It all began in 1983…I was born in a golden era of movies, TV & toys amongst other things. A time of science fiction, monsters, magic & machines!
Well that is how I remembered it! I was born at a time when great cartoons were at a premium…He-Man & The Masters of The Universe, Transformers, Dungeons & Dragons, Thundercats, M.A.S.K, Ghostbusters as well as the more obscure ones like Jayce & The Wheeled Warriors, Visionaries, Bravestarr, Defenders of The Earth & many more.
Then came the later ones like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & into the 90s. So many choices meant so many toys as well! Toy lines Like He-Man changed the industry like Star Wars before them selling millions of toys as well as other merchandise pulling in a huge audience around the world… that audience included me! I have an older brother, 2 years older so by the time I was 3 years old I was surrounded by He-Man,Transformers & more.
When he didn’t want them I took them, then as I got older we had separate toys! By the time the late 80s had come it was not just toys…It was comics & like most kids then it was Wrestling! The WWF was huge and up till about 1993 when Power Rangers & Jurassic Park came wrestling was forgotten until again a few years later in 1997 when the Attitude Era began & I took an interest again…Basically, call it how you want – Geek, Nerd etc I am all of them! I started collecting in the early 90s when I started displaying all my toys – My memories are vague but Swamp Thing, Jurassic Park, Boglins & Power Rangers were some of the lines.
Then came the Gremlins! The only items that I held on to…Like most my toys just went! I cannot remember, neither can my parents! I started to collect again in the late 90s…Stopped again in early 00’s when I was in my early 20’s I was more interested in being a party animal! Then around 2009 I started again slowly & the rest is history! I knew I had the knowledge & the passion to take it a little further… So in 2015 I started Pizarro’s Pieces. Business boomed very quickly & within 18 months I had YouTube channel as well as strong following on other social media.
So I have now decided that it is the right time to do a website! I love what I do, I love the industry, I love talking to collectors! I hope that I bring good memories back to the older generation & new stories to the younger generation!
Finally I would like to thank everyone that has supported Pizarro’s Pieces over the years & continue to do so. I chased a little dream, you guys make it reality!