Passionate about vintage toys? The BBC is looking for collectors and experts for a new TV series

The BBC has put a call out to toy collectors as its nation-wide search for experts and specialists within the vintage toys and memorabilia sector continues.

Issuing a journo request via ToyNews, BBC Studios is on the lookout for top specialists to act as on-screen guides for a new series that will immerse viewers into the world of vintage toys and collectables. The series will explore everything from Corgi and Hornby, to Star Wars memorabilia and Sindy dolls.

Billed as a ‘warm and nostalgic’ series, it will delve into the history of how such items were manufactured and designed, as well as offer handy tips for restoration and care.

“It will celebrate our love for toys and hopefully get more people involved in collecting,” a BBC spokesperson told ToyNews.

From inventors to curators, auctioneers to collectors, the BBC is looking for specialists to help guide viewers through the series. The studio has also highlighted its approach to inclusivity and is encouraging talent from across under represented demographics.

Those who believe they may fit the bill can contact the BBC’s Janette Hodds on janette.hodds@bbc.co.uk for more information on the series.

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of ToyNews and its sister title, Licensing.biz. He has worked his way from Staff Writer to Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@biz-media.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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