Saturday, January 2, 2016

The Monster Kid Dream Room of Daniel White!

 

By - Stephen Mezo 


Part Three of "Where did he get all of those wonderful toys?"
          
They always say "Leave The Best For Last" and the wrap up for the Monster Kid History of our friend Daniel White is the top floor of his home and collection.

 

 I had seen Daniel's top floor collection room for the first time on The Vintage Monster Group on Facebook and was completely blown away!
I couldn't get over seeing how many collectibles that I had myself, how many I had passed over buying myself (when I should have bought them) and how many more that I had absolutely no idea even existed. 

   The first photo I had seen from Daniel that invited me into his world
and then led me to become his friend.

The walls and ceiling are adorned with posters of all of our favorites and countless issues by our Uncle Forry, And the shelves are lined with models, toys, Super 8 Movies and action figures that we all found comfort in and loved. 


















And this leads us back out.

One of the coolest things about Daniel is even though he has all of this incredible stuff he doesn't have the attitude of someone that normally would. And I've never once seen him lecture anyone about their own collectibles, how complete their collection is or knowing more about an item than others. He just enjoys everyone sharing the love of what ties us together as fans and collectors. 

And all I can say is the world needs a lot more people like him.


Thank you once again Daniel for sharing your life story and letting all of us see so much of your amazing collection.


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Where Does he Get All of Those Wonderful Toys? (Part 2)


By - Stephen Mezo



Now that I have introduced you to an incredibly kind man and fellow Monster Kid by the name of Daniel White let me give you a virtual tour of his home/shrine to Monster Toys and more!



Before I get the tour started I want to explain that I don't judge anyone by their collections. Daniel's is simply one of the largest I have ever seen shared on the internet.
And his is the beginning of a series of Monster Kids collections from everywhere. To me a couple of shelves or even a cabinet of much loved collectibles is just as cool as Dan's. I'm more about the people's stories behind the collections and what got them started. 

Then years and years from now when we're all attending Uncle Forry's Great Monster Collection in The Sky, how wild would it be to have a new generation of collectors not only buying our favorites but researching the reasons we had them. And them not only saying "I just bought a AHI Creature" them saying or typing "I just bought a Tattooed Steve AHI Frankenstien Re Body!" Or any other one of us that have their own space in The Storage Unit of Terror. 

So instead of making some kind of list of Daniel's collectibles I'm just going to let you take a walk around and see all of the cool stuff for yourself. Most are from his own childhood, others were from later purchases as a collector, but one of the ways he added to his collection almost made me fell over when back in 1991 while doing some home repairs and maintenance for his Uncle Richard he found The Cave of Wonders in Uncle Richard's crawlspace!


His collection is so vast that there are always new photos and I will do my best to keep up with them. But for now feel free to enter and enjoy your tour through the collection of Daniel White. 

Lets start downstairs with some Halloween Decorations
     

 


 


Some boxed model kits
 


Daniel's cabinet with models built and painted
 by Daniel and Uncle Richard


Original Comic Book likeness Superman


And I thought it was wild how Aurora had recast the Superman kit with George Reeves likeness to sell the model to the T.V. audience.
 

More of Daniel's Builds and paints.



Kits built and painted by Daniel, Darker outfit Batman was built and painted by Uncle Richard.


Uncle Richard's build and paint.



Daniel's build and paint











No Magic marker cheats when Daniel detailed Spider-Man, it was all fine detail brush work
as told to me by "Mord Strange".












 





















Boxed unbuilt kits.








Uncle Richard's builds and paints
















And this isn't even all of it, I would actually have to to a video tour of Daniel's house to show you every single collectible and grail that he has. So this will have to go into Part Three to show a little more of downstairs that has various collections and then we will end it in the infamous Monster Room!