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Recently, Ikea had a one day only sale for their Detolf glass shelves. These are very popular among many toy collectors, but as they are a bit on the small side (ie; not great for jumbos), I never really thought of getting any for myself. But at only $20 each, I figured I would go grab a couple just for the hell of it. I'd try them out and if I didn't like them, I figured I'd have no trouble finding another local collector to take them off my hands.

I brought them home, set one up and realized that although Jumbo Machinders were too big for them, they might be just the right size for some junior machinders! My collection of these toys has long been stored in a way that really didn't do them justice and here was a proper solution. So I assembled the second unit and moved it into the back toy room. When I did so, I realized something. If I moved another, basically superfluous piece of furniture out of there and slid my big glass case over, I would have nearly the exact amount of space I would need to fit two more Detolfs in there. Oh, if only I had gone back to Ikea to get them that day! Instead, I would have to pay the full price of $60, but I decided it needed to be done. Within a week, two more were home and assembled and the new and improved toy room was ready to be revealed.So I figured I would take a cue from The Enthusiast and make a blog post about it.

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OK, so now I've found some nice stuff to put inside the shelves. But what to put on top of them? Well, I'm always looking for ways to blend my robot and monster collections. So how about my jumbo monsters?

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As you can see above, in addition to junior machinders, I've also put some monster stuff inside the cases, monster stuff that needed to be removed from their previous locations. Which means I had to re-arrange some of that stuff, at least to a small degree. I decided to layer some of my 12" figures on top of my old glass case.

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But there's still plenty of other robots in this room, too.

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I also keep my comics in here. I've been a comic collector off and on for over 20 years. And to think Kidnicky thought none of us were into them! HA! I've got over 20 boxes of comics. My favorites are vintage Joker appearances and horror themed books. Big surprise there, right? I used to have a lot more Joker books, but sold them all to buy my Rokuron Q9. I'm slowly trying to replace them all.

[g2:505913 size=640]Does anyone know what "Tales From Space" is??
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[g2:505919 size=640]Look! It's the prototype to Tokyo Underground! ^
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My desk and surrounding area is still pretty much the way it's been for awhile.

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The same is true of the jumbo room, where I also keep my kaiju shelves.

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And of course, an angry, fingerless bear riding a two-headed dragon. Something about this just cracks me up. I mean really, what would be a more frightening thing to face in real life?

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This is just a fraction of the pictures I took. I really wanted to take some from all angles to give the viewer (hopefully) a "you are there" sort of feeling. But then I thought I needed some more up close stuff so that you could actually see what you are looking at. Consequently, I ended up with over sixty pictures! Naturally, I don't want to put all of them in the post, so if you want to see them all, they are located in a new folder of my collection gallery here.

My goal with this post is not just to feed my ego or anything like that, but hopefully to give you guys a sense of "what it all means". By that I mean that I want you to understand why I buy all the different things I do. Sometimes seeing things out of context makes it hard to understand why someone would want them, particularly things that really do nothing other than add to the overall landscape, things like, oh I don't know, lunchboxes. Unlike many collectors, I don't actually play with my toys. Instead, I buy things purely for their aesthetic value. So I want you to see the robots and the monsters, the posters and the comics, etc.. So the next time I post a review of a vintage Halloween costume or a wax candle or some plastic cups, you'll have a better idea of where I'm coming from. :)

Let there be light![g2:506041 size=640](Many thanks to Sanjeev and repairtechjon who hooked me up with those cool string/flash lights!)
Posted 15 January, 2010 - 21:36 by NekroDave

Comments

5 comments posted
It's been a long time since

It's been a long time since I have been down there - it looks fantastic!

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Posted by JoshB on 17 January, 2010 - 14:55
Well, come on down then! We

Well, come on down then! We can film the next "Some Assembly Required" here. :)

"This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
Onyx Blackman
Principal, Flatpoint High

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Posted by NekroDave on 18 January, 2010 - 19:51
A great organized look to

A great organized look to what could be total chaos. Your stuff looks great Dave! I love the varied themes, and complimentary artwork, like posters, and comics. Doesn't it feel great shuffle, reorganize stuff? Get to handle stuff a bit, and reaquaint with stuff you forget to pay attention too regularly.

I'll have to distract you with some more cheesy free stuff, so I can sneak in to check this out in person some time too. Love those string lights!

The Junior Machinders look right at home, perfect for those cases. Very unique display, haven't seen another Junior collection given the love to show them off so good. Very eye pleasing.

And ...Oh, I see where you're coming from all right!..(shuffles nervously away)...=0)

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Posted by repairtechjon on 18 January, 2010 - 23:17
No need to sneak in, Jon,

No need to sneak in, Jon, you're welcome anytime. Nor do you need to bring free stuff. In fact, did you spot the Smoking Monkeys?

"This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
Onyx Blackman
Principal, Flatpoint High

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Posted by NekroDave on 19 January, 2010 - 17:15
a really incomparable

a really incomparable collection. Dense, eclectic, and packed with both priceless and goofy pieces. Can you imagine visiting your ten year old self and giving him a peek at all of this? Thanks for posting these!

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Posted by The Enthusiast on 15 February, 2010 - 19:53