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OneOfUs.SHOW: Classic Toy Collector Caleb Zammit

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This time around, Chris and Martin take the reins of One of Us.Show, talking to Caleb Zammit, certainly one of the most devoted geeks we’ve yet to meet. Caleb is a toy collector…and by that I mean he’s got ALL the toys.

Everything that came out before 1990 or so, anyways. His collection is SO big (and includes classic arcade games, lunchboxes, early rare console systems), that he’s taking it to the next level and trying to open the Austin Toy Museum. Caleb is a very cool and funny guy and Martin and Chris had a great time geeking out with him about his amazing collection.

Take a listen, check out the link to the website, and help Caleb to achieve his dream at his fund raising site (which, admittedly, would be a pretty damn cool thing to have here in Austin).

Want to donate to make the Austin Toy Museum a reality? Check out the fundraiser, and tell your friends.

Spot any toys in the video that you had as a kid? Tell us in the comments!

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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.