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DARKLORD'S Collection**UPDATE**1/23/11
« on: November 7, 2006, 01:59 AM »
Here are some shots of my collection storage room.  I consider this entire collection LOOSE because virtually all items have been pulled from their packaging and enjoyed.  I just keep the boxes as a way to store and protect the toys from damage afterward.  All action figures (approx. 4,200) are loose and stored in zip lock baggies and are kept in Darth Vader, C-3P0, and vinyl Collector cases...

I began collecting in 1978 and have not stopped since.  I never really fell out of the collecting pattern I established as a kid:  re-enact the Original Trilogy of films with the toys.  To me, that meant armies of troopers, squadrons of ships etc.   As a 43 year old man, I'd say that this Original Trilogy re-enactment fantasy ship has pretty much sailed!  LOL!   Nevertheless, the collection continues to build under those parameters.

This is a mix of some older and more recent photos of my collection...


My Imperial Forces...










I reached 500 Stormtroopers at some point in 2009



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Re: DARKLORD'S Collection
« Reply #1 on: November 7, 2006, 02:00 AM »
MAIN CHARACTERS  Organized in Vinyl Cases by Film Episode...









Custom Uncle Owen Lars





Custom Bespin Han Solo



Custom Han Solo Hoth Ourfit








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« Reply #2 on: November 7, 2006, 02:01 AM »
Playsets

I really enjoy assembling various Death Star Space Stations together in a HUGE semi-circle playset!  The top floor in particular ends up looking amazingly cool with a bunch of Laser Cannons lined up side by side like a big defensive gun port!






The IMPERIAL FLEET








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« Reply #3 on: November 7, 2006, 02:03 AM »
Ready to Crush the Rebels on Endor!!





The REBEL ARMY, REBEL FLEET and BEASTS
   












BESPIN CLOUD CARS and Jabba




Hasbro's first truly GREAT Big vehicle offering:  The one and only MILLENNIUM FALCON

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« Reply #4 on: November 7, 2006, 02:04 AM »
My 6 foot Millennium Falcon Extraordinaire on the day she arrived..



And neatly boxed in my collection storage room.



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« Reply #5 on: November 7, 2006, 02:05 AM »
Sitting in the center of the room on a 6 FOOT long folding banquet table is this custom-built correctly scaled Jawa Sandcrawler toy.

2-1/2 Feet tall.   5 Feet 2 inches long.  Full Control Room Cabin,  Front Ramp Loading Bay,  Side Compartment Droid Storage.  Working lights.


























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« Reply #6 on: November 7, 2006, 02:06 AM »
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« Reply #7 on: November 7, 2006, 02:08 AM »
A few of my 3-3/4 inch scale custom action figures over the years…


















My latest 3-3/4 inch scale custom action figure creation (nearing completion)  The Building Of A Better Boba


 
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« Reply #8 on: November 7, 2006, 09:46 AM »
Hey! Nice to see you over here Darklord! Again, I bow down to you and your collection.
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Re: DARKLORD'S Collection
« Reply #9 on: November 7, 2006, 11:58 AM »
Army building with ships!  Now that I haven't seen before.  Any plans to open the rest to display like the TIE Interceptors?

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« Reply #10 on: November 7, 2006, 12:12 PM »
So that's where all the Tie-interceptors went........... ;D

I still can't find non of those ships here in The Netherlands :( ......... hopefully in the future..........

I do have 2 tie-fighters, a tie-bomber and the Tie-advance... but you've got the rest of the army :P

It's a shame that you don't have a bigger room for the complete ship display without the boxes ofcourse...
but than again..... who does have a bigger room than that? ;)
There can never be enough clones.....

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« Reply #11 on: November 7, 2006, 02:49 PM »
Hey! Nice to see you over here Darklord! Again, I bow down to you and your collection.

Howdy DA!

It's always nice to stop by.  You guys always make me feel so at home!  Thanks so much for the nice words!



Army building with ships!  Now that I haven't seen before.  Any plans to open the rest to display like the TIE Interceptors?

Well, the Tie Interceptors are only loose because of the flood damage that my collection suffered three months ago.  They were the biggest casualty, so for the moment they are loose.

But now I am hard at work creating custom designed packaging for all the toys in my collection with damaged boxes or no boxes at all.

You can check out my designs in this thread:

http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=14165.0


Besides which, space limitations may certainly prevent my displaying the full Imperial Fleet squadron loose.  And  (don't tell my wife) but I am considering completeing that THIRD Tie Fighter convoy into a full squadron.

Each squadron has 12 fighters in it, so that means I'd only have to get 6 more fighters to complete that half convoy and end up with...  3 full IMPERIAL SQUADRON WINGS. ::) ::) ::) ::)

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Re: DARKLORD'S Collection
« Reply #12 on: November 8, 2006, 02:03 AM »
You should be able to hear the sirens from the firetrucks and EMTs responding to my home.   :o  I have to go lie down.....

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« Reply #13 on: November 8, 2006, 04:14 AM »
You should be able to hear the sirens from the firetrucks and EMTs responding to my home.   :o  I have to go lie down.....


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Re: DARKLORD'S Collection
« Reply #14 on: November 9, 2006, 09:08 PM »
Darklord, great stuff.  Where in Brooklyn do you live?  I lived in Williamsburg/Greenpoint from 1988 to 2003.  I'm now in the Bronx.  Lando the Scoundrel is in Long Island City.  It's good to see another New Yorker out on the boards.
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