Ever since I was young, I've had a bit of an obsession with toys. Especially action figures. Being a child of the 80's I grew up with the like of He-Man and She-Ra, Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Thundercats, Silverhawks, GI Joe, and Voltron to name but a very few. I've always been pretty creative. I was constantly drawing and building things when I was a kid. I think the combination of my love for these characters along with a deep appreciation for the artistry of sculpting articulated action figures and other toys has completely rekindled my love for these toys as an adult. Now that we have moved into our own place just outside of Boston, the wife has reluctantly allowed me to display parts of my collection. Currently I have about 70% of my modern and vintage toys set up around the apartment. I'm excited to share some pictures of the displays here.
There are a few lines I seriously collect, and others I casually collect. The largest chunk of my collection is taken up by the various Masters of the Universe lines. This includes the ongoing Mattel Masters of the Universe Classics Collectors Line. I'm a current and future subscriber to Club Eternia. Here are some counts of what I have verses the totals for each line.
Vintage MOTU Figure/Vehicles: 69 of 121
Vintage Princess of Power: 10 of 60
He-Man New Adventures: 9 of 41
Modern (200x) MOTU: 52 of 90
MOTU Classics: 84 of 98 as of the time of this post.
NECA MOTU Stactions: 5 of 18
You may also notice in the pictures above, I am a proud owner of a 99% complete vintage MOTU Eternia playset. I've got nearly all the parts, the manuals, mini-comic AND THE FREAKING ORIGINAL GIANT BOX! I LOVE this set and can't wait to get a table set up to display it. It's huge - notice how it's almost as tall as the chair back!
Some of the other lines I collect are the vintage LGN Thundercats, Diamond Collectables Stargate SG1 and Atlantis, Mattel's DC Universe Classics (I'm a sucker for the build a figure concept), Bucky O'hare, and vintage and Modern Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Thundercats: 13 of 63
Stargate: 6 of ??
DC Universe Classics (single wave figures): 49 of 158
Bucky O'Hare: 7 of 12
TMNT Vintage: 74 of 262
TMNT Modern (2012): 14 of 14
There's also a few other random toys and such scattered around in on shelves and boxes. As you can tell it's a hobby I really enjoy! I'm heading to New York Comic Con in a couple of weeks. I'm hoping to fill some of the holes left in my collection.