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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

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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April 2012
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