I am in my late thirties, and if you were to come to my home, you would see countless “toys” still in boxes, hanging from my walls. You would see lightsabers and sonic screwdrivers. You would see Batman cowls and classic generation 1 GI-JOE figures, with FULLY ARTICULATED LIMBS, PEOPLE! You would see boxed versions of Finn and Jake from Adventure Time. You would see that, on my desk, I have a little vinyl “toy” versions of many horror movie characters, as well as pop fiction pieces. Hell, right now I have a dead Kenny from South Park staring at me while I write this. But make no mistakes. All of those things mentioned may be toys to some people, but to true geeks, they are geek collectibles, and they are one of the best (and most misunderstood) things about being a geek.
So for those who think the things I mentioned were toys, please keep reading. Heck, everyone keep reading.