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MarkQ

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Country
USA
City or State
Atlanta, GA

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About Me :

Super Robots, Mecha and Monsters! Growing up in Mississippi duiring the 70's, I had minimal exposure to the wave of Japanese toys into America in the guise of Shogun Warriors, but the Great Mazinger I had was probably the most loved toy I ever owned. Deep down inside I knew that little red ship in the head was supposed to come out even though it wouldn't, no matter how hard I tugged and pulled at it. When my parents sold their house, Great Maz was found in the attic...he was in rough shape...but..it set off a spark inside that I had not known in ages. I packaged him up and brought him back to college with me...minus all missles, wheels, swords and the rocket launching fist that I instinctively hated...and hit the new-fangled internet for any and all information about this toy and it's origins. My search led me to a web-site, with it's pink-colored background and two to three pages of information; it opened my mind and wallet into the glamorous hell that is japanese toy love. CoolJapaneseToys.com was the gateway for me, but the drug of choice had yet to be found...at first I was a super-robot purist, but found my way to being a mecha snob and eventually turned into a vinyl whore. Now I have successfully synthesized my love for robots, mecha and monsters and enjoy all of them equally.

What is your all time favorite toy?
Today: Marusan Super7 Orange GID Godzilla

History

Member for
14 years 36 weeks