Thankfully, my parents and grandparents encouraged this sort of thing. At least until I went as far as getting into pounding heated nails into tiny swords for my GI Joes. Dad drew the line at me becoming an eight-year-old blacksmith.
Even those toys I did buy or was given eventually went under the tools. All of my favorite GI Joe and Star Wars characters and vehicles were custom amalgamations to suit my own fancy, characters in my own extended storylines.
As an adult, I transferred this into sculpture and artwork, but really these are all extensions of the same brain frequency, the translation of a mental picture into a three-dimensional object. I've made props for renaissance faires and small theatrical productions and science fiction conventions.
My name is Scott and I like to build neat stuff. I am a Maker and a Modifier, in short, I am a Toymaker and these are my toys.