i have the collection of Chin Khim Foh to show!
Who has recently been caught up with the fever of collecting these awesome plastic troopers!
Due to slow arrival of SW/CW stock in Malaysia, he too is a frequent purchase of E-Bay for the latest Items! and his collection has been growing every since.
Now here's a little about the collector and how he started...
Khim Foh says:
Hmm..let see where to start...
Okay...My first foray into collection SW action figures started only late last year when I first noticed the 501st Clone Trooper from the Clone Wars. I bought that figure from Parkson Grand in Kajang - that's where I live.
Before that I always wanted to collect action figures way back during my days in the States but didn't have the money to do it and my parents wasn't too keen on a boy collecting 'dolls' - My mom was quite adamant that collecting 'dolls' is for girls.
So then I said okay and waited until I got a job - established my career in IT (which I really regretted because my first love was either to be a car designer or to become an airline pilot. But fate stepped in when I first laid my eyes on an Apple II Computer way back in the early 80s back in the states.
I was always intrigue with Science Fiction particularly Star Wars - I remembered watching Return of the Jedi 10 times in the states - mind you that time there was no computer animation and the Tie Fighters, X-Wing, A-wing and the Death Star were all made of some hard plastics.
When George Lucas decided to make the prequel - I was so happy because I am a diehard SW fan. But the Phantom Menace was a big dissapointment - too much drama and not much action lah. Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith was way better.
Then came the Clone Wars Movie - which really blew my mind in terms of the detailed graphics of the Clone Troopers amour. I fell in love with the idea of cloning a template of a person into an army. An army cloned to fight till the last breath and are prepared to die.
Hence my collection always focuses on Clone Troopers. Once I bought the 501st Clone Trooper - I roped in Captain Rex, Oddball, Space Trooper, Commander Cody and so on until I notice I had no where to place them. So I bought the Republic Gunship because one it can fit my action figures and heck it looks way cool lah.
From the Clone Wars action figure - I decided to veer towards the Legacy Collection - I bought d Corusant Landing Trooper and from there was hooked on this type of action figure. I just love the detailing of it. Now my action figures total to more than 25 and still counting - as I just bought Commander Bly ROTS, Clone Trooper Captain (Legacy collection) and Commander Gree Legacy Collection, and Galactic Marine - TAC edition.
Its still gonna grow that's for sure. For me this hobby of mine is a total escape from the daily stress of work - meeting deadlines, answering to bosses who demands quick solutions from their subordinates, being answerable to every God damn forsaken thing.
His future plans on his collection:
1) hmmm...thinking of a getting a Turbo Tank to house all them troopers. (if my wife allows)
2) Getting the ARC-170 as its an awesome Starfighter!
3) To Get more troopers of course.
Khim Foh Troopers:
The Line Up
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