A new week means a new post for Collector of the Week here at The Art of Fatherhood. As a fellow geek and collector of all things Pop Culture I wanted to showcase some cool collections that dads share in our community. We talk about the latest movies, comic books, and video games that we are enjoying at the moment.
This Week’s Collector – Chris Leddy – A Marvelous Collection
This week we get to share a really cool Marvel action figure collection. It is from Chris Leddy. Here is what he had to say.
I’m a dad of 2 girls and I’m a huge geek. My fandoms range from Star Wars to Marvel to Harry Potter and too many other areas. On top of my fandom, I’m a big collector. I’ve basically been a collector since I was little. With my dad being an antique dealer and my brother being a big comic book/Star Wars fan, I was destined to be so. I collect vintage and modern Star Wars 3.75” figures/vehicles, Marvel Legends 6” figures, and most recently Marvel Hot Toys 12” figures.
One of the best things about being a dad is being able to share my geekdom with my girls, Cecilia and Alice. I’m so thankful to have 2 healthy kids that enjoy what I enjoy. When it comes to collecting, I have many items out for all of us to play with and then I’ve got all my higher end/rare stuff tucked away. I’ve collected the Marvel Legends 6” line from Toy Biz/Hasbro basically since it started. I love the playability the figures have and the sheer amount of characters available is astonishing. We have the most fun setting up the figures and it brings me joy to see their imaginations at work. That’s what I did as a kid in the 80s playing with my Kenner Star Wars figures. Oh, we play with those too.
Chris Leddy – @vintageviewport on Twitter & Instagram Collecting contributor for brickcityblockade.com & co-host of Sixth Scale Scavengers Hot Toys podcast .
Thanks for sharing Chris. It is great when you can share your collection with your daughters.
It can be comic books, bottle caps, records, helmets or whatever you are into! I want to see what your passion is and why you started up that collection. For me, I believe that in each collection lies a better story. I want to share your story! Feel free to reach out to me and share your collection. If you enjoyed this post you may check out the an article in this series for Collector of the Week that has a Transformers theme.