Damn. Well, then let me know if you start allowing pilgrims to the lair. BTW, what are those on the large map? Are they attraction pins? Do you have a close up pic of just the map? I'd be interested to see it, since I just bought my own map and I want ideas on what to do with it.
The King is back and he's ready to kick some tail. Do not mess with a mouse in black.
Marge: Barnacle Bill's Home Pregnancy Test? Homer, shouldn't we have gone with a better-known brand?
Homer: But Marge, this one came with a corn-cob pipe!
Marge: [reading from the test box] "Ahoy, Maties! If the water turns blue, a baby for you! If purple ye see, no baby thar be!"
Homer: So, which is it? Blue or purple?
Marge: "If ye test should fail, to a doctor set sail!"
The map is one I got at the Press Event when the New Tomorrowland opened and it has no printing or anything other that land names on it. I have a scanner and a program that allows me to make poster sized prints in segments. I mounted the enlarged picture on black foam board and what you see around the border are all the 65 attraction pins that were originally sold at the Emporium before the Pin Trading madness took hold. These pins where issued every Sunday for about a year and they are mainly old attractions that are not around anymore, plus some of the newer pins for the current rides. Using colored pins and yarn (A different color for each "Land") the idea is that each pin has a line to the area or building that the ride used to occupy or currently occupies. As you can see, some of the buildings in Tomorrowland have had a few rides in them over the years. The pins around the inside of the border are character pins that I felt belonged there or I just liked. I have about 10 more pins to add, but this a real pain to pin as it's so big and heavy, and getting it off the wall is very hard and putting it back up is even harder. So that isn't done very often.
Not really. They don't have eyes that glow in the dark. And they don't come to life when I leave. So, they are just my toys, and I love to display my toys. It's the way I live now that I am living by myself. It's really fun. It's like coming home to my own private Fantasyland evey night. After a hard days work at Life Alert, walking in and having all the animated toys react to the light and start singing or moving is really very neat.
My prized item. A 3 1/2 foot tall (that's life sized) plush of Roger Rabbit". This is not the same cheap version that was sold briefly at Disneyland. This is one from store display and is very well made and the colors are correct.
And one last shot from last night, is the Main Shelf back corner showing my super hero collection of toys, posters and action figures. Also seen on the side of the picture is a huge blueprint of Disneyland made around the 1970's:
Well, that's it for now. I hope you enjoy looking at these as much as I enjoyt putting stuff on display. I have some new dioramas in the works on everything from Star Wars to Harry Potter to Aliens vs Predator and redoing the Lord Of The Rings display to show about 20 new figures. Don't ask where I am going to put all this new stuff. I sort of make it up as I go along.