I have been collecting for over 45 years, since I was just 7. Of course back then, it wasn’t collecting, it was playing with toys. I was fortunate that my parents wouldn’t let me throw the boxes out. About 25% of my collection is from when I was a kid. The rest has been purchased over the last 30+ years. As you can see, I am a huge Star Wars fan and nothing is better than Vintage toys, comic books, trading cards, etc. I do occasionally buy something modern or new, but that only makes up about 5% of my collection.
Star Wars is one of my two biggest passions to come from Movies and TV. The other hit me about a decade ago with the TV Show, Spartacus. Because of that show, I actually have written a few novels called Justina: Daughter of Spartacus (available on Amazon).