The toy collector community is a small and tight knit group, and one that is more cooperative than competitive. Toy store owners do more than get that Princess Diana Beanie Baby off the top shelf. The Nacelle Company has been on a quest to showcase and promote vintage toys with their docuseries A Toy Store Near You. All episodes of season 2 will be released on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, 2020. The first season of the series focused on how the stores coped with the shuttered existence of the pandemic. Now, they get to explore the love of the toys themselves.
“Season 2 promises to showcase less COVID and more vintage toys, while preserving the same Nacelle Company style of documentary filmmaking that made The Toys That Made Us and The Movies That Made Us such an enjoyable ride into the deepest crevices of our nostalgic memories,” show creator Brian Volk-Weiss said in a statement.
The first season included episodes from stores all across the world, including Bill Galaxy Toys and Collectibles in Portland, Oregon, Spiral Toys in Shibuya City, Japan, Leicester Vintage and Old Toy Shop, in Leicester, England, 1313 Mockingbird Lane in Lawrence, Kansas, and Cherry Bomb Toys in Victoria, British Columbia.
Season 2 “will take us across the country once again to visit our favorite toy stores that made us, while introducing us to some of the important individuals that keep the vintage toy community running,” according to the press statement. A majority of the proceeds from A Toy Store Near You will go back to each store that is featured.