Axel-In-Charge: Navigating the "Civil War II" Landscape, Bringing DMC to Marvel
Next up is my Castle Grayskull display. I am a late collector in this line and really got into it after purchasing the Castle in late 2013 from Mattel. I already had He-Man and Skeletor but the castle felt so empty without the most powerful man in the universe’s friends and foes. I have been ordering a few from Matty Collector, eBay or Amazon. Just recently got Netossa, one of the She-Ra figures.
Next is my wife and mine’s DVD/Blu-ray collection. The tower to the left is mostly movies and live action box sets. The one on the right is all 1950s-90s cartoon box sets. I am a huge fan of 1980s cartoons and have just about all the ones released so far such as He-Man, Transformers, G.I. Joe and even rare obsure ones like Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors and Galaxy High School. Some of these are out of print. I have been collecting these since I got my first DVD player in 2001.
I also have a “few” toys on my desk such as the Batman ’66, DC Universe Classics and Star Wars Black Series figures. Also have a 1998 Voltron die-case figure, and the three US Masterpiece seeker jets, Starscream, Thundercracker and Skywarp.
I am a movie fan of course and have a few reproduction posters of Vertigo, Forbidden Planet and King Kong. Also have Arthur Adams’ Avengers Classic #1 cover and Joe Quesada Invincible Iron Man #1 posters.
This is just some of my collection that I have on display. I keep a lot of in storage since there is no room to put it all out. I have bins of action figures mostly DC Universe Classics and Marvel Legends as well as all my vintage ones.
I also have over 5200 comic books. I have been collecting comics since the early 1990s. I started wtih Archie’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures, then moved on to Superman after he died, then started reading Uncanny X-Men and X-Men and have every issue printed since 1993’s Uncanny X-Men #300 and X-Men #18. I have collected countless back issues of the major DC and Marvel titles. I currently have 419 issues of Uncanny X-Men from volume 1-the current volume. 193 issues of Avengers, 180 issues of Action Comics, 160 issues of X-Men, 150 issues of Iron Man and 132 issues of Superman. So the majority of my comic book collection are Avengers, X-Men and Superman related.
I currently read: Uncanny X-Men, All-New X-Men, Amazing X-Men, Avengers, Uncanny Avengers, Captain Marvel, She-Hulk and Aquaman.
My most valuable comics are on my wall. I have a copy of Iron Man and Sub-Mariner #1 (1968), Iron Man #1 (1968) and Uncanny X-Men #137 (1980).
I have been collecting these metal signs for a bit too and have been adding one a month. I plan to wall my entire garage with them.
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 up a little something about your collection.
3. Send them to me in an email. Please put the text into an email and attach the images as separate files; don’t embed them into a Word doc. Uploading them to Dropbox or a similar service also works.