Nostalgia Master Gary Sohmers Breaks Down Current Collectibles Frenzy

As a dedicated toy and junk collector myself, I have admired Gary Sohmers for years. He’s among the best known toy and pop culture collectibles appraisers in the world, largely thanks to his years-long stint on Antiques Roadshow on PBS.

Sohmers also hosts annual events including NorthEast ComicCon and the upcoming Music Collectibles Extravaganza in Boxboro. It’s a blowout of sorts, featuring loads of vendors as well as the likes of Vinny Appice from Black Sabbath signing autographs. (I’ll be on hand myself, buying and selling vintage magazines).