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I was born in the MTV Generation staying up all all night watching Friday Night Videos on NBC, and CNN just for the sake of watching all of my Saturday Morning cartoons. Watching cool stuff on PBS like Sesame Street, Electric Company, etc. I grew up playing and watching He-Man, Transformers, G.I.Joe, GoBots, Real Ghostbusters, Robotix, Inhumanoids, Barnyard Commandos,Voltron, Air Raiders, Wheeled Warriors,C.O.P.S., Sledge Hammer!, etc. Then I've switched from playing toys to playing Nintendo games. I was a Super Mario/Zelda nut back in the late 80s/early 90s. Then I started playing with classic Atari Games too.
I've read science books and SF books. I was into Douglas Adams and Isaac Asimov books in my teens. Then I've gotten into comics and anime. I got addicted to SF Channel's golden years and that's where I've discovered Anime Week starting w/ Tank Police and 8 Man After. I was a loyal fan of Teknoman aka Tekkaman Blade on the late UPN. I did that for about 10 years.
When I was in college studying fine arts, I've gotten my double dose of foreign exposure to Anime/Manga without domestic distribution. I've discovered Gundam and Macross, etc. from an Anime club I've joined. Before that, I grew nostalgic about the 80s, so I've commited myself into buying Transformers, Gundam, Macross, etc and no other b/c TFs had a strong Japanese background which had led me to the truth about it's unique history. Knowing what I've know has made me respect Japanese culture more than I've realized. So I became disllusioned w/ the Anime Club, and walked alone supporting the TF fandom. Then I became disillusioned with the fandom and I walked alone as a renegade. I still collect Japanese Transformers only, and other cool Chogokin Toys during that time until I've found my new place to hang out which is CollectionDX. I like CollectionDX a whole lot. I feel comfortable being a member, but I love listening to Destroy All PodcastsDX even more. The toys I currently collect are Japanese TFs, Macross toys, Soul of Chogokin, and obscure Anime DVDs.