Almost immediately he felt a draw towards the various characters, which sparked to the growth of his collection in his home of Des Moines, Iowa.
Starting with comic books and toys, he eventually moved on to X-Men-related figurines in 1994.
Eric first began collecting after his Sunday school teacher (who owned a comic book shop) introduced him to the series.
Some of his most prized objects are the first X-Men items in his assortment: a comic book, “Uncanny X-Men” #268 and a set of toys, the original ToyBiz 1991 X-Men figures.
Though Eric feels passionately about all the X-Men, his favorite character is undoubtedly Wolverine.
Eric also enjoys the superhuman aspect of the series because of their diversity, finding hope and inspiration in their place in society as the “underdog” but despite all adversities, continue to persevere.