How Dave Dorman Narrowly Misses Becoming a Hoarders’ Episode

Comic Book Wives: Don't Let This Happen to You!

Fellow Comic Book Wives: Don’t Let This Happen to You!

Today Cory Glaberson of REEL ART came by to take toys and movie posters off of our hands–30 years’ worth of Dave Dorman collectibles!  I finally got him to open the vault. I’m over here doing the Ren & Stimpy Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy! Dance! 

You see, EVERY.SINGLE.TIME. Dave does packaging art for a toy, we don’t get just a single sample. Noooooooo! We get an entire box full. Which would be wonderful if Dave would autograph and sell them with a certificate of authenticity. Instead, they sit in our garage. Until today, that is.

Multiply the many toy art projects and designs Dave has done x 30 years, and you can begin to understand why there’s merely a narrow walking path–if you can configure your body to walk sideways like a crab–past the extra fridge and deep freezer and garbage bins to get out of the garage. And this explains why the Google Maps’ satellite view shows our cars parked in the driveway.

Dave will be the first to tell you, his being a military brat and having to sacrifice his toys and comics every two years doing their forced base moves resulted in his compulsion to hang onto EVERYTHING. I’m just as guilty. When Dave unearthed my Swahili textbooks from college this past weekend during the great garage purge, I couldn’t bear to part with them, either. You never know when a wayward Tanzanian might end up on my doorstep and need translation…We’re quite the pair!

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