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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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Action figure Shelf Porn as big as the state of Rhode Island

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Welcome to Shelf Porn, your weekly look at a fan’s shelves. Today’s collection comes from Mike in Rhode Island, who shows us his many action figures, trade paperbacks and more.

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

And now here’s Dan …

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NYCC ’13 | Cuddle up with Itty Bitty Hellboy and Abe

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We’re living in a “Lil’ Golden Age,” as publishers have discovered the genius of comics creators Art Baltazar and Franco Aureliani.

After showing off their trademark style on the DC heroes in comics like Tiny Titans and Superman Family Adventures, the duo has been tapped to create fun new versions of Hellboy and Battlestar Galactica. The collaborators also have their own line of original characters, following a successful Kickstarter project.

The kid-friendly designs they’ve applied to comics also work pretty well as plush toys, something Dark Horse is jumping all over it introduces plush versions of Itty Bitty Hellboy and Abe Sapien.

No word yet on when you’ll be able to cuddle with Mike Mignola’s signature creations, but Tomopop can show you what they’ll look like.

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This Portuguese Shelf Porn features comics, original art and more

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Hello and welcome to Shelf Porn! Today’s shelves come from Roberto Alves from Madeira Island, an artist who sent us pictures of his comics, original art and more.

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

And now let’s hear from Roberto …

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DC Collectibles reveals New York Comic-Con exclusives

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DC Collectibles has revealed their con exclusives for October’s New York Comic-Con, which include a Super Best Friends Forever: Poison Ivy PVC Figure and an action figure two-pack featuring Green Lantern Hal Jordan and Blue Lantern Saint Walker.

Like the three Super Best Friends Forever figures released for San Diego, the Poison Ivy PVC Figure is designed by Lauren Faust and sculpted by Irene Matar. It measures approximately 6.625” tall and is priced at $24.95.

The DC Comics Super Heroes: Hal Jordan & Saint Walker Action Figure 2-pack is sculpted by Robert Lynders. This set is the latest in the 3.75” scale and is priced at $29.95.

Both items can be bought at the Graphitti Designs booth #755 at New York Comic-Con.

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A well-organized basement highlights this Shelf Porn

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Hello and welcome to Shelf Porn! Today’s shelves come from Gord in Calgary, who sent us pictures of his comics, statues and more during last June’s floods.

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

And now let’s hear from Gord …

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All hands on deck for one sailor’s Shelf Porn

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It’s the first Saturday in August, and what does that mean? Shelf Porn! Today’s shelves come from Willie, who shows us his comics, Lucha Libre masks and Hiro, the comic-guarding dog.

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

And now let’s hear from Willie.

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SDCC ’13 | Check out Hasbro’s Marvel figures display

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To show off their line of Marvel figures at the San Diego Comic Con this year, Hasbro went all out and create a huge “fight scene” diorama featuring Marvel characters of all shapes and sizes — including a few custom figures built specifically for the display. Justin Aclin, who does PR for Hasbro as his day job (by night — or, actually, by morning commute — he writes Star Wars and SHOOT First comics for Dark Horse), gave me a tour of the booth and told me that it took them five hours to put the display together.

Check out some shots of it, along with some of their other action figures, below.

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Galactus hungers for this week’s Shelf Porn

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Hello and welcome once again to Shelf Porn, our weekly peek at someone’s collection. Today we visit the home and shelves of Matt Page, who runs the Galactus website whencallsgalactus.com. It includes comics, original art, action figures and, oh yes, lots of Galactus.

If you’d like to submit your own collection to this feature, you can find the details at the end of this post.

And now let’s hear from Matt …

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Mattel fights rights claims by ‘He-Man’ minicomics writer

he-man and the power swordMattel hopes it has the power to tamp down claims by writer Donald Glut that he has a copyright stake in the original Masters of the Universe minicomics packaged with the action-figure line three decades ago.

In a lawsuit filed Friday in federal court in Los Angeles, and first reported by Courthouse News Service, the toymaker seeks a declaration that it is the sole owner of the lucrative multimedia franchise, asserting that Glut’s four stories were work for hire. Mattel refers to the writer’s claims of ownership as “both baseless and stale,” insisting the statute of limitations long ago expired.

According to the complaint, Glut was commissioned in 1981 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 told Glut what the toys could do and directed him to have the characters in the minicomics do these things as much as possible,” the document states). The company notes the writer acknowledged as recently as 2001 that the minicomics were work for hire for which he received neither credit nor royalties.

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Toys, art and Shatner highlight this design studio Shelf Porn

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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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