As a geek, anything related to comic books gets me ultra giddy. As such, when I was told that there would be a gathering of statue collectors in Timog yesterday, it didn't take much convincing to get me to travel all the way over there to experience the world of statue collectors.
black shirt from Fairview Terraces / Loki necklace from Fandom Trinkets / hope bracelet from Quirkypedia / grey skirt from TOPS / stripy socks from Proppy Socks / black leather shoes from Chloe Edit for Zalora
I was first introduced to the world of statue collecting back in the 90s. My dad had quite a stunning collection of statues on display at our apartment in Germany. He had Lady Death, The Crypt Keeper, The Crow, Wolverine, and Batman and Robin (to name a few) displayed on our shelves and while he still has them to this day, they sadly aren't on display anymore.
Still, that collection of my dad's was my first taste of real geekery. I found such immense joy staring at those things on lazy days and memorising every crevice and detail of them.
I would also accompany him to Comic Book Laden every weekend to get my fill of Archie comics and to get some Crash Bandicoot statues of my own. (I know, right? What a choice. If I had known then what I know now, I would've grabbed more epic characters off of the shelves.) Little did I know how expensive those statues actually are. In Timog, all of that came to light.
The meeting we were at had everything a geek like me dreams of: stunning statues, geeky giveaways, awesome auctions and a freaking unboxing of the Iron Studios Captain America 1/4 Legacy Replica, which is, by the way, pretty bad-ass.
Despite it being two hours away from where we live and lasting for four hours or so, I had an awesome time, mostly because I felt at home. I don't really know how else to put it.
See, I don't have a lot of geeky friends, so being surrounded by a whole room of people who understand how I feel… well, that made me feel pretty normal. Just knowing that I'm not the only person who goes crazy over geeky things on a daily basis was really enough to make me feel at home, even if I was the only girl there to begin with. Haha. <3
I'm so grateful to be dating a guy right now who gets my geekiness (and may actually even be geekier than me). I'm also super grateful to the SCAPH group for welcoming this newbie collector with open arms. While I don't think I'll be collecting statues on my daddy's level anytime soon, I still thoroughly enjoy ogling them as much as I did as a kid.
Cheers to these South boys for letting me tag along and for not-judging me when I asked for my photos to be taken. (Sorry for using this photo, though… It's the only decent one of me. :p)