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1:37 AM on 07.02.2008  

Doktor A Contest: My Pop Culture Menagerie

The year it stared was 1994. I was 15 years old and one Saturday I was at a yard sale when I found a lonely little Inspector Gadget lying on the bottom of a cardboard box. He was missing all of his gadgets, a little scuffed but I didn't care. I felt the need to rescue one of my favorite childhood cartoon heroes, so 25 cents later he was in my hands and on the way to my bookshelf and into my life for the next 14 years. Through the years I added little by little to my pop culture menagerie but it was interesting to so how they reflected my tastes as I got older. What started with childhood toys and cartoon favorites grew to include my love of comics, gaming, anime and art.

Here's a small portion of the collection I keep in my home. I have tons more in my full collection but living in an apartment keeps my space limited. I'll start with two figures from my favorite cartoon as a kid: Ickis and Krumm from "Ahhh! Real Monsters!"



My KidRobot Adult Swim blindbox figures.



A few of the figures that represent my love of video games.






C,mon! It's a cute doughnut.



My current obsessions: Mighty Muggs!!



A few from the anime side of my collection.



Kid's shows and cartoons that I love, featuring my first collected figure: Inspector Gadget!



One of my favorite collected sets from the last year: The original comic styled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.



And my two favorite figures in my collection: My first DIY Munny which was a Tomopup figure and my autographed Tara McPherson Dunny which I got when I met her at Stumptown Comics Fest in Portland, OR.

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