For the first posting on a freshly-minted blog, I can think of nothing better than a challenge from Cool and Collected’s also freshly-minted Pop Culture League. I have been a collector of pop culture for most of my life. A few years ago, after purchasing a veritable landing party of Archer spacemen, I came across a posting on Cool and Collected entitled “Invasion of the vintage Spacemen!” Someone else who shared my weakness for plastic spacemen! I became a devoted reader, and soon, a short-lived member of the now-defunct League of Extraordinary Bloggers. Then grad school happened, and my blog faded into oblivion.
A few days ago, I noticed Cool and Collected had started a new call-to-keyboards for pop culture bloggers, and I felt myself compelled to craft a new site and start my efforts anew. With a much larger collection than before and an abundance of cluttered shelves to photograph, the chance to share a Shelfie was too good to pass up. So here is my addition to the Pop Culture League:
Two shelves of assorted 80s and 90s toys. Some of my favorites are the Bucky O’Hare line and my Rocky and Clubber Lang figures.
To show the extent of my Gremlins obsession, here is what happened to an antique cobbler’s bench I found.
Here are some other wonderful Shelfies: