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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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Deadpool’s driving a taco truck to Comic-Con

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The only thing better than one Deadpool is six Deadpools, right? (Hey, I could be a Marvel editor!) And the only thing better than six Deadpools? Tacos. This summer attendees at Comic-Con International in San Diego will have the chance to buy the Deadpool Corps. wrapped in a taco-truck package at the Hasbro booth.

Marvel.com reports that the 3.75-inch Marvel Universe figures of Deadpool, Lady Deadpool and Champion of the Universe Deadpool will come with figurines of Kidpool, Dogpool and Squirrelpool, packaged in individual “taco shells” and stuffed inside a taco truck. After the con, a limited number will be available for sale at the online Hasbro toy shop.

Check out the packaging below.

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More Shelf Porn from Greece

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We journeyed to Greece last week to check out the shelves submitted by Chris Makro, so let’s stay another week and check out another collection. Today’s submission comes from Theodoros, who shows us shelves filled with comics, graphic novels, action figures and more.

If you’d like to see your collection featured right here on Robot 6, check out all the details and send it in.

And now here’s Theodoros …

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Shelf Porn from a fan in frosty Bangor, Maine

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If it’s Saturday, it must be time for Shelf Porn! Today’s shelves come from Kris in Bangor, Maine, who shares his shelves filled with graphic novels, action figures and more. On one shelf he has his DC figures, and on the shelf next to it are his Marvel figures, separated only by a small gap. If they ever decided to cross that gap … madness! (I watched Toy Story 2 last night with my son, so I can only imagine what those figures are getting up to at night).

If you’d like to submit your collection, find out how to do that by going here.

And now let’s hear from Kris …

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A parlor of comics highlights this edition of Shelf Porn

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Welcome to Shelf Porn, where every Saturday we invade a fan’s home to show you their stuff. Today’s shelves belong to Curt, who shares not only his parlor filled with comics and other stuff, but also his wife’s Nightmare Before Christmas collection.

Wanna show off your stuff? Check out all the details on how to submit your own collection right here.

And now let’s hear from Curt …

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Comics dad shares his son’s ‘The Brave & the Bold’ room

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One of the many great things about being a parent is getting to share your interests with your kids. Keven Gardner, publisher of 12 Gauge Comics, has gotten to do just that, which has resulted in a pretty awesome room for his son. Keven was kind enough to share some pictures of the room, which has a Batman: The Brave & the Bold theme. Check it out below as Keven walks you through it!

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A picture’s worth a thousand words in this Shelf Porn collection

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Hello and welcome to Shelf Porn, our weekly look into the homes of comic fans around the world. Today’s Shelf Porn comes from Louie, a man of few words, but a whole lot of shelves. “I love seeing how people store and display their collections so I thought I’d share mine,” he said in his email.

You can find out how to submit your collection to Shelf Porn right here. And now take a look at Louie’s collection …

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It’s some work, all play in this Shelf Porn office

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Hello and welcome to Shelf Porn, where fans share their collections with us. Today’s shelves come from Tom, who shows us his home office and his action figures, trades, toys and more.

To find out how to submit your own collection, click here.

And now let’s hear from Tom …

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Peer pressure leads to more Swiss Shelf Porn

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In December we featured the collection of Fran from Lausanne, Switzerland for the second time, and you’d think that after two rounds of Shelf Porn he would be done. But not so! Today we’re posting pictures of the collection of Fran’s friend Daniel, who had his arm twisted by Fran to submit to the feature. Keep it up, Fran — we could always use more Shelf Porn!

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Dangling Spidey, boxed Batman and more

If it’s Saturday, it must be Shelf Porn, and today’s collection comes from Troy Potter. Troy shows us his nicely displayed shelves of statues, trade paperbacks, toys and more.

If you’d like to submit your collection to Shelf Porn, scroll down to the end of the post to find out how. Now let’s hear from Troy …

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Tony goes crazy for comics, Star Wars and more

Happy Saturday and welcome to Shelf Porn, where fans show us their collections. Today’s very clean, well-lit room belongs to Tony from the website Crazy4ComicCon.com. Tony shares his collection of statues, movie posters and more.

If you’d like to submit your collection to Shelf Porn, scroll down to the end of the post to find out how. Submissions have been coming in like gangbusters over the last couple weeks, along with lots of quetsions about how to submit … so I’ve provided a few tips and guidelines as well.

And now here is Tony …

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Scottish woman has 4,482-item Smurf hoard, still doesn’t beat U.K. record

Karen Bell, with part of her collection (the Daily Mail)

We’ve all marveled at the photos submitted to “Shelf Porn,” the regular feature on ROBOT 6 showcasing frequently envy-inducing collections of comic books and related memorabilia that as often as not spill off of shelves and walls to consume entire rooms. Well, now meet 37-year-old Karen Bell of Ayrshire, Scotland, whose lifelong love of the Smurfs has led her to spend £20,000 (nearly $32,000) on Peyo’s little blue creatures.

“It amazes me that I’ve spent around £20,000 on the collection,” she tells the Daily Mail, “but to be honest, with the amount I have, I’m surprised it’s not more.”

The collection, which began at age 6 with a single toy, has grown to 4,482 items, including 930 two-inch PVC figures (she buys duplicates from other countries because of the differences in packaging), 70 buildings and playsets, 145 books, comics, videos and DVDs, 130 badges, and 50 bath and beauty products. It takes up an entire room in her house, and her husband has drawn the room there. Well, mostly.

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Five-star shelves from 4-Star Studios

For ROBOT 6’s fourth-anniversary celebration, I wanted to find some special Shelf Porn, and luckily I remembered that Tim Seeley of Hack/Slash, Revival and ExSanguine (among others) fame had mentioned he might be willing to share some with us a few months ago (around the time I interviewed him for our Robot Roulette feature). So I dropped a note to Tim, who grabbed his camera and started snapping pictures at the studio he shares with several other comic creators. So big thanks to Tim and the rest of the folks at 4-Star Studios!

If you have some shelves of comics, action figures or other related collectibles you’d like to show off, send me a write-up and some jpgs at jkparkin@yahoo.com.

And now here’s Tim:

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