LEMOYNE, Pa. (WHTM) — A new Veteran-owned vintage toy and pop culture collectibles store will soon make its debut in Cumberland County.
Uncle Bob’s Vintage Toys, which is owned and operated by Bob and Shelley Mastrella, will soon be opening in its first-ever brick-and-mortar storefront.
According to Bob, he is a disabled Veteran of the United States Navy and was born and raised in New York City, which is where his love of collecting toys and pop culture first took hold. His wife Shelley on the other hand is a Midstate native who grew up in Juniata County.
“I have to go all the way back to my childhood – back in the 70’s for when I first started collecting,” Bob explained. “As for buying and selling [my collections], I have been doing that for about the past ten years.”
For those ten years, Bob has been selling most of his vintage collections online, at different toy shows, and most notably at Bedford Street Antiques in Carlisle. According to Bob, most of his pop culture and toy collections span from the 70’s all the way to modern day.
Some of the collections that Bob has to offer consist of 70s and 80s Star Wars, GI Joe, Captain America, Buck Rodgers, Flash Gordon, vintage games, posters, and a whole lot more! All together, Bob says that he has thousands of collectibles for customers to browse through.
To check out Uncle Bob’s online eBay store, you can click here.
Back on November 6, 2023, the Mastrella’s purchased a building on 305 Herman Avenue in Lemoyne, which will soon become the official home of Uncle Bob’s Vintage Toys. The new storefront boasts about 700 square feet of space.
Uncle Bob’s Vintage Toys will hold its official grand opening on Tuesday, December 12. Upon its grand opening, the hours of operation for the new collectibles store will be:
- Tuesdays – Saturdays // 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
“[Opening soon] is super exciting,” Bob added. “Just getting everything set up and opening [the store] up is what I am looking forward to the most. I have a lot of regulars from my other place [at Bedford Street Antiques], and everyone is pretty stoked for us to open!”