Retro As F - About Us
My name is Barry R. and I am the owner of Retro As F, I am also the only employee. So all of your orders come directly from me.
I started Retro As F as a passion project. Since I was 3 years old, I began collecting action figures. My very first action figure was Skeletor from the original 1982 Masters of the Universe toy-line. Since then, I have amassed a huge collection mostly comprised of Masters of the Universe and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
As a child, I opened all of my toys and threw away their packaging, but as an adult I learned the importance of preserving the packaging. For years, I stored my action figures in large plastic totes lined with bubble wrap, and they never saw the light of day. I wanted to display them on shelves, but they would always fall over and the packaging would become damaged. Additionally, the sun light coming into the room would fade the cardboard and yellow the plastic bubble.
So I decided to do something about it. During 2020 in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, I was unfortunately let go from my job ending my 20 year career in IT Engineering and nobody was hiring due to economic hardships. So I took a leap of faith and started Retro As F, and have not looked back to the corporate world since. After about 15 months of Research and Development and another 7 months of dealing with supply chain issues, Retro As F was finally launched in May 2022 on Amazon.com.
I wanted to bring a high quality product to the collector communities of the world would trust to protect their valuable collectibles. Many companies only offered protector boxes for Funko Pop! figures, I wanted protector boxes for everything else from NECA toys, to Super7 figures, all lines of Masters of the Universe, to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles old and new, G.I. Joe and Star Wars, and the list goes on and on.
Our protectors are archive quality, which means they are acid-free with a pH level of 7.0 the same level used for photo and memorabilia preservation. They are also UV protectant, so your action figures won't perish to the harsh rays of the sun, and the package will not yellow over time. Finally, they are scratch resistant, so your protective boxes will always look ultra clear and never turn cloudy due to micro-scratches.
I hope that you see the value in our products and see what they can add to your collection.
Thank you for stopping by, and most importantly thank you for supporting my small business!
Owner/Founder - Retro As F