TATE'S Comics + Toys + More

Meet Our Staff

The crew over here at TATE’S is a unique one… all ‘special’ in their own way, every staff member brings something different to the mix. Together we combine to make one super giant comic store employee robo-creature, who knows everything about everything!! Read a little about us here and you just might learn something you never knew that you needed to know!

    Tate Otatti – Proprietor

    Tate Otatti – Proprietor

    Year you started working at the store: 1993

    Areas of expertise: Comics and Toys

    Things you Collect: 1939 World’s Fair Memorabilia, Art, Vinyl Records, weird things that have a story.

    Favorite Movie: Big Trouble in Little China

    Favorite thing about TATE’S: That I met my wife there …and that it has become part of the South Florida pop culture community.
    Watch my student film masterpiece here.

    Amanda Magnetta-Ottati

    Amanda Magnetta-Ottati

    Year you started working at the store: 1996

    Areas of expertise: Coffee Table/Art Books, Artwork & Prints, Plush, Everything Bear & Bird + Random Weird Stuff you see at the shop!

    Things you Collect: Original Artwork, Needle Felted Sculptures, Wood Carved Sculptures, Enamel Pins, Patches, Weird Objects of all kinds!

    Favorite Movie: Freaks, My Neighbor Totoro, Photographing Fairies

    Favorite thing about TATE’S: The diversity of the product we carry and the diversity of our customers! I love that the store really is a part of the community.

    JoAnn

    JoAnn

    Manager of Lauderhill Location

     

    Year you started working at the store: 1997

    Areas of expertise: Anime, Manga, Comics, Marvel Comics, Fantastic Four, Japanese Figures, Japanese Snacks, Juggling, Event Planning and Execution, Math, the 3000 Brigade

    Things you Collect: Dalmatians named Rally, Fantastic Four Comics, Sailor Moon, Naruto, Zelda, Food Wars, Nintendo consoles, friends in Animal Crossing, Ramen Recipes

    Favorite Movie: Too Many to list, so 101 Dalmatians vs The Mummy, battling for top slot.

    Favorite thing about TATE’S: Bringing my joy and passion for nerdy goofy things to customers, while working with my family and friends everyday. Each day is filled with so much laughter and ridiculous fun it’s hard to call this work.

    Serena

    Serena

    Lauderhill Location

     

    Year you started working at the store: 2002

    Areas of expertise: Vinyl Toys, Art Books, Bear and Bird Gallery stuff

    Things you Collect: Gym Equipment, Vinyl Toys, Art Books

    Favorite Movie: Rocky

    Favorite thing about TATE’S: Never a dull moment working here, even after over 15 years , I can still go to work every day and learn something new.

    Anthony Prime

    Anthony Prime

    Lauderhill and Boynton Beach Location

     

    Year you started working at the store: 2002

    Areas of expertise: Comics, Toys, Manga, Statues and Snacks

    Things you Collect: Comics, Toys and Manga

    Favorite Movie: The Crow

    Favorite thing about TATE’S: Being able to work with my friends.

    Kathy

    Kathy

    Lauderhill Location

     

    Year you started working at the store: 2003

    Areas of expertise: Comic Subscription Service, Back Room Office Stuff

    Things you Collect: Skeleton Keys, Vintage Photos

    Favorite Movie: Silence of the Lambs

    Favorite thing about TATE’S: Working with a dedicated staff. We’re ALL “family” and from the heart.

    Nakia

    Nakia

    Lauderhill Location

     

    Year you started working at the store: 2009

    Areas of expertise: Batman, Comics, Graphic Novels, Art Books & Supplies, Action Figures, Supplies, Doctor Who, SciFi/Horror Movies, Star Wars, Star Trek, Buffy, Telling Funny Stories, Statues, Drawing & Zombies.

    Things you Collect: Comics, Trades & Graphic Novels, Art, Sketchbooks, Board & Card Games, Nintendo Consoles, Batman, Art Supplies, Horror Stuff & Sorcerer’s of the Magic Kingdom Cards.

    Favorite Movie: Too hard to decide… Big Trouble in Little China, Empire Strikes Back, Creepshow, The Avengers, Superman II (Donner Cut)

    Favorite thing about TATE’S: Being surrounded by the things that I love, helping patrons, working with amazing people & sharing a camaraderie with all of the above. Working at TATE’S is like visiting Disney World 40 hours a week.

    Instagram: @pencilpusher_x

    Anthony S. Ruiz

    Anthony S. Ruiz

    Lauderhill Location

     

    Year you started working at the store: 2010

    Areas of expertise: Marvel Comics, Spider-Man, Dragon Ball, Power Rangers, Super Sentai

    Things you Collect: Spider-Man everything, Power Rangers, Vinyl Toys, Art, Tattoos, Dragon Ball everything

    Favorite Movie: Drop Dead Gorgeous

    Favorite thing about TATE’S: The people I have the honor of working with.

    Kreisten

    Kreisten

    Lauderhill Location

     

    Year you started working at the store:  Technically 2008 – took a year and half hiatus but now I’m back!

    Areas of expertise: Artwork, tv/movie pop culture, anything Stephen King, Lord of the Rings and birds!

    Things you Collect: Artwork, vinyl toys, fantasy/horror novels, bird photos and trivia knowledge.

    Favorite Movie: Big Trouble Little China hands down!

    Favorite thing about TATE’S: The family-like atmosphere. It is truly something to behold. Co-workers and customers alike, we are all part of the TATE’S family!

    Brian

    Brian

    Lauderhill Location

     

    Year you started working at the store: 2012

    Areas of expertise: Figures, Model Kits, Video Games

    Things you Collect: Model Kits, Video Games, Rare POP! Figures

    Favorite Movie: Undercover Brother

    Favorite thing about TATE’S: My Co-Workers

    Calfee

    Calfee

    Manager of TATE’S Gaming Satellite

     

    Year you started working at the store: 2013

    Areas of expertise: Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon, Street Fighter

    Things you Collect: Strategy Guides and Fightsticks

    Favorite Movie: Imitation of Life (1959)

    Favorite thing about TATE’S: When you work with amazing people, it doesn’t feel like work!

    Tommy

    Tommy

    Gaming Satellite

     

    Year you started working at the store: 2013

    Areas of expertise: Dungeons & Dragons, Yu-Gi-Oh! and board games

    Things you Collect: Video Games, Statues and Figurines

    Favorite Movie: Anything Disney, Marvel and the Horror Genre

    Favorite thing about TATE’S: The comfortable feel and working with my friends!

    Alex

    Alex

    Manager of Boynton Beach Location

     

    Year you started working at the store: 2015

    Areas of expertise: Indie comics and Graphic Novels

    Things you Collect: Anything to do with the Fallout games.

    Favorite Movie: Tombstone

    Dillon

    Dillon

    Gaming Satellite

     

    Year you started working at the store: 2016

    Areas of expertise: Magic: The Gathering, Board Games (especially card-based board games), Anime

    Things you Collect: Magic cards, Spice & Wolf light novels, and shows on my “Plan To Watch” list.

    Favorite Movie: That’s a hard one! My favorites change every so often, but Up (the Disney/Pixar one) is always in my top 3.

    Favorite thing about TATE’S: Playing games and making friends while doing it!

    Josh

    Josh

    Lauderhill Location

     

    Year you started working at the store: 2016

    Areas of expertise: Comics, Movies, Cartoons, Figures, Collectibles, Disney

    Things you Collect: Movies, Comics, Funko, Anime Figures, Disney

    Favorite Movie: Toy Story

    Vince

    Vince

    Lauderhill Location

     

    Year you started working at the store: 2017

    Areas of expertise: 70′s, 80′s, Toys, accessories & assembly, statues, inventory.

    Things you Collect: Obscure 80′s, Vintage Star Wars, m.u.s.c.l.e. toys, mecha, vinyl records.

    Favorite Movie: Return of the Living Dead.

    Favorite thing about TATE’S: Every visit to the store you’ll see something different.

    Donna

    Donna

    Lauderhill Location

     

    Year you started working at the store: 2017

    Areas of expertise: Sailor Moon, Disney, Customer Service, Cleanliness, Organization, Vinyl Toys, Kids’ Section, eating all the snacks, causing mischief.

    Things you Collect: Everything Sailor Moon, Books, Han-Solos, Production Cels, Vinyl Toys, Beauty and the Beast Pins, Knick Knacks and Cats.

    Favorite Movie: Hasn’t been made yet!

    Favorite thing about TATE’S: Uh… IT’S FREAKIN’ TATE’S!

    Instagram: @themptystomachs @donnerparty

    Nicole

    Nicole

    Lauderhill Location

    Year you started working at the store: 2017

    Areas of expertise: Anime, Manga

    Things you Collect: Anime Figures

    Favorite Movie: A Nightmare on Elm Street

    Favorite thing about TATE’S: My Co-Workers

    Davie

    Davie

    Lauderhill and Boynton Beach Locations

    Year you started working at the store: 2018

    Areas of expertise: Comics and Anime

    Things you Collect: Comics, Statues and Pops

    Favorite Movie: Dredd

    Favorite thing about TATE’S: Talking comics with the customers.

    Jay

    Jay

    Gaming Satellite

     

    Year you started working at the store: 2018

    Areas of expertise: Magic the Gathering

    Things you Collect: Legend of Zelda stuff

    Favorite Movie: I don’t have one.

    Favorite thing about TATE’S: How the staff feels like a family.

    Josh

    Josh

    Boynton Beach Location

     

    Year you started working at the store: 2019

    Areas of expertise: Anime, sci-fi and horror, film

    Things you Collect: Toys/statues, books, movies, cds

    Favorite Movie: Dawn of the Dead, The Road Warrior, Sword of Doom

    Favorite thing about TATE’S: All the awesome stuff they sell!

     

    Kaji

    Kaji

    Gaming Satellite

    Year you started working at the store: 2019

    Areas of expertise: Dungeons and Dragons, Cosplay, and Perler Bead Art

    Things you Collect: Color contacts, tarot cards, dice, random hobbies, Stephen King books, skull art and bones, and tea

    Favorite Movie: Howls Moving Castle, Wolf Children, Sean of the Dead, Dances with wolves, and Good Morning Vietnam

    Favorite thing about TATE’S: The sense of community we have here. Especially in the DND community on Wednesday’s. I always feel like I’m welcome and coming home when I walk in those doors and see everyone each week.

    Harry

    Harry

    Gaming Satellite

    Year you started working at the store: 2019

    Areas of expertise: Warhammer 40K, Anime

    Things you Collect: Miniatures, Star Wars Expanded Universe comics, books

    Favorite Movie: Ghost in the Shell (1995), Aliens, Star Wars: Episode V

    Favorite thing about TATE’S: The fact that there is something for everyone because of the diversity of products.

    Tony Ottati

    Tony Ottati

    In Loving Memory of Tony Ottati