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Yo, guys, VIR here.
I'm a college student who loves toys: need I say more?
I started collecting by definition in middle school with Star Wars figures. What started with a single Han Solo ended up with 50+ Star Wars figures and multitudes upon multitudes of Transformers, Joes, Riders, and what not.
I started collecting because of that one Han Solo. I wanted the only main cast, but then, well... we see how well I controlled myself. :B
My primary interests in collecting include Macross, Gundam, and other robot shows. Some of my earliest exposure to robots was through Transformers: The Movie and Macross: Clash of the Bionoids
My name is Josh, and I'm a Technical Communication major at SPSU in GA. I absolutely LOVE toys. The only thing I love more than toys is bigger toys. I'm a fan of all sorts of things, including robots, giant robots, super robots, giant transforming super robots, androids, mechs, transforming mechs, men in spandex suits, men in rubber suits, men in rubber or spandex suits fighting other men in rubber or spandex suits, and My Little Pony.
I collect all sorts of wonderful trinkets, but I'm most fond of my Transformers and Kamen Rider toys. I love S.H. Figuarts (Please don't cheap out on us, Bandai), Figmas, and all sorts of action figure lines. I've recently discovered the wonders of S.I.C. Kiwami Tamashii toys. Forgive me if I'm rambling.
I love toys.
An avid fan of science fiction in general, anime in particular and giant robots more than anything, I dabble in collecting and Gundam model building when not at work or in college.
While I'm always open for a rousing exchange of ideas and respect that different fans love different things, I won't stand for any slander against GaoGaiGar. There, I said it. ^_^
As most, my brother and I aquired Jumbo Machindas during Christmas time back in late 70's and just started to re-aquire my long lost past. In my collection are Mattel 1st run versions of Mazinga, Dragun, Giaking. And a third euro version of Raideen. Also have a very nice V3 jumbo Rider and looking for a very nice Kame Bazooka jumbo and Hasami Jaguar jumbo.
I have a small collection of Kamen Rider role play toys (mainly belts) and the Shinkenger origami mecha line (all of them, including Kyorumaru). Starting to add some Power Animals from the Gaoranger mecha line since watching EVA_Unit_4A's reviews of the Gaoranger Power Animal line. Big fan of Super Sentai mecha toys and Kamen Rider belts.
Galaxy Express 999, Space Battleship Yamato, Captain Harlock, most anything Leiji Matsumoto. Mazinger Z, Macross & Robotech, Godaikins, Transformers, Henshin Cyborg.
I also have unhealthy obsessions with Mazinger Z, Aphrodai, Mad Max, and the '77 Star Wars cantina.
I also collect: Star Wars, Fantastic Four, DC, instruments and LPs.
collectors who collect only for monetary value;
fans who think that being a fan a long time fan entitles them to something;
Collectors who think that what they collect is better than someone else.
I collect various kaiju (mostly Godzilla/Gamera) figures. I have a very small collection, but I've just started collecting. My friend got me into kaiju (about a few months ago), and I've been hooked ever since. My favorite kaiju is still Gamera.
Born and raised in the home of Mr. Big's Toyland; Waltham, Mass. Started collecting them as a pint sized kid and now at 36yoa trying to add to my collection of Shogun Warriors. Currently, I'm on the hunt for the elusive Popy Jumbo Machinder Grendizer! I'll settle for the Mattel version Goldorak if it's in great condition (no box necessary but preferred). Looking to network with others who are into the Jumbo's. I'm all about Shogun's but do have Transformers as well.
I collect mainly robots and a few odd items here and there (monsters, die-cast sports cars, etc). I like basically anything vintage from Transformers to other 80's/90's giant mecha series and yes, even Beast Wars.
I mostly collect Gundam and various other Japanese mecha toys. I got a lot of MSIA figures along with SOC toys. Robots are my primary concern.
My name is Carlo, I'm definitely a fan of toys even since I was a kid. I do have a variety of toy that I do collected and put in a safe room. But all those toys, is now a collection for me, it's been too long for me since the last time that I do play with it. Seriously, I bought them with my own money but I do not play with it. The thing here is that I am also busy on all working as part-time also doing some research for my dissertation. It's really a tough time for me to balance my time in school, work and inside the house. Seems like whenever I have a free time. I do end sleeping the whole day just to regain my energy. Sometimes, it's a bit frustrating that I can't do things that I want the most juts because I do need to think of what is something more important for me. I guess I just have to stick on my goal to finish school first.
Sadly, my collection is mostly packed up at the moment, but once I have a better area for display I will have pictures!
Transformers: Beast Wars was on TV when I was around 4 or 5, and I bought a good amount of the toys at the time. But my interest in Transformers really faded for a long while after Beast Wars, as I did not watch the shows and only picked up a couple of figures each year.
The arrival of the Movie line is a big part of what sparked my interest in Transformers again, and I went nuts! My house filled up with tons of Transformers from many different eras. I think I like my Cybertron stuff the most, followed closely by the Movie line, but it's not an easy decision to make. Animated is pretty cool so far, as are the new Universe/Classics toys.
My interest in toys didn't stray very far at all from Transformers until I discovered CollectionDX. I was looking for pictures of an Evangelion Unit-01 Revoltech, and found JoshB's review! That became my first Revoltech, which now stands among a small handful of others.
CDX was also the very first place I ever heard of "Soul of Chogokin". I bought Baikanfu as my first entry into the line, followed later by Evangelion Unit-03.
Sadly, those are currently (October 13, 2008) the only SoC's I own, but I do have two SoC Spec pieces; Evangelion Unit-00' and Black Sarena. In terms of other gokin, I also have everyone's favorite CM's GoShogun, and CM's Genesic GaoGaiGar. I'd have a lot more, but I'm just a kid with no job and don't have much of an income!
One thing about me is that I don't have to have a connection to a character or series to buy a toy. Black Sarena, GoShogun, and GGGG are perfect examples. I bought those pieces because they simply looked like fun toys.
I wasn't always like this, but, I really like die-cast. The discovery of CDX and all the awesome metal toys there are out there got me hooked on the stuff. Transformable figures are, of course, typically more desirable than others but not a necessity.
Well, not sure what else to say until I can get some pictures up. Stay tuned!