Star Wars Room: 2022 Gallery

Here is a look at my Star Wars room at the end of 2022. Be sure to check out the Star Wars Room page for more!

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Stretching That Star Wars Collecting Budget in 2023

When prices really started climbing for Star Wars figures I knew something had to give. I couldn’t continue to buy like I used to with a clear conscience; after all it’s a hobby. One of the first things that I stopped doing was army building. Not that I would go out and buy 10 of the latest trooper, but I would get at least enough for a small squad. Or over time buy one or two and have the troops grow that way. For years it worked with stormtroopers, cantina aliens, Jawas, tusken raiders and rebel pilots but now when figures are costing $23CDN and more I have to be extremely picky.

With the Din Djarin and Migs Mayfeld Transport Trooper figures (VC251 and VC229), I decided that I would settle for two and at least have a driver/co-driver. In fact I bought one and waited a couple months before getting the second. Not wanting to waste the heads underneath, especially the ONLY Migs head we have, I used some beater GI Joe heads so the helmets could be used and repurposed the Migs and Din heads for quick customs. Now the troopers can pilot an Imperial Troop Transport or act as a guard for a random imperial.

Not ideal but that’s modern StarWars collecting.

The Star Wars Room Timeline

July 6, 2022

If you listened to the Sandcrawler podcast we spent a lot of time talking about our Star Wars rooms and in my case that included getting into diorama building and dabbling in customizing Star Wars figures. We posted alot of those discussions in blog form on our website and I’m happy to report that I have finally moved those articles over to this site.

What you’ll find in The Star Wars Room (which you can also access from the home page) are articles on various decisions I’ve made over the years in my room. From replacing mismatched furniture to painting the walls to building dioramas to expanding my Rebel base from one tabletop to a multi-level monstrosity you can follow along in my journey as a Star Wars collector.

I’m by no means an expert collector, customizer or diorama builder but I have discovered that taking those next steps in collecting and displaying Star Wars toys is often quite easy and it doesn’t take much to see cool and fun results. With that in mind, I hope you’ll find some inspiration as you follow along with the progress of my Star Wars passion.


I did a thing.

I spent the day in the Star Wars room going through my carded collection as it was time to reduce that particular focus to make room in the collection. I ended up posting 12 or so figures on Facebook Marketplace and another dozen or so I chose to open up. So I did my first ever Instagram live unboxing. I also talked about why I was reducing my collection and it felt good to be talking about it. Enjoy!

New Shelves, New Colours in the Star Wars Room

September 2018

 I took advantage of the Labour Day Weekend to replace my mismatched book cases with the help of my friend Ryan. Instead of varying shades of boring brown I went with three bright, shiny, white IKEA Billy bookcases.  I kept a larger shelf and painted it white to match the rest. 

Before: used, beat up brown book cases
After: bright white IKEA Billy bookcases.
Vintage Kenner displayed on clear, acrylic shelving

The other big change that happened was expanding my Rebel base. Instead of a sheet of plywood resting on my wife’s hope chest, I mounted shelving to the wall which will give me all the space I will (hopefully) ever need as I expand my favourite part of my collection.

Click here for a thread of tweets thatI did one night as I was putting my figures back on display.

Thanks Ryan!

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