Ishi Tib's Collection

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  1. AmShak

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  10. wookiee_cookiee

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    All I can say is: nice shelves :shocked:


    WOW, my collection looks like a joke now!!:angel:
     
  11. Ishi Tib

    Ishi Tib New Recruit

    THANK YOU WOOKIEE COOKIEE. YOU ALSO HAVE A GREAT COLLECTION. REMEMBER COLLECTING COMES FROM THE HEART SO WE ALWAYS VALUE OUR COLLECTION AS OUR LITTLE TREASURE OF JOY AND FUN, NO MATTER HOW BIG IT IS. THAT IS WHAT COUNTS, THE FUN COLLECTING BRINGS.
    SINCE YOU MADE A COMMENT AND I'M A SUCKER FOR WORDS, I WILL DESCRIBE HERE MORE OR LESS WHAT YOU SEE IN THOSE PICTURES.
    FIRST LET ME SAY I'M PROUD OF MY COLLECTION AND THE TIME AND EFFORT I HAVE PUT INTO CREATING MY STAR WARS WORLD.
    ............THE WALL UNIT
    THE WALL UNIT YOU SEE WITH THE WORDS CARVED IN SAYING: "STAR WARS", I BUILT IT MYSELF IN A THREE MONTH PERIOD OVER AT A FRIEND'S GARAGE. I DESIGNED IT, DID THE PLAN FOR IT AND PUT IT TOGETHER.
    THE TOP PART OF THE UNIT OPENS UP, GIVING EASY ACCESS FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF LIGHTS WHEN THEY GO OUT.
    ............THE LIGHTS
    BEHIND THE WORDS "STAR WARS" THERE ARE TWO FLORESCENT LIGHT FIXTURES COVERED WITH A CLEAR GREEN PLASTIC TUBING, WHICH ALLOWS FOR THE LIGHT TO BE SEEN IN THAT PARTICULAR COLOR. THE REST OF THE UNIT USES HOLOGEN LIGHTS WHICH ARE LESS DAMAGING TO THE PLASTIC THE FIGURES ARE MADE OF AND THEY CAN BE DIMMED.
    ALL THE LIGHTS IN THE UNIT CAN BE CONTROLLED FROM A SINGLE SWITCH UNDERNEATH MY COMPUTER DESK.
    .............THE LOGOS
    THE IMPERIAL AND REBEL ALLIANCE LOGOS ON EACH SIDE AT THE TOP OF THE UNIT AS WELL AS BOBA FETT'S LOGO AT THE BOTTOM OF THE UNIT ARE WOOD HAND CARVINGS I MADE AND LATER PLACED IN HOLES PREVIOUSLY DRILLED. THE BACKS OF THESE LOGOS ARE PROTECTED AND HIDE THE LIGHT FIXTURES BY USING JUST REGULAR CEILING PANELS WHICH WERE CUT TO SIZE.
    .............THE SHELVES
    THE SHELVES ON THE UNIT ARE ADJUSTABLE, ALLOWING FOR EASY PLACEMENT DEPENDING ON THE SIZE OF THE FIGURES. ALSO THEY ARE TEMPERED GLASS SHELVES, GIVING ENOUGH SUPPORT WITHOUT BREAKING. I JUST RUN MY COMMTECH READER UNDER THE GLASS SHELVES TO HEAR THE EP 1 LINE OF FIGURES TALK WITHOUT THE NEED OF MOVING THEM AROUND.
    .............LIFESIZE CHARACTERS
    THE THREE LIFESIZE FIGURES: YODA, WATTO AND ANAKIN, I OBTAINED THROUGH DIFFERENT TRADES AND I'M HAPPY TO SAY I GOT ALL THREE TOGETHER FOR UNDER $600.00. THE ANAKIN ALONE SOLD FOR OVER $1000.00 AS A JCPENNEY EXCLUSIVE AND NOWADAYS IS GETTING CLOSE TO $2000.00.
    .............THE BACKGROUND
    THE BACKGROUND OF THE UNIT WAS HAND PAINTED. I ALSO APPLIED TO IT HUNDREDS OF "GLOW IN THE DARK" LITTLE STARS. WHEN THE LIGHTS ARE TURNED OFF, YOU CAN ACTUALLY GET THE FEELING YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE UNIVERSE. THIS IS DUE TO THE REFELECTION OF LIGHT PICKED UP BY THE MATERIAL THE STARS ARE MADE OF.
    .............STANDARD FIGURES
    I HAVE EVERY SINGLE FIGURE MADE FOR THE 3 3/4" LINE SINCE 1995 UP TO THE FX-7, INCLUDING FOREIGN EXCLUSIVES SUCH AS THE EOPIE. THIS INCLUDES ALL CINEMA SCENES, BEASTS PACTS, ETC, ETC. I RARELY COLLECT 12" FIGURES.
    THE FIGURES YOU SEE UP ON THE WALLS ARE VARIATIONS.
    I HAVE ALL VARIANTS RELATING TO THE RED CARDS WHICH WERE THE FIRST ONES THAT CAME OUT IN 1995. THERE IS ALSO AN EP 1 YODA WITH LOGO, A BLACK VEST DARTH MAUL, FREEZE FRAME SANDTROOPER AND SO FORTH.
    EVERY SINGLE LOOSE FIGURE AND SHIP YOU SEE IN THE ROOM I HAVE DOUBLES OF, UNOPENED AND PACKED AWAY WITH LOTS OF CARE.
    .............CENTERPIECE AND TABLE
    THE CENTERPIECE OF THE TWO SPEEDER BIKES( LUKE AND SCOUT TROOPER) IS A DIORAMA I MADE, JUST HINTING THE SCENE OF THE CHASE IN ENDOR. THE TABLE THE CENTERPIECE RESTS ON, IS ALSO MY OWN DESIGN. I USED 4 QUI-GON GINN LIGHTSABERS FOR THE LEGS AND GAVE IT A METAL STRUCTURE AND A TEMPERED GLASS FOR SUPPORT.
    .............THE POSTERS
    THE POSTERS ARE ORIGINAL COPIES WHICH I PURCHASED AT "THE ENDOR STORE" IN WALT DISNEY WORLD AND THROUGH THE FAN CLUB AS WELL. THEY HAVE BEEN CUSTOM FRAMED TO AVOID WRINKAGE AND YELLOWING OF THE MATERIAL.
    .............WHAT'S NEXT?
    I WILL BE DESIGNING AND PUTTING TOGETHER A "BUILT IN THE WALL" UNIT FOR ATTACK OF THE CLONES, USING LIGHTS AND CARVINGS AS WELL.
    SINCE MY COLLECTION HAS GROWN SO BIG, SPACE HAS BECOME A KEY WORD, THEREFORE FORCING ME TO CREATE ROOM WHERE THERE WILL BE VIRTUALLY NONE. WELL, I CAN ALWAYS TAKE OVER OUR GUEST ROOM BUT I KNOW MY WIFE WILL PROBABLY BLAST ME TO OBLIVION :winknudge .... JUST KIDDING!
    NOW MY BUDDY TALON AND I HAVE BEEN DISCUSSING ABOUT HAVING SOMETHING LIKE THIS BUILT FOR HIS ROOM. SO WITH A PIECE OF PAPER, A PENCIL, TOOLS AND THE NECESSARY MATERIALS I WILL KEEP ON BUILDING HOUSING FOR THIS PLASTIC UNIVERSE, WE ALL SO PROUDLY CALLED "MY STAR WARS COLLECTION"
     
  12. Deathstar

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    WOW!

    Ishi: Your photos are certainly worth over 1000 words! That has to be the best wall display that I have ever seen. Let's see anyone top that. :hello: I like the way you have displayed the CS three packs on their custom bases. Not sure if I saw a Mynock Hunt up there. ( if you need one, lmk) Love the Dio of the Speeder Bikes. Does the Scout Trooper have his pistol out? Could't see for sure. Again congrats for a lot of hard work and attention to detail. DS
     
  13. Ishi Tib

    Ishi Tib New Recruit

    HEY DEATHSTAR,
    THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR COMMENTS. I SINCERELY APPRECIATE THEM.
    YES I DO HAVE A MYNOCK HUNT. FORTUNATELY I HAVE BEEN ABLE NOT TO MISS ONE SINGLE FIGURE, BEAST PACK AND CINEMA SCENE SINCE ALL THIS STARTED TO HAPPEN BACK IN 1995. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR OFFERING. IT WAS VERY NICE OF YOU.
    YES, THE SCOUT TROOPER IS HOLDING HIS GUN. IT IS A LITTLE HARD TO TELL DUE TO THE POOR LIGHTING IN THE ROOM BUT AS YOU KNOW KEEPING LIGHT TO A MINIMUM PROLONGS THE LIFE OF OUR PLASTIC FRIENDS.
    AGAIN, THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENTS BUDDY. BE WELL
     
  14. BlueHarvest

    BlueHarvest New Recruit

    All I can put into words is WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! HOLY CRAP!!!!! :worship: WOOOOWWWW!:worship:

    KICK-BUTT COLLECTION ISHI!:rockon: Excellent pics!

    I love how you have everything set up, and it's always great to see a fellow collector put so much time, detail and passion into one's collection, and how it's displayed!

    Thank you for sharing your photos with everyone!

    P.S. BlueHarvest want lifesize characters... Him NEED lifesize characters...sigh
     
  15. Barada

    Barada Saboteur

    Awesome collection Ishi Tib! I'm jealous of the way you have been able to display your stuff. So organized, and pleasing to the eyes. I love it.

    Barada
     
  16. vfermi

    vfermi Consultant

    showoff ;)

    Damn J.

    Im so impressed by your display... You really did a great job on all of the building, carving, and painting. I know how much you love this stuff... I cant wait til the rest of my collection can escape from the closet... I still only have 64 cased figs on the wall... mostly the *RARE* stuff. Amazing :)
     
  17. Redleader

    Redleader New Recruit

    I think that it is really cool that you actually took the time to build all that stuff! Most people like me just tack stuff up on the wall! I really like the way everything is lit and the way that your main shelves look like they are built into the wall. Very cool stuff!
     
  18. Ishi Tib

    Ishi Tib New Recruit

    HEY GUYS,
    AGAIN THANKS A MILLION FOR ALL YOUR GREAT COMMENTS. I'M GLAD TO SHARE THE PICTURES OF MY "LITTLE WORLD" WITH YOU ALL.
    V THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENT AS WELL AND DO NOT WORRY ABOUT THOSE BOXES LEFT IN YOUR CLOSET. WHEN THE TIME COMES FOR THEM TO BE "FREE" YOU WILL HAVE A BLAST. I HAD TO WAIT ABOUT 2 YEARS WITH ALL MY STUFF PACKED IN ONE OF THE CLOSETS AT MY MOM'S HOUSE UNTIL THAT GLORIOUS DAY ARRIVED WHEN WE PURCHASED A HOUSE TWO YEARS AGO AND I WAS ABLE TO LIBERATE MY LITTLE PLASTIC FRIENDS FROM THEIR BUBBLES. OH GUYS, I TELL YOU..WHAT AWESOME DAY THAT WAS WHEN MY FLOOR GOT COVERED WITH EMPTY CARDS AS THE FIGURES WERE BEING RELEASED AND THEY SEEMED TO BE MARCHING UP TO THE SHELVES IN PERFECT FORMATION.
    I HAVE ALSO DISPLAYED THE FIGURES ON THE SHELVES IN THE SAME ORDER AS THEY HAVE BEEN RELEASED; STARTING WITH THE 1995 VERSION OF TATOOINE LUKE SKYWALKER UP TO THE IMPERIAL OFFICER FROM POTJ. THE THIRD DIVISION ON THE UNIT, ALL THE WAY TOWARDS THE RIGHT, IS ENTIRELY DEDICATED TO EP1, SEPARATING THAT WAY THE TRILOGY FIGURES FROM THE PREQUEL. YES I GUESS I'M VERY ANAL WHEN IT COMES TO BEING ORGANIZED BUT AT THE END IT REALLY MAKES IT A LOT EASIER TO FIND, PHOTOGRAPH OR RESEARCH ON WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR.
    I ALSO WANT TO TELL ALL OF YOU THAT I HAVE SEEN THE PICTURES OF YOUR COLLECTIONS AND I'M IMPRESSED BY THE MAGNITUDE OF SOME OF THEM. I ONLY WISH I HAD THAT EXTRA ROOM TO BE ABLE TO DISPLAY THE 12" LINE BUT I GUESS THAT WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE FOR NOW. I STILL KEEP LOOKING AT THAT GUEST ROOM HERE IN MY HOUSE RIGHT NEXT TO MY STAR WARS ROOM BUT MY BETTER HALF WILL GIVE ME THE WHIPPING OF THE NEW MILLENIUM IF I TAKE OVER IT. AFTER ALL SHE DESERVES A LOT OF CREDIT FOR PUTTING UP WITH MY COLLECTING AND EVEN COMING ALONG WITH ME AND SEARCHING FOR THOSE FIGURES ALL OVER THE STATE OF FLORIDA ! THEREFORE THE 3 3/4" LINE IS PLENTY AND SAFER FOR ME.
    THANKS AGAIN GUYS... YOU HAVE BEEN WAY TOO COOL WITH YOUR COMMENTS
    PS: BARADA IF YOU ARE READING THIS, I HAVE YOUR 12" LUKE ON SPEEDER BIKE AND ON MONDAY I WILL E-MAIL YOU WITH THE TOTAL THE POST OFFICE GIVES ME TO SHIP IT TO CANADA, THE LAND WHICH PRODUCED MY WIFE.
     
  19. IG86

    IG86 New Recruit

    OUTSTANDING!

    A++:D
     
  20. Barada

    Barada Saboteur

    Thanks

    Hey Ishi Tib! Thanks a million! Everyone - Ishi Tib has to be one of the most helpful people out there. A really great guy to talk with too. I'll be waiting on your email!

    Barada
     

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