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The Holidays are here.

Here is hoping everyone adds some cool things to their collections.
Speaking of Holidays, check out this year’s Hunting Nostalgia Holiday Special.

For the third Hunting Nostalgia Holiday Special host Nick Bartley and the team wanted to concentrate efforts on finding as many items as we could for donation. Opening presents on Christmas morning are most collectors’ fondest memories and helping give that feeling to others is the best thing we could aspire to. Of course you know that we didn’t go to any big box stores… 

For the Hunting Nostalgia Holiday Toy Hunt the crew would only visit local independent Toy Stores. As you could have guessed the stores were excited to help and donate even more toys!

We at Toy Store Guide and Hunting Nostalgia would like to thank everyone who helped make the episode possible and added to the pile of toys that were donated.

Thank you to the Toy Stores, friends, and family who donated. We would like to give a very special thank you to the one and only Chubzzy Wubzzy and our friends from the Adventures In Collecting podcast. For years they have teamed up to make the Holidays brighter for so many children and Toy Store Guide and Hunting Nostalgia are thrilled to help them. 

Check out the episode to see everyone who helped who got caught up in the Holiday Spirit!

Toy Stores featured in this Episode:

Pop Culture Comics in Pittsburgh, PA

Conquest Comics in Bayville, NJ

POP! Culture Connection in Greensburg, PA

Time Warp Toys in Lake Grove, NY

A Toy Show or A Toy Store?

Last week some of the Toy Store Guide crew got a chance to see in person what we have only heard lure about… The majesty that is “Frank & Son Collectible Show”. 

The Frank & Son Collectible Show resides in City of Industry, California. Close to both Los Angeles and Anaheim, it is located perfectly for anyone visiting Disneyland or Universal Studios. 

While there I spoke to Johnny who runs the show, he told me that the show is the perfect attraction for people on vacation who are in search of collectibles.

The easiest way to describe Frank & Son is to compare it to a comic con. Though the most accurate description would be a permanent Toy Show. With hundreds of vendors and a 65,000+ square feet show floor it is larger than most comic cons.

So is it a Toy Store? Well they are permanent, they have regular hours, and most importantly they do not charge an entrance fee. These are all traits of toy stores. There are other toy and collectible stores that have multiple vendors or have items on consignment. They are most definitely a toy show but they totally belong here on

Being a multi-vendor space means that Frank & Son has so many different options when it comes to merchandise. There are vendors with the newest POPs, Mythic Legions, or McFarlane Toys. Then the next booth has loose and NIP retro toys from the 1980’s and 90’s. A booth right up front, Dark Helmet Collectibles, has many vintage grails, vintage Star Wars, MOTU, and even a mint in package TMNT Scratch.

More than toys… Frank & Son has tons of sports memorabilia from different vendors and a room full of PokeMon dealers that looks like something out of the diamond district but with PokeMon cards instead of jewelry. My favorite part of the experience was the Toys R Us area. A giant Toys R Us sign sits over display cases full of toys that you may never see anywhere else. These items are not for sale but are part of the owner’s personal collection on display for all to see.

 At Frank and Son you will also see one of the biggest collections of McDonald’s memorabilia including racing suits, store displays, and even the wooden box that would hold those classic McDonald’s cookie boxes that we all miss.

Check out or page for Frank & Son Collectible Show HERE, and be sure to follow Hunting Nostalgia on Instagram, FaceBook, and Twitter. Watch Hunting Nostalgia on their YouTube Channel and you can also find episodes airing regularly on Armstrong Television’s Neighborhood Channel.

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Written By: Dave at ToyStoreGuide (ToyDeLorean on Instagram)

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