Last month, the Toy Book reported on exclusive details about A Toy Store Near You, the new docuseries from producer Brian Volk-Weiss and the team behind Netflix’s The Toys That Made Us and The Movies That Made Us.
Now, the first trailer has arrived, showing a revealing look at how independent toy stores and collectibles retailers in America and other countries around the world are dealing with the effects of the coronavirus and the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic on their businesses.
A Toy Store Near You will have a cross-platform debut on May 29 via Amazon Prime, YouTube, and other content destinations. The Nacelle Co. says that “new episodes will be released as they are ready in a release pattern designed to prioritize speed over designated seasons.”
“When I heard that my two local toy stores were closing due to the quarantine, I knew we had to do something to raise money and awareness for the stores all over the world that are struggling,” Volk-Weiss says. “Hopefully we can be of some help.”
The majority of the proceeds from the series will be used to benefit each of the stores that are featured.
Promotional support for the series is being provided by eBay, TriBeCa Film Festival, Death Wish Coffee, and Super 7.