The Attic of Love: Rest In Peace - June 2003 - August 2007

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[Sol: By the Terms and Conditions of Plasticcrack.com you are hereby informed that you are not allowed to read this post. It has been brought!]

So as you may know, I've been trying to get this damn house in a state of readiness to put on the market for sale.

I'm now months behind schedule and nobody knows when I'll be able to call up my realtor and tell her to finally plop that sign out front.

I was doing well, but the year I spent redoing the basement walls really took a physical toll on me that I'm only really starting to see now. My upper and lower back will never be the same. Hell... I'm in pain right now as I type this.

But anyway, over that year I ignored the Attic of Love something fierce, rarely doing more than coming up here daily to feed the fish, taking a quick photo of some new crack, or throwing some new toy in a "to be sorted" pile.

The Attic of Love devolved into the Attic of Disaster over that year.

The Attic of Disaster - At least the aquariums have been cleaned!

Attic of Disaster

Messy Attic of Love #1- So much plastic crack!

If you happen to ever reach the insane level of having nearly 2000 toys, believe me, never ever let it get disorganized or out of hand.

But, as of 5:00pm, Eastern Standard Time, in the Central Cowlands...

...both the Attic of Love and its evil twin the Attic of Disaster ceased to be.

Attic of Disaster: Clean'd Up!

Attic of Disaster: Clean'd Up!

Attic of Disaster: Clean'd Up!

Attic of Disaster: Clean'd Up!

It is simply now the attic of a house I don't want to own anymore.

An attic that when I saw the house in May of 2003 I said "This will be an insane room for toys!"

And that it was. A gloriously insane four years!

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After living my robot collecting life much the same way, it was that shot of the AoD that really crystallized my resolve to get organized. Not being organized was slowly eroding my enthusiasm for toy robots. Buying them got pointless after a while since they'd just end up in a big pile forgotten. But knowing that there was at least someone else out there going through the same thing helped me turn it all around.

Probably the biggest regret I have is that I never got my crap organized when I made some friends in Tucson, Arizona who would have liked to see my collection. I always went to their house but I could never invite them over to mine because the robot room was such a big mess. When it came time to move it was a bittersweet experience seeing the robot room empty.

Farewell, AoD. You were an inspiration to me to get my crap together. You will live forever, so long as there is one collector with a messy robot room.

If we can't keep our geekness totally under control then we shouldn't be allowed to have it at all.

that was very funny! and WOW, 2000 toys!!! wow. not that i should talk...my craft room looks like a fabric store threw up in it...you are certainly not alone! :D

"If we can't keep our geekness totally under control then we shouldn't be allowed to have it at all." ~ so true, nala. I've got only about 1/10th of what you have and already I can find that if I don't do something about it soon, they will turn into a mess and I will feel my passion for these precious toys erode away... well I'm getting married in 3 months and am moving to a new place with hopefully room for some nice display cases so I can organize them by product line. After all I do want to invite friends over so I can show-off to the non or newb collectors. That's a big part of why people collect these toys for sure. :p

Meanwhile, where the heck do you store 2000 toys?

Good luck with your house sale!

epanda: I have most of the loose items in large plastic bins. The majority of the bins are currently in an offsite storage location. The boxed stuff went into larger storage boxes. Some went offsite but most of them are in the attic closet or here.

Counting Star Wars, Transformers, Gundam kits, and assorted other figures, I THINK I have 2,000 toys. Most of the Star Wars figures are in carrying cases, and most of my Gundam kits are on an el-cheapo Wal-Marto entertainment center (or, sadly, unbuilt and still in their boxes). I've just reached the point where I've filled the 5 shelves I had dedicated to Transformers and am running out of space. And at last count, I had about $5,000 invested in video games and consoles (conservatively estimating the games at $20 bucks a pop). It does indeed get out of hand really quick if you don't keep it under control.

Nala: congratulations on finally getting everything packed up. I hate packing. I'm never going to move again.

Counting Star Wars, Transformers, Gundam kits, and assorted other figures, I THINK I have 2,000 toys. Most of the Star Wars figures are in carrying cases, and most of my Gundam kits are on an el-cheapo Wal-Marto entertainment center (or, sadly, unbuilt and still in their boxes). I've just reached the point where I've filled the 5 shelves I had dedicated to Transformers and am running out of space. And at last count, I had about $5,000 invested in video games and consoles (conservatively estimating the games at $20 bucks a pop). It does indeed get out of hand really quick if you don't keep it under control.

Nala: congratulations on finally getting everything packed up. I hate packing. I'm never going to move again.

I have no interest in counting my toys. Is that strange? (in fact, I'm looking to liquidate, but BW, BM, and UT stuff doesn't go for jack.)

well therers always room on my shelf if it gets mad hectic.id glady take some thank you.

heck id even build them kits for you.

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