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Shelf Porn | Bags, boards and Captain America video games

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Hello and welcome to Shelf Porn. Today’s submission comes from Neal Bishop from North Carolina, who shares his collection of toys, comics and more.

If you’d like to see your shelves featured here, just drop me an email at jkparkin@yahoo.com.

And now here’s Neal …

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Hi, my name is Neal Bishop. I’ve been collecting comics since 1991, and toys since around 1998. The thing that really got me into toys was Marvel Legends; as you can see, that’s my primary collection. This is a bit of a bittersweet thing; I’ve been meaning to put my comic room on Shelf Porn for a while, and I took the pictures a few months ago; since then, I got a new job, and moved from Atlanta, GA to Charlotte, NC. So the room as it’s pictured doesn’t even exist any more. Still, I wanted to share my collection, as it was best displayed.

I have a ton of pictures that I took of the room, close ups of just about everything, if you’re interested, you can see them here:

http://s301.photobucket.com/albums/nn62/gl3600/Comic%20Book%20Room/

First of all, I’ve noticed a lot of people on here either have a huge trade and hardcover collection, or just say their collection is stuffed away in a closet somewhere. I’m a bagger and boarder, always have been, and I’m lucky enough to have the room to display my collection out in the room. I love putting my new comics in their place in the collection. You’ll also see some posters, signed by artists I’ve met at various cons.




Moving on to the shelves, you see the Marvel Legends and DC Universe Classics. I love the 6” scale; it’s by far my favorite.






One of my favorite things has to be my Captain America and the Avengers arcade game. I played this every time I went to the arcade when I was younger, and I searched ebay for years looking for a reasonably priced machine. I finally found it about two years ago, and I think it really brings that extra bit into the room.


More drawer boxes, with odds and ends, my Mighty Muggs collection, and some DC packaged figures.




I’m primarily a Marvel guy in my collecting, X-Men in particular, but I’m also a Green Lantern fan. I’ve built myself a little collection of various Green Lantern toys.



I do have a few trades & hardcovers in addition to the regular issues; I also have a weakness for the kid’s toys, the Spider-Man and Friends and DC Superfriends. They’re just too adorable!



The last bit of my collection is the smaller figures, particularly Superhero Squad and Minimates. I love the way they capture the essence of the characters in the small and cutesy versions.





And sadly, as I was saying earlier, I did have a move recently. Right now, this is how my collection looks, in a 4×14 storage unit……


But I’m sure the next place, it’ll be back, bigger than ever.