Hello and welcome
to Johnson's Collectibles!
I have been buying, selling and trading action figures, comic
books and other collectible items for over 30 years.
I started visiting local drug stores, comic book stores and
attending comic book shows adding many issues to my initial
collection. I bought Action Comics, Batman, Green Lantern,
Justice League of America, Spider-Man, Superman and many others.
I collected many action figures like
Mego World’s Greatest Super-Heroes,
Micronauts, Star Wars, Super-Powers, Marvel Secret Wars, GI Joe,
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and many more at local toy
After my initial years in both hobbies, I stopped collecting for a
few years to focus on my professional career.
the time of the Batman movie starring Michael Keaton and Jack
started re-attending comic book conventions and re-visiting old and
new comic book stores in the Seattle area as I was re-energized by
all of the hype of the film.
I wanted to see if things had changed since I last
collected a few years back. I found that my collecting fire
had not really stopped. It only took a slight diversion - I started
collecting again. I found myself collecting not only key issues,
but runs of issues. I started buying a mixture of new issues and
older issues from the Bronze Age, Silver Age with a little bit of
Golden Age mixed in.
I started to be more aggressive in purchasing issues by going
through mail order than ever before and got to know many of the
dealers who I had only known by their ads in the Overstreet Comic
Book Price Guide. Some of them I met for the first time at shows in
I picked up Atom, Avengers, Batman, Brave and the Bold,
America, Daredevil, Detective Comics, Doctor Strange,
Four, Flash, Hawkman, Iron Man, Showcase,
Spider-Man, Strange Tales,
Tales of Suspense, Tales to Astonish, Thor and many others. I kept
adding more and more.
By the early 90s
I started re-collecting action figures. Almost all of the toy lines
that came out I bought - Batman Animated Series, Batman Returns,
Super-Heroes, GI Joe, Marvel Super-Heroes, Star Trek,
Transformers, X-Force, X-Men, and many others. A re-launch of the
Star Wars figure line and many other great brands were just around
It was during the
early to mid 90s that I started to let some of my items go. I
started setting up at the local comic book conventions along with my
friend. We would set up at 3 to 4 shows a year and met a lot of
fellow collectors and dealers along the way. We treated them all very
well, offering them great products at great prices.
A lot of them
would often ask if we owned a store so they could come and visit as
most had acquired so much from us and needed a little time to
recoup, but we never pursued that avenue. We elected to continue doing
By the late 90s,
Ebay was just starting to become a little more well-known. I didn't know too
much about it initially, but I had heard some good things from passer bys when I used to setup at swap meets. I started to
take a look into how it all worked. After reviewing auctions for
about a month or so I decided to take a plunge and put up my very
first item - a Michael Jordan rookie card. I didn't have a digital
camera or a scanner at the time. Heck I didn't even have any
feedback. It turned out to be my first sale on Ebay.
Since then I have
built relationships with buyers and sellers from all over the world
including here in the United States, Canada, Mexico, England,
France, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Singapore, Japan, China, Australia
and New Zealand.
I have built up a
strong reputation as an honest, reliable and very prompt and
professional buyer and seller earning the trust of all who have done
business with me.
You can review my customer feedback on Ebay by clicking this link
here where you can read the many thousands of satisfied buyers
and sellers' comments about me from over the years.
I decided I wanted to branch out from Ebay and setup a web site
where I can share my experience and vast knowledge to anyone who is
planning on creating and building an action figure or comic book
collection or both. Even if you have been collecting for years, I
believe you can benefit from my experience and knowledge.
The amount of time and effort and my consistent and continual
studying of both hobbies have allowed me to acquire an ever
wealth of experience and knowledge which I will share on my site.
I'm sure whatever your interest or taste in the large world of
action figures and comic books, you'll find valuable insight on
my site that you can use and help guide you on the right path to
So come on in and take a journey and together we can share our
experiences and stories with one another.