Some random trivia about the collection.
- First item that was bought: I think Newtype 100% Collection, which was certainly one of the early ones.
- First item ever bought on eBay: All's Right With the World doujinshi anthology.
- Rarest items: In terms of commercial merchandise, I think it is the Art Crystal Oval - Asuka and Jigsaw clock - Asuka.
- Have it but can't play it: Genesis 0:8 laserdisc, the Collector's Discs, and all of the video games.
- Smallest item in the collection: Lilith gashapon. Also the cheapest to get.
- Largest item in the collection: Cool Japan: Hakone poster.
- Biggest suppliers: Kinokuniya Bookstore in San Francisco, Network Video in Burlingame (RIP, they have closed), eBay (multitude of sellers)
- Saw these at one point and was unable to purchase them at the time (and wanted to): Standee of Rei in plugsuit, Misato's uniform. They have not been seen since.
- Pillaged from the Theatrical Edition Limited Edition Box Set: 5 inch figure - Rei, Eva-01 LM HG model kit (alternate cover), set of 3 telephone cards. Blame Akadot Retail for aiding and abetting.
- Past the expiry date: None of the food has been opened. I also have one can of UCC Coffee released in 1997 for End of Evangelion that is still sealed.