I’m a toy collector.
Always have been, always will be.
I’ve previously talked about my collection of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys, but in truth I collect a number of toy lines. In addition to the Turtles, the toy lines I collect at present are Ghostbusters, Funko Pop! figures and more recently, Masters of the Universe Pint Size Heroes.
Don’t they look cute?
These aren’t the only toys I’ve got – I also have a couple of boxes filled with random figures from the 1980s & 1990s. Bucky O’Hare, X-Men, Toxic Crusaders and Monster in My Pocket, amongst a set of McDonald’s toys, a couple of Batman figures and (so far) three Bionic Six toys.
Speak of which – how difficult is it to get hold of Bionic Six figures, in good condition, in the UK? I’ll tell you now, it’s very difficult.
For those who don’t recall, Bionic Six was a short-lived superhero ‘toon from the 1980s. If memory serves, in the UK the series cropped up during episodes of Wacaday – so you may remember seeing it sandwiched between games of Mallet’s mallet.
Anyway, Bionic Six wasn’t particularly popular in the UK, which means the toys aren’t that easy to come by. To make matters worse, the toys were made from a combination of plastic and die-cast metal, so most loose figures are now pretty beat up, as the paint simply flakes off the die-cast parts.
Anyway, I’m currently on a hunt for Bionic Six figures, so if you ever see me scrolling through eBay, chances are this is what I’m looking at.
Speaking of eBay, does anyone else spend far too much time looking for stuff on eBay? Stuff they plan to collect at some point in the future?
At the moment I’ve got my eye on Mighty Max sets, Galaxy Rangers figures, Swat Kats toys and Jonny Quest. At least two of these toy lines are expensive and not so easy to come by.
The really frustrating thing? I had a Galaxy Ranger toy when I was a kid and I had an assortment of Jonny Quest figures when I was a teen – but I gave them all away.
So, that’s where I’m up to right now with collecting, but how about you?
What do you collect? What do you have your eye on and what have you already got stashed away at home/in your office?
Tell me all about your collection(s).