Holy crap.. I assume the little one is the Kreo one? That's awesome work! What did you use for the diorama/backdrop?
Wow, it’s like the Joe aisle at Children’s Palace back in the heyday, but also in Japanese. Nostalgia +
I can’t believe your wife is THAT flexible. I can buy whatever I want if I can afford it, but that is to such extremes I cannot even fathom trying to slide that by.
This is the same arrangement I have with the new wife and I obviously do not tell her the price tag on items like FansToys Phoenix or Castle Greyskull, but I guess I'm just not as bold. She just thinks everything big costs $100 or is an even cheaper KO from China. Of course it's only been 5yrs, so I do not have all that history to fall back on as an insurance policy. The new offspring has already cut my spending to the bones, but I honestly do not mind since my MP collection is complete (and packed into tubs a month ago) and I only really buy a Siege or Megabloks figure here and there out of boredom/need an escape/pat myself on the back.The vintage Children's Palace vibe was totally what I was going for when I started the collection and subsequently built the room. But alas, it was too good to last. The opposite side of the room looks just like that but with modern "vintage" Star Wars stuff. And the back wall is all MIB G1-style transformers (mostly KOs and reissues.) It's the anti-pink-isle, no doubt.
Oh, she's flexible alright... wait, what were we talking about?
My wife takes the attitude that as long as the bills are paid, all our needs are met, and I think we can afford it, she's not going to say anything. But I do the book-keeping, and I don't print itemized lists of what I spend on toys and rub them under her nose... b/c not stupid.
However, she also knows that the family comes first. When private school tuition was looming, I sold the majority of the MOC collection and a ton of other toys, comic art, etc and made a killing. It was so much that paypal reported me to the IRS, and I had to pay taxes on the profits. Bottom line, she's low maintenance, wants me to be happy, and trusts me to have my priorities straight. You can't put a price on that.