Tesco Vee is a Michigan-based punk rock musician and the founding member, and front man, of punk bands The Meatmen, Tesco Vee's Hate Police and Blight.
While Vee’s name is synonymous with punk rock culture, the man himself has an admiration of the 1970s Swedish pop band ABBA, collecting memorabilia and proudly displaying it about his office and home, noting that “If it comes in a box, it stays in the box.”
He’s also spoken of his love of vintage toys; “It’s gotta be vintage for me. Space toys, anything from the atomic age, those are the things that I like the best. Plus the old TV related toys – I got probably the biggest Man From U.N.C.L.E. collections in the world, and Green Hornet, Get Smart, Munsters, Addam’s Family - all that stuff. I’ve been doing it since the late ‘80s, so my basement looks like eBay threw up. That’s what my coworkers say, when they come and look.”
This passion for collecting seems in line as Vee once stated his desire to open a toy museum, living on the top floor. Vee’s determination over the years lead him to assemble the best collection of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. items we have ever seen.