|Just prior to the sorting, the bins await my attention.|
I'm somewhat impressed that I've been able to match up so many of the accessories to the various figures, but I still have a couple of small cardboard boxes filled with swords, guns, tentacles, chains, and appendages. I either can't remember which figure the pieces go with or have no idea where the figure is that pairs with the accessories. And The Simpsons figures are another ballgame entirely. Each figure came with three or four accessories. My memory just isn't good enough to pair that stuff up and I don't have the time necessary to research that stuff. At least the accessories in tend to have a similar look so that makes it a little easier.
I've been heavily collecting and reviewing action figures for the last 12 years and I've built quite the collection so as I sort and bag these figures, I'm in a philosophical battle with myself about boxing them back up and shuffling them down to the crawlspace. I don't really get a chance to "enjoy" these figures. I have a small handful of figures displayed and a few large Sideshow pieces out, but that's it. What good are these things doing packed away?
At any rate, I've been taking pictures so I thought I'd share some:
|I have enough Halo figures and accessories -- from Joyride Studios and McFarlane Toys --|
to recreate Halo: Reach. The pile includes a Prophet and Flood figures.
|Joyride Studios -- defunct -- created a line of SSX figures, which I had almost completely forgot about.|
|Vampirella from Moore Action Collectibles -- defunct -- was a Comic Con Exclusive.|
|Bob & Doug McKenzie from McFarlane Toys. It was a good fit considering the|
Canadian origins of both
|Playmates World of Springfield Simpsons figures produced some really|
great figures, including Stephen Hawking.
|I'm not sure how common the Zerg figure is -- or even how I came to|
possess this one -- but it's pretty damn awesome.
|Some Street Fighter figures from SOTA in this small pile. Plus, a NHL|
figure from McFarlane Toys for NHL Hitz 2003. (Also, Bob & Doug accessories.)
|Here's an example of an accessory. And I have no idea which figure it goes with!|
|Shadow the Hedgehog's head. I have yet to find the body. Similarly, I have a Samus Aran head but no body.|
|If we lived in the Story Story universe, I would never ever sleep.|
|Some Evil Dead figures in this picture, along with a cat lady from a short-live|
action figure producer, Stan Winston Studios.
|The Heap is one of my favourites because it got me into collecting again.|
Plus, it's a ridiculous character.
|I have plenty of game-related figures, this one is from Metal Gear Solid 2. I also|
have ones from Command & Conquer, StarCraft, WarCraft, and Luigi's Mansion.