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The staircase leading up to the second level is our gallery of personalised stuff including a letter sent to me by Stan Lee (I wrote to him in the mid 1990s and, to my eternal gratitude, he was kind enough to respond) and convention sketches by Nicola Scott, Ethan Van Sciver, Brad Walker and Howard Chaykin. The idea is the gallery will expand with every convention we attend.

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Our kitchen, dining area and living room are all on the second floor. This is where our DVDs, trade paperbacks, novels, hardcovers and coffee table books live. It’s also home to our our statues, busts and maquettes. And, whenever I’m working on a story, Spider Jerusalem is always watching.

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Thanks for looking – hope you enjoyed our little stash.

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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.

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Loving all the Kyle Rayner love. He truly is the greatest Green Lantern.
Weird question, but do shelving units with glass doors keep dust out? It’s such a pain to have to re-do my set-ups everytime I clean.

I have so much love for Kyle as well..

And they made a SCUD: The Disposable Assassin toy?!? WHAAAA?

love all the transfomrers including you having not only unicrone but the legendary fortress maximus too. which was proably hard to get over there. and cool that you honor your grandmother by giving the micro machines their own shelve.

I love looking at the collections each week and this is so how I want mine to look like when I get fully organized. Gives me some great ideas on how to lay out the Transformers. Great mix of G1 and re-releases. Loved seeing Brave Maximus.

Also have to support the Kyle love, he was and is my Green Lantern too. The original art going up the hallway is a great look.

The best collection layout I’ve seen for a collection so far!

Boabiemenzies

June 7, 2014 at 3:31 pm

The original art up the stairs looks fab. Great collection!

Nice collection! Clean setup and doesn’t overwhelm the senses.

OMG!!! How old is that white robot and where did you get it from??! I had the same one in black when I was a kid and I was just thinking or dreaming about it a few days ago!

Love your collection!

Holy Hell! What a setup! I’ve restricted all my stuff to one room, but always wanted to use the whole house. I’m incredibly jealous of what you and your Canadian(smart choice!) wife have done! Although if she’s a Canucks fan, points are to be deducted!

@ian: The white robot is Magic Mike (http://www.theoldrobots.com/smallbot25.html). I still have mine, in gold! Though not operational any longer IIRC, but perhaps I will look into opening him up to clean him, put a new battery in and some oil and he will good to go!

…. if that was the white robot you were referring to.

RE: Ritch N. Yes they did make a Scud The Disposable Assassin toy, it was made by a now defunct company called Shocker Toys, who made a series called Indie Spotlight of various independent comic characters. I have the Scud figure, and the limited Sol variant.

I love everything about this collection. Thanks for sharing!

Nice article. I’d really like to contact the author Sean that the article is about. Could you put me in contact with him? I’d like to talk to him about his collection because of this article. Thanks

Fantastic collection, nice presentation.

Thank you, I a ma big Kyle Rayner fan as well.

@Johan: Yes, I was referring to the Magic Mike robot! I didn’t even know my robot had a name till you responded!!! Thanks a ton for sharing the link/info. I gave my robot to my cousin who ‘broke’ him within 2 days! Happy that you still have your little guy.

If only I could go back in time… I’d save ALL my toys and books!

Thanks, everyone, for the kind words and compliments. I’ve been wanting to share our collection here on Shelf Porn for ages and always ran out of time to get photos – it’s been a blast, taking you all through our stuff. And it’s wonderful to hear from so many other Kyle Rayner fans as well!

@catsmeow: We’ve lived in this house for more than two years now and, in that time, I’ve not had to open the glass cases for cleaning. You get the tiniest little bit of dust where the doors meet, but no more than a single fingertip’s width. It really is worth investing in the doors.

@RitchN and @Ryan: I tried ordering the Scud figure when it was first solicited years back, only to have my order cancelled when Shocker Toys had difficulties/went out of business/whatever it was that happened. Last year I found two Scud figures on eBay, so bought one for myself and another for a friend who’d become hooked on the series because of me.

@Veidt: Thank you! When it comes to arranging my Transformers I tend to follow the old Marvel comics series and group the ‘bots and ‘cons together in ways that evoke stories. And I’ve always preferred Brave Max’s colour scheme to the original Fort Max – it’s just more “Autobot” to me.

@ian and @Johan: So thrilled to hear from other people who had/have/love that robot! I’ve always said he’s my favourite non-TF robot. He was marketed here in Australia as “Tommy, the Atomic-Powered Robot” and had a fun little bump-n-go action. I had to gut my Tommy; his internal electrics melted down, so it was all I could do to save the shell. But he’ll always have a proud place in our collection.

@Shawn: Yeah, she’s a Canucks fan (as the signed Trevor Linden photo will attest) but I can forgive her that. The rest of her family follows the Habs, and I’ve decided to do the same (it’s best for my safety).

@Sandee: You can get in touch with me via my author’s website, http://www.facebook.com/seanfewster.

Thanks again, everyone, and especially to John for featuring our collection this week.

I had most of those toys as a kid and destroyed them! So many memories. The fact yours are in excellent condition makes your collection more impressive.

Great collection. Where did you get those shelves/ case for the transformers? I’ve been looking for something like that for my own collection.

Christopher Williams

June 9, 2014 at 10:17 am

Really nice collection, Sean. Thanks for sharing.

Oh wow, this looks so organized and neat. I’m not really into collecting action figures, but some of these are more of my taste.

That is one fine collection of Transformers! Love the cases, too. Very nice stuff!

Wow guys! That collection is fantastic, has my six year old son in awe! You guys have kids yet? haha, wait until they get to the age where he/she will insist to play with your collectables, at which point , the collectables will return to the state of a toy!! Lovely collection, thanks for sharing ;)

More compliments? You guys are too kind, thanks so much.

@Sergio: I’ve never understood why, but I was always very careful with my Transformers (as opposed to my Masters of the Universe toys, which were treated quite poorly). So I’m fortunate to have so many of my originals in good condition. As for the Star Wars toys: after everything my Nan went through to get them, I was obligated to play nicely with them :-D

@Herman: Would you believe they’re just standard IKEA “Billy” bookcases with matching glass doors? I was stunned by how well they worked out. Reasonably inexpensive, too.

@SomeoneNice: I totally agree with you there – sharing a collection with kids is a great feeling. Our daughter is 10, and she collects Marvel Super Hero Squad, DC Action League, Dtar Wars Galactic Adventures, Funko Pops, Monster High and the chibi-sized My Little Pony characters (her room is a wonder all its own). Our in-house rule has always been she can have access to, and play with, anything in the display cases provided she comes and asks us first. So when she needed a Unicron to attack her super heroes, down from the shelf he came… as did an Autobots crew to help stop him. We’ve had so much fun mixing and matching our toys.

John MacKeeman

June 13, 2014 at 7:29 pm

Very nice , I love your room . Totally jealous .

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