Aaron Wiley Halloween Retrospect

Aaron Wiley, Halloween Ephemera

Aaron Wiley collects vintage Halloween ephemera. In this edition of Collector Spotlight, Aaron explains how his passion for collecting motivated him to pursue a Master’s degree and discusses how the Seattle tech crash prompted him to seek out new sources of joy.

Liam Robinson, Horror Collectibles

Liam Robinson collects horror movie memorabilia. In this edition of Collector Spotlight, Liam shares his approach to creating a one-of-a-kind collection and discloses the 1981 horror classic that unexpectedly introduced him to the genre.

Sydney Brey, Stereoscopic Toys

Sydney Brey collects stereoscopic toys. In this edition of Collector Spotlight, Sydney details how a visit to an antique store unexpectedly served as the inspiration for her collection and she shares why a particular reel featuring the cast of Bonanza is her personal favourite.

Dani Bunda, Tamagotchi

Dani Bunda collects Tamagotchi. In this edition of Collector Spotlight, Dani shares her thoughts on the impact Tamagotchi can have on mental health and why real-life pets don’t always make good housemates for digital pets.

Bruce A. deArmond, Vintage Dolls

Bruce A. deArmond collects Madame Alexander dolls. In this edition of Collector Spotlight, Bruce discloses the advice his mother gave him that serves as the philosophical foundation of his collection and explains why his collection rarely sees the light of day.

Cory Woodrow, Cribbage Boards

Cory Woodrow collects cribbage boards. In this edition of Collector Spotlight, Cory talks about the generational influences in his collection and divulges how his approach to collecting evolved over the years.

Samantha Stephens, Archie

Samantha Stephens collects Archie merchandise. In this edition of Collector Spotlight, Samantha offers guidance about how to focus a collection that is based on a property with an over 80-year history and explains how Archie influenced her career path.

Norm Hastings, Board Games

Norm Hastings collects board games. In this edition of Collector Spotlight, Norm explains how his hobby inspired him to create the popular YouTube channel, Board Game Museum, and the importance of focussing on your niche.

David Mansour, Barbie

David Mansour is a Barbie collector. In this edition of Collector Spotlight, David advocates for taking the dolls out of the box and explains how a birthday gift of seven dolls grew to a collection of 2,000.

Mark Kelehan, Vintage Lunchboxes

Mark Kelehan collects vintage lunchboxes. In this edition of Collector Spotlight, Mark talks about the evolution of his collection; from starting with a single Pac-Man lunchbox to preserving the history of the production artwork and preparing to host an exhibit at The Durham Museum.

Danii Meger, Scooby-Doo

Danii Meger collects Scooby-Doo merchandise. In this edition of Collector Spotlight, Danii talks about right and wrong in the world of collecting and the approach that turns “stuff” into a collection.

RyFi Ryan, Nerf

Ryan collects Nerf blasters. In this edition of Collector Spotlight, Ryan talks about gimmicks in the product line and explains why collecting Nerf can feel like trying to eat an entire elephant.