This is the ninth in a series featuring our members
Name: Dan Flarida
* Age: 37
* Hometown: Lebanon, OH
* Occupation: Product Manager for LADD Industries (electrical connector distributor)
* Time in OSWCC: 12 years
* Family: My wife Kari and two cats Morey and Lily
* Favorite Movie: Favorite Star Wars movie is Empire Strikes back. Favorite movie of all time is a toss up between Gladiator and Braveheart.
* Collecting Focus: Anything made by Kenner. My goal is to have a production toy and pre-production item from every Kenner toy line. I also really like Kenner internal items like business cards, binders, employee awards, etc. Basically anything used inside Kenner. My Star Wars focus is anything related to the A-Wing and Gentle Giant busts. I also like Sea Wees.
* Star Wars fan since: As far back as I can remember.
* Favorite character: Ben Kenobi
* Favorite item in your collection: Vintage hand-painted hard copy A-Wing used in all of the photography on the A-Wing box.
* Originals or Prequels: Original trilogy is my favorite by far, but I did really enjoy Revenge of the Sith.
* Favorite quote from the movies: “Stay on target.”
* Loose or Mint on Cards: Either way is fine by me. I really like the design process that went into the vintage packaging though. Having items still in their package is a nice way to be able to appreciate the end result of all that hard work.
* Vintage or Modern: Vintage will always be my favorite, but there are a lot of neat modern things as well.
* Collection location: My basement. A large portion of my collection is also on loan to the Steve Meister collection.
* Novels or comics: Neither.
* Dark Side or Light Side: It’s all good.
* Star Wars dream job: Special effects technician at ILM.