Sound Off: What is your inspiration for collecting?Thursday, December 13, 2012
What is your inspiration for collecting?
My sister won 6 tickets off the radio one rainy night in 1977 to a movie called Star Wars. It’s all her fault!
- Paul H.
My father was a collector; we used to collect the old vintage Star Wars figures. I collect the modern ones as a tribute to him nowadays. If he saw my SSC Star Wars collection he’d love it! - Mike M.
When I was young toys and movies amazed me. G.I. Joe was the closest thing I had to recreating a movie; my brother and I would pretend that certain characters were Indiana Jones or James Bond and battle any villain that stood in our way. Now, collectibles and movies go hand in hand. Attention to detail amazes me. The attention to detail amazes me. Thank you for everything you’ve done and your
innovative skill. – Kevin M.
Being an Industrial Designer really makes me appreciate mad sculptacular skill! – Adam T.
I was five years old when Dad came home with a bunch of the new Star Wars action figures in 1978. (I also pretended that evening that the shiny gold lady on Mom’s small bowling trophy was C-3PO’s wife.) I have a photo somewhere from about 1979 with a table full of action figures, and my pet guinea pig, of course.
I’ve been hooked on action figures ever since and I now work in the toy industry, including Star Wars figure packaging in 2006!!! My freelance creative support also includes recently some Avengers and Batman goodies concept art, graphics and packaging. Super fun!! – Jeremy S.
Nostalgia, plain and simple. I get that same feeling of excitement I used to get as a small child every time I get a new piece. – Ian B.
Nostalgia for me as well. Collecting takes me back to a time of no worries or problems. Just infinite imagination. – Darnell W.
Since childhood I’ve always collected, starting with mountains of Superman comics. But coming from a war torn country I lost all of that and had to leave it behind. I traveled with my father because he works for the UN, but I never had a place I could call home. So many times I had to leave a lot of the things I loved behind.
I started to collect again two years ago after finally settling into a place I can call home. I can happily say now I look forward to having all my collectibles that will now stay with me. - Wasem M.
I collect because of the skill in the sculpture. It’s an art not a toy! - Mark M.
Not only did you guys inspire me to collect, you made me want to sculpt. I am currently working on a Catwoman statue! It is coming along great. After I finish studying art in college, I really hope to be a part of your team one day. – Handsome R.
In 2007, when I saw the first trailer of the Transformers movie, it suddenly woke up my childhood world that was for so many years was lethargic, and awakened the collector’s monster inside me that for so many years was buried. Because pop is my culture! I’m happy I love you SC! – Nasos P.
Not sure that I had a “specific inspiration”…
I’ve had toys all my life, at every age of my life since being born. I just never grew out of it. - Jason N.
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