Turbine027: Complete US G1 Collection + Euro/Japanese!!!

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  1. Turbine027

    Turbine027 Boys or Toys? BOTH!

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    WHYYYYYY PHOTBUCKET WHHHHYYYYY??!

    I'm working on it :( 


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    Welcome guys! I want to share the current state of my life-long collecting journey!

    The primary display is my "Then and Now" Masterpiece and G1 figures, then it kinda fades into European / Japanese Exclusives, G2, Machine Wars then beyond!

    [Post 1] Current Display Main Shot
    [Post 2] Old Displays Main Shots (The Journey)
    [Post 3] Work in Progress Shots of Current Display
    [Post 4] Close - Ups of Current Display

    Enjoy :D 

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    Right Side:
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    Back Wall:
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  2. Turbine027

    Turbine027 Boys or Toys? BOTH!

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    My collection has grown, been in storage, and taken on many forms along the way, here're a few snapshots of its long life...

    I was born in 1984, so I grew up collecting G2 and Beastwars:
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    Back in the days of News Groups and the starting of eBay, my parents helped my hunt down various G1 figures for each holiday:
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    Eventually I got my first adult apartment and started a real display:
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    I replaced everything with black IKEA Billy shelves:
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    And on April 11th, 2009 I finally completed my G1 Collection with Thunderwing:
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    That same collection traveled with me to my next apartment, where it got displayed again, flat, and with new European and Japanese additions:
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    Then I downsized into a tiny apartment to save up for a down payment on a house, and this happened:
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    I did eventually setup a shelf for my Masterpiece figures:
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    And now, after a long construction process, our house is complete and here we are in its current form:
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  3. Turbine027

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    Here are some progress shots as I setup the current display :) 

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  4. Turbine027

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    Close-Ups of the shelves:

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  5. avenged9

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  6. clintfca

    clintfca G1 Inspired

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    I don't see a .... wait, nevermind there is it ;)  just kidding

    It's a very impressive collection, and nice Billy bookcase setup to boot :thumbs2: 
     
  7. Turbine027

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    Thanks, Ikea and Target pretty much dominate my apartment living!

    I've contemplated selling off all my Beastwars -> Modern collections minus a few key favorites and Masterpiece figures simply because I have no room to display them... And as much as the plastic crack addict inside of me will deny it, I think at a certain point it's just over kill lol
     
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    I really like how you have this set up. It certainly gives me some ideas :) 
     
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    TWINTURBO Mandiprime97's badass :)

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    AWESOME , looks great
     
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    impressive
     
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    very nice collection
    some very rare things you have
    what kind off japanese megatron do you have ?
     
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    very nice, I like how you seperated things too. very Spock like
     
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    Great looking collection!
     
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    Very very cool. I loves me some G1.
     
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    Thanks! That's actually the eHobby reissue Megaplex...figured he fit in better on the foreign side :D 
     
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    :lol  Yes, yes indeed... A lot of unnecessary thought went into how I sorted them out :thumb 
     
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    very nice
     
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    Seriously nice set-up. And the sheer volume of figures is staggering. That is impressive as hell that you have the entire G1 lineup. I don't think many people actually are able to get them all. Very nice!!!
     
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    Awesome collection dude, but I gotta say....DUST THAT SHIT!!!
     
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    Thanks! I've been at it since my parents bought me Computron when I was 5, to about 2 years ago when I finally tracked down a reasonable Thunderwing to finish the G1 collection. About a 20 year process :lol 

    The Euro and Japanese guys are a much slower process however, as I have taken to finding junker pieces and refurbishing them instead of paying the CRAZY prices they command ;) 


    LMAO...I know, I know! They get a full, all toys removed, shelves and figures properly dusted about once a year...it's getting close to that time now actually. It'll give me an excuse to re-photograph with better lighting too.

    I'm thinking I should also invest in some Dusting Spray :D 
     

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