The Next Generation of Toy Collectors

   I love interesting discussions with interesting people. Who doesn’t? 

   While on Harry Rinker’s radio show Sunday morning I was pleased to have such a discussion regarding the next generation of collectors — how do we attract them to collecting and how do we retain their interest once kindled?

    I’ve been attending shows with my dad since I was a little kid, so it’s no wonder where I developed the collecting bug. In the old cars hobby, they call it “The Model T Problem” and ask themselves how are today’s twentysomethings going to appreciate the Model T? They make a good point — how do young enthusiasts develop and appreciation for something that was made decades before they were even born? It’s a good question for all hobbies.

   What do you think? What things big and small should we do to develop the next generation of toy collectors?