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Part of my DVD collection (I have around 600) and my whole hi-fi system. You might see that I’m quite old school. On 103 you can see my players and consoles rack, I made it myself from custom shelf elements.

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Damn man, you have some cool books and some nice figures, but what a freaking mess you got going on there…
You should clean that shat up… You can’t even see the color of some of the figures anymore…

The amount of dust on most of those toys is truly disturbing…

The content is great, but that dust needs to be cleaned up. So disturbing

Not a good set-up. Messy, dirty…

Total disregard for Additional Tip #1 for submitting your pics.

What a mess.

Clean your house.

Are submissions so low this is all we get this week?

I’m not a fan of having to scroll through 20 pages to see a collection. As a result I’ve only looked at about 4 pages. Can we go back to the original presentation format? This one sucks.
As for what I’ve seen of the collection, to be fair there are times when my own Man Cave is in disarray ( which to me means the room is being used) but a general clean up would allow you to enjoy the area more. I tend to do it on a monthly basis. Anyone out there with any tips on how he can dust regularly ( heard there was some kind of air-brush that allows you to dust easily?)

serious…action figures should not be so dusty the look hairy.

Great collection! I live in NYC and have to battle dust all the time so no judgment from me. Wonderful collection. Thanks for sharing.

I agree with Jimmy. Scrolling through this new presentation format is tedious and cumbersome. If it ain’t broke…

The dust. The dust. Oh the collector’s horror. You can actually wipe the dust on your collection with Swiffer Dusters. You probably need more than 10 refill cloths.

http://www.swiffer.com/products/swiffer-360-dusters

Hope they sell this or something like it in Switzerland. :-)

Set a day to clean up the mess.

Previously, on hoarders…

The new format, scrolling thru pages, has backfired because after reading the comments it’s obvious this collection is not worth the time and effort to do so. I checked out a few random pages, Judge Dredd collections are cool, just picked up the 5th collection myself, but the manner of their presentation ruins it for me. I don’t blame the dude who owns it – it never should have been loaded up on CBR. Parkin should have told him to clean it up and resubmit. I just feel it’s disrespectful to anyone here who has taken the time to clean up their room and display it for everyone on CBR, not to mention the poor sods who HAVE submitted and are still waiting.
Sorry if I’m sounding too harsh – I don’t tend to like writing negative comments, but it’s hard to find anything positive to write about this display.

hmm.. have some of you heard the expression “if you have nothing nice to say.. dont say anything at all” ??

Ok, first off, did we really need a dozen posts to tell him over and over and over again that he needs to dust? Some of you even came back a second time to add to the pile? I think he gets it, so lay off.

To Cjorg, sorry that this didn’t meet your standards. We’ve had a lot of collections in the past that look like photos from museums; we’ve also had others that have gotten the hoarders comment (so that’s not even original, Jimmy; sorry!). And many that were in between. The point of the column isn’t to try to find the biggest or “best” or even the cleanest, it’s to showcase collections of all shapes and sizes and yeah, sometimes they might need dusting, but so what? Unless you’re Daniel’s girlfriend or allergist, what’s it to you?

There was a time not long ago that we weren’t getting any submissions, so I’ll take any and all comers, and I’m going to post them all. I don’t think anyone who has submitted here before is going to feel “disrespected” (it isn’t a competition, and I’m not sure what one collection has to do with another) and those who have submitted will get their day in the sun soon enough. And I bet they’re pretty excited about that after seeing the comments here. The ones I worry about are the people who were thinking about submitting but after seeing the comments here today probably had second thoughts. I wouldn’t blame them for it, though.

Look, everyone, when we post something here on Robot 6 about a comic you bought, or some political topic you don’t agree with, or whatever, I get that you’re going to have a reaction. Hell, you paid for the comic; you bought the right to post how you feel about it. But it really pisses me off to no end to see that kind of negativity on Shelf Porn. Some guy on the other side of the world has the balls to post pictures of his stuff that he loves on the Internet, and you’re gonna take it as an opportunity to prove how clever you are with your smartass comment? Keep it to yourself.

And finally, and in all sincerity, thanks to those of you who commented on the formatting. The pagination function is new, and it is good to hear from folks on whether it works or not. So thanks.

Hey Dude… WE MADE IT!!! (What a timing)

By the way, Happy fuc&%*+ birthday to you, what a beautiful way to enter the good ol’ US Of A with your personal shelf porn!

Ignore the comments about dust, they don’t know the great and passionate guy you are.

We miss you so much (especially your mad Joker laugh)

See you in 6 month in Switzerland!!!

Love & affliction

Lobo & the Brat Pack

Thank you JK Parkin,
You are the Man.

It’s not just the dust, it’s the piles of crap strewn about everywhere. (I find it humorous that the tiny pic on the main page has cobwebs hanging off of it.)

We’re all collectors, so when you see this many negative comments, it’s not about people piling on. I think it’s more a general sense that showcasing such a grubby display is an insult to the rest of us (but feel free to correct me if if I’m wrong).

Usually people who share their collections get lots of compliments, but if you don’t put any effort into it, or your collecting focus is a Peanuts Pig-Pen shrine, I don’t feel sorry for him.

JK Parkin, I think that the pagination is not a bad idea, but it should be more “fluid”. I know almost nothing about programming, but I think that it should be more like… the comments pages in Youtube: when you go to another page, it doesn’t have to load the whole page again.

Please dust your collection.

Hey guys, are you geeks or janitors???? You don’t live there, so why the heck do you care about the mess???

I have found that a makeup brush works really good to dust. Especially because it can get into tiny areas and you don’t have to worry about it damaging the item being dusted.

Just curious why doesn’t his friend who had to force him to post these help him tidy up a little. Maybe the dust was the reason he didn’t want to in the first place.

I just want to distance myself from the second poster with ian as a comment name. I say again. If you have nothing nice to say maybe you should not say it. That means you second ian.

A lot of the comments seem nastier than the dust.

One thing I like about Shelf Porn is that I get to see stuff I didn’t know existed. I’m suddenly interested in getting those phone book sized Judge Dredd volumes for myself.

No one here has made comments like, “you only like X-Men comics so your collection sucks!” or “you have bad taste.” The negative comments have been about one thing, and one thing only – the lack of care in the presentation of his display. Cobwebs, dust, and things just thrown all over the place. If I invite someone into my home I clean up to demonstrate respect for my guests. I’m not going to leave it in a shitty state and expect you to put up with it. That’s disrespectful, and if that’s my attitude I shouldn’t have invited you in in the first place. If I’m going to invite you in to view my Man Cave on this column I’m going to clean it up before I display it to demonstrate respect to the people on this blog. Maybe you have different standards, good for you, but don’t go after us for expecting someone to put a little effort into demonstrating his collection. Sure, there’s nothing forcing me to click on to this blog – I actually enjoy seeing people who take pride in their collections, and I’m not expecting the Louvre. But geez, if this is OK with you, and you’re lowering standards to point where someone can just throw their shit on the floor and say, “hey check out my collection!” then I doubt you’ll have many people continuing to check out this column.

Well, here’s the opposite point of view to those guys who don’t even get their comics out of their boxes for fear of the covers fading.

Firstly, there’s some incredible stuff in that collection – I envy you for a lot of those statues! But I have to wonder what the point of having them is if you let them get as dusty as that. That’s not a criticism, just a thought. I know that for me, and for a lot of enthusiasts, part of the joy of collecting is in displaying your stuff in the most beautiful, impressive way. I always thought that fact was kind of the root of Shelf Porn. What’s the point of spending the money on a gorgeous, intricate statue, only to let it get so caked in grime that you can’t even make out the detail? It just seems like a shame. Or to spend hours constructing and painting these minute little figures so carefully, and then watch it get smothered in six inches of dust.

I suppose everyone enjoys their collection in a different way, but if I had half the beautiful stuff you do, I’d make sure it looked great all the time!!

Cjorg2, keeping with your example, if you went to someone’s home and it was dirty, would you go off on them and be a jerk about it? Would you call out your friend who invited you to come over and get all pissy because he invited you somewhere that was dirty? Probably not. So why do that here? For example, Harriet’s comment above makes the same point without being a jerk or accusing anyone of anything.

“you’re lowering standards to point where someone can just throw their shit on the floor and say, ‘hey check out my collection!’”

That wouldn’t actually meet the definition of *shelf* porn, now would it? Although maybe there’s room for a floor porn column …

Go off at them? Be a jerk? Do you practice what you preach?
I don’t think most of the people here have been acting like jerks or going off at this guy, let alone me. As I stated before, this isn’t about the quality of his collection but the lack of care taken in presenting it. He has a lot of great stuff in that collection there is no disagreeing with that. This is about you writing that your OWN expectations are that you, “clean up and dust your shelves before submitting,” and suddenly we’re all the bad guys, negative nannies, and as you so eloquently wrote being a jerk ( am I the only one seeing the irony here?)
Would I call out a friend who invited me over to his house and it was dirty? Sure I would. It’s called constructive criticism. I certainly wouldn’t be the guy who smiles, and then complains about it on the car ride home. Maybe that’s your preference, but not mine. How is not saying anything going to help this guy?
And if there’s been any pissy behaviour from me it’s likely been directed at you for admonishing myself and others for calling you out on following your own standards. But feel free to attack me, but try to do it in the manner you want me to apparently behave and leave out the name calling. It’s beneath you.

Very strange comments since saturday…

We are friends with Daniel and the dust was never an issue during our visites at his home.

His place was a sanctuary for his friends, Now he’s gone in The USA and the dust is gone for good. We miss him a lot but, at least, all of you, pricks, give him a warm welcome in your country.

Thanks a lot.

P.S. JK Parkin, you are so cool.

Salutation du Québec,
J’adore les Boule et Bill. Ça me replonge dans mon enfances. Très belle collection de crâne.
T’as des trucs vraiment hallucinants.
Côté CD et DVD ça semble aussi plutôt impressionnant
À ton retour, ça serait bien d’avoir un aperçu de ce que t’as ramené d’amérique et de voir où en est ta collection.

For those who complain about the state of his collection. What, you’ve never seen dust?? Just show a little respect for the guy who took the time to show us the amazing stuff he have.

JK Parkin, you’re a gentleman, really cool of you.

Let’s go

Daniel walks warily down the street
With his brim pulled way down low
Ain’t no sound but the sound of his feet
Machine guns ready to go
Are you ready hey are you ready for this?
Are you hanging on the edge of your seat?
Out of the doorway the bullets rip
To the sound of the beat yeah

Another one sees the dust
Another one sees the dust
And another one gone and another one gone
Another one sees the dust
Hey I’m gonna get you too
Another one sees the dust

I think that’s an appropriate introduction, borrowed from Queen, for my answer to all the bashing I’ve been put under in so few days.

Firstly and like I said in my description, it does pain me to have let my collection gather so much dust, and like it was also written in my description, the lack of room somehow discouraged me to clean more my collection which was never meant to be seen in that state (also written in my text, but apparently the dust was to thick for some of you to see).

When my friend Fran asked me to take pictures of my collection, he told me that most of you would see beyond the dust and that the collection was more important. Apparently, it wasn’t, but I don’t blame him, it was an honest mistake. I even take this opportunity to thank him again to have convinced me to display my collection to others. Mainly for two reasons, first because I do realize that my collection is pretty decent and secondly it encouraged me to rework the displaying once I’ll come back to Switzerland and move in with my girlfriend (I also said that in my description, but why bother to read). She also made some pretty good suggestions about it, but I’ll keep them secret for now.

Not wanting to waste too much written space on the haters and the cleaning enthusiasts, I, however, would rather thank all the objective commenters and I’ll take your advices and tips under good consideration, regarding the many ways to take better care of my collection.

I also specially want to thank JK Parkin to have let me the chance to show my stuff on this page and also for his objectivity and kindness towards me in his posts.

I will update the displaying of my collection and, if it is the will of the gracious Mr. Parkin, you’ll see it under a better light, then we’ll see who’s gonna bite the dust.

ya, why submit pictures of a dirty room to the website. my room is far from good, but if i want to display the collection to the world i would clean it up and present it in a best manner. why was this featured on shelf porn?

N, you moron.

I always liked this collection & find the dust adds charm to the gloomy figurines, kind of a nuclear winter apocalypse touch.

Yes it was surprising the first time I saw it, but you get charmed by it & as with anything photography modifies perception & doesn’t do justice to real life.

Great collection I’ll miss it & anticipate the new set-up in a couple of months with anticipation.

Hope you’ll share it.

PS liked your reply Daniel.

PS: the collection is an excellent distraction when you wake up at xx hours in the morning still hung over & are looking for something to read, or to look back to you in the eye :)

Waow man! So many things in that little room!
I love your collection!!!!
Particularly the sculls! They are so cool!

Impatiente de voir la suite!

@ Cjorg2 – I agree with you buddy!

Love it. A lot of people spend more time setting up and dusting or organizing than actually reading. Keep up enjoying your collection. HH

Can’t wait to hear you have a new appartment for making new photos!!!

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