In pop culture, collectors of action figures, comic books and other presumed accoutrement of childhood are portrayed as hapless losers, a la Steve Carell in "The 40-Year-Old Virgin." In reality, there's such a thing as the functional geek. Record producer and rapper Kwamé is one such individual, a serious collector of action figures and sneakers, who's also been able to have a career (other than being a video store clerk), buy a home (not live in his parents' house), and get married (to a real woman).

We recently visited Kwamé to find out how he balances his obsessive collecting with his responsibilities as an artist and husband. Check out the video, after the jump.