In this episode of The Creative Shift podcast, I share something completely different. I interview author Brian Heiler about how he developed a thriving online community around his love for 1970s toys and pop culture. He runs PlaidStallions.com and is the author of the book: Rack Toys: Cheap Crazed Playthings. I can’t even express to you how excited I was to chat with Brian. He blew me away when he told me that in order to do the layout and design for the book he wrote, he went to night school! In our conversation we discuss how he developed an online community after years of engaging offline with fellow collectors and fans. How he sustains blogging for so many years. His rules for collecting that without hoarding or going broke. Oh, and we talk about the time his dad came home with 5,000 General Urko dolls from Planet of the Apes. I mean, this is not an episode that you want to miss!
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His book: Rack Toys: Cheap Crazed Playthings