Frank Rucco lives in New York and works for a graphic arts manufacturer. In his spare time, he is an aspiring stand up comedian and voice-over artist, and he also collects toys–lots and lots of toys. Check it out..
How did your collection start? What was the first item in your collection?
1982 GI JOE and Transformers….It all went uphill from there, LOL!
Approximately how many items are in your collection?
Do you have a favorite item in your collection?
Spiderman 12″ Mego
How do you store/display your collection?
Shelves, cabinets in a room devoted to my collection. I call it “The Collectible Museum of Frank.”
Is there a “holy grail” item that you would love to add to your collection?
FORTRESS MAXIMUS, Complete!
Do you collect other things?
I have slowed down on them but I also have comics, baseball cards, a few train sets and 1/18 die cast.
Do you have a favorite collecting story or experience?
My parents would get me stuff but the huge influence on my toys were my grandmothers. I remember one time I asked for a figure from the GI Joe line, my grandmother got me the figure…And the Headquarters!!!
Do you have any advice for new collectors who are just starting a collection?
Live within your means, you want to enjoy your collection…you dont want to be ruled by it and be in debt.
A huge thanks to Frank, for sharing his collection with us. Frank does toy reviews on his Youtube channel, http://www.youtube.com/user/nyfunny07, so check it out!
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(All photos are the property of Frank Rucco)