SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Some in the collectors' circle call the brand the pride of Singapore. In 1997, Mr Ben Ang and his brother Seng took $1,000 meant for polytechnic school fees and invested it in Xenomorph, a collectible toy store in Bras Basah Complex.
It was a big step for the pair of comic book fans who had dreams of one day making a mark on the pop culture scene. But the dream flickered for more than a decade and nearly went out. Mr Ang Seng had even settled on a life of driving a taxi if their plans failed.