I do love a good toy collection video… WARNING! This collection will make you feel very inadequate — to give you an idea of the caliber of this collection, there’s a rocket-firing Boba Fett prototype! These videos show the personal collection of Clive Collier, the man behind Retro Toy Revivals, which sells repro boxes and toys. [...]
If you’re a toy collector, I think you’re going to like this documentary about the Vermont Toy Museum in Quechee, Vermont. Who’s up for a road trip?
Katy Haile lives in Apex, NC, and has been creating websites since 1997, and still runs her favorite one – RainbowBrite.net. Okay, now I typically limit the collections on Cool & Collected to the more male-oriented audience, but Katy has a pretty sweet collection of Masters of the Universe figures lumped in among all those rainbows, [...]
You might say that Jeremy Slawsky likes the zombie classic, Return of the Living Dead. He has what might be the world’s largest collection of memorabilia from that movie. Check it out… Posters from around the world including some prints for special screenings. Linnea Quigley’s screen-worn wardrobe from the film. Original artwork including, Bill Stout’s [...]
Can Evrenol is a filmmaker, born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. He filmed short horror films during college, and is now shooting commercials for TV. He’s hoping to shoot his first horror feature soon. Can has an awesome collection of toys and action figures and graciously invited us all to take a tour… How did [...]
History shows that pop culture icons become most collectible around 25-30 years after their height of popularity–this is when kids who grew up with the toy are old enough to get nostalgic, and have the funds available to seek out those treasures from their youth. Think about it, around 30 years ago, the most popular [...]
A couple of years ago, I challenged myself with the daunting task of photographing a collection a day. I made it to 68 days before running out of steam–though I did have more collections to photograph! One of my favorite photographs from that series was this image of vintage Cowboy ephemera I had amassed. Taking photos [...]