I keep the archives at my mom's basement out in East Meadow, Long Island. It is impossible to pick a top five of things down there. But here are some of the best.
  1. The Lion King's Pride Rock
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    I loved The Lion King so much but you know what I loved even more? Play sets for toys.
  2. Samuel L Jackson and Han Solo in Carbonite Star Wars cardboard cutouts
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    I bought the Han Solo one from a comic shop for $20 when I was a kid. I also had Princess Leia in her space bikini from Jabba's palace but I can't find it. The Sam Jackson one I stole from the Toys R Us in Queens. Walked right out with it. It wasn't for sale, it was part of a display so prob not an actual crime.
  3. Bar Mitzvah Sign-in Board
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    After I got expelled from Hebrew School, I had to join another temple and get super quick lessons to pull this off. I had a music theme. This might be the most "grunge" sign-in board ever. So what, it was 1995. It says "Matt Live at Zachary's" which is where the party was.
  4. Beastie Boys Hello Nasty subway poster
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    Got this at a poster shop on Thompson St. in the Village in 1998. It is giant and took up a whole wall of my room.
  5. Matt Ringler Original Artwork
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    This is the only thing I've ever painted. Some deep Pacman shit right there. Expect to see at Sotheby's on auction for many hundred thousand dollars one day.
  6. Bonus: Flintstone Movie Toys
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    If you know anyone who has more toys from the Flintstone Movie than me, please introduce us.