davebo357

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    Collector is an understatement.
  • Birthday 07/01/1978

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  1. davebo357

    Got a comic room??? Showcase it here!

    I feel like this came up once before or maybe it was on other forums, but my dad had a shed converted to a home office in the back yard, and he assembled the FLAGG in parts over several days, then christmas morning after midnight he brought all the pieces over to the house and put them together in the living room. They somehow managed to get up before my sister and I and mom waited with her camera for me to come into the room and see it. Still have the photo. And yes I sold it for peanuts at a yard sale when we moved years later. Although I did have a bunch of Garbage Pail Kids stickers on it which I'm sure would have hurt its resale value.
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    Got a comic room??? Showcase it here!

    No problem. I'll throw in the inside in case you wanted that too. It at least shows the scale. The figure itself is 16"
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    Got a comic room??? Showcase it here!

    I got some new decorated short boxes but the only major thing to change in my room lately is I finally put together the TMNT diorama that was an SDCC exclusive from NECA. I got the turtles movie figures to go with it, but instead of getting them out I populated it with a bunch of Wolverines and the newly released Days of Future Past Sentinel/Wolvie set. Since this photo I already added a Harley Davidson for one to ride, Sabretooth and Omega Red. These 6" Marvel Legends toys are addictive.
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    Got a comic room??? Showcase it here!

    I like when displays have a really really specific theme. That's dedication.
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    Got a comic room??? Showcase it here!

    Looks super clean, I like it. But how are you going to work on puzzles at it? Where do your legs go? (Apologies in advance if your legs have been chopped off in an axe mishap.)
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    Got a comic room??? Showcase it here!

    Frazettastic?
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    Got a comic room??? Showcase it here!

    The "plan" is for us to hoard our collections at this house until we both die and my wife logs into this website and sells everything to one of you guys for pennies :P Nothing temporary about the situation, very long term as far as we're concerned. Space isn't an issue really, only in the context of that comic room, but his room will have plenty more space in it.
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    THE HULK #181 CLUB

    That's quite an upgrade. Congrats!
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    Got a comic room??? Showcase it here!

    Totally understand how this looks on the surface but don't worry, my wife is fully on board and this has been part of the plan for years now, just accelerated by his father's passing and mother's hospitalization. We bought a house that's unreasonably large for two people although we're working on one kid and see how that goes. He is actually working on culling those boxes down too. A good chunk of space is just taken up by those Previews magazines which anyone familiar knows how thick those things are, and I can say from experience they're the first thing you toss when moving a big collection. If space were an issue he could actually fit all that in the bedroom we have for him here, but I imagine when it's all settled we'll have everything looking decently organized. He's got a ton of hard and paperback collections, and his bedroom has this enormous custom bookshelf that was actually a built-in my parents had made for my bedroom that I didn't want to get left behind at their old house. Obviously I'm still jealous since it doesn't have drawers sized for comics with cool insert panels on the front, but it's pretty nice. It also occurs to me that he has a ton of collections of comics I own single issues of that aren't worth much, so I could probably stand to trim my collection down too.
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    Got a comic room??? Showcase it here!

    Imagine a store where 100% of the inventory were things you liked so much you'd buy them.
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    Got a comic room??? Showcase it here!

    So I have a friend I've known since pre-school (1982?) who's going to be moving in with my wife and I next year. He's been keeping most of his comics in a guest bedroom where he currently lives that I haven't looked inside of for probably ten years. I assumed by this point his collection was huge and we'd be integrating it into my comic room when he moved here, but now that I see it I don't think it'll even fit. Figured I'd post some "before" photos and then see what this all looks like a year from now at my house.
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    Got a comic room??? Showcase it here!

    Is it okay to have comics exposed to ambient sunlight like this? Are the CGC cases UV coated? I don't recall if he originally posted any formal instructions. Basically you head to your local Lowes or wherever and pick up 6' long Rubbermaid shelves like this: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Rubbermaid-Linen-6-ft-L-x-12-in-D-White-Wire-Shelf/3098543 Then instead of mounting it normally, you flip it backwards against the wall so that the 1' part is facing upwards and the 1" ledge is sticking out to hold your comics. Get some of these to go along the bottom of it: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Rubbermaid-Fixed-Mount-Back-Clip/3277081 Then some of (and I can't seem to find a link right now) the "C" clamps that will be in the same section. Sometimes they come with drywall anchors and screws but I just used straight drywall screws since they go along the top and aren't bearing much weight, just holding it to the wall. Then because I'm just super paranoid about things falling from an earthquake or whatever, I ran some hanging wire across the whole thing so they can't ever fall forward, which I'll probably replace with fishing wire sometime. The whole white grid doesn't look great, but the more packed with comics it is, the less of it you actually see. You can tell in my photo what I did was just take two 6' sections and mount them next to each other, which is kind of a pain to line up perfectly. And just because you're interested in wall mounts I'll throw out the other really popular option here is Ikea's Mosslanda black or white wall mounts that have a built-in ledge: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70292104/
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    Got a comic room??? Showcase it here!

    The one in the utility room fell, so all we lost was a bottle of clothes detergent and time cleaning up the mess. (apologies for the repost but) the comic rack is still fully secure on the right wall:
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    Got a comic room??? Showcase it here!

    Total aside but I'm still enjoying this idea I stole from you. As coincidence would have it, when we first moved into this house my wife and I put up one of these racks (in the proper orientation) in the utility room. I thought the bits it came with to affix it to the wall were a little lackluster, but they seemed to do the job... up until it completely yanked out and fell to the floor. Because I bought the stuff you recommended and had a bunch of extra left over, about an hour ago I got it remounted and seems a lot more stable this time, so a second thanks to you!
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    Got a comic room??? Showcase it here!

    I love the latest Boxes In Action design but I really can't justify buying it since I don't need it AND I have like three Transformers issues total, but if anyone here is a big Transformers fan I'd love to see this long and short box Optimus Prime combo show up in someone's comic room photo: http://columbiahobby.com/boxes-in-action-optimus-prime-time-comic-box-set/