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Shelf Porn | Action figures and more in Alex’s ‘Dork Den’

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Shelf Porn | Action figures and more in Alex’s ‘Dork Den’

Hello and welcome to Shelf Porn, our weekly look at one fan’s collection. Today’s shelves come from Alex, who shares his collection of action figures and more.

If you’d like to see your collection here, you can find instructions on how to submit it at the end of this post.

And now here’s Alex …

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Hi. My name is Alex Rae. This is my Dork Den. It’s not a large room but I think I found a way to pack it all in.

I’m really into carded figures but I only have so much space. I tend to collect mostly stuff from the 80’s to present. I go in waves one year its all about Transformers the next it’s the Muppets. Right now I am into Doctor Who and Star Trek, trying to get a lot more vintage item from those franchises.

I started collecting when I was 8. I used to collect sports cards and the local shop I went into also sold comics. At some point I was going in like every other day. The owner noticed this, and one day he said I could take some free comics (I think they where in a 25-cent bin). That was the end. I started collecting comics after that and have yet to stop. Around 1997 I moved to another town. I found a LCS ( Colzac Comics in VA, RIP and Laughing Ogre Comics, VA) and started my first pull list. Then I noticed they started carrying Toys. So I started buying anything that was DC. After that it was all downhill. Other shops in the area, comic conventions and the Internet. I have been constantly buying toys and comics since then.

I moved to New York about six years ago. Since then Toy Tokyo and Midtown Comics are my dealers. It also helps that five years ago I became the back-issue manager and buyer of vintage toys and comics. (You can see me on Comic Store Heroes on Netflix!) (Shameless Plug.) Now I get first dibs on all incoming items, which sounds great except for my crest card bills at the end of the month. I hope you enjoy my pics!

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