Sunday, June 8, 2014

The Toy Cave: Before and After (I'm back!)


Since I've decided to come back into full activity here at DI Treasures, I thought it appropriate for me to reveal to you my Toy Cave. Now not every toy is on display, but I finally got everything all tidied up and looking beautiful, so I hope you enjoy the tour!

(It also so happens that this goes hand in hand with the current League Of Extraordinary Bloggers assignment "'Shelf' Expression"! So, I'm gonna combine the two. Yeah, I do that a lot. It's all good though, right?)


BEFORE:
Not so pretty.



AFTER:
Fun new shelf.



I found the perfect weapons for Frogacuda.


Added a new Raisin to the band.

A colorful bunch, always ready for a fight.

With the Retro Duo Portable I can play all my NES and SNES carts on the go! My old school Nintendo collection is growing again little by little as I spot great deals at the DI.

Here's the old desk drawer shelf  display I found a while back.

Another new shelf, also a cheap DI grab. I really like this style of metal shelf.



Lunar City, slowly growing. (I just want to thank The Trash Man, The Goodwill Geek, and Miss M for their LEGO contributions! You are all so generous and I just want to let you know I haven't forgotten! There will be thank you posts in your honor soon!

Duplo Moon Bug

Monchichi anyone?

Well, I hope you enjoyed my "shelf" expression. If you're still hungry for more then go check out these beautiful shelves:







20 comments:

  1. Welcome back Mason! And love the toy room buddy. : )

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    1. It's good to be back. Thanks for the warm welcome John. :)

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  2. Hey I still owe you that LEGO piece for your spaceship - I gotta get that in the mail someday!

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    1. Not to worry Eric, I finally found every last piece in that bin. The Deep Freeze Defender is now 100% complete!

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    2. Glad to hear it - and sorry for my extended delays!

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    3. Hey man, don't sweat it! I know how it is, life's busy. Besides, I'm still getting good use out of the sweet TMNT stuff you sent me! :)

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  3. Awesome toy room! And I see you have a Retro Duo - how do you like it?

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    1. Thanks! It's my little sanctuary. :)

      I've had it for a while now and just started using it more recently. I like it, it works great for SNES games. Sadly it's hit and miss with NES cartridges. It just doesn't seem to work very well with NES, so if you just have NES games I'd pass. Mind you, this is the portable version. The larger TV console version might work better, though the portable can be hooked up to a TV as well.

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  4. Great setup Mason. Those are some nice shelves you have set up there.

    What are the lion headed guy and the two headed dragon next to him from? I had both of those growing up, but never knew what they were.

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    1. Thanks Chris! I like how I have things set up for the time being.

      I'm glad you asked about those. They were part of an epic $1 DI grab bag full of 80s goodness! After a great deal of googling I finally discovered their origins. There should be a link in the comments of this post: http://www.ditreasures.blogspot.com/2013/09/di-joes.html

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    2. Long answer short, they're from The Sword and the Sorcerers: The Monsters toy line by Fleetwood. It was your typical drugstore toy fare in the 80s.

      I've seen remolds of the 2 headed dragon, but the Lion Demon seems pretty rare.

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    3. Awesome. Thanks for the info. I had completely forgotten that I owned them until I saw your picture. I don't think I ever knew where they came from even when I first got them.

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  5. Awesome Toy Cave Mason!!! Can't wait to see the expansion of Lunar City!

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    1. Thank you Derek! It's coming along little by little. It will be a booming futuristic metropolis, one day. :)

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  6. Frogacuda??? I think I need one of those in my life. ;) Great collection Mason!

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    1. Frogacuda was the holy grail I didn't know I was searching for, he's so awesome! My friend over at LittleWeirdos.net taught me everything I know about Frogacuda. http://www.littleweirdos.net/search/label/the%20other%20world

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  7. I used to have the full Raisin band, too. They were neat!
    Great room!

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    1. My Dad had a huge California Raisins collection. Well, he still does. He used to let my play with them when I was young, it was good times.
      Glad you like the room, thanks Lisa!

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