We are proud to announce that we had the chance to chat with IGN’s Max Scoville for the pages of our second issue.

Max is a popular culture journalist and presenter over on IGN.com; one of the largest games and entertainment sites. Alongside this, he is a huge toy enthusiast. Max brings his passion for popular culture into everything he does and it’s an energy that carries through to his toy collecting as is evidenced by the sheer volume of figures on his work desk. He chats with us about his experiences growing up with Star Wars, his continuing obsession with toys, and his thoughts on the Toy Industry and how it has changed over the years.

Check out a sneak preview of our conversation with Max below:

Thank you very much for taking the time out to be interviewed! We’re huge fans of yours and IGN here at Exclu! For those who don’t know, just how much do you love toys?

“That’s hard to quantify. I’ll put it this way: I’ve loved toys consistently since I was only enough to understand what they were, possibly earlier, and there’s never been a point when I’ve thought, “Pfft, I’m over toys.” I know some people outgrow action figures and then return to collecting as adults, but there’s never been a point in my life when I haven’t been drawn toward a store’s toy aisle or perked up at the site of a Toys R Us. In high school, I checked collecting sites like Rebelscum and Figures.com daily, and even in college when I was broke and more concerned with chasing girls, I was still keeping an eye on which companies had what licenses, and what was coming out.”

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Be sure to catch Max every week over on his IGN show “Up At Noon” live every Thursday via the link below. Feel free to leave a comment below to let us know your thoughts:

http://uk.ign.com/watch/up-at-noon

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