I am a junky for collectible stats and when our man in South America, Javier send me a Bloomberg article on the Chinese Designer Toy market (we refer to it as Vinyl Art Toys) I had to study it. It claimed the market to be valued at 38.4 billion yuan (that is $5.96 billion!!!). That […]
For years I have been studying any research related to Collectibles I can get my hands on, starting from the Dutch tulip craze / crash from the mid-1600 century… At the height of that boom you could either buy the (admittingly lovely) Semper August tulip or “one of the grandest homes on the most fashionable […]
With an obvious explosion of investments in collectibles companies over the last 8 months, Trading Cards are clearly the Elephant in the Room (even before NFTs!). In this article, we take a deep dive into the most recent investment trends in the FanMerch market (worth roughly $500 billion annually). Here are the investments this year […]
I have always been interested in this subject and since starting my MBA in 1991 looked for studies or other data points. I never found a satisfactory 3rd party study and ten years ago I commissioned the only one that I know of. I am collating my thoughts and the various facts I found in this […]
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