FigureFan was born in 1972, into what would be the birth of the Action Figure era. He grew up getting hand-me-down toys from his uncle, which included 12-inch GI Joes and Mego Star Trek and Planet of the Apes figures. His first actual toy line was the Micronauts, before moving into Star Wars, Transformers, GI Joe, and MASK.
In the forty years that followed, FigureFan has made a living as an academic writer and in various fields of the collectibles market from swords and militaria to comics, and ultimately becoming owner-operator of a successful antique and collectible bookshop for nearly a decade. But despite these forays into brokering sales of antique blades and bartering for rare first editions, he always managed to find his way back to collecting toys and action figures.
Now, FigureFan sucks at the cozy Corporate Teat with a cushy job that bankrolls the horrific depravity of his plastic addiction. He passes most of his leisure time sniping action figure auctions on Ebay while stroking his cat, FigureFeline, like a malevolent Bond villain. Oh yeah, he also spends an obscene amount of time writing about toys.