike posted:

I don't have kids! I live in DC where $300k *might* get you a one-bedroom condo in an old building unless I move out to the suburbs and lmao at that.

(We have been vaguely looking and we could probably afford a smaller two-bedroom townhouse in a less nice neighborhood than we live now, but having lived together for less than a year at this point, we're not ready to be buying together.)

drat, yeah. I loved DC when I visited as a tourist in 2014, but we had friends who worked there and had to commute in from VA because woof those prices.

GATOS Y VATOS
Aug 22, 2002



Nanigans posted:

Search “acrylic risers” on Amazon or eBay. Pay attention to the heights you want and then buy the absolute cheapest you find because they’re all the same.


I think they mean the shelving units attached to the wall. Are they the Ikea Lack shelves?

GATOS Y VATOS fucked around with this message at 15:15 on Apr 8, 2021

GATOS Y VATOS
Aug 22, 2002



Oh man... MaxToy Japan is selling it's new wave of SSSS Gridman soft vinyls. This time they are debuting the Poison Gas Kaiju Benora! This release is also in colors directed by the original designer and the director of Gridman. Unfortunately only available in Japan so a forwarding service would be needed to get them.

S.W.O.R.D. Agent
Apr 30, 2012


GATOS Y VATOS posted:

I think they mean the shelving units attached to the wall. Are they the Ikea Lack shelves?

Close! They're actually the Ikea Mosslanda shelves. The Mosslanda shelves can also be mounted upside down if you want a flat edge. They're what I used to display my POPS!.


Thank God I stopped buying POPS!


Also, Nanigans, I just realized I saved your last post of classy display porn: https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3068921&userid=0&perpage=40&pagenumber=723#post501783642

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


NECA seem to have quietly cancelled their re-releases of the Golden Girls. The preorder pages have all vanished off Entertainment Earth.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

how few people do you
need before you can
change the world?


Possibly lost the rights.

Nanigans
Aug 31, 2005

~Waku Waku~


S.W.O.R.D. Agent posted:

Close! They're actually the Ikea Mosslanda shelves. The Mosslanda shelves can also be mounted upside down if you want a flat edge. They're what I used to display my POPS!.


Also, Nanigans, I just realized I saved your last post of classy display porn: https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3068921&userid=0&perpage=40&pagenumber=723#post501783642

Ah, yes. Those are the ones. I ran out of the original shelves, so the bottom tier is a slightly different Ikea shelf that blends pretty well.

And thanks! A lot of changes to the displays. My collection is pretty much exclusively in my nerd room now while my wife’s classier stuff is where polite company can see.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

how few people do you
need before you can
change the world?


I wish I'd either bought all my cabinets in white OR I had the time and skill to take everything apart and paint them all. White looks so much better.

gregday
May 23, 2003


I'm doing some refinishing work on my Batsuit Closet and then I'll have a big post with the latest photos of my TDK collection.

But for now, some props from Tenet! Yes, the movie has some serious problems with character motivations, as well as being emotionally cold and the audio mixing was a disaster. But the plot mechanic is just so damned fun and what can I say? I guess I just like making props from Nolan movies.

First there's the thing that seemingly everyone has, the backpack charm, which the script describes as a talisman. At first I thought this was just a wash on some paracord. But it's actually a 1943 British India 1 Pice coin on some sacred Hindu Mauli Kalawa thread.



Some folks on the RPF tracked down the specific mask JDW wears in the inverted Tallinn car chase scene. But what good is that without an inverted air tank? So after some researched I decided what they probably used was this avalanche safety airbag canister made by Snowpulse. I bought a new one, depressurized it, sawed off some bits, added some others, and rubberized the top. Polished it up and built the holster strap and belt clip.



Still not completely satisfied, I had to have a piece of the Algorithm. So here's my Plutonium 241* carved from a single 5lb block of aluminum. Finishing and weathering this was tremendous fun. I found the correct orange Pelican case for it... but I kinda don't want to hide it away inside something else.






Bonus Red Room / Blue Room photo






*I've seen samples of encapsulation in every weapons class. This is not Plutonium**






**It's worse than that, goddammit.

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Apr 30, 2012


Rhyno posted:

I wish I'd either bought all my cabinets in white OR I had the time and skill to take everything apart and paint them all. White looks so much better.

As someo one who went all black I 100% agree. We're moving so I may have an opportunity for changes.

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