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Star wars man cave, anyone else collect things and have a room to display?

GrinchyGrinchy Member Posts: 81 Pioneering
So i'm a massive Star Wars fan, i remember going to see the first movie back in the seventies when i was a little boy, it really touched a nerve, and all through my childhood abuse, it kept me going, no matter how bad it got i always knew Luke and the gang would be there for me, so onto the room, a few years ago my Daughter moved out to go to Uni, so that meant the box room was free, so i got a few cabinets and got to work filling them
i have a leather recliner chair in there and when things get bad or i'm in pain, i go in there and chill out, really helps me, yes i'm a nerd, but thats not a bad thing
heres my view from the recliner










anyone else have a room they can relax in, can be anything, music/ library/ other

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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 654 Pioneering
    Wow that is really cool!!
  • GrinchyGrinchy Member Posts: 81 Pioneering
    thank you, glad you like the cave! :)
  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,214 Disability Gamechanger
    That is fab, @Grinchy! You have a great collection there!  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • GrinchyGrinchy Member Posts: 81 Pioneering
    Thank you @Ails, its my peacefull place, i do love it 
  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,214 Disability Gamechanger
    You are welcome, @Grinchy.  We all need a peaceful place to retreat to when times get tough.  For me it's the bedroom when my hubby becomes annoying, lol!  I like sitting on my bed with the cat on my lap.  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • GrinchyGrinchy Member Posts: 81 Pioneering
    Yes i agree your own space is very nice sometimes, we had our dog sandy until we had to have her put down last year, here i am with her, i loved her and it was hard to say goodbye


    do you have any pics of your cat?
  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,214 Disability Gamechanger
    Aww, Sandy is gorgeous, @grinchy.  I'm so sorry to hear of your loss as it is very hard when we lose a pet.  I'm sure Sandy brought you many years of joy.  Yes, I don't need any excuse to share pics of my cat, Christy.  She is my wee fur baby and so spoilt!  Here she is -


    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • GrinchyGrinchy Member Posts: 81 Pioneering
    Thank you @Ails, yes it hit us very hard she came down with a sudden infection and within minutes of getting to the vets it was all over, i don't mind telling you i cried my leg off, she was nearly 11, your cat Christy looks lovely, i bet she is a character, love her colouring
  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,214 Disability Gamechanger
    Aww that is so sad, @Grinchy.  It is devastating when they go as often it is so sudden so no wonder you were in bits.  When I was younger and still living with my parents, we had 2 Dalmatians, William and Oscar, and it was heartbreaking when each of them had to be put to sleep at age 13 as their back ends were going and they couldn't walk.  I remember being at work when Oscar went and I was in floods of tears and had to be sent home early I was so upset!  

    Thank you for your kind comments about Christy.  Yes, she is a rescue cat and is aged 7.  Yes, a lot of people like her colouring, thanks.  She is a real diva, very sweet natured, but knows her own mind and if she doesn't want to do something she won't do it.  A lot of people think having a cat is less bother than a dog, certainly not in Christy's case as she is hard work at times, as she is a house cat, but we love her dearly and wouldn't be without her!  :smiley:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • GrinchyGrinchy Member Posts: 81 Pioneering
    Aww, she sounds lovely @Ails, i like cats but the wife is allergic, both my daughters have cats and they love them, thanks for your nice comments about Sandy, appreciate it 
  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,214 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you, @Grinchy.  That is a shame your wife is allergic to cats, but nice that your daughters have cats and love them.  They make good companions.  Yes, Sandy is lovely!  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 2,297 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Grinchy - Wow, I'm impressed with your Star Wars room! We used to do car boots many years ago, & used to sell many of the figures & vehicles....I recognize some you have!
    Here's my spare bedroom. My joiner sort of got used to me after he'd fitted me a new kitchen, which had to have a bookcase for my cookery, gardening & art books. So when I said I would like a day bed (with another bed on castors hidden underneath) with a bookcase at one end, he just said 'of course'. Then he added me a shelf above each window. More books on top of the storage unit he built me too.
    I also have 2 stacking bookcases, which my son has mainly taken over + more of his books in boxes, which seem to have taken up residence! At least I get to borrow them..... :)

  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 2,297 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm sorry to read about you losing your little dog Sandy. I have 3 grandchildren, & a granddog. That's my son's dog, who is a little Bedlington terrier. I often looked after him whilst my son was working before this pandemic. I miss him, but don't think my cat does! :)
  • GrinchyGrinchy Member Posts: 81 Pioneering
    Wow @chiarieds that's a great room, lots of storage very nice, thanks for your nice comments regarding Sandy, with three grandchildren and a grandog you have your hands full!
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 6,420 Scope community team
    That's an incredible room there @Grinchy. I really like the textures on the Falcon. Do you have a favourite piece of memorabilia?
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  • GrinchyGrinchy Member Posts: 81 Pioneering
    Hey @Adrian_Scope, thanks glad you like the room, my favourite piece is the falcon, i repainted it to look weathered and worn, it comes in a flat grey plastic, but i felt like it should look dirty, cheers
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 6,420 Scope community team
    Grinchy said:
    Hey @Adrian_Scope, thanks glad you like the room, my favourite piece is the falcon, i repainted it to look weathered and worn, it comes in a flat grey plastic, but i felt like it should look dirty, cheers
    Definitely looks better dirty. It's supposed to be a bucket of bolts after all. Love it. Thanks for sharing.
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  • GrinchyGrinchy Member Posts: 81 Pioneering
    Hey @66Mustang, thats a cool pinboard, sounds like you have a nice car collection to, i had most of my collection in storage before my daughter left, nice to finally show it
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 6,441 Disability Gamechanger
    Wow, my husband would be jealous! We are avid superhero fans, mainly Marvel, but husband does love Star Wars!
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  • GrinchyGrinchy Member Posts: 81 Pioneering
    Hey @Ami2301, i do enjoy the marvel movies to, but my first love is star wars, glad you like the room
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 8,360 Scope community team
    I collect picture programmes from the shows I have seen at the theatre. Such a lovely reminder, especially since all the shows I was seeing this year have been cancelled! 
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  • GrinchyGrinchy Member Posts: 81 Pioneering
    Hey @Chloe_Scope, thats cool, my son is studying musical theatre, and has various programes from shows he has seen, it is a shame about all the various cancelled shows, we will be back to normal eventually i'm sure
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 8,360 Scope community team
    That's amazing @Grinchy! I imagine that is really interesting to learn about. :)
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  • alieshiaalieshia Member Posts: 30 Courageous
    @Grinchy your collection is incredibly impressive! I'm glad you enjoy it so much. You must forgive me though I have never watched the films! I keep meaning too, Sci-Fi is one of my favourite genres. I'm a definite Trekkie so worried I won't have room in my heart for Star Wars too. Which film should I watch first? I'll keep you posted on what I think when I see it. 

    @chiarieds that day bed looks like heaven to me! All those books  <3

    @66Mustang my dad loves single malt whiskey too! I recognise a lot of those brands. Have you been up to the Highlands to visit the distilleries? 

    @Chloe_Scope I cant wait to start visiting theatres and watching shows. It's one of my top goals when its safe to go out again. What is your favourite programme/show? 

    I've struggled with making my house a home through anxiety so I started picking up nice bits from places I've travelled to or visited as physical reminders of the good memories, for example, I have a little Troll sitting on a shelf from Norway which always makes me smile. I am doing up my spare room/office and in there I want to have a collection of pretty covered hardback versions of my favourite books. Little Women shall be my first purchase and take pride of place when all the decorating is done. I've grown to realise these physical items can have a  positive impact on my mental health so am embracing it  <3

  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 8,360 Scope community team
    My favourite show would have to be Hamilton or Wicked! @alieshia what would yours be?
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  • GrinchyGrinchy Member Posts: 81 Pioneering
    @Alishia glad you like the room, i would suggest watching the original three movies from the seventies and eighties, starting with star wars a new hope, those are what started it all and our my favourites, i love trek to! just working my way through next gen on bluray, 
  • alieshiaalieshia Member Posts: 30 Courageous
    @Chloe_Scope I really want to see Wicked! 
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 654 Pioneering
    alieshia said:

    @66Mustang my dad loves single malt whiskey too! I recognise a lot of those brands. Have you been up to the Highlands to visit the distilleries? 

    No I haven't but that's a trip I really want to make, along with visiting The Highland Chocolatier (look him up!)! :smiley: Have you or your dad been to the distilleries and if so what are they like?
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 8,360 Scope community team
    alieshia said:
    @Chloe_Scope I really want to see Wicked! 
    It was amazing @alieshia!! Have you listened to the soundtrack?
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  • AvsNutWhalleyAvsNutWhalley Member Posts: 23 Connected
    I collect sports memorbilla. I like US sports and English football. I collect cards equipment and Jeresys 
  • GrinchyGrinchy Member Posts: 81 Pioneering
    Hey @AvsNutWhalley, would love to see your collection, feel free to add any pics here
  • GrinchyGrinchy Member Posts: 81 Pioneering
    So i tidied around today and did some dusting, with most of the collection behind glass it doesn't get to bad, but still needs a clean







  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,214 Disability Gamechanger
    It all looks great, @grinchy!  Does it take you long to clean it all?  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • GrinchyGrinchy Member Posts: 81 Pioneering
    Thanks @Ails, it takes a couple of hours, i don't mind, keeps me busy
  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,214 Disability Gamechanger
    Oh that's great!  You have done a fab job of it!  It reminds me that I really need to get around to clearing out my display cabinet and dusting it and all my ornaments.  Needs must!   :p
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • GrinchyGrinchy Member Posts: 81 Pioneering
    Thank you, i enjoy pottering around in my room, any excuse really, lol, good luck on cleaning your cabinet
  • M_AnthonyM_Anthony Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 280 Pioneering
    Hey @Grinchy, I am a huge Star Wars fan, I wish I kept my stuff. You have a great collection there!

    In terms of collecting, I collect old arcade game boards which I hook up to a TV. I also loved the original Star Wars arcade game made in 1983 by Atari, I am not sure if you have played or heard of it? Anyway while I don't have it yet I am looking to get this licensed replica at some point this year for my game collection.
    https://arcade1up.com/products/star-wars


  • GrinchyGrinchy Member Posts: 81 Pioneering
    Hey @M_Anthony glad to see another fan, glad you like the collection, your collection sounds interesting, i do indeed remember the original star wars game, many happy memories playing it, it was a brilliant game, i've seen the new arcade cabinet, not seen it available over here, hope you get one
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 6,420 Scope community team
    Looks like there's a bit of a story going on in that bottom picture involving Darth Vader and the (lazy?) rebel trooper @Grinchy!
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 8,360 Scope community team
    A great collection @Grinchy
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  • GrinchyGrinchy Member Posts: 81 Pioneering
    Hey @Adrian_Scope, good eye, the poor soul has come a croppa of lord vader!  :), and thanks @Chloe_Scope, glad you like it
  • GrinchyGrinchy Member Posts: 81 Pioneering
    Finished my tidy round, took some more pics, these are my curtains, similar to my childhood ones, proper 80's curtains :)


      Heres my vintage collection of figures, a lot of these are my childhood originals, some were payment for abuses from my father, but i can look past that and remember the joy they brought me separate to the pain

    top shelf is star wars, second shelf is empire strikes back and 3rd shelf is return of the jedi
     


    Jedi and boxed vehicles, this cabinet is were the bulk of the valuable side of the collection is, theres money in the whole collection but the vintage is most valuable, left to the wife and kids







  • M_AnthonyM_Anthony Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 280 Pioneering
    @Grinchy

    Nice. Do you have any Lightsabers?
  • GrinchyGrinchy Member Posts: 81 Pioneering
    cheers i have a few and one of the force fx ones

  • JadeB90JadeB90 Member Posts: 13 Connected
    HI :) your collection is huge! I don't have any pictures to hand right now, but I collect anything to do with the movie 'Labyrinth'. I have coasters, wall art, plushies....my partner collects comic books so our home is rather eclectic lol. 
  • GrinchyGrinchy Member Posts: 81 Pioneering
    Hi, @JadeB90, your collection sounds great, i love the film labyrinth,i made a couple of busts of the characters




  • JadeB90JadeB90 Member Posts: 13 Connected
  • GrinchyGrinchy Member Posts: 81 Pioneering
    cheers glad you like them
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 6,420 Scope community team
    Those curtains are fantastic! They remind me very much of a pair of Hook curtains we had featuring Dustin Hoffman in heavy makeup that terrified the life out of a 5-year-old me.
    I think it's interesting watching the evolution of detail on some of these figures too. Do you prefer your original stuff @Grinchy or the newer bits you've picked up? 

    My other half is pretty into Labyrinth @JadeB90. She's been serenading (harassing) me and the kids with 'Magic Dance' for years. What's your best piece of memorabilia?
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  • GrinchyGrinchy Member Posts: 81 Pioneering
    Hey @Adrian_Scope, glad you liked the curtains, yours sounded scary reminds me of a muppets poster i had in my room, by day i loved them, by night those pingpong eyes just bored into me, lol.
    The collection is a mix of both modern and vintage, i like modern, but my favourite is the childhood vintage figures and minirigs,
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