After many years of enjoying the Twistypuzzles website I've decided to start posting more instead of just being a reader of the forums. Many of you know me since I tend to interact with the members here behind the scenes through email/private message and I especially enjoy helping people find puzzles that they are having a difficult time trying to locate. I do not have a very large collection like many of you here because I only collect official Rubik's brand puzzles and merchandise. Maybe this is a good thing as I tend to take collecting things to the extreme so keeping it all Rubik's oriented and not branching out to other brands of puzzles keeps things at a semi reasonable level. Puzzle collecting is addictive and can get out of control quickly so I have learned over the years. I have been puzzling on and off since 1983 so I am more the nostalgic type because I am passionate about all things Rubik's related from the early 80's including merchandise from Ideal Toy Corporation such as the official I.T.C tote bag and necktie pictured. This is not my entire collection but I will add more pictures in the future as the collection becomes better organized. Over the years I have sold the few puzzles I had when I became bored with puzzles only to eventually repurchase my old favorites again along with a few new additions here and there when I became interested in puzzles again so I guess you could say that puzzling has been an on and off again hobby for me.
It was not until I discovered Twistypuzzles that I started collecting heavily. A few years ago I started from scratch again and said I'm only going to collect Rubik's brand puzzles so it won't be that expensive or take very long to find everything since Rubik's did not put their name on that many things. Boy was I wrong on both counts since I still need puzzles and merchandise for my collection and new stuff still keeps coming out. I don't even want to know what I have spent so far on puzzles. I only purchase puzzles that are factory sealed to have the most mint condition as possible items in my collection but I do open pretty much everything as I believe puzzles are meant to be enjoyed. My other passion is video games and I have been collecting for 30 years heavily. Pictured are my Nintendo brand and other various video game themed puzzles on the very top shelf above the Game Boy's.
Feel free to ask me any questions about my collection.