My World of Springfield

CLEVELAND — “As you may or may not know by now; I ‘work’ at a retro toy store in this wonderful city of Cleveland, Ohio. I don’t spend my time there for money but for toys rather. Yes, that’s right, I help them in exchange for toys and memories.

I have decided to start collecting Simpsons figures from The World of Springfield with this payment, it was a hard decision for me between Simpsons and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In fact I started going after TMNT but they were a bit pricey and I didn’t bring many home each week. So after only three weeks I gave up and switched over, and I could not be happier about it. Don’t get me wrong, I played with TMNT as a kid but I never really had a huge connection with the toys like I did with say G.I. Joe. (a toy line so insanely large I do not want to even start that focus for a long time) But The Simpsons are perfect. Anyone my age and younger or older loves The Simpsons so these toys were a good fit. But take into account how fantastic they are I, again, couldn’t be happier. The shows artwork was made to become a plastic sculpture and Playmate Toys really stepped up to the plate. So take a gander at the humble beginnings of my collection which will soon enough be over 200 guys and 20 sets.

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My wife is gonna hate the size of this at some point but my daughter is gonna love it.”

Dave Ralph

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