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Old Toys Club

by Zac Bertschy,

ANNCast Episode 235: Old Toys Club

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Sometimes you have thousands of vintage Japanese robot toys, or thousands of anime DVDs, or artbooks, or whatever special thing filled that existential space inside of you. Sometimes, after many years of collecting, you're ready to let it all go to people who might get even more joy out of it than you did. Hardcore anime robot toy collectors Mark Gradwell, Ed Sandford (of Robot Japan) and Avengers Assemble director (and world's biggest Star Blazers fan) Tim Eldred stop by the podcast to talk about letting go, and in Mark and Ed's case, free themselves of over 1000 robot toys.

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ANNCast Episode 235 Breakdown

00:30 Mark, Ed and Tim introduction

01:00 Mark's collection: how it came to be, how he kept it, and his favorites

09:30 Ed's collection: how it came to be, how he kept it, and his favorites

24:10 Tim Eldred's experience with the enormous collection of a recently lost friend

40:00 How Mark let go

56:00 How Ed let go

01:23 Twitter time

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