LANSING, Michigan – It all started with a ninja turtle.
“It has the largest collection of ninja turtles I have ever seen,” said Roanna Selvage, of her fiance, Brian Jupin. “That’s kind of what started us, is that we started selling his ninja turtles which he told us parents would probably like to get rid of 100 times.”
Fortunately, Brian’s parents didn’t get rid of Michelangelo, Leonardo, Donatello or Raphael. Collecting all these memories has paid off.
The young couple used their love of memories to open their store, Grave Danger.
It’s an 80s, 90s, and 2000s collectibles store that you can’t walk through without saying, “Oh! Remember that?”
“We absolutely loved that feeling you had as a kid when you walked into a toy store,” Selvage said. “It’s something that we really miss as adults, and we’ve found that a lot of people our age also feel the same way.”
The Grave Danger front register is made up of VHS tapes, and the shelves are adorned with hundreds of action figures, Polly Pockets, horror movies, collectible horror dolls, and Harry Potter memorabilia.
There’s a bargain box full of $ 1 toys and $ 2 movies, plus a Halloween costume rack for kids and dogs.
Many of these collectibles come from trades. Owners invite anyone to enter during their consignment hours to sell, donate or trade in their own collectibles.
Selvage and Jupin have been selling their wares in malls and other storefronts for over two years now, this is their first physical store.
Self-describing Halloween demons made sure to open just in time for the spooky season, find them here Wednesday through Sunday, but not during the spooky holidays themselves.
“Oh, so we’re getting married on Halloween,” Selvage said. “So we wanted to be here before Halloween so that we could share that with everyone and be really excited about it and be able to celebrate Halloween even though we will be busy getting married.”
Grave Danger will have its inauguration from Friday October 1 to Sunday October 3.
The store will offer free punch, freebies, and even meet and greet with pikachu.
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