Mr.H/Collector(10)

Mr.H made his debut in the season of the Bubble at the end of the 80s. While he was looking for plamodels earnestly without taking notice of women in bathing suits, the Japanese economy entered a recession. Just at that time, he obtained the first electric monster, Pegira.

The period from Mr. H’s debut to Pegira coincides with the time when the Japanese economy greatly swelled and burst.

In the meanwhile, Mr.H ran from shop to shop fiercely and established his method of obtaining things.

  

In 1994, TV “Nandemo-Kantei-Dan” started.Articles which had seemed to be just a toy were priced at an unexpected high price, and people’s interest in old toys increased.

In 1996, the reproduction of Micro-Man was released. In 1997, “Superalloy Soul” was released. Many people went around shops and searched for a lucky find, and even local toy shopkeepers opened their eyes.

In various magazines, the asset value of toys were featured flourishingly.In August 1996,” The Appraisal Catalog of Monster/Hero Toy”was published.(Uchusen extra issue,Asahi Sonorama)(In 1998,a revised and enlarged sdition was published)

In 1998, “Ultimate plastic model perfection” was published (Mari Chimatsuri) (Byakuya-Shobo).

The business world of sub-culture, said to be recession-free, had become the place for speculation.

 

Mr. H kept moving.

Mr. H’s movement was not synchronized with that of society. Though I try to trace his steps chronologically, his desire for a thing causes a chain reaction and spreads and branches off innumerably.

Problems occur like big and small eruptions at the same time in different places every moment, and the situation comes into confusion.

Mr. H undertook even the problem of others.

If he heard a person in the east wanted an International Exposition goods, he bought it. If he heard a person in the west wanted a card, he bought it.

I do not know anymore what his target is and what isn’t.

 Mr. A, his acquaintance, testifies:

“Mr. H is my evolution form. I buy only things I need, but Mr.H buys even the things he does not need.”

However, truly, what is a thing you need? And what is a thing not needed?

He understands the value of articles too much. There is too much he could not throw away nor could overlook the value of.   

What is important is that all exist for an article.

What should he do to obtain the thing which he wants with a thin purse? In his perseverance and flair and energy to solve a great problem, Mr. H was exceptional.

He learned the genre at a terrible speed and went to meet a collector. He bought things with his knowledge and effort and sold them to cover the purchase of a new target.

Therefore, the range that Mr. H understands extends to a surprising field.

In that way, he piles up his collection and destroys it and piles it up and destroys it again, and he advances towards a new mountain while rolling.