1. When did you start collecting?
Considering i only collect Microstars, I started collecting back when they were first released - in 2001. Although back then I was never aware of the difference in value of a figure depending on whether it was in/out of its sachet - so I sold my first collection as they were all loose, as I wanted to collect just mint gold bases instead! So I've actually only started this new collection of mine again only recently.
2. Why did you start collecting?
I just loved the fact you could buy small figures of your favourite players! I was at first just collecting the odd few, until I soon had the whole of 'Series 1' which I guess started me off collecting all of the following series!
3. Which was the very first figure you purchased?
The first figure I ever purchased was a Harry Kewell, Green base, in the Leeds United home kit.
4. What is your all time favourite Corinthian figure?
Ooo that's a tough one! I have many favourites, including the unreleased prototypes, the near impossible to find Flo Chelsea kit - the list goes on! But my favourite all time figure has to be the Japanese Series 4 Chaser figure of Francesco Totti in the Roma 3rd kit.
5. What is the most you have ever paid for a single figure and which figure was it?
Like some other collectors on here, I tend to prefer trades when it comes to the expensive figures! So it's quite a small amount, but the most I have ever paid for a single figure is £35 for the Japan Series 5 Chaser of Pavel Nedved in the Juventus 3rd kit, gold base.
6. What is the best bargain you have ever picked up?
Best bargain I've ever picked up was only recently, £2 for one of the first Microstars Baggio releases - Brescia away kit, gold base.
7. Which figure did you most struggle to acquire?
I'm still struggling to acquire many figures! But as mentioned earlier, it would have to be that Japan Series 5 Nedved.
8. How many figures do you have in your collection?
I have many, many figures at home that I have still to sell, but in my personal collection I would guess around 500.
9. If Corinthian did decide to make some more figures, which player would you most like to see made?
It would have to be... Jermaine Beckford in the Leeds home kit!
10. Do you have any comments you wish to make about my site?
Fantastic, I think the way that you have a page that allows other collectors to present their personal collections is a great unique aspect about your site, and I've no doubt that one day every collector out there will be wanting their own page! Best of luck with finding those last figures you're after, and I hope your site gets all the success it deserves!
Below are some of my most prized Microstars, enjoy! To get in touch with me please fill out the 'contact us' form.
Please click on the link button opposite to view page 2 of Olly Speed's collection
'Some of my favourite figures, including 5 of the of the Unreleased Serie A Prototypes, all pulled from production'