Birthday: June 11, 1958 (Born Redwood City Calif.) Currently living
in San Jose, California. Have a twin brother Randy (Dallas Texas)
Ricky (San Jose) Sister Susie (Always Moving?) and two great parents
Jill & Norman)
I love everything, sports, comic books, stamp collecting, the beach,
sci-fi classic movies, eBay, kids, and great food. It was announced
in August that our "What I Collect.Com" (WIC) website, "Uncle
Odie's" Collectibles was shutting down (Site advertising money
issues). From it's birth on the internet on January 11, 2001 and my
first website to host, it was a true learning experience for me. To
date over 2,678 items posted, and reaching over 36,584 of photos,
and text of items, over 143,416 visits, & 210 current YAHOO members.
It has proven to be an on going website.
Our website continues to grow with new YAHOO members, committee
members bringing fresh ideas to the site. In February 2005 we
started a NEW contest for fans submitting fan-made items, and
receiving special award certificates. In April 2005 we were given a
five year contract as an official Irwin Allen website. If this was
not enough, we are now generating a collectible buying page for
current lic. vendors here on the net. (Currently Pending)
This is a very exciting time for all of us. Together we continue to
grow as a website and a fan base community.
Home: Los Angeles, CA
Owner, creator and operator of LostinCyberSpace.net
In the early 60's it was an exciting time as far as outer space goes. We hadn't yet landed on the Moon and we were starting to send people to space. My father was the Program Manager for Surveyor, our first un-manned lunar lander and I got the bug. I went to Cape Canaveral and watched space launches, including one Apollo launch. My Dad and I would go to JPL and watch images download from the Surveyor in real-time from the Moon. I was actually in the command center when the 1st lunar picture came in. It was very exciting!
My appetite for anything "space" related was incredible. I got hooked on watching Irwin Allen shows startiing with Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. Then my all time favorite show Lost in Space. This made space travel real to me. I could see it happening. We were launching Gemini's and Apollo's during this time and landed our first men on the Moon. My other favorite shows Land of the Giants and Time Tunnel helped drive my passion for Sci-Fi. I even watch Star Trek.
My professional background started with BS in Applied Math and an MBA in MIS. I worked for Hughes aircraft during school developing missile simulation and found my calling in computers. Most of my career has been related to computer hardware or software.
Robert and I have been corresponding for a few years now. He really irritated me at first because every time I'd bid on something, he would out bid me. But we became friends and I really admire the collection he has built. Mine is much smaller.
I have been a life long fan of Film/TV Special Effects and Science Fiction. I have been building Models since I was around five or seven years old! I love the classic Sci-Fi of the 1960’S having grown up on reruns of Star Trek, Lost in Space, Batman, and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. I have been building models and props professionally since 1983.
I have a special passion for the Fantasy Worlds Of Irwin Allen, his stable of classic shows, Lost In Space, Voyage to the Bottom Of the sea, Time Tunnel and Land of the Giants are my Personal Favorites. With their timeless designs, I am a life long fan. I offer a professional Build of service through my Company, “THE THIRD MODELS”(THETHIRDMODELS@GMAIL.COM). It’s indeed a pleasure to be part of Robert’s Uncle Oide’s Irwin Allen Collectibles and I hope you all enjoy my work!
My work has appeared in the Following Magazines...
Hobby Merchandiser(My Moebius Space Pod Build)
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Modeler VOL 24(My Year one Jupiter-2 Build)
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Modeler Vol 28(My 1/48 Proteus Build)
Fine Scale Modeler Magazine March 2013(My MPC 1/72 Millennium Falcon Rebuild)
Also My Jupiter-2 is featured on the packaging of the Moebius Models Plug and Play Lighting kit and in the instruction sheet!
We are proud to annouce our newest website committee member. Edoardo Parise has been doing artwork for our
website and Facebook pages for several years here. His love for Irwin Allen properties, The Invaders,
Johnny Quest, and other TV shows is a true labor of love. Edoardo brings to our website his graphic
artist talent which is throughout our website in the photo art galleries. You will see much more of
Edoardo art in the months ahead.