Brian Volk-Weiss documents the struggles toy stores have experienced due to COVID-19. In his documentary-style series, he visits toy stores from around the world, and Kokomo Toys & Collectibles is one of them.
The docuseries has 50 episodes which will showcase toy stores in the U.S., Netherlands, Canada, Taiwan, Japan and the United Kingdom, among others, and the challenges owners and employees face due to the pandemic. The show will air on Amazon Prime, YouTube and “many other content platforms.”
“The show is a compelling look at the nostalgia-and-plastic world of each individual shop, the stores’ histories, the unique personalities that run them, the resurgence in the indie toy community, and how these stores are trying to survive while closed due to the pandemic.”
Kokomo Toys & Collectibles was chosen by the show’s executive producer, Rich Mayerik. Mayerik, a Los Angeles resident but an Indiana native, said in an email he first visited the store during a trip home four years ago.
”Needless to say, seeing the store in person blew away whatever expectations I had beforehand,” He said in an email. “It’s truly a destination location in every sense of the word for toy collectors. I spent probably a solid two hours there, carefully exploring every aisle, and left with an armload of treasures.”
Kokomo Toys & Collectibles was built from the Jordans’ own hobby of collecting action figures. They moved into their location on “Geek Street” in downtown Kokomo in 2014. They carry both modern and vintage toys, and their inventory is extensive, with stock always changing. So much so that an exact number of items is nearly impossible to match.
Read the full article: https://www.kokomotribune.com/news/local-toy-store-featured-in-docuseries/article_046611b8-a026-11ea-b6b4-078ae2a6639e.html?fbclid=IwAR3Xw9R-OGRJKduR-6XRZIYGhN4PgIX1G9xWD-s2m1Uba7gaSqJD3yWd8Bc and find the show here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz0RJSNFYzM&feature=youtu.be
Kokomo Toys & Collectibles
111 E Sycamore Street