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Postby morphobots » Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:17 pm

I've been thinking about posting this for a couple of years, but I kept putting it off because (1) I don't really like blowing my own horn and (2) I also kept thinking it wasn't the "right" time. I didn't have the collection "ready" as I wanted it, either in contents or presentation. Well, I've finally realized that day won't come; the room will always be in flux. I'm missing a few prized pieces from long ago that I had to sell for bills - Galaxy Shuttle, original Soundblaster, MISB G1 Grimlock autographed by Gregg Berger, MISB G1 Thundercracker autographed by John Stephenson, e-Hobby Hauler and animation colors Astrotrain - but I've just gotten back my e-Hobby Sunstorm so I decided to go for it. This isn't in any particular order, and the room is cramped so camera focus is fuzzy in a lot of shots and angles are a bit wonky, but you'll get the idea. And before anyone asks, I display in alt mode for two reasons. One, it saves space. Two, Transformers are "Robots in Disguise". ;)

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First look through the door


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Books and personal Tech Spec bios I wrote for the Unicron Trilogy. "The Ultimate Guide" has been autographed by Simon Furman, Andrew Wildman, and Bob Budiansky. "Genesis" has been autographed by Guido Guidi.


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If anyone can help me appraise those hologram stickers I'd really appreciate. 1983, so early no Autobots except Prime have animation models and Megatron has a trigger on his cannon. I've never seen them again since I bought them as a kid.


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Postby morphobots » Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:26 pm

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My first repaint - Alpha Trion out of G1 Scourge.


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Forgot to mention earlier, I envisioned the room as Autobot Headquarters from the G1 show, hence the blinding orange walls and doo-dads stuck on them. Any posters are "monitors."


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My G.I. Joe Human Alliance customs


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Once I got BW Galvatron out of the box, I found you can't get him back inside. Soundwave is broken, the box is merely for display of how packaging used to look. That's my personal original box from way back in '84.


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Postby morphobots » Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:33 pm

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The red box is the official Hasbro press kit for the 2007 movie. It comes with a special ballpoint pen that "transforms" using a push-button.


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I know it's the Takara verson, but it was the only decent boxed Prowl I could find for him to sign.


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This is the second MISB Dinobot Scott signed for me; I had to sell the first, so I was very lucky to catch him again.


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Alternators Ravage stopping in for a tune-up.


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Postby morphobots » Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:41 pm

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Someday I'm going to get around to hanging Unicron rightside up.


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Binal Tech/Alternators customs


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Comics (obviously). I'm out of room currently, hence the issues on the floor. I have autographs from Gregg Berger, Simon Furman, Andrew Wildman, Bob Budiansky, John Moschitta, James Raiz, Don Figueroa, and (forgive me) Pat Lee on various issues. The Dreamwave era signatures are so sloppy, though, you can't read them.


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Postby morphobots » Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:48 pm

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Thought it would be a cute in-joke to put the Hot Wheels Mars rover toys in with the movieverse items.


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My custom HA Leadfoot and movieverse Springer.


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Mission City display for some battle-damaged figs.


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Postby morphobots » Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:58 pm

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Someday I'll get around to a plaque for that Megatron/Spider-Man display detailing the issue number and publication date.


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Closer look at my "Temporal Warp" display for BW Megatron with Golden Disks. Mainly just wanted to see what I could cobble together from the junk drawer, but it looks great in the dark with that party light running.


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Waiting for Metroplex.


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Some "cousins" share the room as well.


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Boulder Hill is in storage; there's just no room in here for it and its box.
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Re: morphobots's collection

Postby morphobots » Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:05 pm

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"Weapons Locker." All weapons, accessories, and instructions are stored here, along with Minibots, Mini-casettes, Mini-cons, and packaging examples.


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The packaging aspect might seem a bit obsessive, but I see this room as a museum of sorts and I want to show as many aspects of the evolution of the brand as I can manage.


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And, finally, lest someone think something was obviously missing . . .


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Re: morphobots's collection

Postby Va'al » Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:40 pm

Motto: "Till All Are Pun!"
That looks really really tidy, and I love the centre furniture piece!
Pretty impressive set-up and collection. :APPLAUSE:
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Re: morphobots's collection

Postby morphobots » Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:55 pm

Va'al wrote:That looks really really tidy, and I love the centre furniture piece!
Pretty impressive set-up and collection. :APPLAUSE:


Thank you. I feel keeping this mess organized helps a long way towards visitors not seeing all this as "childish".
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Re: morphobots's collection

Postby MightyMagnus78 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:29 pm

Motto: ""Consistency is victory.""
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Wow, that's a really nice collection! ;)^
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Re: morphobots's collection

Postby morphobots » Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:58 pm

MightyMagnus78 wrote:Wow, that's a really nice collection! ;)^


Thanks!
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Postby morphobots » Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:15 am

Late breaking addition: I received this in an email from Michael McConnohie for donating to his ALS walk. Actually, I told him it wasn't necessary to give something in return, and he replied: "Well, I feel it is, and since I'm me, I win."
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Re: morphobots's collection

Postby Blast Cannon » Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:37 am

Motto: ""Life is all about risks and it requires you to jump. Don't be a person who has to look back and wonder what they would have or could have had. No one lives forever.""
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That is the most impressive collection/presentation I've seen on here.

Really, really cool.
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Postby morphobots » Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:24 pm

Blast Cannon wrote:That is the most impressive collection/presentation I've seen on here.

Really, really cool.


Thanks for the compliments, but you haven't seen GetRightRobot's room, have you? :lol:
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Postby Blast Cannon » Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:27 pm

Motto: ""Life is all about risks and it requires you to jump. Don't be a person who has to look back and wonder what they would have or could have had. No one lives forever.""
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Blast Cannon wrote:That is the most impressive collection/presentation I've seen on here.

Really, really cool.


Thanks for the compliments, but you haven't seen GetRightRobot's room, have you? :lol:


Just did.. that shit is insane.
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Re: morphobots's collection

Postby skynet1O1 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:41 pm

Motto: ""I will never side with a Prime!" -Skyquake"
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I love the fact that you spent time and $ on the presentation. That alone is worth its weight in gold. As for your collection...I don't think their are words for this, but dumbfounded is as close as i can get, lol. I do my best to have a decent presentation in order to show others that this is a passion of mine and not childish thing.
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Postby morphobots » Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:45 pm

skynet1O1 wrote:I love the fact that you spent time and $ on the presentation. That alone is worth its weight in gold. As for your collection...I don't think their are words for this, but dumbfounded is as close as i can get, lol. I do my best to have a decent presentation in order to show others that this is a passion of mine and not childish thing.


Thanks. Sometimes when I stop to think of just what I spent in shelves and brackets I wonder what possessed me to do this. :lol:
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Re: morphobots's collection

Postby skynet1O1 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:47 pm

Motto: ""I will never side with a Prime!" -Skyquake"
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morphobots wrote:Thanks. Sometimes when I stop to think of just what I spent in shelves and brackets I wonder what possessed me to do this. :lol:

It must have been Starscreams spark must have possessed you.
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Postby morphobots » Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:47 pm

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morphobots wrote:Thanks. Sometimes when I stop to think of just what I spent in shelves and brackets I wonder what possessed me to do this. :lol:

It must have been Starscreams spark must have possessed you.


More likely it was Grapple's spark. "But why can't we do it?!" Maybe if I had Huffer grumbling over my shoulder instead I would have scaled back. :lol:
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Re: morphobots's collection

Postby TheGlynreaper » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:56 pm

You are a transformers collecting god
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Re: morphobots's collection

Postby morphobots » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:39 pm

TheGlynreaper wrote:You are a transformers collecting god


Well, thanks, but I'm not so sure about that. A wood nymph, maybe. But a god? :lol:
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Re: morphobots's collection

Postby morphobots » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:25 pm

Happy birthday to me. :KREMZEEK:

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