Post by grahamthomson on Feb 28, 2009 21:03:12 GMT
So it's been 5 months since I moved house, but I've finally got my study just how I like it. Which means, of course, I can unpack my Transformers. Yayyy!!
At long, long last I have enough room to display my... entire... collection. (I say entire as I've decided to get shot of some more stuff as well. To eBay with some of that, tomorrow, I think.)
A nice display of 1984-1986 in one unit, Micromasters in another. Then a shelf each of Action Masters, Generation 2, Car Robots, Binaltech, Movie cast and Henkei. And then, interspersed a few Pretenders, Powermasters, Motorvators and the BWII Seacons. (No Masterpiece, they're at work.) Oh, and Brave Maximus standing proud by the door. (The dog seems to like him the best.)
It's been a nice afternoon, all in, unboxing everything and re-appreciating what I have. Plus I've been drinking since 2 pm as well; you can't unpack without a glass of wine between boxes.
Of course, the fun part now is matching weapons and accessories up. That'll be fun.
I've got much the same ahead of me when I'm settled in a flat again. My collection is all over the place, mostly in storage. I'm not even sure what's in which boxes! I'm not even 100% sure what I had to get shot of due to moving.
Last Edit: Feb 28, 2009 21:10:59 GMT by The Doctor
I hate having to move my collection. I don't do it often, but when I do it takes me about a week and is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo time consuming and not fun at all.
It's just tedious.
I'm happy to hear people have fun "re-discovering" their collections when taking them out of boxes etc etc - but I always have my stuff out of the box.
Moving the collection means a) moving the figures/toys and all their parts and b) moving their boxes (which are empty and stored seperately).
I had to do this recently when I moved from one room to the next. Good God it honestly took me like a week and a half or something and was frustrating because step one is always "make a mess" and then the stress of double checking that I haven't left some two milimeter accessory or part in the old room and then the inevitable "heart attack" moment of "oh my God!! Where's Predaking's HEAD?!?!" because naturally once the stuff is moved I can't reflexively rely on my memory of "it" always being "There" since "it" is no splattered on a the table or the bed with a whole bunch of other "its."
I dream of never having to move the collection again.
And don't even get me started on moving store inventory... although at least that's a bit funner because everything is in their boxes and there is the practical benefit of being able to convince yourself that you're re-arranging things to make packing easier and also checking that the inventory that's on paper matches the reality.
But either way - it is SO tedious.
Definitely there should be some kind of prep schools preparing young cute girls to do this kind of work in sexy maid outfits AND without breaking/loosing anything from our collections?
The thing is, because I moved house, I kinda had no choice but to pack/unpack my collection.
Tonight, Metroplex and Trypticon shall be unboxed and displayed in city modes on a special unit. I had reserved that space for a massive Microplex Micromaster cityscape, but that sounds like a lot of hassle.
The MM base collection has expanded mightily since then and can now cover more real estate than any table top in my house. The only remaining option is the living room floor that I fear would badly inconvenience my folks and anyone else trying to get to the kitchen.
"I used to think it was a terrible thing that life was so unfair. Then I thought, 'what if life were fair, and all of the terrible things that happen to us came because we really deserved them?' Now I take great comfort in the general unfairness and hostility of the universe." — Marcus Cole, Babylon 5 — A Late Delivery from Avalon