Joe Veteri Interviewed for Courier News / USA Today Article
As experts in pop-culture collectibles, we are often contacted by organizations looking for information and insights into this exciting, and consistently growing, industry. We are always happy to have these conversations with companies and media puplications, as we did recently for the Courier News.
Published on Sunday, May 15, 2022 - their article on "Pop Culture" and collectibles featured the following:
"Joe Veteri is the owner of Veteri Productions, which operates about 20 collectible, comic book, toy and other pop culture shows and conventions each year, including ToyConNJ in Wayne, Comic Art Con in Secaucus, and the Trading Card Expo in Wayne.
He has seen huge growth in his shows since he started producing them in 2009. And these days, interest is “like never before.”
Prices of nostalgic, collectible items such as those related to “Star Wars” and G.I. Joe, as well as comic books and video games, have gone through the roof. He has seen items sell from thousands of dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Some of the most popular items right now, Veteri said, include Pokemon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, NES and Super NES video games.
“The attendance has been record numbers,” Veteri said. “The interest constantly, on a day-to-day basis, of who wants to be a vendor and who wants to sponsor a show is amazing. The demand is up, the interest level is through the roof, and the only thing that changes is the age of the people and what they’re into.”
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