Welcome to the Life of Dad Collector of the Week! As a fellow geek and collector of all things Pop Culture I wanted to showcase some cool collections that dads share in the Life of Dad Geek Dads group on Facebook. It is a cool group of dads that talk about the latest movie, comic books, and video games that they are enjoying at the moment.

Whatcha Got?

Some of the dads in the group would start a thread about something they collect which got me thinking. We should have a page on our site that is dedicated to dads showing off their collections. It can be comic books, bottle caps, records, helmets or whatever they are into! We want to see what your passion is and why you started up that collection. I believe that in each collection lies a better story. We want to share your story!

My Geek Show co-host, Patrick Quinn and I will talk about on our Facebook live stream called The Geek Show.

The Origin Of A Collection 

This week’s collector is Kyle J. He is talking about how he became a collector. He gives us his origin story and how finding a box of childhood memories sparked his interest in collecting.

Kyle wrote the following…

My collection really started when I stumbled upon a box in my grandparents garage it contained a few small treasures from my vacations to Disneyland as a small child. I wanted to make shadow box featuring the items. But once assembled it was lacking something, so I made a few eBay purchases to pump it up. 

As a film major I always had a love for movies and pop culture I collected movies reaching the high thousands while i was in college. A few years later I read “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline and thats when things really took off, not only did it rejuvenate my love for items from my youth but also my love for reading. So I began buying up items featured in the novel, digging through book stores for some classics and finding items that would relate to those books. Now I love seeing other collections posted in the geekdads group and see if it may inspire the next chapter of my own collection. 

Thanks for sharing Kyle. I can relate with reading Ready Player One. My fellow geek and Geek Show co-host Patrick Quinn told me about Cline’s book and I instantly went back to my childhood with all of the 80’s references. You have a fantastic collection.

If you want your collection featured on our website here at Life of Dad and talked about on The Geek Show please email me art@lifeofdad.com. All you need to do is email me a few photos and a a paragraph or two about that collection.