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StevenWest
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So I'm kinda a tadpole compared to some of you collectors here. I enjoy my rare offbeat movies I can track down on KIMCHI and such (Snowpiercer, Irreversible, Her, Ernest & Celestine to name a few) And I have them displayed in a antique credenza with a vertical glass door display shelves on the side. I've stood and arranged them all to be proudly arranged and visible, and I admire them every time I pass by. I see many items now for collectors ranging from slipcases to display stands and so on. The latest I saw was Vinegar Syndrome shelf divider cards. For me, I keep any little baggy sent with my orders and put the release on top of them in my display case. But I am intrigued by some of these extras like stands and housings and such to REALLY prominently display and protect a release. As much as I love my collection so far, their hasn't been a title yet I feel is "the holy grail" to really show off and protect. So, the question is - does these addendum's like slip covers and stands and divider cards etc. start as a novelty or a necessity for many here? Much like tattoo's, is it "I'll just get a stand and a case for this particular fave, and that's it!" And before you know it, you got 7 more stands, gold leafed display frames, and 200 protective sleeves on the side. Is there a point when one regrets all the extra's they've gotten for their collection? I always think back to The Simpson's episode where Homer gets talked into buying all these gizmos for his cars power outlet. And as he's driving away he's using and taking inventory - "Fax machine, check. GPS system, check. Easy Bake Oven, baking. Mobile DJ System, check. Smoke machine, on.... Gee, even I think this is a bit much!" LOL

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1 hour ago, leelee17 said:

I employ 2 eunuchs to hold my WCL #017 2001 a space odyssey, one either side, supporting a solid gold platter with the aforementioned item displayed on it.

They are not permitted to move and are emplyed from 8AM to 5PM. However I consider this to be reasonable for such a release....

 

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Hello,

 

 I have dedicated a whole bedroom to my SB obsession. I also thought displaying a few of my favorite SB on small easels would be great. Then it grew exponentially to 175 as of a few years ago. But every shelf I have is full of SB. 
 

I installed a 5 shelf bookcase where the closet use to be to display all my box sets. And I recently purchased two eight cubed bookcases.

 

 I haven’t the fever bad for SB and other collections pertaining to SB.
 

Take a look at my short, silent documentary video on SB obsession. Enjoy!

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35 minutes ago, mwatkins02 said:

 

Hello,

 

 I have dedicated a whole bedroom to my SB obsession. I also thought displaying a few of my favorite SB on small easels would be great. Then it grew exponentially to 175 as of a few years ago. But every shelf I have is full of SB. 
 

I installed a 5 shelf bookcase where the closet use to be to display all my box sets. And I recently purchased two eight cubed bookcases.

 

 I haven’t the fever bad for SB and other collections pertaining to SB.
 

Take a look at my short, silent documentary video on SB obsession. Enjoy!

 

 

Looks great @mwatkins02, I wish I had an extra room to do that also!😪

 

Congrats!😊

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Good lord mwatkins, that's just SICK!!! And I mean that in the best and worst way possible! LOL The amount of time it takes me to hunt down particular titles I'm after can take a good part of a day or more. How much time do you spend amassing all that? I got a few sites that notify me of OOP titles and collectables being sold 2nd hand. But most of the time I'm on the hunt everywhere. All those little extras you have with your sets, that must've been brutal to track down?

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Hello @StevenWest,

 

Thank you for your comments. I started collecting about 8 years ago. I’m very particular about what goes into my collection. 
 

I am constantly looking for information about GBs, old and new individual SB to complete or add to a collection. But I find information is key. So, I’m constantly searching and checking websites for new information.

 

Thanks again for your kind words.

 

Michael

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45 minutes ago, mwatkins02 said:

Hello @Veum,

 

The only way I’ve been able to pull it off (bedroom converted to SB collection) is that I’m finally single and 52. 
 

If I was younger I don’t think I would be able to do it. Thanks for your comments.

 

Michael

 

Kindred brotha!😆

 

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On 1/20/2020 at 1:30 PM, mwatkins02 said:

 

Hello,

 

 I have dedicated a whole bedroom to my SB obsession. I also thought displaying a few of my favorite SB on small easels would be great. Then it grew exponentially to 175 as of a few years ago. But every shelf I have is full of SB. 
 

I installed a 5 shelf bookcase where the closet use to be to display all my box sets. And I recently purchased two eight cubed bookcases.

 

 I haven’t the fever bad for SB and other collections pertaining to SB.
 

Take a look at my short, silent documentary video on SB obsession. Enjoy!

 


Awesome collection you got the my friend wish I had a spare room to keep all my SB’s and collectors editions....

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Wow @mwatkins02 that was an awesome video 😍. Great Collection, the individual displays (Blade Runner, Star Trek, Mad Max, Inglorious ...) are terrific 😊. Very great collection, thanks for showing to us. But I have the feeling you're out of room soon 😱.

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Hello @extantsrevenge

 

Thank you for your kind words. I thought I was almost out of room as well. But I just purchased two 8 cubed bookcases. Each cube will hold 40 steelbooks (front and back). Thats 320 per booksehlf. Then if I stack on top of that, we're looking at 640 a bookshelf. So, I can purchase up to 1280 more SB. Problem solved (for now). Thanks again for reviewing my video.

 

Michael  

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