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  • EMCE Hammer
    Moderation Engineer
    • Aug 14, 2003
    • 25680

    Sad news - Tim Arnold has passed away

    Austin shared with me this morning that Tim passed away from injuries sustained in an accident at home a few months ago. Tim was a fixture here for many years, Customizer of the Month, multi Custom of the Week designee, and just a great guy. I remember talking custom vans with him a lot as it was a particular interest we both shared, along with Roth-era Van Halen and general 70s kitsch. Here's a link to his interview with DaveMc from '07





    I will try to track down some more photos of his work this weekend. A lot of the links in his old threads are non-functional.

    Last edited by EMCE Hammer; Jul 18, '20, 10:04 AM.
  • Nostalgiabuff
    Muddling through
    • Oct 4, 2008
    • 11322

    #2
    I'm very sorry to hear this. his customs were amazing

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    • Brown Bear
      Still Old School
      • Feb 14, 2008
      • 7058

      #3
      Thatís sad. Never knew him myself but hate seeing anyone within our little community passing.
      My thoughts are with his family and friends.
      Check out my website: Megozine Covers - Home

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      • PNGwynne
        Master of Fowl Play
        • Jun 5, 2008
        • 19487

        #4
        I'm truly sorry to hear this. I recall reading his profile years ago and being impressed and inspired. My condolences to his family.
        WANTED: Dick Grayson SI trousers; gray AJ Mustang horse; vintage RC Batman (Bruce Wayne) head; minty Wolfman tights; mint Black Knight sword; minty Launcelot boots; Lion Rock (pale) Dracula & Mummy heads; Lion Rock Franky squared boots; Wayne Foundation blue furniture; Flash Gordon/Ming (10") unbroken holsters; CHiPs gloved arms; POTA T2 tan body; CTVT/vintage Friar Tuck robes, BBP TZ Burgess Meredith glasses.

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        • palitoy
          live. laugh. lisa needs braces
          • Jun 16, 2001
          • 59292

          #5
          This is heartbreaking, over the years I grew very fond of the man, Tim made the Museum community better by being present here.
          Places to find PlaidStallions online: https://linktr.ee/Plaidstallions

          Buy Toy-Ventures Magazine here:
          http://www.plaidstallions.com/reboot/shop

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          • Wee67
            Museum Correspondent
            • Apr 2, 2002
            • 10596

            #6
            I am crushed by this news. Tim and I always joked about having the same toys when were kids. He was always pointing out cool stuff he thought I might want like my Fly Avengers Fly launchers. He helped direct me towards some great Mead school supplies and and some Funstuf Spidey Web Shooters. I remember trading some merch from my NYC TV station with a station in his area to get him a hat from a local newscast. I bought a bunch of his stuff I really didn't need when he needed to raise money when his sister was sick. He was one of my first friends on the Museum.

            I remembered how moved I was that he was selling off his impressive collection when his sister became ill. He gave up something he loved that truly made him happy for something he clearly loved more and made him even more happy. He brought so much more to the Museum. He truly was one of the reasons it is such an amazing place.

            He was a great collector but more importantly, he was a great guy.
            WANTED - Solid-Boxed WGSH's, C.8 or better.

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            • The Toyroom
              The Packaging King
              • Dec 31, 2004
              • 16653

              #7
              Very sad news. Tim was a great guy. Lots of fun projects with him over the years.
              Think OUTSIDE the Box! For the BEST in Repro & Custom Packaging!

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              • Wee67
                Museum Correspondent
                • Apr 2, 2002
                • 10596

                #8
                Originally posted by The Toyroom
                Very sad news. Tim was a great guy. Lots of fun projects with him over the years.
                I was just going through a bunch of emails with Tim and came across one discussing the great Slurpee signs you made and about the possibility of asking you to repro a Mead display sign. He was raving (deservedly) about your work.
                WANTED - Solid-Boxed WGSH's, C.8 or better.

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                • hedrap
                  Permanent Member
                  • Feb 10, 2009
                  • 4825

                  #9
                  What was his handle at the Museum?

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                  • EMCE Hammer
                    Moderation Engineer
                    • Aug 14, 2003
                    • 25680

                    #10
                    Originally posted by hedrap
                    What was his handle at the Museum?
                    Marvelmania.

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                    • PNGwynne
                      Master of Fowl Play
                      • Jun 5, 2008
                      • 19487

                      #11
                      I seem to recall him showcasing his new toyroom in a thread, it was terrific.
                      WANTED: Dick Grayson SI trousers; gray AJ Mustang horse; vintage RC Batman (Bruce Wayne) head; minty Wolfman tights; mint Black Knight sword; minty Launcelot boots; Lion Rock (pale) Dracula & Mummy heads; Lion Rock Franky squared boots; Wayne Foundation blue furniture; Flash Gordon/Ming (10") unbroken holsters; CHiPs gloved arms; POTA T2 tan body; CTVT/vintage Friar Tuck robes, BBP TZ Burgess Meredith glasses.

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                      • hedrap
                        Permanent Member
                        • Feb 10, 2009
                        • 4825

                        #12
                        Originally posted by EMCE Hammer
                        Marvelmania.
                        Oh, wow....now I know him. Rest easy Tim...

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                        • thunderbolt
                          Hi Ernie!!!
                          • Feb 15, 2004
                          • 34211

                          #13
                          shucks, big fan of his work.
                          You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace. -Ernie Banks

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                          • TrekStar
                            Trek or Treat
                            • Jan 20, 2011
                            • 8387

                            #14
                            This is very sad news to hear, always a shame when a member here leaves us, RIP Tim.

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                            • MegoRobyn
                              Administrator
                              • Jun 28, 2016
                              • 82

                              #15
                              Very sad news. Tim was very talented and inspiring.

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