Local

September 6, 2012

Collecting those childhood memories

Tags:
Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn
355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
(Courtesy photo)
A photo showing the collection of toys and action figures belonging to Tech. Sgt. Brent Scarano, 355th Component Maintenance Squadron resource advisor.

Walk into the toy room that’s located in the house of Tech. Sgt. Brent Scarano, 355th Component Maintenance Squadron resource advisor, and it’s like stepping into a time machine. Ghostbusters, Thundercats, Battle Beasts, Batman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and many other characters are presented on shelves and in display cases.

Sergeant Scarano is a collector and his items of choice are action figures and toys.

“I was born in 1977, so I tend to collect more action figures and toys from the 1980’s,” Scarano said. “It’s mostly from the early 80’s. Action figures like Thundercats, M.A.S.K. and He-Man.”

Sergeant Scarano began to really get into collecting toys in the year 2000. Since then, his collection has grown throughout the years. His toy room in his house is practically overflowing.

With Sergeant Scarano’s interest in collecting, one would suspect it could be a pricey hobby. That’s not the case.

“I get a lot toys for my collection at swap meets and thrift stores,” Scarano said. “I don’t want my hobby to take up so much money that I can’t pay my bills. I want collecting to stay fun.”

There’s no doubt Sergeant Scarano loves to collect toys. But to keep his toy room from becoming too cluttered, he doesn’t mind selling off some of his toys.

“I don’t hold on to everything in my collection,” Scarano said. “I also sell some online as well. I can still go out and get the thrill of the hunt as I try and find the one thing I need to complete a set, but I can also pass on some toys that other people may be interested in.”

Sergeant Scarano claims he won’t stop collecting any time soon. The toys he collects remind him of memories from days long past.

“I love to collect toys because of the nostalgia that comes with it,” Scarano said. “It brings you back to when you were younger and the fun times you had with the toys.”




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
12AF_pict

Honduran air force members glean valuable knowledge from NDI technicians

 DAVIS-MONTHAN AFB, Ariz.  — Five members from the Honduran air force teamed up with 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) and the 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron for a subject matter expert exchange from Aug. 16-...
 
 

Local Briefs

NARFE Chapter 55 meetings on hiatus for summer  The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Chapter 55, will break for the summer and hold their next monthly luncheon meeting Sept. 14. For further information please call 520-444-6970.  Stay and Play  Wednesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. – Youth Center instruction room   This is a new program for parents...
 
 
Courtesy photo

Extraordinary effort regardless of outcome

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Imagine a 5-year-old boy chasing grasshoppers at a camp site. He wanders too far. Darkness falls, and he is lost. A storm is brewing in the sky above, and the camping party turns into...
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski

D-M conducts Meet and Greet at local high school

TUCSON, Ariz. — A community event was held at Rincon High School Wednesday. The Meet and Greet event allowed members of the Tucson community to interact with their neighboring Airmen and learn about the mission of Davis...
 
 
Better Business Bureau

Beware of unauthorized sports tickets websites

Tucson, AZ – Better Business Bureau warns against purchasing sports tickets from unauthorized outlets. With the football season approaching sports fans might do anything to get their hands on tickets at a discounted price...
 
 
Photo: Jamming_pict

Jamming the enemy with joint integration

Photo: Jamming_pict U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Jonathon Leach, 41st Electronic Combat Squadron mission crew commander stands with U.S. Air Force EC-130H Compass Call crew members on the flightline at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, ...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>