CORNWALL, Ontario - Remember the good old days as a youngster when youngster played with toys that were equal parts plastic and imagination?
It was before a time when play things were each sold separately and had no need for bandwidth or megabytes.
Chris Leger remembers that time as well - and when you walk into his Cornwall home it's like you never left the 1980s.
Leger has become Cornwall's self-described vintage toy man. He buys and sells everything from dolls, to collector cases, as well as action figures and the vehicles they drive.
GI Joe? Got it. He-Man? He's in there somewhere. Transformers? They're waging war somewhere in the back.
Leger has been a toy collector since, well, forever. But in an interview with Seaway News he said the fault, tongue firmly planted in cheek, lies with his father.
"One day, when I was 10, he gave away all my Transformers," said Leger. "He said it was time to grow up.
"I guess I've been trying to get them back."
Get them back indeed. His Cornwall home is jammed with all things toy-related. Star Wars, Sesame Street - even trading cards for the world-famous Garbage Pail Kids (a takeoff on the wildly popular Cabbage Patch Kids) can be found.
"My friends really like those," said Leger, who just might like them even more.
Back in the day, a first-run pack of Garbage Pail Kids would set a youngster back about 25 cents. Leger is selling packs for $4 - and people are gobbling them up.
All except the gum inside - those sticks of candy are 30 years old and probably best left alone.
Leger said he hopes to some day make a living off his collection. He was a full-time letter carrier for Canada Post, before an injury left him only able to get around with a cane.
He has gone to Job Zone in Cornwall, and is waiting to hear back on an entrepreneurial course that will help him hone his skills.
"My specialty, obviously, is the 70s and 80s stuff," he said, gesturing to a pile of toys that includes the famous General Lee from the Dukes of Hazard TV show - complete with action figures Bo and Luke Duke.
Boss Hogg was holding court in the display case, too.
His website is taking off, and he's already getting plenty of interest from one of his "pride and joy" pieces.
A 1976 Steve Austin (the Six Million Dollar Man) in mint condition, still in its original box, is catching the eye of toy collectors in big markets.
"I'm getting calls from people in Montreal and Toronto for that one," said Leger.
But he's not about to sell it - a piece like that lends legitimacy to his craft, and he's still trying to make a name for himself.
For more, check out thevintagetoyman.com.