Collection Spotlight: Terry Mead
This is an exceptional collection, displayed in a manner that is like a collector’s dream. Come see for yourself, after the bump.
It’s always nice connecting with people local to you. It’s a good way to meet new friends, to network, and to expand your own knowledge base. This collection is being spotlighted here as it really is beautiful. There was a surprise bonus, as the owner turned out to not just be a fellow Aussie, but also one in my vicinity.
It’s somewhat difficult to describe Terry’s collection. It consists of Transformers, with a side focus on G1 Soundwave, Masters Of The Universe, Voltron (bonus points for the Vehicle Voltron), Battle Of The Planets, Thundercats, M.U.S.C.L.E/Kinnikuman, American Wrestling, Football (both Australian NRL and American NFL), Monster In My Pocket, Star Wars, Super Marios Bros, vintage video games and consoles, and enough to keep me going for a few more hours. It’s a wonderful collection, displayed in a coherent, viewer-friendly fashion.
When I asked Terry why he collects, and where this passion comes from, particularly for Transformers, he responded with this: ‘The reason why I collect and enjoy it so much is because I love the memories of the 1980’s when I was growing up and couldn’t afford most of the toys as my family was poor. I enjoy looking at them on display as well but occasionally I’ll pull out a few toys and transform them a couple of times.’ I think we can all relate to Terry to some degree, as someone who collects from the heart.
We can’t show you all the photos he’s taken, so consider these to be what I see as the highlights, and not examples of all the lines I mentioned above, let alone the other components of his vast collection. If you would like to see more pictures of his complete collection and set-up, then check out his Flickr Photostream, which is viewable via clicking right here. Be warned that you will lose track of time, as there’s currently a total of 362 photos on offer, all of which are interesting in some way.
This is definitely a collection worth seeing, and on behalf of both Terry and myself, we hope you enjoy the small cross-selection of his passion for nostalgia, as seen gallery below. Click on the thumbnails to see the larger photos.
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