More Listeners Than Ever
October was a great month for The Collectors Show (www.webtalkradio.net) with over 19,000 individual downloads. We had great news and guests. But in case you missed them here is another look at who was on this month.
Will Reed from Brick Blogger was the guest the last week of October. I’ve never seen a group of people more engaged or passionate about their collections than people who collect Lego. They are in a league by themselves. The hobby transcends age groups and other demographics. You can visit Brick Blogger at (http://thebrickblogger.com).
Halloween is the 2nd most important “holiday” in the U.S. when it comes to economics. The 3rd week of October we welcomed with the man who owns the website http://www.halloweencollector.com and is the author of an incredibly informative and beautifully illustrated book called “Vintage Halloween Collectibles” now in its 3rd edition. Mark B. Ledenbach has been all over television including a segment on Martha Stewart Living, HGTV and all of the major print publications. Most all items for Halloween were made to be used once and thrown out and that is what most people have done since the early part of the 20th century. Mark has made much of those that survive.
Karen Green is the Senior Curator and Director of Exhibits at the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada. The National Atomic Testing Museum is a repository for one of the most comprehensive collections of nuclear history. As part of its mission, the National Atomic Testing Museum seeks to collect and preserve a wide variety of materials and artifacts relating to atomic testing, the Nevada Test Site, the Cold War, and nuclear and radiological science and technology. The current collection includes thousands of rare photographs, videos, artifacts. They also have an exhibit from the super secret Area 51. (http://www.nationalatomictestingmuseum.org)
Collecting Barf Bags
Another first for us here on The Collectors Show, because one day this man opened his eyes and thought “I know – barf bags” . Steve “Upheave” Silberburg is the owner and curator of the Air Sickness Bag Virtual Museum where his collection of over 2500 airsickness bags are on display. His web site is exceptionally well organized are all listed alphabetically and are annotated with other information relevant to each respective bag.
Our first show for November welcomes Daniel Pickett of “Action Figure Insider”. Daniel has started a campaign to persuade Toys R Us to reinstate the sale of the Breaking Bad Action Figure to their stores and he has lots of good reasons for wanting that outcome. I invited representatives from Toys R Us to respond, but they did not return phone calls or answer e-mails.
It’s too bad when a company abandons the news media the way TRU has. The day will come when they want coverage for something. I wonder how reporters will react? OK, I’m not wondering I know exactly what they will do.