Collectibles

For gift giving or to collect – toys you’ll remember from Christmas mornings, unique items, enamel pins, strange things, conversation starters, new Pop figures. Route 66. Elvis. Jim Morrison. The Doors. Vinyl records.

Route 66

Route 66 pin on a board full of pins for collectors.

Elvis to the Beatles, Fisher Price toys, Pop Movie, Wonder Woman, Spiderman and other superheroes; Masters of the Universe, toys you’ll remember from childhood (if you are part of a certain generation as we are.) A board full of colorful pins for your hat – cars, funny sayings, dogs, trucks, gone fishing – with a selection that is different each visit.

Some times the hottest and most desirable toys can be found here – when no one else has them.

Ratfink with movable arms in box.

Ratfink with movable arms in box.

Mr. Peanut of Planters Peanuts fame.

Mr. Peanut of Planters Peanuts fame.

Jareth the Goblin King from the movie Labyrinth. The late David Bowie played this memorable role.

Jareth from the movie Labyrinth. The late David Bowie played this memorable role.

Spiderman, Marvel Pop version.

Spiderman, Marvel Pop version.

G.I. Joe Rhino G.P.V., in the box. Slight wear.

G.I. Joe Rhino G.P.V., in the box. Slight wear.

Something new everyday in the store; selections will vary. Wild Bill’s is located on 1003 Newfield Street, Middletown, Connecticut, USA. Call (860) 635-1226 if looking for something in particular or to purchase an item seen here. Open 7 days a week. Look for new neat things, choice collectibles or odd finds to be spotlighted here as well, from time to time, as we find them.

The Nostalgia Store on 45-acres also has posters, magazines, whale bones, bobble heads and wacky wobblers, a petrified turtle shell, lunchboxes galore and odd combinations – well you’ll just have to visit and see for yourself. There’s also a fun house on site.

Tucked away in every niche, something interesting. On one visit there was a salesman’s sample of a potbellied stove and two small carved figures next to it. Visit when you have time to walk around and really look at everything.

Wonder Woman.

Electric Radio Station in box.

Electric Radio Station in box.


What are things that people collect? Of 94% people collect: Coins – 31%; stamps – 22%; dolls – 11%; cards – 10%; books – 8%; rocks – 7%; cars – 5%. Source: Google search, top things people collect.

Masters of the Universe, Skeletor and Panthor.

Masters of the Universe, Skeletor and Panthor.

For the top 10 things people collect (and opinions vary), visit reference.com or – a tad stranger – lists and comments on shareranks.com.