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Normally the living room is supposed to be a no-clutter zone, but the day of Sight Unseen’s visit, Mead pulled out his old collection of action figures and spread them out on the dining room table, an example of his nostalgia in action. “This is how I grew up,” he says. “I stopped collecting around 1997, when I got to 13 years old and realized girls were cooler than action figures. I actually wanted to do something with them, I just haven’t come up with the idea yet.”