I want to get this up before I attend Anime USA this weekend, and with me not even starting the typing until the Monday before the con, it's best that I get my butt moving.
One thing you got to say about parents who are aware of you and your relatives' hobbies: they know the type of items you're going to need. That's the case of my father, who loves to go to the nearby thrift store on a regular basis (with him and my mother usually making a trip there every Sunday morning). It started about a few weeks ago when he saw a curio cabinet there. When he saw it, he had in mind that my mother (with some planning help from me) has set up a Department 56 miniature village based on the 1983 film A Christmas Story in the buffet. However, at the same time, there was another person that would use it: someone who happens to be collecting anime figures, but is slowly running out of room in his Detolf cabinet.
Of course, before we can decide what to do with the curio cabinet, there's one thing thing that needed to be done: I had to know if it would fit in my room. At the same time, my father needed to get stuff out of the back of his truck in preparations for a day trip to Philly to attend my niece's first birthday. Thus, when he brought the cabinet into house, I checked to see if I had enough room for it on top of my dresser (which is where I kept my Nendoroids and Busou Shinki figures). Sure enough, there was room for it, and after moving some pegs around (to change the height of where the shelves go), I set it up so that way I have two shelves for the figures. Immediately after I set up the shelf, I placed my Busou Shinki figures on the top shelf, while me starting the transfer of some of better pieces of my figure collection to the bottom shelf some time after returning from my niece's birthday party.
However, that's not the end of my story. This past Friday, my father had the day off due to Vetrans' Day, and naturally, he and my mother spent the morning going to the thrift store. This time around, he ended up buying TWO curio cabinets. The first one is a tall white one that's for my mother, with her currently using it to contain the printer to her computer, additional miniature village items, and a pair of Department 56 Peanuts pieces that my eldest brother got me for my birthday (Mom and I are already interested in doing another Xmas village based on the Peanuts). At the same time, my father also bought an additional curio cabinet for me. That's right, after finding some clearing off a cabinet top that was cluttered with stuff, I now have TWO curio cabinets in my room, with the second one set up to hold three shelves of figures. The top shelf in the second shelf is for my Nendoroid figures. Meanwhile, I've transferred more figures from the Detolf cabinet to this cabinet.
With the two cabinets, that means I now have plenty more space for more figures, which is great given the upcoming convention and the pre-orders that will be coming in the next few months. The only problem: editting my collection to reflect the moved figures.