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

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  1. Turbine027

    Turbine027 Boys or Toys? BOTH!

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    In my old apartment I used to display them on the black Billy bookcases (it was just my G1 display)... and they were still great ... but seeing the figures on white as well as replacing the removable shelves with glass made all the difference!!

    I originally was going to custom build shelving to fit the room but found the IKEA options fit well enough ... plus I was eager to get it all setup!

    it’s crazy to think now that people look at my setup with the same awe I have had for other rooms over the years. I find the art of curating/planning the display almost as satisfying as the figures themselves. I’ve been a shelf-crammer over the years for sure, but I’d rather pair down than stuff now :D 
     
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    Chrisola Solid crotch ratchet

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    Oh for sure, white bookcases work so well! Transformers have so many cool colours that a white background just works. And Ikea is great too, very reasonable $!!!!

    My USA bucket list:

    - Vegas
    - San Dimas
    - Alamo Dratfthouse cinema
    - Ed Roman's guitars
    - Santa Barbara (although she came back to UK...)
    - Your collection

    :D 
     
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  3. Turbine027

    Turbine027 Boys or Toys? BOTH!

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    you’re in luck, we have tons of those Alamo Draft House Cinemas and similar chains nearby :lol 
     
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  5. Turbine027

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    Just to chronicle progress in the room, enough new figures have come out since the last go around to do new shelf shots throughout (updated on the first page)

    Notably, there’s now a set of tables in the center of the floor that currently house duplicate MP figures (from 3P to official upgrades or MP+ replacements) but only for S1 and Movie bots.

    Eventually when HasLab Unicron gets here I’ll play with a final setup for this area, but for now I just filled it in :D 

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    Added several BW MP’s since last update ... clearly the Predicons need some more love:

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    I rearranged the G2 and RID sections to look a little better and accommodate the rest of the main cast figures:

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    I did a bit of a “diagonal staggering” effect in several areas of the display instead of just side by side, some quick examples:

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    and lastly I transformed all the micro masters and I think I like them better this way :lol 

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  6. ThatGuyCalledBlaster

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    Said it before and i'll say it again, this is like a dream, haha.

    Amazing collection, my guy! While i'm all in on MP and CHUG IDW stuff and not OG 80s G1 toys, still just as mesmerizing to see them all together in a beautiful display!
     
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    I'll say it again and again, your collection is my favorite that I can find on the internet and within this fandom. I use your Collection Showcase as a visual reference at least once a week :) 
     
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  8. Turbine027

    Turbine027 Boys or Toys? BOTH!

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    That’s pretty awesome and I appreciate you sharing that! Can I ask why so frequently it gets referenced? Just curious :) 
     
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    I appreciate the way you have them grouped. Even by photos. For instance, if I would like to see all the Masterforce Decepticons together-- i just check your collection. All the Autobot Turbomasters? Boom, your collection. G2 figures only? No problem.

    I find a lot of collectors tend to lump everything together and, to me, it turns into a big mess. When I see your collection I feel like it's a visual evolution of TF engineering at a glance.
     
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    Makes total sense! And 100% that was my general plan when I designed the room ... the kinds of details that I can even point out to random people that “kinda” know TF ... like: Here’s where they went gimmick happy (HM/TM/PM) ... where they went to copy MOTU (Pretenders) GIJoe (Action Masters) and Micromachines (Micromasters) etc ... You want to see what happened when Transformers died in the US and Japan kept it going? BAM!

    The whole room was set to physically evolve from the center of the room/display and work its way around the walls chronologically all the way to the back “timeline” wall and be as symmetrical as physically possible for the Autobot/Decepticon sides ... problem is I still have movie figures, titanium, etc that don’t have a home but hey, there’s only so much space and something had to go :lol 
     
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    Couple of collection updates!

    A wonderful member helped me out by offering his spare FT Astrotrain at cost, and finally helped me fill an important gap in the main display!!

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    Along with the completion of XTB Menasor, the Decepticon side is essentially done!

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    I also played around with some of the movie bots and switched up the shelves/risers because I think it looks less cluttered this way:

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    After:

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    Honestly now I’m just really excited for Haslab Unicron to make his way to the room so I can play with that center display area!!
     
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    That's one of the sweetest G1/MP setups I've seem. Gorgeous collection and love how you have it organized. Well done sir.
     
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    Wowsers! very impressive
     
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    I'm still waiting for the head/target/power masters from MT....... T_T~~~
     
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    I truly thought that AT LEAST the other 2 Headmasters would get made … still holding out hope but not relying on it either :( 
     
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    Turbine027 Boys or Toys? BOTH!

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    Time for a few updates, including uploading the most recent collection pics to the first page! :D 

    Biggest addition (quite literally) has been HasLab Unicron:

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    Had some fun taking a few pics:

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    He currently lives in the center of the collection with my alt mode S1/Movie display … I’m sure at some point I’ll do something far more fancy with this space :) 

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    I finally picked up a KO of MP44 to replace my main Prime in the display:

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    I also restructured a couple of shelves to make the main display have all shelves on the left and right at the same height:

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    A couple other places I played with the setup as well to balance it out visually:

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    The most recent thing I’ve been messing with (and collection photos on the first page reflect this) is trying to decide if I like the MP figures more posed or like statues :lol 

    The crazy thing is that generally a well posed figure is always preferred, but I still can’t tell if for a side by side museum-like display that the posing looks better or worse … hmmm

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    Full main-shot with the posing as opposed to a couple pics above where they were still static:

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    Feel free to let me know your opinions!
     
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    TenScaryMonkeys Can You Believe How Great These Pants Look?

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    Wait, wait, wait… Your G1 Jetfire appears to be VERY SLIGHTLY YELLOWED. Clearly, as a result, this entire collection is embarrassing trash. CLEARLY.

    Obviously, I fucking love everything about your room. Thank you for sharing it.

    I think I’m going to weigh in as an advocate of the “dynamically posing the MPs next to the more stoic G1 counterparts” approach. Since the G1 toys are always going to be stuck in straight poses, a more dynamic approach to the MPs helps to better visually differentiate them, and serves to illustrate just how far the sophistication in engineering has progressed.

    Kudos on your towering monument to nerdery, sir.
     
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    :lol  And the funny thing is I even did the hydrogen peroxide trick on Jetfire at one point and he looked great for about a year or so :lol 

    and I keep going back and forth on the posing… there’s something so “clean” about this display when they’re stoic but I also agree 100% with your points which is why I keep trying it!

    I might settle for an in between choice where larger bots that are 3 to a shelf (like the seekers) are more posed and on shelves that are more cramped (all the autobot car shelves) leaving them in far more subtle, almost statue poses…. It’s a forever work in progress and at some point I have a vision of that center display being a huge diorama which would add a cool feature to the room and add visual interest to the whole setup….
    I think the biggest thing is how huge the room is and there’s sooooo much displayed that it just feels cleaner with similar “white space” between figures.

    anyhow, I’m rambling :lol  thanks for the comments and this is half the reason I posed the question!