[Welcome back to our Collector Spotlight feature where we spotlight members of the SKC community who have dedicated their time, money and living space to amassing an awe-inspiring collection of toys, games, pencil toppers or novelty soaps. If you collect it, are proud of it and want to share it this is your chance!]
Andrew Boeche aka Mr. Ghostbuster
How long have you been collecting?
Coming up on 26 years now! Got my first Ghostbusters figure when i was 3!!!
Why did you start collecting?
I’m not sure how the whole me liking Ghostbusters thing came about, but I had begged my parents for Ghostbusters toys. This would have been in the Fall / Winter of 1988. They kept telling me that “Santa” was going to bring me some.
One night they finally caved in and bought me my first figure, a Fright Features Egon Spengler. From that point forward, it was game on. I’ve never stopped collecting Ghostbusters, and add items to my collection every single month. A typical month usually sees me add between 10 and 20 new items.
Any unique details about your collection?
It may very well be the biggest Ghostbusters collection out there. It doesn’t just focus on one type of thing either.
I have figures, movies, cards, posters, shirts, hats, dolls, you name it, I’ve got it. As long as it’s Ghostbusters, I’ll buy it even if I already have 9 of them! I get just as excited to get item number 10 of something as I did hen I got item number 1!!
What’s your favorite item?
It’s so tough to decide! I would probably, again, have to say the Fright Features Egon Spengler figure, seeing as it is the first thing I ever got, but there are so many other cool ones like the can of Ecto-Plazm I recently found and my Ghostbusters 2 banner from Hardee’s.