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A massive collection of comics, action figures and … squirrels!

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Hello and welcome to Shelf Porn! Today Corey shares his “nerd cave” with us, where he houses his comics, artwork, an ungodly number of action figures and more — including a shelf that would make Squirrel Girl proud.

If you’d like to share your collection with us, you can find details at the end of this post.

Now let’s hear from Corey …

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Yeti Press publisher shows us his shelves, art and, yes, Yeti!

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If you’re guessing the guy who co-founded Yeti Press would have a bunch of Yeti on his shelves, you’d be right. But that’s not all he has, as RJ Casey drops by to hsow us his graphic novels, original art and much more.

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 RJ …

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Mattel wins fight with comics writer over He-Man rights

he-man and the power swordIn the battle over the copyrights to the original Masters of the Universe minicomics, it’s Mattel that has the power of Grayskull.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a federal judge last week sided with the toymaker in its 2013 lawsuit against writer Donald Glut, who claimed he created the characters in 1981, owns the copyrights and merely licenses them to Mattel (a license, he said, that would expire in 2016).

The company insisted Glut was commissioned to write “He-Man and the Power Sword,” “The Vengeance of Skeletor,” “Battle in the Clouds” and “King of Castle Grayskull” and to create backstories for He-Man and other characters under the direction of the toymaker. Mattel noted the writer acknowledged as recently as 2001 that the minicomics were work for hire for which he received neither credit nor royalties. Besides, the toymaker argued, if there were any confusion about the rights, Glut had a legal obligation to come forward years ago.

Glut’s attorneys countered that his delay wasn’t unreasonable, as he believed his claim fell within the termination period stipulated by U.S. copyright law. But Mattel insisted that because the minicomics were work for hire, Glut never owned the copyright to be able to license or terminate it.

Glut, who wrote the novelization of The Empire Strikes Back, also penned episodes of such animated series as Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, The Transformers and Centurions, as well as issues of Marvel’s Captain America, Conan Saga, The Invaders. Kull the Destroyer and The Savage Sword of Conan.

Time for Yoda Shelf Porn it is

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Happy Saturday and welcome to Shelf Porn. Today’s collection comes all the way from Dagobah — “where it bubbles all the time like a giant carbonated soda” — as Joey Endres shares his collection of Yoda toys, statues and more.

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 Joey.

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

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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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Joker, Terminator, Bruce Lee and more toy around on photo blog

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An enterprising fan of genre entertainment and toys has posted some highly entertaining photos of his many toys living out their lives as miniature representations of their famous, largely fictitious, counterparts. The Tumblr VSE OK features miniature photo stories of The Terminator, Bruce Lee, Joker, Spider-Man, Hulk, Scarface and more as they go on crazy, occasionally NSFW, misadventures in a larger world.

The photos range from charming and funny to disturbing and gruesome, so approach with caution.

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This collection grew from Muggles to Marvel

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What started as a collection of Harry Potter merchandise has grown well beyond that into comics, video games and much more — but that doesn’t mean you won’t find a Sorting Hat in the pictures below.

“I started collecting seriously when I was about 11,” says Jordan from Southern California, who is now 24. “I bought my first piece of Harry Potter merchandise, and I was committed. Up until about six months ago, my main collection could be considered a small museum of HP collectibles. Though since the books and movies have ended, I made the hard decision to move on from that and packed up 90 percent of it to be put into storage. I am now finally able to fully display my other interests and hobbies, and I hope you enjoy my new collection display as much as I do.”

Check out pictures and video of her comics, books, toys and collectibles below.

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Help make the ‘Assault on Wayne Manor’ LEGO set a reality

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So there’s this LEGO crowdsourcing site I just learned about this week called LEGO Cuusoo where:

1. Fans submit their own fantasy LEGO sets.
2. Other fans vote on them if they think they are cool.
3. LEGO actually reviews all the submissions that receive 10,000 votes and decide if they want to pursue it as an actual LEGOS set.
4. The person who came up with the idea, if it gets turned into a real LEGO set, gets a percentage of sales.

People submit all kinds of LEGO creations, from models of the Apple Store to Legend of Zelda sets (which unfortunately didn’t pass muster when reviewed by LEGO — you can see recent review results here). And of course, there are some comic-inspired projects, not the least of which is this very awesome Assault on Wayne Manor playset.

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Is there an X-Man in the house?

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A love for the X-Men and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turned into a lifelong hobby for Jason Klein, a New York doctor who shares his home office with us today. Check out his collection, which includes several crochet pieces made by his wife, below.

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Image, BOOM! top 2013 Gem Awards as publishers of the year

diamond gem awardsImage Comics and BOOM! Studios were voted Best Comic Book Publishers of the Year in their respective divisions in the 2013 Diamond Gem Awards.

DC Entertainment led with six awards, including Top Dollar Comic of the Year for Superman Unchained #1, with Dark Horse closed behind with five wins, including Original Graphic Novel of the Year for Hellboy: The Midnight Circus hardcover. Marvel earned honors for Top Dollar Comic Book Publisher of the Year and Comic Book of the Year (Under $3), for The Superior Spider-Man #1 NOW!

Other winners include Archie Comics’ Afterlife with Archie #1 for Comic Book of the Year (Under $3), Top Shelf Productions’ March: Book One for Indie GN of the Year, and Image Comics’ East of West for Best New Comic Book Series. The complete list can be found below.

Nominees were selected by a panel of Diamond Comic Distributors product specialist based on their impact on the industry (for the vendors), and sales performance and quality (for the products). The winners were then chosen by direct market retailers.

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Duane in Calif. gets a piece of the action (figures)

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Duane in Orange County, Calif. is a man of action — action figures, that is.

“I have always had toys, but growing up I couldn’t have nearly as much as I wanted,” he said. “… Now, when I want something, I seek it out furiously. Unfortunately, as I get older the collectibles that I want get more and more expensive.”

Check out his collection of action figures — Power Rangers, Doctor Who, DC Comics, Avengers and more — below.

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Eleven-year-old shows us her Martian Manhunter collection

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If you did a Venn diagram of 11-year-old girls and J’onn J’onzz collectors, it’s very likely the intersection would be sparse — but it wouldn’t be completely empty. Brad from Vermont — the “Green” state — recently shared some pictures of his daughter Taryn’s Martian Manhunter collection.

“She is a fiend for the hero,” her father told us. “She is the only 11-year-old girl who wears Martian Manhunter shirts to school. None of her friends know who he is but think her collection is cool.”

Check out her collection below.

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Quadruple your fun with four submissions in today’s Shelf Porn

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We’ve said before here on Shelf Porn that it isn’t the size of the collection that matters, only the passion of the person submitting it. Sometimes it’s also not about the number of pictures submitted, either. With that in mind, here are four collections I’ve received recently that had a lot to say in a few images.

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A small but growing collection from Kentucky

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Hello and welcome to Shelf Porn! Typically the collections we showcase here are fairly well-established, submitted by fans who have been growing them for quite awhile. Today’s collection, however, from Trevor in Kentucky, is still in its infancy, as he shows us his graphic novels, toys and more.

If you would like to submit your collection for consideration, please check out the submission guidelines, which I’ve updated recently.

And now here is Trevor …

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He with the most toys wins in this week’s Shelf Porn

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This week’s featured collection is from Marshall Julius, an entertainment journalist in Kent, England. He shows us his massive collection of action figures, books, toys and much more.

If you’d like to see your collection featured here on Shelf Porn, check out the submission instructions.

And now let’s hear from Marshall …

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