here's the oldest set of photos i have of my earliest OTAKU/Weeb days, several years before i even had my own actual Internet, in fact,
practically Stone-Age compared to how i have things today.
without the now-indispensable freedom of worldwide online shopping,
i was once forced to satisfy my OTAKU needs with what was locally available to me (which was not much)
and the very occasional opportunity to hit a Comics/Collectables shop in desperate hope to find something better,
about four/six times a year if i was lucky, usually resulting in nothing better than an average GUNDAM kit anyway.
at any rate, Enjoy and Discuss, if you care to, relics from the age when being a western OTAKU was usually H.A.R.D. for the majority...