All right, nerds. I’mma have to be real with you.
You need to stop with the packaged action figures. It’s sending all the wrong signals.
I see a lot of “nerd” rooms that have action figures, still in their boxes, on display like they were cherished tchotchkes. It is my assumption that aside from declaring loudly and proudly that you like nerdy shit, the intention behind this is to convey a sense of fun and childlike whimsy to your visitors. Because who but a fun person would collect Legends of the WWF toys or obscure DC superhero action figures?
But “fun” is not what piles upon piles of toys you cannot play with suggests.