Collect_Them_All's Collection Showcase
April 2012
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Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada,  I have been a long time Comic Book Fanboy and Action Figure Collector. My first action figures that I can recall were the Mego Superman and Mego Spiderman, plus the Six Million Dollar Man by Kenner. 

My collection is focused more on 1980s ...

Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada,  I have been a long time Comic Book Fanboy and Action Figure Collector. My first action figures that I can recall were the Mego Superman and Mego Spiderman, plus the Six Million Dollar Man by Kenner. 

My collection is focused more on 1980s toy/comic book/movie properties that I grew up on. I love the vintage look but appreciate the all the details the come with today's action figures. I'm not a completest (for the most part) and I usually open all my items to play and display. 

As a kid, I remember playing a lot with many Star Wars figures in the backyard, carrying around lots of GoBots in my pockets to my friends' places and having my Masters of the Universe figures displayed on an old black and white bookcase in my room. I would play with the G.I. Joe S.H.A.R.C. and Cobra Water Moccasin in the bathtub, play with my Knight Rider Knight 2000 Turbo Booster Launcher on the kitchen floor and run around with a towel or blanket around my neck with my Super Powers Superman and pretending to fly. Those were great days! 

Eventually, everyone grows up (or thinks they have to grow up) and I had later sold all of my original toys at flea markets. Over the years (probably like some other collectors), I have gone through my periods of selling, buying, selling and buying again pieces for my collection for various reasons. I have very few regrets in life, and selling my original toys is one of them. Not because those toys are worth money now. It is because those toys represent lots of happy and imaginative times from my childhood spent with family and old friends. 

Currently, I'm collecting action figures from the MOTUC, DCUC, Marvel Select, TMNT and Star Wars lines, as well as items by NECA. I enjoy toy photography and tweeting/blogging about action figures (http://collectthemall.ca). Each weekend I still feel the thrill of the toy hunt when I go to my local stores and flea markets for vintage items. I look online too for items. (I still need to find another Mego Superman and Spiderman to have along side my Six Million Dollar Man figure... like old times.)

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