David is a long time collector living in Lithgow in New South Wales Australia with his wife and 5 children, who are all fans of Doctor Who. This vast collection started over 35 years ago with the purchase of The Doomsday Weapon novel. There was no looking back after that.
He purchased a Denys Fisher Tom Baker doll when it was first released but when he entered his late teens decided to give it to his nephew thinking he was too old for dolls. Many years later he added another one back to his collection. As with many, David discovered eBay and that changed his collecting habits forever. You can find him up at 3 or 4 am making sure he wins the auctions he wants. David also checks all kinds of message boards looking for items for sale. This is how he found his Denys Fisher figures, which is a much-loved part of his collection. The Danbury Mint chess set is by far his most cherished piece. Being a bit annoyed when he discovered the extension set was released and he had not been notified by the manufacture, he had to search online till he managed to get it one very early morning. It didnt come with the stand but after seeing pictures of the original, he built his own version complete with glass shelves rather than the wooden ones of the official version.
David always wanted a Cyberman helmet and the one he now has along with the chest plate bring him great joy. Recently he obtained a Silurian mask and now just wants to add more and more to that part of his collection. The two Sevans and comet models David built and painted himself and is very happy with the way they turned out. David has a large collection of reference books and biographies including a few autographed books as well as the entire VHS collection and of course whatever has been released on DVD. Recently he added a framed collection of film cells to his collection from the second Dalek movie as well as the picture disc 33rpm sound effects record.
His entire collection has its own room in his house with the items being displayed on shelves and in display boxes. One day when he gets around to it he intends to build him self a Tardis styled glass display cabinet to showcase the items in a way they deserve. David would love to visit the UK to see the Doctor Who displays and exhibitions in person.