Posted 04 February 2012 - 05:15 PM
Top: I haven't figured this out yet. It's just some stuff. The LEGO models are ones I built as a kid. The yellow Optimus can transform--suck on that, KRE-O Prime.
Shelf 1: Big stuff, dinosaurs, tapes
Shelf 2: 1984/1985 Autobot cars
Shelf 3: PVCs and what-not
Shelf 4: Hmm.... mostly 1985+ stuff, combiners, and miscellaneous.
Shelf 5: Movie and newer
Shelf 6: Legends
Shelf 7: Classics
Shelf 8: More Classics
Edited by ChessPieceFace, 04 February 2012 - 05:17 PM.
Posted 04 February 2012 - 05:26 PM
TOP: Random stuff, but it almost looks planned. Deadpool loves Galaga.
SHELF 1: Alternators and beasts
SHELF 2: All kinds of vehicles
SHELF 3: Legends and Scouts
SHELF 4: The movies
I found this Starscream metal artwork at my last job. Someone was throwing it away. I have no idea of its origins.
SHELF 5: Simpsons 1/The Tick
SHELF 6: Simpsons 2/Futurama
SHELF 7: Miscellaneous
Yes, that's a legit Mego Spider-Man, I've had it since I was a kid. The giant Batman noggin is an antique hand puppet from the 1960s TV show.
Posted 04 February 2012 - 05:32 PM
G1 TV tray, bought for a dollar at a garage sale 10 years ago
DOTM poster, given to everyone who saw it on the first day at the Arclight Hollywood
Autographed They Might Be Giants 12" single, Instant Fan Club certificate and postcard
Drawing by Bongo's Scott Shaw from Free Comic Book Day 2011
G1 metal lunchbox, a gift from my wife a couple of years ago
Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:22 PM
Thanks! The certificate and postcard were both sent to me for the Instant Fan Club this year. I got them to sign the Don't Let's Start single at a NYC in-store around 2005.
Elsewhere I have a signed Gigantic DVD from another in-store around 2003, and Factory Showroom and Then CD booklets signed by Linnell from when I interviewed him for college radio in 1998.
Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:18 PM
If you saw it today, you wouldn't feel bad at all.
Why, I used Goldbug!
Like most good ideas, I stole it from someone else. I don't remember who made the discovery, but you can pop off the head of a G1 Goldbug, shave down the sides a bit, and glue it right on Legends Goldbug. The effect is indeed very nice, even when you don't do a very good job, which I didn't.
Posted 07 July 2012 - 10:27 PM
I've been a huge fan of classic animation (especially Warner Bros.) for decades, but I'd always thought owning real animation art would be out of my reach. In January, I discovered a guy at the Melrose Trading Post flea market who sells production cels from mostly 1970s-1990s cartoons for very reasonable prices. He inspired me to start checking eBay regularly for good deals. Between him and eBay, I've now started a very pleasing little collection, and I've spent relatively little money.
The first cel I bought from the flea market dude, for $40. It's Bugs Bunny from a 1970s Kool-Aid commercial for the Latin American market. The Kool-Aid packets are real wrappers, glued right on the cel! Someday I'll have a "real" Bugs Bunny cel (okay, probably still never from the 1940s-1950s, those cost thousands), but this is a fun stand-in.
He threw in this dynamic He-Man cel with the Bugs. I added the printed background from someone's She-Ra DVD screenshot--it doesn't quite line up, obviously, but the colors are a good combination, and it's almost from the right show.
I love this Ren cel, from "Big Baby Scam." What a great drawing! It makes me laugh just looking at the facial expression. On a later visit to the flea market, the guy sold me this and the next one together for $100.
"Laundry day is a very dangerous day." I don't think any other Rocko's Moden Life quote has popped into my head more, so this was perfect.
The Tick vs. The Tick. eBay purchase, around $100. A little more than other Tick cels have gone for, but as soon as I saw this one, I knew it was the one for me. From an episode based on one of the original Edlund comics, bright, bold, exciting.
The gem: from "Duck Dodgers and the Return of the 24th and 1/2 Century," from a 1980 TV special. Hand-signed by the master, Chuck Jones. At under $300, this was expensive relative to the others, but a bargain compared to similar cels. Plus I happened to tell my parents I wanted to buy it, and they made it an early birthday present.
My next priority is a Simpsons cel, ideally from seasons 2-8, ideally Milhouse. I'd also love a Stimpy or even another Ren from "Space Madness," moar classic Warner Bros., and it'd be amazing to find something from a Tiny Toons TMBG music video.
Edited by ChessPieceFace, 07 July 2012 - 10:28 PM.