Whether we realize it or not, we’ve all started a collection of some sort within our lifetime. For most of us, the beginning of a collection started with a mere childhood memory, an item that you loved so much growing up that it snowballed into a collection of dozens. 15 years later, you’re an adult with an entire Star Wars collection ranging from tin lunch boxes to toy figurines… Now what? Well, if you’re anything like Brian Semling, you can start your own business, and in Brian’s case, possibly a $5 million per year business.
“Brian Semling who is 37 years old, was born too late to experience the first three Star Wars movies in theaters. So it was during a visit to a friends’ house to watch “Return of the Jedi” and a look at his buddy’s impressive “Masters of the Universe” collection that he connected some dots from his early childhood. As he discusses with host Nicoll, his earliest memories of Star Wars were much earlier. He had owned Star Wars toys and Halloween costumes as a youngster but had sold those items at a garage sale. Seeing his friend’s collection, he then wanted them back. So he started his quest to recapture those remembrances of childhood and did so, very successfully.”