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Superman, Batman and Green Hornet highlight this New Year’s Shelf Porn

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Happy New Year and welcome to Shelf Porn! Today’s collection features the return of Ed from the Los Angeles area, as he shows us his Superman, Batman and Green Hornet collectibles.

If you’d like to share your collection with us, you can find all the details on how to do that right here.

And now here’s Ed …

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Since I first shared photos of my “Bat-Shelf” last April, I have made some major additions, which I’d like to share now.

First, I’ve added some nice metal wall hangings of Action Comics #1, Detective Comics #27, and the 1966 Batmobile, along with a collage on canvas (done by a close family friend) of Captain America #109.

Then, I built the “Farewell to Kryptonite” Superman model. I’ve customized this model by adding a custom built base (from http://hdamodelworx.com/), which includes an MP3 player with a remote control and an SD memory card. The MP3 player plays the opening theme from the TV series “The Adventures of Superman” (starring George Reeves), then the opening theme song from “Superman, the Movie” (starring Christopher Reeve), followed by the opening theme from “Lois & Clark, The New Adventures of Superman” (starring Dean Cain & Teri Hatcher), and the closing theme of the George Reeves TV series, plus the first 35 episodes of the original radio show from the 1930’s! The front of the base bears the Superman logo. This is a waterslide decal, which I made with my inkjet printer. The power switches on the side of the base opposite the MP3 player are labeled with decals that I made, too. The first switch lights up the giant “S” shield from beneath and energizes the MP3 player. The second switch lights up the Kryptonite chains (because we all know that Kryptonite glows green!), and the third switch fires up Superman’s red heat vision!

Next, I’ve added the 6″ figure of Batgirl, and a working 1:6 scale Bat Signal (created by a friend with his 3-D printer).

Then, I was able to add the 1:18 scale model car that I have waited 50 years to get my hands on. Yes, Auto Art has produced a fantastic replica of the 1966 Black Beauty! I added lights to this one, too. Green headlights and red taillights, naturally. Then I added a Hornet emblem to the TV screen attached to the dashboard and put a Red-Green-Blue LED light behind the screen. There are two interior dome lights, one white (for normal operations) and one green (for stealth mode), which can be illuminated individually or together. Then, I drilled a hole through the scanner rising out of the trunk, so that I could put a fiber optic tube inside to light up the clear green bulb on top. By replacing the wheel on the bottom of the scanner with one custom cast in clear green resin, I have also made the wheel light up! And notice that by leaving the fiber optic tube a little long I have made the scanner appear to be hovering above the trunk of the car (the scanner is not glued in place, so it will spin on the fiber optic tube, too!). The back wall of my display case bears the 6″ diameter Hornet emblem decal I inkjet printed. The base holds the custom nameplate I made and two strips of yellow LED tape angled to highlight the model and the rear wall decal. I was able to find a 1:18 scale figure of Bruce Lee as Kato online. The Green Hornet figure I made, using the head from a Carl’s Jr kidsmeal figure from the 2011 movie and the body of a Buffy the Vampire Slayer figure. This worked so well that I added figures to my 1940 Black Beauty, too.

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HOLY CRAP!!! This is FREAKIN FANTASIC work!!! I’d give anything for the Superman/Kryptonite piece. Such detailed work and LOVE the description of everything you did! This is by far the best “Shelf Porn” display I’ve seen. EXCELLENT work!

Nice, especially the Superman/Kryptonite (homage) figure.

holly crap talk about really wanting to have one collection shine from a light up bat signal to superman using some of his powers for real. plus black beughty with real lighs immpresive

Oh, wow.

Just… wow. So unique, so beautiful, so amazing. Well done on making an incredible collection even more breathtaking!

Thanks, guys! Your praise means a lot.

You have some of the most unique stuff I’ve ever seen. Very cool.

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