“Aren’t you a little too old for that?”
“Are you sure you are 30 years old?
“Didn’t know you are that childish.”
These are the most common things my friends would say to me once they knew that I like to collect toys. Most of the toys that I collected are action figures, either characters from cartoon series and/or comic books. I have been collecting action figures ever since I was in high school, ever since I lived away from my parents because it was easier then to buy toys without their disapproval.
It all started with the action figures from Marvel comics, such as the Spiderman, the X-men, the Fantastic Four, and the whole lot. Then we have one of my all time favorite cartoon series is a Japanese anime called “Saint Seiya” and when the toys hit the stores, I just went berserk. Up to date, I had collected 20 Saint Seiya toys out of hundreds of characters, which I am still searching for them.
And who don’t love the Transformers? To some, they only know Transformers because of the movies that were released a couple of years ago. But I’ve known Transformers all my life and the toys they produced would make any toy collector gasped in awe. One of my prized possessions is the headquarters of both the Autobots, Fortress Maximus, and the Decepticons, Scorponok.
Now, one of my latest craze is the model kits from Japanese anime “Gundam”. With model kits, you don’t just build robots from the parts inside the box, but for the advanced, we would paint them and create the diorama (environment or the settings you want your robots to be) for them.
Collecting toys may not be the cheapest hobby that I have, but it sure is the most fun of all and apparently I would be able to make some quick buck if I ever decided to sell them away. “IF” being the operative word here.