|Cleveland, OH - 2008?? Chicago, IL - 2013|
|New York, NY - 2013|
|Los Angeles, CA - 2012 Las Vegas, NV - 2009|
|Beacon, NY - 2014 (got this guy signed by Ron English at an opening)|
|Philadelphia, PA - 2013|
|Baltimore, MD - 2013 Milwaukee, WI - 2013|
I love designer toys, but my personal collection is pretty modest. It consists of mostly small blind boxed figures. With blind boxed toys, you take a chance of what you are getting... and usually don't end up with the one that you really wanted. I love choosing just the right box out of the row of identical packages, gently squeezing the sides trying to predict what's inside, and pulling open the crinkly silver wrapper. I love the surprise! Even though most of them don't end up being what would be my first choice (or second), each one is special to me because I buy them as souvenirs! A couple years ago I started buying one in each new city that I visited when I would come across a toy store. When I look at my collection, I see all the places I've been! I started purchasing them very sporadically at first (one here, one there), and regret not starting the souvenir hunt sooner... because I would have so many more items in my collection! Oh well, I guess I had to start somewhere! I have a bunch of trips planned this year.. some cities I've already been to, but a couple new places too. I'm excited to add a few more silly toys to my group!