About The Mainbrain

ModernToys™, founded by Michael Malouf in 1985, was a unique toy store in Dallas, Texas, which featured Japanese toys only intended for the domestic Japanese market. Malouf pioneered importing Japanese anime and live action TV action figures to the United States, well in advance of the Transformer and Power Ranger TV shows.

The concept was expanded as RightBrain/Left Brain™ to include a wider variety of unusual toys and artifacts, from 3-D Jigsaw Puzzles and science toys to folk art.

In 1997, Mr. Malouf became the buyer for the national rock 'n' roll memorabilia catalog VROOM & managed the rock memorabilia auctions for Amazon.com. Our current website now features an extensive selection of vintage rock 'n roll memorabilia from the 1950s to the present.