Monday, July 05, 2010

Pulling out the Japanese toys....




I've started going through my immense Japanese toy collection and pulling a few items to sell. It's like archaeology. I start at the surface---the toys that I have lesser a connection to now, 27 years since I began collecting. Thanks to the internet, I've been able to see others' collections and the accolades they have gotten for their collections. Many were my customers back in the 1980s.

There is a certain flood of sensory memories, revisiting the boxes, the smells, the colors, and the names. Names of robots like Mackerel, Cabarov, Soltic, Ironfoot...all evocative of a chapter in my life when I was going to Japan to find toys like there was no tomorrow.

More to come, as I learn more about the current state of Japanese toy collecting.

I'm starting with my Dougram 1/144 scale collection (above).

4 comments:

mad4music said...

These items seem to have a more "militaristic" bent than the other Japanese toys I've seen... What do you think?

Life So Far.... said...

Very militaristic. All about weapons!

Tanah Dijual said...

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