Everyone likes to pretend to be an expert, but when it comes to vintage toys and classic action figures, I actually am an expert.
I am one of the most highly regarded toy experts in the country.
You might have seen me on Antiques Roadshow once or twice. When someone wants to sell their old toys in an auction, the collection needs to be vetted and verified by a professional. This is my job, going through old toys to determine their condition and their worth. A few weeks ago I was summoned to the rainy metropolis of Portland, Oregon, for one of the best collections I have ever had the pleasure to evaluate. The owner of this particular collection was a well-known Portland cannabis farmer, one who provided many excellent strains to the local dispensaries. His name is Mike, and he had parlayed a lot of his profits into collecting classic action figures from the 60s, 70s, and 80s. After one day with his collection I called my bosses and told them I needed to spend a week in Portland to adequately evaluate it all. This was only partially true. The bigger truth was that I wanted time to relax, see the city of Portland, and sample some of this amazing cannabis I was hearing about. Mike had such an ample supply on hand he gave me an ounce of homegrown Portland marijuana, and it rocked my world! It took me two more days to finish my work, and I spent the next three days hanging out with Mike and smoking copious amounts of cannabis.