The protagonist is named Nick. When Nick was a young child in the 70’s, he wanted a toy animal for Christmas. Nick came from a working class family, which could not afford to buy toys for Nick at Christmas time. Nick was a smart boy; and he figured out how to harness time. As Nick grew to be older, he created equipment that allowed him to tame and control time. He uses this equipment to steal from toy stores. Nick is on a quest to collect all the toys that he wanted as a child, to fill the emptiness inside of him.