James Gallo was born and grew up on Long Island New York. At the age of 12, he was already very interested in comic books and collectibles and started going to toy and train shows with his father where his collection started to grow. After graduating from college in Pennsylvania, some people expected James to find a traditional job. Instead, he turned his life-long collecting passion into a career, opening his first toy store in Wynnewood, PA. James primarily focuses on Kenner coins and the Droids and Ewoks lines, with a particular focus on the Vlix character from the Droids cartoon series. He also has a love for Micro Collection line and has done presentations on it at past celebrations. Lastly, in recent years he has rekindled his love for golden and silver age comic books, especially early Batman and Captain America issues. As a result of one focus in 2012, James co-wrote Coining a Galaxy: A Guide to Kenner’s Star Wars Coins with fellow collector Mark Salotti, and recently opened up his third store, Toy and Comic Heaven, in Maple Glen, PA. He is an editor for The Star Wars Collectors Archive (www.theswca.com), and a moderator in Rebelscum.com’s vintage discussion forums. He can be reached via email firstname.lastname@example.org or at the shop 215-643-7000 during regular business hours.
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