Spark Extractor's Collection

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  1. Spark Extractor

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    First4Figures Castlevania Simon Belmont Statue

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    Mezco One:12 Collective Popeye

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    Mezco One:12 Collective Homecoming Homemade Suit Spiderman

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    Got a custom stand for Popeye that looks great. thanks to Cocoboloboy from Sideshowfreaks!

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    Sideshow Premium Format Wonder Woman. Beautiful statue!

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    MPM-7 Bumblebee and G1 Reissue Bumblebee.

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    Your batman tas display is beautiful!
     
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    Your style of displaying is great! Less is best, in my book, too. And the white definitely captures the details.

    Are those shelves you have the Transformers MP's, comic characters, and (mostly) Batman figs/statues on still available at Walmart? What is the height and width of the shelf?

    Also, can you tell us your process of doing the lights on your Batman shelves, please? It looks like you used LED strips and put them BEHIND the frame. What wattage and colour brightness did you use? Brand, style? It looks like it's sufficient to light up the entire rectangle, which is great.

    Thanks for your time!
     
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    Thanks!

    The shelves are actually ikea Hemnes shelves.
    $150 each. HEMNES Bookcase - black-brown - IKEA
    The dimensions are:
    Exterior = 35 3/8" wide X 14 5/8" deep X 77 1/5" high.
    Interior = 33 3/4" wide X 11 5/8 deep X 70" high (34 1/5" top half --- 35 1/5 bottom half)
    You can buy versions of these shelves with glass doors as well, but they cost twice as much and I feel the frames on the doors cover too much viewing area. I plan on making custom doors in the future.
    HEMNES Glass-door cabinet - white stain - IKEA

    The exact lights are: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MHLIFO...olid=15PE1X46AHD3Q&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
    I like the Daylight White because they don't have the yellow/orange color or the blue color that other types of LED lights have.
    They have an adhesive backing that I only have applied to the inside top of the shelves and then I just let them hang down the sides. They are just around the inside of the frame. The bottom shelf of the Hemnes is removable, so the lights easily go through the bottom without having to drill holes. They fit in between the shelves and frame on the interior with no problems. I didn't have to make any modifications to the bookcases.

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    Also, I have the LED's hooked up to a remote switch so I can turn them all on from my desk. It comes in real handy so you don't have to run around the room plugging everything in all the time.
    I used these to do that: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N5JSAH...olid=15PE1X46AHD3Q&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

    Hope that helps.
     
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    That's awesome! Thank you for that info. I hope to take some ideas and apply to my collection one day. Feedback is crucial - there are so many cool ideas on shelving and lighting, but I need to know the pros and cons of each so I can make an informed decision on what works for me.

    Best of luck with your collecting!
     
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    Martian Manhunter 1/6 statue by Tweeterhead.

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    Finally after a long drought, a new transformer. Looking forward to more from 3A and the upcoming MP's.

    3A DLX Bumblebee

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