Submitted by Atom on 26 September, 2007 - 15:06.
So here is a little story about how CollectionDX really started whether Josh admits it or not. The story about the first Japanese toy I got from Macross, the first toy that cost over $100, the toy I brought over the Pacific Ocean, the toy that survived a house fire, the toy that I nonchalantly gave away a few years later and how it came back to me.
May, 1986. Honolulu, Hawaii. I am 13 years old and about to graduate from Junior High and at the beginning of the summer we are moving to Massachusetts. There was a small hobby/toy shop that opened near my school and I had become friendly with the owner.
I would stop in day after day to chat and stare at the Valkyries he had for sale with their prices keeping them firmly out of my reach. Then one day the Hikaru Strike Valkyrie from the movie disappeared from the shelf. Now I would never get it!
Turns out, Mom bought it and gave it to me as a graduation gift. I was overjoyed and loved it. Shortly after that I obtained a few more Valkyries. A few months later we crossed the Pacific Ocean and my growing collection of Macross and Mospeda toys came with me.