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Dangling Spidey, boxed Batman and more

If it’s Saturday, it must be Shelf Porn, and today’s collection comes from Troy Potter. Troy shows us his nicely displayed shelves of statues, trade paperbacks, toys and more.

If you’d like to submit your collection to Shelf Porn, scroll down to the end of the post to find out how. Now let’s hear from Troy …

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Well I should start off by saying my name is Troy, and I’ve been collecting books and toys and what-have-you, since around 2005. I’ve always loved comics before hand, I just didn’t have the means of getting my hands on any till then. Damn farm towns. So I started a small collection of tpbs when I went off to college, and amassed more when I moved out with my gf, into the apartment we have now. I’ve seen others displays on here and I have nowhere near the amount of some, but I think I have them displayed pretty well for what I have. Anyway, my setup here is along my one wall in my living room and wraps around to another for my DVDs and such. My girlfriend is pretty cool about having it in there, and says it adds to the character of the room. I’m slowly converting her.

The first shot here is the whole book display.

The second and third shots are each side by themselves.

Galactus watches over my oversized books, and odds and ends.

My second shelf down holds my DC stuff. Some of my DC books are on loan to my brother, but I’m not really a DC guy anyway.

You’ll see the bromances I have acquired on that shelf as well. Beetle and Booster & Nite Owl and Rorschach.

I really got into Vertigo. Probably my favorite imprint. And there are some titles that I still need to get that for whatever reason, haven’t. Like Sandman, Hellblazer, Moore’s Swamp Thing, Animal Man, and finishing Transmetropolitan and 100 Bullets.

I was Jesse Custer for Halloween one year and couldn’t live with out his famous lighter.

My bottom shelf is with my Image, Dark Horse, and Wildstorm stuff. As well as some odds and ends. My brother also has the other books of my Chew collection.

We move over to the right side top where my Ultimate collection is. My first trade was actually Ultimate Spider-Man vol. 1.

Here, Spider-Man is literally holding on to Venom’s hand. I don’t know how he stays like that, but it’s one of my favorite parts to my collection.

The next shelf down are Avengers books, and other Marvel titles.

The next shelf down from that are all the Marvel Event books starting from Avengers Disassembled till Siege. Guarded by a miniature Hall of Armor and the Megazord.

And the bottom shelf of the right side of the display are mini series and other books. And my brother’s gf wanted to borrow Marvel Zombies. Hence lack of the rest of Marvel Zombies.

Then we jump to a little display I have on the top of a cabinet. My Dad got me some Batman Black & Whites this last year for Christmas. I told him, “Thanks Dad, now I’m going to go broke getting the other ones I want.” He said, “You’re welcome.”

The last thing on my display are my DVDs and a few knick knacky toys. These are just my comic and heroic movies, that were taking up to much space other wise in our regular collection. And if my girlfriend can’t get to her copy of Under the Tuscan Sun, watch out.

So, I hoped you liked my little guided tour, and thanks for taking time to look at my stuff.

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Thanks Troy! If you’d like to see your collection featured here on Robot 6, here’s what you need to do:

1. Take some photos and save them as jpgs.
2. Write a little something about your collection
3. Send them to me in an email.

Some additional tips:

1. Although we don’t have a minimum or maximum limit on photos, usually 10-15 should suffice. They also don’t need to be huge, so if you can shrink them down so they are less than 1000 x 1000, that would be great. You can help make your collection look nice by being sure to focus, use the right lighting, dust your shelves beforehand, etc.
2. You can either write something up that’ll appear at the beginning of the post, or you can describe each item. Be sure to indicate where each image should be placed within your write-up, but don’t embed the images into a Word doc. Just put the file name in brackets where you want the image to appear.
3. When sending images using something like YouSendIt or DropBox, please keep in mind that I may not get to your submission for a month or more, so make sure you don’t delete them or that they won’t expire.
4. Please include your name (just your first name is fine) and location with your write-up.

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17 Comments

Awesome collection, you can really see you took the time to think things through instead of having just a deposit for thousands of books!

That Venom and Spidey figures look awesome that way!
You should probably get the rest of the Hellboy Library Editions though, you have the first one so you know how awesome they are.

Great work Troy! ;)

Nice collection, Troy!

cool display love using galactus as a bookend plus also spider man hanging from that venom statue

What venom/spider-man guys are those? I want to get them!

Nice collection dude : )

I literally tried to submit mine a couple of months ago but heard nothing back. Pity really as my collection had things like the first appearance of Wolverine, every single Adam Hughes DC Cover Girl and my Life Size TARDIS that I built

Mega Awesome Collection Troy !!! I Dig the Greatness and such a Passion of a collection like your and your brother’s although I’am not a DC Fan Only Batman is worth buying Dc comics and its because its Darker and some major story arcs are deeply grity ,it breaks from ordinary standars and it looks real ; now I’ll tell you I’m a huge Marvel Fan because of the inmense line of Characters and Stories, struggle with problems and there powers, I love your Venom grabbing Spidy and Galactus Awesome Stance , ILove those how to draw books of Marvel too ; keep the great work !

Nice collection. I love that your dad bought you one of your pieces. Cherish it forever and thank you for sharing!

nice! keep collecting!

Troy, I’m extremely impressed with the pics/set-up/collection/etc.

Noteworthy pieces in my opinion include: 1. BOTH Howard the Duck AND Darkman on DVD. Nice, bro. 2. Vertigo and Image shelves, those are some choice comics. 3. And the Bro-mance action figure arrangement… priceless.

Thanks for sharing.

Nice Collection! one question though, do your standing books get too heavy and tilt, and cause your bookends (toys) to fall over?

Looks like you have all the key trades. I didn’t see the first Secret Wars though. Grab that one if you can. I agree the Venom/Spidey is a nice touch.

Exquisite!

Well thanks Internet viewers! I’m pretty pleased with my collection as well. I’m glad all of you liked the Venom/Spider-Man display as much as I do. And I’ll try to answer some questions you may have had.

@dani – I believe the Venom was a Target exclusive, I don’t even know how long ago, and the Spider-Man just came from some Spider-Man movie toy pack. All I know is that he has several hundred dozen points of articulation. It’s ridiculous.

@DannyDarko – I bought Howard the Duck solely for the duck condom scene and the DVD was like 3 bucks, and Darkman 3 is actually better than Darkman 2. And that’s fact. I’m also surprised you didn’t mention the Batman XXX DVD I have on display.

@d192 – When I was setting up the display, yes they fell over all the damn time. But once I got all of the books up there, they stayed, and they haven’t moved since.

@MikeK – I know I have Secret Wars now that you mention it. I need to have a library card system or something. I’m always loaning out books.

Very nicely displayed. Well done indeed.

Hi there,

Nice display. Like the good mix of action figures. Specially the Galactus figure I am a huge fan of silver surfer. I wanted to know what batman action figure you have on the shelf.

Thank you

@grundy – I think you’re talking about the one on my DC shelf. I think I got him at Toys ‘R’ Us, like 5 or 6 years ago. He may have been an exclusive there. I’ve never seen him anywhere else.

Okay sweet thanks for the information.

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