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There's nothing terribly unusual about Mike Gardner's home in Cumming, Georgia -- except in the basement, where there lives a world of action figures.

Gardner's collection numbers in the hundreds and includes a large castle diorama, where figures are posed as if on a horror movie "set." Creating these elaborate dioramas, such as a "skeleton army" and a recreation of "War of the Worlds," can each require 150 hours of painstaking work, said Gardner.

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