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geadun7's picture

Born in the 1980's i grow up to be a fan of all the classic's Gobots, Transformers, Robotech, both Voltron's and Mighty Orbots so on and so forth. Even the odd thing that only came out on VHS like FORMATORS: Starvenger and the like. Happy day's truely... It wasn't till the mid 1990's that i found out about Getter Robo, Macross, Patlabor and that opened up a new level of MECHA AWESOMENESS!!! (...flash of lighting... clash of thunder...) But above all it's SCI-FI that i'm a fan of doesn't matter if its western, eastern live action or animated.

As for my collection... i've been collecting Voltron, Star Wars, Transformers, Macross, Hot Toys Predators and pretty much what ever takes my fancy.

Coldiron's picture

The first toys I had a passion for collecting were transformers. Optimus Prime was the ideal image of my own father, and him being a truck driver tied the two together even closer. From the first site of transformers, I knew I was a huge robot fan. Unfortunately, my mother threw out all these toys and did not allow me to collect them. A book was produced in the 80s called "Turmoil in the Toybox," that accused all the cartoons and toys of our childhood of being tools of the devil. Through out my childhood I had small bouts of enjoying transformers and Go-bots given to me by relatives before my mother would throw them into the trash. The only other toy I had a passion for as a child was micro machines, most of which were destroyed by a deranged cousin I had. As a teenager, I was able to collect things like Exo Squad and some Gundam, however I had to convince my mother Gundam was not at all related to a cuss word.
Once I became an adult and moved out on my own I began collecting some toys. The few things left over from my childhood and then onto anything I liked. I did not buy that many things till my early 20s. I had became a graphic designer and gained interest in art toys. From 2002 onward my collection slowly grew. Things from the G1 Optimus Prime reissue and other retro robots I used to own to rare designer figures. I did not regulate my collecting to any genera or class, if I liked the design I got it. Everything from happy meal toys, to Chogokin. While my collecting has slowed down due to space, I tend to get things that I have to have. A lot of what I buy reflects my own style or inspires me for making my own custom toys. I do not collect for rarity or value, but because I enjoy the designs, or art of the toy. Because of this, I only keep boxes that are either well designed, or for super fragile/ rare figures for safer packing if and when I have to move. While I had not counted in at least a few years I estimate close to 2,000 items in my toy collection.

I do take daily toy photos on instagram you can check out here:
http://instagrid.me/noritoy/

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christ's picture

machinders, space battleship yamato, godzilla, alien, some star wars, some military

Komamura's picture

Just a dorky metalhead. Got into collecting about 12 years ago but only within the last 3 years have I considered it a hobby. I have alot of loose figures ( even a knockoff plastic Combattra and a knockoff of Red Geist) but most of what I collect stays in the box for the time being. I would really like to own Maketoys Giant,SOC Godmarz, Mastermind Creation's Feral Rex set, and um Gobots puzzler among all that is out there. I loved robots since I was little. Really havent had much of a chance to get familiar with Macross, Yuusha Brave or anything like that.

StarSaber's picture

Started actively collecting in 2008 with Super Robot Wars model kits. Since then, my collection has expanded with plenty of Gundam kits (largely HGs) and other plamodels, S.H. Figuarts and assorted Kamen Rider merchandise, Super Robot Chogokins, and slowly obtaining more Super Action Statues and Transformers.

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djinniman37's picture

I was a big fan of Transformers as a kid. Over the years, I picked up a few TFs to add to what I had left over from my childhood, and eventually I hada good sized collection. Now, I've expanded into other giant robot toys, notably Voltron, Shogun Warriors, and Power Rangers/Sentai mecha. Love to share the toy collecting with my two sons!

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evaunit01's picture

Fan of Gundam and Evangelion, and Macross as well. I need to see GaoGaiGar and Big O.

Alexx's picture

I've always been a big fan of robots, which is part of the reason I'm drawn here (even if the site does cover a vast aray of toys). I was always drawn to anything that I could use as a robot, or any character that had a cool face-obscuring mask, just so I didn't have to look at the plain human face of the figure. After that, if they had a sword, I was set! My interests are simple: robots, skeletons, and ninjas always take precedence, and then the accessories are considered afterward (though, as I said, swords are always a major factor!)

So those have been my interests over the years, and they haven't changed much, even from when I was little. I haven't really been "collecting" toys all this time, because when you're a kid, you don't consider it that way. Granted, I don't play as much as I used to when I was little, but I'm far from setting them on a shelf and just looking in awe at the beauty of how much I've managed to accumulate. I buy toys 'cause I love 'em just as much as I did when I was young. Eventually I want to have the same fun I did back then with kids of my own, and then I can pass all my junk onward. They'll get old and break and get thrown away, but such is the life of a toy.

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ivanko's picture

I started collecting toys with having no clear theme in mind: A SOTA Toys Sagat; Marvel Legends Capt. America, Cable, Ice Man and Colossus; MOTU He-Man and Mekanek; SWE3 Grievous, Obi-Wan, and Anakin; and a Wave1 Kingdom Come Batman. As time passed, I started focusing on Superman. My first one is a prototype Justice League Superman from the Jollibee Kids Meal toy line. I got this one fortunately because it JKM was my main account when I worked in McCann-Erickson here in the Philippines a few years ago. I currently have 10 figures and my top favorite is the Dark Knight Returns Superman.

During a break in one of my post-production works in HongKong for a tv commercial, I visited the local Toy-R-Us store and saw the SOC line. It was there I saw my one true childhood toy love: GX-31 / Voltes V. I wanted to buy it right there and then but because of the limited amount of dollars that I had, I held back and promised that I would get it back home, someday.

Last June, 2008, I FINALLY BOUGHT IT. I also bought the Secret Toyz Camp Big Falcon / Operational Base a couple of months later. Now both toys complement and eclipse my Superman collection.

 
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