HUUWWWAAAAAGH! Disorder abounds!
I found out that we'll be moving in to our house a little sooner than expected, so I wanted to get some pics of the old toy room before the move. Of course...I had meant to finish up with the rest of the MotUC stuff before the move, so they're ALL OVER the floor there. Normally those wouldn't be there. The other junk though - that's classic pile of crap! But hey, why don't we take a look around at the toy room as I know it before it all changes?
Now if you look straight ahead you'll see a desk that is basically useless, since there's junk all over it. Story of my life! Lets have a look.
So here we have the awesome weapons racks that I felt the need to display. Important enough to take up desk space, anyway! Also some of my favorites there, like Gandalf, Riddler, Joker, and...um...Mega Block War Machine guy and a bootleg Darth Vader-lookin' space warrior. Also there's Finn from Adventure time who can't stand very well, nor can he do much else because Jazwares makes confusing choices when it comes to toys. Also there's my stickman!
He always lets me know that it's never a bad time to panic. Also you can see two pencil sharpeners for...some reason. Maybe I thought I lost one at some point and bought another? Sounds like something I'd do. But then why do both of them need to be on the desk? Then again, why does any of that need to be on the desk? This was a terrible idea for a post, WHAT AM I DOING
Moving on! Mega Man is important, so I need to see him often. Shooting at me, no less! Also there's a bunch of tools and some fail-safes like Krazy Glue and a..drill bit. For drilling. By hand? Don't tell me how to drill!
Also there's a cool bowl there that has a magnet in the bottom, so my metal stuff stays in there, like the hobby knife sticking out of it (which has been in my finger before as well). And OH MAN lookit that Faygo back there! Who doesn't like Faygo? Who doesn't even know what Faygo is? Who thinks the name is hilarious? Your answers may determine whether or not you live in Michigan.
Oh yeah, and that freaky guy behind Mega Man; I haven't touched him in a good while since I posed 'em like that so I had to take a picture of him before I shoved him in with the rest of the Transformers.
Euagh! I love this guy! Name's Mindwipe and he's one of the freakier humanoid Transformers. He looks even better in the pictures of him like the first one in the Transformers wiki. I love how you can see his eyes if you look close in the visor. Also, you can see his buddy perched on his shoulder; that's Nighthawk. Mindwipe has holes in his arms that end up on the top of his plane mode; it allows Nighthawk to plug into him in either mode (due to pegs on his legs in robot mode or on the bottom of him in plane mode). Pretty cool mix, especially since they both look so freaky!
Now, if we look over to the left you'll see my picture table and the junk involved around that area.
That table is for everything; pics, repairs, customs, etc. Directly beneath it you can see the backgrounds I use and a plastic tub for various items that appear in reviews. Also tools! And random things. Sometimes I tend to set aside whatever I just used so...ya know, things pile up. There's also some junk shoved beyond the door...wow man, nice job! So long as I can't see it! Mostly. Anyway, those drawer units there hold all the G.I. Joe related things, and honestly I've been thinking of rooting through and cutting that down considerably (much like with everything else).
In front of them you can see the piled up packages of the Rise of Cobra figures to be reviewed, and hey speaking of that: What's off to the right?
Geeze, why am I showing people this? The Horders joke is startin' to look a little more serious now. In my defense, this is how I try to remind myself that I need to review things, but it looks as though it didn't work so well! I'm planning on some sort of system to keep these guys in (figuratively and physically). Or, at least pictorial evidence of my horrible storing habits should hopefully force me to find a better way to store to-be-reviewed things.
*sigh* Lets make another right turn then...(past the desk, I mean - keep turning right).
There, that saves me some explanation! I even typed all that on there without lookin in any of those bins; I JUST KNOW. So far I think that's some pretty good organization! The only thing that bothers me is the SHEER MASS. So much stuff! Hence the reason why the Superhero (that's 6 inch, by the way) bin is actually half full now, and the next bins to get a serious cut down is gona be the Transformers.
Otherwise: That's where all the stuff stays. Too much stuff for one person to really enjoy, especially since they're all boxed up. We'll see how that changes with more room. If I find more ways to enjoy the figures, then so be it! If not, there will most certainly be a great purge, though rest assured, I doubt my interest in toys will fade. There just comes a point when there's no point holding on to ALL the stuff, 'cause you've only got so many hands with which to hold it.
So real quick, before we reach our final leg of the tour: I got these guys up top as basically my only displayed MotUC figures. Why? Well, the two behind them are the smelly guys - Stinkor and Moss Man. I'm afraid their smells will carry over to other figures, so I keep them separate (I'm also afraid of scraping Moss Man's moss off). The Goddess has a bum leg (though I glued it back on) so she stays out, but I actually REALLY like translucent figures, so she's sorta kept out 'cause she's just cool as well. Same kinda goes for King Grayskull; I think he's cool. However, I also have a problem where his hair was laying on his chest symbol and it took off some of the red (you can tell up close) and I was afraid of other figures sticking to it as well.
So now lets take a final turn to the right and check out the closet!
Ah, more bins! It's mostly misc and Gundam stuff. Also it's not in it's original state, as I've already started compiling for transport. Also also there's a Zakrello on top; possibly the dumbest, ugliest, craziest thing ever used in active battle by Zeon.
Further in the closet, however, is untouched and still needs preparation for the move...
Nerf! And other weapons. Plastic weapons. Heh...yeah, the Nerf may go at one point as well, since they probably have the least use. I'd like to let loose and shoot some stuff, but I never get around to it (and the last time I went running around in a field with friends it was to play badminton, and that'll probably happen again if we manage to get off our asses. Badminton's pull is not unlike the powerful gravitational pull of the very life giving Sun itself!).
Now if you just move up a little from the Nerf cluster, you'll see some random figures of whom stand for no particular reason on the top shelf in the closet (which is also the only shelf). I like them, but for some reason they didn't make it to the desk (perhaps because they had been standing there before I got the desk; we'll simply never know the answer until someone goes back and reads the last sentence).
Anyway, you can see Deathstroke, Eva Unit 02, Shadow Man hidden behind it, Proto Man, and Spike Spiegel. In terms of what those figures are from: I highly suggest playing Mega Man 3, have no idea if Deathstroke is cool beyond the Teen Titans cartoon, highly suggest watching Cowboy Bebop, and warn you heavily against watching Neon Genesis Evangelion without some antidepressants on hand.
From this point in time, I'd like to direct you to the final destination on our tour of the
And a few other items. Like castles. Those Castle Grayskulls are there because A) It keeps them up and out of the way and B) they're green like Dr. Doom, so it worked out pretty well.
I can't say exactly how the Doom Collection started. It's possibly because my only Dr. Doom back in the day was the one on the top right turret of the right castle. It's the Secret Wars version, and I wasn't able to get my hands on another for years. So when I finally found other figures, I got 'em. Then got more. Then I tracked down some of the older ones I never got. Then I got more version of him like a giant one and Superhero Squad versions. It kept going, and I figured: Why not? We'll make it an official collection and just buy anything Doom. ...within reason. Statues and busts cost a LOT man, gimme a break.
I love that exclusive Superhero Squad one with the Morning Gear. Definitely one of the highlights of the collection. I've also only got the one minimate version so far. I've had a chance at a few now, but I never bothered to get 'em due to other toy wants at those times.
Here's a lot of recent ones, sorta. The Three Shared Molds there are all from Marvel Universe, of course. I dunno why I keep buying them, 'cause that mold is actually kind of annoying; mostly with the arms. It's hard to explain why they're terrible. Hiding out in the back saying "Hi" is the Marvel Superheros (Toybiz) Dr. Doom with hilarious spinning arm action and lots of crazy crap to spin. Then there's three Superhero Squad guys (including the newest one raising his arms there) and then rocking out with the guitar is Hasbro Marvel Legend's Doom from a past Fantastic Four wave (with a build-a-figure of Ronan the Accuser; whoever that is. He's got a nice cape). Oh, also hidden in there is a little translucent sparkly Doom holding Thor's hammer. Forgot the name of the line he's from, but it wasn't long ago. It also didn't appear to do very well.
Pretty sure that giant Doom is Hasbro, but I can't remember. Anyway, he's pretty cool. I normally don't buy big figures like that (at least, not of guys who aren't normally that big) but you know...Doom Collection and all. Then of course, that's where I keep all my little guitars...with the most METAL collection of figures.
On the left we have Toybiz Marvel Legend's Dr. Doom (Doombot variant). He was my first figure of Doom after my original Secret Wars one. Cool figure, but the mask falls off way too easily. On the right we have Marvel Select Doom (that's where the big chair came from) who counts as the only Doom capable of relaxing with a nice goblet of brandy and wryly commenting on any events unfolding before him.
Finally there's a tiny one; I think he's Hasbro.
And our tour concludes with 200X Castle Grayskull and some particular favorites. Well, the Mighty Muggs version on the left turret is just okay, honestly. I got him just to add to the collection. But on the right turret is my original Dr. Doom that I had throughout my childhood. He was given to me (in a group of Secret Wars Iron Man and X-Men brown suit Wolverine with the removable mask that doubled as a ring) for free from a kid down the street who felt sorry for me 'cause I missed out on his garage sale where he sold like...all the coolest stuff. Honestly though, I got a dang good deal with these figures. They were worn and lacking any accessories, but they carried me far through the years; Dr. Doom especially. As you may be able to tell, I added some stuff to him like a tricorder from a Star Trek figure and some colored rubber bands for...I dunno, energy shooting cuffs? I also used a silver paint pen and colored his backpack and face.
Lower you'll see a nice 'n shiny Secret Wars Doom. I got him at a comic shop in an old package, and yeah, I opened him up. He was ten bucks, I don't feel back. I always wanted to see what an original untouched version was like, and now I finally have his accessories as well! Those Secret Wars figures were really the kings of simplicity and fun. I think they should bring back a nice action mold like that and reuse them like they did back then. It would be like those Justice League figures, only good.
Finally, up in the middle, there's Dr. Doom with Silver Surfer powers from the second Fantastic Four movie. He was obtained for me by a friend because he was hard to find (the line didn't last long). He's probably one of my top favorites, visually.
And that is that! As of this writing I am cleaning and packing up the toyroom for relocation at the new house where it will hopefully gain experience and level up to something with more picture-taking space and better lighting. We'll see! If all goes as planned, it'll at least be something less of a trash heap and more of a warehouse like at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark with some Top Men looking after it. TOP. MEN.