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About BlackOpsToysWhere We Are
BlackOpsToys is located at 2823 SE 75th Ave in Hillsboro, Oregon.
Our store is open Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5PM, Saturday from 11 AM to 5 PM and Sunday by appointment only.
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What We Do
BlackOPS|Toys was founded as an eBay hobby on June 1, 2004 by friends, Brian Sullivan and Brian Lowy. The story goes something like this:
After an accident that led into an extended hospital stay, Brian some action figures to work with, to keep him busy and pass the time. Soon Brian was making custom figures and buying more. But custom figures led to an excess in pieces and parts and so Brian went on eBay to sell off the extras. Soon Brian was buying and selling on eBay and having a lot of fun. And so it goes.
And that is how BlackOPS|Toys began. Lemons out of lemonade and all that.
Who We Are
Brian Sullivan - Executive Director
Brian has been collecting action figures all his life. His parents and grandmother's garages were full of them and the last time he moved it took three U-Haul truck loads and a full day to move. He graduated from high school in Portland, Oregon in 1993 and graduated from University of Oregon in 1998 with a degree in Psychology. He spent three months backpacking around Europe the summer before his college graduation and spent a year and a half teaching English in Japan in 2002 and 2003.
He has worked as a salesman most of his adult life. He's sold copiers, insurance, televisions and, of course, action figures. Eighteen months ago, he left his 40-hour-week job in Big Box retail and took the leap. He now works for BlackOPS|Toys full time and aims to be the premiere provider of 1/6 scale loose parts in the world. He will accept no less than global domination.
In his spare time, Brian plays Call of Duty on his xBox 360, he enjoys watching movies, walking and spending time with his friends. He loves to travel, ride rollercoasters, camp and listen to books on CD. He has been known to disappear for hours in Powell's City of Books. You can visit him on his Facebook and on occasion he posts on the 1/6 Warrior Forum and the One Shots World forum.
Jennifer Sullivan - Executive Technology Director
Jennifer was new-ish to the action figure business when she met Brian. She is entirely familiar, however, with collecting things and understands how much fun and how much work it can be. She has an X-Files magazine collection, a Farscape action figure collection, a U.S. quarter collection, well, you get the idea. She graduated from high school in small-town Montana in 1987 and quickly got married and had three children. As a young mother, Jennifer got her Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology. She had aspirations of being the female Indiana Jones, but instead discovered graphic design and web development and has been doing that for almost 15 years. She has a Master's Degree in Nonprofit Management from Walden University.
Jennifer's children are now almost grown up and in her spare time she practices Bikram Yoga, reads books of all genres, oil paints, enjoys walking and hiking and camping. Jennifer loves to travel and ride rollercoasters (is this sounding familiar...ah...there is a reason). She enjoys playing Mah Jong, Age of Empires and StarCraft II.
She shares her life and love of travel and love of books with Brian. They met six years ago while working at the same Big Box retail store in Beaverton, Oregon and they were married this past summer in Hillsboro, Oregon.
Brian Lowy - Shipping and Inventory Director
Brian Lowy graduated from the same high school as Brian Sullivan. They didn't know each other back then but had a mutual acquantaince. Brian L. worked at a local grocery store during high school, again seeing Mr. Sullivan working at the same time, but in a different department. They still hadn't said much more than "hey" to each other. Finally, one fine summer day at the LB Day amphiteater, Brian L and his friend Chris went to see a concert for the band "Live". And standing in the row in front of him, was Mr. Sullivan. They said hello, and realized that both would be attending the University of Oregon in the Fall of 1997.
Not much came of that meeting, but again, as circumstance would have it, they both ended up renting seperate apartments in the same complex in Eugene (18th & Alder "The Collegiate"). Both would become close friends and eventually signed up for similar majors at the University. Mr. Sullivan got Mr. Lowy a job first at Future Shop, and then at Bank of America, as Brian L couldn't stand sales or the entire sales atmosphere of big box retail. Bank teller work was more enjoyable. Brian L. moved out of Eugene and back up to Portland. Along with another old friend from high school, the two Brian's moved into an apartment in Hillsboro, with their girlfriends often over every night for dinner and "fun".
Eventually, Brian L. would marry and have a child (name withheld to protect the innocent). As years passed, the two friends stayed in touch, built up BlackOpsToys together, and Brian Sullivan would get married, and Brian Lowy became single once again (but not for long ladies, sorry!)
Brian Lowy held various jobs at technology companies, until settling down for 10 years with the biggest shoe company, Nike. Just recently, Brian Lowy made the move to leave Nike and work full time with Mr. Sullivan and the toy business. And here we are today.
Nathan Quatier - Product Listing, Photographer and Inventory Tracking
Nathan graduated Highschool in June 2000. He promptly went into the Army as an Infantryman in July 2000. He stayed in the military for 13 years. He has served 3 overseas tours with two of them being in Iraq. He was part of Operation Phantom Fury as a SAW gunner for his Squad. He was then given his own team and promoted to Sergent.
The units he served in were 2nd Battallion 162nd Infantry, 1st Regiment 5th Infantry 25th I.D. (Third Oldest Unit in the US Army) and 1 Battallion 506th Infantry (Curahee) 2nd I.D. He spent 8 years active Army and 5 years in the Nasty Girls.
In 2011 he married the love of his life and decided it was time to get out of the military. He has been going to school for the past year and is working on a Associates Degree.
Nathan or Nate as he is called by his minions, is into the outdoors, video games and drawing. He is no good at drawing, but if you put him up against most 7-year-olds he wins every time. When Nate isn't working he is hanging out with is step-son or gaming or both.
Billy Weber - Content Manager/Web Producer
Billy was born and raised in southern California, and like many kids his age in the 80's, his first true passions were music and skateboarding. The beach, Disneyland, and camping were also front and center for his entertainment needs.
In 1989, his world was rocked when his family decided to relocate to a small suburb of Dallas, Texas called Allen. His love for music evolved into a real passion for electronic music, which turned into a DJ'ing hobby. It was that passion for dance music that pushed him to attend many DJ & nightclub events, like the WMC (now called the Ultra Music Festival) in Miami, among others. He still DJ's to this day. He graduated from Allen High School (Texas 5A football state champions for 2012!!) in 1994, and attended College at a few different campuses, finishing at the University of North Texas in 1998.
His first job out of college was as a content manager at a small internet audio/video streaming company called Audionet. After about a month, they changed their name to broadcast.com. A few months after that, the company went public on the NASDAQ, and set a record for biggest single day jump for an IPO stock. In 2000, Mark Cuban sold the company to Yahoo! for a then record amount of approx. $5.5 Billion, and then he turned around and bought the Dallas Mavericks NBA team, and also got a shout out in the movie Step Brothers. Billy thinks most of the success of the company started when he was hired, which he is not sure is a coincidence or not.
Billy moved to the great Northwest in 2003, and has worked for several different companies since then. In 2006, while working at Nautilus, Inc., he met the love of his life, Katie. They are still happily together, and have enjoyed many an adventure together. They hope to be able to travel abroad very soon.
His current position at BlackOpsToys is similar to his work with broadcast.com/Yahoo!, as a content manager/web producer. He also loves sports, lobster, Game of Thrones, and a good game of Clue.