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Rich shows us his spinner rack, statues, Moebius and more

Happy January an welcome to Shelf Porn. You’ve got shelves, we’ve got a blog … and then the magic happens. Today Rich shows us his collection of statues, graphic novels, animation cels and a pretty awesome Batman sketch by Moebius.

If you’d like to see your collection here, drop me an email at jkparkin@yahoo.com with a brief write-up and some jpgs.

And now here is Rich …

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Hi. My name is Rich. I have been collecting comics since I was 7 years old. I am all grown up now and am fortunate enough to have a room in my house that I was able to dedicate as my “gallery.” In addition to the gallery, I have about 40,000 comics and a few hundred toys.

Outside the gallery is my spin rack which is adorned with DC Showcase volumes. Behind the spin rack is the original art to covers that I inked: Thundergod #1 from Crusade Comics and Acolyte Chronicles #1 from the Azure Press.

Inside the gallery to the right, is a built-in shelf that displays some of the WB store line of animated statues (top) and the DC Direct line of their animated statues (below). Above the statues are some of the WB store line of Batman Animated plates. To the right of the statue is an original cel to one of the Batman cartoons.

Below the built-in shelf is a bookcase that shows more WB store statues (bottom), DC Direct Teen Titans statues (middle), and random DC Direct statues and the WB store animated Batmobile statue (top).

To the right of the bookcase is DC Direct’s Kingdom Come Superman, Electric Tiki’s Greatest American Hero, and Dark Horse’s Hellboy.

In the far right corner are DC Direct wall plaques and more WB store animated cels and limited edition pieces.

More WB limited edition pieces, original Superman animated cel, and Alex Ross plates.

More WB limited edition pieces and Alex Ross plates.

Opposite the animat ion wall are three curios filled with Bowen busts. On top are some DC direct JLA busts and Gentle Giant Star Wars busts. Behind are more WB store Batman animated pieces.

Close up of the Bowen curios. Unfortunately, the original Thor’s helmet wings broke in transit. I think my first bust was the Dave Cockrum Cyclops.

Adjacent to the gallery is a playroom for my kids. I have 2 bookcases filled with my stuff. This photo shows the bookcase containing Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Star Trek and other books.

I pulled out my Dark Knight Returns French edition to show a Batman headshot illustrated by the late Moebius during a visit to a comic book store in Philadelphia in 1992.

The front rows of the wall of Muggs.

Started collecting Hot Toys in October. Here is what I have so far. I need to figure out the best way to display them. Any suggestions?

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34 Comments

That is a serious collection.

I had no idea they made a Devil Dinosaur statue. I must have one ASAP!! I wonder if they’ve made an Omega the Unknown statue too?

AWESOME!

Again:

My jealousy knows no bounds.

How do you AFFORD this stuff?

Nice, well displayed collection!

dude. you must be rich

Truly jealous. Awesome collection! Love the WB material.

Dude. Crazy awesome. I particularly like those Alex Ross plates. Never seen those before. I like circular presentations. I have tons of posters but they’re all rectangular! The plates would offset that nicely.

Wonderful display :)

Very nice collection. The animation art is particularly impressive. I also like the display cases for the Bowen busts. I need to get myself a few of those.

I give mad respect to not only hanging on the wall your DC Collector Plates (all the ones I have are still in their boxes) but not only having copies of both Batman and Superman: From the 30’s to the 70’s but having their dust jackets too! Mine are both without those.

Impressive!

I love those circular wooden/glass shelf cases!

And well, I wouldn’t mind having -or even being able to afford- what’s in them too haha

Jimmy – No, there is no Omega the Unknown statue. The Devil Dinosaur & Moon Boy statue was a Bowen club exclusive I believe. I think the edition size is only 500 but you should be able to find it pretty easily. If you really wanted an Omega bust there are people that will make one for you. I had a Human Fly one made for me! ;)

Oh, and this display is SICK. As someone who worked at a Warner Brothers store for over 3 years in the 90’s I get a kick out of seeing all of the stuff I sold to customers on display like this. Well done sir!

All-

Thanks for the positive comments. It’s been fun collecting this cool stuff.

@Mikey Wood and kaptainkomix: I wish I was rich. I was just fortunate to be pick most of the Bowen stuff as they came out. Getting lucky on eBay helped with exclusive pieces like Devil Dinosaur and Cloak & Dagger. The WB pieces were purchased with same-as-cash programs which really helped. Having an awesome (and patient) wife does not hurt either. :-)

Great collection. Really like all the warner bros animation statues and cels.

Awesome Collection bro. I particularly like that Phantom bust amongst all the other Marvels.

One of the most impressive collections I’ve seen here.

Jesus,

I’m never really jealous of collection but I am of yours. Specially because of the Bruce Timm photos. I was wondering, what’ s that statue of Batman with shooting the grappling hook? Anybody knows?

I envy you sir

that rocked

Mysterious Stranger

January 12, 2013 at 6:55 pm

I use the IKEA Detolf display cases for some of my Hot Toys 1/6 scale figures. From the look of your other display cabinets the Detolf would fit right in.

(Looks over at small comic collection)

*Sigh*

PHANTOM bust made it for me…
just awsome stuff sir

(Another) Josh: The Batman with grappling hook gun statue is a 2500 limited edition that the WB store produced in 2001. Thanks for your kind words.

Mysterious Stranger: I Googled the IKEA Detolf you suggested and I think that might work. Thanks!

everyone: Thanks for your kind words.

Ditto on the Detolfs. They are very popular with collectors of toys, statues, and figures as they are: 1) cheap, 2) elegant-looking, 3) allow plenty of light and enable viewing from all directions, and 4) keep the dust off your collectibles.

Thank you, that is a really tremendous collection. I love seeing such memorabilia in fine display.

Exquisite!

@ pmpknface.

A Custom made Human Fly bust? You are a man after my own heart!!

each with his obsession.
jealousy

Phenomenal collection. Thanks for sharing.

This is a very respectable collection. Well organized and has a theme running throughout. Well done!

Great collection!

BTW everyone needs to understand the difference between envy and jealousy,

You’d all be envious of his collection not jealous.

Awesome collection! Great displays! Thanks for sharing :)

Beautiful collection. I’ve never seen the Ralph Hinkley statue.

What’s the Superman box in the last pic?!?!

Tom: The Superman box contains Hot Toys’ Christopher Reeve Superman.

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