Alright, here we go with the promised Geek Museum post. Thanks to everyone who sent me pictures and I hope I didn't miss anyone. You are all spectacularly geeky. I love it.
We'll start off with a couple of out-takes from my own collection. First, here is a truly terrifying rendition of the Simpson family, made out of pistachio shells. I bought them at a market in Greenwich, England a couple of years ago. How could I resist?
Even more confusing is that piece of tree that came with them as a display base.
God that Homer cracks me up.
And here's the cake that Matt had the good and confused people at Dairy Queen make for my birthday last year. He provided the sketch, and their icing artists re-created it...with some pretty screwy eyes on Batman:
I like Superman's gut oozing over his belt.
Let's see what you guys have...
arch_schatten's got Justice League dishes, an obscure little Robin figure, a cool blanket, a Batman alarm clock, and a genuine Bat Phone!
Chris McClaren has an Alan Moore shrine and Cthulhu poker chips:
Bob Fries has a pretty great little homemade wooden Spider-Man from Acapulco:
Elayne Riggs has some awesome art. I love the Alan Davis Hulk wedding portrait! That's a sweet wedding present.
April Steele also has some custom artwork to show off, these pictures are by Joel Priddy and Dean Tripp respectively:
I love that anti-Supergirl character! I'd totally hang out with her.
Eric DeSantis has an impressive Green Lantern collection. I love how they are displayed. I hope Hal Jordan never sees this because it would totally go to his head:
Jon's got a pretty sexy bed...and a big fluffy kitty!!!
And a Tumbler:
Jennifer and Dan have a pretty rocking collection, including some customized Lego figures, a Bat necktie, and sexily-posed movie figures:
And here are all the Lego figures playing in a rock band!!!
Awesome! Also...a Smallville t-shirt:
John Anderson has a large collection of Japenese Kubrick figures from The Story of Moominvalley. I don't know what that is, but these figures are pretty great-looking:
Jon Hex has a mighty army of action figures:
And if that isn't enough to scare burglars away, there's this Alex Ross Batman print:
Another attractive bed:
And look in his freezer!
Judging by the vast amount of frozen dinners, I'm going to guess that Jon Hex doesn't like to cook.
Martin Henley has my dream bathroom:
No shortage of reading material there!
And he has a whole lot of figures in cool little shelving units:
He also has a pretty cute kid:
Matt Morgan's got all sorts of stuff:
I am impressed by the amount of Mini-Mates, and by the heroes vs villains set-up. But where are the Booster Gold and Blue Beetle ones? Those ones are awesome!
Check out the Doom Room:
And the homemade Green Lantern rings:
Heather Fitzpatrick shows her commitment to loving Smallville with this Smallville High letterman jacket:
She also has a life-size Spider-Man:
That thing would scare me every single time I walked in the room if it were in my house.
Matthew Brown keeps all his friends at work, proudly letting his co-workers know that he is a nerd. And a Brett Favre fan:
Maxo also decorates his office. He's got a Monitor with an eraser for a head:
A break-dancing Spider-Man:
A fleet of pirate ships:
Plus some Cowboy Bebop figures and a bust of a Wampa:
Matthew Heslin sent a (tiny) picture of his Alex Robinson sketch...of the Box Office Poison cast as the Giffen-DeMatteis Justice League. That's pretty awesome:
Moriah Sellers has a very impressive (and shiny) crystal collection to rival the Fortress of Solitude:
I love the Smallville Kryptonite octagonal disc. Now THAT is a nerdy item! I want one!
Rachel has an large arsenal of Bat items, including a real live batarang:
It apparently only cost $4. And it's sharp! No girl should be without one. She also has a Batmobile toothbrush:
And a utility belt to keep them in:
Plus...a Mrs Welling t-shirt!
But...I thought I was Mrs Welling!
Tremble before Roy MacKenzie's Gundam collection:
He loves robots of all types:
He also has a whole lot of Batman Lego:
Argh! I want that Batcave set so bad! It seems to have been infiltrated by Marvel villains. And Sandman is punching Luke Cage in the face!
Here's an excellent use of Mini-Mates:
The Mutt has a really old, really awesome ceramic Chewie mug:
He also scored this William Shatner LP:
I'll bet that sounds as good as it looks. Really, really good.
He also dressed like Starbuck at a Jethro Tull concert in 1979. That's not technically an item, but it is very nerdy:
So, I know you are all wondering who wins the contest and the signed copy of Shenanigans. It was not an easy decision, but after much deliberation, I have to go with Paul Hylemon. He painted one whole wall of his house with the Booster Gold symbol. I think this wins not only because it's an entire wall, but because it's Booster Gold. And you know how I love fans of secondary characters.
Plus, this wall looks awesome:
I love it because it could almost fool someone into thinking he's just a Dallas Cowboys fan, but it's really something way nerdier (and way better).
So congrats to Paul, and thanks again to everyone else. Because, in a way, you're all winners. And that's one to grow on.