Still in storage, going to be there a long time, probably until Christmas '07 or so
But I was sitting around the house today and looking at the mess atop the bookshelves so I decided to do some shuffling. It was mostly a hodge podge of whatever I buy, open and decide not to put in a box right away.
On top of that I kept thinking about my vintage figures boxed up, but also bagged and couldn't help thinking that wasn't good for them in the long run. Concerned about yellowing and general deterioration being in contact with plastic on plastic. So I decided to pull out the two boxes of vintage figures and put away most of the rest of the stuff.
Moving from the right side to the left side of the two bookshelves in the following photos:
My Ewoks and Droids stuff plus some of the last 17 vinty figures and a smattering of other crap in the back (the gray Spidey, Hulk and Cap figures were the first action figures I ever owned and were made in 1967). I am missing some of the Droids figures and Ewoks figures from the display at the moment, but only because they are residing in some as yet undetermined box in the basement
I know a couple of them are still on cards and I'm more reluctant to open them at the moment than I once was, especially any I have on Canadian cards
More of the last 17 stuff and those hideous Ewoks. Better stuff though are the two Jedi Luke figures, one with pullover cape and green saber, one with blue saber and snap cape. And yes, that is my vinyl cape Jawa.
Oh, and a windup R2 and the R2 from the Droid Factory playset.
The more generic vintage stuff, just sort of crammed into the space. I do plan on a much cleaner, more spacious display when I get these into the room down the road. You can't see much here, so it's not so appealing.
Couple of Leia, Lando, Luke and Yoda variations though.
The first 12 vintage figures are in the next one including a couple of the Ben, Han, Chewie, Tusken and three Lukes. The third is just a place holder until I get my DT from Dale. Rebo band is in there and then some Kubes and some bustups as well. Finally is the Riddell stormtrooper helmet, to mock some guy named Colman (who?)
Last little bit of stuff is the three modern figures up there: the Georgetrooper Rob sent me that only took four months to arrive
, the flip up visor Scout from the AT-AT box and the shadow trooper which you have to look really close to see in front of the Borg cube. The rest is a couple of gold titanium ships, couple of Simpsons bustups (the direction I think the SW bustups are destined for) and some Stewie's that several guys here really helped me finish off. The only Stewie I'm missing is the very first release, but it only differs from two that I already have by the eyes and mouth sculpt. If I can get one cheap, great, otherwise I don't need a third Stewie in red overalls and yellow shirt
Still about 400 pounds of stuff stored away
including all of my Gentle Giant, Master Replicas, Code 3 and modern stuff. It took me about two hours to get all the older stuff away and the vintage stuff up on the shelf, so I can imagine what getting a whole collection out of storage will require.
Ah well, I have some new variety up on the shelf and I don't have to sweat my vinty stuff sitting in storage rotting away, so it's all good