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Shelf Porn | Another ‘spin’ through Rich’s collection


Happy Saturday and welcome to Shelf Porn. Today we take our second look through Rich’s shelves, who first submitted them a couple years ago and asked for recommendations on how to display his Hot Toys … and now you can see what he ultimately did with them.

If you’d like to see your collection featured here, you can find details on how to do that at the end of this post.

And now here’s Rich …

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Shelf space is the final frontier in this week’s Shelf Porn


Living in Northern California I can relate to the “I need more space” dilemma. When comic and video game creator Harold Sipe moved from Brooklyn to North Carolina, he found himself with a lot more room to display his collection. In today’s edition of Shelf Porn, Harold shares his collection of comics, action figures and more, with a heavy dose of Star Trek, Star Wars and spinner racks.

If you’d like to share your collection here on Robot 6, you can find details on how to do that at the end of the post.

And now let’s hear from Harold:

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‘Super Boys’ author makes his Marvel, Micronauts and more


It’s a bird, it’s a plane … it’s Shelf Porn!

Today we head to the hometown of Superman’s creators to check out the collection of Brad Ricca, the author of Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster — The Creators of Superman (St. Martin’s Press, 2013). Despite being the author of a book about the creators of Superman, Brad tells us he is “a Marvel guy, through and through,” as he shows off his collection of Marvel Universe figures.

Check out his collection below, and you can find details on how to submit your own collection at the end of the post.

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Toys, art and Shatner highlight this design studio Shelf Porn


Hello and welcome once again to Shelf Porn, where fans send us pictures of their collections. Today’s shelves come from Kevin Brennan, who shows us the interior of Build Studio in Calgary, which is decorated with toys, graphic novels and more.

If you’d like to see your own shelves featured here on Robot 6, check out our submission instructions and guidelines.

And now let’s hear from Kevin …

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Rich shows us his spinner rack, statues, Moebius and more

Happy January and welcome to Shelf Porn. You’ve got shelves, we’ve got a blog … and then the magic happens. Today Rich shows us his collection of statues, graphic novels, animation cels and a pretty awesome Batman sketch by Moebius.

If you’d like to see your collection here, drop me an email at jkparkin@yahoo.com with a brief write-up and some jpgs.

And now here is Rich …

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Six 2012 Shelf Porn submissions I envy

Our Shelf Porn feature almost died from natural causes earlier this year. It wasn’t because we wanted it to die, but after four years, the submission well began to dry up. Could we have reached a point where everyone who wants to show off their shelves has shown off their shelves? I thought. You always hear about this limited number of comic collectors out there in the world, so maybe, statistically speaking, we’d hit critical mass on the subset of that number who own cameras or like to take pictures or read the site or whatever.

It wasn’t the first time we’d seen submissions slow down, but there was enough of a gap between February and July that I thought maybe that was it. But you can’t keep a good Shelf Porn down, it seems; over the past few months, we’ve had a bit of a resurgence in submissions. In fact, I think I have enough submissions to make it through the end of January. So thanks to everyone who submitted this year and kept it from going the way of the dinosaur.

With it being the end of the year and all, I wanted to look back at the year in Shelf Porn, and as I started going through the ones we’ve posted here, it occurred to me that a lot of them had some defining element that really jumped out at me–usually in the realm of “Man, I wish I had one of those!” So instead of doing a “best of” list, I thought I’d focus in on six 2012 submissions that made me envious …

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