With all that said, the start of my summer was pretty lame if I'm totally honest. I needed a few things done around my house....stuff that I put off handling until summer started. I decided to have both workers come the same day (to get it over with) since they both gave me 6 hour windows of time. Anyway long story short they both showed up and hour late and at the exact same time. It was a bit of a mess but everything is done!
Beings I was stuck in the house I decided to enjoy a nice jolt of 80s. I started off my lazy Monday in the man cave with a viewing of two of my favorite 80s movies (by the great John Hughes of course) "Pretty In Pink" and "The Breakfast Club"
"The Breakfast club" doesn't really need much explanation. It's arguably the greatest 80s movie of all time (and that's sayin something!). For me I'm not one to assign "ranks" to my favorite movies. I love tons and enjoy loads of them depending on my mood and what I'm into. I will say there is one that sits at the head of the pack as "all time favorite" and that is and always will be "E.T.".
Anyway that was my first day....80s classics and annoying repair men.
Last year's project
Now the reason I had a hard time deciding on the Mario is I've basically agreed (with myself) on a strict no new/impulse buying of toys. I strictly collect vintage with the occasional newbie (Mario will be one of those). Now last year's shelves were hung to accommodate shorter carded figures like Star Wars and Super Powers. At that point I hadn't started collecting MOTU. Well in the past few months that changed and it quickly became apparent that I needed to expand to have the room needed for the etxra tall (and extra awesome) MOTU cardbacks!
I hung 4 shelves each 6 feet long leaving plenty of room for expansion!
Painted and ready!
Like I said, plenty of room for expansion!
I love the look of the thin shelves for carded figures. It allows for a much brighter presentation and makes it easy for me to really stand there and soak in the awesomeness (I do this a lot!).
So that's it for day two. Now to get going on day 3!