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This Year we are Thankful for Season 5 of “A Toy Store Near You”!

It’s Thanksgiving so us here at Toy Store Guide would like to share what we are thankful for.

Firstly, the entire Toy Community should be thankful for all the Toy Stores that have made it through another year, as well as the NEW toy shops that have opened.

OHH, and for a new season of “A Toy Store Near You”

For a lot of people Thanksgiving is about watching Football but this year the fine folks at The Nacelle Company are serving the main course with SEASON 5 of the show that highlights toy stores and their owners. They set the table with five new episodes all available today on Amazon Prime.

These episodes make for great after dinner entertainment. They are so exciting they will in fact counter the effects of tryptophan. Some of you gluttons will devour all five episodes in one sitting. Personally, I like to take my time and savor them throughout the next few days.

Either way, let’s take a look at what’s on the table in Season 5:

Empire Toys in Keller, TX

The Imperial Castle Toy Shop in Pawling, NY

House of Plastik in Cincinnati, OH

Tardy’s Collectible Corner in Grand Rapids, MI

Earth to Kentucky in Kellington, KY

What can we expect out of season 5? According to director and Nacelle Company Founder Brian Volk-Weiss we can expect more of what we have learned to love. Mini documentaries showcasing different Toy Stores with toy store owners who are as interesting as the stores they run. 

“Five new awesome stores and stories” said Volk-Weiss about the latest season of “A Toy Store Near You”. The show still has the store owners record and send in their own footage under the direction of Volk-Weiss and producers like Rich Mayerik.


I asked Brian, who introduces each episode from the toy room in his home, how he keeps his toy shelves clean. He replied that he simply doesn’t, but he is about to upgrade his shelves to ones with glass and the toy collection would be dusted for the first and most likely last time. So we can look forward to a different look in season 6.

A few of us from Toy Store Guide got to chat with the Nacelle crew at New York Comic Con last month when they announced the release date for this season. At that time it seemed like this new season was in the distant future. But time flies and the new season is out now!

At NYCC Nacelle let us and everyone else know that they plan on continuing on with “A Toy Store Near You” for the foreseeable future. Recently we learned that Season 6 is already in post production and a seventh season is already planned. Brian Volk-Weiss stated that he hopes to release 2 seasons a year and it would be great to make it to 50 episodes. It’s important to remind viewers that proceeds from the shows goes directly to the Toy Stores featured and by watching these shows we are all helping Nacelle to make more episodes and thus by proxy we are helping local independent toy stores! 

So sit back and watch and check out the new season. If you want to multitask, you can scroll through the socials of your local toy shops. So many of them are going to hold amazing sales this weekend. Most start on Black Friday and continue into Small Business Saturday.

Use the map on our homepage to find stores near you and see if they are getting involved in the action. 

We plan on hitting as many toy spots as we can over the weekend. Of course we will bring our Toy Stores of The World Passport. This way we can collect stamps from toy spots during our journey. 

“No matter where the winds may take you, The Toy Stores of The World Passport is the perfect way to capture your toy collecting memories forever.”

Nacelle started the Passport program to add another dimension to visiting our favorite Toy Stores and to introduce everyone to new Toy Stores. You can purchase your own Passport at any participating toy store or at Know of a cool Toy Store that doesn’t have Passports and their very own custom stamp? Send them HERE

And of course if you know of a great toy store that we do not yet feature here on be sure to hit that SUBMIT button and let us know. Now it’s time to watch an episode of A Toy Store Near You and plan out what action figures I’m going to buy for my friends and family this holiday season (Let’s be honest, I’m mostly going to buy things for myself).

Article By: Dave Conca

For more information on the Nacelle Co and their toy related programing check out our previous articles:

What are you Watching?: “A Toy Store Near You” is back with Season 4

What are you Watching?: The Things That Made Us…

Nacelle Company’s “A Toy Store Near You” to Premiere this Week!

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