When I first moved into the new place, things were bare and simple.
Everything was spread out and all over the place- at least what was out. A good chunk of my stuff was still packed up as I waited to get some new shelves, which I eventually did.
However after a few months of living here, the ceiling began to drip. As it turns out, the ceiling in the basement (yes I am quite literally a basement dweller) didn't have insulated duct work.
So me and my family had to rip the sheetrock down, take care of all the mold, add flex duct, etc.
The resulting mess of course also meant I didn't have a proper bedroom to sleep in and had to sleep on a sectional couch along with my roommate, which I did very poorly. I don't like sleeping outside my own bedroom very much.
But, once that was done, we decided adding a drop ceiling with plastic tiles would be smart, just in case anything happened again.
The lighting got a lot better afterwards as well. With the reno-job over it seemed everything was getting back to normal. My stuff was going back up and I turned to making the room even better with more wall art and shelving for display. The next few years would see me going to my first convention (Lexcon) getting some great wall prints, new furniture would be acquired, new toys would be acquired as well.
This leads into my original intention for this series of posts, which was simply to show off my collection and nothing more. I took photos in December of last year with the intention of showing the most up to date colletion. However, the most up to date will have to wait until next time.
For now, lets take a loot at the room back in December.
I gave my old Ichigo to a friend who had theirs break while I bought the Seihou.
You'll also notice quite a few other additions from the years in between, like MonsterArts SokogekiGoji- my favorite Godzilla suit. Juspion, figuarts Ultraman, etc.
Look at all those boxes, sure looks nice lined up though. The cards are something I really need to find out how to display better, probably a float frame of some sort. Stronger and RX Ganbaride cards where gifts. I'm also quite fond of the V3, Stronger and Black cards, those were illustrated by the artist and writer of Kamen Rider Spirits, Kenichi Muraeda.
After the whole ordeal with the ceiling we had a lot of insulation foam left over, so I used some of it to create a diorama just for funsies. You'll also notice a Bill & Ted shot glass, I picked that up when my family went on vacation to Universal.
Two very nice prints here. On the left, an Alex Ross work for the Ultraman DVD set in Japan. I picked that up off amazon and they also make a 27x40 version. The V3 came from Generation Kikaida Its is super super thick paper, very high quality.
The Audrey Hepburn as The Bride was something I picked up at Lex Con and I don't actually think is made anymore, sadly. They also had a James Dean as the Monster. Still, I will link to the store included with the print. Also check out Little-Vampires, it's a cute web comic.
Another diorama I was working on, haphazardly tossed in with some HP stuff.
Autographed cover. For those wondering I do not like the N52 at fucking all, but hey, signed cover.
Lovely prints here, Link Between Worlds print was from Club Nintendo. The RE3, Castlevania and Metroid prints are mine, the others my room mate's. The majority of those are by Rusty Shackles.
(Who needs a freaking store envy so I can buy more prints)
The Metroid is by Andrew-Heath.
Yes, that is in fact my original PS1. Well, kinda. My dad actually had to return the one he originally bought because it quite literally didn't work out of the box
Sega Genesis Model 1 here with the CD add on. My original Gen is no longer around, this one was my cousins and then my aunts. Also have the PSP and WiiU here, two consoles with a lot in common in that I only own two games from each and they gathered a lot of dust.
What happened after taking these photos was quite the doozy. We'll get to that next time.