Sunday, May 12, 2013

31 Days to a Better Toy Collection Challenge: Day 11

Vintage Kenner Death Star World action playsets from the Batcave Toy Room
 Open the blast doors! Open the blast doors!

I had a request from toy collector JBoypacman to see more of my Death Star Playsets. So, here's a lesson in ask and thy shall receive.

Up next is a look at my Death Star World clean up project. I now have mint condition figures for both my Death Star Compactor and Death Escape action playsets. This pretty much wraps up the restoration of these two sets. However, I still need to dig up the the draw bridge for the Death Star Escape. I know I've come across it recently and I have a feeling I was thinking, what was this from? I hope I didn't sell it as part of some parts lot.

Display of vintage Star Wars Micro Collection Death Star World Playsets

I had originally centered these playsets on the shelf, but when the doors are closed the frames for the doors distract from the view. So, I decided to move the sets over, which now leaves room for a Micro Collection X-Wing fighter and TIE fighter. The direct view still cuts off a portion of the view of the playsets, but for me this is less annoying.

Size comparison with vinatge 3 3/4 inch Star Wars action figure and Micro Collection Playsets
Also, there was a misunderstanding on a question from collector Hobgoblin238 on how 3 3/4 figures would work along these sets. Here's another stab at attempting to show the scale and displayability of the two.

I am feeling really good about this challenge. Has anyone else been inspired to do the same and clean up their toy collection?

About the author: John Sholtz is an avid toy collector and the interim editor of the Batcave Toy Room due to the abrupt death of Bruce Wayne. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter at, Facebook, Google+ and Linkedin.


  1. Hey thanks John and I really love this set! I might have to get one at some point which is funny because I don't even collect Star Wars but have always liked the ideal of the Death Star.

    1. I love the Death Star and as a kid I always wanted to be on the side of the Empire so I could build one.

  2. I'm loving your countdown John, and it is starting to inspire me to shake up my shelves again. I know daily updates are TOUGH, so congrats on keeping up so far! Already looking forward to the next one. ;)

    1. Thanks Brian. I'd love to see your arrangements some day.


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