Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Jason Shepherd

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Jason Shepherd

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Age 43

Hometown St. Peters

There are people who own "Star Wars" memorabilia, and then there's Jason Shepherd.

The movie franchise has launched its share of action figures, and the St. Peters resident has most of them. How big is his collection?

"I could not even begin to put a number on it," says Shepherd. But he's confident that his collection includes just about "every figure that has been made since 1994," adding up to "well over a thousand."

The collection takes up a lot of space: "I have one room that's dedicated to my collection, but I also have an unfinished part of the basement that I had to move some things into."

Still more items are kept in a home theater, and in his bedroom and its closet, he says.

What sets the "Star Wars" characters apart from those in other fantasy and science-fiction films, Shepherd says, is that "they seem like people you would know. …

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