My name is Gregory Palaskas, I live in Northeastern P.A., my first memories of action figures goes back to 1981 when I got my first Mego Eagle Force action figure, from their it was GI Joe., Voltron,, M.U.S.C.L.E and so on, I remember my mom getting me a figure line called Mighty Crusaders not the coolest of toys but I liked them and I still have them. While most of my friends where playing with Star Wars I was collecting G.i. Joe and alot of them , man I wish my mom never threw them out........
I lost touch with toys and comics around the time I was 14 only because it did not seem cool in my peers eyes although I still thought all that stuff was great.
After a long mispent youth I got married and had children, all the while though through my late 20's I got really excited every time I got near a toy store so I still had the bug just scared to unleash it. Somewhere around the time I had my first boy I started checking out the toy isles since now I had an excuse and no longer felt awkward getting excited about a few toys at that age(I was like 28).
I started buying things here and there only when I seen them on clearance so my wife would not complain, things like Hasbro's 12 inch pota line and the sideshow horror figures.
Bout the time I turned 30 I went through a weird phase and went searching for myself so to speak. What I found was a Toy geek with a major action figure obsession lol.
So here I am happily married with 4 kids.
Now I sell on my own vintage Toy site, Ebay occasionally , I write blogs about toys, podcast about toys(ToyTalkRadio), I repair and customize toys, study toys and do stop motion animations using toys I call Toymation. One of my dreams is to publish a book on Minimates and to one day own an online & brick and mortar toy store. Also I dream of one day developing and/or starring in a tv show all about toys.
My collection consists of Mego WGSH and Planet of the Apes figures, also any Planet of the Apes items, I still have all my Super Powers and Secret Wars guys and my M.U.S.C.L.E. men, I love minimates and the new Mighty Muggs, I collect Eagle Force,Toy Books,RAH,Star Wars,He Man,Pocket Heroes, and any new stuff I see that I like, of course 25th anniversary figures and alot more. G.I. Joe 1982-1985.
I have stuff all over the house lol the wife hates it but getting used to it , and the boys love it.
I also get into Anime and 80's cartoons and used to play the drums, I do graphic design,web design/development, e marketing in my spare time to keep from eating spaghettios each week.
So now you know and knowing is half the battle....
Me and the kids