Nostalgia Zone is a Comic Book store and website based in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN. We have been in business in one form or another for over 35 years. Over the course of those 35 years we have accumulated huge amounts of what we in the business call “stuff”. Through a perfect storm of longevity and hoarding, we’ve created a living, breathing mountain of ever-changing stuff. Some of the stuff is known otherwise as “junk”, some of it is of the what we call the “We-can’t-get-rid-of-it-because-some-day-the-missing-part-may-show-up” variety, some of it is of the “We-can’t-get-rid-of-it-because-some-day-the-thing-this-part-belongs-to-may-show-up” variety. Also, there’s weird stuff. Lots of weird stuff. Then there’s the pretty cool stuff and, best of all, the Amazing Stuff.

This blog isn’t just to promote our store. It’s a nostalgic look back to our past, to our more carefree days. We’ll discuss old movies, music, television shows, books. Along with personal stories of our times of play, imagination, and no bills to pay. And, of course, there will be comic books to talk about.

We invite you to give us your comments. We ask you to share it with your friends. But, most of all, we hope you like it!

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  1. Hey! Awesome blog. I love old toys. I never had the extra cash to start a collection. Nor did I ever have a gf to support me in finding old treasures. Always backlash. Lol.
    Anyway. I think I want to start collecting GI Joe’s from 1983-1991 the years I played with them.
    I have a pretty strange question. Where the heck do these serious and professional collectors find “lots” or warehouses containing unsold toys/ comics etc from the 80s?? I just saw a guy unearth an entire Masters of the Universe shipment from 1985 that never made it to the shelves. The rack punch out was still intact on all the cardboard backings of each figure. Then this lucky SOB finds a warehouse container previously owned by Kenner that was filled with unsold Batman toys from 30 yrs ago.
    If you look at our past, stores no longer in business from Bosco Best (local to PA, Nj, area), Sears, Clover, & JC Penney all sold GI Joe’s and transformers in their heyday. You think they still have any shipments floating around when the company was liquidated, old warehouses closed up for ages? Lol a dreamer can dream right? LoL.. the best comic book story came from a guy in my area who purchased an old store front. It used to be a Jeweler, a baseball card and sports memorabilia store, a comic book store and a deli. Unbeknownst to the seller was CASES of merch on the 3rd floor which at one time were apartments (2nd n 3rd flrs).
    The guy opened the boxes and found 1970s Marvel comics, not commons, Image comics from 1992 and a slew of 80s toys some open some sealed.
    He estimated the entire lot was worth about $6,000.

    1. Boy, I wish I had an answer to your question as to where to find those hidden stockpiles of toys from our youth. It just seems to be pure dumb luck.

      I’m glad you like the blog. With the COVID I haven’t been keeping up with my once a week pace. I will attempt to get back to my regular output as soon as I can stop worried about the pandemic.

      Stay safe!

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