As I stated in my last few posts I've been really busy with personal matters and clearing out space in my collection, so my post frequency has decreased. Today I'm playing a bit of catch-up (ketchup?) and going over the displays for July & August. Jump ahead for pics!
On the right is the August display and you can see it's mostly dominated by DC characters with the aforementioned Bane joined by most of the other Movie Masters characters. The top of the bookcase is displaying the only two statues I own, both from DC Direct's seemingly never-ending Batman: Black and White series. The statue on the left is based on Frank Miller's art while the one on the right in Brian Bolland's interpretation of the Caped Crusader.
Megatron and most of his G1 (season 1) subordinates dominated the top shelf of the bookcase last month. As you can tell most of the figures on this shelf are unlicensed, "third party" toys and truth be told if it wasn't for them this shelf wouldn't exist. With the current state of Transformers toys, I'm glad the third party companies are out there giving us older fans modern versions of the classic characters we love without delivering flimsy, ever-shrinking action figures. I will say that I'm looking forward to many of the new Voyager-sized figures Hasbro is releasing in the Generations line later this year and early the next.
Chase Variant. This year's TFCC exclusives were surrounded by lots of controversy and I was one of the people who were hit with credit card fraud, but with that aside "the Runs" are a beautiful set and it was great getting them in my collection. Lugnut is a really cool toy, that goes double when he's in vehicle mode! [l to r: Lugnut, Acidstorm, Nemesis Prime, Runamuck & Runabout and Skullgrin]
Opposite the X-Men is The Return of Marvel Legends wave 1 build-a-figure, Arnim Zola, a character I wasn't familiar with but was created by the legendary Jack Kirby and has that great "Kirby" look to him. I built him up piece by piece and actually already sold off the individual figures in the wave. Zola though, he'll look great in a future Kirby display or I may even toss him into a New Gods display. I think he'll fit right in with those characters.
This was a fun one to put up. Ever since they announced Jay Garrick at SDCC 2011, I couldn't wait to set-up a JSA display. Of course, all that was marred by the issues I had in receiving Garrick, but he finally arrived and I immediately added him to the display, which I had just set-up after receiving Starman (the newer one). I tried to fit Hawkgirl in there, too, but since I was displaying the hooded Hawkman for the first time, I felt she didn't go with him. Maybe in a future display.
To the right are the newly released Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from the upcoming Nickelodean animated series. If you haven't tried these out yet, you need to stop reading right NOW and go pick-up at the very least your favorite turtle. These things are awesome! I was planning to review them, but there are so many reviews everywhere and all positive, gushing reviews. Mine would just be redundant. These are really fun to play with and bring a bunch of accessories. I'm not even interested in the Classic line after getting these.
The other addition you may notice is the Super Heli-carrier artwork on the wall. This is actually the backside of the box the giant vehicle comes in. Mine had some slight creases in it, but ultimately I thought the art was too cool to just throw in the trash. So I cut it out and taped it up on the wall.
Okay, that's enough of that. Hope you enjoyed this look at my displays. Until next time, keep'em dust-free!