Vintage Toy shop coming to The Oregon District
Looking for that cool toy you remember from your childhood? Check out Mike’s Vintage Toys, coming soon to an Oregon District storefront.
Mike Patterson launched his vintage toy store online about three and half years ago. The U.S. Navy veteran was working part-time when he saw someone selling toys on TV, and he was inspired, he recalled.
“I started in my home, selling on Ebay and Etsy, but I always thought a shop would be more fun,” he said.
He’s moving to 508 E 5th Street from his current location in Springboro. He’s excited at the potential for greater foot traffic, he said.
Most of his stock comes from homes and private collections, he said. You’ll find toys from the 1970’s to now. Toys from the 90’s are increasingly popular as individuals born in that decade are starting to get nostalgic, Mike said.
Star Wars, Marvel heroes and Batman figures are always popular, he said. He himself still has some Batman and Ninja Turtles toys from his own childhood, he said.
Through his online store, he has sold toys all over the world, shipping to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, South Africa, Asia and South America, as well as across the U.S., he said.
Mike’s two children tested out a few toys last week as he worked to set up the store. His goal is to have doors open by Aug. 31. Hours will be 12-8p Monday through Saturday and 12-7p on Sunday.
He will buy, sell and trade toys. Connect with him here.