Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Toy Collector: Daniel Dixon

Interview with Toy Collector: Daniel Dixon

Welcome to my Fifth interview segment, where a collector answers 13 short questions. The same questions will be given to every collector appearing in this segment.

I’m really excited to welcome South African Masters of the Universe Collector, Daniel Dixon onto the blog.

MOTU!: Before we start with the magic 13 questions, can you tell us a bit about yourself?

Daniel: Yes, No problem. I’m a South African living on the south coast in a place called George. I am in the automotive industry selling second hand vehicles. I’m married to a awesome wife and I have three kids.

MOTU!: 1. What inspired you to collect?

Daniel: I would say my fascination with fictional characters. Since I can remember I always loved the idea of good versus evil and good always prevailing. Obviously MOTU was my very first experience into these worlds and therefore I enjoy Motu the most.

MOTU!: 2. How long have you been collecting?

Daniel: On and off for about 11 years, but extensively for about 4years now.

MOTU!: 3. What do you collect?

Daniel: As it stands now I collect a lot of Motu stuff, I also recently bought some of the new The Loyal subjects figures which I am still waiting for. I collect Marvel legends, TMNT figures, some DC figures, comics and Hotwheels.

MOTU!: 4. What’s your grail and favorite piece in your collection?

Daniel: I really truly don’t have a grail. My whole collection is my grail. I do own a comic with the 1st appearance of wolverine which if I had to select one item it might be this comic but I love my whole collection.

MOTU!: 5. What collectors inspire you?

Daniel: The type that use their hobby to develop friendships. Ive made so many friends over the years and I enjoy sharing my passion with others who also enjoy it. Jaun Vermaak, Dewald van Tonder and Jeremy Price just to mention a few.

MOTU!: 6. What is your most embarrassing moment as a collector?

Daniel: I cant say that I have one, I’ve taken almost two days thinking about this one and I cant think of anything. I’m really sorry, normally these types of questions create some laughter but I am spoiling the party.

MOTU!: 7. What is your favourite MOTU Filmation or 200x Series Episode or MOTU Mini Comic and why?

Daniel: Filmation, diamond ray of disappearance. I love how He-Man breaks that diamond with his bare hands.

MOTU!: 8. What would you change about the collecting community?

Daniel: Not much. I believe each to his own. In any community you will find people getting on well with certain people and with others you just don’t click.

MOTU!: 9. Forums or Facebook groups?

Daniel: I like both, I’ve obtained some nice stuff using both.

MOTU!: 10. What MOTU character do you most resemble?

Daniel: Definitely Adam. He seems to be very incompetent to others and even himself, but within him there lies a greater power that often comes out.

MOTU!: 11. Is there one thing that collectors may not know about you?

Daniel: I’m sure there are a lot of things :P but one thing I can mention is that I sing and play guitar in a church band.

MOTU!: 12. I notice that a lot of collectors also collect comics (myself included). What do you think is the common factor that draws some people to both of these hobbies?

Daniel: comics bring the characters we love to life in a way.

MOTU!: 13. And finally, what is it about the hobby that has kept you collecting for all of these years?

Daniel: the fact that the people behind the scenes just keep making it better and better for the fans.

MOTU!: Well thank you so much for joining me today Daniel. It has been an immense pleasure and I’m sure my readers will enjoy reading your answers as much as I have!

Daniel: Awesome job Cobus. You are definitely doing your part in keeping the collectors together. Thanks to you for allowing me the opportunity to share my side of the story.

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