Vintage toy shopping parlor pops up in central Florida

The Orlando Vintage Toy Buying Show moved to Sanford on Tuesday, featuring Barbies, superhero comics and Nintendo video games. The show’s host is Joel Magee, also known as America’s Toy Scout, who has been featured on the History Channel’s Modern Marvels and Pawn Stars. Magee is also known for having the largest collection of anything Disney. “I have the biggest collection in Disneyworld, Disneyland and Disney in the whole world. It took three tractor-trailers… They’re setting it up right now and it’s going to go all over the country, so I’m really excited about it,” he said. Also in his collection is a Hot Wheels car worth $100,000. “Everybody’s like, ‘Well, how do you know that’s worth $100,000?’ because that’s the price I was offered,” Magee said. Some of the items purchased on Tuesday include Toy Story action figures sold by Lake Mary couple Sally and Gerard Hines. “You take them out once in a while and they are memories, but there comes a time when you have to move on,” said Gerard Hines. In a world where new toys are constantly being created, Magee says old ones are found. . “With the pandemic, a lot of people had free time and they said ‘you know what I’m going to clean the house, I’m going to organize myself’ and so now it’s getting crazy. We have more collectors today than 2 years ago, I guarantee it. It’s probably quadrupled, that’s for sure, “he said. The Toy Buying Show appears Wednesday at the Towne Place Suites on Douglas Avenue in Altamonte Springs and Thursday at the Fairfield Inn Marriott on Lake Lynda Drive in Orlando.

The Orlando Vintage Toy Buying Show moved to Sanford on Tuesday, featuring Barbies, superhero comics and Nintendo video games.

The show’s host is Joel Magee, also known as America’s Toy Scout, who has been featured on the History Channel’s Modern Marvels and Pawn Stars.

It’s in central Florida and looking to see what locals from the 1980s or older have to offer.

Magee is also known for having the largest collection of anything Disney.

“I have the biggest collection in Disneyworld, Disneyland and Disney in the whole world. It took three tractor-trailers… They’re setting it up right now and it’s going to go all over the country, so I’m really excited about it,” he said.

His collection also includes a Hot Wheels car worth $100,000.

“Everyone says ‘Well, how do you know it’s worth $100,000?’ because that’s what I was offered for it,” Magee said.

Some of the items purchased on Tuesday include Toy Story action figures sold by Lake Mary couple Sally and Gerard Hines.

“You take them out once in a while and they’re memories, but there comes a time when you have to move on,” Gerard Hines said.

In a world where new toys are constantly being created, Magee says it’s the vintage toys that are found.

“With the pandemic, a lot of people had free time and they said ‘you know what I’m going to clean the house, I’m going to organize myself’ and so now it’s getting crazy. We have more collectors today than 2 years ago, I guarantee it. It’s probably quadrupled, that’s for sure,” he said.

The Toy Buying Show appears Wednesday at Towne Place Suites on Douglas Avenue in Altamonte Springs and Thursday at the Fairfield Inn Marriott on Lake Lynda Drive in Orlando.